Riverdance: Edinburgh

Riverdance: Edinburgh at Edinburgh Playhouse

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Live Nation is proud to present the Riverdance 20th Anniversary Tour. With an incredible two decades of global success since the show first burst into the public’s heart at the Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin in 1994, this is an unmissable chance for UK audiences to reconnect with what the Irish Times rightly described as 'The Original...The Best.' The Washington Post exclaimed, 'Its continued popularity proves that it was, and remains, a phenomenon of historic proportions!'

This 20th Anniversary UK Tour, gives Riverdance fans old and new, the opportunity to celebrate an incredible milestone for an incredible show. Twenty years after it took its first steps, a truly phenomenal piece of theatrical entertainment is back by popular demand. Don’t miss this anniversary tour!

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Edinburgh Playhouse Seat Plan

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Edinburgh Playhouse

Choose your seats from the plan of the Edinburgh Playhouse above. If you're making your first visit to a theatre or you're simply unsure about where you'd most like to be seated, here's a quick guide to help you choose:

The Stalls are level with and closest to the stage. The Dress Circle (or simply the Circle) is the level of seating above the Stalls. The Upper Circle or Grand Circle is above the Dress Circle. The Balcony, above the Upper Circle, is the highest level of seating.

Venue Info

Edinburgh Playhouse

The Edinburgh Playhouse is situated on Greenside Place in Edinburgh, close to Edinburgh Waverley rail station. Built in 1929, this 3059 seat venue is said to be haunted by a ghost called Albert. The theatre was designed by architect John Fairweather and opened in the year of its construction.

Originally designed as a theatre, by the time it opened its owners decided to run the Playhouse as a cinema instead. And so it was, for the next four decades. Its first presentation was a film called The Doctor's Secret.

In 1973, a major slump in cinema attendances led to the closure of the Playhouse. It was bought by a property developer who planned to put an office block in its place. Fortunately this didn’t happen, but the building remained under threat for some time.

Two former Playhouse employees campaigned to save the theatre and it was ultimately awarded a class B preservation order by the Secretary of State in 1973. The Edinburgh Playhouse Society was formed two years later and petitioned to re-purpose the venue as a platform for opera and ballet.

After years of campaign pressure, Lothian Regional Council bought and refurbished the Playhouse, which now functions as a combined cinema and theatre. The first theatrical performance it hosted was a Variety Club of Great Britain charity gala in June 1980.

Today, the Edinburgh Playhouse enjoys consistent success and has established a solid reputation for staging a wide variety of musicals, shows and events as well as being home to a youth project which aims to help young people get interested in theatre.

The layout, size and atmosphere of the Edinburgh Playhouse make it the perfect place to see plays, musicals and local shows. Recent successes include Spamalot, Jools Holland, The Phantom Of The Opera, American Idiot, Dirty Dancing, 9-5 The Musical and Starlight Express.

Whatever you decide to see at the Edinburgh Playhouse, we wish you an entertaining and rewarding visit.

Venue Address: 18-22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3AAView Map

Venue Facilities:

  • Bar
  • Disabled toilets
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible

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