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How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

Tue 26 Nov to Sun 01 Dec 2019

Evenings 7.30pm (excl. Sun) Fri matinee 2.30pm; Sat matinees 11am & 2.30pm; Sun matinees 1pm & 4pm.

Running time (approx.): 1 hour 50 minutes (includes 20 min. interval)

Festival Theatre

Box Office: 0131 529 6000

Ticket prices

Starting from £28 - £48*

* Ticket prices include a contribution to the Theatres Development Fund. An £1 handling charge will be added if you ask us to post your tickets.

Friends Discount

2 for 1 on Opening Night or 20% off all performances

Spectacular! Genuine holiday glow

San Francisco Chronicle

How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

Starring Gregor Fisher as the Narrator and Matt Terry as Young Max.

The Grinch discovers there’s more to Christmas than he bargained for in this heart-warming and hilarious musical, based on Dr. Seuss’ hugely popular best-selling books made famous by the film adaptions.

Magnificent sets and costumes inspired by Dr. Seuss create the whimsical world of Whoville, while Max the Dog narrates the story of the scheming Grinch whose heart is ‘two sizes too small,’ as he decides to steal Christmas away from the Whos, an endlessly joyful bunch bursting with holiday cheer. The show features the songs You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch and Welcome Christmas.

Join in the Christmas spirit with the show critics have called ‘A GENIUS OF A SHOW! A TOTAL DELIGHT FOR BOTH KIDS AND ADULTS.’ 


An extraordinary performance

New York Times


Hollyrood Reporter


Audience Reaction


Thu 28 November 7.30PM

Audio Description

Fri 29 November 7.30PM - Judy Gilbert, John Cummings

BSL - Sign Language Interpreted

Fri 29 November 7.30PM - Iain Hodgetts

Touch Tours

Fri 29 November 6.30PM

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.

Friends  2 for 1 on Opening Night or 20% off all performances

Groups (8+) £4 off (Stalls & Dress). Please note groups cannot be booked online. If you wish to book a Group, please contact our dedicated Groups phone line on 0131 529 6005.

Student Standby* £10

Concessions £3 off (excl. Fri, Sat & Sun) 

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. Our staff can be called on 0131 529 6000 or by using Text Relay on 18002 0131 529 6003.

* 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.

Discounts may be withdrawn at any time

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