Playhouse Theatre Edinburgh, Location, Photo, Phone, Tickets, Address, Concerts

Playhouse Theatre Edinburgh

Edinburgh Playhouse, Scotland : Tickets + Access Info for this Concert Venue

Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre

Theatre Address: Edinburgh Playhouse, 18-22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Location: just east of the city centre – Leith St / Greenside Place

Nighttime view of the main facade:
Playhouse Theatre Edinburgh lighting
Lighting photo © Adrian Welch

This venue features West End Musicals such as Mamma Mia, plus music concerts / gigs.

Parking is at Greenside multi-storey car park – access off Leith St then down behind Calton Square development (which contians the omni centre and its vue cinema).

Dusk view:
Playhouse Theatre Edinburgh building
Lighting image © Adrian Welch

Playhouse Theatre – Edinburgh Box Office

Tickets 0870 606 3424 / Phone 0844 847 1660

Edinburgh Playhouse – Building Information

Date built: 1927-29

Architect: John Fairweather

Much-improved lighting installed in Jan 2006.

Address: 18-22 Greenside Ln, Edinburgh EH1 3AA

Capacity: 3,059

This is a former cinema in central Edinburgh which now hosts touring musicals and music concerts. Its capacity is 3,059, (Stalls: 1,519, Balcony: 860 and Circle: 680) making it the UK’s largest working non-sporting theatre in terms of audience capacity. (The Hammersmith Apollo, which is a similar building, has more seats, but it is only used for concerts, not for musicals.) The theatre is owned by Ambassador Theatre Group.

The theatre building opened in 1929 as a super-cinema, and was modelled on the Roxy Cinema in New York. It was designed by the specialist cinema architect John Fairweather, most famous for his Green’s Playhouse cinema in Glasgow.

When the building opened it was the largest cinema in Scotland and the fourth largest in the UK. The building was originally listed Category B in 1974, and this was upgraded by Historic Scotland to Category A in 2008
source: wikipedia

A fuller architectural description of the Playhouse Theatre will go online soon.

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Playhouse Theatre entry photographs © Adrian Welch

The Playhouse Theatre is part of the Edinburgh New Town Tour

Theatre Buildings

Edinburgh Theatre – buildings
Festival Theatre Edinburgh
image © Adrian Welch

Adjacent Buildings to the Edinburgh Playhouse

Greenside Place – south west, beyond the Glasshouse Hotel

St James Quarter Edinburgh
St James Quarter
image of the development
St James Quarter

New Town St James Centre – across the rounadabout to the west

Glasshouse Hotel, 2 Greenside Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3AA
Glasshouse Hotel Edinburgh: Luxury Scottish Accommodation
photo © Adrian Welch
Glasshouse Hotel – immediately to the west
The Glasshouse Hotel is the latest addition to The Eton Group’s portfolio and occupies the fifth and sixth floors of the Omni Leisure Complex which is a new development at the foot of Calton Hill, a few minutes’ walk from Princes Street.

New Town St James– behind John Lewis

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