Catch a Show at Edinburgh Playhouse

Parliament House Hotel is just a short walk from Edinburgh Playhouse. As we are so close, many of our guests enjoy a show at this fantastic theatre during their stay with us. So let’s take a look at what’s on at Edinburgh Playhouse over the next few months …

What’s on at Edinburgh Playhouse in 2022?

Edinburgh Playhouse has the largest capacity of any theatre in the UK, seating up to 3059 guests. It was built as a cinema in 1929, but today it is a theatre. It presents musicals, concerts, dramas and variety shows. Here are some of the best shows coming up in 2022 ..

Musical Theatre

The Playhouse is known for presenting some of the biggest musicals in town. From now and through to spring, hit shows Bat out of Hell, Hairspray, Dreamgirls and Waitress will all take to the stage. The Disney’s spectacular The Lion King returns in the summer! Followed by Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat and The Commitments towards the end of the year.

Music Concerts

With concerts from Van Morrison, Marti Pellow, Keith Urban, Jane McDonald and Edinburgh’s own The Proclaimers, there’s a great variety of music on offer throughout 2022. Plus, awesome tribute shows from The ELO Experience, The Illegal Eagles and The Elvis Tribute Artist World Tour.

Comedy Shows

The biggest stars in comedy will be performing their latest stand-up shows this year. Including Jason Manford, Josh Widdicome, Jack Dee, Bill Bailey, Katherine Ryan, Alan Carr and Russel Howard. Alan Partridge (played by Steve Coogan) will be here with his live stage show Strategem on two dates this spring. And Rob Brydon, Lee Mack and David Mitchell will be appearing together in Brydon, Mack & Mitchell: Town to Town.

Edinburgh Theatre Breaks

So, whether you’re into musicals, concerts, comedy… or all three together, there’s a show for you at Edinburgh Playhouse in 2022! Take a look at the full listings and book your accommodation just around the corner with us at Parliament House Hotel.