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Theatre in Edinburgh Two of Edinburgh’s most prestigious theatres should be top of anybody’s list when planning a visit to the city.

The Festival Theatre [map] is home to Scottish ballet and opera and hosts a wealth of touring productions. The Festival Theatre has the largest stage in Britain and is a modern and exciting venue, to match its extensive programme of the very latest musical and renowned shows. This theatre really comes alive during the Edinburgh Festival in August when its programmes take on an international theme.

The Kings Theatre [map] plays host to regular productions from The Royal National Theatre and other highly regarded touring companies. This is also the place to catch Edinburgh’s popular annual pantomime and is the place to see up-and-coming local talent as many amateur dramatic societies perform here.

The Festival Theatre is located on Leven Street and The Kings Theatre is on Nicolson Street.

If you’re looking for a contemporary production, head to The Traverse Theatre [map], Cambrige Street. This theatre specialises in brand new performances from new writers and is a great place to see emerging talent. There’s also a great café bar in which to enjoy the surroundings of this imposing and modern theatre.

Those who prefer more famous productions will find everything they’re looking for at The Royal Lyceum Theatre [map] , home to the company of the same name. The Royal Lyceum has been in the same building on Grindlay Street since the late 1880’s and has always been a popular venue in the city. Whether you’re looking for an evening of Arthur Miller or want a contemporary thriller you’ll find something appealing on the diverse programme.

Catch a West End musical or a top band at The Edinburgh Playhouse [map], Greenside Place. This venue has some of the best acoustics in the city and gets all the big names from London and Broadway as well as a wealth of top pop and rock bands.

If you’re looking for an intimate venue there’s a range of smaller and amateur theatres dotted around the main city centre. Some of the best studio spaces include The North Edinburgh Arts Centre theatre [map], Penny Court, the Bedlam Theatre, Greyfriar’s Bobby, The Old Town, and Gateway Theatre, Leith Walk. Here you’ll find touring companies, amateur productions and student presentations.

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