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Every August, the Edinburgh International Festival transforms one of the world's most beautiful cities. The International Festival’s success is built on an uncompromising commitment to virtuosity and originality, inviting some of the finest creators and performers from the worlds of theatre, music, opera and dance to offer a unique experience for audiences.

Find out more information about how we programme the International Festival, the team, our mission and more below.

A vast cultural wave that washes over the Scottish capital each summer

Financial Times

The Hub -

you can sleep in September

The Spectator