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A weekend trip to the Festival City

Planned your August already? If not, don’t worry! We’re here to help. Let’s take a look at what your first 48 hours at the International Festival could look like this weekend.


Leith Academy meets Beatbox Academy

On the curriculum this week – beatboxing.


The International Festival and Sustainability - Not Waiting for Godot

​What does Waiting for Godot have to do with climate change? Catriona Patterson of Creative Carbon Scotland says we should stop waiting and take green action.


Castlebrae Community High School Wins Employability & Creativity Across Learning Award at Scottish Education Awards 2018

​Castlebrae Community High School has won the Employability & Creativity Across Learning Award at the Scottish Education Awards 2018​, in recognition of a three-year partnership with the Edinburgh International Festival and the City of Edinburgh Council


​Shining a light on a new partnership with Edinburgh Gin

Edinburgh International Festival is delighted to announce that Edinburgh Gin will be the festival’s first Official Gin.


First production of the 2019 International Festival announced in Shanghai visit

Chinese choreographer Yang Liping’s new production of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring will be presented at the International Festival on 22-24 August 2019.