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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

The Marriage of Figaro | Festival Comic by Graeme McNee

A comic strip about The Marriage of Figaro

Dragon | Festival Comic by Graeme McNee

Graeme McNee's comic for Dragon from Festival 2015.

Antigone | Festival Comic by Graeme McNee

Illustrator Graeme McNee focuses his artistic gaze on Antigone

Harmonium | Festival Comic by Graeme McNee

Illustrator Graeme McNee captures the magic of the Harmonium Project

Sylvie Guillem | Festival Comic by Graeme McNee

Illustrator Graeme McNee takes a unique view on Sylvie Guillem's Life in Progress

Opening Weekend 2015

What an incredible opening weekend to the 2015 Festival it has been, and we're only just

Being there

By Martin Parker, senior lecturer in Sound Design at Edinburgh College of Art

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