Edinburgh Festival tickets on sale online for the first time

Howard Lake | 19 August 1998 | News

The Edinburgh Festival is now offering tickets for sale online for the first time. With donated servers from Compaq, the arts organisation is running a ticket sales pilot . However, the system isn’t linked to the box office database, so only a set number of tickets in each block of each venue are available for purchase online. The Royal Bank of Scotland is handling the online credit card transactions, but there is a 5% premium on tickets bought online.