Booking for Deep Time

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The Standard Life Opening Event: Deep Time is free for everyone but ticketed event to celebrate the opening weekend of the Edinburgh International Festival and Edinburgh’s festival season.

When can I get tickets?

There will be three opportunities to get tickets for the event, but we would recommend getting tickets as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

  • Monday 11 July from 10am online - now all gone
    The majority of free tickets were available to book online at but they have now all gone. There are other opportunities to book tickets detailed below. 

  • Monday 1 August from 10am online - now all gone
    A second small allocation of tickets will be available to book online at from 10am on Monday 1 August.
    Limited to 2 tickets per person. When booked, these tickets will be available for collection from The Hub, Castlehill. Please make sure you have collected them by 5pm on Friday 5 August 2016

  • Saturday 6 August from 10am in person
    A very limited number of tickets will be available to collect in person from The Hub, Castlehill from 10am on Saturday 6 August 2016. These are available on a first come, first served basis and limited to 2 tickets per person

Key details

  • The event takes place on Sunday 7 August 2016. Ticketholders should arrive at the Castle Terrace arena by 10pm
  • Tickets are limited to 2 per customer, so encourage your friends to book some as well and make a night of it!
  • Free tickets will be posted to you (for 80p) or be available for collection from The Hub, Castlehill. All tickets should be collected by 5pm on Friday 5 August
  • If possible, please opt to have your tickets posted, or collect them from The Hub before August, to avoid long queues and a wait for your tickets. The Hub will be incredibly busy in August and you may have to queue for collection

Booked tickets but can’t come any more?

If you find that you are no longer able to attend the event, please pass them along to a friend or family member, or let us know so that someone else can enjoy this free event. Please return your tickets to The Hub, Castlehill, Edinburgh, EH1 2NE. For more information or questions about returns, please email