The best way to see great theatre for less is to Become a Friend of the Festival and King’s Theatres. Not only will you make huge savings throughout the year, but you’ll learn more about the work of the theatre and will be playing a role in keeping your theatres thriving.

Become a Friend online, or call 0131 529 6000 (Mon to Sat 11am-6pm) or visit the Festival Theatre (Mon to Sat 10am-6pm) to join.
See below for the full range of Friends benefits, or see the menu to the left for more discounts and details of how to become a friend.

Friends Benefits

From just £36 a year, you’ll receive:
Free or discounted tickets for most shows
2 for 1 tickets on many Opening Nights at the King's and Festival Theatres – bring a friend for free.
20% off many other performances, on up to two tickets.
Cheaper drinks and pre-theatre meals
20% off at all of our bars (excludes ice cream)
Discounts at several local cafes and restaurants
Be first in the queue
Friends receive a priority booking period for most shows before they go on general sale, so you’ll be able to secure the very best seats for sell-out shows like the King’s Panto.
You’ll receive the Friends e-newsletter which will let you know about new shows before everyone else.
Skip phone queues with a designated Friends Priority Booking Line.
You could make your money back with just one show.
Do you regularly come to the theatre as a family or as a foursome?  If so, an Extra Friends Membership gives you all of the above benefits but with four tickets for the price of two, or 20% off on up to four tickets, all for only £59 a year.
See here for full details of how to become a Friend.

Some exclusions apply. Please read our Terms & Conditions.

“There is nothing like seeing something live, and being a Friend of the Festival and King's Theatres gives you the opportunity to see a huge range of top quality plays and performances at a substantial discount and also helps support theatre in Edinburgh." Ralph Lutton, Friend