Festival Theatre’s Dementia Friendly Activities

Come and connect with others in one of Festival Theatre’s dementia friendly community events.

Festival Theatre Auditorium


23rd May - 24th July
Free, but booking required

Venue Key Features

Level Access

Venue Accessibility

Access guide

Accessible toilets

British Sign Language

Changing Places toilets

Large print, braille or audio

Level Access

Level access from entrance to reception

Level access to all public areas

Level access to bar

Level access to dining room, cafe or restaurant

Level access to main entrance

Lift or stairlift

Partial wheelchair access

Ramp to main entrance

Suitable for visitors with limited mobility

Tactile route for visitors with visual impairments

Wheelchair access throughout

Taking place throughout each month, Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre offer a variety of social events designed for those living with dementia and their families.

Brew and Blether offers companionship, chat, and of course, tea and biscuits. Held monthly, join them on 29 May or 24 July 2024.

If you love music and lyrics, be sure not to miss Songwriting Sprint. Participants have the chance to celebrate their stories through music, which are then performed by Edinburgh’s dementia inclusive Forget Me Notes choir during their monthly Together In Song concerts. The next dates are 10 June and 08 July 2024.

Or if you fancy some creative music-making, Tea and ‘Jam’ will be music to your ears. A family-friendly event, bring along your own instruments, song suggestions and get ready to sing the afternoon away. Tea and ‘Jam’ takes place on 27 May, 24 June and 22 July 2024.

Offering a chance to reminisce, The Hobby Box invites guests to bring along an item that hold special memories, whether it’s a picture, toy or a special object. In a show-and-tell session, these objects are shared and with rest of the group. Come along on 23 May 2024.

Offering a unique twist, Comfy Ceilidh features live music, Scottish poetry and familiar ceilidh dances, all adapted to a seated setting. The next session is 19 June 2024.

Tickets for all events are free but should be booked in advance online. A ticket is required for each attendee, including any carer(s).

Keep up to date on all upcoming events on the Festival Theatre website.