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First productions announced for the 2019 International Festival

Full programme will be revealed on Wednesday 27 March 2019

Ian Mckellen On Stage

Sir Ian McKellen

Scottish Ballet Presents The Crucible

Scottish Ballet’s The Crucible announced for 2019

Rite Of Spring

The Rite of Spring by Yang Liping

James McArdle

Peter Gynt

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The International Festival 2018 in videos

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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Recent news and blogs

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National Theatre of Scotland join the 2019 programme with work by Jackie Kay

Red Dust Road, an adaptation of poet Jackie Kay’s memoir, will be premiered at the 2019 International Festival.


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.


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