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General Information

From 22 December 2021 to 31 January 2022

Special Notice:

We are delighted to welcome you back at the French Institute!

Our cinema will resume from Wednesday 19 January
and will now take place once every two weeks at 2pm and 6pm (still on Wednesday).

Our library is now open to its normal hours.

The French Institute in Scotland’s library, cinema and cultural activities have now resumed on site. Keep an eye on our events webpage to stay informed of our upcoming programme and Fringe events.

Library opening hours from Wednesday 5 January onwards:
Tuesday to Friday: 9.30am-5.00pm
Saturday: 9.30am-1.30pm

Contact us by email at frenchclassesife gmail.com

Covid guidelines - Find out what we are doing to keep you safe when visiting the IFE:
  • The health and safety of all of you, our staff, teachers, members, students and the public remain a priority. You will find hand sanitisers available throughout the entire building.
  • A one-way system is also in place with an entrance via George IV Bridge only and an exit via West Parliament Square.
  • Please follow the signs inside the building to make your way to the different spaces and respect the social distancing guidelines in place. From 9 August, Scotland will move beyond level 0 removing all social distancing restrictions indoors. The IFE will be able to welcome up to 58 people in its main performance space.
  • Face coverings are mandatory inside the building and our cinema/performance space.
  • The Track and Trace system is in place on the premises.
  • We are operating with e-tickets only and will be grateful if you could utilise contactless card payment.
  • All our spaces are regularly cleaned and ventilated throughout the day and between performances.

More info about the current guidelines in Scotland can be found on the Government website.

French classes

Our French classes continue ONLINE and ON-SITE for the Winter Term. Learn about our different offers on our Learn French webpage.

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