Edinburgh Tattoo announces tickets for 2019 Kaleidoscope showcase on now on sale

Edinburgh Tattoo announces tickets for 2019 Kaleidoscope showcase on now on sale

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo returns from 2-24th August and tickets for its 2019 showcase are on sale from 10am today.

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo has announced that tickets for its 2019 showcase will go on sale tomorrow, Monday, 3 December 2018 at 10am.
Under the theme Kaleidoscope, next year’s Tattoo will capture the imaginations of audience goers through a series of performances bold with colour and light, comparable to the optical invention which was created by Scottish physicist Sir David Brewster in 1816.

Next year’s show will celebrate “glorious symmetries” through precision-led performances with the British Army at the fore, complemented by the Massed Pipes and Drums, Pipers Trail, the Tattoo Dance Company and Hjaltibonhoga (Shetland Fiddlers), which are all confirmed to participate. Organisers will reveal the full cast line-up next year but are calling on avid fans to snap up their tickets for what is expected to be another sell-out year.

Returning to the captivating setting of Edinburgh Castle’s Esplanade for its 69th show, the military and cultural spectacle will bring its renowned energy to the city with more than 1,200 international performers expected to descend on the capital between 2 -24 August next year.

Brigadier David Allfrey, Chief Executive and Producer, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, said:

“Each Tattoo is planned up to two years in advance in order for us to build the creative concept and secure the most exciting international performers that draw in our audiences year on year.

“2019’s Show is all about light and colour. In 1816, the Scottish inventor Sir David Brewster was looking at objects through mirrors and he noticed how colours appeared in beautiful patterns. This was the inspiration for his kaleidoscope, a wonderful device that delivered symmetrical yet ever-changing images. In turn, our Show will celebrate the geometry, colour and movement of our military and folkloric performers in their constantly changing patterns; all accentuated by world-class lighting, projections, sound and special effects. It is a fabulous project.

“We are proud to have sold out for the last 20 consecutive seasons and the demand for tickets continues to be high. This is tremendous for Edinburgh, Scotland, Great Britain and our international partners. For many of our guests, the Tattoo is on their bucket list and is a principal reason for travel. We take our responsibilities in this very seriously and work hard to deliver a show that is always exciting and inspiring.”


Susan Lawton, Head of Sales, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, added:

“The 2019 Tattoo is shaping up to be extraordinary. We are offering a wide range of ticket options across all 25 performances along with exclusive experience packages. There is something for everyone.

“Last year, we did have customers who had purchased tickets from unauthorised or secondary ticketing agents. Although the secondary ticket market is becoming better regulated, we do always recommend our loyal customers purchase tickets from the official Tattoo Box Office or our authorised agents. In this way, we can ensure value for money and avoid disappointment.”


The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo performs to a remarkable live audience of 220,000 at Edinburgh Castle each August with TV audiences reaching 100 million. This year, the event was a sell out for the 20th consecutive year. Earlier this month, the business revealed plans to take the show to Sydney, Australia, as part of its ambitious growth plans which also include potential tours to China and Canada.

Tickets are available to purchase directly from the Tattoo’s official website at www.edintattoo.co.uk or by calling +44 [0] 131 225 1188.
Customers can also purchase in person at the Tattoo office at 1-3 Cockburn Street in Edinburgh.
Ticket prices range from £25 to £90, with Premier Seats, Royal Gallery and Hospitality Packages starting from £130.

Last Updated: 3 December 2018 11:25

Latest Local News

New Glasgow fitness studio aims to combine business and fitness

New Glasgow fitness studio aims to combine business and fitness

An innovative new fitness studio has launched in Glasgow's business district with a unique 'SWEAT-working' event, designed to combine networking and fitness through an intense but fun workout!
Last Updated: 18th April 2019
Legendary hostel offers the perfect base for exploring the Clyde Valley

Legendary hostel offers the perfect base for exploring the Clyde Valley

Located in the heart of New Lanark World Heritage Site, the 'Wee Row' provides a unique hostel experience like no other!
Last Updated: 18th April 2019
Bag a FREE pint!

Bag a FREE pint!

Are you a proud Neil? Well, today could be your lucky day! To celebrate the Irish pub brand's 25th birthday O'Neill's is offering a free pint* to anybody with Neil in their name!
Last Updated: 18th April 2019
Trix the T. rex is ready for her big Glasgow reveal

Trix the T. rex is ready for her big Glasgow reveal

Trix the Tyrannosaurus rex is all ready to meet Scottish and UK audiences at Kelvin Hall in Glasgow!
Last Updated: 17th April 2019
Top pipers on way to Paisley for British championships

Top pipers on way to Paisley for British championships

Thousands of the world’s top pipers and drummers will again descend on Paisley for one of the biggest dates in the global piping calendar!
Last Updated: 17th April 2019
Find out how to host your own Street Play event in Glasgow

Find out how to host your own Street Play event in Glasgow

Street Play is a nationwide initiative run by Play Scotland and supported by the city council and Glasgow Life. Don't miss the chance to apply for Street Play!
Last Updated: 16th April 2019
Hampden Cars geared up to help local trampoline park

Hampden Cars geared up to help local trampoline park

Flip Out Glasgow has teamed up with local taxi company Hampden Cars to provide free travel to the arena for local community groups, schools and charities.
Last Updated: 13th April 2019
Trix the T. rex arrives in Glasgow

Trix the T. rex arrives in Glasgow

For 15 weeks from Thursday 18th April, Glasgow's Kelvin Hall will host the world's only real touring Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton!
Last Updated: 13th April 2019
GLA launches new brand!

GLA launches new brand!

Glasgow's Leading Attractions (GLA) has launched a new brand Things to Do In Glasgow and announced two new members – Clydeside Distillery and Glasgow Taxis!
Last Updated: 11th April 2019
Dippy on Tour surpasses one million visitors milestone!

Dippy on Tour surpasses one million visitors milestone!

Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure has been visited by more than one million people, breaking records at every venue visited so far!
Last Updated: 10th April 2019
Enjoy a staycation with Macdonald Hotels & Resorts this summer

Enjoy a staycation with Macdonald Hotels & Resorts this summer

With heatwaves and Brexit on the horizon, a 'staycation' has never been more popular, research shows more than half of Brits are expected to ditch overseas travel in favour of a Great British break!
Last Updated: 10th April 2019
Scottish festivals bring biggest artists in the World to Glasgow and Edinburgh this Summer

Scottish festivals bring biggest artists in the World to Glasgow and Edinburgh this Summer

Don't miss artists such as Stormzy, Catfish and the Bottlemen, George Ezra, Gerry Cinnamon, Snow Patrol, The Cure, CHVRCHES, Courteeners and more in Glasgow and Edinburgh this Summer!
Last Updated: 10th April 2019
Gym members put a spring in their step to help local food bank

Gym members put a spring in their step to help local food bank

Members at Gym Group The Quay Glasgow are striking a pose with a specially created beach body bunny to help local food bank!
Last Updated: 9th April 2019
VIBES Awards urge Glasgow businesses to become sustainable leaders and boost growth

VIBES Awards urge Glasgow businesses to become sustainable leaders and boost growth

Businesses in Glasgow are being encouraged to become world leaders in sustainability and embrace the economic opportunities that environmental changes can bring.
Last Updated: 9th April 2019
Fun on the menu for kids at Paisley Food and Drink Festival 2019

Fun on the menu for kids at Paisley Food and Drink Festival 2019

There’s plenty of fun on the menu for kids at this year’s Paisley Food and Drink Festival with a range of hands-on foodie experiences and amazing live entertainment.
Last Updated: 3rd April 2019
Popular Glasgow museum to reopen!

Popular Glasgow museum to reopen!

The People's Palace in Glasgow is set to re-open to the public on Friday 5th April
Last Updated: 3rd April 2019
Dippy gets a Glasgow makeover!

Dippy gets a Glasgow makeover!

Bemused bosses at Kelvingrove are hunting an unknown prankster whose clandestine doing is sure to strengthen Dippy's honorary Scot appeal!
Last Updated: 1st April 2019
Danny Mac to star in Amelie the Musical

Danny Mac to star in Amelie the Musical

West End performer, Strictly Come Dancing favourite and television actor Danny Mac will star in of Amélie the Musical during the show's run in Glasgow this summer!
Last Updated: 26th March 2019
Flip Out sets young artists a design challenge

Flip Out sets young artists a design challenge

Flip Out Glasgow, has launched an appeal for creative and imaginative primary school pupils across Glasgow to take part in its mural competition to win one-months free jumping for their whole class.
Last Updated: 26th March 2019
Run Scotland on The Ultra Tour of Arran

Run Scotland on The Ultra Tour of Arran

Rat Race Adventure Sports will again stage the audacious 100km off-road running challenge on the Isle of Arran, Scotland in miniature, on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th April!
Last Updated: 25th March 2019
Red Bull Neptune Steps makes a splash in Glasgow

Red Bull Neptune Steps makes a splash in Glasgow

More than 600 hardy competitors braved the icy-cold waters of Maryhill Locks as Red Bull Neptune Steps returned to Glasgow for the fifth consecutive year.
Last Updated: 24th March 2019
TEDxGlasgow 2019 to explore connections

TEDxGlasgow 2019 to explore connections

World-renowned talk series, TEDx has announced the theme for the only event in the series to visit Scotland.
Last Updated: 24th March 2019
Award winning Gin71 bar to offer perfect serve for visitors to Paisley Food and Drink Festival 2019

Award winning Gin71 bar to offer perfect serve for visitors to Paisley Food and Drink Festival 2019

The award-winning Gin71 bar is coming to the Paisley Food and Drink Festival 2019 to give visitors the chance to enjoy a perfect serve of top artisan gins.
Last Updated: 24th March 2019
The Coming Back Out Ball invites LGBTI Elders to join Social Dance Club

The Coming Back Out Ball invites LGBTI Elders to join Social Dance Club

A year-long cultural engagement programme created for the LGBTI+ elder community in Scotland has launched which will culminate in a spectacular final event in Glasgow 2020!
Last Updated: 21st March 2019
ReTreeT to the Forest with Macdonald Resorts

ReTreeT to the Forest with Macdonald Resorts

Macdonald Resorts is encouraging people to make the most of the lighter days and get back to nature this spring.
Last Updated: 21st March 2019
Rewind Festival announces fun filled family friendly activities!

Rewind Festival announces fun filled family friendly activities!

Not only is Rewind Festival returning this summer with a fabulous line-up -celebrating music icons of the 80s and beyond, this year, it will also offer a brand new array of family-friendly activities!
Last Updated: 19th March 2019
Come and enjoy the Renfrewshire CAMRA Beer Tent at Paisley Food and Drink Festival 2019

Come and enjoy the Renfrewshire CAMRA Beer Tent at Paisley Food and Drink Festival 2019

Beer lovers will be able to enjoy all the fun of this year’s Paisley Food and Drink Festival as organisers are teaming up to host a Renfrewshire CAMRA Beer Tent.
Last Updated: 16th March 2019
Scottish stars join forces to support Red Nose Day!

Scottish stars join forces to support Red Nose Day!

Scottish stars Richard Madden, Lewis Capaldi, John Hannah, David Tennant, CHVRCHES, Kyle Falconer and more lend their voices to raise vital funds for Comic Relief 2019!
Last Updated: 15th March 2019
Glasgow International Comedy Festival Competition Terms & Conditions

Glasgow International Comedy Festival Competition Terms & Conditions

We have a fab giveaway for you, thanks to the Glasgow International Comedy Festival!
Last Updated: 15th March 2019
Free trainers up for grabs as Buchanan Galleries welcomes schuh!

Free trainers up for grabs as Buchanan Galleries welcomes schuh!

Buchanan Galleries, Glasgow’s premium shopping destination, is set to welcome footwear specialists schuh to its retail line-up this Friday!
Last Updated: 14th March 2019

Sponsored Links

Popular Events

420 Hempstock
420 HEMPSTOCK Scotland 2019 will see the cannabis community bloom for 1 day, once again, for the eighth year running on April 20th!
Inflatable Fun City
The amazing Inflatable Fun City is returning to Glasgow Green for the Easter holidays between 30th March and 14th April plus the 19th to the 22nd April!
T.Rex in Town
Step back in time to the Cretaceous period at Kelvin Hall and meet Trix in this once in a lifetime opportunity to come face to face with a T.Rex!
Annual GUVMA Rodeo
GUVMA's Annual Rodeo offers a day of fun and entertainment for the whole family, while supporting several charitable causes!
Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt
Bring the whole family together this Easter and treat your loved ones to the magic of the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Pollok House!

Advertise With Us

Advertise With Us

Looking to reach new customers? We offer a variety of advertising options with prices starting from just £30 per month!

Click here to find out more »