We want to hear from artists and companies who create and make work on all scales.

Eden Court programmes work from Scotland, the UK and across the globe. We are particularly interested in presenting work funded by Creative Scotland and are proud to be a home for our Scotland's national companies: Scottish Ballet, Scottish Opera, Scottish Ensemble, National Theatre of Scotland, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

We are also an important venue for artists and companies based in the Highlands and Islands, for both professional and non-professional shows of any scale.

Our programming considerations

We take a number of factors into account when we are programming our venues.

  • Artform balancing

As we present live performance across a wide variety of artforms, we aim to carefully balance the programme to ensure a good mix for audiences. For example, we would give careful consideration to programming the work of a contemporary dance artist in the OneTouch Theatre too close to Scottish Ballet presenting a contemporary programme in the Empire.

  • Financial + artistic risk

Some work we present on our stages will never cover its costs through ticket sales. We balance these presentations with work that we are more confident will generate income for Eden Court, to help in turn subsidise our more ambitious programme. We contract our artists and producers with a variety of financial deals including buy-out rentals, calls, box office splits and guarantees.

For all new live performance enquiries, please email our Programming team at