Edinburgh Art Festival (July 26th – 26th August)

Whether your preference is modern, classic or fine art, or a workshop on print screening, plan your trip and use the links for accessibility below



To contact the Art Festival with an access query, please call 0131 226 6558 or email info@edinburghartfestival.com.

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo (3rd – 25th August)

This event is a sell out every year and showcases music, dance and precision display with Massed Pipes and Drums, Military Bands and more. All set against the backdrop of Edinburgh castle. Every Saturday evening performance ends with fireworks (weather permitting). What a wonderful experience.



To contact the Tattoo with an access query, please call 0131 225 188 or email tickets@edintattoo.co.uk

Edinburgh International Festival (3rd – 27th August)

Edinburgh residents double in August with visitors attending the world famous International Festival every year. Thousands of performances over 3 weeks including, comedy, theatre, exhibition, music, opera and dance from around the globe take place across Edinburgh in the most obvious and bizarre venues. That is the charm of the Edinburgh festival. There is something for everyone and organisers are keen to make the festival as inclusive and accessible as possible. They have put together a list of accessible performance to make it easy to choose and book. See link below.



To contact the International Festival with an access query, please call 0131 473 2056 (Textphone users prefix with 18001) or email access@eif.co.uk.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe (3rd – 27th August)

Every year thousands of performers take to hundreds of stages all over Edinburgh to present shows for every taste. From big names in the world of entertainment to unknown artists looking to build their careers, the festival caters for everyone and includes theatre, comedy, dance, physical theatre, circus, cabaret, children’s shows, musicals, opera, music, spoken word, exhibitions and events.

There are sensory backpacks available for adults and children with autism, additional changing places toilets and many accessible performances. Free tickets are available for essential companions at numerous events.

Changing Places toilets are available at the corner of Windmill Street and Chapel Street, the National Museum of Scotland, The Scottish Parliament, The Booking Office Pub and in the tented village at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Sensory backpacks are available from the Fringe Shop for children and adults on the autism spectrum. They contain a fidget toy, earplugs, map of Edinburg, a photo story and a list of relaxed performances at the Fringe.

Free tickets may be available for some performance via Euans Guide. You will need to login to the guide, create an account, apply for tickets and for a review of the venue you may receive free tickets. And your review will help others plan a trip to the venue in the future. It’s a win win.



Singing Hands Summer Spectacular (17th – 20th August)

An interactive, multi-sensory, Makaton-signed experience featuring many of the much-loved songs from the Singing Hands DVDs and CDs.

Join in as Suzanne and Tracy jump like kangaroos in Australia, wade through the jungle in Africa looking for wild animals or as they go on a day trip to the Zoo and the Farm! Suzanne and Tracy will include some up-tempo pop songs themed around the concepts of friendship and happiness – so come and sing, sign, dance and experience their unique show!

Designed to be fully-inclusive, this event can be enjoyed by children of ALL ages and abilities.


To contact the Fringe with an access query, please call 0131 226 002 or email accessbookings@edfringe.com

Edinburgh International Book Festival (11th – 27th August)

The Edinburgh International Book Festival programme offers over 800 events featuring the greatest writers and thinkers in the world. From rising stars of fiction to Nobel Prize-winners, it’s a place where audiences and authors gather to share ideas, have thought-provoking discussions, be entertained, informed, enthralled and challenged

There is also a highly regarded programme of events for children and young adults featuring the finest writers and illustrators for young people.

Showing events that are not sold out, that are BSL interpreted, captioned or learning disability friendly, Click below


For the full programme https://www.edbookfest.co.uk

To contact the Book Festival with an access query, please call 0845 373 5888 or email boxoffice@edbookfest.co.uk.

Multiple venues within Charlotte Square Gardens, all wheelchair accessible.

Brochures are available in alternative formats.

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