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Face to Face with History

The live people you will see in this show will stand absolutely still. You won't be able to escape their stare.

A place for reflection

Samoan choreographer, Lemi Ponifasio imbues everything he creates with his own personal philosophy on our place in the world – it’s an experience like no other.

Putting cultures on the Map

I, CULTURE is very much a new kid on the orchestral block.

Feathers and Leathers

Inala is the Zulu word for 'abundance of good will' - this new collaboration aspires to be an exception meeting place of cultures.

A unique experience of History

It’s a stageful of performers that the pioneering Catalonian viol player and director Jordi Savall brings along for his Usher Hall concert in Festival 2014.

A flair for flamenco

Paco Peña acknowledges that Patria will be his most profoundly personal work.

Perfect Day

There are those days, aren’t there, that you want to hold in your memory as just “perfect”?

A glamorous date with romance

Once seen, Pina Bausch’s gift of dance-theatre is something you don’t forget.

Festival 2014 is coming!

On Tuesday 18 March at 10.00am the 2014 Festival programme will be revealed to the world.

Venue focus: Things you didn't know about Usher Hall

Usher Hall is one of the Edinburgh International Festival’s main venues, and you 

Are you following us?

You’ve already seen the beautiful Edinburgh International Festiv

The James Plays

Three new plays about James I, II and III

Virgin Money Fireworks Concert Tips

Each year, the final event for the Edinburgh International Festival is the spectacular f

A Young Musician's Passport holder reviews the Festival

One of the Young Musican's Passport holders is Hilde Metzger.

The Festival City Project

Festival City has been an ongoing collaborative project.

5 reasons to see Beckett at the Festival

Beckett won a Nobel prize, has been stabbed by a pimp, written most of his works in a fo