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2023 Edinburgh International Festival

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The Edinburgh International Festival was established in 1947 as a ‘world class cultural event to bring together audiences and artists from around the world’. The 2023 programme features the finest performers and ensembles from the worlds of theatre, dance, opera and music. Taking place from 4–27 August, the Festival’s programme includes accessible provision for some performances and all venues are wheelchair-accessible.

Use this page to browse accessible performances and find access information for all venues before you go.

How to Book

The Edinburgh International Festival’s Access Pass is designed to improve the booking experience for D/deaf and disabled audience members. Find out more and sign up at

Tickets can be bought online at, over the telephone on a dedicated access line +44 (0) 0131 473 2056, on textphone: prefix 18001 or through Tickets can also be bought in-person at the The Hub, Castlehill. The box office is open between 24 April – 5 May and throughout the Festival from 4–27 August.

If you require in-person assistance outwith these dates you can arrange an appointment by contacting the International Festival on or +44 (0) 131 473 2000.


Tickets on sale from May 3rd