Edinburgh Playhouse

Firmly established in the cultural landscape of Edinburgh and Scotland, the Edinburgh Playhouse is the UK’s largest all seated theatre and plays host to some of the biggest names in live music, comedy and musical theatre.

Edinburgh Playhouse exclusives
Sun 15 Dec 2019 - Sun 29 Mar 2020

Disney's The Lion King

Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and to the evocative rhythms of Africa, Disney's multi award-winning musical is a unique theatrical experience that you will remember forever.
Fri 24 Apr - Sun 26 Apr 2020

Riverdance - The New 25th Anniversary Show

The 25th Anniversary show catapults Riverdance into the 21st century and will completely immerse you in the extraordinary and elemental power of its music and dance.
Mon 27 Apr 2020

Joe Bonamassa

Celebrated blues-rock guitarist and singer-songwriter <strong>Joe Bonamassa</strong> will return to the UK in April 2020 to perform at <strong>Edinburgh Playhouse</strong>
Tue 28 Apr 2020

Dita Von Teese: Glamonatrix

The ever-dazzling International Queen of Burlesque, Dita Von Teese, is set to return to Australia, New Zealand and Europe with the most lavish touring burlesque show in history with her all-new revue, DITA VON TEESE: GLAMONATRIX.
Fri 1 May 2020

A Country Night in Nashville

With songs including Ring Of Fire, Crazy, Follow Your Arrow, It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere, Need you Now, 9-5, and The Gambler to name just a few, this incredible celebration of country music is a night not to be missed.
Tue 5 May - Sat 9 May 2020

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical

Long before she was Carole King, the chart-topping music legend, she was an ordinary girl with an extraordinary talent.
Sun 10 May 2020

Whitney - Queen of the Night

Whitney’s one true legacy was her music which touched most of us at some time in our lives. Share her life and get ready for the greatest love of all in Queen of the Night!
Sun 17 May 2020

Sing-A-Long-A The Greatest Showman

Cheer on Hugh Jackman, lust after Zac Efron and hiss Rebecca Ferguson as you experience The Greatest Showman in the greatest way possible - with lyrics on the screen so you can join in as loud as you want.
Sun 17 May 2020

Sing-a-Long-a Bohemian Rhapsody

Celebrate Queen, their music, and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury.
Sat 23 May 2020

Menopause The Musical 2

In our brand-new show, Cruising Through Menopause, the hysterical sequel to the smash-hit show Menopause The Musical®, we fast forward five years to catch up with the same four ladies as they set off on the high seas for tales of their lives, loves and losses.
Tue 26 May - Sat 30 May 2020


Based on a cult 2006 Irish indie feature, originally shot on a micro-budget of just $160,000, it tells the uplifting yet yearning story of a part-time Dublin guitarist busker (who works by day in his dad's Hoover repair shop) who falls unexpectedly in love with a young Czech immigrant fellow musician. As we follow their relationship across five short days, big changes happen to both of them in little ways.
Sun 31 May 2020

Josh Widdicombe - Bit Much...

'One of the most bankable talents in UK comedy' - Guardian Guide
Wed 3 Jun - Thu 4 Jun 2020

Strictly Come Dancing The Professionals

Strictly Come Dancing - The Professionals is back and returns to venues across the country from May 2019 for a 35 date tour!
Fri 5 Jun 2020

Jane McDonald

Jane McDonald is back in 2020 with her brand new Let the Light In tour.
Sat 6 Jun 2020

Abba Party Night

Edinburgh, get ready for the biggest party night of the year!
Wed 17 Jun - Sat 4 Jul 2020

The Book of Mormon

This outrageous musical comedy from the creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and Bobby Lopez, co-writer of Avenue Q and Frozen, follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries.
Tue 7 Jul - Sat 11 Jul 2020

Heathers The Musical

Following two smash hit record breaking London West End seasons, Heathers The Musical embarks on its first national tour.
Tue 14 Jul - Wed 15 Jul 2020

PAW Patrol Live! "Race to the Rescue"

Based on the hit animated TV series on Nickelodeon produced by Spin Master, PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” brings everybody’s favourite pups to the stage for an action packed, high-energy, musical adventure.
Fri 17 Jul - Sat 18 Jul 2020

Mrs Brown's Boys D'Live Show

The Award-Winning Brendan O’Carroll and Mrs. Brown’s Boys have announced their live return to theatres and arenas across the UK in 2020 with Mrs Brown D’Live Show…Encore Tour.
Tue 28 Jul - Sat 1 Aug 2020


City boy Ren thinks life is bad enough when he's forced to move to a rural backwater in America. But his world comes to a standstill when he arrives at Bomont to find dancing and rock music are banned. Taking matters into his own hands, soon Ren has all hell breaking loose and the whole town on its feet.
Fri 7 Aug - Sat 8 Aug 2020

Forth On The Fringe

Forth on the Fringe is our annual one stop shop for all the essential acts you need to see at this year's Edinburgh Festival.
Thu 10 Sep - Sat 12 Sep 2020

Billionaire Boy

From the award-winning West End producers of Gangsta Granny and Horrible Histories comes this amazing new production of David Walliams' best-selling story!
Mon 12 Oct - Sat 17 Oct 2020

The Commitments

The Commitments is a fantastically feel good celebration of soul. Returning to tour the UK and Ireland 5 years after a phenomenally successful, record breaking run in London’s West End and subsequent sell-out tour. The Commitments is based on the BAFTA award-winning film classic.
Sun 1 Nov 2020

Ant Middleton Mind Over Muscle Tour 2020 A New Age Of Thinking

Ant Middleton will star in a brand new fully immersive show for 2020, The Mind Over Muscle Tour.
Sun 8 Nov 2020

Steve Hackett Genesis Revisited - Seconds Out & More

Off the back of his most successful solo tour yet, selling over 30 thousand tickets for his 2019 UK dates, <strong>Steve Hackett </strong>has announced that his 2020/21 World Tour will feature the whole of the 1977 Genesis live album <em>Seconds Out</em> in full, plus more!<p><strong>Seconds Out</strong> was the hugely successful double album recorded on <em>Genesis’</em> 1977 concert tour together with <em>The Cinema Show</em>, from their 1976 tour, and featured <strong>Steve Hackett</strong> on guitar alongside <em>Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks and Phil Collins</em> who had taken on the role of vocalist
Tue 10 Nov - Sat 14 Nov 2020

Sunny Afternoon

Following a phenomenal two years in the West End and a sensational hit tour across the UK and Ireland in 2016, the multi Olivier Award winning ‘Dazzling’ (Guardian) musical Sunny Afternoon is back and touring the UK in 2020!
Mon 16 Nov - Sat 21 Nov 2020

Strictly Ballroom

Strictly Ballroom the Musical, based on the award-winning world-wide film phenomenon, is heading out to tour the UK and Ireland!
Tue 24 Nov - Sat 5 Dec 2020


Let your soul sing with the dazzling multi-award winning Dreamgirls in 2020!
Tue 15 Dec 2020 - Sun 3 Jan 2021

White Christmas

Make it a magical family Christmas in 2020 as the spectacular brand-new production of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas lights up our theatre, direct from the West End.