Join Our Forget Me Not Project

This project has been funded by the Life Changes Trust and is supporting the Festival & King's Theatres in making Dementia Friendly Communities. This includes programming events and performances which are suitable for people living with dementia and their carer's.

All our Forget Me Not events are free but ticketed. For more information on any of the upcoming events or to be included in our focus groups to help plan future events please contact Paul: / 0131 622 8444

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Up coming events

We have a number of events coming up in the new year that are specifically sutable for people living with dementia. If you would like to book for any of the events below, please call the box office on 0131 529 6000

Audio Listing of Events for the Visually Impaired:


Festival Theatre Drop In Café
Second Tuesday of each month, 11.30am-1pm

The drop in café at the Festival Theatre is for anyone affected by
dementia. Drop in to say hello and have a chat over tea, coffee
and cakes.

The Festival Theatre Club
Third Thursday of each month, 1pm-2.30pm

Is a drop-in social group for people who support or care for someone living with dementia. Meets in the café at the Festival Theatre.

Call Paul on** 0131 622 8444 **for more information or

The Empire Palace of Varieties Presents

Tea dances
Third Monday of every month 2pm – 3.30pm
These are held monthly in the Lafayette Bar at the
Festival Theatre. Refreshments are provided and there is
limited parking available in the courtyard. Spaces can be
booked in advance by calling stage door on 0131 662 1112.
Call 0131 529 6000 to book free tickets

Curious Shoes
The Studio 3 Mar 11am, 4 & 11 Mar 2.30pm
Curious Shoes tells the story of four intriguing characters
on a journey from Here to There. Live music, movement and
very few words bring this funny, entertaining and beautifully
simple story to life. Step by step and moment to moment the
audience is invited to join our quartet of talented performers
on their curious voyage of discovery.
Created by Magdalena Schamberger, Artistic Director of
Hearts & Minds, an arts in health charity with over 15 years
experience of using the performing arts to improve the quality
of life for people living with dementia. Curious Shoes is a
bespoke performance developed with this audience at
its heart.
Call 0131 529 6000 to book free tickets

Scottish Opera Memory Spinners – Spring Season
Through music, storytelling, movement and visual arts, Scottish
Opera’s Memory Spinners programme helps people living with
dementia and their carers relax, get creative and form new
support networks. The group meets every Tuesday from 1pm
to 3pm with a light lunch provided at 1pm and the sessions
finish at 3pm.
The spring sessions start on Tuesday 2nd May.
For more information or to book a place, please contact
Audrey Blake on 0141 332 9559 or email

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