The Brunton

The Brunton
Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, East Lothian, EH21 6AA
  • Box office 0131 665 2240
  • General enquiries 0131 665 9900
  • Email
  • Website thebrunton.co.uk
Photo of The Brunton

Jump to times, articles or comments

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.

Events at this venue

There are 11 events at this location

Sorted by title / date & time

Big Girls Don't Cry

Oh what a night you'll have at this tribute to Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, with all the hits from 'Sherry' to 'Grease is the Word'.

Thu 23 Aug

Venue 1

£25.50 / 0131 665 2240

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Classical at One

Royal Conservatoire Scotland and St Mary's Music School A showcase of the finest piano and chamber music from Royal Conservatoire Scotland and St Mary’s Music School rising stars, featuring great composers such as Bach, Rachmaninov and Mozart. Optional light lunch before a delightful concert of beautiful music (call…

Wed 15 Aug

Venue 2

£9 / 0131 665 2240

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 17 Aug

Venue 2

£9 / 0131 665 2240

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 20 Aug

Venue 2

£9 / 0131 665 2240

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 24 Aug

Dougie MacLean in Concert

Dougie MacLean 'Scotland's pre-eminent singer/songwriter and a national musical treasure' (Sing Out!, USA) with a unique blend of lyrical, roots-based song writing and instrumental composition. He is internationally renowned for his song Caledonia, music for The Last of the Mohicans and inspired performances. His songs…

Sat 11 Aug

Venue 1

£21 (£19) / 0131 665 2240

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Ímar

A powerhouse instrumental quintet, Ímar’s unmissable synergy centres on the overlapping cultural heritage between Scotland, Ireland and the Isle of Man. All five musicians share a strong background in traditional Irish music, underpinning the group’s distinctive qualities in both instrumentation and material. Festival…

Mon 27 Aug

Theatre

£15 (£13) / 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.

Just You, Just Me

Jacqui Dankworth, Charlie Wood and Band British jazz diva Jacqui Dankworth and American vocalist/pianist Charlie Wood get together for a husband and wife duet concert celebrating some of the great musical partnerships of the 20th century. Featuring classic compositions from landmark recordings by legendary duos like…

Sat 25 Aug

Theatre

£18 (£16) / 0131 665 2240

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mr McFall's Chamber: Red Blue Balance

New works by Paul Harrison and Mike Kearney, well-loved pieces by Tim Garland and Frank Zappa, and the world premiere of Red Blue Balance by Vivian Barty-Taylor.

Sat 11 Aug

Theatre

£16 (£14) / 0131 665 2240

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Nick Ross Orchestra present Sounds of the Glenn Miller Era

The Nick Ross Orchestra Recapture the sounds of a bygone era with this unmissable evening of classic big band of the 1940s and 1950s, including: In the Mood, Moonlight Serenade, New York, New York. There are those who watch and listen and tap a shy finger to the melodies, others who follow with a silent foot-beat…

Sat 18 Aug

Venue 1

£20 (£18) / 0131 665 2240

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Rat Pack is Back With Special Guest Anita Harris

Barry Collings Entertainment David Alacey, Des Coleman and Paul Drakeley star as Frank, Sammy and Dean in the original Rat Pack show, now celebrating its 21st record-breaking year. Together they amaze audiences with their recreation of the music of Sinatra, Davis and Martin in a fabulous show that brings the style and…

Fri 17 Aug

Venue 1

£22 (£20) / 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.

Songs fir a Summer's Nicht

Alex Hodgson With his-larger-than life stage presence, Alex brings another absolute treat. Packed with laughter, theatre, spoken word, music and a bit of everything in between. A must see during this year’s Fringe. Alex's extravaganza showcases original and traditional folk music which is woven and entwined with fun…

Thu 16 Aug

Theatre

£16 (£14) / 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…

Post a comment