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 >>
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.
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.
Last year, The Edinburgh Playhouse celebrated its 85th birthday by launching a Creative Learning programme including a Edinburgh Playhouse Community Choir.
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.
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.
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.
Check out which of our biggest and best musicals are UK bound this 2014, and which plays are taking punters by storm.
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.
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!
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.
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.
We’ve asked a whole load of folk to outline their experiences of the theatre scene and drama courses at their universities.
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.
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.