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“Lovely theatre and good views”
Review of Festival Theatre

Festival Theatre
Ranked #74 of 403 things to do in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: If you like a little added sparkle with your live entertainment then the prestigious Festival Theatre is the place for you. Built in 1994, the impressive glass facade imposes a sense of occasion as you enter the sleek and contemporary foyer spaces. Enjoy a drink in our spacious bars and take in the insipring views across to Arthur's Seat - but don't let the modern entrance fool you - the traditional 1915-seat auditorium, with its sumptuous decor and lavish fittings, has all the grandeur and splendour you need for a truly special theatrical experience.Designed as Scotland's premier dance and opera house in 1994, the stage is the largest in Scotland, providing the perfect platform for world-class contemporary dance and ballet, and excellent acoustics make it a number one venue for opera, musicals and concerts. The Festival Theatre continues to provide the best programme of dance and opera in the country, as well as a variety of world-class productions across all artforms. Home to the International Festival in the summer, and Christmas shows in winter, you'll find unmissable entertainment here all year round.
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Lovely theatre and good views”
Reviewed 9 May 2014 via mobile

Have seen theatre, opera, and one man shows there. Acoustics good . Good acoustics, good views from the seats. My only issue is the darts are not that comfortable and I find I end up shifting around in my seat a lot no matter how compelling the performance.

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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“Brilliant venue”
Reviewed 5 May 2014

Seen lots of different shows here and I always enjoy the festival theatre. modernised building with an old theatre feel.

Visited March 2014
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Stornoway
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“A good evening”
Reviewed 26 April 2014

Slightly out of the centre of town (Walking Distance) has a good variety of shows & entertainment. Central booking with the Kings Theatre. The Restaurant is open for Graet value lunches.

Visited February 2014
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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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“amazing”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

i went to the festival to see Gareth p Jones and it was very good you had to each ur snacks outside before you went inside

Visited April 2014
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful Theatre and the Food is excellent too”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Brilliant well worth the visit, must check out cafe too had coffee and cafe worth it - really pleasant experience

Visited September 2013
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