Capital Theatres is Scotland's largest independent theatre charity which aims to ensure that everyone has access to the provision of world class arts and culture. Our vision is to inspire a life-long love of theatre by promoting and fostering an understanding and appreciation of the performing arts and cultural heritage.
The Festival and King's Theatres are two of Scotland's foremost independent arts venues. We aim to enable the widest possible audience to engage with the highest quality theatre: our programme is diverse, stimulating and above all, entertaining.
The King's Theatre has been a much loved theatre since 1906. Amongst other things, it is home to Edinburgh's annual pantomime, and has given generations of children their first experience of live theatre. Capital Theaetres urgently needs to restore this beautiful theatre to its former glory, so that we can provide audiences with another century of high quality theatre.
The Festival Theatre stages large scale productions including music, comedy, dance and opera and is the main venue for the Edinburgh International Festival and the home of Scottish Ballet and Scottish Opera in Edinburgh.
We run an extensive education programme including talks, workshops, tours and initiatives to encourage young people to participate in the arts. We also have more access performances (audio-described, captioned, and British sign language interpreted) than any other other theatre in Scotland ensuring that people from all walks of life can enjoy the magic of theatre.
The theatres are a wonderful cultural resource in the city and a source of great joy to a great many people, but we cannot cover our running costs through ticket sales alone. To help us maintain the quality, diversity and accessibility of our programme, please consider supporting us.
Capital Theatres aims to:
- make our theatres accessible to a wider range of people by engaging in our charitable activities, which range from the performances on our stages to our learning and participation projects.
Established: July 1992
Board members: 14
Full time staff: 60
Part time staff: 63
Phone number: 0131 357 7734
Address: Festival Theatre, 13-29 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9FTView charity accounts on the Scottish Charity Commission website
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