It may not be Fringe season, but Edinburgh is not short of a theatre scene this Winter

All of Edinburgh’s actors do not hibernate during the non-Fringe season!


Edinburgh is mostly known for the Fringe and the amazing performances that come with it. But it’s nearly November – what on earth can Edi offer? Well, the answer is a lot!

Here is a list of Edi theatre performances you can check out…

Scottish Opera: Ainadamar

8th, 10th, and 12th of November 2022 at Festival Theatre Edinburgh.

Tickets: £18.50 to £43.50

“Where opera meets flamneco”. This opera will reimagine the life of poet and playwright Federico García Lorca, whose politics and sexuality led to his brutal execution during the Spanish Civil War.

Scottish Ballet’s The Snow Queen

19th of November – 10th of December 2022 at Festival Theatre Edinburgh.

Tickets: £19.50

Inspired by the Hans Christian Anderson classic tale, The Snow Queen, this ballet will grace the stage of Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre this Christmas season and will be sure to put you in the festive spirit.

The Panto: Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

17h of December – 22nd of January 2023 at Festival Theatre.

Tickets: prices start at £23.50.

Is it christmas without a pantomime? Snow White and the Seven Dwarves has been described as “A dazzling extravaganza… the best pantomime in the land!” by Eidnburgh Evening News, who gave the show FIVE stars. You don’t want to miss it.

An Inspector Calls

31st of January – 4th of February 2023 at Festival Theatre.

Tickets: prices start at £21.50.

An Inspector Calls is a mystery play that kicks off with a peaceful dinner party interrupted with news of the death of a young woman, which Inspector Goole is investigating.

Bugsy Malone

15th of November – 20th of November 2023 at Edinburgh Playhouse.

Tickets: prices start at £13.

I have fond memories of watching Bugsy Malone as a child and performing “My Name is Tallulah” for anyone who would listen (AKA nobody), but this “crowd-pleasing hit” is fun for all ages and will be the uplifting entertainment you need as students approach exam season. Bugsy Malone is set in the prohibition era in New York and features mobsters, showgirls, dreamers, and lots of custard pies being thrown about.

1974: The Abba Tribute Show

7th of December 2022 at Edinburgh Playhouse.

Tickets: £25 to £36.50.

I don’t think I need to sell this one to anybody because who doesn’t love Abba, but I will anyway. The original not-so-Swedish superstars of the 1974 Abba Tribute Show will perform all of our favourite songs with a full live band. So dust off your platform boots and get ready to celebrate.

Jurassic Live

8th of December 2022 at Edinburgh Playhouse.

Tickets: prices start at £21.65.

Do you want to see real dinosaurs perform on stage for 90 whole minutes? Well, unfortunately, dinosaurs are extinct, so you can’t. Still, with mind-blowing special effects and professional puppeteers, you will be transported back to the Mesazoic Era as you watch Jurassic Live.

My Fair Lady

14th of December – 7th of January 2023 at Edinburgh Playhouse.

Tickets: prices start at £13.

My Fair Lady is a musical starring Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl, who takes speech lessons from a professor so that she may pass as a lady. This musical features some bangers that will be stuck in your head for days.

Jersey Boys

24th of January to 4th of February 2023 at Edinburgh Playhouse.

Just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note, the Jersey Boys were perfect on stage but faced a lot of drama behind the scenes.

Love Actually: Live in Concert

7th of Dember 2022 at Usher Hall.

Tickets: £32.45 to £71.50

Based on the traditional Christmas movie we all know and love, Love Actually: Live in Concert is a unique way to watch the festive film with classic Christmas bangers and merry vibes all around.

Jesus Christ Superstar

Edinburgh University Savoy Opera Group (EUSOG) will be putting on a production of Jesus Christ Superstar, a sung-through rock opera written by Andrew Llyod Webber and Tim Rice. Once you see this show, your Spotify most played songs are guaranteed to be infiltrated with some of the bangers from this show. In fact, I suggest that you don’t start listening to the soundtrack before you see the show because you won’t be able to sit quietly in your seat, the urge to stand up and singalong will take over and that is not correct theatre etiquette. The show will be at the end of January, keep your eyes out for updates on tickets!

Bring it On

Footlights, the other Edinburgh University student-run musical theatre group, will be performing Bring it On: The Musical in February! Bring it On: The Musical is based on the classic 2000s movie about cheerleaders in High School and will surely feature some pretty cool cheerleading stunts. Keep your eyes out for when tickets go on sale so you can bask in the talent of your fellow students.

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