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
2017 Festive Opening Hours
Mon 18th 12-6
Tues 19th 12-8
Wed 20th 12-8
Thurs 21st 12-8
Fri 22nd 12-8
Sat 23rd 12-8
Sun 24th 11:30am – 3pm
Mon 25th CLOSED
Tues 26th 4-8
Wed 27th 12-8
Thurs 28th 12-8
Fri 29th 12-8
Sat 30th 12-8
Sun 31st CLOSED
Mon 1st CLOSED
Tues 2nd 4-8
Wed 3rd 12-8
Thurs 4th 12-8
Fri 5th 12-8
Sat 6th 12-8
Normal Opening Hours resume thereafter.
ATG continues to make the safety and security of its customers and staff a priority. As such, please bear in mind that we may undertake bag checks, so recommend you leave extra time to avoid queues, and refrain from bringing suitcases rucksacks and large bags into the Theatre. Many thanks for your cooperation.
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.