Capital Theatres Jobs

Capital Theatres operates three busy theatre venues in Edinburgh; the Festival Theatre (1950 seats), the King’s Theatre (1350 seats) and The Studio (155 seats).

As Scotland’s largest theatre charity, Capital Theatres employs 230 staff, has an average turnover of £13m and sells over 400,000 tickets annually. Pre-pandemic, in 2019, we staged 657 performances and 144 shows across our three venues, carefully balancing artistic excellence and commercial viability. The artistic programme spans opera, ballet, dance, drama, children’s, music, comedy, musical theatre, cinema and pantomime; showing a mix of innovative, experimental productions alongside mainstream, well-loved shows to appeal to the broad tastes of our audiences.

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 art forms and a celebration of artistic collaboration that continues throughout the year. 

We support access to the arts for all and have an extensive creative engagement programme to complement the shows on our stages and encourage people to engage with all genres of performing art, and with our theatres. We are at the forefront in the UK of delivering “relaxed” performances aimed at young people with multiple and sometimes complex disabilities and deliver an award-winning dementia-friendly programme
making our venues and productions suitable for people living with dementia.


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