Festival City Theatres Trust is responsible for the operation and management of two of Scotland’s major presenting venues – The Festival and King’s Theatres in Edinburgh. The Trust, which is a registered charity, was formed in July 1998 with the merger of the two theatres. It is the largest independent theatre management in Scotland.
The Festival Theatre stands on the site of the old Empire Theatre and opened in 1994, boasting the largest stage of any presenting house in Britain at the time. Today, at just over 2,500 square feet it is the largest performance area in Scotland, second only to the Royal Opera House in the UK, and is established as one of the country’s most prestigious venues. Not only is it the Capital’s home for Scottish Ballet and Scottish Opera, and at the heart of the Edinburgh International Festival, it has also gained an international reputation as one of the leading dance houses in the world. The 1915-seat venue hosts a cutting-edge contemporary dance season alongside large-scale musicals, international ballet productions and a variety of one-night musical events.
Standing on Edinburgh's longest continuous theatre site, the Festival Theatre was designed as Scotland's premier dance and opera house in 1994 and now offers a variety of world-class productions across all artforms. The stage is the largest in Scotland and third largest in Britain, providing the perfect platform for a programme of world-class contemporary dance and ballet, and excellent acoustics make it a number one venue for opera, musicals and concerts. With modern glass-fronted foyer and bar spaces and a plush 1915-seat auditorium, this is a must-visit venue for sparkling entertainment that won't let you down.
Superb from Zee, 11/06/13
Qualmpedler, laughed througout, great crowd interaction, great material, back to the highs of Part Troll, wouldn't dream of spoiling the end but it was special. Go see this, or buy the DVD when its out.