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Footlights — the University's biggest musical theatre society


  • Footlights Show and Production Team -Student Membership£25.00
  • Footlights Show & Production Team - Non Student Members£50.00
  • Footlights Showchoir Student Members£15.00
  • Footlights Showchoir Non Student Members£30.00
  • Footlights Crew and Non Performing Members£5.00
  • EU Footlights Constitution MARCH 2018

    21 Mar 2018

    The society's constitution lays down the ground rules of our society. This is our current constitution, last updated at our AGM on the 20th March 2018.

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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. Past shows include 'In The Heights', 'RENT', 'Guys and Dolls' and 'Urinetown'.


Founded in 1989, Edinburgh University Footlights has continued to grow from strength to strength, being dubbed 'one of the most respected theatre groups in Britain' by the Edinburgh Evening News. Footlights aims to give its entire cast and crew as professional an experience as possible while providing an accessible and affordable performance for the student body as well as the Edinburgh community at large. 



Following last year's 5 star, sell-out production, The Edinburgh University Footlights are proud to present Showchoir: Encore!

Join us to see the choir perform a set list of Broadways' greatest hits, a showcase of musical theatre's newest numbers and a selection of your favourite pop classics. Showchoir's most ambitious show to date is sure to send you home with a smile on your face.

Friday 9th and Saturday 10th of March, 7.30pm

Teviot Debating Hall

Tickets available soon!

For information on group bookings of 10 people or more please email or message our Facebook page.

Make sure to follow us on twitter and Instagram for updates at @edfootlights and on Snapchat for sneak previews of the show: eushowchoir



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



For latest news and updates, and for more details on our upcoming Fresher's events, connect with us via Facebook or Twitter. Or if you have any queries or comments, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us!

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!



Events Manager
Doug Stephenson
Ordinary Member
James Hart
Anna Steen
Publicity Manager
Rachael Beaty
Connie McFarlane
Social Convenor
Meg Edwards
Sponsorship Manager
Adam Makepeace
Brett McCarthy Harrop