Tickets Terms and Conditions

We’re doing all we can to make sure your time at our event will be enjoyable and safe.  Tickets and packages are therefore subject to a range of scalable measures at the time of your visit.


The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Limited (“we”, “us”, “our”) is a company registered in Scotland under the company number SC128255, with registered offices at 1-3 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1QB, United Kingdom, and subsidiary of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo (Charities) Limited a charity in Scotland under registered charity number SC018377. 

Definitions and Interpretation

“Event” means an entertainment event including, without limitation, a concert, exhibition, sports, theatrical and/or music event to be held at a Venue in respect of which we have the right to sell you Tickets. 

“Event owner” means the person who sets the price of a Ticket. 

“Event Price” means the price set by the Event owner (including any flexible price which is set by the Event owner depending, for example, on market demand, but not including any price set by a reseller) for the sale of a Ticket at the time it is first sold to a customer. 

Including VAT and any unavoidable charges set by the Event owner (such as a restoration levy, facility fee or refurbishment fee); but 

Not including any fees charged by us (such as booking fees or delivery charges). 

“Ticket” means tickets or other types of evidence (including electronic tickets) for an event sold by us to you on behalf of the organisation responsible for the event for the right to occupy space at or to attend an event.  For the avoidance of doubt, this includes seat only and packages that are offered for sale at an inclusive price, which include a Ticket and one or more additional products or services, such as exclusive seating arrangements, accommodation, transport, dining or merchandise. 

“Ticket Price” means: 

The total amount of the Event Price and any booking fees which apply per Ticket, but not including any delivery charge which applies per booking; or 

Where the Ticket is sold at a discount, the total amount of the discounted Event Price and any booking fees which apply per Ticket, but not including any delivery charge which applies per booking (the discounted Ticket Price). 

“Venue” means any facilities or locations of any nature where the event is being held. 

“You” means you or anybody who in our reasonable opinion is acting with your authority or permission (“you”, “your” shall be read accordingly). 

“Party” means people attending the show with You or whom You have booked on behalf of. 

“Promoter” means the person firm or company staging the event if different from us and the Venue. 

“Authorised Agent” means group organisers, charities, trade agents, travel and coach companies or other organisations that we have agreed to sell to knowing that the Tickets are intended for resale. 

“Refundable Amount” means the amount of the Ticket Price that is refundable in accordance with these Terms and Conditions which shall not be less than the Event Price. 


All Tickets are sold subject to availability and to these Terms and Conditions. These Terms and Conditions should be read carefully prior to purchase and any queries relating to them should be raised with us prior to purchase, as purchase (or transfer from a previously cancelled event) of Tickets constitutes acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. For the avoidance of doubt, purchase of Tickets to sell for trade purposes by Authorised Agents also constitutes acceptance of these Terms and Conditions and an undertaking to make their client aware of these Terms and Conditions. 

A valid Ticket must be presented to gain entry to an Event. Removing any part of, altering or defacing the Ticket may invalidate your Ticket. 

It is your responsibility to check your Ticket(s) as if you have made a mistake it cannot always be rectified after purchase. Please check your Ticket(s) carefully on receipt and contact us immediately if there is a mistake. 

By purchasing Ticket(s) to sell for trade purposes, you are accepting that as an Authorised Agent you are responsible for making us aware of the clients’ needs. In the circumstances that this is not communicated to us in a reasonable amount of time, we will not be held responsible for any inconvenience caused to you or the client. 

We will not be responsible for any Ticket that is lost, stolen or destroyed. It is not always possible to issue duplicate tickets. For example, for an Event where there is a possibility of both the original and duplicate tickets being used, compromising the licensed capacity of the venue. 

Duplicates may therefore be issued at the discretion of the promoter or the Venue acting reasonably. If duplicates are being issued, a reasonable administration charge may be levied. 

We and the promoter reserve the right to provide alternative seats at an Event to those specified on the Ticket if the staging of the Event reasonably requires, provided they are of no less value to that stated on the Ticket. If the only available alternative seats are lower in value, You will have the option to cancel or receive a partial refund. 

Ownership or possession of a Ticket does not confer any rights (by implication or otherwise) on you to use, alter, copy or otherwise deal with any of the symbols, trademarks, logos and/or intellectual property appearing on the Ticket.  Use of images of Tickets (or attempting to replicate Tickets) is prohibited and may be viewed as attempted unauthorised resale unless use is expressly authorised by us. 

Price and Payment 

The price of the Ticket shall be the price set at the time we accept your order. All prices set are inclusive of any applicable taxes but exclusive of any booking fee and collection or delivery fee. 

No order will be accepted until we have received full payment unless explicitly agreed otherwise. 


Ticket despatch will commence no earlier than one month ahead of performance date. You are responsible for providing a safe and secure delivery address (household, business and/or email). For tickets issued by standard mail, where you have paid by credit or debit card, we can only dispatch Tickets to the billing address of the credit or debit card used to make the purchase. If the address in your order does not correspond to that held by your credit or debit card company, we may cancel your order. 

Arrangements for issuing of tickets, based on your selected despatch method, will be detailed in due course.

Changes To Event 

Please note that advertised start times of Events are subject to change. 

Tickets are sold subject to the Organiser's right to alter or vary the programme of an Event without being obliged to refund monies or exchange tickets, unless such change is material as described in clause 7, in which case the provisions of that clause shall apply. 


Subject to clause 11, Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded after purchase unless the performance is cancelled or rescheduled (subject to below) or where there is a material change to the programme of event. Where an event is cancelled or rescheduled (subject to below) by the Venue or promoter, where an event is cancelled or rescheduled due to circumstances beyond our control (except in the extraordinary circumstances of cancellation due to court mourning), or where there is a material change to the programme of the event, you will be entitled to claim a refund from us in accordance with this clause. 

A “material change” is a change which, in our opinion, makes the event materially different to the event that purchasers of the Ticket, taken generally, could reasonably expect. In particular, please note that the following (non-exhaustive) examples are not deemed to be “a material change”: adverse weather conditions; changes to individual members of an act; changes to the line-up of any multi-performer event; alternative formations, choreography or track list of any act; curtailment of the event where the majority of an event is performed in full; change to or cancellation of fireworks; emergency relocation of the event to an alternative Venue nearby for the purposes of complying with Government or public health guidance; and delays or reasonable changes to start and/or end times of the performance of an event. 

Where such a refund is sought you must bring this to our attention as soon as possible upon becoming aware of such change, cancellation or where the event has been rescheduled, prior to the rescheduled event. 

The refund for Ticket Price equals at least the face value price paid or, if the face value has been reduced by the organiser, the discounted face value price paid in accordance with the STAR Code of Practice. In order to claim your refund, please apply in writing to your point of purchase, enclosing your complete unused Tickets, if received, promptly (e.g. within 28 days from the date of the event). Refunds shall only be made to the person who purchased the Tickets and, when possible, be made using the same method as was used to purchase the Tickets except, at our discretion, where payment was made by cash.  For the avoidance of doubt, we are not responsible for any third party costs which includes but not limited to travel and accommodation in order to attend the event. 

For the Preview Performance or other scheduled filming nights this will be indicated to you on purchase of the Ticket and by purchasing your ticket you are accepting that your view of the Event may be obstructed by photographers and/or media that may be present on the esplanade and/or in front of seats. As a result, we do not offer refunds and Tickets sold for these performances are compensated for in Ticket Price. 

If seats are deemed to offer a restricted view the level of restriction is indicated to you on purchase of the Ticket. Refunds and compensation will not be offered if your view is restricted or disturbed in a way that has been indicated to you on purchase of the Ticket. 

These Terms and Conditions do not and shall not affect your statutory rights as a consumer. 


Personal arrangements including travel, accommodation or hospitality relating to the event which have been arranged by you are at your own risk. Liability for the cancellation or rescheduling of an event, or for material changes to an event, will be limited to the refund as set forth in section 6. 

Neither we nor the Venue nor the promoter will be responsible for any loss, theft or damage of your personal belongings, other than caused as a result of our negligence or other breach of statutory duty. 

Cancelled/Rescheduled Events

It is your responsibility to ascertain whether an event has been cancelled or re-scheduled and the date and time of any re-scheduled event. Where an event is cancelled or re-scheduled, we will use our reasonable endeavours to notify you using the details you provided us with at the time of ordering. We do not guarantee that you will be informed of such cancellation before the date of the event. 

It is your responsibility to inform us of any change to the contact address, telephone number or email address you provide us with at the time of ordering. 

Use of Details and Data Protection 

In order to provide you with the best service we can, we collect certain personal information about you. When you book Tickets, we may need to collect information about you to process the transaction and fulfil your order. This information may include, but is not limited to, details such as your name, your address and your credit/debit card details.  Please note that all data thus captured will be used and held in accordance with the requirements of data protection legislation. 

If you have explicitly consented to receive marketing and/or promotional communications, we will also use your personal information for the purposes described in our privacy policy. If you have consented to receive them, we will contact you only via your preferred method(s) of e-mail, SMS, post and/or phone. We may also use the information to process any transactions you undertake with us in the future and for statistical and analysis purposes as well as ensuring that our communications with you remain relevant and timely. We do not sell, rent or trade your personal information to third parties for marketing purposes. 

More information about how we hold and process your data can be found in our privacy policy. Controllers of Personal Information: Any personal information provided to or gathered by The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is controlled and processed by The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Limited, 1-3 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1QB in accordance with current data protection legislation. Our data protection registration number is Z4681827. 

Resale/ Use of Tickets and Property

If you can no longer attend an Event, you may be permitted to resell your Tattoo Ticket using our resale facility subject to an administration fee. 

Please contact our Box Office team on +44 (0) 131 225 1188 or  Resale of a Ticket is not guaranteed, and we shall not be liable for any Tickets that are not successfully resold. 

Any unauthorised resale or transfer (or attempted unauthorised resale or transfer) of a Ticket in breach of the applicable law or these Terms and Conditions will be grounds for seizure or cancellation of that Ticket (in which case we shall refund the Refundable Amount) and/or blacklisting of you from making future purchases. If we cancel any Ticket or blacklist you, we shall notify you. 

You will be blacklisted from purchasing Tickets for the Event if we have evidence that you are reselling Tickets either: outside the Event or on ‘third party’ websites; or replicating or altering Tickets to resell. 

If you have bought a Ticket that has been made void, you are able to claim back a refund providing you have given evidence that you have refunded the third-party Ticket buyer. You have 60 days to claim your refund once the Ticket has been made void or it will be assumed that your refund amount is to be given to The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo (Charities) Limited.  To claim a refund the Ticket purchaser should contact our Box Office team on +44 (0) 131 225 1188 or

Void Tickets

Any Ticket obtained in breach of these Terms and Conditions shall be void and all rights conferred or evidenced by such Ticket shall be void. Any person seeking to use such a void Ticket in order to gain or provide entry to an event may be considered to be a trespasser and may be liable to be ejected and liable to legal action. Void Tickets are non-refundable. 

If your Ticket is voided for entry because it has been resold contrary to the law or our Terms and Conditions, we will make every effort to sell you a new Ticket if any is available, or to provide assistance to help you obtain a refund from your point of purchase, for example by providing you with written confirmation that we voided your Ticket.

Restrictions on the Purchase of Tickets

Tickets may be restricted to a maximum number. We reserve the right to cancel Tickets purchased in excess of this number and without our agreement, without prior notice unless the purchase of an excess was due to our error.

Conditions of Admission

The management of the Venue reserves the right to refuse Ticket holders admission to the Venue in reasonable circumstances which may be detrimental to the performance or the event including but not restricted to for health and safety reasons, licensing reasons or where a Ticket is void. 

request that Ticket holders leave the Venue at any point on reasonable grounds and may take any appropriate action to enforce this right. 

You must comply with instructions and directions given by Venue staff and stewards. 

No refunds will be given to Ticket holders who are refused entry or ejected due to their own behaviour.

Restrictions and Prohibitions

Photography and recording of any part of the Event and its arena, should be used for non-commercial, personal purposes only.  Photographs, film or other audio-visual material recorded may not be sold, used or published commercially in any way whatsoever unless authorised by us or the promoter and may be confiscated by us or our Authorised Agents if such usage is suspected. For the avoidance of doubt, material over two minutes in length must not be published on video distribution or other social media platforms. Any recording made of an event in breach of these conditions shall belong to us. 

The use of photographic equipment, mobile telephones, tablets or other electronic devices, must not inconvenience any other person in the arena. The use of tripods and monopods, and flash photography are forbidden. Drone capture of photography and/or film is strictly prohibited.  

Television, streaming, CCTV and other film cameras are in operation at the Event, this includes filming by the police or security staff carried out for the security of customers and filming for, but not limited to, broadcast and to produce souvenir photographs, videos and DVDs. By attending an event, Ticket holders consent to filming (including CCTV), photography and sound recording of themselves as members of the audience. The promoter may use such films, photographs and/or recordings (including any copies) of your actual or simulated likeness without payment in perpetuity. 

Ticket holders shall not bring into the Venue or display or distribute (whether for free or not) at the event any sponsorship, promotional or marketing materials. 

Smoking, or vaping, is not permitted within the Venue. 

The following are not permitted to be brought into any Venue: 

animals (with the exception of assistance dogs); 
laser pens; 
alcohol purchased outside the Venue; 
bottles (more than 750ml), cans or glass containers; 
backpacks and bags over A4 size 
any item which may be interpreted as a potential weapon including sharp or pointed objects (e.g. knives); and 
illegal substances. 

We do not permit the opening of umbrellas during the Event as it may obstruct the view or harm other Ticket holders. 

The management of the Venue reserves the right to conduct security searches and confiscate any item which, in the reasonable opinion of the management of the Venue, may cause danger or disruption to other members of the audience or the event or is one of the items not permitted in the Venue as listed above. 

The promoter and Venue will not be liable for any loss, theft or damage to confiscated items. 

The Ticket holder and Party are requested to be seated 15 minutes before the start of the performance. Every effort shall be made to admit latecomers to events at a suitable break in the event, but late admission cannot be guaranteed. 

Ticket holders may only leave and re-enter the Venue during an Event at the discretion of the management of the Venue. Otherwise, there will be no re-admission or pass-outs of any kind. Be aware that, at designated times during the Event, Ticket holders may be prevented from exiting the Venue due to risk of injury. 

The obstruction of gangways, access-ways, exits, entrances or staircases, congregating in non-designated areas or seeking entry to stands or seats for which you do not hold a Ticket is strictly forbidden.

Health and Safety

Ticket holders must comply with all relevant statutes, safety announcements and Venue regulations whilst attending the event. You (including trade agents) are responsible for ensuring that yourself and all members of your Party comply with UK and Scottish Government guidance related to  self-isolation measures in place at that time 

If Ticket holders have any special requirements or concerns about any special effects which may be featured at the event, prior notice should be provided when ordering Tickets.  Please contact our Box Office team  on +44 (0) 131 225 1188 or tickets Special effects may include, without limitation, sound, audio visual, pyrotechnic effects or lighting effects. 

Dispute Resolution

If any dispute arises out of these Terms and Conditions, we will attempt to settle it. To this end we shall use our reasonable endeavours to consult or negotiate in good faith and attempt to reach a just and equitable settlement satisfactory to both parties.


If we delay or fail to enforce any of these Terms and Conditions it shall not mean that we have waived our right to do so. 


We shall be entitled to assign any of our rights and obligations under these Terms and Conditions provided that your rights are not adversely affected. 


If it is found by a Court that any of these Terms and Conditions for any reason cannot be enforced, this shall not prevent the other provisions from continuing to apply.

Force Majeure

For the purposes of these Terms and Conditions, “Force majeure” means any cause beyond our control including, without limitation, act of God, war, insurrection, riot, civil disturbances, acts of terrorism, fire, explosion, flood, theft of essential equipment, malicious damage, strike, lock out, weather, pandemic, third party injunction, national defence requirements, acts or regulations of national or local governments. We will not be liable to you for failure to perform any obligation under these Terms and Conditions to the extent that the failure is caused by Force majeure. This Clause does not affect the terms of Clause 7.

Amendments and Variations

We intend to rely on the written terms set out here in this document as well as any written terms and conditions of the Venue and the promoter. You should read the terms and conditions carefully before entering into the contract to ensure that they contain everything that you consider has been agreed.

Entire Agreement 

These Terms and Conditions, and the terms and conditions of the Venue and the promoter and any specially agreed terms constitute the entire agreement between the parties in connection to, its subject matter and supersede any previous terms and conditions, agreement or arrangement between the parties. 

Each of the parties agrees that it has not entered into these Terms and Conditions in reliance on, and shall have no remedy in respect of, any statement, representation, covenant, warranty, undertaking or indemnity (whether negligently or innocently made) by any person (whether party to these Terms of Conditions or not) other than as expressly set out in these Terms and Conditions. 

Nothing in this clause shall operate to limit or exclude any liability for fraud.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in all respects in accordance with Scottish law and the parties agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Scottish courts.

Questions relating to our Terms and Conditions should be emailed to