This 1,900-seat theater was formerly the Art Deco Empire, which dated to the 1920s. After extensive renovations in 1994, it reopened in time for the Edinburgh Festival (hence the name). Located on the south side of the city center, about a 10-minute walk from the Royal Mile and near the University of Edinburgh Old Campus, it has performances by Scotland's national opera and ballet, as well as touring companies and orchestras.