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Staying safe during your visit

Your safety and security at International Festival events is of the upmost importance to us, whilst also making sure you enjoy your visit as well, of course!

Please note that bags may be subject to security searches and you should not bring bags larger than 30cm x 30cm x 15cm to our venues. You may not be allowed in with them.

This year you may see additional security measures in place across the city, as is the case in a number of major towns and cities in the UK. We work with Police Scotland and other advisers every year to ensure that our venues remain safe for visitors to the International Festival. Details of any security precautions taken by the International Festival are not widely disclosed to ensure maximum effectiveness and visitor safety.

If you spot anything suspicious during your visit to Edinburgh and the International Festival, please do let a member of the team or security personnel around the city know.

Photograph the Festival

A unique opportunity for emerging photographers to get unparalleled access to the International Festival. Read on to learn how to apply.

Five Telegrams part of 14-18 NOW

Five Telegrams, a unique collaboration between Anna Meredith and 59 Productions, will be presented as the Standard Life Aberdeen Opening Event at the 2018 Edinburgh International Festival.

Portrait Exhibition of Castlebrae High School Pupils

A permanent installation of photographic portraits is a lasting legacy of the International Festival’s relationship with the school.