Edinburgh Festival Theatre




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The EFT began life as the Empire Palace Theatre, hosting the biggest old-time variety stars. By the mid 1980s, it was another story: then the run-down Empire bingo hall, it suffered the indignity of staging shows by the likes of trash-sleaze merchants the Cramps. However, a 1994 restoration turned it into the most opulent of receiving houses, with one of the biggest dance stages in the UK. Its programme is a mix of dance, opera and large-scale theatrical productions; it's a major venue for opera and dance during the Edinburgh International Festival.

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Edinburgh Festival Theatre details

13-29 Nicolson Street,
South Edinburgh

Area South

Transport Nicolson Street-North Bridge buses

Telephone 0131 529 6000

Edinburgh Festival Theatre website

Box office In person 10am-8pm Mon-Sat (10am-6pm on non-performance days); 4pm-start of performance Sun. By phone 11am-8pm Mon-Sat (10am-6pm on non-performance days); 4pm-start of performance Sun..

Tickets £10-£62.

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