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Explore some of the highlights from the 2018 Edinburgh International Festival

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Explore events from 2018

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The International Festival 2018 in videos

First productions announced for the 2019 International Festival

Full programme will be revealed in spring 2019

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The Rite of Spring

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Peter Gynt

The International Festival in videos

Watch full performances from the 2018 International Festival

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Aberdeen Standard Investments Opening Event: Five Telegrams

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Akram Khan Company's Kadamati

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Sir Ian McKellen returns to the International Festival

Sir Ian McKellen will return to the International Festival with a new production that celebrates his 80th birthday. Tickets on sale from March 2019.


Francesca Hegyi OBE appointed as Executive Director of Edinburgh International Festival

Having previously studied and worked in Edinburgh, Francesca returns to the city to join the International Festival in February 2019.


Seven times we got spooked at the International Festival

Halloween is just around the corner, so let's revisit a few productions at the International Festival that chilled us to the bone. Read on, if you dare…


Get to know Aidan Oliver, Chorus Director of the Edinburgh Festival Chorus

Aidan Oliver answers some quickfire questions as he prepares to lead the Edinburgh Festival Chorus