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Young Musician's Passport

Every August, some of the world's finest orchestras, musicians and ensembles come to perform at the International Festival. With a Young Musician’s Passport, you can see them for free!

What’s the deal?

Every year, we give away over 1000 free concert tickets to local young people. The YMP scheme is open to anyone who is aged 18 or under, goes to school in Edinburgh or the Lothians and plays a musical instrument or is part of a choir. Young Musician’s Passport holders can claim one free ticket plus one half price adult ticket for a selection of classical music concerts. Tickets are subject to availability and the offer is not available on top price tickets.

To be eligible you must…

  • be aged 18 or under on 28 March 2020
  • go to school in Edinburgh or the Lothians
  • play a musical instrument or be part of a choir

To register, please complete the form below. Details must be provided by a parent or guardian. Please allow two working days for your account to be set up. 


Please note, the email address provided below for the Young Musician's Passport must not be linked to any other account used for the Edinburgh International Festival or Hub Tickets. 

This will be used for online bookings only. No marketing will be sent to this address.

Supported by The Pirie Rankin Charitable Trust and The Turtleton Charitable Trust

Terms and Conditions

The email address provided will be used for online bookings only. No marketing will be sent to this email address. This will need to be different to any email address the parent/guardian uses for their own International Festival bookings.

An International Festival brochure and welcome pack will be sent to the address provided. 

To be eligible the participant must be 18 years old or under on 6 April 2019 and attend a school/be home schooled in Edinburgh and the Lothians and be learning as instrument or be part of a music group, ensemble or choir.

The passport entitles you to one free ticket plus one half price adult ticket for each of the selected concerts. The free ticket must be used by the named participant and cannot be transferred to another individual.

Offer is subject to availability and not available on top price tickets. It cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers or discounts.

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