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The Art of Listening goes down under...

Emma, our Creative Learning Officer, explains how they are extending the International Festival's educational arm overseas and challenging perceptions of classical music.

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.

Photo Gallery | Natalia Osipova in rehearsal

Check out these behind-the-scenes images ahead of 'Natalia Osipova and Guests' at this year's International Festival.

Press reaction to ANOHNI's Hopelessness

“In her singing I am reminded of what we mean by "soul" music: empathy, pain, sincerity, dignity, the truth of life.”

Photo Gallery | Looking back at Launch

The International Festival line-up is revealed to the world, and we celebrate the culmination of many months of hard work...

Shakespeare at the 2016 Edinburgh International Festival

2016 marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, and the Edinburgh International Festival is celebrating him in truly international style...

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...

A Chat with Jai Parsons

Aspiring chef and all-round nice guy Jai Parsons shares his dreams, aspirations and favourite recipes...

A day in the life of...a Creative Learning Officer

"We aim to liberate passion and potential that already exists in people and present it in a new light, or sometimes just give existing lights new bulbs."

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

The Marriage of Figaro | Festival Comic by Graeme McNee

A comic strip about The Marriage of Figaro

Dragon | Festival Comic by Graeme McNee

Graeme McNee's comic for Dragon from Festival 2015.