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Photo gallery | 2017 programme launch

It’s been a really fantastic couple of days since we launched the

Edinburgh International Festival 2017 Programme Announced

Today we unveiled our 2017 programme which marks the event’s 70th anniversary.

Disabled Access Day 2017

Find out about the accessible performances and events at the International Festival that bring you closer to what is happening on stage

Photo Gallery | Art of Listening

A colourful insight into what’s happening in Primary 7 pupils’ inner worlds when they listen to classical music.

Top 10 tips for the programme launch

Ahead of the 2017 International Festival programme launch we put together a list of the top tips for exploring the programme and booking your tickets.

Get ready for 2017

Dates for your diary for the 2017 International Festival.

The International Festival Photographer

During August 2016, illustrator Graeme McNee met Mihaela Bodlovic, the International Festival Ph

A very International Festival Halloween

The team has had a brainstorm and we’ve put together a list of highly original, International Festival inspired costumes!

The Glass Menagerie on the West End

The International Festival and American Repertory Theater's acclaimed revival of Broadway hit The Glass Menagerie will open on London’s West End in January.

The cartoons of the 2016 International Festival

Illustrator Graeme McNee turned the 2016 Edinburgh International Festival into a series of beautiful cartoons.

Virgin Money Fireworks Concert | The Comic

Illustrator Graeme McNee went along to the Virgin Money Fireworks Concert, here's the comic version!

Top Tips for the Virgin Money Fireworks Concert

Five ways to make your Virgin Money Fireworks Concert experience at the International Festival fantastic!

Richard III | The Comic

Illustrator Graeme McNee went to see Richard III, here's his comic commentary about the play.

The International Festival Young People's Jury

Creative Learning Officer Emma Hay tells us a little more about the International Festival Young People's Jury

The winners of the International Festival Young People's Jury awards

18 International Festival Young People's Jury members, hailing from schools across Edinburgh, have attended 19 productions and events throughout August, inscrutably assessing all they have seen...

The Toad Knew Comic

Illustrator Graeme McNee went along to James Thierrée's mesmerizing show The Toad Knew at the International Festival.