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Student Ambassadors

We are always looking to develop our links to the student community. Currently we are looking to grow our pool of Student Ambassadors. If you would be interested in representing your University and promoting the Festival Theatre please get in touch with Cat Sheridan - The learning and Participation Coordinator. Email:

You will have the chance to see some world class shows for free at our venues, meet the teams behind the scenes and participate in a range of workshops. We look forward to hearing from you soon!


£10 Student & Young Scot Standby Tickets on the day!!

We understand that budgets are tight, so we've made it easier for Students and Young Scots to discover a world of entertainment without the huge cost.

At the Festival & King's Theatres Edinburgh you can by £10 Standby tickets for most of our shows on the day of the performance. Just turn up at the Box Office in person on the day after 12pm with valid ID, and you can TRY IT FOR A TENNER*

For details of £10 standby availability check the Discounts section on each individual show page. 

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You can now get 20% at the Festival Theatre Cafe up until 5pm!

Whether you are looking for a healthy lunch or a guilty pleasure; a quick fizzy drink or a long relaxing cuppa; a place to enjoy the sunshine or watch the rain fall, the Festival Theatre Cafe is the place to be. 

Open Monday to Saturday from 10am until the show starts for coffee, tea, cakes, light lunches and a quick bite before the performance. The bar will remain open until after the interval. On nights with no show in the Theatre the Café will close at 5pm (with last food orders at 4pm).

With a wide range of home made and locally source products, the Festival Theare Cafe has something for everyone.

*Not available on all shows. Subject to availability. Valid Student or Young Scot ID required. Ask at Box Office for details (0131 529 6000).

Discover more shows for less - with cash to spare for the pub!

What's on

King's Panto 2017/18: Cinderella

Saturday 2 December 2017 - Sunday 21 January 2018 

King's Theatre

King's Panto 2017/18: Cinderella

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The Tin Soldier

Thurs 7 - Sat 23 December.  

The Studio

The Tin Soldier

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The Nutcracker - Scottish Ballet

Sat 9 Dec to Sat 30 Dec 2017 

Festival Theatre

The Nutcracker - Scottish Ballet

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