The Edinburgh based theatre operators, Capital Theatres, have just announced that they will be re-opening their theatres on 29th June 2021 for a summer of social distanced productions.
Capital Theatres who operate The Festival Theatre, The Edinburgh King’s Theatre and The Studio are reopening after 15 months of being closed due to COVID-19. They are bringing audiences a summer of social distanced productions, with hopes that they will be able to launch a full programme in the autumn. Fiona Gibson, CEO of Capital Theatres said:
“After closing our doors on 16 March and ‘going dark’ for longer than any of us would ever have imagined; we’re delighted to be able to welcome our audiences back into our theatres. We’ve worked closely with Scottish Government and the wider theatre industry to ensure that audiences can feel safe, comfortable and secure as they return to the joy of live performance. Our summer programme, using socially distanced seating plans, will build the confidence of audience, staff and artists alike as we look forward to a full programme of events this autumn, bringing you all the thrilling variety and entertainment which Capital Theatres is famous for.”
This is exciting news for the Scottish theatre industry and also Scottish audiences who have been deprived of theatre entertainment for over a year. This summer they can look forward to productions such as ‘Blindness’, a theatrical sound installation from the Donmar Warehouse with the voice of Juliet Stephenson. After sell-out runs in London and New York, an Edinburgh audience will experience this unique event on the Festival Theatre stage itself from 29th June. In July the Festival Theatre will play host to ‘Zog’, ‘Caitlin Moran: More Than A Woman LIVE!’, ‘Silent Cinema: A Night of Laurel & Hardy’ and ‘Rosie Kay: Absolute Solo II’. In August Scottish Opera will come to the Festival Theatre with ‘Falstaff’ as part of the Edinburgh International Festival.
The King’s Theatre will reopen with spy thriller ‘A Splinter of Ice’ starring Oliver Ford Davies (Game of Thrones, Star Wars) as Graham Greene, Stephen Boxer (The Crown) as Kim Philby.
Both venues will be fully programmed from September 2021 onwards. Highlights include ‘Grease’, ’The Play That Goes Wrong’, ‘Dirty Dancing’, ‘Bedknobs and Broomsticks’, ‘Six’, Wise Children’s ‘Wuthering Heights’, ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’, National Theatre of Scotland’s ‘Orphans and The Enemy’, Stewart Lee and ‘The Cher Show’. All on sale now.
Get your tickets for these productions here.