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.

Your Visit

Here’s the key information you need to know when attending Edinburgh Playhouse:

Make sure you arrive in plenty of time as bag checks and security checks take place prior to entry. Please be patient with security checks and help the staff to help you. They are there to keep you safe.

We are a licensed venue and patrons are not allowed to bring their own alcohol onto the premises. Any alcohol found during bag checks and security will be disposed of. If you conceal alcohol during security checks we may refuse to admit you. We have five bars and four kiosks, as well as an at your seat service inside the venue where you can purchase drinks and snacks. Soft drinks are permitted if they are unopened and empty water bottles can be refilled at any of our bars.

There are no cloakroom facilities so please only bring smaller sized bags with you. If you have large bags or suitcases the nearest left luggage facility is Waverley Station.

And finally, we ask you to consider the enjoyment of other audience members and do nothing to disturb the performance.

Thank you for your cooperation and enjoy your visit!

Plan your visit to the Edinburgh Playhouse! Explore the options below and find a way to make your night at our venue even more special.

The Greenside Lane Bistro

Situated within The Boards at the Edinburgh Playhouse, the Greenside Lane Bistro is a stylish dining establishment that provides great food with no rush. Enjoy relaxed pre-theatre dining, safe in the knowledge you won't miss a moment of the show. Take a look at our delicious bistro menu.

Ambassador Lounge

Enjoy pre-show and interval refreshments in our exclusive Director’s Box and Ambassador Lounge.

Seat Dedication

As the backdrop for some of the most iconic productions, audiences have been flocking to the Edinburgh Playhouse since 1929. Now, by sponsoring a seat, you can have your very own piece of the Playhouse. To find out more, please visit our Seat Dedication page.

Seating Plan

Download a copy of the Edinburgh Playhouse Seating Plan


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