Edinburgh Deaf Festival


Comprising theatre, comedy, workshops, tours and exhibitions, Edinburgh Deaf Festival is an accessible celebration of deaf culture, language and heritage.

Performance by StreetSigns at the Edinburgh Deaf Festival
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9th August - 18th August
Various locations across Edinburgh
See individual events for pricing

Offering a festival for everyone, Edinburgh Deaf Festival offers a range of engaging activities and performances designed to showcase deaf culture, language and arts. Running over 10 days,  this year’s programme includes over 60 events, all of which are accessible to deaf and hearing audiences through BSL, BSL/English interpretation, or captions.

Immerse in captivating plays and dramas; participate in hands-on workshops ranging from BSL classes to creative arts and crafts sessions. Enjoy a selection of films that highlight deaf talent and narratives; laugh out loud at comedy nights and cabaret performances. Take part in a BSL tour of Edinburgh Castle or get ready to take to the stage and dazzle with deaf karaoke.

The programme also features a variety of children’s activities, such as sports funfairs,  art workshops, interactive storytelling sessions, yoga and science shows.

The festival will take place across various venues in Edinburgh, with several of the events free to attend. For tickets and more information, visit Edinburgh Deaf Festival.


Craig McCulloch performing at the Edinburgh Deaf Festival