Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly praised chorus and full orchestra
Starring Olga Perrier the international French Soprano as Aida and Liza Kadelnik the celebrated mezzo from the Romanian National Opera as Amneris... Read more >>
Running time: 3 hours 13 mins (including 2 intervals)
Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra
FEATURING A MAGNIFICENT BLACK STALLION!
With a new spectacular interpretation of the classic opera ‘Aida’
Starring the French soprano Olga Perrier* and the International soprano Alyona Kistenyova* as Aida and Liza Kadelnik*, the celebrated mezzo-soprano from the Romanian National Opera, as Amneris.
Aida, the grandest of all Ellen Kent’s operas, returns to the UK in Spring 2017 with a stunning new traditional production, boasting an impressive new set built by Set-Up Scenery in the UK, who also build sets for the Royal Opera Covent Garden.
In Aida, the splendour of Egypt is set against the grandeur of the Coliseum of Rome with Ellen Kent’s direction influenced by the ancient Greek dramas of Euripides and symbolising the powerful religious hold of the priests of Egypt. This is a tragic story of war, jealousy and revenge at whose heart is the doomed love of the beautiful Ethiopian slave girl, Aida, and the Egyptian hero, Radames. Featuring a magnificent black stallion, Aida is brought to life in a production set against one of the greatest pieces of music Verdi ever wrote with the well-known arias “Celeste Aida”, “Ritorna Vincitor” and the classic “Triumphal March” including a temple dance, cascades of glittering gold and amazing fire performers
Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
*Cast subject to change
“Visually and vocally gripping from start to finish”
“Bursting with colour, grandeur and wealth”
Edinburgh Evening News
“Aida has one of the most imposing sets you will see on an operatic stage”
Manchester Evening News
Running time: Approximately 3 hours 13 minutes including 2 intervals.
There are no booking fees for this production.
However, all bookings made through ATG Tickets for this venue are subject to a £4.00 Transaction fee.
All Super Seats include choice of nibble box, welcome drink and programme or theatre gift.
Please note Greenside Lane Bistro is located 25 steps up from street level.
Please note the Ambassador Lounge is located 33 steps up from street level.
We will always endeavour to meet individual needs. Please contact our Access team on 0844 871 7677 for any further information or to book.
Access to theatre bars:
There is level access from the entrance into Circle Bar located on the right hand side of the main foyer. An ‘At Seat Service’ is available on request please ask a member of the Front of House team upon arrival.
Level access to the theatre:
Is through the Main Entrance to Circle Level. The Circle Level is our easy access point and we would recommend booking in the Circle for any of our patrons with limited mobility. The Stalls are located down 40 stairs from street level, the Balcony level is located up 25 stairs from street level. Please note that the Edinburgh Playhouse does not have a lift.
Wheelchair user positions & Storage:
We have up to 8 wheelchair spaces per performance located in Row M of the Circle We would recommend the rear Circle if you are able to transfer from your wheelchair although please note that there are one or more steps involved. Our only level seating is with our wheelchair positions. Please contact us if you need further information. We can store wheelchairs in the Circle Bar during the performance if you are transferring.
Typetalk: 18001 0871 297 5477 the national telephone relay service which enables deaf, hard of hearing and speech impaired people to communicate with hearing people over the phone.
You can also come into the Box Office. The Box Office counter is of a height suitable for wheelchair users.
Box Office opening hours: 12 till 6pm Monday to Saturday (extending to 15 minutes after curtain up on performance days)
Infra-red and Induction Loop hearing systems:
A Sennheiser infrared system for the hearing impaired. To obtain a headset please contact any member of the FOH team.
Enhanced Performances: Audio Description, Captioned and Sign Language Interpreted performances:
Sign Language Interpreted Performances – For our patrons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing we offer British Sign Language Interpreted performances. A sign language Interpreter will be sited at the side of the stage. Please contact the venue’s Groups and Access department for information on the Sign Interpreter’s position to make your booking.
Captioned performances – For patrons who are hearing impaired we offer Captioned performances. Captioning is a way of converting the spoken word into visible text, that provides people with hearing loss access to live performance. Captions are displayed on two units installed on or near the stage enable people with hearing loss to understand what is said when it is said.
Audio Described performances – For our patrons who are visually impaired we offer Audio Described performances. Audio description is a live verbal commentary, given through headsets, which describes the setting, costumes, characters, facial expressions, body language and action during silent intervals of the piece being performed. An introduction is provided prior to the show.
Touch tours - Touch Tours are often available prior to an Audio Described performance
Enhanced performances are available on most of the longer running shows (2 or more week runs). For information regarding upcoming enhanced performances, please call 0844 871 7677
Assistance Dogs are welcome and can be looked after by the theatre staff during the performance if requested on arrival.
There is a unisex wheelchair accessible toilet inside the Circle Bar. The bar is located on the right hand side of the main foyer and there is level access from the entrance into the Circle Bar.
The Edinburgh Playhouse is situated on Greenside Place, at the top of Leith Walk and close to the east end of Princes Street.
Book online: Use the links below
Telephone Booking: 0844 871 3014 Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.
Customer Service: 0844 871 7627
Groups Bookings: 0333 009 5388 Calls charged at local rate.
Access Bookings: 0800 912 6971
Stage Door / Admin:* 0131 524 3324
*please note it is not possible to assist
with bookings on this number
We have a range of packages that you can select to make your visit to the Playhouse even more memorable. These include champagne & drinks packages, dining & canapés, your own private bar, bespoke theatre tours and VIP experiences.
For more information please contact 0131 524 3338.