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Edinburgh Playhouse

The Edinburgh Playhouse opened its doors for the first time at 2pm on Monday 12 August 1929. Although originally designed as a variety theatre, by the time the building was completed it had been decided to open it as a cinema. The first film to be screened was ‘The Doctor’s Secret’ an adaptation of JM Barrie’s short play ‘Half an Hour’.

The building was owned and run by the Maguire family and was designed by Glasgow architect John Fairweather. On a fact finding trip to... Read more >>

Edinburgh Playhouse Blog

An Interview with Peter McKintosh

Posted: 16th February 2016

With countless West End credits to his name, Peter McKintosh is the design mastermind behind some of the country's most successful stage productions, We caught up with Peter about his work on Guys and Dolls now on in the West End and heading out on tour soon.

2015 Autumn Season at Edinburgh Playhouse

Posted: 30th September 2015

Our Autumn 2015 brochure is out, and once again we've asked some of the staff at the Edinburgh Playhouse to pick the shows they're most looking forward to seeing.

Edinburgh Playhouse Choir

Posted: 7th July 2015

Last year, The Edinburgh Playhouse celebrated its 85th birthday by launching a Creative Learning programme including a Edinburgh Playhouse Community Choir.

The Edinburgh Playhouse launches its Edinburgh Fringe Festival line-up

Posted: 3rd June 2015

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is back for 2015, and we're pleased to be at the heart of the festival with an expanding programme of new talent and big name acts in comedy, cabaret, music, theatre and dance.

Edinburgh mark Children's Hospice Week

Posted: 18th May 2015

Inspired by our upcoming Stage Experience production of Into The Woods, we've been dressing up as our favourite Once Upon a Time characters to raise awareness for Children's Hospice Week.

2015 season at Edinburgh Playhouse

Posted: 7th May 2015

Our Summer 2015 brochure has landed, and to celebrate we've asked some of our Edinburgh Playhouse staff to pick the shows they're most looking forward to seeing this year.

Unmissable Theatre around the UK in 2015

Posted: 26th January 2015

Check out which of our biggest and best musicals are UK bound this 2014, and which plays are taking punters by storm.

ATG's Christmas Video: The Twelve Days of Christmas

Posted: 13th December 2013

This Christmas, we thought we'd try and get some of ATG's staff centre stage with our own version of the '12 Days of Christmas' classic. Contributors are - in true ATG style - from all round the country, and involved in theatre in many different capacities.

Ghost Stories from our Haunted Theatres

Posted: 31st October 2013

Halloween is here again, and we thought we'd mark the occasion by telling you ghost stories from some of our most haunted theatres. Light a candle, grab a cuppa and be prepared for the fright of your life!

List of all ATG's Theatres

Posted: 12th September 2013

Did you know that ATG owns 40 theatres? Each unique in their own special way... here are some nice photos that show them off at their best.

Edinburgh Playhouse Infographic

Posted: 30th August 2013

Here, we take a look at the theatre's history, share some fun facts about the Edinburgh Playhouse and take a sneak peek at the celebrities who have graced its stage.

Theatre Scenes at UK Universities

Posted: 16th August 2013

We’ve asked a whole load of folk to outline their experiences of the theatre scene and drama courses at their universities.

Top Tips for the Edinburgh Fringe

Posted: 2nd August 2013

Getting a full flavour of the Fringe means leaving yourself a fair amount of time to be spontaneous – there’s always something you can join in on last minute. However, to make the most of your time, it is worth doing some planning.

2013 Theatre News Round Up

Posted: 15th July 2013

Here are some of 2013’s top theatre headline grabbers so you can get up to speed on all that’s been happening in the theatre world.

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