University at the festivals

Visit us

Are you visiting Edinburgh for a festival? In between shows, remember to pop into our Visitor Centre to pick up your Fringe tickets. Then you can choose to head off on a walking tour, use our sports facilities or explore our museums and galleries. You also have the option to stay with us at our range of accommodation.

University of Edinburgh Visitor Centre

Visitor Centre and Fringe ticket collection

The Visitor Centre features a range of official merchandise, exhibition space, and is an information centre. During August, It also serves as a ticket collection point for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

You can pick up your tickets in person from the Visitor Centre at 2 Charles Street, EH8 9AD.

Dates Opening times
The 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe runs between 4th and 28th August Daily 09:30 - 18:30


McEwan Hall signs

Follow our self-guided walking tours for a flavour of the University, the city and student life, or come and look around the University at your own pace with our self-guided tour leaflets.

Museums and galleries

The University houses extensive museum collections and hosts a range of exhibitions during the festival and throughout the year.  This is your chance to explore contemporary visual art and musical instruments or view geological specimens and historical artefacts. 

Sport facilities

The University of Edinburgh’s superb sport and exercise facilities are ranked among the very best in the UK.

Sport & Exercise  caters to a diverse range of users from occasional exercisers to international athletes.   

Stay with us

The University of Edinburgh has high quality, value-for-money accommodation available to visitors to Edinburgh including hotel, bed and breakfast and self-catered options.

Book a room or a flat via Edinburgh First, the University's  accommodation, catering and events organisation.