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Footlights offers a unique theatrical experience, both through our Showchoir and by staging the largest musical in the University. We are looking for enthusiastic people to join us - both on stage and off. With no previous experience required, we offer the opportunity to develop your singing, acting and dancing skills and also to work with lighting, sound, costume, production, publicity, orchestra and much more.
Founded in 1989, Edinburgh University Footlights is a student-run musical theatre group that annually produces one of the largest scale production of the University's theatrical calendar and a multi-talented showchoir. Over the years, Footlights has gone from strength to strength, with The Edinburgh Evening News dubbing the society "one of the most respected theatre groups in Britain". Each year, Footlights strives to achieve its core values of professionalism, being welcoming and providing a safe and enjoyable creative space for its members. In the words of The Edinburgh Guide (2018), Footlights truly provides "professional productions at an amateur price".
SHOWCHOIR ENCORE - 2018
FAME - 2018
"It’s a professional level show at amateur prices." - Edinburgh Guide
“With the iconic soundtrack ringing through the ears of the audience long after the show finishes, this is a high-kicking, air-jumping, stonker of a show. Edinburgh University Footlights, we’ll remember your name." - The Skinny
“Based on the excellent standards of acting and singing, we believe it would be difficult to distinguish these young performers from professionals. On the whole, Footlights’ rendition of Fame: The Musical is certainly not one to be missed." - The Student
Urinetown - 2017
'Never fails to leave the audience smiling and laughing as they leave the auditorium' - The Student
'A great rendition of a new and exciting musical' - Young Perspective
Showchoir 2017 - A Step In Time
'A wonderfully uplifting show that is certain to send you home singing and dancing with a huge grin on your face' - The Student
'The Footlights Showchoir will make you wonder whether there is anything better in life than a truly great song and dance' - Young Perspective
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Please note that purchase of membership does not guarantee a place in either of our shows as we audition for our cast/choir members during Freshers Week. However, any paying member of Footlights is entitled to attend and vote in any AGM/EGMs!