We want our Festival to be inclusive and welcoming to everyone. Please see below for access, venue and ticketing information For EIFF 2021.
- Audio description will be provided where possible both in venue and online
- Captioned screenings will be provided where possible both in venue and online
We will update this page with captioned and audio described screenings, as they are confirmed: www.edfilmfest.org.uk/accessible-screenings
IN PERSON SCREENINGS:
Filmhouse – 88 Lothian Road EH3 9BZ
Our main Festival venue, with 3 screens and a fully licensed Café Bar. We offer a wide range of hot and cold food served until late, including a selection of vegetarian/vegan/gluten-free options. Free Wi-Fi is available. Filmhouse is open from 11:30–00:00 (subject to public health restrictions).
If you specifically require tickets for the wheelchair spaces available in our cinemas, you can buy tickets for these spaces
by contacting Box Office on 0131 228 2688.
Our main entrance and Box Office are both on the ground floor which is accessible via a ramped, electronically assisted
entrance door from Lothian Road. One of our accessible toilets is also at this level, and there is a ramp to the Café Bar. The seats in the Café Bar are not fixed and can be moved. Cinema 1 is on the first floor of Filmhouse and is accessible via passenger lift, while Cinemas 2 and 3, as well as a second accessible toilet, are accessible via platform lift.
Please book your wheelchair space in advance to avoid disappointment.
• Cinema 1 has one wheelchair space at the front of the cinema
• Cinema 2 has one wheelchair space at the back of the cinema
• Cinema 3 has one wheelchair space at the back of the cinema
For more information, please watch our Filmhouse Building Tour for a clear view on what to expect when visiting.
Festival Theatre – 29 Nicolson Street EH8 9FT
Open 1 hour prior to event start time, please see ticket for arrival time.
There are six steps up with one handrail, or a pavement ramp, from the road to the front of the theatre. Level access is also available at the side entrance to the Café if required. Wheelchair access is available from street level access direct into the stalls. Please ask the customer services team on arrival for assistance.
St Andrew Square is on street level and is accessible by wheelchair. There will be accessible toilets on site. If you require a wheelchair space for one of our Film Fest in the City screenings, please call 0131 623 8030.
ACCESSSIBLE ONLINE SCREENINGS:
We have been working very hard to make our virtual screenings accessible for all, our aim being that every film on this platform has Captions and Audio Description available. Films not in the English Language will have English subtitles available automatically. Occasionally you may need to switch them on manually by clicking the CC button.
Currently, Captions are dependent on the availability of the materials provided to us by third-party film distribution companies, rather than as a standard. We are working to change this to ensure audiences are not restricted from enjoying our full programmes. Similarly, Audio Description will be provided where available.
In person ticket price: Full price: £10
Under 25s: £5
Online ticket price: £10 for features / £8 for shorts
EIFF Youth online events: FREE
BECOME A MEMBER
You can become a Filmhouse or Belmont Filmhouse Member online, by visiting the Filmhouse Box Office in person, or contacting 0131 228 2688.
Y - Recommended by our EIFF Youth team as essential viewing for 15–25 years old
F - This symbol highlights films in our programme that are suitable for families
In person screenings
• Book tickets online
• Call 0131 228 2688
• Due to COVID-19 restrictions we’re using a seating plan and seats are split into groups (or pods) of one, two, three and four
• On booking you’ll receive a confirmation email which includes an arrival time
SCREENING SOLD OUT?
If a screening /event has sold out, additional tickets may be released in the lead-up to the screening /event, so it’s worth checking online on the day of the event.
Concessions are available for over-65s, students, people with disabilities, Young Scot cardholders, Equity members, unemployed people, NHS workers. Companion/carers FREE.
TAKE YOUR SEAT
There are no adverts or trailers before EIFF screenings, so the stated start time is when the film, event or introduction will begin. Latecomers may not be admitted