Box Office

By phone:
0131 529 6000 (Mon to Sat 11am-3pm).

In person: Mon to Sat 10am-3pm


Text relay: 18002 0131 529 6003

Venue Information


It is a 0.5 mile walk to the theatre from Waverley Station.

The Festival Theatre is accessible by many different bus routes across the city. The main Lothian Bus routes which serve the Festival Theatre are: 3, 3A, 5, 7, 8, 14, 29, 30, 31, 33, 37, 47, 49.

There is limited street parking around the Festival Theatre. There is a small car park located about 5 minutes walk from the theatre on Niddry Street (7am - 11pm, 7 days).


The Festival Theatre Café - open 10am-6pm every day, and extended to fit around show times, the Festival Theatre Café offers drinks, fresh food and tasty desserts. Find out more

Lafayette Bar - this bar is located on the first floor foyer. This bar offers a full range of drinks.

Inverarity One to One Bar - this bar specialises in offering a varied and interesting range of wines, champagne and whiskies. It is located on the first floor foyer. 

Milburn Gallery – a bar with easy access for those sitting in the Upper Circle.


There are eight spaces in the stalls for wheelchair users, with adjacent seats for companions. Please pre-book on 0131 622 8109.

The Festival Theatre has a Sennheiser infrared system available in central areas of the auditorium. Box office will happily advise you on the best seats for reception. Headsets can be collected, free of charge, from the cloakroom on the lower ground floor level of the Festival Theatre. A Sennheiser personal loop system is available for hearing aid users.

Assistance dogs are most welcome at our venues. We will be pleased to look after them during the performance if required. Water bowls are available at both theatres.

There are unisex accessible toilets on levels one and two of the theatre – all have emergency call buttons.

Our four main venues offer an audio described performance for most Scottish Opera performances, this includes a touch tour.