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“Singing In The Rain”
Review of Festival Theatre

Festival Theatre
Ranked #70 of 399 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.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Singing In The Rain”
Reviewed March 1, 2014

Beautiful, comfortable theatre. Excellent facilities and plenty room. Went to see Singing In The Rain and the production was just wonderful. Could not fault the show in any way, shape or form. I'm back again soon for the all male Swan Lake....cant wait!

Visited February 2014
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Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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“Great Facility”
Reviewed February 23, 2014

Went to see warhorse - fab! Thought the modern upgrade of this theatre was great - more bar space and more toilets for example to what you normally see in the older theatre buildings

Visited February 2014
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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“A trip to see warhorse”
Reviewed February 22, 2014

An excellent show. We have been to the Festival theatre on many occasions, but we are normally in the stalls. Due to demand we could only get tickets for the gallery and we just didn't realise the size of the theatre, we took the lift to the 5th floor. The staff in the bar were friendly and well organised

Visited February 2014
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Scottish Borders
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“War horse is stunning”
Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

Seen for second time and just as good the first. Even though I knew what to expect it still gave me shivers and made me jump in all the right places!

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Airdrie, United Kingdom
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“War Horse”
Reviewed February 17, 2014

Excellent show. Only discovered Festival theatre last year. Good choice of shows, within walking distance from City Centre

Visited February 2014
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