Help us to Raise the Curtain!

Today we are pleased to announce an extra special digital engagement programme for everyone to get involved in while Capital Theatres’ amazing city centre venues, the Festival and King’s Theatres and The Studio are closed.

The team at Capital Theatres take great pride in making performances on our stages and access to the arts as inclusive as possible, with our vision to inspire a lifelong love of theatre in everyone.  

Even though we can’t welcome you into our venues right now, our amazingly talented and creative team of staff have been busy working behind the scenes during lockdown to create a wide-ranging programme of digital activities for you to engage with. 

We invite you to Discover it. Create it. Perform it.  From creative play for toddlers to intergenerational ballroom dancing, Raise the Curtain features a huge range of live virtual events and interactive video content.

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Would you like an exclusive insight into the inner workings of our theatres? Join Behind the Scenes, video blogs from our team on how the magic of theatre comes together, as well as an interactive video call with some of our team who will happily answer anything you want to know! Our Virtual Backstage Tours will shortly be available online, giving unprecedented access to the King’s Theatre and the Festival Theatre.

Do you have little ones who would like some creative play time with a theatrical flavour? Join us for Wee Creatives for 2-5 year olds and their families to enjoy together, starting on 29 May.

Fancy learning to ballroom dance from a former international champion, live in your living room? Shall we Dance is for you! Our very own Dawn Irvine will teach you the Waltz, Cha Cha Cha, Foxtrot and Jive! Show off your new moves with others at a live virtual afternoon dance party at the end of the sessions, which will include a show dance from Andrei Toader and Mia Linnik-Holden, live via zoom. They're the current u21 UK and British Champions, and u19 World champions - and they're fabulous!

Fancy a gentle sing-a-long? Tea and Jam is a dementia-friendly celebration of music making where all the family can join together to share their talents with us and enjoy music from our very own in-house musician Gus Harrower.  Sessions are held on the last Friday of every month from 11am – 12 noon.

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We are also delivering several projects privately to community groups who we have long-standing partnerships with. Our Learning and Participation Team have adapted their regular programme of work to ensure these groups can continue to engage with our work. This includes LBGT Youth Scotland, the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh, anyone care experienced, and people living with dementia, their families and carers.

So go on - Discover it. Create it. Perform it.

Get started!