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Sir Ian McKellen returns to the International Festival

Sir Ian McKellen will return to the International Festival with a new production that celebrates his 80th birthday. Tickets on sale from March 2019.

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Francesca Hegyi OBE appointed as Executive Director of Edinburgh International Festival

Having previously studied and worked in Edinburgh, Francesca returns to the city to join the International Festival in February 2019.

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Scottish Ballet’s The Crucible announced for 2019

A highlight of Scottish Ballet​’s special 50th anniversary season will open the 2019 International Festival's dance programme

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James McArdle returns to the International Festival in Peter Gynt

A major co-production with the National Theatre directed by Jonathan Kent and written by David Hare will be presented at the 2019 International Festival

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300 young dancers from across Scotland performed in Akram Khan Company's Kadamati at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

A mass participatory, free, outdoor dance performance brought the young dancers together in a grand gesture of unity, watched by an audience of over 2000 people

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UK opera stars join Scottish Chamber Orchestra for Virgin Money Fireworks Concert

Tenor Nicky Spence and soprano Lucy Crowe will perform Bernstein’s West Side Story

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Details announced for Power, Gender and the Arts

Details announced for an afternoon of debate, discussion and performance that will explore the history and reality of power in the creative industries.

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Full Details Announced for Lau-Land at Edinburgh International Festival

Daytime sessions celebrate the fans, community groups, and teachers who keep folk traditions alive before an evening of performances from Lau's collaborators.

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Cast announced for National Theatre of Scotland’s Midsummer

The National Theatre of Scotland's expanded version of Midsummer reflects on storytelling with four actors and three musicians.

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Glasgow's Numbers announce full line up for International Festival Event

SOPHIE, Lanark Artefax, Spencer and Sofay join the line up for Numbers at Light on the Shore with Edinburgh Gin Seaside.

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The International Festival Wins Six Awards at the CATS

The Edinburgh International Festival has won six awards at the 2018 Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland (CATS) for Rhinoceros and Flight.

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