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Membership

Become a member or renew your existing membership

As a charity, we rely on the support of donors, sponsors, trusts and Members to help us present this world-class event year on year. This support enables us to programme world-renowned artists to perform in Edinburgh; connect with thousands of people each year through our learning and engagement programmes; take music, opera, dance and theatre to venues and spaces across the city; commission new work; and much more.

Following the cancellation of the Festival in its usual form in 2020, we are now carefully considering our programme for Festival 2021 looking at models that put the health and safety of our audiences, supporters, and artists first. Alongside this we are also considering the benefits we are able to offer safely as part of your membership in 2021 and will update all benefits as listed below as the Festival takes shape.

Your support remains crucial in 2021. Through your membership you play a part in our road to recovery. Helping to safeguard the future of the International Festival as well as supporting our year-round work with communities, schools and young people and contributing to the cultural and social life of Edinburgh and Scotland.

Thank you to members choosing to renew your support this year. If you are joining as a new member, please note that the benefits listed alongside the membership options below are a sample of our offer in previous years, with benefits for 2021 still to be confirmed.

Our membership options

*All membership benefits for 2021 are TBC. Thank you for your support.

Our Membership Options

Friend

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Benefits include:

  • priority booking for events
  • membership card with discounts and offers from selected partners
  • regular newsletter mailings and e-mails
  • the International Festival brochure mailed to you
  • access to a programme of member events
  • free exchange on tickets purchased
  • ticket discounts on a range of International Festival performances

Friend plus

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Benefits include:

All the benefits of a Friend membership and:

  • an invitation to a special International Festival programme launch event
  • access to additional events during August exclusively for Friend Plus members
  • extra tickets during priority booking – up to eight tickets per event 

Patron

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Benefits include:

All the benefits of a Friend plus membership and:

  • priority booking for events
  • an invitation to a private reception on the opening night of the International Festival
  • acknowledgement of your support in the International Festival event programmes



Patron plus

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Benefits include:

All the benefits of a Patron membership and:

  • an invitation to a private reception on the evening of the closing concert 
  • access to two International Lounges during intervals at selected venues (dates subject to availability)

Ambassador

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Benefits include:

All the benefits of a Patron plus membership and:

  • priority booking for events
  • an invitation to the International Festival programme launch
  • acknowledgement of your support in the International Festival brochure
  • access to ten International Festival Lounges during intervals at selected venues (dates subject to availability)


Ambassador plus

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Benefits include:

All the benefits of an Ambassador membership and:

  • priority booking for events
  • an invitation for two to the annual Celebratory Lunch, hosted by the International Festival Director 


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About the International Festival

International Festival Membership Terms and Conditions
Access to tickets during the priority booking period is subject to availability.
Access to tickets for Member events during August is subject to availability.
Access to events by invitation (such as the Members programme launch event) is subject to availability.
Edinburgh International Festival reserves the right to change or limit the amount of tickets available for purchase during the priority booking period for specific events where necessary.
Edinburgh International Festival tickets sold both during and after the priority booking period are subject to terms and conditions although Edinburgh International Festival members are entitled to free exchange on all tickets purchased.
Applications to pay for International Festival membership by Direct Debit will not be accepted between 1 May–1 June.
Membership of the Edinburgh International Festival is available on an annual basis only and, therefore, the cancellation of a monthly Direct Debit instruction prior to the fulfilment of the full annual cost of membership may result in the cancellation of any tickets purchased during the priority booking period.
No refund, exchange or cash alternative is available in place of any Edinburgh International Festival membership benefits.
Edinburgh International Festival reserves the right to change the benefits and terms and conditions that apply to membership at any time.