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Cabaret in the Weimar Republic

An introduction to the music of Weimar's cabaret scene.

Virgin Money Fireworks Concert poster competition

Are you 5 to 12 years old? A budding young artist? Don't miss your chance to win!

The Art of Listening goes down under...

The Creative Learning team takes the Art of Listening to Melbourne, Australia.

Short listed: Lanark - A Life in Three Acts

International Festival and Citizens Theatre show short listed for awards

International Festival Artists announced in Scottish Album of the Year 2016 Longlist

International Festival artists longlisted for the Scottish Album of the Year 2016 award.

Photo Gallery | Natalia Osipova in rehearsal

Ballerina Natalia Osipova in rehearsal for Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s Qutb

Press reaction to ANOHNI's Hopelessness

Read some of the reactions to ANOHNI's debut solo album, Hopelessness.

Looking back at Launch

Photo gallery taking a look back at the 2016 Edinburgh International Festival launch...

Shakespeare at the 2016 Edinburgh International Festival

2016 marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, and the Edinburgh International Festival is celebrating him in truly international style...

Programme launch at Castlebrae Community High School

Pupils at Castlebrae Community High School had their own launch for this year’s Edinburgh International Festival

A Chat with Jai Parsons

An interview with aspiring chef Jai Parsons.

A day in the life of...a Creative Learning Officer

Emma Hay talks about Creative Learning at the Edinburgh International Festival

The Encounter - Live Stream

Live stream of Complicite's The Encounter

National Theatre of Scotland and the TEAM announced for 2016

We're delighted to announce the world premiere of a new co-production with National Theatre of Scotland and the TEAM for Festival 2016. Read more...

Pierre Boulez: 1925 - 2016

The Festival is deeply saddened to hear of the death of celebrated composer, conductor and moder

A teaser for Festival 2016

Cecilia Bartoli in Norma announced for Festival 2016