The best way to see great theatre for less is to Become a Friend of Capital Theatres. Not only will you make huge savings throughout the year, but you’ll learn more about the work of the theatre and will be playing a role in keeping your theatres thriving.

Become a Friend online, or call 0131 529 6000 (Mon to Sat 11am-6pm) or visit the Festival Theatre (Mon to Sat 10am-6pm) to join.
See below for the full range of Friends benefits, or see the menu to the left for more discounts and details of how to become a friend.

Friends Benefits

From just £36 a year, you’ll receive:
Free or discounted tickets for most shows
2 for 1 tickets on many Opening Nights at the King's and Festival Theatres – bring a friend for free.
20% off many other performances, on up to two tickets.
Cheaper drinks and pre-theatre meals
20% off at all of our bars (excludes ice cream)
Discounts at several local cafes and restaurants
Be first in the queue
Friends receive a priority booking period for most shows before they go on general sale, so you’ll be able to secure the very best seats for sell-out shows like the King’s Panto.
You’ll receive the Friends e-newsletter which will let you know about new shows before everyone else.
Skip phone queues with a designated Friends Priority Booking Line.
You could make your money back with just one show.
Do you regularly come to the theatre as a family or as a foursome?  If so, an Extra Friends Membership gives you all of the above benefits but with four tickets for the price of two, or 20% off on up to four tickets, all for only £59 a year.
See here for full details of how to become a Friend.
Some exclusions apply. Please read our Terms and Conditions.

“There is nothing like seeing something live, and being a Friend of the Festival and King's Theatres gives you the opportunity to see a huge range of top quality plays and performances at a substantial discount and also helps support theatre in Edinburgh." Ralph Lutton, Friend