I INFORMATION Free programme available from Festival Box Ofﬁce, 21 Market Street. Edinburgh. EH1 18W. 031 225 5756. Open 9am—6pm (Mon-Sat) and 10am—5pm (Sun).
I TICKETS Postal and counter bookings from Festival Box Ofﬁce. 21 Market Street. Edinburgh. EH1 lBW. Open 9am—6pm (Mon-Sat) and lOam—Spm (Sun). Telephone bookings. 031 225 5756. Half price tickets for that day‘s performances from the Festival ticket booth on The Mound (l—Spm. seven days). Maximum. two seats per event per customer. Small service fee charged.
THE FESTIVAL FRINGE
I INFORMATION Free programme and information available from the Fringe Ofﬁce. 180 High Street. Edinburgh. EH1 105. 031 226 5257/5259. Open 10am—7pm (seven days). Daily diary. free from over 30 larger venues and the Fringe Ofﬁce. detailing all events including late additions not listed in the Fringe programme. Fringe Find is a computer system with terminals in key locations including the Fringe Ofﬁce, major hotels and tourist information which will assist with selecting shows and times.
I TICKETS Counter and postal bookings for most Fringe shows from the Fringe Ofﬁce. 180 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 108. Open 10am—7pm (seven days). It may be difﬁcult to obtain tickets from the Fringe Ofﬁce on the night as tickets are often passed onto the venue. Telephone sales (credit card only. 50p charge per credit card order) on 031 225 5138 (lOam—7pm. seven days). Ticket booth also at Waterstone’s Booksellers. 83 George Street. Open 10am—7pm (Mon—Sat). 11am—7pm (Sun).
I KEY VENUES Some venues have virtually become festivals within Festival, developing their own identities. Listed below are some of the most important Assembly Rooms 54 George Street. Box Ofﬁce open 11am—6pm (9—12 Aug) and Ham-midnight (13 Aug—4 Sept) for counter sales and information. Telephone bookings on 031 225 5992.
The Traverse Theatre Cambridge Street. 228 1404. Box Office open lOam—l 1pm (Tues-Sun). lOam—6pm (Mon). Credit card bookings on 031 2281404.
The sum Balloon Theatre 233—235 Cowgate. Box Ofﬁce open lOam—lam for counter sales. Telephone bookings on 031 225 2151.
The Pleasance 60 The Pleasance, 031 556 6550. Box Ofﬁce open llam—midnight for counter sales. Credit card bookings on 031 556 5550. Please note that a three per cent charge is made for credit card bookings.
Fringe Club 9-15 Chambers Street. 031 650 2395. Box Office open 9.30am—3am, seven days.
I INFORMATION The Book Festival is situated in Charlotte Square Gardens. Free programme and information available from Box N. EBF, 173 Dundee Street. EH11 186. 031 228 5444 (until 13 Aug), 225 2000 (14—30 Aug).
I TICKETS Day tickets, Season tickets and Family Day tickets are available in person from James Thin Bookshop. 57 George Street. 10am—6pm (Mon—Fri) and lOam—Spm (Sat) and from the Fringe Box Ofﬁce. 180 High Street. 10am—7pm (seven days). Postal bookings to Box S. Edinburgh Book Festival. Scottish Book Centre. 137 Dundee Street. Edinburgh. EH11 180 and from the Fringe Box Ofﬁce. Credit card bookings on 031 225 1000.
I INFORMATION Programme available from Film Festival Main Box Ofﬁce. Filmhouse. 88 Lothian Road, 031 228 2688 and other key locations.
I TICKETS Box Ofﬁce open noon—9pm (13 Aug) and 9am—9.30pm (14-29 Aug). Open for credit card bookings noon-5pm (13 Aug) and 10am—5pm (14-29 Aug) on 031 229 2550.
I INFORMATION The Glenlivet Fireworks Concert in the Ross Bandstand beneath the castle is conducted by Carl Davis and features music by Glinka, Falla and Sibelius. It is on Thurs 2 Sept at 10.30pm. Information Edinburgh lntemational Festival ofﬁce, 21 Market Street. 031 225 5756.
I TICKETS All seats are £13.50. Box ofﬁce opening Mon—Sat 10am—6pm and Suns lOam—Spm. Credit card bookings on the above number.
I INFORMATION Fringe Sunday is a free event held in Holyrood Park at the bottom of the High Street on 22 Aug and features street performers and Fringe companies giving highlights of their acts. Fringe Sunday starts at 1 pm. Further information: 226 5257.
I TICKETS Tickets available from the Military Tattoo Box Ofﬁce. 22 Market Street. Edinburgh. Open lOam—9pm (Mon—Fri) and 10am—10.30pm (Sat). Telephone bookings on 031 225 1188. 9am—9pm (Mon—Fri) and 9am—10.30pm (Sat).
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