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Here you can discover previous International Festival events

Peter Gynt

National Theatre of Great Britain / David Hare / Jonathan Kent

Scottish star James McArdle takes the challenging title role in a raucous reboot of Ibsen’s epic play.

1-10 August 2019

Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

A dramatic meeting between two extraordinary artists, examining their intertwined histories, colonial legacies and the changing climate we all face. 

2-5 August 2019

Amadou & Mariam + Blind Boys of Alabama

From Bamako to Birmingham

Mali and the American South come together in this compelling collaboration between two of today’s greatest world music groups.

7 August 2019

Michael Volle & Helmut Deutsch

The powerhouse German baritone performs a gloriously dramatic programme of Schubert, Mahler and Strauss.

8 August 2019

Call and Response: SUMMIT

Andy Smith / Fuel

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

8-10 August 2019

Andreas Ottensamer & Yuja Wang

The Berlin Philharmonic’s principal clarinettist and the Chinese piano sensation launch The Queen’s Hall series in spectacular style.

3 August 2019

Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Edward Gardner conducts Strauss and MacMillan

Two immensely powerful reflections on our existence, performed by a celebrated International Festival music partnership.

10 August 2019

The Secret River

Sydney Theatre Company / Kate Grenville / Andrew Bovell / Neil Armfield

A dark, compelling award-winning drama adapted from Kate Grenville’s novel. 

2-11 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

Shooglenifty: East West

The Scottish Celtic fusion band bring a host of their international collaborators for a very special International Festival gig.

9 August 2019

Llŷr Williams

A personal selection of Grieg, Liszt and a rarely heard example of Wagner’s own piano music.

9 August 2019

Sheku Kanneh-Mason & Isata Kanneh-Mason

The winner of 2016’s BBC Young Musician of the Year performs Debussy, Mendelssohn, Fauré and Lutoslawski.

7 August 2019

National Youth Orchestra of the USA

Joyce DiDonato sings Berlioz

Joyce DiDonato joins the NYO USA for the sultry opulence of Berlioz’s six ravishing love songs.

9 August 2019

9

Cas Public / Hélène Blackburn

Our senses allow us to apprehend the world around us. 9 brings them to vivid life through a bold journey of sensation. A work for families. 

3-6 August 2019

Trisha Brown: In Plain Site

Trisha Brown Dance Company

The dance company create beautiful, often surprising works of art across outdoor spaces. 

9-11 August 2019

9 Family Workshop

A fun family workshop for children aged 7-12 and an accompanying grown up.

5-6 August 2019

West Side Story

Scottish Chamber Orchestra / Sir John Eliot Gardiner

A timeless love story; an electrifying spectacle. Jets versus Sharks. Loosely based on Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story is a cultural phenomenon.

5-6 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

The Crucible

Scottish Ballet / Helen Pickett / Peter Salem

Based on the play by Arthur Miller, a brand-new narrative ballet, given its world premiere at the International Festival as one of the highlights of Scottish Ballet’s 50th anniversary year.

3-5 August 2019

Steven Osborne (replacement for Beatrice Rana)

Steven Osborne takes the place of Beatrice Rana with a programme of Messiaen and Schubert.

5 August 2019

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