Edinburgh Festivals: Extraordinary Experiences
GOING GLOBAL »
Edinburgh is often the place where well established artists in their own countries come to break through internationally
A POLITICAL SALON »
In an era of great political upheaval, the Festivals aim to create space for debate and discussion
A UNIQUE CLUB NIGHT»
When you're looking for a night club at festival time, you never know who might be the MC.
SEE IT HERE FIRST »
Ever since it started in 1947, our Film Festival has been committed to premiering great work from around the world
WHERE TALENT GETS ITS BIG BREAK »
You need to keep your eyes wide open in Edinburgh at festival time because the next big star could be just around the corner
A DAZZLING COMMISSION »
The city is transformed at festival time, not only with pop-up venues and cafes/bars but also new public artworks
PARTY ON THE STREETS »
See in the New Year at the world’s best street party as Edinburgh invites the world to share the love and embrace friends – old and new.
EPIC THEATRE FOR AN EPIC YEAR »
Recognising that art is a mirror to hold up to society, the Festivals seek opportunities to programme and present work of great relevance
LITERARY HEROINES UNITE »
Visit Edinburgh's Festivals and you can come face to face with the personalities behind the pages
A BOLLYWOOD SPECTACULAR »
With its dramatic skyline and iconic Castle setting, Edinburgh provides the perfect for spectacular outdoor experiences.
FROM CANNES TO CRAIGMILLAR »
The quality of the festivals and their productions often attract international artists to appear in children's theatre.
A SCULPTURE LIKE NO OTHER »
Ever wanted to see a 3 story sculpture created from 10,000 balloons? It happened at the Edinburgh Festivals
THE DAY THE LONE PIPER CHANGED »
Hear the spine-tingling solo refrain of the pipes high on a castle parapet at Edinburgh's Festivals
WATCH TIME FLY »
Every year during festivals time, Edinburgh plays host to outdoor work that animates this UNESCO World Heritage city
STORYTELLING BREAKS BORDERS »
Great stories well told can evoke indelible images in the mind of the listener - as happened with the remarkable show 'Iran vs Israel'.
STREET ARTS ON THE ROYAL MILE »
With such a huge range to choose from, Edinburgh's Festivals are your chance to create your very own unique lineup
A HIDDEN STRET ART COMMISSION »
Discover how Edinburgh's Festivals have helped transform the city - sometimes for a few weeks, sometimes permanently
RUB SHOULDERS WITH THE STARS »
Red carpet events abound at Edinburgh's Festivals - who knows which screen icon you'll see next?
WHEN NEW ORLEANS CAME TO TOWN »
The centenary of the first jazz recording was widely celebrated in 2017 – not least by the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival
PLUNGE INTO THE NEW YEAR »
Edinburgh's Festivals don't just celebrate new year for a single night - around here it's 3 whole days, including a 'bracing' swim!
A RIGHT ROYAL NIGHT »
Every year the Festivals entertain some special guests as the great and the good flock to Edinburgh for the unique atmosphere
AN ELEMENTARY CONVERSATION »
The prestigious Edinburgh Medal is awarded to those in science & technology who have made significant contribution to humanity
Inspire young minds »
Thrill and entertain the kids at Edinburgh's Festivals, with unforgettable characters and magical lands
Discover new musical fusions »
At Edinburgh's Festivals, you'll hear jazz meet hip-hop, blues encounter electronica, and funk mix with jungle
Lose yourself in Celtic craic »
Traditional Scottish and international culture is right here waiting for you at Edinburgh's Festivals
Glimpse dancers in full flight »
Gasp in delight as Edinburgh's Festivals deliver mind-blowing choreographic marvels