The Edinburgh Festival Theatre is used primarily for musical
events and touring groups, and it is one of the main venues for the
annual summer Edinburgh International Festival, as well as being
the year-round venue for the Scottish Opera and the Scottish
Ballet. This historic location is Edinburgh's oldest continuous
theatre site: there has been a theatre there since as far back as
1830. For nearly thirty years after 1963 the theatre became a bingo
hall, but was still occasionally serving as a festival venue. It
re-opened in June 1994 with a glass-fronted structure as the new
entrance and a dramatic mix of art nouveau, beaux-arts and
neo-classicist architecture, and now has adequate acoustics,
serving all the artistic requirements of the community.
Address: 13/29 Nicolson Street Website: www.eft.co.uk Telephone: (0)131 529 6000 Transportation: Within walking distance of Waverley rail
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