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Edinburgh International Festival

Redeem Your Theatre Tokens:

In Person: The Hub, Castlehill, Edinburgh, EH1 2NE
Phone: 0131 473 2000

Closest train station is Edinburgh Waverley. Trams stop at the bottom of the Mound on Princes Street. Old Town in Edinburgh has 36 bus routes which serve 58 bus stops. The closest bus stops to The Hub are the Lawnmarket Bus Stop at the top of the Royal Mile or the Royal Mile Bus Stop on George IV Bridge.


NCP: Castle Terrace (6 disabled bays)
During August the Lawnmarket and Johnston Terrace are closed to vehicles from 5pm. The closest drop off point is the Radisson Collection Hotel on George IV Bridge.

Access Info

The Hub has level access via the main entrance. There is a platform lift and a lift to all floors within the building. The box office has a low counter and loop system. Accessible toilets are located on the ground floor and auditorium level. Assistance dogs are welcome and can be looked after by venue staff.

The 2023 Edinburgh International Festival runs from 4-27 August.

Buy tickets for all events using Theatre Tokens when they go on sale at midday on 3 May.

Please call the box office on 0131 473 2000. Theatre Tokens cannot currently be used online to purchase tickets for Edinburgh International Festival events.

In-Person and Phone Booking
Our Box Office at The Hub, Castlehill will be open for in-person and phone bookings at the following dates and times:

24 April–5 May (closed 2 May)
Monday to Saturday, 12noon–5pm
Closed on Sunday

9 May–3 Aug
By appointment only

4–27 Aug
Monday–Sunday, 12noon–5pm (open late on performance nights at The Hub)

The Edinburgh International Festival was the inspired idea of Rudolf Bing, then the General Manager of Glyndebourne Opera, Henry Harvey Wood, the Head of the British Council in Scotland, and leaders from the City of Edinburgh. It was established in 1947 as a world class cultural event to bring together audiences and artists from around the world, and this year asks the question, "Where do we go from here?"

For three weeks in August, Scotland’s capital becomes an unparalleled celebration of the performing arts and an annual meeting point for people of all nations. The International Festival presents a programme featuring the finest performers and ensembles from the worlds of dance, opera, music and theatre.

Our impact extends beyond the annual programme: our community learning and engagement and professional development programmes run throughout the year, reaching the widest possible audiences and contributing to the cultural and social life of Edinburgh and Scotland.

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