Cheap West Side Story tickets at Edinburgh Playhouse
With groundbreaking choreography by the legendary Jerome Robbins, book by Arthur Laurents, an unforgettable score by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, West Side Story changed the face of musical theatre for ever.
Based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and packed with unforgettable songs including Maria, Tonight, Somewhere, America and I Feel Pretty, this production of West Side Story has been described as ‘one of the towering achievements of musical theatre of the last century.’ (Guardian)
Now Joey McKneely’s vibrant stage production of the classic dance musical returns to the UK after international sell-out success.
West Side Story updates Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to the 1950s era of Juvenile delinquency. It follows star-crossed lovers Tony and Maria, who are from different neighbourhoods and ethnicities.
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Edinburgh Playhouse Seat Plan
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.
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.
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