Current Friends

Explore the show and restaurant discounts your membership offers, how to renew and more useful information.

Welcome Friend

Thanks for being a Friend of Capital Theatres! To help you make the most of your membership, this page lists all the show and restaurant discounts that are currently available to our Friends.

Friends have access to our priority booking line on 0131 529 6002 (please check our FAQ page for up-to-date box office opening times) and you can email any questions outside of these hours to

Renew your Friends membership

You can renew your Friends membership of Capital Theatres at any time to ensure you continue to enjoy all the benefits. If you renew before your membership has expired, your new membership is added to the end of your current expiry date so you won’t lose out.

There are various ways in which you can pay for your Friends membership:


Renewing Your Membership

If you hold a Friends Membership and wish to renew it online, please log in to your account before adding the item to your basket. This will make the checkout process as easy as possible.

Over the phone

You can call our Box Office team on 0131 529 6000 (Mon - Fri, 11am - 3pm). 

In person

You can visit our Box Office at either the Festival or the King's Theatres. Visit our FAQ page to see up-to-date Box Office opening hours


Made payable to Capital Theatres.
This must be returned to us at the Festival Theatre to the following address: 

Capital Theatres
13-29 Nicolson Street
Edinburgh EH8 9FT

Friends Show Discounts

Friends benefit from discounts on a wide variety of shows at Capital Theatres. The list here will always detail the month ahead and is regularly monitored and updated. 

Please note these discounts are subject to availability.


Scottish Ballet's The Snow Queen

20% off

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The Gift

20% off

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

20% off (Tue 10 - Sat 20 Jan)

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An Inspector Calls

31 Jan to 4 Feb 23

20% off (excl. Fri & Sat)

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Friends Restaurant Discounts

Friends can get discounts on two meals or two drinks per Friends card - offers vary, please see details below. Please always show your membership card before ordering. Some restrictions may apply. Please check with the venue before booking or ordering. 

The current discounts are:

  • 20% off at all of our theatre bars (excl. ice cream)

  • 20% off food and drink at the Festival Theatre Café

  • 20% off at Harajuku Kitchen during pre-theatre hours (12:00-3:00pm and 5-6pm), excl. Fridays and Saturdays

  • 20% off at Hotel du Vin (excl. Sat dinner, Sun lunch, Xmas Day, Hogmanay)

  • 20% off food at Luckenbooths (not valid in conjunction with other offers or discounts)

  • 20% off at Malmaison Edinburgh City, St Andrew Square (excl. Sat dinner, Sun lunch, Xmas Day, Hogmanay)

  • 20% off food and drink at Montpeliers Bruntsfield (not in conjunction with other offers)

  • 15% off food at Solti

Terms & Conditions

  • Friends ticket discounts and offers (max 2 discounted tickets per show per membership), unless otherwise stated, are only available on specified shows and valid only on full price tickets

  • Friends discount is not available on Concessions

  • Discounts may vary from show to show and may occasionally be time limited. See the latest Capital Theatres brochure or the show pages on our website for further discount details on specific shows

  • Named members must reserve, book and pay for bookings under their own name

  • Each Friend card entitles the bearer to a 20% discount on up to 2 drinks at the Bars in our venues

  • Your Friend Membership entitles you to 20% off Food and Drink in the Festival Theatre Cafe. Please ensure you show your Friends card at the time of purchase

  • Any Friend making a Group Booking will be entitled to use their Friends discount as part of a group of 8+ people

  • Friends Membership does not grant discounts on merchandise, programmes, ice creams or confectionary

  • No refunds will be given except in the event of cancellation of a performance with prior notice. Tickets, handling charges and booking fees are non-refundable

  • Tickets may be exchanged up to 48hrs before a performance, subject to a £1 per ticket exchange fee
  • If exchanging tickets for a performance with a different Friends discount, Friends will be required to pay the difference

  • It is your responsibility to check upon receipt of your tickets, that you have tickets for the correct production, date and time with the correct discounts