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 >>
We are delighted to partner with Apex Waterloo Place, Courtyard Marriott, Fountain Court Apartments & Village Edinburgh. Why not make your visit to the theatre extra special by combining your theatre trip with an overnight stay in the city?
Apex Waterloo Place Hotel
23-27 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh EH1 3BH
This four-star, city centre hotel is just a 10-minute walk from the Edinburgh Playhouse. A warm, friendly welcome awaits and you’ll get complimentary Wi-Fi, use of leisure facilities, gym and access to treatments by PURE Spa & Beauty all in addition to a great night’s sleep. Book direct and use promotional code ‘PHOUSE10’ to get a 10% discount and a £10 voucher to spend on a pre-theatre meal or post-theatre drink in our restaurant & bar, Elliot’s.
Tel: 0800 049 8000
1-3 Baxter’s Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AF
Combining heritage and style, Courtyard Edinburgh is ideal for leisure travellers looking for a place to ‘switch off’. Our contemporary hotel is ideally located just a few steps away from the Edinburgh Playhouse and a short walk from Edinburgh’s main attractions such as Edinburgh Castle and Harvey Nichols. The Lantern Room restaurant and bar with its outdoor seating terrace is a great place to meet for pre-theatre meals or post theatre drinks.
Tel: 0131 526 3778
Fountain Court Apartments
Royal Garden - Queen Street
Fountain Court is Edinburgh’s premier serviced apartment provider with 230 apartments in the heart of the city. Royal Garden is within easy walking distance of the Edinburgh Playhouse and has daily housekeeping, reception, fully fitted kitchens and a choice of one or two bedrooms. They offer space, value for money and all the comforts of home.
Tel: 0131 622 6677
140 Crewe Road South, Edinburgh EH4 2NY
Tel: 0131 297 7111