Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story

Evenings 7.30pm | Matinees Thu & Sat 2:30pm

 

Festival Theatre

Box Office: 0131 529 6000

Ticket prices

From £19.50

* 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 (excl Fri & Sat) or
2 for 1 Opening Night

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Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story

SEEN BY OVER 22 MILLION PEOPLE WORLDWIDE

This sensational multi award-winning West End show first opened in 1989 and has been thrilling audiences around the world ever since. Now it triumphantly visits the Festival Theatre as part of its 2023 UK Tour.

Forget feel good, Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story is FEEL GREAT! Experience the drama, passion and excitement as a multi-talented cast of actor-musicians tell Buddy Holly’s story, from his Texas rockabilly beginnings to international stardom and his legendary final performance at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, before his tragic death at the age of just 22.

Featuring two terrific hours of the greatest songs ever written, including That’ll Be The Day, Oh Boy, Rave On, La Bamba, Chantilly Lace, Johnny B. Goode, Raining In My Heart, Everyday, Shout and many many more, this show is just Peggy Sue-perb!  

Book now for the most successful Rock & Roll Musical of all time!

‘IT’S BUDDY BRILLIANT’

The Sun

“PURE UNADULTERATED FUN”

Daily Telegraph

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Tickets



  • Tue 14 Mar 2023 7:30 PM
  • Wed 15 Mar 2023 7:30 PM
  • Thu 16 Mar 2023 2:30 PM
  • Thu 16 Mar 2023 7:30 PM CAP

    Captions

    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 17 Mar 2023 7:30 PM
  • Sat 18 Mar 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.

    BSL

    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.

    TT

    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 18 Mar 2023 7:30 PM

Access

Captioning

Thu 16 March 7.30PM

Audio Description

Sat 18 March 2.30PM

BSL - Sign Language Interpreted

Sat 18 March 2.30PM

Touch Tour 

Sat 18 March 1.30pm 

 

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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. 

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Discounts

Friends 2 for 1 opening night or 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, groups@capitaltheatres.com, 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, groups@capitaltheatres.com, 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. 

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