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Backstage Tour: Festival Theatre

Sat 11 Jun 2022


Running time (approx.): 2 hours

Age: All ages

Festival Theatre

Box Office: 0131 529 6000

Ticket Prices


* 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

Friends of Capital Theatres receive £2 off

Backstage Tour

Did you know that the Festival Theatre is situated on Edinburgh's longest continuous theatre site? Or that it was once a Bingo hall? Want to 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 interesting history.

Tours have been adapted to current government guidance. The route utilises our spacious foyers, auditorium, and stage, and has been modified to leave out some of the most enclosed spaces in the theatre, without taking away from your experience.

We kindly request that everyone adheres to government guidelines - please wear a mask unless exempt and frequently use the hand sanitisers that we have situated throughout the building.

For the most up to date version of our COVID protocols, click here.

Refreshments are included.

One of the best tours I have ever been on

Backstage tour attendee

Wonderful way to spend a morning!

Backstage tour attendee

If you wish to book BSL and enhanced hearing backstage tours, please contact Box Office on bookings@capitaltheatres.com in advance. If you have any access requirements, please contact Box Office on 0131 529 6000 before booking your space. 

The phones are currently open 11-3, Monday-Saturday. If you need to contact the Box Office outside of those hours, you can email them at bookings@capitaltheatres.com. 

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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