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 >>
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.
Customer Service: 0844 871 7627
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
The box office is open Monday to Saturday from 12 noon - 6pm (8pm on performance days)
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.