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Frankie Boyle and Fern Brady ... Hot Ticket

The Edinburgh Playhouse is a fantastic venue and very well run. All theatrical facilities are... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Angus E
Kirriemuir, United Kingdom
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The band

This theatre is lovely and the stalls offer great views of the stage. It was so warm inside though... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lucan, Ireland
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Broughton & Calton
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Playhouse was our choice just because we were staying very near to it in Edinburgh . However the bear was expectedly good but the food specially the vegetarian lasagne was a very pleasant surprise . The chicken burger was very tender and light and the...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Edinburgh Playhouse is a fantastic venue and very well run. All theatrical facilities are properly organised and those on the staff are friendly and helpful. We were part of a full-house crowd to see Scotland's premier funny word-smith and truly magnetic cynic, Frankie Boyle,...More

Thank Angus E
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time at this venue and we were shocked at the price of drinks and snacks - £6.90 for 2 bottles of diet drinks. Getting down to the stalls isn’t easy if you have mobility issues, we both use walking sticks and the amount of...More

Thank lindagP8494KQ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to see a comedian; but we have been to the venue a few times. We love it. We were in the circle with good views. The stairs are very steep; ypu always get ushered to your seat. Bar is expensive but it Edinburgh.

Thank aishaferns27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff at the playhouse were all professional and friendly. We had director suite tickets and were treated like royalty. It was fabulous!

Thank 374mel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been to many shows here including concerts. It’s a great venue. Drinks, sweets and ice creams are too expensive though

Thank Nick57_13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to see The Band here on its final night, my wife had booked seats for this as soon as the tv programme had ended and it turned out to be one of the worst places to sit. The last 3 rows of the...More

Thank jmjanderson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bought tickets on the day, wee bit expensive, but it is a fabulous show. Really enjoyed it, and highly recommend to those of a certain age!!!! who liked Take That first time round, and to those who love them after the "comeback".... Theatre is good,...More

Thank Linbeat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This theatre is lovely and the stalls offer great views of the stage. It was so warm inside though so you will need an ice cream at he interval. The bar gets extremely busy at half time so try to avoid if you can. As...More

Thank Vickifitz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely fabulous show front row tickets for £19 really can’t complain about that no restrictions and plenty legroom only complaint drinks expensive

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Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to
malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton
have long been transitional neighborhoods with a mixed
identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village found
a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything but
overt along bustling epicenter Broughton Street; even
if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and art
galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The top of
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July 22, 2018|
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Response from daynamcdowall | Reviewed this property |
I didn’t have champagne?, nor did i book the directors box - not sure if you have commented on the right review. I had cocktails before the play in slug & lettuce across from the playhouse?. And just normal seating also.
May 19, 2018|
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Response from broathy | Reviewed this property |
Not really sure there are plenty helpfull staff that could probably accomodate your request .didnt see a cloakroom and is a really big venue .. hope this helps
liz c
May 7, 2018|
Response from DundeeSunny_scotland |
Act one is an hour 25 minutes, 20 minute interval then act 2 is an hour x