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In Person: 18-22 Greenside Place, EDINBURGH, EH1 3AA
Phone: 0333 009 6690
Opening hours: Box Office opens 90 minutes prior to performance commencing.

What's On Highlights

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With its phenomenal score, bursting with hits including Summer Nights, Greased Lightnin’, Hopelessly Devoted to You and You’re the One That I Want, this thrilling new version is brought to life by a fresh young cast who bring energy, vitality and passion to this ultimate musical classic.

Lord of the Dance - A Lifetime of Standing Ovations
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The world-renowned Lord of the Dance is poised to make an exhilarating return to Edinburgh Playhouse. The 2024 tour promises to be an extraordinary journey that will captivate audiences again with this record-breaking show.

Peppa Pig's Fun Day Out
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Peppa Pig is back in her oinktastic brand new live show, Fun Day Out! Join Peppa, along with her family and friends as they go to the zoo and also the beach for a special party- it’s going to be an exciting and fun packed day.

Here You Come Again - The New Dolly Parton Musical
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For the first time ever, all of Dolly Parton's biggest hits can be experienced together in a rollicking and joyous new musical comedy.
Packed with the iconic songs Jolene, 9 to 5, Islands in the Stream, I Will Always Love You, Here You Come Again and more, this lively and touching new musical tells the story of a diehard fan whose fantasy version of international icon Dolly Parton gets him through trying times. With her wit, humour and charm, Dolly teaches him a whole lot about life, love and how to pull yourself up by your bootstraps ... even if your bootstraps don't have rhinestones! This is one musical that is sure to make you smile.

Forth on the Fringe
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Forth on the Fringe is the annual one stop shop for all the essential acts you need to see at this year’s Edinburgh Festival. 3 shows taking place over Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd August.
Boogie and Arlene will be there to host all three shows…so what are you waiting for? Come along and join them for what promises to be the ‘must see’ shows of this year’s Edinburgh Festival!

Jimmy Carr: Laughs Funny
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If you like fast-paced, edgy one-liners then get ready to be happy. Jimmy Carr is going back on tour with his brand-new show ‘Jimmy Carr: Laughs Funny’.
Jimmy tells jokes, and jokes are like magnets. Jokes attract people, but they can also repel. Some people are repelled by Jimmy's dark brand of comedy. This show is not for them. But if it's the kind of thing you like, then this is the kind of thing you’ll like.

Adam Kay – Undoctored
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The bestselling show of the 2023 Edinburgh Fringe returns. Adam Kay is a BAFTA-winning, multi-million-selling former doctor. Undoctored follows on from This is Going to Hurt, leaving audiences laughing and crying with Adam's unique tales of life on and off the wards.

Fern Brady - I Gave You Milk To Drink
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Scotland’s queen of comedy Fern Brady (Taskmaster, Live At The Apollo, Roast Battle, Russell Howard, The Last Leg) is back on tour with a brand new show. What happens when you get everything you want and it’s not enough? Fern is the author of Sunday Times best selling memoir Strong Female Character whose previous show Power And Chaos was broadcast on BBC1.

Troy Hawke: The Greeters Guild
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Everyone’s favourite 1930’s throwback greetings and compliments aficionado Troy Hawke returns to theatres nationwide with his brand new show. A journey which started with a non-consensual customer service shift outside TK MAXX in Macclesfield has lead him around the world and directly into the orbit of the world’s biggest sporting figures. In this show Troy examines his unlikely genesis and explores exactly why a well-dressed man simply being nice to people has caused such a kerfuffle.

The Girls Bathroom Planet Tour
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Voices of their generation, Sophia and Cinzia, are the internet’s favourite best friends. Their chart-topping podcast, The Girls Bathroom, catapulted the duo to trailblazer status in the podcasting industry and has since taken them on two nationwide tours including sell-out shows at The Savoy Theatre and London Palladium.

Sarah Millican - Late Bloomer
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Crowned the Queen of Comedy at the 2011 British Comedy Awards, Sarah Millican's UK comedy tour Late Bloomer will feature brand new material in Sarah's familiar, chatty style.

Come From Away
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7,000 Stranded Passengers. One Small Town. A Remarkable True Story.

Winner of four Olivier Awards including Best New Musical in London and the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical on Broadway, this smash hit show shares the incredible real-life story of the 7,000 air passengers from all over the world who were grounded in Canada during the wake of 9/11, and the small Newfoundland community that invited these ‘come from aways’ into their lives with open hearts.

Blood Brothers
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Written by Willy Russell, the legendary Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences.

Tim Peake - ASTRONAUTS: The Quest to Explore Space
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After multiple sell-out tours with his debut show, My Journey to Space, Tim Peake returns to venues across the UK with his hugely anticipated new show, ASTRONAUTS: The Quest to Explore Space.

Hairspray The Musical
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The musical phenomenon Hairspray returns! After breaking box office records and delighting audiences in the West End, Broadway and on the big screen since 1988, this smash hit musical-comedy is heading back out on tour around the UK and Ireland.

The Book of Mormon
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The Book of Mormon, the hilarious West End show, is embarking on a new UK tour in 2024. Laugh out loud funny with insanely catchy music you will be humming for months on end! Be sure to catch Book of Mormon whilst you can!


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The Edinburgh Playhouse opened its doors for the first time at 2pm on Monday 12 August 1929. Although originally designed as a variety theatre, by the time the building was completed it had been decided to open it as a cinema. The first film to be screened was ‘The Doctor’s Secret’ an adaptation of JM Barrie’s short play ‘Half an Hour’. In 1980 it became a fully functional theatre for the first time. Since then, it has played host to some of the world's most loved performers and productions.

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