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Capital Theatres

Capital Theatres present world-class shows to entertain and inspire audiences of all ages.
As Scotland's largest independent theatre charity, we stage over 700 performances each year, at the Festival Theatre (1,900 seats), the King's Theatre (1,300 seats) and The Studio (155 seats) in a broad and inclusive programme featuring the very best in drama, dance, musical theatre, live music, comedy and pantomime.
We support access to the arts for everyone and have an extensive learning and participation programme of talks, workshops and events to introduce and develop engagement and interest in the heritage of our buildings and all areas of live performance.
Festival Theatre Edinburgh
The Festival Theatre stands on the site of the old Empire Theatre and opened in 1994, boasting the largest stage of any presenting house in Britain at the time. Today, at just over 2,500 square feet it is the largest performance area in Scotland and is established as one of the country's most prestigious venues. Not only is it the Capital's home for Scottish Ballet and Scottish Opera, and at the heart of the Edinburgh International Festival, it has also gained an international reputation as one of the leading dance houses in the world. The 1915-seat venue hosts a cutting-edge contemporary dance season alongside large-scale musicals, international ballet productions and a variety of one-night musical events.
Address: 13-29 Nicolson Street EH8 9FT
King's Theatre Edinburgh
Home of Edinburgh's famous Christmas pantomime, West End shows and children's theatre, this beautiful historic venue plays host to some of the UK's most prolific actors throughout the year. The venue was built as a variety theatre in 1906 and over the years has played host to legendary performers such as Stanley Baxter, Rikki Fulton and Jimmy Logan. The 1350-seat venue continues to play a prominent role in the community, hosting the ever-popular King's pantomime and a number of productions from local amateur societies throughout the year.
Address: 2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ
The Studio
Opened in 2013, The Studio is a contemporary, flexible space which can accommodate a range of uses from rehearsals and workshops to small-scale performances and festivals.
Address: 22 Potterow EH8 9BL
Box Office: 0131 529 6000
Email: enquiries@capitaltheatres.com
Address: 13-29 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9FT
Org Type: Venue
Work Produced: Theatre

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