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25 Live: The Big Birthday Show

Sat 01 Jun 2019

Time 7pm

Age: 3+

Festival Theatre

Box Office: 0131 529 6000

Ticket Prices


* Ticket prices include a contribution to the Theatres Development Fund. An 80p handling charge will be added if you ask us to post your tickets.

25 LIVE: The Big Birthday Show

A celebration of 25 years of the Festival Theatre!

Join us for one night only to celebrate 25 years of the Festival Theatre. To mark this birthday we are proudly presenting a packed variety show of the very best of our creative partnerships. We will be sharing some of the work we have produced with our partners in the last year as well as premiering brand-new works commissioned specifically for 25 Live in a celebration of dance, music, film and song.

Premieres will include a new work from Dance Ihayami and WHALE Arts, celebrating 25 years of the Festival Theatre and 50 years of Wester Hailes. Spinning Songs, an inter-generational singing and song-writing project produced in collaboration with Scottish Opera working with Edinburgh schools and community groups. We’ll also be revisiting some of our most recent collaborations, sharing films we have made with LBGT Youth Scotland and An Audience With… Janice Parker Projects.

The Festival Theatre plays a vital role in the cultural and creative life of our capital city. Opened in 1994 on the site of the former Empire Theatre, retaining its 1928 auditorium but expanding its footprint front and back of house and establishing the dramatic glass facade, the building has truly fulfilled its ambition to become a national asset.

We can’t wait to share this birthday with you!

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