Edinburgh Playhouse is one of the most important landmarks in the centre of the capital city of Scotland, Edinburgh. The venue dates back to 1929 and at first, it served as a cinema. The building was planned by the famous architect John Fairweather, and it was designed to resemble the iconic Roxy Cinema from New York. Nowadays, the Edinburgh Playhouse is a place where patrons can enjoy touring musicals as well as live music performances. The venue has an impressive capacity of 3059 people.
The building is located in the centre of Edinburgh, on Greenside Ln and is accessible via train, bus and car.
By train and tube: the Edinburgh Playhouse is situated within a 10-min walking distance from the Edinburgh Waverley train station.
By bus: the venue is a 4-min walk from the Leith Street stops JA (routes 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 14, 19, 22, 25, 30, 34, 45, 49, N7, N11, N16, N22, N25, N26, N30, N34, N44 and X15); and JE (routes 7, 8, 14, 22, 25, 49, N7, N11, N16, N22, N25 and X15). It is also in a 5-min walk from the York Place stops YJ (routes 10, 11, 12, 16, 26, 44 and 253) and YB (routes 10, 11, 12, 16, 25, 26, 44, 44A and 253).
By car: the Edinburgh Playhouse can be easily accessed if you want to drive there, as it is close to the main road London Rd/A1.
International: the Edinburgh Playhouse is a 35-min drive from the Edinburgh Airport. Alternatively, after you land you can take the Airlink 100 bus, which stops close to the airport, near the Hilton Edinburgh Airport hotel.
The closest car park is the Q-Park Omni. It takes about three minutes to walk from this parking to the Edinburgh Playhouse. Q-Park Omni offers 1000 parking spots, many of them are reserved for the Blue Badge Holders.
Access for people with special needs
The venue is accessible to people with special needs. Its amenities include accessible toilets, eight wheelchair spots, Typetalk, Infra-red and Induction Loop hearing systems, sing language interpreters and captioned and audio described performances.