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Here you can discover previous International Festival events

Bach Keyboard Concertos: Concert 5

The fifth in a major, six-part International Festival concert series, exploring the complete keyboard concertos by J S Bach performed here by Richard Egarr and Diego Ares.

20 August 2019

Common People: Class, Community and the Arts

Part of the Saturday Sessions

Common People is a call to action; a commitment by organisations to creating meaningful and sustainable change to ensure that arts and culture truly is accessible to everyone. 

10 August 2019

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

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

Call and Response: The Happy Tragedy of Being Woke

A work in progress by Clint Dyer and Simon McBurney / Complicité

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

15-17 August 2019

Forget Me Not

Komische Oper Berlin / Barrie Kosky

Yiddish operetta songs from Warsaw to Broadway

16 August 2019

Amber Wagner & Malcolm Martineau

Programme to include lieder by Strauss, a Song selection by Barber and Bellini, and Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder. 

14 August 2019

This Liquid Earth: A Eulogy in Verse by Amy Jephta - play reading

Royal Court Theatre's International Playwrights Programme

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

15 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

The Rosary Sonatas: Part I

The Joyful Mysteries

One of the most extraordinary collections of music ever composed, full of fearsome virtuosity and dazzling expressiveness. The first of three concerts.

6 August 2019

Ocean Hotpot by Si'an Chen - play reading

Royal Court Theatre's International Playwrights Programme

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

13 August 2019

The Rosary Sonatas: Part II

The Sorrowful Mysteries

One of the most extraordinary collections of music ever composed, full of fearsome virtuosity and dazzling expressiveness. The second of three concerts.

8 August 2019

The Rosary Sonatas: Part III

The Glorious Mysteries

One of the most extraordinary collections of music ever composed, full of fearsome virtuosity and dazzling expressiveness. The final of three concerts.

9 August 2019

Call and Response: H2

A work in progress by Hema Palani and Hetain Patel / Fuel

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

12-14 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

META4

The Finnish string quartet makes its International Festival debut, with a recital of surging emotion.

13 August 2019

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

MacMillan's Symphony No 5 world premiere

Harry Christophers conducts The Sixteen and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in the first performance of Sir James MacMillan’s Fifth Symphony.

17 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

Climate Crisis Killjoy Quiz by Luanda Casella - play reading

Royal Court Theatre's International Playwrights Programme

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

16 August 2019

La Reprise. Histoire(s) du theatre (I)

International Institute of Political Murder / Milo Rau

Milo Rau constructs an uncompromising theatrical documentary around a savage killing that shocked Belgium. 

3-5 August 2019

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