The University plays a vital role in Edinburgh's Festivals throughout the year.

From art and music to technology and science, the city's many festivals allow us to showcase the superb talent, fascinating research and numerous achievements of our students, academics and alumni.

We are privileged to be in the heart of Edinburgh's festivals, which are among the world's greatest celebrations and explorations of human intellect and creativity.

University at the festivals

Find out more about our role in the festivals.

University at the festivals

Film screening in Old College Quad

Festival highlights

As the official University partner of the Edinburgh International Festival, we proudly support many events that take place throughout the month of August.

As well as hosting exhibitions as part of the Edinburgh Art Festival, the University also sponsors events at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, where the prestigious James Tait Black literary awards are presented annually.

See our highlights for selected listings of festival events organised, hosted or presented by University staff.

Our highlights