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.

Your Discounts
Festival Theatre Discounts
King’s Theatre Discounts  
Restaurant Discounts
Exclusions apply – read the Terms & Conditions

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

Following customer feedback and sales patterns from recent years, we have changed the way Friends can book their tickets, if bringing a group of 8+.  From January 2016, if you bring 8 or more to panto we will be offering Friends the chance to book in advance of the usual Friends Priority Booking Period.  If you would like to opt-in to receive a booking form please email before 2 November. Panto Group Forms will be sent out via email, or post, at the beginning of January 2016.  During this period, seats for those bringing groups of 8+ will be allocated on a first come first served basis.  Please note that a lot of people return their form within hours of receipt.
Don’t worry if you’re not coming in a group of 8+. Friends still have their Priority Booking Period
along with Group Bookers from 8 – 13 February 2016. As usual we have ensured seats will be available at a range of prices during this booking period exclusively for Friends. Of course, we can never guarantee that you will always get your first choice of seats as it’s such a popular and busy show but we hope this goes some way toward it.  We hope you’ll find these changes are positive, and that they enhance your booking experience with us.


Groups of 8+             

Jan to 7 Feb 2016                     Opt-in by 2 Nov 2015  to receive a postal form


8  to 13 Feb 2016                    Available online, in person and over the phone.  Friedns can book any available seats they wish and will also have access to a number of great seats at a range of price points held back exclusively for Friends and unable to Group bookers
GENERAL SALE 15 Feb 2016          Public booking available online, in person and over the phone