West Parliament Square
0131 285 6030
Edinburgh Fringe Venue
About the venue
Founded in 1946, the Institut français d’Ecosse is the Scottish outpost of the French Embassy in the United Kingdom.
As well as being a language centre with about 1,500 students per year, its 70-seat theatre hosts a variety of French-themed cultural events including exhibitions, lectures and talks, concerts, French film nights, quiz nights, and fittingly French conversation evenings. It also houses a resource centre and online e-library Culturethèque.
Each August, the French Institute, is a participating venue in Edinburgh's Festivals.