The Trust

We are the largest independent theatre organisation in Scotland. Discover who we are and what we do.

Who we are and what we do

Capital Theatres present world-class shows to entertain and inspire audiences of all ages.

We stage over 700 performances each year, at the Festival Theatre (1,900 seats), the King’s Theatre (1,300 seats) and The Studio (155 seats) in a broad and inclusive programme featuring the very best in drama, dance, musical theatre, live music, comedy and pantomime.

Much of our programme is exclusive to our venues in Scotland, providing the only opportunity for audiences to see the biggest shows touring north of the border, the best in international contemporary dance and the latest productions from leading local and national companies.

During the summer months our stages are the heart of the Edinburgh Festivals in the world’s leading festival city.  The Festivals provide a focus for pioneering new voices and artforms and a celebration of artistic collaboration that continues throughout the year.

We support access to the arts for everyone and have an extensive learning and participation programme of talks, workshops and events to introduce and develop engagement and interest in the heritage of our buildings and all areas of live performance.

We are a registered Scottish charity (SCO18605) and our theatres and our programme are supported by the City of Edinburgh Council.