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Get exclusive behind-the-scenes accounts and all the latest Festival news from our blog as performers prepare for their appearances at the Festival.


Top tips for the programme launch

Get ready! The 2018 programme will be revealed on Wednesday 14 March.

Photograph the Festival

A unique opportunity for emerging photographers to get unparalleled access to the International Festival. Read on to learn how to apply.

Five Telegrams part of 14-18 NOW

Five Telegrams, a unique collaboration between Anna Meredith and 59 Productions, will be presented as the Standard Life Aberdeen Opening Event at the 2018 Edinburgh International Festival.

Portrait Exhibition of Castlebrae High School Pupils

A permanent installation of photographic portraits is a lasting legacy of the International Festival’s relationship with the school.

Here's to 2018!

Make a note of the 2018 International Festival dates and get ready for more memorable moments.

First show of the 2018 International Festival announced

National Theatre of Scotland's restaging of Midsummer by David Greig and Gordon McIntyre will be part of the 2018 International Festival.

International Festival Photographer Exhibition 2017 opens

Counterpoint, a photography exhibition showcasing the 2017 Edinburgh International Festival opens at The Hub

Interview with the 2017 International Festival Photographer Beth Chalmers

From 23 November visitors to The Hub will have an opportunity to see the hidden aspects of the International Festival in the Counterpoint photography exhibition.

Edinburgh International Festival Director’s Contract Extended

The Edinburgh International Festival is delighted to announce that Fergus Linehan, Festival Director, is to extend his contract and stay in post until Festival 2022.

Edinburgh Festival Chorus open rehearsal in pictures

On 24 October the Edinburgh Festival Chorus kicked off the 17/18 Season by welcoming 60 guest singers keen to have a first-hand Festival Chorus experience. As the singing filled The Hub we popped in to capture some moments to share with you today.

Edinburgh International Festival receives 2017 Fair Saturday Award

The award was presented at the opening gala of Fair Saturday 2017 which took place at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao on Monday 30 October.

Seven times we got spooked at the International Festival

Halloween is just around the corner, so let's revisit a few productions at the International Festival that chilled us to the bone. Read on, if you dare…

Behind the scenes at the 2017 International Festival

Go behind the scenes of some of the 2017 International Festival events to see the artists rehearse, find their focus and relax before the curtain goes up.

Take your place on stage with the Edinburgh Festival Chorus

Join one of the world’s finest choruses at the open rehearsal on 24 October

Edinburgh International Festival receives EFFE Award

The special award recognises the International Festival’s continued reinvention and inspiration to the arts and festivals world

This was the 2017 International Festival

From Bloom to the fireworks ‘boom’, the month of August flew by so quickly! Let’s revisit some of the 2017 International Festival highlights.