Throughout the year we have many guests staying at The Walton who come to Edinburgh in order to see a show at the Playhouse Theatre on Royal Terrace.
Our guest house is centrally located, in the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town. From where we are it takes you about 15 minutes to walk to the Playhouse. It is a short walk, which takes you through some of the most beautiful streets of Edinburgh. In fact, I cannot think of many other walks as pleasant as this one for a mild spring evening….. However, if the weather let’s you down you can always count on our reception staff here at The Walton to organise a cab for you.
The Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre started out as a cinema in 1929. Fifty years later and thanks to the efforts of various passionate campaigners the Playhouse’s future as a theatre could be secured.
The building was designed by architect John Fairweather and is categorised as an A-Listed Building by Historic Scotland. As you might expect from such a historic venue rumours about a ghost are surrounding it….His life is said to have been entwined with that of the Playhouse. Learn more about the Theatre’s history here.
Selected highlights at the Playhouse this year include performances by the Russian State Ballet (March), Lionel Bart’s Oliver (May and June), as well as a new production by C. MacIntosh of the famous musical The Phantom of the Opera (September and October).
Did you know that the Playhouse also has its own restaurant? Here you can enjoy tasty Italian creations prepared by Giuliano’s (one of Edinburgh’s most popular eateries). Why not find out more about restaurant offers and book a table?
If you enjoy a visit at the theatre not just because of the show, but if you are also interested in theatre itself you will be pleased to know that you and your friends or family can take tours of the Edinburgh Playhouse. To experience the Playhouse in this way, contact its Group bookings office beforehand on +44 (0) 131 524 3301 to enquire about availability.
If you’re booked to stay with us at here at The Walton later this year and are still looking for things to do during your visit to the Scottish capital, don’t hesitate to include the Playhouse in your plans. We highly recommend spending some time at the Theatre – it’s an Edinburgh institution you wouldn’t want to miss out on!