A hands on theatrical opportunity, students won't just be immersed in script writing and performance but it will also get them thinking about lighting, sound, stage design and costume. The perilous journey begins in your classroom with our free to download lesson plans. The first hour will explore 'a horrible cast of characters' and the components of a successful villain, students will make inferences about characters based on historical context and act in role as a given character conveying thoughts, feelings and emotions. The second hour delves into frightening scenes and showdowns and the opportunity to identify with some of the features of the horror genre. On returning to the classroom the final hour lesson will recap on what makes a good script.
Our exclusive education rates are £9.95 per pupil from September to February and £12.95 between March and July.
We are also Accredited with 'The LOtC Quality Badge', offering teachers a guarantee that not only is a venue providing the sort of educational value that they can build on in class long after the visit but they also have the appropriate risk management structures in place.
To book at our exclusive education rates your group booking will need to be for 10 students or more; we offer a free teacher ratio of one free teacher for ten secondary aged pupils. We also offer schools a book now pay later booking option whereby you can reserve your preferred date and confirm final number and pay 14 days (10 working days) in advance of your visit date
Yes, we have first aid trained staff available. If you require assistance on the day, please speak with one of our staff members.
The majority of our facilities are designed to be fully accessible to our disabled guests however The Edinburgh Dungeon is situated in a listed building and so some floor surfaces are uneven. For safety and evacuation reasons we can only accommodate one guest using a wheelchair at a time. Please speak to a member of the team if you have a query regarding this. Please be aware we do have restrictions on the Drop Dead ride. It is also worth noting that The Edinburgh Dungeon experience is largely delivered by actors and voiceover audio, often in low light levels. Therefore guests with low vision, who are visually impaired or have hearing difficulties may struggle to experience the attraction fully; however you are able to bring a carer free of charge to assist.
The Edinburgh Dungeon is one of city's 'must-see' signature attractions and has been delighting audiences for over 20 years. The 75 minute journey through 1000 years of Edinburgh's perilous past brings together an amazing cast of theatrical actors, special effects, stages, scenes and rides in an exciting walk-through experience.