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The Edinburgh International Festival

The 2nd to the 25th of August 2024

 

The Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe Festival returns with another summer of extraordinary acts and emerging talents this August.

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A Hub of Arts and Culture: The Edinburgh Festival Returns

 

The 2nd to the 25th of August 2024

 

Every August, the Edinburgh International Festival engulfs the city with thousands of performances, featuring an array of remarkable theatrical shows, comic performances, and concerts taking place in venues ranging from intimate pubs and clubs to grand theatres and historic landmarks throughout the city. Comprising multiple festivals within a single city, experience a diverse array of events spanning theatre, comedy, music, dance and literature.

 

Attracting hundreds of thousands of travellers and artists from across the globe, this year’s programme of events offers a diverse selection of theatrical performances, comedy, dance, music, spoken word, and even circus acts. Best of all, you can experience the excitement and theatrics just a stone’s throw away from our doorstep at The Resident Edinburgh.

 

As part of the wider international festival, The Edinburgh Fringe sets itself apart by welcoming all who wish to participate, regardless of their experience or industry connections. This inclusive policy affords emerging artists a unique opportunity to present their work alongside seasoned performers like Jimmy Carr and Sara Pascoe. The result is a diverse and lively programme that speaks to a broad range of audiences from various backgrounds. From spirited student plays to rising comedy stars, discover the next big artistic talent in Edinburgh this August. In recent years bright talents discovered during The Fringe have included ‘Baby Reindeer’ star Richard Gadd, as well as Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, the creative minds behind West End hit Six the Musical, which debuted at the festival in 2017, making this your perfect opportunity to discover the next big thing in comedy, theatre or music.

 

Enjoy all of this and more without sacrificing the comforts of home, with The Resident Edinburgh, opening on the 16th of August 2024, just in time to join the festivities of the International Festival. Offering 164 elegant rooms varying from stylish Standard Double rooms to extensive Junior Suites, be the first to experience a fantastic new neighbourhood this summer.

 

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Be the first to experience The Resident Edinburgh, opening from the 16th of August 2024!

Opening just in time to savour the celebrations of The Edinburgh International Festival, experience The Resident Edinburgh, ideally situated in the heart of the New Town.
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With an extensive, month-long programme varying from classical art and music to eccentric Fringe performances, the Edinburgh International Festival truly offers something for everyone. While the festival itself doesn’t require tickets for entry, individual events do, offering tailored experiences for every taste and interest. Tickets went on sale from the 4th of June and trending events can sell out in moments, so to avoid disappointment we recommend planning your itinerary early.  But be sure to leave a little time for surprising new shows sweeping the festival.

WHAT’S ON IN EDINBURGH THIS AUGUST

 

Each summer, Edinburgh transforms as a vast array of artistic festivals arrive in the city as part of the wider International Festival. From events highlighting classical music and art to avant-garde Fringe performances, as well as literature and film, Edinburgh is bursting with cultural events this August.

2ND TO THE 25TH OF AUGUST

EXCEPTIONAL ART AND CULTURE ARRIVES TO EDINBURGH

Immerse yourself in the world-class cultural events of the Edinburgh International Festival. Each August, experience breathtaking classical music, opera, theatre, and dance performances which transform Edinburgh into a beacon of artistic excellence and inspiration.

2ND TO THE 26TH OF AUGUST

EMBRACE THE AVANT GARDE AT THE FESTIVAL FRINGE

Discover up-and-coming talents from across the UK at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, from side-splitting comedy shows to groundbreaking theatre performances. Stroll through the historic streets of Edinburgh Old Town, where pop-up venues of varying sizes host captivating shows, and street performers dazzle audiences throughout the Royal Mile.

2ND TO THE 24TH OF AUGUST

THE ROYAL EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO

Beyond the Fringe’s numerous theatrical performances, the city offers a host of extraordinary experiences for you to enjoy each August. Discover the Edinburgh Royal Military Tattoo, seamlessly running throughout the Edinburgh Festival. It pays tribute to the service and dedication of our Armed Forces and King Charles III, against the spectacular backdrop of Edinburgh Castle.

9TH TO THE 25TH OF AUGUST

FEEL INSPIRED AT THE EDINBURGH ART FESTIVAL

Discover stunning exhibitions, installations, and performances across the city’s galleries and unique spaces with the Edinburgh Art Festival, a beloved part of the annual International Festival. Engage with innovative works by leading and emerging artists, across galleries, museums and unique venues across the city.

10TH TO THE 25TH OF AUGUST

A BOOK LOVER'S HAVEN: EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL

Immerse yourself in the Edinburgh International Book Festival, a haven for book lovers each August. Engage with celebrated authors, discover new voices, and be inspired by thought-provoking discussions and creative workshops. Set in the heart of historic Edinburgh, this literary celebration ignites imaginations and fuels a lifelong love of reading.

15TH TO THE 21ST OF AUGUST

BEHIND THE LENS: THE EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Dive into the cinematic magic of the Edinburgh International Film Festival, and discover groundbreaking films, captivating documentaries, and inspiring Q&A sessions with visionary filmmakers. This August, celebrate the transformative power of cinema and be part of a vibrant community that cherishes storytelling and creativity.

CHECKING IN FROM AUGUST 2024: THE RESIDENT EDINBURGH

 

Be the first to experience The Resident’s new capital city destination, The Resident Edinburgh this summer, from the 16th of August 2024. Featuring 164 elegant bedrooms ranging from stylish Standard Double rooms to elegant Junior Suites with panoramic views of the West End and Edinburgh Castle, discover the heartfelt hospitality you know and love, in the heart of the Edinburgh New Town.

 

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