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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. We also offer a delicious pre-theatre menu in our MP’s Bistro, so theatre-goers can make a real night of it! Let’s take a look at what’s on at Edinburgh Playhouse over the next few months …

What’s on at Edinburgh Playhouse in 2019 and 2020?

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 2019 ..

Musical Theatre

The Playhouse is known for presenting some of the biggest musicals in town. And this year is a big one! For most of April, Roald Dahl’s classic story of Matilda is lighting up the stage. In July, Alexandra Burke stars in The Bodyguard. Mamma Mia and Annie arrive in September. In November, we look forward to Dolly Parton’s musical version of 9 to 5. And the amazing Disney’s Lion King returns to Edinburgh in December, through to February next year. 

Music and Dance

With concerts from rock star Noel Gallagher, cruise singer Jane McDonald, and official tribute act the Illegal Eagles, there’s a great variety of music on offer. Not to mention, the dance spectacular Riverdance in April 2020, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary! 

Comedy Shows

The biggest stars in comedy will be performing their latest stand-up shows, including Adam Kay, Bill Bailey, Tim Minchin and Romesh Ranganathan

Edinburgh Theatre Breaks

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

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