The Brunton

The Brunton
Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, East Lothian, EH21 6AA
  • Box office 0131 665 2240
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The Brunton

A meeting place for theatregoers travelling from Edinburgh and East Lothian, this friendly mid-sized Musselburgh venue provides a busy programme of visiting drama, dance, music, comedy, children’s theatre, film, workshops and musicals, as well as amateur and community productions. It also produces its own popular pantomime with a strong local flavour. All seats in the modern 300-capacity theatre have a clear, open view of the stage, making it comfortable for everyone and particularly well suited to children. The multi-million pound refurbishment of the main hall upstairs, which seats 500, hosts a variety of concerts including classical music, comedy and dance performances, as well as regular cinema screenings showing new releases, National Theatre Live and Royal Opera House live screenings. The hall, known as venue 1, is also available to hire. The organisation has close relationships with a number of performing arts organisations, not least the resident children's theatre company Catherine Wheels, which works internationally and with local schools. The spacious curved bar serves drinks before the show and during the interval, while the bistro serves snacks and lunches as well as more substantial pre-theatre suppers. Artwork around the theatre by Glasgow-based glass artist Deborah Campbell was created to replicate themes from the Musselburgh Fisherman’s Walk with fish, creels, seaweed and waves incorporated into the design. There is plentiful parking in the surrounding area.

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Big Girls Don’t Cry – Celebrating the Music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Entertainers Tenth anniversary tour celebrating a decade of Big Girls Don’t Cry featuring The East Coast Boys. Experience the iconic sounds of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons authentically recreated by a phenomenal cast and live band. During the 60s and 70s, number one hits Sherry, December 1963 (Oh What a Night…

Thu 23 Aug

Venue 1

£25.50 / 0131 665 2240

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Islands in the Stream

Entertainers The ultimate tribute to country legends Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers. Leave your 9 to 5 worries behind and get ready for a night in the company of country music royalty! This thigh-slapping show brings together the beloved glamour and personality of Dolly, along with Kenny’s charisma and energy with hit…

Fri 10 Aug

Venue 1

£22.50 (£20.50) / 0131 665 2240

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Rhythm of the Dance

The National Dance Company of Ireland This stunning Irish spectacular Rhythm of the Dance is a fully live show that celebrates Irish culture through music and dance, featuring world champion dancers, a traditional Irish band, singers and a most gifted cast who have been wowing audiences all over the world since 1999.

Wed 8 Aug

Venue 1

£24.50 (£23) / 0131 665 2240

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Reviews & features

Play time: raising the curtain on experimental and traditional theatre

23 Sep 2016

From the Royal Lyceum to Buzzcut Festival, Gareth K Vile looks at theatrical extremes in Edinburgh and Glasgow

Both Glasgow and Edinburgh have strong traditions of popular and experimental theatre. Although the major venues on both coasts of the central belt often collaborate, each of the cities have their own particular performance personality: Glasgow goes for…

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