Edinburgh International Festival
The flagship Edinburgh International Festival (EIF), a high-brow assembly of some of the world's best music, opera, theatre, and dance companies, was launched in 1947 as a stage for peace and unity in Europe after the Second World War. It was out of the Festival that the now massive Edinburgh Fringe sprung and grew in subsequent years.
The full 2016 Festival programme will be announced on Wednesday 6 April.
The 2015 Festival launched with the chorus and light work the Harmonium Project and, following tradition, ended with the Festival Fireworks Concert on 31 August.
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Considering the high quality of EIF productions you can often find reasonable prices for tickets at the festival - from £8 or £10. EIF ticket offers include 50% off for students in full-time education and under-18s on selected performances. In July / August look out for 50% off deals for concession card holders for "standby tickets".
- 6 April: Priority tickets on sale to Festival friends and patrons.
- 16 April: Public tickets go on sale through post, phone, and online via The Hub.