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booking info

Booking Information

Find out how to book and learn about concessions and special offers

How to book

Tickets for the 2018 International Festival are on sale now.


Telephone: +44 (0)131 473 2000

In Person: Hub Tickets, The Hub, Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NE

Hub Tickets are open from 10am until 6pm Monday to Sunday between 9 and 29 July. From 30 July to 27 August, the box office is open between 9am to 7.30pm Monday to Sunday.

Online Booking 

If you have previously purchased tickets for the Edinburgh International Festival or with Hub Tickets you will have an existing account. Please click on My Festival at the top of the site and enter your registered email address when prompted. 

Ticket prices 

All ticket prices will be listed on the individual event pages.

Access information

If you are a wheelchair user, have mobility difficulties or have visual or hearing impairments you can buy seats/spaces for selected performances in the area of the venue most appropriate to your needs for the lowest (unrestricted view) ticket prices for that performance. Your companion’s ticket will be free.

Our goal is to make the International Festival accessible to as many people as possible. 

A full list of accessible performances at the 2018 International Festival can be found on our access page.  

For more information or to claim an access discount please call the Access line +44 (0)131 473 2056 or email To enable us to determine your requirements and assist you fully we are unable to offer this service online.

Ticket collection 

Tickets can be sent as an e-ticket, collected from Hub Tickets in advance or picked up at the venue from one hour before the start of the performance. 

A transaction fee of £1 per ticket, up to a maximum of £5, will be added to all bookings. If you choose to receive your tickets in the post, you will be charged £1 for postage.

Ticket exchanges and refunds  

Once booked, tickets cannot be returned. Tickets may be exchanged (minus a £1 exchange fee per ticket). This will not be possible within 48 hours of the event. Contact for more information. 

Gift vouchers

Give a gift of experience with a voucher that can be used when booking the International Festival tickets. It can be for any amount you wish, there is no expiry date, and you can check your balance online at any time. Buy the International Festival gift voucher now.

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 upmost 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. If you spot anything suspicious during your visit to the International Festival, please do let a member of the team know. Thank you for your understanding and co-operation.

Discounts and Special Offers


Under 18s, Young Scot Card holders and European Youth Card holders get 50% off tickets for selected performances. 

Students get 50% off on selected performances. Tickets are subject to availability and allocations may be limited per performance. Discount is not guaranteed until the transaction has completed. 

Senior citizens, arts workers and registered unemployed get 30% off tickets for selected performances. Discount available from Wednesday 4 July at 10am.

All concessions are subject to availability and proof of status is required at point of sale.

Special Offers

OCD Love and Love Chapter 2

Buy tickets for both in one transaction and save 20%

£8 on the day

If you are under 26 years of age you can get tickets for only £8 on the day for selected performances. Only available in person from Hub Tickets.

For more information visit

£8 for under 26 at the Usher Hall

If you are under 26 years of age, you can get tickets for £8 for the six youth ensemble concerts at the Usher Hall.

Supported by The Pirie Rankin Charitable Trust

Free for Under 18s in 2018

In addition to the 50% discount, if you are under 18 years of age you can also get free tickets for the six youth ensemble concerts at the Usher Hall.

Supported by The Pirie Rankin Charitable Trust

All special offers are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Proof of age is required at point of sale.