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ope out several festivals. The Bank of Scotland Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival gets in first. starting this issue, then it's the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for three weeks from the start of August. followed a week later by the Edinburgh International Festival, the Edinburgh international Book Festival and the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Add to this the Military Tattoo. the industry-based Television Festival and the many galleries and clubs that JOIH in the tray. and you've got the world's biggest arts festival.
Because there IS no central box office for all the festivals. you'll need this guide to tell you where and when to buy tickets for which shows.
Sun l2 Aug—Sat I Sep. Tickets available from the Hub. Castlehill. Royal Mile. Edinburgh. EH1 2.\'E. 0l3l 473 2000. ()pen Mon~Sat l0am—<5pm (until Sat 28 Jul); Mon-Sat Oath—7.30pm and Sun l0am~ 7.30pm (Mon 30 Jul—Sun I Sep). Website: vvvvvv.eif.co.uk
Concession tickets are available in advance for selected performances at half price to students in full-time education and those under l8. and at 25‘i discount to senior citi/ens. From Mon 6 Aug. standby tickets for selected performances vv ill be available at half price to students. senior citizens. unemployed people. under l8s. Stage Pass holders and members of Equity or the Musicians' L'nion.
During the Festival period only. tickets vvill be on sale to personal visitors at the l'sher Hall. the Queen's Hall. the Edinburgh Festival Theatre. the Edinburgh Playhouse. the King's Theatre and the Royal Lyceum Theatre. Any tickets unsold on the day of the performance are available on the door of the venue one hour before curtain-up.
Fifty seats for all l'sher Hall concerts are reserved for sale at £5 on the day of performance from 9am ( l0am on Sun). These are available only to personal callers at the Hub and are limited to tvvo tickets per customer.
Half-price tickets for some performances are sold on the day of performance to personal callers at the Hub. Limited to tvvo tickets per ctistomer.
Sun 5—.\lon 27 Aug (though some shovv s begin as early as Wed l Aug. and others carry on until Sun 2 Sep). Tickets available from the Fringe Office. l80 High Street. Edinburgh. 0l3l 226 0000. Open for bookings in person daily from Mon 23 Jul l0am—7pm; or by phone 9am-9pm daily (until Mon 27 Aug). Website: vvvvvvedfringe.com.
[)iscounted tickets are available for most shovvs. but prices and eligibility are decided by individual companies. Many shovvs also offer reduced-price tickets for previevv performances and this year nearly all companies are partaking in a tvvo-for—one scheme on Sun 5 and Mon 6 Aug. Bargain-hunters should keep an eye on The Lisr's Freeloaders section for reader offers.
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Tickets for Fringe events are also available in person from:
HMV l2‘) Princes Street. Open Mon—Sat l0am-7pm; Sun I lam-7pm (from Wed l Aug)
Waterstone’s 83 George Street. Open .‘vlon—Sat l0am—7pm; Sun I lam—7pm (from Fri 27 Jul).
The Hub Castlehill Mon—Sat ‘)atii—7.30prii: Sun l()am—7.30pm (from Mon 30 Jul).
Sun l2—Sun 26 Aug. Films are screened at: Filmhouse. 88 Lothian Road: Cameo. 38 Home Street; Dominion. Nevvbattle Terrace: Lumiere. Royal Museum. Chambers Street: Odeon. 7 Clerk Street: L'GC Cinema. Fountain Park. Dundee Street; and Glasgovv Film Theatre. 12 Rose Street. Glasgow. Tickets for all films (except those at Glasgovv Film Theatre) are available from Filmhouse. 88 Lothian Road. Edinburgh. 0l3l 623 8030. The box ofﬁce is open for telephone bookings daily“ noon—9pm (until Sat 12Aug): daily 10am—9pm (Sun l2—Sun 26 Aug): and to personal callers daily noon-9pm (until Sat 12 Aug): daily 10am—9pm (Sun l2—Sun 26 Aug).
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Website: vvvvvvedfilmfest.org.uk. Tickets for Film Festival events are also available in person from:
UOC Cinema Fountain Park. Dundee. l lam—10 in daily.
The ﬂu Castlehill Mon—Sat 9am—7.30pm: Sun l0am—7.30pm (from Mon 30 Jul).
Tickets for screenings at the OFT only available from that venue. in person, noon—8pm daily. or by calling ()l-tl 332 8l28.
Tickets for screenings at other Film Festival venues can also be bought (vvhere available) on the door one hour before the screening begins.
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Sat l l—Mon 27 Aug. Charlotte Square. Tickets available from 0| 3| 624 5050. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm (until Thu 9 Aug): 9.30am—7.30pm (Sat l l—Mon 27 Aug). Credit card bookings are subject to £1 handling fee. Tickets for events starting after 7.30pm are available at the door. Website: vvvvvvedbookfest.co.uk. Tickets are also available from: James Thln Booksellers 57 George Street. Open Mon—Sat l0am-5.30pm (until Thu 9 Aug).
Fri 3-Sat 25 Aug. Tickets available by post. in person or by phone from the Tattoo Ticket Sales Office. 32 Market Street. Edinburgh EHl IOB. 0131 225 l I88. Open Mon—Fri Ilium—4.30pm (until Fri 3 Aug); Mon—Fri l0am~~9pm and Sat l0am— l0.30pm (Fri 3 Sat 25 Aug). Website: vvvvvvedinburgh- tattoo.co.uk.
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