Backstage Tours

Backstage Tours

Live at
Edinburgh Playhouse
Fri 16 Feb, Sat 17 Feb, Fri 5 Apr, Wed 22 May, Fri 31 May, Sat 15 Jun and Wed 26 Jun 2024
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Join us as we welcome you backstage to see exactly how the magic of theatre is created behind the big red curtain.

Edinburgh Playhouse

Fri 16 Feb, Sat 17 Feb, Fri 5 Apr, Wed 22 May, Fri 31 May, Sat 15 Jun and Wed 26 Jun 2024
18-22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AA, UK
1 hour 30 minutes
Wed at 14:00
Fri at 11:00 and 14:00
Sat at 11:00
For group bookings of 10 or more:
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Take a bow on a stage where the world’s greatest artists have performed and hear about the vast artistic history of Edinburgh Playhouse.

Backstage Tours

Do you know someone who would love a sneak peak backstage of our glorious theatre? Then why not give a thespian the perfect gift; an Edinburgh Playhouse Backstage Tour for only £15.

Guides were fantastic. Really knowledgeable and clearly passionate about their jobs and the industry as a whole.
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My highlight was definitely getting to go onstage and see all the parts of the theatre that I have never seen in my years of coming to the Playhouse as a theatre fan
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Join us as we welcome you backstage to see exactly how the magic of theatre is created behind the big red curtain. The tours will last approximately 60 – 90 minutes.

Friday 5th April 2pm

Wednesday 22nd May 2pm

Friday 31st May 2pm

Saturday 15th June 11am

Wednesday 26th June 2pm

Tours do not include a show ticket. Backstage & stage access is subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed. Routes may change and involve a number of stairs there is no lift access and no access for wheelchairs. Large luggage items are not permitted. Tours may be cancelled last minute due to company rehearsals or needs.  Under 18s must be supervised by an adult at all times. If you have any access needs, please do get in touch before your visit.  

Edinburgh Playhouse

18-22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AA, UK
Edinburgh Waverley Station
The Box Office is open for 90 minutes prior to the performance commencing. See 'What's On' section for performance times.
Bar - Pre-show & interval drinks and snacks
Ambassador Lounge - Pre-show & interval table service (Charge applies)
Membership Benefits - 10% off drinks

Although designed as a variety theatre, the Edinburgh Playhouse opened in 1929 as Scotland’s second largest cinema. It was hugely successful and remained so until the downturn in cinema attendance in the early 70s. When it closed in November 1973, the building was at risk of demolition, but following several years of public ‘save the Playhouse’ campaigns it was eventually saved. It reopened in 1980 as the fully functional theatre it was always intended to be. Since then, it has hosted some of the world's biggest music and stand-up comedy acts including, Elton John, The Who, Nick Cave, Kevin Bridges and Tim Minchin and international hit musicals such as The Phantom of the Opera, We Will Rock You, Wicked, Matilda and Disney’s The Lion King. 

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Edinburgh Playhouse

Fri 16 Feb, Sat 17 Feb, Fri 5 Apr, Wed 22 May, Fri 31 May, Sat 15 Jun and Wed 26 Jun 2024
18-22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AA, UK
1 hour 30 minutes
Wed at 14:00
Fri at 11:00 and 14:00
Sat at 11:00
For group bookings of 10 or more:
Join ATG+, the UK's best live entertainment membership

With an ATG+ membership, you can enjoy a host of exclusive benefits across 35+ ATG venues

Better access to tickets via priority booking and ringfenced seats
No transaction fees
Flexible tickets
25% off drinks at the bar at our members' happy hours (10% in Scotland)
Dedicated phone line, partner offers
Exclusive member events
Join today