Tue 14 to Sat 18 November | King's Theatre

Evenings 7.30pm I Matinees Wed & Sat 2.30pm

Age: 18+ Scenes of violence, sexual content, drug references and very strong language.

Ticket prices

General from: Tickets £18 - £31.50


Friends tickets from: Friends 2 for 1 Opening Night or 20% off all performances

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We offer a range of discounts and concessions to enable everyone to enjoy an affordable visit to the Festival and King's Theatres.

Who needs reasons when you’ve got heroin?

Trainspotting hurtles through the heroin hinterlands of Thatcher-era Leith. In a world where work and opportunities  are scarce, Renton, Sick Boy, Begbie and Spud rail against the trappings of a successful lifestyle held out of their reach, and seek life through the point of a needle. Published in 1993, Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting defined a generation and remains one of the most hard-hitting stories of our time.
After sell-out success in 2016, the Citizens Theatre bring this intense and often hilarious story home to Edinburgh.

 * Ticket prices include a contribution to the Theatres Development Fund.  An 80p handling charge will be added if you ask us to post your tickets.


Friends 2 for 1 Opening Night or 20% off all performances
Groups (8+) £4 off (Stalls & Dress)
Concessions £3 off

Discounts are available to people with disabilities, please call box office to book.

If you would like to book a wheelchair space or if you have any special requirements please phone the box office who can advise.

Our staff can be called on 0131 529 6000 or by using Text Relay on 18001 0131 529 6003.