University at the Festivals

Edinburgh's Festivals

Each year we highlight events from the Edinburgh festivals which feature University students and members of staff.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The University of Edinburgh inspires and hosts a number of Fringe shows every year.

Edinburgh International Festival (EIF)

International Festival
The University is a proud supporter of the Edinburgh International Festival.

Edinburgh International Book Festival

The University of Edinburgh is a major sponsor of the Edinburgh International Book Festival, with the James Tait Black Prize Ceremony for Fiction and Biography held there.

Edinburgh Science Festival (ESF)

The University has run and hosted events with the Edinburgh International Science Festival for over 20 years.

Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF)

The University is proud to host events in conjunction with the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival

The Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival runs every July, with their main site in George Square Gardens.


Collection of articles from the 2019 festivals season detailing events in which the University was involved.

Past Highlights

The University engages with the Festivals each year in a variety of events.