Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo to return in 2021


21 October 2020
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Tickets have gone on sale for the 2021 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, which will return to Edinburgh next summer.

The 2021 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo will be staged at the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle on 6-28 August.

The Tattoo team have begun planning what they promise will be a 'safe and unforgettable event that combines military precision, live music, breath-taking lighting and special effects and fantastic entertainment.'

A 'beacon of hope'

Buster Howes, CEO of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, said: “The past few months haven’t been easy for anyone, however we’re now ready to look forward to 2021 and are committed to delivering a safe, thrilling and uplifting spectacle for our audiences. 

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“We are renowned for our military precision and skill, this has evolved over many years of practice and experience and this rigorous approach has enabled us to navigate the challenges of the last year and to plan for all eventualities in the coming year, ensuring that Tattoo 2021 adheres to all relevant guidelines and is safe for audiences, performers and staff.

“This is a new era for the Tattoo. I am privileged to be leading the team as we enter our eighth decade. Tickets going on sale mark a turning point for us and in these uncertain times we want the 2021 Tattoo to be a beacon of hope – we will be back, and we can’t wait to see you.”

Safety measures for the 2021 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The 2021 seating plan has been considered to allow social distancing measures, with a reduced overall capacity and tickets available in sections of up to four seats together. Those who transferred their tickets from 2020 were first to select their seats prior to public sale.

Tickets are available from the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo website here.