plan your visit
Your one-stop shop for planning your visit to the Edinburgh TV Festival. Here, you’ll find information on everything from travel and accommodation to venues and accessibility.
Travel & Accommodation
With the exception of off-site parties, all events take place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC), which can be found at:
150 Morrison St
Edinburgh EH3 8EE
Travel to Edinburgh
Edinburgh has excellent links to the rest of the UK with direct trains from major cities including Manchester, Liverpool, and Newcastle. There are 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.
Edinburgh Airport operates domestic, European, and transcontinental flights, including several routes by budget airlines.
The airport is served by Edinburgh Trams, which runs a service every seven minutes from the terminal to Edinburgh city centre and takes just 30 minutes. Most hotels are within easy walking distance from a tram stop.
Additionally, Stagecoach operates the newly formed JET express bus service. Taxi ranks are signposted in the airport.
The TV Festival takes place in the Edinburgh’s busiest month when the city receives hundreds of thousands of visitors. 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’ve joined forces with our partners at b-network to offer competitive rates at preferred hotels.
To book your accommodation, follow the link below for the best rates available.
Getting around Edinburgh
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.
The EICC is just an eight-minute walk from Haymarket train station and a 22-minute walk from Waverley station.
Ours is one of Edinburgh's many festivals in August and traffic can be quite heavy, so the quickest option is often to walk or take public transport.
The EICC is approximately 25 minutes by taxi from Edinburgh Airport and a five-minute taxi journey from Edinburgh Waverley station.
Pre-booked taxis can be ordered from City Cabs (0131 228 1211) or Central Taxis (0131 229 2468), and there is a taxi rank outside the EICC. Uber also operates in Edinburgh. Please consider sharing taxis and Ubers where possible.
At the Festival
Passes & Registration
Where do I get my pass?
All passes for Edinburgh television festival can by collected from the registration desks. These are located in the Atrium in the entrance to the EICC.
When is registration open?
Do I need to book individual tickets for sessions?
Your delegate pass gives you access to all Festival sessions, parties, and receptions. You don't 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.
It may be necessary to pre-register for certain screenings and networking events – information regarding this will be publicised and circulated to delegates in August.
What if I lose my pass?
The Festival App is now available to download!
Start planning your personal agenda, connect with other delegates and get ready to hit the ground running.
Please note the App is available to registered delegates only.
Sessions begin at 2pm on Tuesday 22nd August, and end at 2:15pm on Friday 25th August.
The full Festival is now available.
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.
The EICC has a cloakroom in the Strathblane Hall where you can safely leave your coats/luggage.
Access and Information Desk
The Festival Access and 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.
Access & Safety
Our Access Coordinator is on hand to make sure you can make the most of your time at the Festival without having to advocate for your needs. Please see the Accessibility Guide for more information and contact details.
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. You can email the Festival team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0207 278 9515.
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.
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.