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Explore the Limelight of Edinburgh’s Best Theatres with Domenico Corri


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Did you know that each of the nine apartments at Abbey Strand Apartments at Holyrood is named after a former resident?

The traditions of private singing lessons have largely remained the same for the past 250 years: a student, a teacher, a finely tuned piano and – on occasion – one of those insufferable metronome machines. However, the settings of these lessons were vastly different in the eighteenth century, compared to those for today’s aspiring performers. Then, most singing students would typically serve an apprenticeship and live with their instructor for several years instead of having lessons in their own homes. One such instructor went on to become Manager of The Theatre Royal in Edinburgh. Introducing: Domenico Corri.

Corri is the inspiration behind one of the Studio Apartments at Abbey Strand Apartments at Holyrood that offer enchanting exposed stone walls and a view of the majestic Arthurs Seat. With show-stopping qualities, what this studio lacks in size is more than made up for with lashings of personality and an innate talent symbolic of this apartment’s muse. What would he have thought of Edinburgh music and theatre scene today? We reckon Corri wouldn’t have been able to resist our Top 5 Picks that are sure to win over any crowd.

1. Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre

Firmly established in the cultural landscape of Edinburgh and Scotland, the Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre is the UK’s largest all seated theatre and plays host to some of the biggest names in live music, comedy and musical theatre. They have some absolute bangers in store for us this year from classics like The Lion King and Dreamgirls to the “not-quite-so-classic” Menopause 2: The Musical. Something for everyone I suppose!

For more information or to book tickets, please click here.

2. Usher Hall

With its majestic round roof and outstanding acoustics, Usher Hall is a true Edinburgh institution. The venue has hosted concerts and events since it opened way back in 1914 and has since been loved and adored by tourists and locals alike. There is no better destination to experience the music of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra this year as they take on such greats as Mahler, Beethoven, and Rachmaninov.

For more information or to book tickets, please click here.

3. Festival Theatre

Today, at just over 2,500 square feet, the Festival Theatre stage is the largest performance area in Scotland and the third-largest in the UK. Home to Scottish Ballet and Scottish Opera, and a key venue for the National Theatre of Scotland, the National Theatre and the Edinburgh Festivals, it has also gained an international reputation as one of the world’s leading dance houses. With a roster including Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Swan Lake, and the highly anticipated return of The Phantom of the Opera, the Festival Theatre ensures a year of exceptional talent!

For more information or to book tickets, please click here.

4. King’s Theatre

An architectural gem and a cornerstone in the cultural life of Edinburgh, the King's opened its doors in 1906 with the pantomime, Cinderella, and has continued to cater to a younger audience since. Come and meet Peppa Pig as she embarks on her “Best Day Ever” performance or take part in the Wee Creatives Workshops offering creative antics for 2-5 year olds and their adults!

For more information or to book tickets, please click here.

5. The Lyceum Theatre

Built in 1883, The Lyceum Theatre’s early days saw performances by the likes of Henry Irving and Ellen Terry and has continued to offer the highest calibre of performance. Throughout the twentieth century and into the twenty-first, the building has welcomed performance both classical and contemporary and has always reputedly focused on home-grown Scottish talent.

For more information or to book tickets, please click here.

Thinking of visiting Edinburgh? Click here for more information on Abbey Strand Apartments at Holyrood, and how to book Domenico Corri’s Studio Apartment – live luxury, explore local.

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