La Fille Mal Gardee - Birmingham Royal Ballet

La Fille Mal Gardee - Birmingham Royal Ballet

In Frederick Ashton’s joyous country tale, Lise and her mother clash in a foot-stomping, cabbage-throwing, battle of wills. Lise wants to marry her penniless sweetheart. Her shrewd mother prefers the prospects of the umbrella obsessed Alain, a rich landowner’s son... 

Liverpool's Royal Court 80th Birthday Bash

Liverpool's Royal Court 80th Birthday Bash

Liverpool’s Royal Court 80th Birthday Bash   An evening of celebration done the Royal Court way, this is a night where we show off all (well, some) of the good things that have happened in this building for the last 80 years… 

Royal Scottish Pipers' Society

Royal Scottish Pipers' Society

Strangely, apart from the Military Tattoo, there is not a lot of piping in Edinburgh during the Fringe. A few years ago the Royal Scottish Pipers’ Society was asked to fill this gap... 

Royal Mile Tours

Royal Mile Tours

Join our expert guides for a free walk around the heart of Edinburgh's historic Old Town. We'll show you the hidden corners of this fascinating district – the closes and courtyards, and nooks and crannies – places you might never discover on your own... 

Virgin Money Fringe on the Royal Mile

Virgin Money Fringe on the Royal Mile

Your Fringe adventure starts here! For the 20th year, Edinburgh's historic High Street is transformed into a huge open-air performance playground featuring thousands of shows of all descriptions... 

Hidden Gardens of the Royal Mile

Hidden Gardens of the Royal Mile

Take an easy walking tour to discover a little-known side of Edinburgh's Old Town. Behind the historic buildings, find the surprising number of gardens and green nooks and crannies, all with a story to tell... 

Birmingham Royal Ballet - Romeo and Juliet

Birmingham Royal Ballet - Romeo and Juliet

Love at first dance, forbidden passions, dangerous secrets and star-crossed fate combine in this exhilarating classic ballet. In the most famous love story ever told, a dangerous cocktail of arrogant youth, simmering tension and deadly feuds erupts, leaving two young lovers at the mercy of powerful families and their own hearts... 

Never Mind the Royal Wedding - Here's Some Bollocks from Der Wunderlich Revue

Never Mind the Royal Wedding - Here's Some Bollocks from Der Wunderlich Revue

A firm rite of the Queens, the boys from Der Wunderlich Revue have been peddling their own unique brand of chaos, smut, nudity and stupidity for ten years. Expect more of the same, sort of completely different - cabaret, comedy, magic, circus, striptease and, of course, men cheerleading... 

Royal Court Heritage Tour

Royal Court Heritage Tour

The Royal Court is a Grade II listed building, a magnificent example of one of the best theatres built in the Art Deco style. The Royal Court Liverpool Trust is part way through an £11m scheme to renovate the building... 

Macbeth - Royal Opera

Macbeth - Royal Opera

The warrior Macbeth fights on the side of the King of Scotland – but when a coven of witches prophesy that he shall become king himself, a ruthless ambition drives Macbeth and his wife to horrific acts... 

Tickets now on sale for Take That musical The Band at Theatre Royal Haymarket from 30 November

Tickets now on sale for Take That musical The Band at Theatre Royal Haymarket from 30 November

Tim Firth's hotly anticipated jukebox musical The Band, based on the music of the most successful boyband of all time, Take That, are now on sale with performances starting from 30th November at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. 

The Winter's Tale - Royal Ballet

The Winter's Tale - Royal Ballet

King Leontes, possessed by a mad jealousy, believes his pregnant wife Hermione to be having an affair with his childhood friend King Polixenes. His actions tear their families apart... 

Carmen - Royal Opera

Carmen - Royal Opera

Barrie Kosky directs Bizet’s much-loved opera, with Jakub Hrůša and Christopher Willis conducting two casts led by Anna Goryachova and Gaëlle Arquez in the title role... 

Giselle - Royal Ballet

Giselle - Royal Ballet

The peasant girl Giselle discovers the true identity of her lover Albrecht – and that he is promised to another. Giselle kills herself. Her soul enters the ranks of the Wilis – shades of young women who died before their wedding day... 

Tosca - Royal Opera

Tosca - Royal Opera

Three casts, led by Adrianne Pieczonka, Angela Gheorghiu and Martina Serafin and conducted by Dan Ettinger and Plácido Domingo, star in The Royal Opera’s production of Puccini’s thriller... 

Rigoletto - Royal Opera

Rigoletto - Royal Opera

Rigoletto, court jester to the libertine Duke of Mantua, is cursed by the father of one of the Duke’s victims for his irreverent laughter. When the Duke seduces Rigoletto’s daughter Gilda, it seems the curse is taking effect… Rigoletto arranges to have the Duke assassinated... 

Birmingham Royal Ballet - Mixed Bill

Birmingham Royal Ballet - Mixed Bill

A mixed programme of new work and much loved pieces. The ancient god Pan is unleashed in Birmingham Royal Ballet’s first artist Ruth Brill’s Arcadia, created to a score from saxophonist John Harle... 

Birmingham Royal Ballet - Aladdin

Birmingham Royal Ballet - Aladdin

A cave of riches is waiting to be explored in David Bintley’s glittering production of the classic story of Aladdin and his adventures with the magic lamp. Featuring lavish sets and costumes, stunning special effects, beautiful choreography and a larger-than-life Chinese lion... 

The Royal Court’s Elyse Dodgson on the Joy of Directors who Support Writers

The Royal Court’s Elyse Dodgson on the Joy of Directors who Support Writers

As part of the Edinburgh International Festival the Royal Court was invited to present a series of rehearsed readings by playwrights from Chile, China, Cuba, Lebanon, Palestine and Ukraine under the theme of New and Now... 

Royal Scottish Pipers' Society

Royal Scottish Pipers' Society

Music of the Great Highland bagpipe in a variety of forms played by members of the Royal Scottish Pipers' Society and friends, displaying the quality and enduring appeal of the instrument. 

Royal Mile Tours – Free

Royal Mile Tours – Free

Join an expert local guide for a historical walking tour around Edinburgh's world-famous Old Town. Tours leave twice daily from the City Chambers, opposite St Giles Cathedral. Small groups... 

Virgin Money Fringe on the Royal Mile

Virgin Money Fringe on the Royal Mile

Watch free previews of hundreds of Fringe shows. See world-class street performers, buskers and entertainers of every talent imaginable perform daily on Edinburgh's historic Royal Mile... 

Hidden Gardens of the Royal Mile

Hidden Gardens of the Royal Mile

Take an easy walking tour to discover a little-known side of Edinburgh's Old Town: behind the historic buildings find the surprising number of gardens and green nooks and crannies, all with a story to tell... 

Swan Lake: The Royal Ballet

Swan Lake: The Royal Ballet

Konstantin Sergeyev’s entrancing production of Swan Lake, based on Petipa and Ivanov’s timeless masterpiece, creates a lyrical, mysterious world where Prince Siegfried and the swan-princess Odette affirm their love for each other, conquering the forces of evil... 

Penelope Solomon: I was a Penis at the Royal Festival Hall

Penelope Solomon: I was a Penis at the Royal Festival Hall

Following her success of last year’s Edinburgh Fringe, Penelope brings her unique combination of stand-up, character comedy and songs in this nationwide tour of ‘I was a penis.... 

#EdFringe17: Henry Churnavsky from Liverpool’s Royal Court

#EdFringe17: Henry Churnavsky from Liverpool’s Royal Court

Henry is a Jewish Liverpudlian comedian, who runs the city’s Cue Comedy Club. His very first gig was at Liverpool’s Royal Court Theatre in 2014. Spend 15 minutes with Henry, as he explains just how that first gig came about – and what happened next. 

The Nutcracker - Royal Opera House

The Nutcracker - Royal Opera House

The Nutcracker is classical ballet at its most approachable and visually entrancing – Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without it! A young girl’s enchanted present leads her to wonderful adventures and a journey through the Land of Snow to the glittering Kingdom of Sweets... 

Royal & Derngate announces Made in Northampton 2017 season

Royal & Derngate announces Made in Northampton 2017 season

At the end of a remarkable year for the Northampton venue, Royal & Derngate’s Artistic Director James Dacre today announced details of Made in Northampton 2017. 

Birmingham Royal Ballet

Birmingham Royal Ballet

Immerse yourself in a magical world. Birmingham Royal Ballet's Artistic Director David Bintley’s new ballet conjures Prospero’s magical isle from Shakespeare’s late masterpiece into a spellbinding new work of ballet theatre... 

Birmingham Royal Ballet

Birmingham Royal Ballet

Three Shakespeare-inspired ballets that begin Birmingham Royal Ballet’s celebration of the Bard's legacy. José Limón's The Moor's Pavane distils the passion and drama of Shakespeare's Othello into a thrilling one-act tragedy, tightly focussed on four characters and their jealousy... 

The Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty

The Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty

Cinema screening of live performance. The pinnacle of classical ballet: a perfect marriage to Petipa's choreography and Tchaikovsky's music and a glorious challenge for every dancer on stage... 

Musical Theatre Workshop With the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Musical Theatre Workshop With the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Want to be better prepared to audition for musical theatre at a drama school? You are invited to join a member of staff from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland for a practical musical theatre workshop session: bring along a memorised song of your choice with appropriate sheet music, be coached on your acting and vocal technique and find out more about what it’s like to audition for musical theatre training. 

Ai WeiWei at the Royal Academy

Ai WeiWei at the Royal Academy

Cinema screening of live performance. Sky Arts explores Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei's must-see exhibition at the Royal Academy in London, which showcases his most important and striking works. 

Royal Vauxhall

Royal Vauxhall

With a script and songs by Desmond O’Connor, this new musical tells the tale of the legendary night that TV superstar, Kenny Everett and rock god, Freddie Mercury dressed Lady Diana, Princess of Wales as a man and smuggled her into notorious London gay venue The Royal Vauxhall Tavern... 

The Royal Ballet: The Winter's Tale

The Royal Ballet: The Winter's Tale

Cinema screening of live performance. Based on Shakespeare's play, the story follows the destruction of marriage through consuming jealousy, the abandonment of a child and a seemingly hopeless love... 

The Royal Ballet: Swan Lake

The Royal Ballet: Swan Lake

Cinema screening of live performance. Surely the greatest of all romantic ballets, Swan Lake is a perfect synthesis of choreography and music. Tchaikovsky's first ballet score is now synonymous with ballet itself, inspiring generations of dancers and crossing over into popular culture... 

Penelope Solomon: I Was a Penis at the Royal Festival Hall

Penelope Solomon: I Was a Penis at the Royal Festival Hall

With stand-up, character comedy and a sprinkling of original songs, BBC Radio 4 TV critic Penelope (BBC's Goodnight Sweetheart and Fist of Fun and BBC Radio 2's Sony nominated King of the Road) returns to Edinburgh with a brand new solo show... 

Royal Scottish Pipers Society

Royal Scottish Pipers Society

Strangely, apart from the Military Tattoo there is not much piping at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. A few years ago the Royal Scottish Pipers Society was asked to fill this gap. A programme consisting of popular marches, strathspeys and reels as well as jigs and hornpipes... 

The Royal Ballet: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

The Royal Ballet: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Cinema screening of live performance. Those familiar with Lewis Carroll's literary menagerie of colourful characters will enjoy the clarity with which Christopher Wheeldon portrays them in dance... 

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Ensembles

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Ensembles

Free lunchtime concerts with emerging professional musicians in ensembles from our national conservatoire. 

A Royal Flush

A Royal Flush

A Royal Flush is a dark political comedy turned farce, featuring a princess stuck in a portaloo and a ransoming of The Daily Star. The show begins with all the ingredients for success: an excellent premise, five great comic actors, and an astutely current political message... 

The Royal Ballet: Romeo and Juliet

The Royal Ballet: Romeo and Juliet

Cinema screening of live performance. Since 1965, Kenneth MacMillan's first full-evening ballet has been one of The Royal Ballet's signature works. Performed well over 400 times, each performance is subtly different... 

Royal Mile Tours – Free

Royal Mile Tours – Free

Join a trained festival guide for a historical walking tour around Edinburgh's world-famous Old Town. Tours leave twice daily from the City Chambers, opposite St Giles Cathedral. All tours are free... 

Desmond O'Connor on Royal Vauxhall and the Magical Power of Gay Clubs

Desmond O'Connor on Royal Vauxhall and the Magical Power of Gay Clubs

It’s the late 80s. Princess Diana, hounded by the press, wants to escape from it all. What better plan that to go gay clubbing to the Royal Vauxhall Tavern with her pals Freddie Mercury and Kenny Everett? And what better disguise than dressing up as a man? Features Editor James T Harding checks in with the Royal Vauxhall musical’s creator Desmond O’Connor (Scott Mills: The Musical, But First This: A Musical Homage to Radio Four) to find out more about this legendary story, the redemptive power of gay clubs, and Des’s musical-writing rehearsal process. 

Hidden Gardens of the Royal Mile

Hidden Gardens of the Royal Mile

Greenyonder's most popular tour. Take an easy walking tour to discover a little-known side of Edinburgh's Old Town. Behind the historic buildings find the surprising number of gardens and green nooks and crannies, all with a story to tell... 

Virgin Money Fringe on the Royal Mile

Virgin Money Fringe on the Royal Mile

Watch free previews of hundreds of Fringe shows. See world-class street performers, buskers and entertainers of every talent imaginable perform daily on Edinburgh's historic Royal Mile... 

A Royal Wunderlich Variety Show

A Royal Wunderlich Variety Show

Brighton's all-male cabaret smutsters, Der Wunderlich Revue, celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday with a night of right royal mirth, magic, music, cheerleading and madness. Hosted by Professor Elemental and featuring the cream of Brighton's male performers and special guests... 

‘We just ran up and down the Royal Mile shouting at people’ - The IdeasTap Underbelly and Les Enfant Terribles Award Winners’ Panel

‘We just ran up and down the Royal Mile shouting at people’ - The IdeasTap Underbelly and Les Enfant Terribles Award Winners’ Panel

The Fringe can be a tough place for emerging talent, struggling to be heard over the crowd. Fighting this trend, the IdeasTap Underbelly Award supports four original productions each year with funding, mentoring, and support at Underbelly while the Les Enfants Terribles Award brings a brand-new production to the Pleasance with cash and mentoring from Oliver Lansley and James Seager of LET... 

Royal Mile Tours – Free

Royal Mile Tours – Free

Take part in the Festival's longest running show at no charge at all. Join one of our trained local guides for a gentle walk around Edinburgh's world-famous Royal Mile. There are few streets in the world filled with over 1,000 years of history... 

Hidden Gardens of the Royal Mile

Hidden Gardens of the Royal Mile

Take an easy walking tour to discover a little-known side of Edinburgh's Old Town. Behind historic buildings find the surprising number of gardens and green nooks and crannies, all with a story to tell... 

Virgin Money Fringe on the Royal Mile

Virgin Money Fringe on the Royal Mile

Watch free previews of hundreds of Fringe shows. See world-class street performers, buskers and entertainers of every talent imaginable perform daily on Edinburgh's historic Royal Mile... 

The Royal Ballet

The Royal Ballet

This crown jewel of British ballet was last seen in New York more than a decade ago. For its much-anticipated return, presented offsite by the Joyce Theater, the company brings two programs to Lincoln Center, beginning with a classic double bill: Frederick Ashton’s “The Dream,” based on Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” and Kenneth MacMillan’s “Song of the Earth,” named for its mournful Mahler score (Wednesday through Friday)... 

The Royal Danish Ballet: Principals and Soloists

The Royal Danish Ballet: Principals and Soloists

Russian ballet exalts in bravura; American ballet trades in speed. Danish ballet, as developed by the 19th-century choreographer and ballet master August Bournonville, is characterized by its breezy effortlessness, fluttering footwork and precise arm positions... 

Audrey Hailes and Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble

Audrey Hailes and Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble

The once imperiled dance space at 280 Broadway, recently revived by Gina Gibney, begins its inaugural series, DoublePlus. Each weekend through mid-December, a different choreographer-curator selects two artists to share an evening... 

Herlock and Swatson in the Mystery of the Royal Goose

Herlock and Swatson in the Mystery of the Royal Goose

Join the illustrious, world renowned detective duo on an epic mystery adventure for all the family. The Royal Goose is loose and there's not a single clue! Or is there? Word has it that mischief is afoot within the Palace walls, so it's time to investigate! Start your day with a fun filled, interactive children’s show tailored for family fun, bursting with wit, nonsense and a bearded lady... 

Family Royal Mile Walk

Family Royal Mile Walk

A Historical Family Walk starting from Edinburgh Castle, finishing at the Sottish Parliament by travelling down the Royal Mile with a guide. We will have lunch (which you need to bring) at Holyrood Park... 

Songs by Three Teachers of the Royal College of Music

Songs by Three Teachers of the Royal College of Music

Songs by three teachers of the Royal College of Music (Ireland, Howells and Horowitz) and piano solos by Lambert, a student of the Royal College of Music, are contrasted with the germanic sparkle of Richard Strauss' songs and rarely heard piano pieces by Paderewski... 

Free Historical Walking Tours of the Royal Mile

Free Historical Walking Tours of the Royal Mile

This tour is a brilliant way to explore the history of Edinburgh’s famous Royal Mile. You’re given an extensive overview of the whole Royal Mile covering Castle Hill, Lawn Market, the High street, Canongate and Abbey Strand... 

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Ticket and Dining at Pommery Bar

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Ticket and Dining at Pommery Bar

Only eight nights available for the Pommery Champagne Café Bar Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo ticket and dining packages. What could be a more fitting setting for a meal before the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo? The Pommery Bar is just footsteps from the Castle Esplanade and an informal three course dining experience with a Pommery champagne cocktail is the perfect accompaniment... 

Virgin Money Fringe on The Royal Mile

Virgin Money Fringe on The Royal Mile

Watch free previews of hundreds of Fringe shows. See world-class street performers, buskers and entertainers of every talent imaginable perform daily on Edinburgh's historic Royal Mile... 

Hidden Gardens of the Royal Mile

Hidden Gardens of the Royal Mile

Discover a little-known side of Edinburgh's Old Town in this very popular walking tour. Few people associate Edinburgh's Old Town with greenery. Yet behind historic buildings there are a surprising number of small gardens and green nooks and crannies waiting to be explored, all with a story to tell... 

Royal Winnipeg Ballet

Royal Winnipeg Ballet

The decadence and debauchery of turn-of-the-century Paris provided a rich setting for Baz Luhrmann’s wildly inspired 2001 film, “Moulin Rouge.” In 2009, this company loosely adapted the premise to the stage and has toured it since... 

Royal Mile Book Fringe

Royal Mile Book Fringe

Join the banter with some of the most outspoken writers in independent Scottish publishing. Featuring debates and discussions with Lesley Riddoch, Alan Riach, Alexander Moffat and more... 

Virgin Money Fringe on The Royal Mile

Virgin Money Fringe on The Royal Mile

Watch free previews of hundreds of Fringe shows. See world-class street performers, buskers and entertainers of every talent imaginable perform daily on Edinburgh's historic Royal Mile... 

Hidden Gardens of the Royal Mile

Hidden Gardens of the Royal Mile

Discover unexpected gardens and green nooks and crannies behind the historic buildings of Edinburgh's Old Town, all with a story to tell. Popular walking tour, one mile easy pavement walking, some cobbled surfaces... 

Hidden Gardens of the Royal Mile

Hidden Gardens of the Royal Mile

Discover a little-known side of Edinburgh's Old Town. Behind historic buildings, explore the surprising number of green nooks and crannies, all with a story to tell. Booking essential for this sell-out tour... 

Free History Walking Tours of the Royal Mile

Free History Walking Tours of the Royal Mile

Experienced local guides show you historic places of the Royal Mile, its buildings, narrow closes and secret gardens, describing how its people lived and died, its famous characters and events...