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Review of Festival Theatre

Festival Theatre
Ranked #54 of 443 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.
Reviewed 14 May 2014

I saw Mathew Bourne's Swan Lake in the Festival theatre with a friend. We sat near the back of the front stalls and the view was good from there with reasonable leg room. However the centre row is very long, so be prepared for quite a lot of disription if you sit at either end of it as others find their seats. Nice selection of icecream flavours at the interval. Accoustics are good. There is a restaurant on the ground floor and at least one bar area but haven't tried them.

Thank Chrissienich
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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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Reviewed 5 May 2014

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

Thank Martyn T
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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.

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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

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