Venue information

Address for Old College Quad

University of Edinburgh, South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL

Contact information for Old College Quad

About Old College Quad

Our Old College Quad outdoor venue is home to our afternoon chamber music series, a session of traditional Scottish music, five nights of inspirational spoken word and unmissable late-night cabaret.
Our outdoor venues are covered, but you should come dressed appropriately for the weather, including suitable footwear.
There are toilet facilities at the venue.

Safety and Security

We ask that you arrive no earlier than 30 minutes before a performance begins. Latecomers may not be admitted.

Your safety and security at International Festival events is of the utmost importance to us. Please note that bags may be subject to security searches. No large bags such as suitcases will be allowed into the venue. There is no cloakroom to store belongings.

If you spot anything suspicious during your visit to the International Festival, please do let a member of the team know.

COVID-19 Policy

We have introduced socially distanced seating plans to allow households and support bubbles to sit together while remaining at a safe distance from others. When you book online you will be asked to select a seating ‘bubble’ with the correct number of seats for your group.

Please wear a face covering when moving to and from your seat, unless you are exempt. You may remove your face covering when seated. Hand sanitiser stations will be located around our venues.

Traceability will be especially important this summer to help prevent community transmission. For 21 days after your visit, we may be asked to share your name and contact details with NHS Test & Protect to help them identify people who may have been exposed to COVID-19.

More detailed information about safety at our venues can be found here.


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