Find Us

Festival Theatre: 13/ 29 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9FT.

FIND US ON FOOT

(From Princes Street) The Festival Theatre is on Nicolson Street, which is the continuation of North Bridge heading south from the east end of Princes Street (the Balmoral Hotel is on the corner of Princes Street and North Bridge). The theatre is on the right hand side of the road; approximately 10 minutes walk from the east end of Princes Street.

FIND US BY TRAIN

The nearest rail station to the Festival Theatre is Waverley Station.

FIND US BY BUS

The Festival Theatre is accessible by many different bus routes across the city.

The main Lothian bus routes which serve the Festival Theatre are: 3, 3A, 5, 7, 8, 14, 29, 30, 31, 33, 37, 47, 49

First Buses: 86, 86A

FIND US BY ROAD

The Festival Theatre is on Nicolson Street, which is the continuation of North Bridge heading south from Princes Street. Please note there is limited street parking around the Festival Theatre. There is a small car park located about 5 minutes walk from the theatre on Niddry Street (7am - 11pm, 7 days).

Our partners at City Cabs are Edinburgh’s longest-serving taxi association dedicated to providing quality service. Book your journey online, on the City Cabs app or by calling 0131 228 1211.

If you wish to cycle, there are bike racks in front of the theatre as well as on the side (by Stage Door). You can plan your cycle route using one of the different interactive routes available on the Edinburgh Council's website, including a QuietRoutes planner. 

Parking

Enjoy up to 5 hours parking at NCP’s Holyrood Road for only £5.50 when you see a show at the Festival Theatre. NCP are offering this incredible saving of £13 to our audiences which is redeemable by visiting the box office with your ticket, where you can request a validation voucher.

The car park is open 24 hours, has over 300 bays (including disabled bays) and is just a 9 minute walk from the theatre entrance.

Please note the parking cannot be pre-booked. 

Find out more information about the car park