Capital Theatres Trust

The Capital Theatres Trust, Scotland’s largest independent theatre organisation, aims to deliver a world class programme to inspire, entertain and educate. The Trust operates three successful and varied spaces in Edinburgh: the Festival Theatre, the King’s Theatre and The Studio

With the largest stage in Scotland, the Festival Theatre welcomes both local and international audiences to the heart of Edinburgh since 1994. With a 1915-seat auditorium, a modern glass-fronted foyer and newly-renovated bar spaces, the Festival Theatre is the perfect venue to enjoy first-quality productions; ranging from leading dance, ballet and opera companies to musicals and concerts. 

Built in 1906 and beautifully preserved, the King’s Theatre is a treasured piece of Edinburgh history. The 1350-seat venue continues to play a prominent role in the community offering a varied programme that showcases the best in national drama, Shakespeare, Murder Mysteries and comedies, local amateur societies and the beloved King’s pantomime. 

The Studio, opened in 2013 and located on Potterrow, is a multi-purpose cultural resource built after an increasing demand for a flexible performance and rehearsal space in the city. It accommodates a wide range of uses from workshops and rehearsals to small-scale performances and festivals.

The Capital Theatres Trust also supports equal access to the arts. The Trust’s extensive education and outreach programmes reaches over 25,000 people in mainstream and special schools, care homes, hospitals, community and youth centres across Scotland. 


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CONTACT ADDRESS Festival theatre, 13-29 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9FT