Backstage Tour - Festival Theatre



Backstage Tour - Festival Theatre

The Festival Theatre sits on Edinburgh’s longest continuous theatre site, has played host to everyone from David Bowie to The Great Lafayette, and burned down twice. Want to find out more, or just stand on stage and feel like a star?

This backstage tour is a great chance to go behind the scenes; see the workings of the theatre and walk down memory lane as we chat through the theatre's fascinating history. 

Includes a Tea or Coffee and cake at the end of the tour!

Friends Discount

£2 off for Friends


Tickets from £10.00*

* A £1 handling charge will be added if you ask us to post your tickets.



If you wish to book BSL and enhanced hearing backstage tours, please contact Box Office at in advance.

If you have any access requirements, please contact Box Office on 0131 529 6000 before booking your space so they can best advise - Our phone lines are currently open 11am - 3pm, Monday-Saturday. The Festival Theatre is accessible to all main levels, but some areas are only accessible by stairs - if you have any questions, please get in touch with our Box Office team who will be able to help. 

Capital Theatres aim to be accessible to all. We are committed to making your visit to our theatres as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. All of our Front of House staff undergo disability awareness training and Dementia Friend Training and will be pleased to assist you should you require any information or help. 

Find more information about access to the Festival Theatre

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