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The Lion King Playhouse Theatre

Closes in 4 min: 10:00 - 20:00
Open today: 10:00 - 20:00
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Dirty dancing

5* for Dirty Dancing show. Not for the theatre, i used to love going as a kid thinking how grand a... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2017
Amie M
via mobile
Stunning Performance

My wife and I went to see Alexandra Burke in the Bodyguard show and to say this show was... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2015
Eric D
Rosyth Nr.Dunfermline
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Traveller Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
13 May 2018
“Outrageous behaviour of theatre staff”
24 Jul 2017
“Dirty dancing”
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 18 December 2013

Amazing show fantastic performance highly recommend although I have to say the playhouse is looking very shabby & needs an upgrade with more toilets added to allow a full house to use the facilities at the intervals

1  Thank fiona s
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 30 November 2013

The sound is embarrassing. You can't make out the lyrics because the singer is lost in the mix, the production is terrible. Scar, Mufasa, and adult Simba are all "performed" by people well out of their depth. Zazu is now meant to be Scottish, although...More

3  Thank McGoo2013
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

I am horrified to discover that my daughter, who was at The Edinburgh Playhouse with a friend last night,to see Wicked (part of her 18th birthday present and one she has waited six months for) was prevented from getting to her seat by a member...More

3  Thank Barbara Ann M
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

5* for Dirty Dancing show. Not for the theatre, i used to love going as a kid thinking how grand a place it was...no more! Needs a big refurb,tired & outdated looking now such ashame. Drinks are more than overpriced. Merchandise & snacks are overpriced...More

Thank Amie M
Reviewed 14 October 2015

My wife and I went to see Alexandra Burke in the Bodyguard show and to say this show was exceptional, superb and stunning is an understatement. I was a bit apprehensive as having seen the film theatre shows sometimes do not live up to the...More

Thank Eric D
Reviewed 29 July 2014

A Christmas present purchased for my sister and me and can honestly say money well spent, the best show I have ever seen, the cast done an amazing job, lovely theatre, never purchased any food or drinks because they were far too expensive, would be...More

Thank momcn73
Reviewed 14 April 2014

Glad Lion King came to Edinburgh last November I went to with my mama, so don't have go to London! Save transport! Would love they come back again. But the ticket too expensive! Very artist and creative show. It had captioned there as am deaf...More

Thank Babyface J
Reviewed 9 April 2014

the performance was amazing. actors and costumes amzing and well organised. Badly organised from the playhouse's management though. sitting very incomfortable and the sound was not always clear. Overall a great experience due to the performance production though !

Thank Bill_Poly
Reviewed 6 March 2014

My second time watching the show and what a delight it is! I adore anything Disney and The Lion King is my favorite, so I was right at home! The songs are incredible and the cast are just brilliant. Rafiki is my star of the...More

Thank Charl0tte_1992
Reviewed 2 March 2014

It's not often I get the time to see a stage/theatre production, however as this was a gift, time was duly made. What a show - despite the fact that we were seated in the 'gods' area of the playhouse and could have done well...More

Thank The-travel-writer
Reviewed 5 February 2014 via mobile

This is a show which has been at west end and broadway for years and years, one that I'd always wanted to see but never could afford- a cheap seat cost me £52.50. But I can see why it's so successful. In terms of venue,...More

Thank 762Amy_J
Reviewed 24 January 2014

Was a good show although lacking somewhat on the musical front. More for the artistic development of the costumes, animals and dance.

Thank AlanT88OWN
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