This is your ticket to a ride you won’t soon forget.
Choose life.

By Irvine Welsh
Adapted by Harry Gibson

James Seabright presents the King's Head Theatre and In Your Face Theatre

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Trainspotting is the story of Mark Renton and his friends, living through the Edinburgh heroin scene of the 1980s.

In Your Face Theatre’s no-holds-barred, immersive adaptation recaptures the passion, humour and controversy of Irvine Welsh’s cult novel and the globally successful film, and invites the audience into the action.

This is your ticket to a ride you won’t soon forget.

Choose life.

WARNING: Contains nudity, strong language, sex, violence, drug/needle use, and lots of mess. May induce claustrophobia.

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There is a choice when booking tickets for either traditional seats, which are normal theatre seats, or general admission which will be more casual bench seating. 


★★★★ ‘A must-see for fans of the novel and film alike.’ Daily Telegraph

‘A big fat hit. Just don’t sit near the toilet!’ NME

★★★★‘Fresh, funny, grim and glorious.’ Londonist

‘I’m not sure ‘in your face’ covers it. In your everything, really.’ The Times

‘The best way to experience Trainspotting.’ Irvine Welsh

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Northern Stage is fully accessible. The theatre has three lifts providing access to all parts of the building, including the accessible toilets, baby changing facilities, stages 2 & 3 and the backstage area. Buggy parking is available. To discuss any access needs, take a look at our access page or please call our Box Office on 0191 230 5151.