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EIF 2021 – extra show featuring Damon Albarn – tickets on sale now

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Exciting news today from the Edinburgh International Festival as an additional show from Damon Albarn is announced as part of its 2021 contemporary music programme. Following high demand for tickets for his first show, the Blur and Gorillaz frontman will give two appearances at Edinburgh Park for the world’s leading...

Edinburgh International Festival 2019 broke new ground

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Today Edinburgh International Festival closes its 73rd Festival, unveiling next year’s dates of 7-31 August 2020. Festival Director Fergus Linehan said: “We are delighted with a very successful Festival. We broke new ground in collaboration and inclusiveness, which is...

Edinburgh Festival 2019 – ‘Hear Word!’ from Nigeria to The Lyceum

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'Hear Word!' is Nigerian pidgin English for ‘Listen and Comply’. In this unflinchingly honest performance, ten of Nigeria’s biggest stars of theatre, film and television come together on stage to tell multi-generational stories of...

Edinburgh Festival 2019 – Opera Ventures and Scottish Opera bring ‘Breaking the Waves’ to...

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'Breaking the Waves' is a wrenching moral drama about a woman’s twisted bargain with God. Based on Lars von Trier’s controversial film, US composer Missy Mazzoli’s opera won the 2017 Best New Opera Award...

Edinburgh Festival 2019 – Komische Oper Berlin’s ‘Eugene Onegin’ at The Festival Theatre

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Eugene Onegin marks the return of Komische Oper Berlin and its Artistic Director Barrie Kosky to the International Festival after their spectacular The Magic Flute in 2015.Tchaikovsky’s best-loved opera features some of his...

Edinburgh Festival 2019 – ‘Oedipus’ by the Internationaal Theater Amsterdam

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The modern age. A plague has ravaged Thebes. The oracle believes the city is doomed because the murder of King Laius remains unpunished.The King’s successor, Oedipus, wants to investigate the horrific crime himself....

Edinburgh Festival – ‘Hard to be Soft: A Belfast Prayer’ at The Lyceum

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Aggression. Sensuality. Vulnerability. 'Hard to Be Soft' is a dance prayer about — and for — the people of Belfast.Created by Belfast-based choreographer and dancer Oona Doherty, with driving music by...

Edinburgh Festival 2019 – ‘Total Immediate Collective Imminent Terrestrial Salvation’ at The Studio

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The writer leads his followers towards the end of this world and the start of a new one. The book he’s written predicts it all — the equations, the black hole, all the words...

Edinburgh Festival 2019 – Sydney Theatre Company’s ‘The Secret River’

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Kate Grenville’s The Secret River is widely considered to be one of the most important Australian novels of the 21st century. Playwright Andrew Bovell has transformed the novel into a deeply moving, unflinching journey...

Aberdeen Standard Investments Opening Event 2019 – the LA Philharmonic at Tynecastle

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In these uncertain and unlikely days there is perhaps nothing more thrilling than the prospect of the juxtaposition of one of the world's most illustrious orchestras playing in one of Edinburgh's football stadiums. ...

Edinburgh Festival 2019 – The National Theatre of Great Britain presents ‘Peter Gynt’

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Peter Gynt is a provocative, raucous reboot of Ibsen’s epic verse play, created by David Hare and directed by Jonathan Kent, in a major co-production with National Theatre of Great Britain.Scottish star James McArdle...

World Premiere of Scottish Ballet’s ‘The Crucible’ at the EIF 2019

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Pioneering choreographer Helen Pickett unleashes the full emotional force of Miller’s gripping, and still fearsomely relevant, drama of suspicion and accusation in a brand-new narrative ballet, given its world premiere at the International Festival...

Final Tickets for ‘LA Phil at Tynecastle’ on Release Tomorrow

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Edinburgh International Festival releases its final wave of tickets on Friday, 26 July for the completely free 15,000 capacity Aberdeen Standard Investments Opening Event: LA Phil at Tynecastle. The tickets are available from 10am...

New Zealand Acts Confirmed for 2019 Edinburgh Tattoo

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With ten days until Opening Night, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo has confirmed the New Zealand Army Band, The Lochiel Marching Drill Team and The Pipes and Drums of Christchurch City will be in...

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