Current Friends

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

Welcome Friend

Coronavirus update

In light of the recent closure of our venues, we would like to reassure all our Friends that you will not be missing out on your membership during this time. Once we reopen, we will extend everyone’s membership by the same number of weeks that we were closed to ensure you still enjoy a full year of benefits.

We rely on ticket sales and donations to survive so donations are now more important than ever. Please consider donating to support us through this challenging time. 

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.

The Friends priority booking line is open Monday-Friday 11am-6pm at 0131 529 6002 and you can email any questions outside of these hours to

Friends Show Discounts

Friends enjoy top notch discounts on a wide variety of shows at Capital Theatres, which can be purchased online, in person, or over the phone. 

This information is regularly monitored and updated, however visit an individual show page for the most up-to-date information on your friends discounts. Please note these discounts might change on availability.

Scottish Ballet: The Nutcracker, 5-31 December 2021

20% off 9 or 16 December

Panto: Sleeping Beauty, 28 November 2020 to 17 January (Postponed until 2021)

2 for 1 on 1 Dec 7pm or 20% off 1-6 Dec or 7-14 January (excluding 7 Jan 2pm)

Ballet Black, 15 January 2021

20% off

Simon & Garfunkel Through the Years, 16 January 2021

20% off

Gangsta Granny, 28-31 January 2021

20% off

Silent Cinema: A Night of Laurel and Hardy, 31 January 2021

20% off

Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever, 5-6 February 2021

20% off

Ballet West The Nutcracker, 12 February 2021

20% off

Lost in Music, 13 February 2021

20% off 

Grease, 16-20 February 2021

20% off (excl. Fri/Sat)

The Woman in Black, 23-27 February 2021

2 for 1 Opening Night or 20% off all performances

Wuthering Heights, 1-6 March 2021

20% off (excl. Fri/Sat)

The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, 9-13 February 2021

20% off

The Addams Family, 9-13 March 2021

20% off (excl. Fri/Sat)

Northern Ballet The Great Gatsby, 18 - 20 March 2021

2 for 1 on opening night if purchased by 7 January 2021 or 20% off

Fascinating Aida, 21 March 2021

20% off

Singin' in the Rain, 23-27 March 2021

20% off (excl. Fri/Sat)

An Evening with Nick Butter, 27 March 2021

20% off

The Croft, 6-10 April 2021

2 for 1 Opening Night or 20% off all performances

Scottish Ballet: Swan Lake, 8-10 April 2021

20% off

A Murder is Announced, 13 - 17 April 2021

2 for 1 Opening Night or 20% off all performances

Islets of Silence (The C Word), 17 April 2021

20% off

Remembering the Oscars, 15 April 2021

20% off

Sister Act, 20 April - 1 May 2021

20% off (Excl. Fri/Sat/Sun)

Keepers of the Light, 1-2 May 2021

£2 off 

Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker!, 4-8 May 2021 (Postponed)

20% off (excl. Fri/Sat)

SIX the Musical, 11-16 May 2021

20% off (excl. Fri/Sat/Sun)

Funbox Jungle Party, 13 June 2021

20% off

Groan Ups, 15-19 June 2021

20% off

Scottish Ballet: The Scandal at Mayerling, 21-23 October 2021

20% off


Friends Restaurant Discounts

Friends can get discount on 2 meals or 2 drinks per Friends card.  Please always show your friends 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 Cafe

10% off at The Apartment

20% off food at Bisque Bar & Brasserie (a la carte only)

10% off at Black Ivy (not in conjunction with other offers)

20% off dinner menu at Buffalo

10% off at El Cartel on Teviot Place (not in conjunction with any other offers)

20% off at Harajuku Kitchen

20% off food at Henricks Bar & Bistro (not in conjunction with other offers)

20% off at Malmaison on the Shore (excl. Sat dinner, Sun lunch, Xmas Day, Hogmanay)

20% off at Montpeliers (not in conjunction with other offers)

10% off at Spoon

20% off food at Zizzi's at Edinburgh Quay

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:

Direct Debit

Simply download and print the Direct Debit form and follow the instructions


Log onto your account using the Login button at the top of this page and click on ‘My Account’ where you will see a button for ‘RENEW MY MEMBERSHIP’.

Over the phone

You can call our Box Office team on 0131 529 6000 Mon-Sat, 11am-6pm. 

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