Activities for Adults

Find out how to explore more with Capital Theatres, from pre-performance talks and backstage tours to workshops and all-singing, all-dancing opportunities to get involved.

We have numerous events that allow you to discover theatre in exciting new ways. The listings below give you an insight into a selection of our work. You can discover more using the filter options in the What's On

The Vintage Chorus

The Vintage Chorus is Capital Theatres’ choir, founded in 2015 for older people “with time on their hands and a song in their heart”. Led by singer and cellist Wendy Weatherby and pianist Duncan Black, the group sings all sorts of music and everyone’s welcome. The focus is on singing together in a relaxed atmosphere, in the lovely surroundings of the Festival Theatre. You don’t need to be able to read music to join. The Vintage Chorus gives performances from time to time, in settings ranging from the Festival Theatre, to the New Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and Edinburgh’s largest restaurant and bar!

The Vintage Chorus meets for three terms of 10 weeks every year. Rehearsals take place on Tuesdays from 10am to 12pm. 

Curious? Want to know more? Prospective new members are very welcome to come along to the first rehearsal of term as a free “taster” session. Please call Dawn in advance (details below).

Every single place in the Vintage Chorus is subsidised by Capital Theatres. The cost to participants in £40 per person, per term. We don’t want financial hardship to be a barrier to anyone participating in the Vintage Chorus. Some bursaries are available. For a confidential conversation, call Dawn on 0131 622 8444 or email

Backstage Tours

Join us for an in-depth look behind the scenes and delve in to the history of the Festival Theatre or the King’s Theatre. We offer backstage tours to the public on the first Saturday of each month, at both the Festival and the King’s Theatres. They’re a great chance to see the inner workings of our two iconic theatres. Each tour lasts two hours, with refreshments included. For dates or to book, please visit “What’s on” and select the “Tours” filter, or simply call the box office on 0131 529 6000. 

Tours cost £10 per person, £8 for friends of Capital Theatres. BSL and enhanced hearing tours are available but must be booked in advance online, email