Every August, the Edinburgh International Festival brings audiences together with the world’s leading artists for three weeks of exhilarating live music, theatre, opera and dance.

Access statement

We want to make sure you have a relaxed and enjoyable experience with the International Festival. Below you can read about some of the ways we are removing barriers to the Festival, for any further information please get in touch via the contact information below or by going to www.eif.co.uk/access

Each we produce a printed Access Guide which contains listings information on our accessible performances and venue access information - this information is also available on our website. The Access Guide is available in large print, braille and audio versions, please contact us to request a copy.

The Access Pass is a free membership scheme for D/deaf, disabled or neurodivergent people. When first registering, members are asked to enter their access requirements into the system which then enables our box office and venue staff to provide a Festival experience that is best placed to support them.

Accessible seating options (aisle seats, seats with additional leg room, seats with sight lines of access providers, wheelchair spaces) are only available to be booked by members of the Access Pass.

D/deaf, disabled and neurodivergent people are eligible for a 50% concession on full-price tickets.

This concession is not available for tickets purchased through a multi-buy initiative. Savings made through this concession will be greater than the multi-buy initiative savings.

We are working with SignLive to enable audiences to book tickets via an online BSL interpreting service. Download the SignLive app and find us listed in the SignLive Community Directory. For more information visit signlive.co.uk

The Edinburgh International Festival uses the term 'disabled people' to refer to anyone who self-identifies as disabled. This can include D/deaf and neurodivergent people if they identify as disabled, as well as others living with impairments (physical, sensory, learning, cognitive, long-term health conditions etc) that identify as disabled.

Some D/deaf, disabled or neurodivergent people may not identify as disabled, but the Edinburgh International Festival is guided by the social model of disability and recognises that people can experience disabling barriers, whether they identify as disabled or not.

Contact for Access information

Callum Madge - Access Manager
T: 0131 473 2056
E: access@eif.co.uk
W: www.eif.co.uk/access