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Friends and Patrons can keep up to date with the Festival year round via our regular newsletters and ebulletins and are also sent a copy of the Festival brochure.
For the latest news from the Festival you can download a copy of our most recent newsletter here.
Friends and Patrons of the Festival also have access to an exclusive programme of year round events, including everything from backstage tours and talks with artists to overseas trips to joining us for a pre-performance or interval drink during the Festival. We also offer the chance to catch up with fellow members and arts lovers at our regular Friends on Monday coffee mornings plus lunches and afternoon teas throughout the year. These events provide exclusive behind-the-scenes insights, bringing you closer to the Festival and enhancing your Festival experience year round.
Our events programme is released three times a year and you can see the upcoming events listed below, as well as examples of our previous events programmes. Only those with a current Edinburgh International Festival membership will be able to book. Find out more about becoming a Friend or Patron here.
Friends and Patron Events
Edinburgh International Festival
The Hub, Castlehill
Edinburgh, EH1 2NE.
Autumn/Winter Friends Events Programme
Friends and Patrons Christmas Lunch
Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, 81 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh
Wednesday 18 December, 1.30pm, £31
Discover Leith’s Artistic Heritage
City Art Centre, Edinburgh
Thursday 16 January, 11am, £5
BBC SSO Afternoon Performance 4 – Tchaikovsky’s Pathetique Symphony
Glasgow Concert Halls, Glasgow
Thursday 6 February, 11.20am, £45
Edinburgh International Festival Launch Party 2014 (Edinburgh)
Main Hall, The Hub, Edinburgh
Tuesday 18 March, 6pm , £18
Edinburgh International Festival Launch Party 2014 (London)
Wednesday 19 March
Download the full programme here.
Previous Friends Events Programmes
2014 Overseas Trip
Our 2014 overseas tour will see us visit Dresden during the 38th Dresden Music Festival as well as the city’s celebrations of the 150th birthday of Richard Strauss. Download the full itinerary here and if you have any questions or would like to make a reservation please contact Lucy Ayling on 020 7593 2286 or firstname.lastname@example.org.