Create Your Festival Legacy

Support The Extraordinary
Make a Gift in Your Will

Making a gift in your will is a simple way to show your support for the Festival that you know and love.The Edinburgh International Festival celebrates and brings together the world’s greatest performing arts from across the globe.

Less than a quarter of the Festival’s income is generated through ticket sales. The remainder of our annual income comes from those that put value in the arts and includes our members, donors, corporate supporters and international partners, whilst public funding remains a critical source of investment. There are a number of ways you can remember the International Festival in your will: for example a gift of a specific sum, a percentage of your estate, or a gift of shares.

By leaving even just 1% of your estate, you could make a huge difference:

- Supporting the highest quality of international theatre, opera, dance and music
- Help maintain our affordable ticket affordability and free ticketing initiatives.
- Ensuring that children, young people, communities and emerging talent (in Edinburgh and around the world) have a pathway to discover and participate in the Festival.

We strongly recommend you discuss your legacy plans with your family first and seek the advice of a solicitor. You can create or update your will with any practicing solicitor, and to make a gift to the International Festival all you need are the following details:

Edinburgh International Festival
The Hub, Castlehill, Edinburgh, EH1 2NE
Registered charity number: SC004694

We also accept gifts into the Edinburgh International Festival Endowment Fund (Registered charity number: SC004511)

The Edinburgh International Festival Endowment Fund is a significant funding source for the Festival and contributions to the Fund help secure the Festival's future for years to come.

The Endowment Fund was set up in 1989 with the vision to create a stable and long-term source of funding for the Festival. The Fund, governed by an independent board of trustees, supports the Edinburgh International Festival with grants that have enabled the Festival to programme special initiatives and exceptional projects fundamental to maintaining the Festival's unique character.

For an informal and confidential chat about how you can leave a gift in your will to the International Festival or Edinburgh International Festival Endowment Fund, please contact Head of Philanthropy Kate Garbutt in our Development team on +44 (0)131 473 2064 or [email protected].