If You Can't Join Us In Person

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At this year's August Festivals there's lots happening in the real world all around Edinburgh. But if, for whatever reason, you can't join us in person this year, each of our festivals have created digital opportunities for you to join us online and watch various festival shows and events.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe [06 to 30 August]

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From 6th August audiences can view Fringe shows via the brand-new Fringe Player, available via edfringe.com, which is a bespoke digital platform offering audiences an exciting new way to engage with Fringe content. There will be two kinds of online events available this year: scheduled and on demand, both of which are available on the Fringe Player platform. Detailed information about how each individual online event is viewed is clearly available at the point of booking. For on-demand shows, audiences can buy tickets to watch at their leisure, noting though that ome online shows will have a viewing window (where the content will be available to watch for a set amount of time). Where other platforms (such as Zoom, YouTube and Vimeo) are being used to host online work, information on how to access these is clearly provided at the point of purchase. The full list of the 395 online shows [scheduled and on-demand] is available HERE.

Edinburgh International Festival [7 to 29 August]

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For the first time in it's 74-year history, the Edinburgh International Festival is offering audiences worldwide the opportunity to experience performances from the comfort of their own homes, with 18 full-length performances available to watch for free online, presented in partnership with global investment brand abrdn. The digital programme features newly commissioned dance works made for film as well as classical and contemporary music, opera, theatre and spoken word performances captured during the 2021 festival. Highlights include the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Nicola Benedetti, the Chineke! Orchestra, Akram Khan, the National Theatre of Scotland and Talisk. The digital programme will also extend into October and November, providing a global platform for some of our artists beyond the festival season. You can find the full listing of the digital performances on the At Home page, along with the dates when they'll become available to watch online. Once you've booked your free ticket, you'll receive an email from us with a PDF attachment. The PDF will include a link directly to the event page, where the performance will be hosted once available. 

Edinburgh International Book Festival [14 to 30 August]

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During the Festival dates, enjoy more than 250 events for adults, children and families online, all available to watch on a Pay What You Can [PWYC] basis. All bookings should be made on the Festival website in the usual way after you browse the programme and find the online events you want to book. To make a booking you will be asked to login to your Book Festival account or create an account. The Festival will suggest a price to you during the checkout process, based on a standard Book Festival ticket. PWYC is designed to help audiences who are struggling financially, whilst also providing sufficient income for the Book Festival to continue to produce a wonderful, international programme of events for everyone to enjoy. While watching live events online, you’ll have the opportunity to post comments and chat to other audience members in the live chatbox or post questions to the authors in the live Q&A. The majority of events are also available to watch on-demand after the livestream has finished for a period of time (without the opportunity to join the live Chat or Q&A). Check each event page to see how long events are available. See our FAQS for watching events online

Edinburgh International Film Festival [14 to 30 August]

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Filmhouse at Home will be hosting the 74th Edinburgh International Film Festival’s online programme for 2021. Filmhouse At Home is an online streaming platform, allowing you to enjoy the finest Filmhouse-curated cinema from the comfort of your own home. Filmhouse at Home is simply another way to engage with the kind of cinema on which our reputation is built, and, with a percentage of the online ‘ticket’ price going directly to us, it offers you another way to support us across everything we do. EIFF’s 2021 edition runs from 18 to 25 August, with films available to watch within that time frame for a set period of time. Simply create an account on Filmhouse at Home and browse. You will only pay for the films you choose to rent. Viewing numbers are capped on, so make sure you pre-purchase your film in advance to avoid disappointment. Make a note of the date and time your film is available for, as we will not be sending a reminder once you have made your film purchase. Please visit Help & FAQs for more information on Filmhouse at Home.

Edinburgh Art Festival [29 July to 29 August]

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The17th edition of the Edinburgh Art Festival brings together over 35 exhibitions and new commissions in visual art spaces across the city, complemented by an online programme of events and digital presentations. The current list of online events includes talks from some of the featured artists including Isaac Julien and Jock McFadyen, curator tours from some of the partner art venues including Dovecot Studos and specific digital programmes such as Rotten TV from Jupiter Artland. The current list of online events can be found HERE, noting that this programme will evolve during August and new events added on a regular basis.

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