The Festival Theatre Edinburgh hosts an all year round programme of music, dance, comedy, ballet, family shows, opera and musicals. Browse our Events Calendar for current and forthcoming shows.

To contact the Official theatre call the Festival City Theatres Trust. Box Office 0131 529 6000. Group bookings (eight or more tickets) 0131 529 6005.  Hearing impaired theatregoers may book tickets by calling 18001 0131 529 6003. Operators from the RNID will assist on the call, should that be required. 

Festival City Theatres Trust operates a booking fee on all telephone, postal and online bookings but excludes those made in person. There is a fee of 50p per ticket (capped at £2.00 per transaction for phone and postal bookings). Group sales are not subject to a booking fee. Unless booked within 1 week of a performance all tickets not booked in person will automatically be sent to the credit/debit cardholder's address for a 75p handling fee.

We accept MasterCard, Visa, Switch, Maestro and Delta cards. For counter bookings we also accept cash, cheques when backed by a valid cheque guarantee card, and Gift Vouchers. Please note that we are unable to accept Diners Club Card, Visa Electron, American Express and Solo.

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Festival Theatre, 13/29 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9FT :
The Box Office for the Festival Theatre is located in the foyer to the right of the entrance and is open Monday to Saturday 10am-8pm (or until 6pm on non-performance nights). On Sundays when there is an evening performance at the Festival Theatre, the counter is open from 4pm to curtain-up, or at least one hour before the performance.


There are concessions available for most performances, although for some productions these may not apply to Friday and Saturday evenings.

The following concession types are generally available, subject to availability. The ones marked with an asterisk (*) are bookable online. All others are available by phone / in person : -

Child* / senior citizen* / full-time student* / Young Scot cardholder / Job Seeker Allowance* / NHS employee / Edinburgh Leisure card holder / people with disabilities / Equity / BECTU members.

Proof of status may be required. Contact the box office on 0131 529 6000 for details when booking tickets.


Excellent discounts apply for groups of eight or more (some productions require ten or more). Call the Group Sales Department on 0131 529 6005, Monday to Friday from 10am-6pm. Please leave a message on our answering machine outside these hours, or during busy periods, and a member of the team will call you back. Should you have any queries about a production or booking, you may also email the Group Sales Department: The team will be happy to help you organise your group's night out at the theatre.

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Tickets for the Usher Hall concerts can be purchased from the Festival Theatre until 24 hours before the concert. Thereafter tickets can be purchased from the Usher Hall Box Office from 5.30pm on the night of the concert. We strongly recommend you book your tickets in advance. Please note it will not be possible to exchange tickets bought from the Edinburgh Festival Theatre Box Office at the Usher Hall Box Office in May.>

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