Summer Festivals in Edinburgh

Make the most of students' discounts over the festival season.


Immerse Yourself in Edinburgh's Summer Festival Season!

Get ready for a month overflowing with shows, music, books, and cultural experiences – all within reach for students on a budget. Here's your quick guide to the biggest events:

Unleash Your Fringe!

This year, from 2 to 26 August the Edinburgh Festival Fringe boasts a staggering 3,317 shows across all artistic disciplines, featuring performers from a remarkable 58 countries. Dive into comedy, theatre, dance, music, and more – there's truly something for everyone. To plan your Fringe adventure, head over to Fringe Box Office.

Following the program launch on June 12th, you can also grab tickets by phone or in person at the centrally located Fringe Box Office (180 High Street). They offer a fantastic range of options, including free shows, half-price deals, and 2-for-1 tickets.


Experience the Edinburgh International Festival (2-25 August):

Founded in 1947, this prestigious festival is a celebration of the performing arts at its finest. Witness captivating performances in dance, opera, music, and theatre by the world's most renowned artists. The International Festival caters to diverse budgets with ticket deals like:

  • £10 Affordable Tickets: Catch a show without breaking the bank.
  • Multi-Show Discounts: Save 20% by booking tickets for multiple performances.
  • Group Discounts: Enjoy a special offer for friends and family attending together.

Explore all options at Edinburgh International Festival.


Dive into the World of Books at the Edinburgh International Book Festival (10-25 August).

This festival features over 500 events for all ages, from adults to children and teens. Meet your favourite authors, attend insightful talks and discussions, and discover your next literary obsession. The Book Festival offers concessions for students and a Pay What You Can option on select events. Find out more at Edinburgh International Book Festival website.

Don't miss out on this extraordinary summer celebration in Edinburgh!  By planning your festival experience and utilising the student-friendly options available, you can delve into what Edinburgh has to offer.