About The Hub
This summer, The Hub, our home at the top of the Royal Mile, is a reimagined space.
Open from 12noon–5pm (and late on performance nights) throughout August, it’s a place to connect with artists and musicians, to enjoy great company and irresistible music-making.
It’s the place where you make your Festival experience your own, exploring the whole programme with informative but informal deep dives into everything that’s happening. There’ll be relays of concerts, open discussions, films and conversations with artists.
It’s where musicians will make the unpredictable and the impossible happen, in afternoon and evening concerts that will cross genres from traditional to contemporary, classical to vocal.
It’s the Festival’s green room that’s open to all of us.
A 20% discount applies when you book two or more events taking place at The Hub (includes concessions).
Safety and Security
Your safety and security at International Festival events is of the utmost importance to us. Please note that bags may be subject to security searches.
If you spot anything suspicious during your visit to the International Festival, please do let a member of the team know.
Your visit to The Hub
During August the Lawnmarket and Johnston Terrace are closed to vehicles from 5pm. The closest drop off point is on Victoria Street. The five-minute walk up the hill to The Hub is steep and there are areas of cobbled street, so if you are a wheelchair user or have limited mobility you may want to attend with a companion.
We ask that you arrive at the venue in plenty of time as latecomers may not be admitted.
There is a complimentary cloakroom facility. Please do not bring bags larger than 30cm x 30cm x 15cm.
Children under the age of 16 must be supervised by a responsible adult.
Please contact us if you have any specific questions about your visit to The Hub.
List of Events
Abel Selaocoe at The Hub
Aga Khan Master Musicians at The Hub 1
Aga Khan Master Musicians at The Hub 2
Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham at The Hub
An Afternoon with Geoff Sobelle at The Hub
An Afternoon with Matthew Herbert at The Hub
Artist Conversation: Life is a Dream at The Hub
Artist Conversation: Thrown at The Hub
Artist Conversation: Tiago Rodrigues at The Hub
Ayanna Witter-Johnson & LSO Percussion Ensemble at The Hub
Catriona Price & Friends at The Hub
Dame Evelyn Glennie in Conversation at The Hub
Endea Owens at The Hub
Endea Owens: New Work at The Hub
Exploring a perspective that's not one's own at The Hub
Exploring community over chaos at The Hub
Exploring hope in the face of adversity at The Hub
Exploring Tannhäuser at The Hub
Exploring Rachmaninoff with Alexei Grynyuk at The Hub
Exploring Mendelssohn at The Hub
First Night at The Hub
Geza & The 5 DeViLs at The Hub
Isidore String Quartet at The Hub
Jupiter Ensemble at The Hub
Musicians from the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela at The Hub
Nai Barghouti & Friends at The Hub
Nai Barghouti & Khalil Khoury at The Hub
Project Smok at The Hub
Quartet for the End of Time at The Hub
Scottish Ensemble at The Hub
Edinburgh is very compact, which makes it ideal to explore on foot or by bicycle. See below for information about getting to the venue.
- Find out about walking routes and cycling paths, bike security and bike parking options
- Bus stop (George IV Bridge): 23, 27
- More public transport information available at Transport for Edinburgh
- NCP: Castle Terrace (5 disabled bays)
- Go green and try car-sharing to save costs and our planet – see goCarShare and TripshareEdinburgh
- Ramped access to the courtyard is quite steep, so you may need support if you are a wheelchair user.
- Level access to the Box Office from the courtyard
- Platform lift to Sculpture Hall; please ask staff for assistance
- Lift from Sculpture Hall to auditorium
- Wheelchair spaces are available
- Accessible toilets on ground floor
- Induction loop in auditorium; set hearing aid to the T position
- Box Office has low counter and loop system
- Assistance dogs are welcome and can be looked after by venue staff
- Good view of captions from seating banks