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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

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

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

Aberdeen Standard Investments Opening Event: LA Phil at Tynecastle

Free Outdoor Event

The LA Phil play music from the Golden Age of Hollywood by Korngold, Herrmann, Waxman and a selection by John Williams.

2 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

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

Common People: Class, Community and the Arts

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. Part of the Saturday Sessions.

10 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

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

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

Rite of Spring

Peacock Contemporary Dance Company / Yang Liping

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

22-24 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

Roots

1927

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

9-25 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

International Climate Crisis Residency: Si'an Chen

Royal Court Theatre

A major new residency for emerging international writers.

15 August 2019

International Climate Crisis Residency: Luanda Casella

Royal Court Theatre

A major new residency for emerging international writers.

16 August 2019

International Climate Crisis Residency: Ghiath Al Mhitawi

Royal Court Theatre

A major new residency for emerging international writers.

14 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

A morning of provocation and discussion on the Climate Crisis. Part of the Saturday Sessions.

17 August 2019

Call and Response: Osoyebon

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

Los Angeles Philharmonic 1

Mahler: Symphony No 2 ‘Resurrection’

The exceptional orchestra launch the 2019 Usher Hall Series with one of the grandest and most gripping of symphonies.

3 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

Los Angeles Philharmonic 2

Yuja Wang plays John Adams

The LA Phil bring their residency to a stirring conclusion with pieces by Barber, Tchaikovsky and John Adams

4 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

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

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

Ian McKellen On Stage

With Tolkien, Shakespeare, Others and You

Ticket allocation now exhausted. 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