Beltane 2017



£10.00 on day

Gates open 8pm, event starts at Sundown

Please read customer information before booking as no refunds can be given

* Collection can be only made by the card holder as stated when booking*

Tickets on day of event are more expensive £10 + Bf

* Tickets are available in store with us as well to buy over the counter at 127 Rose Street in Edinburgh & 239 Argyle Street in Glasgow*

* Tickets can only be sent out to a UK billing address. Please choose the collection option if you are not based in the UK ( This option is longer available).*

*Please note no refunds for non collection of tickets, uncollected tickets CANNOT be collected at The Venue Box Office on the night*

*Please ensure that the cards billing address is entered on the payment screen *

Entry via Waterloo Place

To Purchase Disabled patrons & Carers Tickets please call on 0131 220 3234 to book .

Celebrate the first signs of summer with the Beltane Fire Society! Our thirtieth reimagining of the ancient Celtic festival of Beltane will mark the changing seasons with a wild mix of drums, fire and physical theatre, on a scale not seen anywhere else in the world.

As darkness falls and the fire torches are lit, our drums will thunder and the May Queen will awaken. Across the night She leads her court around the hill and through a great arch of fire, into another world filled with mythical and elemental creatures.

Eventually the the Green Man must be stripped of his Winter guise, and the May Queen will kill him and bring him back to life. Only then can He take his place as her consort, and together they will light the traditional Beltane bonfire as we toast the coming of Summer.

Join us and share in something special. Shed your own Winter self and revel in the first joys of Summer!

Capacity is limited and last year’s festival sold out, so get your ticket in advance to secure your place.

Further information and maps can be found here:

Cash only sales on the gate

● Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult with a ticket.
● No charge for under 12s, but must have a ticket, must be accompanied by an adult with a ticket.
● Parents and guardians please note: this event contains semi-nudity and uninhibited behaviour, your discretion is advised.
● Strictly no glass bottles on site.
● Cash only sales at the gate. All pre-purchased tickets to be collected from ticket agency by the office closing time on the 30th of April.
● As flash photography can be very distracting for performers, we ask that you switch off the flash on your phone or camera, please - and if you can, we’d absolutely recommend experiencing our festival without using either at all.
● The Beltane Fire Society aims to provide a welcoming and celebratory atmosphere. Harassment of performers or other audience members will not be tolerated.

Please do not bring the following things to the hill:
● Glass bottles
● Fire toys or fireworks (we have enough fire, we promise!)
● Barbecues
● Dogs

Customers using a wheelchair can get access to the hill (please email [email protected] for details) but please be aware that due to the nature of the event there are no viewing platforms. Some hard standing is available but the grassed area of the hill can be uneven. Patrons should be aware that the event will be dark, busy, and noisy. A wheelchair-accessible toilet will be
available. First Aid, ambulance service and welfare will be in attendance. Carers for patrons with a disability or otherwise requiring accompaniment will be provided with a free ticket.

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Calton Hill

Waterloo Place
United Kingdom

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