Make a Donation

Support the International Festival’s future

The Edinburgh International Festival is a place where cultures collide. Each year, we present the world’s best performing artists – musicians, dancers, singers, actors, directors and more – to over 100,000 audience members.

We can’t do this without your help. The Edinburgh International Festival is a charity that relies on the support of wonderful people like you.

Ticket sales only cover 25% of what it costs to put on the Festival each year – we need your donations to bridge the gap.

Your donation could bring the International Festival to schools, hospitals and community groups.

Everyone should be able to experience the magic of the performing arts. Your support can help us:

  • Introduce classical music to thousands of primary school children in our free Art of Listening workshops
  • Present pop-up concerts in NHS settings, libraries, parks and community centres
  • Offer touch tours, accessible performances and additional support for D/deaf, disabled and neurodivergent audiences.

Your donation could support emerging musicians, dancers and theatre-makers.

With the right support and opportunities, we can nurture the next generation of performers. Your support can help us:

  • Programme paid opportunities for emerging talent to appear onstage during the Festival
  • Provide free mentoring for emerging talent by established professional musicians and performers
  • Offer emerging talent contacts and networking opportunities to build their careers

Your donation could make tickets more affordable to those who need it most.

Cost shouldn’t be a barrier to cultural discovery. Your support can help us provide:

  • £10 Affordable Tickets for every event in our programme for those who need them
  • Free classical concert tickets for young musicians and singers aged 8-18 who live in Scotland
  • Free tickets for NHS staff, charity workers and low-income benefit recipients through our partnership with Tickets for Good.
High school students sit on seats in a music venue. They grin holding up a ticket.

Like many non-profits, The Edinburgh International Festival has partnered with the Chapel & York US Foundation allowing our American donors to make gifts to a registered 501(c)(3) whilst continuing their support of the Festival. If you would like to donate via this method, then please visit our dedicated USA Giving webpage.