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Festival Theatre

13-29 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9FT, Scotland
+44 131 529 6000
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MISS SAIGON

Absolutely fantastic. Amazing performance from the cast. Superb singing. Seats in the upper circle... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
GreenCH2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Good access, comfortable seating, good bars and a decent café.

We visited here to see Miss Saigon. We were delighted with the theatre, its access and staff... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kingell
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Marske-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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If you like a little added sparkle with your live entertainment then the prestigious Festival Theatre is the place for you. Built in 1994, the impressive glass facade imposes a sense of occasion as you enter the sleek and contemporary foyer spaces. Enjoy a drink in our spacious bars and take in the insipring views across to Arthur's Seat - but don't let the modern entrance fool you - the traditional 1915-seat auditorium, with its sumptuous decor and lavish fittings, has all the grandeur and splendour you need for a truly special theatrical experience.Designed as Scotland's premier dance and opera house in 1994, the stage is the largest in Scotland, providing the perfect platform for world-class contemporary dance and ballet, and excellent acoustics make it a number one venue for opera, musicals and concerts. The Festival Theatre continues to provide the best programme of dance and opera in the country, as well as a variety of world-class productions across all artforms. Home to the International Festival in the summer, and Christmas shows in winter, you'll find unmissable entertainment here all year round.
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13-29 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9FT, Scotland
Southside & Holyrood
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic. Amazing performance from the cast. Superb singing. Seats in the upper circle meant that you saw the whole stage. Very hot though.

Thank GreenCH2013
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited here to see Miss Saigon. We were delighted with the theatre, its access and staff support. We sat in the circle where the viewing was excellent. The following day we visited the café where the staff were polite and helpful. THe food was...More

Thank Kingell
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good effects, effort and energy from Miss Saigon cast. Poor musical compared to Les Mis but definitely better than the pantomime that is the lion king. Score 6 out of 10.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this theatre in January to see a matinee show and it was fab. It doesn't look anything from the outside but the actual theatre is stunning. When we entered the bar on the left was really busy but we were told that there were...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to this theatre to see miss Saigon. Theatre looks ultra modern from the outside but when you get into the actual theatre it’s a old theatre and it’s lovely. The show was fantastic. Had a great night

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited to see a packed out show. Was told off for putting my coat behind me (I was sat in the back row) I was told to put my coat under my seat. I have now discovered a rather unpleasant sticky stain on my dry...More

Thank 911Fife
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I bought tickets more then a year ago for my mum and me to have good seats ( front of the dress circle), to see miss Saigon. Unfortunately my mums mobility has deteriorated over the last few months. I wasn’t sure how she would manage...More

Thank PrestonpansGinger
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited to see Miss Saigon and found a new looking glass fronted building with a cafe on the ground floor and a bar on the next level. There are other bars available on other levels. The surprise came when I entered the stalls to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The show was fabulous, however will limit this review to venue itself, which luckily was also fabulous. Lovely modern facade and facilities on the outside with the feel of a proper old theatre inside. Staff were friendly and efficient, queues at bar were quite long...More

Thank v100bhoy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was given tickets for Miss Saigon as a Christmas gift and enjoyed it so much! We ended up sitting in the front row and it gave us a wonderful view of all the performers - as well as the orchestra! The cast were all...More

Thank yassu
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replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here
for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and
arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking
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Helen A
23 November 2017|
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Response from Andrew H | Reviewed this property |
Apart from the entrance and aisles there are no other obstructions to viewing in the middle of the dress circle.
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