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
PLEASE NOTE - the EIF Members’ Area, which allows online booking for Friends and Patrons events, is currently undergoing maintenance. Please call 0131 473 2065 to book your place.
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
Previous Friends Events Programmes
Summer 2013 Events Programme
2014 Overseas Trip
Details of our 2014 overseas trip will be announced shortly. If you would like to ensure you receive this information please register your interest by calling 0131 473 2064 or emailing email@example.com.