Once you’ve joined as a Friend, you’ll be able to access your Friends discounts online, in person or over the phone immediately.  Friends packs containing Friends cards are sent out once a week.

Did you know the theatres are a registered charity?  Find out more about what you’re Friends Membership is helping to support here.

Useful contacts
Box Office: 0131 529 6000 or 0131 529 6002
Email: or

Box Office Opening Hours
Phonelines – 11am-6pm Mon to Sat
Box Office Counters at the Festival & King’s Theatres – 10am-6pm (or curtain up on show days) Mon to Sat.

To access your Friends discounts online here are some helpful instructions.

Sign up for Friends Emails
We send a monthly e-newsletter to Friends with new show announcements, details of prirotiy booking periods, invitations to special events and extra Friends offers so make sure we have your email address so you don’t miss out.  Email to sign up.

Renew your Membership
Don’t miss out on your discounts and priority booking – keep your Friends Membership current. Even if your Membership hasn’t expired yet, if you renew now, your new year’s Friends Membership won’t begin until your current year has finished, so you won’t lose out.

  • Renew online now. Simply log into your account using the link at the top right of this page and click on 'My Account' and in the right hand column you will see a link for 'Renew Your Membership'.
  • Renew in person at the Festival Theatre
  • Renew over the phone by calling 0131 529 6000
  • Print off this renewal form here

Panto Priority Booking

In response to feedback from our Friends, we're changing how you are able to book for Panto to give Friends a week’s priority before group and general public bookings. We're introducing a special advanced booking period for Friends from 28 Dec. A generous but limited number of tickets will be available to Friends before Group bookings open. Friends will be able to book 7 or fewer tickets from 28 December until 3 January (inclusive).

If you wish to bring a group of 8+, complete the Friend’s group booking form which will be sent out to you with the December brochure. Send it back early to beat the other group bookers! Forms will be processed from 4 January to 4 February.

From 10am on the 5 of February there will be another Friends priority week for any number of tickets, on the phone, at the counter and on the internet. Panto goes on general sale to the public on Mon 12 February.

We hope this will give our Friends the best chance of getting tickets for our busiest show.