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We saw Rock of Ages there and it was a great venue. I find seating in all these theatres so cramped... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2014
tshep42
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Halifax, Canada
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First Visit

We went to the Playhouse, for the first time, for a performance of "The Lion King" and must say... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2014
David G
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Kilbirnie, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

Here recently to see Blood Brothers. Excellent Cast and Show, somewhat spoiled by sound quality. The musical numbers were drowned out by the sound and, especially the first half, we could not make out what was being said in the songs. Slightly spoiled the Show...More

Thank angela r
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

On 30/12/17 I took my 8 year old to see Shrek ( lots of hype and over inflated ticket prices for nothing special.) I booked my tickets online in October and only when they arrived did they mention on them that there would be restricted...More

Thank Lynn633
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Cilla musical at playhouse Edinburgh is absolutely superb - one, if not the best, I have ever seen. The songs were sung wonderfully - Kara has a great voice; all the cast played their parts really well. Atmosphere from the 60s was recreated in good...More

Thank Jonnie17
Reviewed 3 August 2014

Having visited the Playhouse for years and seen many shows I jumped at the chance to take a behind-the-scenes tour of the theatre. The tour did not disappoint, Craig our guide took us an a magical mystery tour of all the nooks and crannies -...More

2  Thank kmcroberts622
Reviewed 5 July 2014

A great tour of a storied theatre. Our guide, Maz, did a great job of taking us everywhere: the orchestra area, the luxury box, backstage, even upstairs where the flyers are (but be careful of the house ghost, Albert!), the main and general dressing rooms,...More

Thank Rwilsker
Reviewed 25 May 2014 via mobile

We saw Rock of Ages there and it was a great venue. I find seating in all these theatres so cramped but this one was no different. I recommend getting a seat in row L where the aisle is and you get some leg room....More

1  Thank tshep42
Reviewed 4 March 2014

just back from the show Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Audience were on their feet at the end clapping and dancing. Great songs and eye popping costumes. Recommended.

Thank Norma M
Reviewed 17 January 2014

We went to the Playhouse, for the first time, for a performance of "The Lion King" and must say that the show was brilliant but the seating was rather uncomfortable. This is a large theatre and with 3,00 people attending the toilet facilities were stretched...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 8 January 2014

Attended play house in December 2013 as a birthday treat to see Lion King had great seats and performance very good The reason for the rating is the price charged for a large glass of house wine in a flimsy plastic cup which was £914p...More

4  Thank Lynn G
Reviewed 29 December 2013

Visited Edinburgh at beginning of December to see The Lion King as a pre Christmas treat. The Show was great but the Theatre was dreadful. The seating was very uncomfortable and cramped. Had a front row of the balcony seat and had to lean forward...More

3  Thank Maureen B
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Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to
malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton
have long been transitional neighbourhoods with a
mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village
found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything
but overt along bustling epicentre Broughton Street;
even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and
art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The
...More
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