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A glamorous date with romance

Once seen, Pina Bausch’s gift of dance-theatre is something you don’t forget.

Festival 2014 is coming!

On Tuesday 18 March at 10.00am the 2014 Festival programme will be revealed to the world.

Venue focus: Things you didn't know about Usher Hall

Usher Hall is one of the Edinburgh International Festival’s main venues, and you 

Are you following us?

You’ve already seen the beautiful Edinburgh International Festiv

The James Plays

Three new plays about James I, II and III

Virgin Money Fireworks Concert Tips

Each year, the final event for the Edinburgh International Festival is the spectacular f

A Young Musician's Passport holder reviews the Festival

One of the Young Musican's Passport holders is Hilde Metzger.

The Festival City Project

Festival City has been an ongoing collaborative project.

5 reasons to see Beckett at the Festival

Beckett won a Nobel prize, has been stabbed by a pimp, written most of his works in a fo

Festival to bring international perspectives on nationhood

Over the past week, there has been a great deal of speculation, about the scope, style and subst

Talks and Workshops at Festival 2013

Sally Hobson is Head of Programme Development for the Edinburgh International Festival.

5 minutes with Wu Hsing-kuo

Wu Hsing-kuo from Contemporary Legend Theatre answers a few questions about his new work

Jonathan Mills honored with the silver Gloria Artis Medal

Jonathan Mills, our Festival Director has been honored by the Polish Minister of Culture

Passion and obsession

Director Barrie Kosky reveals the inspirations behind his provocative operatic double bi

Michael Gambon and Peter Egan to star in Beckett productions

We’re delighted to announce that Michael Gambon and Peter Egan will be joining us at Fes

Constellation app is now live!

Today on our blog we have a special Festival City post from Tod Machover who ex