06 Mar 2008 - PRESS RELEASE Festival Announces 2008 Dates
The Edinburgh International Festival today announces key dates for 2008.
29 Nov 2007 - Festival Director Jonathan Mills Reflects on Festival 07
29 Nov 2007 - Sally Hobson talks about her position as EIF Creative Fellow and the Bank of Scotland Connecting to Music project
29 Nov 2007 - Interview with new Festival Chorus Master Christopher Bell
26 Oct 2007 - PRESS RELEASE New Chorus Master for Edinburgh Festival Chorus
Christopher Bell has been announced as the new Chorus Master of the Edinburgh Festival Chorus.
16 Oct 2007 - Bank of Scotland Connecting to Music website launched
31 Aug 2007 - Fringe Veteran Wins First International Festival Award.
23 Aug 2007 - Surprise Extra Appearance by Gabriele Fontana at EIF
Gabriele Fontana joins Gurzenich Orchestra at the Usher Hall on Friday 31 August, 8.00pm
12 Aug 2007 - Floral Tribute to EIF Blooms for Flying Visitors
A seed merchant anxious to wish the Edinburgh International Festival a happy 60th birthday decided to say it with flowers – so his message would be visible to visitors arriving by plane.
10 Aug 2007 - EIF Opens with Bernstein and Tree-mendous Art in the Gardens
27 Jul 2007 - SOLD OUT EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL SHOW GOES ON TOUR
For the first time, this August Edinburgh International Festival takes a Festival show on a short tour around Scotland as part of an initiative from new Edinburgh International Festival artistic director Jonathan Mills.
27 Jul 2007 - PRESS RELEASE Look Out - Flying Elephants
Tickets for all Edinbugh International Festival shows can now be bought at the Edinburgh Playhouse.
25 Jul 2007 - Bank of Scotland Fireworks Concert – The Unmissable Festivale Finale
The annual spectacular finale to the Edinburgh International Festival the Bank of Scotland Fireworks Concert takes place in Princes Street Gardens on Sunday 2 September with a fantastic evening of great American music performed live by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and a breathtaking choreographed firework display against the backdrop of Edinburgh’s historic castle.
20 Jul 2007 - Bank of Scotland Fireworks Concert tickets – Going going gone online
Tickets for the Bank of Scotland Fireworks Concert on sale online from 11.00am on 23 July at www.eif.co.uk
20 Jul 2007 - Bank of Scotland Fireworks Concert tickets on sale from Monday 23 July
On your marks, get set to buy tickets for the Bank of Scotland Fireworks Concert. A limited number of garden tickets go on sale online from 11.00am on Monday 23 July.
19 Jul 2007 - The Edinburgh International Festival goes green with Jardins Publics
This summer the Edinburgh International Festival goes green as specially commissioned art by three internationally acclaimed visual artists is shown throughout the Scottish capital in a major new exhibition from Friday 10 August to Sunday 2 September.
16 Jul 2007 - Sneak preview of Capriccio dress rehearsal
Sneak preview of Capriccio dress rehearsal
10 Jul 2007 - New Edinburgh International Festival Award
For the first time in 2007, the Edinburgh International Festival Award will be presented to a company appearing at the Fringe. The award takes the form of an invitation to present a work in progress as part of its Behind the Scenes programme at Festival 2008.
10 Jul 2007 - Early music enriches Festival with Greyfriars' early evening concerts
This year the Edinburgh International Festival celebrates early music with a landmark series of concerts, recitals and opera by some of the genre’s leading musicians.
25 Jun 2007 - Full cast for The Bacchae announced
The Edinburgh International Festival and the National Theatre of Scotland are delighted to announce a fantastic line-up for The Bacchae.
25 Jun 2007 - PRESS RELEASE Full Bacchae cast announced
The National Theatre of Scotland and Edinburgh International Festival are delighted to announce the full cast for The Bacchae. Dionysus will be played by Alan Cumming, Pentheus by Tony Curran, Agave by Paola Dionisotti, Cadmus by Ewan Hooper and Tiresias by Ralph Riach.
22 Jun 2007 - PRESS RELEASE Early Music at Edinburgh International Festival 2007
Edinburgh International Festival 2007 celebrates Early Music with a landmark series of concerts, recitals and opera by some of the genre’s leading musicians.
21 Jun 2007 - PRESS RELEASE: Simon Russell Beale to star in Oedipus Rex at Edinburgh International Festival 2007
Critically acclaimed and hugely versatile actor, Simon Russell Beale will join a cast of world leading musicians to perform Stravinsky’s opera Oedipus Rex at this year’s Edinburgh International Festival.
04 Jun 2007 - PRESS RELEASE: New Edinburgh International Festival Award
PRESS RELEASE: New Edinburgh International Festival Award
04 Jun 2007 - PRESS RELEASE Scotland and Singapore seal their cultural ties
A new era of co-operation between Singapore and Scotland was signalled today with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the National Arts Council of Singapore and the Scottish Arts Council, with the first links confirmed between the Singapore Art Festival and the Edinburgh International Festival.
20 Apr 2007 - Festival sales reach £1million
Tickets for the 2007 Edinburgh International Festival went on sale to the public on Saturday 14th April and after a very busy day the box office recorded takings in excess of £215,000.
13 Apr 2007 - PRESS RELEASE Tickets go on sale to the public this Saturday for Festival 07
28 Mar 2007 - Wit and fun in eclectic programme full of connections.
Jonathan Mills today announced his first programme
28 Mar 2007 - Something important is going on in the Festival’s wings.
Bad boys of ballet, myths and legends
28 Mar 2007 - EIF bucks corporate sponsorship trend with 11 new companies on board for 2007.
Jonathan Mills, Festival Director, today announced the programme of his first Edinburgh International Festival
28 Mar 2007 - PRESS RELEASE: Wit and fun in eclectic programme full of connections.
Jonathan Mills announces his first programme as Director of the Edinburgh International Festival.
28 Mar 2007 - PRESS RELEASE: Something important is going on in the Festival's wings.
28 Mar 2007 - PRESS RELEASE: Edinburgh International Festival bucks corporate sponsorship trend with 11 new companies on board for 2007.
21 Feb 2007 - Blackbird soars at Olivier Awards
David Harrower’s stunning and tense drama, Blackbird has won Best New Play at the 2007 Olivier Awards.
18 Jan 2007 - PRESS RELEASE New creative fellow for Edinburgh
The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, The University of Edinburgh, and the Edinburgh International Festival appoint new Creative Fellow for 2007.
18 Jan 2007 - The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, The University of Edinburgh, and EIF appoint new Creative Fellow for 2007.
17 Jan 2007 - PRESS RELEASE The Edinburgh International Festival appoints an Artistic Administrator
Matthew Studdert-Kennedy has been appointed to the new post of Artistic Administrator at the Edinburgh International Festival.
17 Jan 2007 - The Edinburgh International Festival appoints an Artistic Administrator
08 Jan 2007 - PRESS RELEASE EIF's Lloyds TSB Scotland Concerts' Beethoven symphonies nominated for South Bank Show Award.
Conductor Sir Charles Mackerras, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the Philharmonia Orchestra have been nominated for the classical music award at The South Bank Show Awards 2007 for their contribution to the Edinburgh International Festival 2006.
08 Jan 2007 - Lloyds TSB Scotland Concerts' Beethoven symphonies at EIF 2006 nominated for South Bank Show Award
04 Jan 2007 - Festival hit The Wonderful World of Dissocia tours UK from February
14 Dec 2006 - Private donor and Scottish Arts Council partnership puts Festival on firmer footing
13 Dec 2006 - PRESS RELEASE Private donor and Scottish Arts Council partnership puts Festival on firmer footing
The Edinburgh International Festival has received one-off payments totalling £1 million from Dunard Fund and the Scottish Arts Council.
04 Dec 2006 - New Festival appointments
Festivals Edinburgh announces its inaugural director and three new appointments are made to EIF's senior management team.
04 Dec 2006 - Blackbird nominated for Best New Play award
Your vote counts! Click here to find out how to make Blackbird a winner.
04 Dec 2006 - PRESS RELEASE Festivals Edinburgh director announced
Festivals Edinburgh today announced Faith Liddell as the inaugural director of the organisation.
30 Nov 2006 -
09 Nov 2006 - Read Jonathan Mills' RSA lecture here
Find out what Jonathan said when he gave the 2006 Royal Scottish Academy Sir William Gillies Lecture
24 Oct 2006 - PRESS RELEASE Edinburgh International Festival announces Festival dates for 2007
Jonathan Mills, Festival Director today announced the 2007 Edinburgh International Festival will run from Friday 10 August to Sunday 2 September.
24 Oct 2006 - Edinburgh International Festival announces Festival dates for 2007
Jonathan Mills, Festival Director today announced the 2007 Edinburgh International Festival will run from Friday 10 August to Sunday 2 September.
28 Sep 2006 - PRESS RELEASE Edinburgh International Festival announces new appointment
Jonathan Mills, the incoming Director and Chief Executive of the Edinburgh International Festival, today announced the appointment of Joanna Baker as Managing Director of the Festival.
28 Sep 2006 - EIF announces new appointment
Jonathan Mills, the Festival's incoming Director and Chief Executive, has announced the appointment of Joanna Baker as its Managing Director.
26 Sep 2006 - Conversations with Artists
Many interviews from this Insights series are now available for download.
05 Sep 2006 - The Assassin Tree
The EIF co-production came to London's Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, 6-8 September.
03 Sep 2006 - BBC at the Edinburgh International Festival
Radio 3 broadcasts a wide range of EIF concerts
03 Sep 2006 - Festival Goes Out With Spectacular Bangs (whizzes and zooms)
The Bank of Scotland Fireworks Concert brought EIF to a close in fine style.
02 Sep 2006 - Friday 2nd of September at the Festival
NDT, Three Sisters and Platform reach the end of their runs tonight - plus Die Zauberflöte, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and this Festival's final Queen's Hall concert with the Belcea Quartet and Stefan Schilli.
02 Sep 2006 - Fantastic year for Edinburgh International Festival
Edinburgh has once again proven itself to be one of the most exciting places in the world to experience performing arts.
02 Sep 2006 - Long Life performance cancelled due to Illness
The Edinburgh International Festival regrets that this evening’s scheduled final performance of Long Life has been cancelled due to an illness within the Company.
01 Sep 2006 - Friday 1 September at the Festival
NDT, Three Sisters, Platform and Long Life reach their penultimate night at EIF; and Lloyds TSB Concerts draw to a close.
01 Sep 2006 - City gets ready for Festival finale
EIF set for spectacular finale on Sunday with the Bank of Scotland Fireworks Concert performed live by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
31 Aug 2006 - Thursday 31 at the Festival
NDT and Die Zauberflöte open tonight, Three Sisters and Platform continue, and the Berliner Philharmoniker give a sold-out performance.
30 Aug 2006 - Wednesday 30 at the Festival
Events on Wednesday 30 August
30 Aug 2006 - Wagner Idol
One of the stars of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg has won the world's first international Wagner competition for singers.
28 Aug 2006 - Traffic on Thursday 31 August
Traffic diversions and parking restrictions in central Edinburgh
27 Aug 2006 - Brilliant finale for Festival 2006
An incredibly strong line up of artists appearing in the third week of EIF sees audiences arriving from across the world.
27 Aug 2006 - Charismatic soprano Angela Denoke makes her Edinburgh International Festival debut
Angela Denoke will perform a familiar and unusual programme of songs by Schoenberg, Strauss, Zemlinsky and Wolf
27 Aug 2006 - Bank of Scotland Fireworks Concert - Hundreds Queue for Final Tickets
Hundreds of eager Bank of Scotland Fireworks Concert goers queued for the last remaining tickets to the annual spectacular EIF finale.
25 Aug 2006 - Today at the Festival
What's going on this Friday
24 Aug 2006 - Today at the Festival
Thursday's events
23 Aug 2006 - Balanchine’s Don Quixote wows Edinburgh
The Edinburgh International Festival is proud to host the European premiere of Balanchine's ballet masterpieces.
22 Aug 2006 - Today at the Festival
What's on tonight...
17 Aug 2006 - Scottish Ballet dancer debuts in lead role
Christopher Harrison stars in Afternoon of a Faun at the Edinburgh International Festival 2006
14 Aug 2006 - Edinburgh International Festival 2006 kicks off with a bang!
Opera, theatre, dance and music programmes get underway on the opening day of the festival.
14 Aug 2006 - Troilus and Cressida
Information for ticket holders at cancelled performance on Mon 14 August.
13 Aug 2006 - Travel Problems Leave Orchestra in America
The Orchestra of St Lukes has been forced to cancel its appearance at the Edinburgh International Festival.
11 Aug 2006 - Videos & Galleries Online
View clips & photographs from many of our top shows
01 Aug 2006 - Listen to Beethoven and Bruckner's Symphonies
Why not listen to a little of each of Beethoven and Bruckner symphonies?
01 Aug 2006 - Brian McMaster introduces the 2006 Festival
Listen to Festival Director Brian McMaster introduce Festival 2006 in this short audio interview.
31 Jul 2006 - Top of the Stops
A musical surprise awaits commuters and holiday-makers in Edinburgh...
24 Jul 2006 - Bank of Scotland Fireworks Concert
Today's allocation of Princes Street Gardens tickets has now sold out
17 Jul 2006 - Cast of Realism announced
Anthony Neilson will be directing his father, Sandy Neilson for the first time in his 2006 EIF/NTS co-production of Realism.
13 Jul 2006 - Blackbird soars
David Harrower's EIF-commissioned 2005 play is to be produced in another 19 countries around the world.
13 Jul 2006 - Blend of an era
Limited edition Festival whisky celebrates Sir Brian McMaster’s tenure as EIF Director
04 Jul 2006 - Troilus and Cressida cast announced
Well known and respected theatre actors star alongside some very fresh faces in Shakespeare’s epic of war, infidelity, politics and double standards.
04 Jul 2006 - Assassin Tree cast announced
The cast is now confirmed for the first opera by young Scottish composer Stuart MacRae.
04 Jun 2006 - Blackbird Scoops Top Theatre Award
EIF's 2005 World Premiere production of David Harrower's Blackbird scooped a coveted award at this year’s Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland (CATS).
30 May 2006 - Thundering Hooves confirms Edinburgh's Excellence
Edinburgh has been confirmed as the jewel in the crown of international festival cities, according to research published today.
29 May 2006 - Cast Confirmed for World Premiere of Stuart MacRae’s Debut Opera, The Assassin Tree
25 May 2006 - Cast of Peter Stein’s new production of Shakespeare’s epic Troilus and Cressida announced
12 Apr 2006 - Record sales for Festival 2006
Happily, although the Festival is so far celebrating record sales very few shows are sold out.
22 Mar 2006 - Fantastic Support
Brian McMaster: a thank you to all the Festival’s supporters
22 Mar 2006 - Lloyds TSB Scotland Concerts
Concerts challenge the conventions of concert going and the traditions of how audiences experience music.
22 Mar 2006 - Festival 2006, 13 August - 3 September
Brian McMaster announces his final programme as Director of the Edinburgh International Festival.
22 Mar 2006 - PRESS RELEASE Music at the Edinburgh International Festival 2006
Full details of music at EIF 2006
22 Mar 2006 - PRESS RELEASE Theatre at the Edinburgh International Festival 2006
Full details of theatre at EIF 2006
22 Mar 2006 - PRESS RELEASE Dance at the Edinburgh International Festival 2006
Full details of dance at EIF 2006
22 Mar 2006 - PRESS RELEASE Opera at the Edinburgh International Festival 2006
Full details of opera at EIF 2006
22 Mar 2006 - PRESS RELEASE Education opens up world class Festival experience
A year round programme of workshops and events
22 Mar 2006 - PRESS RELEASE A special Edinburgh International Festival attracts huge levels of support for 2006.
Over £2.25 million in sponsorship and donations have currently been pledged to the Edinburgh International Festival this year.
22 Mar 2006 - PRESS RELEASE Launch of 2006 Edinburgh International Festival
60th Festival presents world class programme with broad audience appeal
27 Feb 2006 - Jonathan Mills announced as Festival Director Designate
The board of the Edinburgh International Festival have announced the appointment of Jonathan Mills as the next Festival Director.
27 Feb 2006 - PRESS RELEASE Jonathan Mills announced as next Festival Director
Today's appointment of Jonathan Mills as the next Director will ensure that the Edinburgh International Festival builds confidently on its reputation as the best arts festival in the world.
15 Feb 2006 - Blackbird wows West End
Don’t miss one of the theatrical highlights of the year.
07 Dec 2005 - Blackbird to transfer to West End
Acclaimed Festival production of David Harrower's Blackbird will transfer to London's West End in Feb 2006
29 Nov 2005 - Troilus and Cressida
Peter Stein creates a new production of Troilus and Cressida by Shakespeare for Festival 2006.
29 Nov 2005 - Festival reveals plans for 2006 programme
Preliminary details now available here.
29 Nov 2005 - MacRae makes his stage debut
Stuart MacRae talks to Sarah Jones about opera, storytelling and his inspirations.
17 Oct 2005 - PRESS RELEASE Festival seeks new visionary and inspirational leader
The board of the Edinburgh International Festival today released details of the search for a successor to Brian McMaster.
04 Sep 2005 - 2005 Festival critical and popular success
Public respond to unique programme with Festival seeing large increase in ticket sales
04 Sep 2005 - Bank of Scotland Fireworks Concert
A spectacular finale to the 2005 Festival attracted over 225,000 people
02 Sep 2005 - Bank of Scotland Fireworks Concert at Inverleith Park
Viewing area in Inverleith Park offers family entertainment from 3pm on Sunday 4 September
01 Sep 2005 - Edinburgh International Festival going out with a bang
The Festival is building up to its annual spectacular finale on Sunday 4 September at 9.00pm with the Bank of Scotland Fireworks Concert.
15 Aug 2005 - Video Clips Now Online
Several video clips of Festival shows are now available online.
14 Aug 2005 - PRESS RELEASE National Theatre of Scotland and Edinburgh International Festival invest in new talent
This year a new initiative between the Edinburgh International Festival and the National Theatre of Scotland sees four young Scottish directors given unprecedented access to theatre and opera directors at the Festival.
01 Aug 2005 - Royal Bank £5 Youth Tickets
Thousands of Royal Bank £5 Youth Tickets available to 16 - 26 year olds for events across the Festival. Sponsored by The Royal Bank of Scotland.
05 Jul 2005 - Three Thousand Troubled Threads cast
A multi cultural team get together to present Chiew Siah Tei's debut play.
01 Jul 2005 - Blackbird cast announced
Roger Allam and Jodhi May to star in David Harrower's Blackbird
27 Jun 2005 - PRESS RELEASE Royal Bank and Edinburgh International Festival 2005
The Royal Bank of Scotland and Edinburgh International Festival today announced the continuation of their innovative partnership with two new schemes for 2005 aimed at widening access to the Festival.
05 Jun 2005 - Winning Formula
Festival artists prove a winning team, picking up awards across dance, opera, music and theatre. Find out who are the ones to watch...
06 Apr 2005 - Festival welcomes new Creative Fellow
Stuart MacRae, Scottish composer, appointed Edinburgh Festival Creative Fellow. Read more about his year ahead...
06 Apr 2005 - Great public response to Festival 2005
Exciting Festival programme grabs public attention and opening day of public booking sees very healthy ticket sales.
06 Apr 2005 - PRESS RELEASE New Edinburgh Festival Creative Fellow appointed
The Edinburgh International Festival and the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh are delighted to announce the appointment of this year’s Edinburgh Festival Creative Fellow, Scottish composer, Stuart MacRae.
04 Apr 2005 - Akram Khan wins South Bank Award for Ma
Congratulations to Akram Khan on his South Bank Award for a very special show.
17 Mar 2005 - Major sponsors and supporters of Edinburgh International Festival 2005
Full sponsor and supporter information for the 2005 Edinburgh International Festival
17 Mar 2005 - PRESS RELEASE New sponsors sign up for Edinburgh International Festival 2005
Crucial to the continuing success of the Festival is the partnership and support provided by the corporate sector, trusts and foundations which each year make up around 25% of the Festival’s turnover.
17 Mar 2005 - PRESS RELEASE Exploring Education at Edinburgh International Festival 2005
A programme of workshops and events will work behind the scenes to complement this year’s Festival experience for hundreds of local Edinburgh and Lothian children and adults.
15 Mar 2005 - PRESS RELEASE Edinburgh International Festival 2005 Programme Announced
Premieres, unique Edinburgh International Festival productions, three newly commissioned plays bound up in an exciting three weeks of Festival this August.