University at the festivals

Edinburgh is a beautiful city but it can be a tricky one to get around. Hills, cobbles, steps and alleyways can be challenging to most people, but add issues around mobility and Edinburgh becomes very daunting indeed. Though some historic buildings will always remain inaccessible, we’re all trying to improve access for everyone. 

Nathaniel Brimmer -Beller is about to enter his 4th year as a student of International Relations at the University of Edinburgh.  He founded Black Bat Productions in 2016 when he put on Mack The Knife at Bedlam Theatre and since then some fabulous people with unique talents and insights have come aboard to create a well-oiled team who are producing great works.


Our Festivals Office

We coordinate the University’s involvement in Edinburgh’s festivals, filming and creative events on campus as well as planning, producing and promoting cultural events throughout the year.

Refreshments in George Square Gardens during the Festival

Discover which festivals and events the University is involved with throughout the year.   We hope that these events  give everyone a chance  to connect with some of the people who are shaping culture, ideas and lives in the 21st century.

Our mailing list features newsletter updates on festival and arts events involving the University of Edinburgh. We also offer subscribers sneak peeks behind the scenes and the chance to win free tickets and other prizes.

If you are inspired by Edinburgh's festivals and cultural events, try one of the university's short courses. We offer classes in everything from popular music and poetry to painting and playwriting.  Are you feeling creative?

Visiting Edinburgh for a festival or event? Pop into our Visitor Centre, go on a walking tour and explore our museums and galleries.   And while you are here, why not come and stay in our high quality accommodation?