PLAN YOUR VISIT

Useful information about travel and accommodation, venues, distances, accessibility and our Safer Festival policy

VENUES

Apart from off-site parties, all events take place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC), which can be found at:

The Exchange
150 Morrison St
Edinburgh EH3 8EE

REGISTRATION

Located in the Atrium in the entrance to the EICC, the registration desks open one hour before the first session each day. We are likely to be very busy on the Wednesday morning, so please be patient as we hand out delegate passes ! You can help speed things along by uploading a photo to your Registration before arriving in Edinburgh and printing your pass in advance.

Your delegate pass gives you access to all Festival sessions, parties and receptions – you do not need to purchase any further passes or individual tickets, though admission to all sessions is on a first come, first served basis on presentation of a valid delegate pass. Please keep your pass safe – there is a reprint fee of £40 for lost passes.

It may also be necessary to pre-register for certain screenings and networking events – information regarding this will be publicised and circulated to delegates in August.

ACCESSIBILITY

The Edinburgh TV Festival is committed to providing an inclusive experience for all delegates. We hope this guide will be helpful in planning your Festival attendance, and we encourage you to get in touch with any questions or concerns you may have so that we can help you get as much out of the Festival as possible. As well as contacting us directly, please do complete the Accessibility section of the Registration Form when you come to purchase your pass so that we have all the information we need to give you a great Festival experience.

Accessibility Guide

SAFER FESTIVAL POLICY

At its heart, the TV Festival is a celebration of creativity and inclusivity. We exist to bring people together to share ideas, celebrate achievements, and help the industry to be the best in can be.

We are committed to providing an environment that is welcoming, accessible, and inclusive for all Festival guests and delegates, and for all team members and volunteers, all of whom are entitled to a safe Festival experience.

By participating in Festival events, you agree to respect and embrace our shared code of conduct.

Safer Festival Policy

TRAVEL

Getting to the EICC

TRAINS
Edinburgh has excellent links to the rest of the UK with direct trains from major UK cities including Manchester, Liverpool, and Newcastle, and with over 25 daily departures from London. Direct trains from London Kings Cross to Haymarket Station take roughly 4.5 hours, with costs varying on the time of travel.

 

FLIGHTS
Edinburgh Airport operates domestic, european and transcontinental flights including budget airlines. The airport is served by Edinburgh Trams, which runs a service every 7 minutes from the terminal to Edinburgh city centre and takes 30 minutes. Most hotels are easy walking distance from a tram stop.

Additionally, Stagecoach operates the newly formed JET express bus service. Taxi ranks are signposted in the airport.

NB: A music festival is taking place close to Edinburgh Airport on Friday 26th August so traffic will be heavy, you may need to plan for a longer journey if flying back on that day.

 

UPON ARRIVAL
The EICC is just a short walk from Haymarket train station (8 mins) and 22 minutes walk from Waverley Station. There are taxi ranks at both stations and outside the EICC, and Uber also operates in Edinburgh.

Please consider sharing taxis/ubers where possible to reduce the impact of your stay in Edinburgh on the environment.

ACCOMMODATION

Affordable options for everyone

The TV Festival (24-26 August) takes place in the capital’s busiest month with hundreds of thousands of visitors to the city. It’s a fantastic time to visit Edinburgh, but it also means that there is a huge demand for accommodation. With that in mind we have worked with our partners b-network to offer competitive rates at preferred hotels.

To book your accommodation, follow the link below for the best rates available.

 

 

 

bnetwork

PROGRAMME

The full Festival Programme will be available in August.

We would encourage you to download the Festival app before you arrive on site, which will include the most up to date version of the programme and the delegate list.

Information Desk

Wednesday 24 August 09:00 – 18:00 | Thursday 25 August 09:00 – 18:00 | Friday 26 August 09:00 – 14:30

The Festival Information Desk is next to the registration desk in the Atrium, and will be open throughout the Festival. The EICC front desk can also provide more specific information about Edinburgh and the other Festivals taking place in August.

DISTANCES

The EICC is approximately 25 minutes by taxi from Edinburgh Airport and 5 minutes taxi journey from Edinburgh Waverley Station

Edinburgh has excellent public transport options both from the Airport and around the city centre. The EICC is within easy walking distance of most hotels and Haymarket train station. Edinburgh is very busy at this time of year and traffic can be quite heavy, therefore the quickest option is often to walk or take public transport.

Pre-booked taxis can be ordered from City Cabs (0131 228 1211) or Central Taxis (0131 229 2468), and there is also a taxi rank outside the EICC. Please consider sharing taxis and ubers where possible.

CLOAKROOM/STORAGE

The EICC has a fully equipped cloakroom in the Strathblane Hall where you can safely leave your coats/luggage.

Official Accommodation Partner

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