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Get ready for 2017

In 2016 the International Festival welcomed the world and presented some of August's most talked about shows, from the spectacular Standard Life Opening Event: Deep Time to ground-breaking new interpretations of Shakespeare's Richard III and Bellini's Norma.

It was a great year. But at the International Festival, we are always looking forward and we'd love to see you again for more unforgettable experiences in our 70th anniversary year in 2017.

Whilst August might feel a long way off now, remember to make a note of the dates below and make sure you secure your tickets for what might be 2017's most talked about shows!

Dates for your diary

Wednesday 15 March
2017 International Festival programme announced and staggered priority booking opens

Saturday 25 March
Booking opens for everyone

Friday 4 August
The 2017 International Festival begins with another special opening event

Monday 28 August
The Virgin Money Fireworks Concert brings the 70th Anniversary year of the International Festival to spectacular close

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First show of the 2018 International Festival announced

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International Festival Photographer Exhibition 2017 opens

Counterpoint, a photography exhibition showcasing the 2017 Edinburgh International Festival opens at The Hub

Edinburgh International Festival Director’s Contract Extended

The Edinburgh International Festival is delighted to announce that Fergus Linehan, Festival Director, is to extend his contract and stay in post until Festival 2022.