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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.

Herald Angel awards for the 2017 International Festival

This year, seven Herald Angel awards went to International Festival artists. Read on to find out who won and join us in congratulating them.

Stars of stage and screen bring Letters Live to the International Festival

Letters written by Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen, Yoko Ono and Evelyn Waugh were amongst those brough

Association of Jewish Refugees unveils commemorative plaque to honour founding International Festival Director Sir Rudolf Bing

Today Frank Harding, Trustee of the Association of Jewish Refugees, unveiled a commemorative pla

Virgin Money Fireworks Concert 2017 in facts and figures

We've totted up the numbers to show you just how large and spectacular it really is

Actor Charles Dance to join the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra concert

The award-winning British actor, writer and director Charles Dance is to narrate Aaron Copland’s orchestral work Lincoln Portrait with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Second week round up

Two weeks of the International Festival have flown by! Let’s take a look at some of the highlights from the last week.

First Minister visits Castlebrae Community High School ahead of school's International Festival event

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visits Castlebrae Community High School, who have been part of a three-year residency programme with the Edinburgh International Festival.

First week round up

It’s been almost a week since the 2017 International Festival started, and what a week that was! Let’s revisit some of those incredible events.

14 times the cast of Die Walküre were EXTRA

14 times the cast of Die Walküre were extra and we loved them for it.

Staying safe during your visit

Your safety and security at International Festival events is of the upmost importance to us, whi

Discover Greek’s demonic energy with a side of Cockney drawl

An operatic blow to the stomach; why you should see Turnage's Greek at the International Festival this year.