Edinburgh International Festival

Founded in 1947, the Edinburgh International Festival continues to grow from strength to strength as arguably the most exciting and innovative celebration of the performing arts anywhere in the world.

For three weeks in August ever year, Edinburgh is full to overflowing with millions of visitors who have made the pilgrimage to Scotland’s capital city from all corners of the globe to experience the unique Festival atmosphere and the very best in music, dance, theatre, opera and the visual arts.

With its accompanying Fringe Festival and Military Tattoo, the Edinburgh International Festival offers something for everyone in an ever growing programme of events running virtually round the clock in a variety of locations across the city, culminating in a closing night classical concert in Princes Street Gardens and a spectacular firework display from the Castle ramparts.

All major venues for the main Festival programme are within easy walking distance of 123 High Street including The Usher Hall, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh Playhouse, Royal Lyceum Theatre, Queen’s Hall and the home of the Edinburgh International Festival, The Hub, situated at the top of the Royal Mile next to the Castle.