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2018 International Festival venues

Festival Theatre

13-29 Nicolson Street

T: +44(0)131 529 6000

Behind the Festival Theatre’s striking glass façade there lies a welcoming 19th Century theatre.

Getting there

Edinburgh is very compact, which makes it ideal to explore on foot or by bicycle. See below for information about getting to the venue. If you are looking for general advice on travelling within and to Edinburgh, visit our dedicated page packed with useful tips and information.

  • Find out about walking routes and cycling paths, bike security and bike parking options
  • Bus stop (Nicolson Street): 3, 5, 7, 8, 14, 29, 30, 31, 33, 37, X47, 49
  • Go green and try car-sharing to save costs and our planet - see goCarShare and TripshareEdinburgh
  • Pay and display parking on Chambers Street
  • Accessible parking spaces can be booked in advance, contact the venue
  • NCP: St Johns Hill (4 disabled bays)
  • NCP: Quartermile (0 disabled bays)
  • Taxi rank on Nicolson Square
  • Waverley Station 0.4 miles
Venue accessibility
  • Lift access to all levels
  • Ramped access to main entrance with power assisted door
  • Wheelchair spaces are in the centre of the Stalls
  • Accessible toilets on level 1 and level 2
  • Infa-red system in the auditorium, headsets available from the cloakroom
  • Box Office has a low counter and loop system
  • Assistance dogs are welcome and can be looked after by venue staff
Safety and security

Arrive at venues in plenty of time as 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 and you should not bring bags larger than 30cm x 30cm x 15cm to our venues. No larger bags (or similar) 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.