Edinburgh is a city of festivals and the arts. It is an inspiring place that sparks creativity and culture. There is an amazingly varied range of events taking place non-stop throughout the year. During the summer months Edinburgh is alive with performances and productions in every type of venue. The festivals bring street performers out onto the streets creating a real carnival atmosphere. Edinburgh’s `List` magazine has full listings of all performances and shows; alternatively the Edinburgh Evening News has a listings column giving details performances in the city that day.
Edinburgh Festival Theatre
A world-class theatre with 2000 seats and a stage larger than the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London. The café inside this impressive glass fronted building offers a great chance to relax and watch the world go by.
Nicholson Street ( tel: 0131-529-6000)
This building was formerly Edinburgh’s largest cinema now it’s the cities biggest venue for live entertainment including musicals from London’s west end. At Christmas time there is always a traditional family panto.
Leith Walk (tel: 0131-557-2692)
A haven for all traditionalists a privately owned cinema with extra large comfy leather seats and a personal welcome from the owner before the show starts. The streets around the cinema have a great selection of traditional pubs and restaurants.
Newbattle Terrace (tel: 0131-447-4771)
Edinburgh’s trendiest cinema shows all the latest art house and foreign films.
Lothian Road (tel: 0131-228-2688)