QMU at Festival Time


Coronavirus updates – for Festival visitors

From Thursday 19th March 2020, I’m afraid the University campus is closed to external visitors. There will only be access for essential staff and resident students. The University is implementing and adapting contingency plans as appropriate and will continue to monitor closely and follow healthcare and government advice from Health Protection Scotland.

The Accommodation team are all working from home and are contactable by email via stay@qmu.ac.uk. So please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any queries at all.

We also have a dedicated page on the main QMU website with FAQ’s which are continually being updated.

Sadly on the 1st April, it was also announced that the Edinburgh Festival 2020 was cancelled. We look forward to welcoming Festival visitors in 2021.


Culture & creativity is at the heart of what we do here at Queen Margaret University, and Edinburgh, the Festival City, is on our doorstep.

Did you know that only 6 minutes by train (1 stop) from Edinburgh, there is affordable accommodation and rehearsal space, all available during August?

With a variety of performing arts courses that are relevant, stimulating, challenging and practical, plus a staff team that includes many dedicated industry professionals and practitioners, QMU has the facilities needed to be an ideal base for your Festival stay.

For guests staying in our accommodation, we can offer discounted rates for longer stays (3+ weeks).  We can however also offer discount on rehearsal space and free gym facilities (T&C's apply).

Conferences and Events Enquiries

If you have an Event/Conference enquiry, one of our team will contact you as soon as possible.

We aim to respond to all enquiries within one full working day of receipt.

Show Contacts

Conferences and Events Enquiries

Conferences and Events Team
0131 474 0000

Edinburgh Fringe