This theatre first opened its doors in 1929. Despite being originally designed as a variety theatre, it instead became a cinema for more than 40 years. At one point, it was going to be demolished but former Playhouse employees stepped in to form the Edinburgh Playhouse Society. The group then went on to campaign for its survival and the rest is history.
Over the decades, the Playhouse has hosted renowned shows including Phantom of the Opera, Chicago,Cats, Les Miserables and Starlight Express. Global stars have graced its stage including Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Neil Young, The Who, Metallica and U2. It even has its own friendly resident ghost! Located just a two-minute walk from Parliament House Hotel, Edinburgh Playhouse is perfect for a special theatre break treat.BOOK NOW