Following a smash hit UK Tour in 2012,The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is back in this ground-breaking new stage production - a radio show like you never saw before - packed with laughter, really wild sound effects, a live band, HD projections, and drinks with extremely silly names. Joining Simon Jones as Arthur Dent, and Hitchhiker’s favourites from the original casts, will be a VIP Guest Voice of the Book.... Read more >>
Running time: 2h 30m
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Radio Show Live!
Based on the novels by Douglas Adams
**** 'It’s a big thumbs up… A fun ride.'
Daily Mail, Patrick Marmion
Following a smash hit UK Tour in 2012,The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is back in this ground-breaking new stage production - a radio show like you never saw before - packed with laughter, really wild sound effects, a live band, HD projections, and drinks with extremely silly names. Joining Simon Jones as Arthur Dent, and Hitchhiker’s favourites from the original casts, will be a VIP Guest Voice of the Book.
'It was thrilling to see Hitchhiker’s performed live, especially with members of the original cast.'
Northampton Chronicle & Echo
'The show itself is a technical triumph taking every aspect of the show produced so far and placing it firmly in the 21st Century... this version is perhaps the best that I have witnessed so far.'
Sebastian Gahan, Liverpool Live
'9/10 - Don’t Panic!'
Alan Weston, Liverpool Echo
We will always endeavour to meet individual needs. Please contact our Access team on 0131 524 3301 (Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm) 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. Please contact the venue Access department on 0131 524 3301 (Monday to Friday, 10am – 6pm) or email email@example.com for specific information and booking.
Wheelchair user positions & Storage:
We have up to 8 wheelchair spaces per performance located in Row M of the Circle – please contact the venue’s Access team on 0131 524 3301 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 6pm) or email firstname.lastname@example.org for specific information and booking. 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 0131 524 3301 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. You can arrange for this in advance by calling our Access team on 0131 524 3301 (Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm). We also offer a number of signed and captioned performances throughout the year.
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 - please contact the venue’s Access team on 0131 524 3301 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 6pm).
Enhanced performances are available on most of the longer running shows (2 or more week runs). If you would like to join our database and be kept up to date with upcoming enhanced performances then please call Emma Bentley on 0131 524 3321 or email email@example.com
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
Customer Service: 0844 871 7627
Groups Bookings: 0844 871 3034
Access Bookings: 0844 871 7677
Stage Door / Admin:* 0131 524 3324
*please note it is not possible to assist
with bookings on this number
12 Noon - 6pm Monday to Saturday on non-performance days.
12 Noon - 8pm on show nights (later if show begins later or if there is a support act in the case of comedians/gigs).
Sundays CLOSED unless there are performances. Hours vary.
Official Hotel Partner of the Edinburgh Playhouse
York Place, Edinburgh
Theatre & Hotel Packages from £115 per person midweek and from £163 per person for 2 night weekend stay.
We are proud to be partnered with The Place, a luxury boutique townhouse hotel, located in the heart of Edinburgh and just minutes walk from the Playhouse.
The packages include pre-theatre dinner at the stylish hotel restaurant, accommodation in a superior room, show tickets & breakfast each morning.
Packages are available on most shows, please contact The Place for further information. For more information and to book visit the Corporate section on our website.
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 3321.