18-22 Greenside Place,
- Box Office: 0844 871 3014
- Groups: 0844 871 3034
- Box Office Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday 12pm - 6pm/ 8pm on performance nights.
- Child Friendly Venue
Built as a "super cinema" in 1929, the category A-listed building has had a turbulent history, changing hands many times before claiming its place as one of the UK's key venues for touring West End shows in the late 1980s. With a capacity of over 3000 on three levels, it is Britain's largest theatre, attracting coach parties from substantial distances away. From the front, it is hard to get a sense of the Playhouse's scale, but inside, you start to appreciate how much architect John Fairweather capitalised on the steeply sloping site to come up with a design that could accommodate so many. Today the building, which has five bars and many period features still intact, programmes a broad range of entertainment, from popular musicals such as Les Miserables and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to comedians such as Dara O'Briain and Ross Noble; and from big name music acts such as Bob Dylan and Kenny Rogers to high-prestige dance productions in the Edinburgh International Festival.More info
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The Edinburgh Playhouse is situated on Greenside Place, at the top of Leith Walk and close to the east end of Princes Street. The theatre is less than 10 minute's walk from Waverley Train Station, 5 minutes walk from St Andrews bus station and is situated on various major city centre bus routes.
Child Friendly Access
Child Accessible toilets
Baby Changing Facilties
Buggy Park on site
Access Assistance: 0131 524 3301
Booking Typetalk: 0844 277 9856
Textphone: 0870 145 1178; available Monday - Friday 8.30am-5.30pm; Saturday 11am-4pm.
Low level box office desk
Hearing headsets in auditorium
Seinheiser Assisted Hearing System
Sign interpreted and audio described performances for certain shows - box office will advise.
Wheelchair spaces in auditorium - box office will advise.