Shen Yun Prod Shot

Shen Yun

Live at
Edinburgh Playhouse
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Wed 11 Jan and Thu 12 Jan 2023
  Tickets available from £67.00
subject to a transaction fee of £3.80
Dance
2 hours 20 minutes
incl. interval
Shen Yun’s unique artistic vision expands theatrical experience into a multi-dimensional, inspiring journey through one of humanity’s greatest treasures - the five millennia of traditional Chinese culture.
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Edinburgh Playhouse

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Wed 11 Jan and Thu 12 Jan 2023
18-22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AA, UK
2 hours 20 minutes incl. interval
Wed and Thu at 19:30
Age guidance 5+
For group bookings of 10 or more:

Why go and see it?

Take an enlightening journey through 5,000 years!

The gong resounds, the curtain opens, and a heavenly scene is right before your eyes. Fairies emerge from a sea of billowing clouds. Mongolians ride on horseback across grasslands as vast as the sky. Classic stories of love and loss, of humor and heroic deeds, come to life. You will be amazed by how vibrant, exciting, and profound classical Chinese culture can be.

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This epic production immerses you in stories reaching back to the most distant past. You’ll explore realms even beyond our visible world. Featuring one of the world’s oldest art forms - classical Chinese dance - along with patented scenographical effects and all-original orchestral works, Shen Yun opens a portal to a civilization of enchanting beauty and enlightening wisdom.

Exquisitely beautiful! It was an extraordinary experience for us and the children.
- Cate Blanchett, Academy Award-winning actress
An explosion of color and sound... Chinese culture in its fullest flower.
- Charlotte Observer

Enter a world where philosophers and poets alike sought harmony with the Dao, or 'Way,' of the universe. Where maidens danced with ethereal grace and generals fought with explosive athleticism. Where timeless tales of valor and virtue were born. Where heaven and earth intersected, and miracles came into being.

Please note: All children are required to have a ticket for admittance. Children under 5 will not be admitted.

Nights you don't want to miss

  • Opening Night
    Come and join us for our first performance.
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What the critics say

Five stars! I have reviewed about 4,000 shows since 1942, none can compare to what I saw tonight
- Richard Connema, Broadway critic
The ancient Chinese wisdom will benefit the whole world
- Ted Kavanau, founding senior producer of CNN headline news
There is a massive power in this that can embrace the world. It brings great hope… It is truly a touch of heaven
- Daniel Herman, former Minister of Culture of the Czech Republic

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
The theatre bars are located on the stalls, mezzanine, circle and balcony levels offering a wide selection of wines, spirits, beers and soft drinks. Why not be added to the Managers Guest List and reserve a table for you and your party in our luxurious new bar The Boards. Contact the venue direct to book your table 0131 524 3372.
Select one of our bespoke packages, or we can tailor individual events to your requirements. Please note the Greenside Lane Bistro is located 25 steps up from street level and the Ambassador Lounge is located 33 steps up from street level.
There is no cloakroom available at this venue.

Edinburgh Playhouse started life as a large, single screen cinema in 1929. In 1980, the building was sold again and reopened as a fully functional theatre. Since then, the Playhouse has been host to some of the world's biggest musicals, including Les Misérables and Mamma Mia.

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Watch the trailer

Edinburgh Playhouse

change
Wed 11 Jan and Thu 12 Jan 2023
18-22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AA, UK
2 hours 20 minutes incl. interval
Wed and Thu at 19:30
Age guidance 5+
For group bookings of 10 or more: