Edinburgh Playhouse18-22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3AA, United Kingdom | 0800 912 6971 | Website
I'm Afraid I Don't Like It
This review is especially helpful for those who have or use the following: Wheelchair, Powerchair
From the street to the bar for drinks , where there is a handy accessible toilet before you head in for the show. However, I've never liked the positioning of the accessible seats. For me they are too high up, and I feel disconnected from the stage. If I was able bodied I would never buy a seat in that area for that reason, so why should I be happy with it just because I'm disabled? I prefer to go to the Festival Theatre in Edinburgh where the seating is at the back of the stalls and you get a wonderful view. It's just a pity they can't install a lift in the Playhouse
Transport & Parking
It is difficult to find parking close by, other than in the multi storey car parks.
It is straight off the street, and directly into the circle. There is no lift so you cannot access any other part of the building, like the stalls for example. As always there is limited wheelchair seating, so you must book early.
The accessible loo is in the bar, which is fine when it is quiet, but difficult to get to when it's busy, and other members of the public are using it! As accessible looks go it is roomy, but I've seen cleaner loos!
The staf are always very helpful, opening doors, and carrying drinks if needed.
Anything else you wish to tell us?
I have tended to avoid going to this theatre because I feel the wheelchair seats are too far back in the Circle, but if you were desperate to see a show, I recommend that you try the theatre, it's down to personal preference as far as seating is concerned.
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I agree Shona, it's not easy to see the whole stage and hear what's going on. Brilliant review.