2020 charity donation and plans for 2021 on sale

August 29 2020

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo will donate £340,000 to military charities across the UK this year, as it also sets out its intention to go on sale for the 2021 Show.

Despite this year’s Show being cancelled in light of Covid-19, we’re committed to continue our charitable support, with this latest donation bringing our total charitable contributions to more than £12.3 million since the event began in 1950.

The sum of £300,000 will be awarded to eight Armed Services beneficiaries including ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, The Army Piping Committee and RAF Benevolent Fund. While £40,000 will be directed to the Army Piping Committee to help support and sustain British Army Pipes and Drums.

Plans are already underway to make the Tattoo’s live show an unforgettable experience for audiences in 2021, with tickets due to go on sale in October this year. The 30,000 ticket holders who transferred their tickets for this year’s show will be granted priority access to the 2021 tickets when sales go live.

You can register your interest in tickets for the Tattoo’s spectacular return to Edinburgh now completing your details in our sign-up form.

Rucelle Soutar, Chief Operating Officer of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, said: “2020 has been a challenging year for all of us. However, as a charitable organisation we’re committed now more than ever to continue to support the projects that support us and help to sustain the Tattoo and all that lies behind it. To be able to donate this sum of money, despite the challenges we’ve faced this year is an incredibly proud moment for me and is testament to the hard work of the whole team.”

Buster Howes, CEO of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo added: “Putting the disappointments of this silent August behind us, it is surely time to look ahead.  We’ve been working hard, behind the scenes, to make a safe, creative and thrilling return to the Castle Esplanade in 2021. Announcing our intention to sell tickets for next year is our first public step towards this. We’re so looking forward to welcoming you all back; to lacing up our dancing shoes; firing up our pipes, drums and fiddles, and to gleefully launching again, the most spectacular show on earth!”

As the Show marches into its eighth decade, our team are embracing the chance to adapt and evolve in order to remain one of the world’s leading public events.

More details will be revealed on ticket sales and plans for the 2021 Show in the coming months. Keep an eye on our website and social channels.