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Travel Trade Factsheet 2011

‘the Edinburgh International Festival is one of the great achievements of British life’ The Daily Telegraph


To the Far West 12 August – 4 September

The Festival aims to be the most exciting, innovative and accessible festival of the performing arts in the world, presenting over 150 performances and events by around 70 companies. In 2010, approximately 396,000 people attended Festival events.

About the Festival in 2011 Festival 2011 brings exotic and diverse cultures from Asia to Edinburgh – travelling across half the globe to the far west.

National Ballet of China Photo: Liu Yang

The finest artists from China, India, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam join world renowned performers from Europe and the West for a three-week exploration of our shared passions.

Key Festival 2011 facts  The Festival runs from 12 August to 4 September 2011  Full details of the programme will be announced on 23 March 2011  Presents Asian masterpieces alongside works by Western artists who have been inspired by them  Enjoy performances by the National Ballet of China and the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra; dance from acclaimed Vietnamese choreographer Ea Sola; a contemporary version of Shakespeare’s Hamlet by the Shanghai Peking Opera Troupe and much more  Offers the chance to immerse yourself in the beauty, traditions and distinctive philosophies of these cultures, both ancient and modern

Shanghai Peking Opera Troupe Photo: Liu Haifa

Every August, artists from around the world come to Scotland’s beautiful capital city, bringing the very best in international theatre, dance, opera and classical music to the Edinburgh International Festival.


Travel Trade booking information We have staff dedicated to helping you plan your booking and meet the needs of your group. For further information and to book tickets simply call our Groups phone line: +44 (0)131 473 2089 or email groupbookings@eif.co.uk

Special group discounts  We welcome group bookings at any of our performances, subject to availability  10% discount for groups of 10 or more  We can tailor packages to suit your needs, simply give us a call

Information and planning Please contact us at any time of the year and we can help you with any information or contacts you need. Marketing and Communications Jonathan Rowbotham, Marketing Manager jonathan.rowbotham@eif.co.uk or +44 (0)131 473 2026 Susie Burnet, Media Relations Manager press@eif.co.uk or +44 (0)131 473 2020

Box Office contact details Deputy Ticket Services Manager groupbookings@eif.co.uk or +44 (0)131 473 2089

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Tourism contact details VisitBritain www.visitbritain.com VisitScotland www.bookingscotland.com tradepromotions@visitscotland.com All of Edinburgh’s Festivals www.edinburghfestivals.co.uk

Future Festival dates 2012 10 August – 2 September From the last week of the Olympics to first weekend of the Paralympics in London 2013 9 August – 1 September 2014 8 August – 31 August Immediately after the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

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Edinburgh International Festival Society is a registered Scottish charity, No. SC004694


Edinburgh International Festival Travel Trade Fact Sheet 2011