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Edinburgh is home to a diverse range of theatres and music halls, offering a wide range of events to suit all tastes throughout the year.

The widest selection being on offer during Augusts Edinburgh Fringe Festival when over 1,000 shows give some 9,000 performances.

Comedies, drama, dance, and music of all styles are on offer including Scotland’s world class Chamber Orchestra principally conducted by rising star Joseph Swenson.

The Usher Hall
  The Usher Hall from opposite side of Lothian Road
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Lothian Road,
0131 228 1155 (Box Office)
0131 220 4349 (Ticket's)
Fax :
0131 221 0277

Built in 1914 with money gifted to the people of Edinburgh by Andrew Usher. The result is a magnificent turn of the century music venue that boasts a grand yet intimate auditorium. Corridors of Sienna Marble are backed up by wonderful acoustics and an elegant bar.

Types of music on offer include classical, rock & pop, jazz, soul, blues, folk & country and comedy.

Wheelcair accommodation, Induction Loop for the hard of hearing, car park at Castle Terrace multi-storey car park two minutes walk. MAP

13/29 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9BE
Tel : 0131 529 6000 Fax : 0131 667 0744
eMail : tickets@edfestth.demon.co.uk

Scotland’s radiant new Opera House, Dance House and Grand Palace of Varieties - the Biggest Stage in Britain. A glamorous bar exists as well as Cafe Lucia open from 10am for fine coffees and delectable tarts. MAP
Visit the Festival Theatre Site  for up to date information.

2 Leven Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9LQ
Tel : 0131 220 4349 Fax no : 0131 229 9180

This centrally situated theatre is housed in its fine original Victorian building. The theatre provides a quality and varied year-round programme of touring theatre. The various styles on offer include musicals, comedy, drama, opera, dance, children’s theatre and pantomime. Concessions, group concessions and subscriptions available, phone for details.

Wheelcair accommodation, Induction Loop for the hard of hearing. MAP

Clerk Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9JG
Tel : 0131 667 7776 Fax : 0131 668 2656

Described as “Scotland’s Liveliest Concert Hall”. Previously a Georgian Church in the year 1823, the building has now been transformed into a world class concert hall hosting a variety of musical performances. The hall being popular with both artists and audiences alike.

Also home of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, who have celebrated their 21st anniversary by building a reputation as one of the worlds finest Chamber Orchestras. Currently conducted by Joseph Swenson who has been described as "one of the most exiting talents for years" as well as "an orchestral conductor destined to become great".

Wheelcair accommodation, Induction Loop for the hard of hearing, Car park at corner of St. Leonard's Street and Dalkeith Road. MAP

Traverse Theatre from Lothian Road
  Traverse Theatre
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Cambridge Street
Edinburgh, EH1 2ED
Tel : 0131 228 1404

Riding High on the crest of a wave, the Traverse is at the forefront of Scottish and International Theatre. Commited to new writing as well as established work.

The Traverse is also home to a fine theatre bar offering a cosmopolitan range of drinks and vegetarian food.
Visit the Traverse Theatre web site.

Disabled Access, braille signed lift, wheelchair spaces and Induction loop. Car park at Castle Terrace multi-storey car park two minutes walk. MAP

Grindly Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9AX
tel : 0131 229 9697 Fax No : 0131 221 9494
e-mail : lyceum@infoser.com

The best professional drama, thrillers, and comedies are shown within this theatre.
Visit the Lyciams web site or virtual tour  for current details.

Disabled Access, Limited Audio performances. Car park at Castle Terrace multi-storey car park two minutes walk. MAP


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