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Make a donation

Make a donation today and your support will go directly towards the 2018 International Festival

Alternatively, please call +44 (0)131 473 2065.

Each and every donation, no matter how large or small, is most gratefully received, helping to provide us with the funds needed to invite the world’s most talented artists to Edinburgh and ensure the International Festival remains a world-class event each year.

Benefactors and Donors make a significant impact on the work of the International Festival. Each and every donation helps to provide us with the funds needed to ensure the International Festival remains the world’s leading arts festival.  We can use your gift in many ways, but in all cases we will use it in the way you wish it to be used.


The donations of our Benefactors make a significant impact on the work of the International Festival and we ask Benefactors for a minimum donation of £5,000.

There are a number of ways to support the International Festival, which can be aligned to your interests as well as helping us achieve our aspirations over the next five to ten years. Our key ambitions lie in the following areas:

  • Artistic Excellence
  • Creative Learning
  • Widening Access
  • Opera Development 
  • Commissioning Fund

To find out more about becoming a Benefactor, please contact Louise Hutson on +44 (0)131 473 2064 or email


You can make a single gift through our website, by cheque, Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) voucher, credit or debit card or set up a direct debit for regular giving, allowing us to plan ahead effectively. 

If your gift is eligible for Gift Aid, as a registered charity (SC004694) we can make your gift go even further by reclaiming basic rate tax on your donation, increasing its value by 25%. 

We can also accept gifts of shares and gifts made through a private or family charitable trust.

To find out more about giving a personalised gift, please contact Louise Hutson on +44 (0)131 473 2064 or email

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