Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story

£18.00 - 48.00

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

Running Time: 2 hours 35 mins (includes 20 min interval)

Warning: Contains haze and flashing lights

Friends Discounts available
See discounts tab for more details

Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story


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!


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Friends Discount

20% off (excl Fri & Sat) or
2 for 1 Opening Night


*Ticket price includes a contribution to the theatre development fund which pays for the restoration and upkeep of our theatres. A £1.50 handling charge will be added if you require postage for your tickets.



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. 

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Access Performances

  • Thu 16 Mar, 7.30pm
Audio Description
  • Sat 18 Mar, 2.30pm
  • Audio Describers: Amanda Drollinger & Veronica Kinahan
BSL Sign Language Interpreted
  • Sat 18 Mar, 2.30pm
  • Touch Tour: 1 hour before the performance, 1.30pm
  • Interpreter: Paul Belmonte (Stage Left)


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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