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Get ready for 2017

Dates for your diary for the 2017 International Festival.

The Glass Menagerie on the West End

The International Festival and American Repertory Theater's acclaimed revival of Broadway hit The Glass Menagerie will open on London’s West End in January.

The winners of the International Festival Young People's Jury awards

18 International Festival Young People's Jury members, hailing from schools across Edinburgh, have attended 19 productions and events throughout August, inscrutably assessing all they have seen...

Who are the International Festival Young People's Jury?

Have you spotted the Young People's Jury around at the International Festival this year? Read more about what they've been up to.

Young People’s Award Jurors and 1000 yellow figures kick off day one of the International Festival

The Anything That Gives Off Light Installation is the result of a collaborative project between Edinburgh International Festival and 1000 school pupils from 24 primary schools across the City of Edinburgh.

2016 International Festival Welcomes the World to Edinburgh

The Edinburgh International Festival opens today with a packed programme of artists and ensembles from across the world.

All back to Club Cumming!

Join us at Club Cumming after certain performances of Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs. More info.

Songlines to criss-cross Edinburgh for a unique celebration of singing

The Edinburgh International Festival presents Songlines, a free event celebrating the joy of singing.

Glass Menagerie Cast Announcement

The International Festival announces the complete cast for Tennessee Williams’s The Glass Menagerie

Winners announced for the Virgin Money Fireworks Concert poster competition

Eight talented young artists have won the Virgin Money Fireworks Concert poster competition with their outstanding designs.

News about the Standard Life Opening Event: Deep Time

News about how the epic, free opening event which sees Castle Rock transformed into a magnificent portal to the past

Art of Listening Goes Global

The International Festival’s Creative Learning team has spent ten days in Melbourne, Australia showcasing the Art of Listening workshop to teachers and children.

Virgin Money Fireworks Concert poster competition

Are you 5 to 12 years old? A budding young artist? Don't miss your chance to win!

Short listed: Lanark - A Life in Three Acts

Last year's theatre hit 'Lanark - A Life in Three Acts' receives five nominations in the Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland.

International Festival Artists announced in Scottish Album of the Year 2016 Longlist

Five of this year's artists nominated, International Festival Director Fergus Linehan among award's judging panel.

Programme launch at Castlebrae Community High School

Castlebrae Community High School pupils are learning about all aspects of the International Festival’s work, so they can eventually do it themselves...