Food and Drink


Would you like to be able to order your drinks and snacks before stepping into the theatre? What if you were able to do so from the comfort of your own home or while waiting for the bus? With our new Festival Theatre, Bars App you can now do exactly that and beat the bar queues at the same time. Find more information on how to pre-order your drinks at the Festival Theatre


Whether you are looking for a healthy lunch or a guilty pleasure; a quick fizzy drink or a long relaxing cuppa; a place to enjoy the sunshine or watch the rain fall, the Festival Theatre Cafe is the place to be. 

Open Monday to Saturday from 10am until the show starts for coffee, tea, cakes, light lunches and a quick bite before the performance. The bar will remain open until after the interval. On nights with no show in the Theatre the Café will close at 5pm (with last food orders at 4pm).

With a wide range of home made and locally source products, the Festival Theare Cafe has something for everyone.


The Edinburgh Gin Bar

This bar is located on the first floor foyer and can service audience members sitting in all areas of the auditorium. This bar offers the full range of drinks available at the Festival Theatre.

The Wine Bar

This bar specialises in offering a varied and interesting range of wines, champagne and whiskies, and is situated in the First floor foyer. For wine lovers, be sure to come by to see what we have to intrigue your palate!

Milburn Gallery

For those sitting in the Upper Circle then this is the bar for you. Grab a drink while enjoying the magnificent views of Arthur's Seat and the Salisbury Crags.

Tip: Due to the locations of our bars, the Milburn Gallery can often be the quietest, especially pre-show. Why not head upstairs and avoid the queues!