The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Finale

The venue

The Edinburgh Castle Esplanade is the spectacular home of the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

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Castlehill, Edinburgh, EH1 2NG

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Seating areas

Seating Plan

Ambulant seating

Wheelchair seating

The Royal Gallery

Premier Seat

Band A

Band B

Band C

Band D

Band E

Standard seats are available from £25 to £90, with Premier Seats, Royal Gallery and Hospitality Packages starting from £134.

In 2021, we will also have Off Peak tickets available on the 11th, 18th and 25th August 2021.

All prices are inclusive of VAT.


Date Time
Fri 06 Aug 9.00pm
Sat 07 Aug 6.30pm and 10.30pm Timings subject to change
Mon 09 Aug 9.00pm
Tue 10 Aug 9.00pm
Wed 11 Aug 9.00pm OP
Thu 12 Aug 9.00pm
Fri 13 Aug 9.00pm
Sat 14 Aug 6.30pm and 10.30pm Timings subject to change
Mon 16 Aug 9.00pm
Tue 17 Aug 9.00pm
Wed 18 Aug 9.00pm OP
Thu 19 Aug 9.00pm
Fri 20 Aug 9.00pm
Sat 21 Aug 6.30pm and 10.30pm Timings subject to change
Mon 23 Aug 9.00pm
Tue 24 Aug 9.00pm
Wed 25 Aug 9.00pm OP
Thu 26 Aug 9.00pm
Fri 27 Aug 9.00pm
Sat 28 Aug 6.30pm and 10.30pm Timings subject to change
  • TV: Some performances will be filmed for broadcast.

  • AD: Audio Description dates will be confirmed soon. Please contact our Box Office for more information.

  • OP: Off peak prices available at these performances.

How to get here

By bus

The closest bus stop to the venue is located on George IV Bridge which is approximately 300 metres from the Castle Esplanade. George IV Bridge is serviced by Lothian Buses. Edinburgh Bus Station is located approximately a 15 minute walk from the venue. Further details regarding bus routes and timetables can be found at

By train

Edinburgh Waverley Train Station is a short walk of approximately 10 minutes from the venue. Further details regardingtrain services can be found at

By car

Parking is not available at the venue. For a map and street guide to the main car parks in the centre of Edinburgh visit

Venue Information


Only small bags or rucksacks under 20 litres are permitted. All bags brought into the venue will be searched which may lead to longer queuing times.


Toilets, including accessible toilets, are available.

No umbrellas

Umbrellas are not permitted to be used in the arena.

No glass bottles

Glass bottles are not permitted.

No flash photography

Photographs and videos (of less than two minutes) may be taken but should not be used for purposes of commercial gain. The use of “flash” equipment is expressly forbidden.


We advise that you dress appropriately for the forecasted weather conditions and bring a warm and waterproof layer of clothing if necessary.

No alcohol

Do not bring alcohol to the venue.

No sharp objects

Sharp objects are not permitted.

Wheelchair access

Wheelchair accessible seating is available and is shown on our seating plan.

Hearing difficulties

Neckloop Induction Coils for use with hearing aids equipped with a T switch are available (subject to availability). This equipment must be booked in advance by contacting the Tattoo office.

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs can only be accommodated in the disabled area at the front of Sections 1-4  or 12-17. Please contact the Tattoo Office for more information.

Vision impaired

Personal Audio Description equipment will be available for selected performances. Anyone wishing to access this facility should contact the Tattoo Office for further details, all equipment is subject to availability.

No parking

Parking is not available at the venue. Edinburgh Council has more information about parking in the city centre.

No smoking or vaping

No smoking or vaping in the Tattoo arena.


A full range of Scottish and Tattoo merchandise is available including DVDs, CDs, branded clothing, gifts and much more.

Visit our online shop or our official shop at 1 Cockburn Street. A Tattoo merchandise kiosk is located under the Castle Esplanade during the Tattoo.

Coach parking

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic, we are unable to advise on coach parking at this time.

Details will be provided in due course.

Disabled Access and Facilities

The Royal Military Tattoo is Scotland’s biggest, bestselling outdoor spectacle. We don’t want anyone to miss out. The venue itself is situated in the most popular part of the city by the Castle, high above the skyline. For this reason, it may present access difficulties for some. Mainly, the elderly, people with disabilities or of limited mobility, those with heart or respiratory problems and vertigo sufferers. We’ve planned as best we can to help as many guests as possible enjoy this fantastic occasion.

If you are in any doubt whatsoever about the venue accessibility, we recommend that you contact the Tattoo Office to discuss your particular requirements.

Wheelchair access

Wheelchair seating is designated within the arena along the front row sections 1-4 and 12-17 as well as at the top of  Section 10 facing Edinburgh Castle and allows for an attendant’s seat at no cost.

Ticket holders in wheelchairs and their attendants can be seated in designated areas ahead of the main crowd. 

While we do not provide wheelchairs for guests, every effort is made to assist ticket holders into their seats when we have the resources to do so.

Ambulant disabled access

A limited number of seats are available for those with restricted mobility in the front row of Sections 12-17. There are five steps to negotiate from ground level to these seats.

As the number of seats in the wheelchair and ambulant disabled areas are limited it may not be possible to sit your whole party together, as such it may be necessary to separate your party. We will however do our best to allocate seating for accompanying relatives or friends as close as possible.

Disabled vehicle passes

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic, we are unable to advise at this time if we can offer disabled vehicle access. Details will be provided in due course.


Accessible toilets are available within the arena.

Low-level ramp access

Low-level seating is easy to access from the Esplanade via ramps. Seating is designed so that wheelchairs are interspersed with companion seating alongside.


Wheelchair seating at an upper level is available in Section 10, which is accessible by lift. The lift can accommodate wheelchairs or motorised chairs. This also enables wheelchair users to gain access to the VIP suite in our Royal Gallery. This area also has a fully accessible toilet.

Grab rails

Grab rails are available at the end of each row within each section of the arena.