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How your donation will be used
Each and every donation, no matter how large or small, is most gratefully received, helping to provide us with the funds needed to invite the world’s most talented artists to Edinburgh and ensure the International Festival remains a world-class event each year.

In 2017 donations played a vital role in helping to present an ambitious programme in celebration of our 70th anniversary; over 2,000 world-class artists from 40 different nations came together to perform to audiences from around the world. The programme celebrated moments of repertoire from 1947, companies that played an important role in the International Festival’s history and individuals who have made a unique contribution across the years. The Standard Life Opening Event: Bloom opened the 70th anniversary programme in an epic outdoor spectacle that transformed Edinburgh’s St Andrew Square into a magical night garden through light and sound installations and large-scale projection. Nine operas were presented across just three weeks with outstanding performances from soloists in Wagner’s Die Walküre and Britten’s Peter Grimes, and Castlebrae Community High School was transformed into an International venue housing London-based hip hop dance company Boy Blue Entertainment and their powerful performance of Project R.E.B.E.L. The Virgin Money Fireworks Concert closed the International Festival with a bang in a 45 minute fireworks display, choreographed to music performed live by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.  Already our attention has turned to planning for the 2018 International Festival programme and we’re asking you to help us to achieve this and more in 2018 by making a donation today. 

Don't forget to gift aid it!
Gift Aid allows us to claim an extra 25p from the Inland Revenue for every pound that a UK tax payer gives us, at no extra cost to you. Simply choose yes next to the gift aid declaration when making your donation or download the Gift Aid declaration form, sign and return to us.

Other ways to make a difference
Play an integral role with the International Festival by choosing to donate at the highest level as an International Festival Benefactor or through one of the Director's funds. Your support can go directly towards our core programming costs or towards a particular area of the International Festival programme.