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Review of Festival Theatre

Festival Theatre
Ranked #82 of 416 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 August 27, 2013

This is a MUST SEE series of comedy sketches by some extremely talented youngsters. I loved every single sketch and was amazed at the quality of the writing and the acting. I would gladly sit through it all again .... and again. It was funny and intelligently written. The performances were truly fantastic. We had a family group aged 12 to 60 and we all loved the show. Highly recommended.

Thank Carol A
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

When arriving at the Festival Theatre you are faced with a modern glass atrium but once you pass into the theatre itself the older building inside is revealed. The seating is a little rickety and whilst the rows are well marked the management and certainly the theatre goers would benefit from renumbering the seats afresh as there were many people in the half light desperately trying to find the correct seat. Front of house the bar prices were fair and food/ ice cream prices were not excessive. That said when the orchestra for the opera begins to tune up the usual excitement takes over.

Thank bsandrs
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

A fabulous group of 12 vocalists singing a range of songs / melodies completely unaccompanied and doing a dance routine at the same time. They were polished, professional and pitch perfect and one of there numbers - the way it is- was so beautiful it brought a tear to many an eye and moved me to buy their cd. Catch them if you can you will not be disappointed.

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Reviewed July 15, 2013

beautiful theatre, only thing wrong was the lift not working and my eldelry mum had to climb the stairs

Thank killiebabe
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Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

We went to the festival theatre to see the musical Flashdance! And it was outstanding!! The theatre is grand and beautiful. Although the seats are a bit uncomfortable. All in all it was good and made for a great experience!

Thank NGolamco
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