Your Visit

Ticketing

Ticket prices should never be a barrier to accessing the arts. 
35 of our programme exhibitions and events are free to access, and no Standard Ticket costs over £15.50. Our discounted Access Tickets are dedicated to those who may experience additional obstacles to participating in the arts, such as our d/Deaf, Disabled, or low income patrons.

Patron of the arts? Pay it forward with our £20-for-20th Birthday Solidarity Ticket, or save through our all-inclusive Festival Pass. The Festival Pass gives pass-holders free access to bookings across the entire EAF programme (book in advance to ensure availability).

Getting around Edinburgh

We encourage EAF visitors to explore the city by bus, tram, or foot where possible — both due to environmental solidarity and Edinburgh’s increased Festival season traffic. We encourage guests to leave an additional 15 minutes for travel where possible due to traffic, particularly in Edinburgh’s busiest central areas. Trams will run a 24-hour service on weekends in August. 

EAF strives to prioritise inclusivity, safety, and transparency when it comes to access. We prioritise venues with step-free access wherever possible, but Edinburgh’s historic city can present challenges. We have included access information and care considerations on each EAF programme listing for informed attendance. 

For detailed venue access information, see our partnership with Euan’s Guide.

Edinburgh Festivals

EAF is part of Festivals Edinburgh, a collective of the city’s largest festivals. 

During August, visitors can also enjoy a wide range of exciting events from the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, and the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival also takes place earlier in July. Our partners at Edinburgh Deaf Festival and Edinburgh Book Fringe will also be running their own diverse, engaging programmes during August, which we encourage visitors to explore.

Resources

  • Transport for Edinburgh: Up-to-date bus and tram timings.
  • Euan’s Guide: Detailed community-sourced accessibility information for venues. 
  • Forever Edinburgh: Edinburgh travel guide, with detailed information on finding accommodation, travelling to and around the city, and local recommendations.
  • Festivals Edinburgh: Edinburgh’s Festival hub, with information on many festival programmes, as well as navigating the city during August.
  • Visit Scotland: Travel information for Edinburgh and across Scotland as a whole.

National Cycle Network: Safe cycling routes.