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Just about every city and town in Britain has a theatre, either producing its own shows (some of which later come to London) or hosting touring productions, often of recent London hits.

Here are links to some of the leading producing theatres in Britain, so you can see what they'll be offering when you visit

BATH: Theatre Royal EDINBURGH: Traverse Theatre PITLOCHRY: Pitlochry Festival Theatre
BIRMINGHAM: Birmingham Rep GLASGOW: Citizens' Theatre SALISBURY: Salisbury Playhouse
BRISTOL: Bristol Old Vic GLASGOW: Tron Theatre SCARBOROUGH: Stephen Joseph Theatre
CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre HULL: Hull Truck Theatre SHEFFIELD: Crucible and Lyceum Theatres
COLCHESTER: Mercury Theatre LEEDS: West Yorkshire Playhouse STRATFORD: Royal Shakespeare Company
DERBY: Derby Playhouse LIVERPOOL: Everyman and Playhouse Theatres YORK: Theatre Royal
EDINBURGH: Lyceum Theatre MANCHESTER: Royal Exchange Theatre  


In addition, many shows that begin in London also tour the country, sometimes while the original is still running. If a touring production plays a city you're in, check our current drama, comedy or musical listings, or our archive of past shows, to see our review of the London version. (Be aware that in many cases the touring show will have a different cast.)


Each August from 2000 to 2018 we covered the Edinburgh Festival and Fringe, averaging more than 150 reviews each time. Virtually all of these shows subsequently toured, and many came to London. Click on each year for the complete list.

2000                                             2006                                              2012                                 2018     

2001                                             2007                                              2013                     

2002                                             2008                                              2014 

2003                                             2009                                              2015 

2004                                             2010                                              2016

2005                                             2011                                              2017

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