Launch of a new season of theatre, music, dance and film at Brunton in Musselburgh

The Brunton in Musselburgh kicked off its season from October to January, featuring a lineup of theatre, music, dance films and more to round out 2021 and ring in the New Year – with the first event of the season taking place tomorrow !

What motivates you ? features a solo performance by dance artist Niamh O’Loughlin. An outdoor performance heralded The Brunton’s return to live performances in June. Now in theaters, this show combines dance and live music in the cinema.

In partnership with the Edinburgh Book Festival, Citizen Winter Warmer is a day of events featuring authors and artists, celebrating the voices of the local community.

National treasure Su Pollard gives a woman a tour de force in Harpy. This dark and bittersweet drama from Fringe First Award winner Philip Meeks (Kiss Me Honey, Honey!) debuted at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2018. A funny and tragic story about a woman’s lifelong battle to find a precious good that she has lost.

The Noon Theater returns with a short classic play and the option of a light lunch of soup and sandwich. Written by John Mortimer (Rumpole of the Bailey), The Dock Brief is a comedy about law, life and love, brought to life on stage by Rapture Theatre.

The popular Lunchtime Classical Concert series, where the public can have lunch in the upstairs lounge followed by an hour of classical music in Venue 2, continues with the guitar recital of Tim Beattie in November and Ariel Lanyi, at the piano, in December.

The theater’s beloved professional pantomime will return to the stage with Hansel & Gretel. Produced in-house by The Brunton, written and directed by award-winning writer and theater maker John Binnie.

There’s plenty of family fun this fall and winter with October’s midterm fun with Starcatchers’ Spike: A Dinosaur Tale and How The Koala Learned To Hug. December sees the return of the very popular Funbox with Santa’s Pajama Party.

In association with the Lammermuir Festival, the festive program also includes a candlelight concert with Royal Northern Sinfonia, at North Esk Parish Church, Musselburgh.

In November, the Saltire Festival is celebrated with award-winning Scottish folk by Kris Drever, while Keith Jack and the MacDonald Bros guarantee a ‘brave night’ celebrating all things Scotland covering the music of The Proclaimers, Lewis Capaldi and Dougie Maclean, among other stars. .

The charming and heartwarming classic film Local Hero is on the big screen at The Brunton.

The popular Midweek Movies continue with new releases such as No Time to Die and The Last Duel and there is a concert screening of Cliff Richard live from the Royal Albert Hall.

Musical tributes fill the hall this winter, paying homage to The Rat Pack and Kate Bush.

Full information on all these events and FAQs on returning to The Brunton can be found at

Tickets can be purchased direct from The Brunton website or via the new ticketing telephone number 0131 653 5245, open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm, until further notice .

Tickets are not available for purchase onsite at this time.