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Ian Mc Kellen On Stage © Oliver Rosser Feast Creative Photo: Oliver Rosser Feast Creative

Ian McKellen On Stage

With Tolkien, Shakespeare, Others and You

From Tolkien’s Gandalf to Shakespeare, Sir Ian performs extracts from his best-loved roles, as well as recalling seminal moments from his life and career.

Sir Ian McKellen celebrates his 80th birthday with an ambitious, 80-date tour across the UK — stopping off for four very special performances in Edinburgh’s Assembly Hall, the venue for his landmark first appearances at the International Festival 50 years ago.

From Tolkien’s Gandalf to Shakespeare, Sir Ian performs extracts from his best-loved roles, as well as recalling seminal moments from his life and career. 

All profits from the tour will be used to support regional theatres and local drama provision. In Edinburgh, proceeds will support a bursary for an Edinburgh resident to study performance, as well as contributing to the refurbishment of the Drama Studio at Leith Academy, as part of the International Festival’s residency partnership with the school.

Restricted View ticket holders will enter the Assembly Hall in a second wave after General Admission ticket holders have taken their seats. Restricted View ticket holders will then be able to fill the remaining seats, some of which will have a restricted view of the stage.
Booking information
Limited to 4 tickets per customer

Presented by Ian McKellen and Ambassador Theatre Group

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22-25 August 2019

  • 1hr 30mins approx. (no interval)
  • £40

This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book or watch. The 2021 programme will be announced in June.