Starring Scotland’s favourite musical star Elaine C Smith, the hit TV show Fat Friends from award-winning national treasure Kay Mellor (creator of Girlfriends, Love, Lies & Records, Band of Gold, The Syndicate and In The Club) has burst onto the stage in a brand new musical, with original music by Nick Lloyd Webber.... Read more >>
Starring Scotland’s favourite musical star Elaine C Smith, the hit TV show Fat Friends from award-winning national treasure Kay Mellor (creator of Girlfriends, Love, Lies & Records, Band of Gold, The Syndicate and In The Club) has burst onto the stage in a brand new musical, with original music by Nick Lloyd Webber.
Join the infamous group of TV's most loveable characters as they are put through their Zumba paces at their local branch of Super Slimmers by the lovelorn Lauren whilst Kelly fantasises about fitting into the wedding dress of her dreams.
Packed full of hope, humour, love and weight loss, this new stage show reunites our favourite foodie friends and sell-out audiences are loving it!
An all-star cast joins Elaine, including West End favourite and winner of the BBC’s I’d Do Anything, Jodie Prenger, star of Emmerdale and Wicked Natalie Anderson and Coronation Street legend Kevin Kennedy. Fat Friends The Musical is a feel-good night out for every body and is a HUGE hit!
‘Super-sized fun with a fantastic cast. A very funny show!’
‘A mega hit!’
‘Comedy musical gold.’
‘A gloriously stunning musical. I cried with laughter and I cried with emotion.’
Fairy Powered Productions
‘A funny, warm hearted musical that seems destined for the West End’
North West End Magazine
‘Jodie Prenger is outstanding. Her performance is pure gold.’
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: Monday to Saturday - 12pm till 6pm (8pm on show nights)
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.
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
ATG continues to make the safety and security of its customers and staff a priority. As such, please bear in mind that we may undertake bag checks, so recommend you leave extra time to avoid queues, and refrain from bringing suitcases rucksacks and large bags into the Theatre. Many thanks for your cooperation.
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.