Edinburgh Festival Day 1: Ticket information

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Edinburgh International Festival: To 5 Sept. Tickets from 21 Market St, Edinburgh EH1 1BW. Open Mon-Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm (031- 225 5756). Unsold tickets will be for sale at the venue itself from an hour before the performance. Also the Half Price Ticket Booth at the bottom of the Mound sells half-price tickets for that day's shows only, 1pm-5pm, maximum of two tickets per customer, small service fee charged. There is a 24-hour information service on Festival Phone Line: 0891 600 304, which gives programme details, ticket availability and prices and is updated regularly.

Edinburgh Fringe: To 5 Sept. Information, tickets and the Edinburgh Fringe Programme (available free) from The Fringe Office, 180 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1QS. 10am-7pm (031-226 5257/9). Postal booking: complete the booking form at the end of the Fringe programmme and allow at least ten days for delivery. Phone booking 10am- 7pm: 031-226 5138 (6 lines). Booking in person: tickets are generally available from the Fringe Office and the venue concerned. This year the Fringe Office will sell tickets for Film Festival events for the first time. Counter booking at the Fringe Office (at peak periods please be prepared to queue) 10am-7pm seven days a week (3 Aug-5 Sept). There is also a queue-avoiding Next Day Collection service.

Edinburgh International Film Festival: To 30 Aug, The Filmhouse, 88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH3 9BZ (031-228 4051). Box office (for all tickets), 9am-9pm and open again on late night film nights 9-11pm. Phone bookings: 031- 229 2550, 3-6pm. Extra box office at Cameo Cinema (for films at the Cameo only) open 11-25 Aug 1pm-11pm.

Edinburgh Military Tattoo: To 29 Aug. Tattoo Office, 22 Market St, Edinburgh EH1 1QB. Now open for postal and phone bookings Mon-Fri 10am-4.30pm. Phone enquiries and booking: 031- 225 1188 (CC hotline 031-225 3661). Counter sales throughout for Tattoo: Mon-Fri 10am-9pm, Sat 10am-10.30pm.