Welcome back to your Festival

We are excited to welcome everyone back to the International Festival in 2021. We are pleased to present a programme that puts the health and safety of our audiences, supporters and artists first.

For existing members, this year’s priority booking dates are:

Ambassador Members From 10am on Wednesday 2 June

Patron & Patron Plus Members From 10am on Thursday 3 June
Friend & Friend Plus Members From 10am on Friday 4 June

During priority booking members can book their tickets on the website or over the phone. To book your tickets online please log in using the email address linked to your membership account.

To book tickets over the phone please call the Festival Box Office on +44 (0)131 473 2000. During the priority booking period the Box Office will be open Monday – Saturday 10am and Sunday 12 – 4pm.

To minimise physical contact, our in-person box office is closed. If you have access requirements and need in-person assistance with your booking you can arrange an appointment by contacting us at or on +44 (0) 131 473 2000.

Priority booking will close on Wednesday 9 June and booking will open to everyone at 10am on Friday 11 June.

Please note that this year’s ticket capacities are significantly reduced from other years due to all our venues operating with two-metre social distancing. We apologise if you are not able to secure all the tickets you’d like during the priority booking period and encourage you to check back on Friday 11 June when tickets are open to the general public.

Unfortunately, we are currently not accepting new members as ticket capacities are very limited in 2021. If you would like to purchase a new membership, please contact us in July.

We are grateful to all our current members for their support and loyalty. Thank you for enabling us to bring live performance back to Edinburgh once again this summer.


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.