An Inspector Calls

An Inspector Calls

Evenings 7.30pm | Matinees 2:30pm

Running time (approx.): 1 hour 50 minutes (no interval)

Festival Theatre

Box Office: 0131 529 6000

Ticket prices

From £21.50

* Ticket prices include a contribution to the Theatres Development Fund. A £1 handling charge will be added if you ask us to post your tickets.

Friends Discount

20% off all performances
(Excl. Fri & Sat Performances)

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An Inspector Calls

JB Priestly's Classic Thriller

Stephen Daldry’s multi-award-winning National Theatre production of JB Priestley’s classic thriller returns. 

Winner of 19 major awards and hailed as the theatrical event of its generation, An Inspector Calls has thrilled more than 5 million theatregoers worldwide.

When Inspector Goole arrives unexpectedly at the prosperous Birling family home, their peaceful dinner party is shattered by his investigations into the death of a young woman. His startling revelations shake the very foundations of their lives and challenge us all to examine our consciences. More relevant now than ever, this is a must-see for a whole new generation.

Creative team: 

Director Stephen Daldry 
Designer Ian MacNeil 
Lighting Designer Rick Fisher 
Composer Stephen Warbeck 
Associate Director Julian Webber 
Producer PW Productions 

★ ★ ★ ★

Every time Stephen Daldry's great production of this JB Priestley play returns, its power and pertinence feel all the more striking.

The Independent

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Spectacular. If you haven’t seen it, you must. If you have, see it again

Mail on Sunday


  • Tue 31 Jan 2023 7:30 PM
  • Wed 1 Feb 2023 2:30 PM
  • Wed 1 Feb 2023 7:30 PM
  • Thu 2 Feb 2023 2:30 PM
  • Thu 2 Feb 2023 7:30 PM CAP


    For D/deaf and hard-of-hearing, captioning converts the spoken word into text which is displayed on an electronic caption unit – either near or on-stage or via a hand-held device.

  • Fri 3 Feb 2023 7:30 PM
  • Sat 4 Feb 2023 2:30 PM AD

    Audio Description Available

    An additional audio track for audiences with sight loss, explaining what’s happening on screen or on stage during gaps in the dialogue and sound effects.


    British Sign Language

    For patrons using sign language, this service usually involves one interpreter standing on or in front of the stage to sign the dialogue.


    Touch Tour Available

    For audiences with sight loss, an opportunity to explore the performance space and handle selected props, costumes and furniture before the event starts.

  • Sat 4 Feb 2023 7:30 PM


Friends 20% off (Excl. Fri & Sat Performances)

Groups (8+) £4 off Stalls and Dress Please note groups cannot be booked online. If you wish to book a Group, please contact our dedicated Groups email,, or phone on 0131 529 6005.

School Groups £8.50 tickets, 1 teacher free with every 10 students. Please note groups cannot be booked online. If you wish to book a Group, please contact our dedicated Groups email,, or phone on 0131 529 6005.

Concessions £3 off
Concessions are limited and may be withdrawn at any time.

Student Standbys £10*

Discounts are available to people with disabilities, please call box office to buy your tickets. If you would like to book a wheelchair space or if you have any special requirements, please phone the box office who can advise. 

* Student Standby tickets are subject to availability on the day of the performance and can only be purchased in person at the Box Office from 12pm. A valid Student or Young Scot ID is required. Only one ticket per card.

All discounts may be withdrawn at any time. 



Thu 02 February 7.30PM

Audio Description

Sat 04 February 2.30PM

BSL - Sign Language Interpreted

Sat 04 February 2.30PM

Touch Tours

Sat 04 February 1.30PM

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