The Tattoo has a proud history. We stretch back for almost seven decades. Following the production of ‘Something About a Soldier’ in the Ross Bandstand in 1949, it was decided to create an event which ran alongside the existing Edinburgh Festivals. The official Tattoo was duly created with its first performance in 1950.
Mission and purpose
Our vision is to be the world’s greatest immersive event(s) and every day we strive to produce atmospheric spectaculars that enrich lives through creativity, connection, and contribution
This vision is underpinned by our 3 values – Creativity, Connection and Contribution.
Creativity is our lifeblood. We present vivid and vibrant extravaganzas.
We are global citizens, with a special ability to bring people together on a local, national, and international scale.
We make significant contributions, both societal and financial that focus on the greater good.
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is a charitable organisation. The parent company at the helm of the organisation is The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo (Charities) Limited. Financial statements for this company are available to download below.
Charities we support
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo's charitable purposes are at the heart of everything we do. We're extremely proud to support a number of military charities. We are a not-for-profit organisation, and every year we donate substantial sums to charities.