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All back to Club Cumming!

Join us at Club Cumming after certain performances of Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs. More info.

Songlines to criss-cross Edinburgh for a unique celebration of singing

The Edinburgh International Festival presents Songlines, a free event celebrating the joy of singing.

Glass Menagerie Cast Announcement

The International Festival announces the complete cast for Tennessee Williams’s The Glass Menagerie

Winners announced for the Virgin Money Fireworks Concert poster competition

Eight talented young artists have won the Virgin Money Fireworks Concert poster competition with their outstanding designs.

News about the Standard Life Opening Event: Deep Time

News about how the epic, free opening event which sees Castle Rock transformed into a magnificent portal to the past

Art of Listening Goes Global

The International Festival’s Creative Learning team has spent ten days in Melbourne, Australia showcasing the Art of Listening workshop to teachers and children.

Virgin Money Fireworks Concert poster competition

Are you 5 to 12 years old? A budding young artist? Don't miss your chance to win!

Short listed: Lanark - A Life in Three Acts

Last year's theatre hit 'Lanark - A Life in Three Acts' receives five nominations in the Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland.

International Festival Artists announced in Scottish Album of the Year 2016 Longlist

Five of this year's artists nominated, International Festival Director Fergus Linehan among award's judging panel.

Programme launch at Castlebrae Community High School

Castlebrae Community High School pupils are learning about all aspects of the International Festival’s work, so they can eventually do it themselves...

Live Stream | Complicite's The Encounter

The Encounter tells the story of National Geographic photographer Loren McIntyre who, in 1969, became lost in a remote part of the Brazilian rainforest...

National Theatre of Scotland and the TEAM announced for 2016

We're delighted to announce the world premiere of a new co-production with National Theatre of Scotland and the TEAM for Festival 2016. Read more...

Pierre Boulez: 1925 - 2016

The Festival is deeply saddened to hear of the death of celebrated composer, conductor and modernist thinker Pierre Boulez.

A teaser for Festival 2016

Cecilia Bartoli in Norma announced for Festival 2016

Edinburgh International Festival Conversations line-up announced

Edinburgh International Festival is delighted to announce an exciting and high profile array of

Lanark cast announced

The Citizens Theatre and Edinburgh International Festival announce the cast and full creative team for the world premiere of Lanark.