Edinburgh Theatres offer an unparalleled plethora of stage productions and performance in Scotland, ranging from ballet to dance, Shakespeare to Mozart and musicals to stand-up comedy. The vibrant theatre scene in the Scottish capital particularly caters for light entertainment and accessible drama, offering an excellent choice of ticket prices suitable for all budgets.
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Over 9000 performances are staged in Edinburgh Theatres annually which regularly showcase large touring productions of national and international importance as well as providing venues for the world renowned Edinburgh Festival and Fringe Festival every August.
Most theatres in Edinburgh are centrally located and within walking distance from each other. The Edinburgh Playhouse is one of the chief theatres in Edinburgh situated a short 5-minute walk from the city's main thoroughfare, Princes Street. The Playhouse scores high for accessibility with excellent public transport links and a multi-storey car park facing this remarkable venue.
One of Edinburgh's other leading theatre venues is the King's Theatre which regularly showcases productions from Europe's largest theatre production company, The Royal National Theatre Company. This elegant Edwardian is Edinburgh's bastion of variety performances and pantomime.
The crème de la crème of Edinburgh Theatres and Concert Venues is inarguably the Usher Hall situated in Edinburgh's West End. Built in 1914, it is regarded as one of the finest concert venues in the world, renowned for its lavishly ornate interior and domed exterior. The Usher Hall regularly showcases international icons from the music industry and plays host to an extensive range of musical genres; from rock and funk to classical and jazz performances.
Whatever time of year you arrive in Edinburgh, whether it be The Edinburgh International Festival, Autumn, Winter or Spring, you will be captivated with Edinburgh's phenomenal array of stage performances, concert events and comedy. There is truly something for everyone and that is why Edinburgh ranks second after London as a leading UK destination for Theatre Breaks.