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How to book

The 2018 International Festival programme will be announced on Wednesday 14 March 2018.
Priority booking opens on Saturday 17 March for Friends and on Saturday 24 March 2018 for everyone.


Telephone: +44 (0)131 473 2000

In Person: Hub Tickets, The Hub, Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NE

Online Booking
If you have previously purchased tickets for the Edinburgh International Festival or with Hub Tickets you will have an existing account. Please click on My Account at the top of the site and enter your registered email address when promted. 

For a more detailed step-by-step guide to booking your tickets, download this guide

Ticket prices
All ticket prices are listed on the individual event pages.

Access information and discounts
If you are a wheelchair user, have mobility difficulties or have visual or hearing impairments you can buy seats/spaces for selected performances in the area of the venue most appropriate to your needs for the lowest (unrestricted view) ticket prices for that performance. Your companion’s ticket will be free.

Our goal is to make the International Festival accessible to as many people as possible. Look out for the Audio Described, Touch Tour, BSL and Captioned icons as well as supertitled performances. 

For more information or to claim an access discount please call the Access line +44 (0)131 473 2056 or email To enable us to determine your requirements and assist you fully we are unable to offer this service online.

Ticket collection
Tickets can be collected from Hub Tickets, posted out to your address, printed at home or picked up at the venue from one hour before on the day of the performance. Simply select your preferred option when you make your booking.

Transaction and postage fees
If you choose to receive your tickets in the post, you will be charged an additional £1 for postage. A transaction fee of £1 per ticket, up to a maximum of £4, will be added to all bookings.

Ticket exchanges and refunds
Once booked, tickets cannot be returned. Tickets may be exchanged (minus a £1 exchange fee per ticket). This will not be possible within 48 hours of the event. Contact for more information. 

Gift Vouchers
Gift vouchers are available for any amount to spend on any Edinburgh International Festival performances. They can be redeemed online, in person and over the phone. 

You can buy online here, or at Hub Tickets by calling 0131 473 2000 or visiting us at The Hub, Castlehill, Edinburgh, EH1 2NE.

Hub Tickets opening hours
Monday 31 July – Sunday 27 August:
Monday to Sunday 9am to 7.30pm

Monday 28 August 10am to 8pm

Safety and Security
Arrive at venues in plenty of time as latecomers may not be admitted.

Your safety and security at International Festival events is of the upmost importance to us. 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. If you spot anything suspicious during your visit to the International Festival, please do let a member of the team know. Thank you for your understanding and co-operation.