Scottish Opera: Gianni Schicchi Relaxed Performance


Matinee: 3pm
Running time (approx.): 2 hours

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Scottish Opera: Access Gianni Schicchi

Relaxed Performance

Our accessible afternoon performances make coming to a favourite opera as easy and stress-free as possible – keeping the drama on stage where it belongs!

With Dementia Friendly values at their core, these shortened performances are open to all. Performed by a full cast and orchestra, they also feature a narrator to take you through the story and introduce the music from the opera. There are wheelchair spaces and extra staff on hand to help. There is also a smaller capacity to allow everyone space, and brighter lighting levels in the auditorium, giving you the flexibility and freedom to move about as required.

So whether you’re living with dementia, recovering from an operation, have Long Covid, or are simply anxious about coming back to the theatre post pandemic – you can relax and enjoy everything opera has to offer.

More about the show…

Gianni Schicchi follows a dysfunctional family caught in the snare of a shameless conman, with Puccini’s music, including the favourite ‘O mio babbino caro’, creating its own vivid sound world.

Sung in Italian with English supertitles

Booking information

Online booking is available for this show, but if you have specific access needs you'd like to discuss, you can do so by calling the Box Office on 0131 529 6000, Mon-Fri, 11-3. Please note that wheelchair spaces are limited.

*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.



Groups (8+) £6 off Stalls and Dress (Excluding Fri & Sat eve) Please note groups cannot be booked online. If you wish to book a Group, please contact our dedicated Groups email,

Concessions £3 off. (Excluding Fri & Sat eve) Concessions are limited to one per person and may be withdrawn at any time.

Under 26s £10 tickets. Subject to availability and with a valid ID.

Student Standby £10 tickets. (Excluding Fri & Sat eve) Available on the day after 12pm from the Box Office at the Festival Theatre with a valid ID. 

School Groups £10, 1 adult free with every 10 children. (Excluding Fri & Sat eves) Please contact the Box Office Groups Department at or 0131 529 6005 to book.

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. 


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. 

Essential Carers go free - please phone the Box Office during Mon-Fri, 11am-3pm on 0131 529 6000, or email to book.

Find more information about access to the Festival Theatre.

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