Eden Court Theatre and Cinema Tours
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A modern gem of a theater, Eden Court houses a range of performing arts performances involving music, theater, opera, ballet and dance as well as film. To accommodate all these large scale performances as well as studios for art classes, a new building to house them all was built in 1976 right next to the River Ness. With its sharp angles and metal and glass encasing, the theater now sports a somewhat retro futuristic look. This provides a sharp contrast to the Gothic mansion right next door, the official residence of the Bishops of Moray. But the small palace from an entirely different century has been successfully incorporated into the modern Eden Court Theatre and Cinema and now houses the dressing rooms, offices and a small cinema.
After extensive renovations and refurbishments, Eden Court is now the largest combined arts center in Scotland and has two big auditoriums. The bigger one, Empire Theatre, can seat over 800 people and the other, One Touch, follows suit with about 270 spaces. The two new cinemas, apart from regular showings, also host the annual Inverness Film Festival, where visitors can enjoy niche films and Scottish premieres.
Eden Court Theatre is located on Bishop’s Road right next to the River Ness in the center of the city. You can reserve tickets to a performance in person or by phone up to one week in advance. The box office just outside the front doors is open Monday through Saturday at 10 a.m. and on Sunday at 11 a.m. It closes 15 minutes after the last event of the day begins.
Address: Bishops Rd, Inverness, The Scottish Highlands IV3 5SA, Scotland
2 Tours and Activities to Experience Eden Court Theatre and Cinema
Private and Luxury
This tour is a must do on a visit to Inverness. Meaning "Mouth of the River Ness", Inverness is surrounded by the river and other natural beauty. It is the capital of the Highlands and therefore acts as a main shopping, entertainment and travel centre for the North of Scotland. On this 1.5 hour tour, you will explore the history and modern culture of Inverness. You'll learn about how the city has grown from its humble beginnings into officially the happiest city in Scotland. This is a family-friendly, leisurely stroll around the city. Key sights: Inverness Castle Eden Court Inverness Cathedral River Ness The Old Town House Old High Church Balnain House and many more hidden gems too
Private Sightseeing Tours
Kilts, bagpipes, Gaelic, clans and hot Jacobites (I'm looking at you, Jamie Fraser) - so many of our Scottish stereotypes come from the Highlands. Inverness has always been the capital of the Highlands, the gateway between the Highland and Lowland communities. Yet Inverness has a complicated relationship with its Highland heritage. On this tour, you will delve into that relationship through ancient legends, invented traditions and a battle about a cheese. This audio tour takes you on a 3km walk around the highlights of the town. It takes an hour without stopping but you can pause the tour whenever you choose. The audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smart phone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What's the best way to experience Eden Court Theatre and Cinema?
The best ways to experience Eden Court Theatre and Cinema are:
- Inverness City Centre Walking Tour
- Inverness: Gateway to the Highlands Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap
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