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Eugene Onegin

Komische Oper Berlin / Barrie Kosky / Ainārs Rubiķis

Komische Oper Berlin return to the International Festival for Tchaikovsky’s best-loved opera, based on Alexander Pushkin’s classic verse novel.

15-17 August 2019

Hear Word! Naija Woman Talk True

iOpenEye / Ifeoma Fafunwa

Ten of Nigeria’s biggest stars come together to tell stories of domestic violence, overturning the status quo, abuse, disrespect, bravery, sisterhood and joy.

19-25 August 2019

Elgar's The Kingdom

Hallé and Martyn Brabbins

The Hallé return with one of Elgar’s greatest, and most neglected, achievements: The Kingdom.

18 August 2019

Hard to Be Soft: A Belfast Prayer

Prime Cut Productions / Oona Doherty

A dance piece which looks behind the masks of violence and machismo to the inner lives of Belfast hard men and strong women.

21-24 August 2019

Roots

1927

The graphically glorious 1927 return to the International Festival with the European premiere of brand-new show Roots.

9-25 August 2019

Oedipus

Internationaal Theater Amsterdam / Robert Icke

A revelatory updating of Sophocles’ tragedy, Oedipus is a chilling thriller, told in real time.

14-17 August 2019

Efterklang

Returning from a six-year hiatus the Danish indie rock group make their International Festival debut at Leith Theatre

23 August 2019

Breaking the Waves

Opera Ventures and Scottish Opera

The European premiere of a new opera from Missy Mazzoli and Royce Vavrek adapted from Lars von Trier’s controversial film.

21-24 August 2019

Virgin Money Fireworks Concert

with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Unforgettable orchestral classics and 400,000 fireworks launched from Edinburgh’s iconic Castle make this one of the biggest fireworks concerts in the world.

26 August 2019

Ian McKellen On Stage

With Tolkien, Shakespeare, Others and You

From Tolkien’s Gandalf to Shakespeare, Sir Ian performs extracts from his best-loved roles, as well as recalling seminal moments from his life and career.

22-25 August 2019

Orchestre de Paris 1

Berlioz and Beethoven

Berlioz’s colourful, Byron-inspired tour of Italy and Beethoven’s radiant musical tribute to the natural world.

23 August 2019

Orchestre de Paris 2

Britten's War Requiem

A profoundly moving plea for peace, Daniel Harding conducts Britten’s soul-searching pacifist masterpiece.

24 August 2019

Shanghai Symphony Orchestra

Dvořák and Shostakovich

China’s premier classical ensemble are joined by the captivating US cellist.

19 August 2019

Mythos: Gods

A Trilogy by Stephen Fry

Adapted from his best-selling book, Stephen Fry brings to brilliant life the gods, monsters and mortals of ancient Greece.

19-24 August 2019

Mythos: Heroes

A Trilogy by Stephen Fry

Adapted from his best-selling book, Stephen Fry brings to brilliant life the gods, monsters and mortals of ancient Greece.

20-25 August 2019

Mythos: Men

A Trilogy by Stephen Fry

Adapted from his best-selling book, Stephen Fry brings to brilliant life the gods, monsters and mortals of ancient Greece.

20-25 August 2019

This Is The Kit

An exceptional songwriter and gifted storyteller, This Is The Kit is the much-beloved musical project of Kate Stables.

13 August 2019

Manon Lescaut

Donald Runnicles conducts Deutsche Oper Berlin

The powerhouse Scottish conductor brings his company, with an exceptional cast of international soloists, for this vivid concert performance. 

22 August 2019

Call and Response: So Many Reasons

Racheal Ofori / Zoe Lafferty / Fuel

A series of performances to explore the ideas in You Are Here and encourage audiences to join the conversation. 

19-21 August 2019

Climate, Culture and Creativity

Part of the Saturday Sessions

A morning of provocation and discussion on the Climate Crisis.

17 August 2019

Rite of Spring

Peacock Contemporary Dance Company / Yang Liping

A visually stunning, exhilarating dance reinterpretation of Stravinsky’s masterpiece. 

22-24 August 2019

Call and Response: Osoyegbon

A work in progress by Anonymous / Fuel

A series of performances to explore the ideas in You Are Here and encourage audiences to join the conversation. 

22-24 August 2019

The R.A.P. (Rhythm and Poetry) Party

The R.A.P (Rhythm and Poetry) Party is a unique, vibrant live literature event inspired by hip-hop culture and hosted by Inua Ellams. Joining the party are a floor-filling selection of poets.

16 August 2019

Orfeo ed Euridice

The English Concert and Bernard Labadie

World-renowned British countertenor Iestyn Davies performs one of the most powerful love stories in all of opera.

15 August 2019

Night Walk for Edinburgh

The Fruitmarket Gallery / Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller

Discover an alternative, unseen Edinburgh. A city where memory and history collide, where the strange and the unexpected skew your sense of what is real.

25 July-25 August 2019

Götterdämmerung

Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Sir Andrew Davis

The fourth and final opera in the Ring cycle is its grandest, as the gods themselves face their doom. 

25 August 2019

Total Immediate Collective Imminent Terrestrial Salvation

Tim Crouch / National Theatre of Scotland

A new play presented through combined stage action and illustrated text.

7-25 August 2019

The Abyss by Ghiath Al Mhitawi - play reading

Royal Court Theatre's International Playwrights Programme

 A series of new short plays written by emerging international writers.

14 August 2019

Akhrot by Swati Simha - play reading

Royal Court Theatre's International Playwrights Programme

 A series of new short plays written by emerging international writers.

17 August 2019

Sharon Van Etten

Emotionally raw harmonic melodies abound as the American songwriter comes to Leith Theatre.

21 August 2019

Morning Manifesto Series

Over three weeks, 15 writers from around the world each write a manifesto for the future. 

5-23 August 2019

Teenage Fanclub

The legendary Scottish alternative rock band play songs from their three-decade career.

16 August 2019

Virgin Money Fireworks Concert 2018

Virgin Money Fireworks Concert

Gustavo Dudamel C Adam Latham

Aberdeen Standard Investments Opening Event: LA Phil at Tynecastle