Keynote Talk: Gordon Brown

Keynote Talk: Gordon Brown

‘The world as it is and the world as it can be’. 

Assembly Hall

Assembly Hall

SCOTTISH PREMIERE The boundaries between reality and myth crumble in Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young’s imaginative new dance work. 

The Marriage of Figaro Backstage Tour

The Marriage of Figaro Backstage Tour

An exclusive event for our members. 

The Marriage of Figaro

The Marriage of Figaro

UK PRODUCTION PREMIEREThe acclaimed Komische Oper Berlin and director Kirill Serebrennikov, known for his daring, satirical productions, present Mozart’s iconic comic opera. 

Keynote Talk: Akala

Keynote Talk: Akala

Find solidarity in understanding the world we live in with the British Hip hop artist, author and social entrepreneur. 

Backstage Tour - Carmen

Backstage Tour - Carmen

An exclusive event for our members. 

Carmen

Carmen

UK PRODUCTION PREMIERE The most popular French opera in the world comes to the International Festival direct from Opéra-Comique – the Parisian opera house where it all began. 

Hamilton

Hamilton

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s multi-award-winning cultural phenomenon Hamilton is touring the UK for the very first time in 2023/2024 and is coming to the Festival Theatre for a 9-week se… 

On Before Carlos Acosta

On Before Carlos Acosta

For charisma, no other male dancer can beat Carlos Acosta, one of the greatest classical dancers of our times, still spell-binding at fifty. 

Cinders!

Cinders!

Is Cinders a male or a female? Audiences won’t know until the curtain rises on a particular night. 

Cinders!

Cinders!

Scottish Ballet’s festive favourite returns for the winter season with a new name, glittering new designs, and a charming twist to the tale. 

Dracula: Mina's Reckoning

Dracula: Mina's Reckoning

What would you do if you were offered god-like powers? That's the final dilemma faced by Mina in this adaptation of the Dracula story by Morna Pearson. 

Mathew Bourne's  Romeo +  Juliet

Mathew Bourne's Romeo + Juliet

Rape, homophobic bullying, knife crime and murder in a mental health/correctional institute, Mathew Bourne’s Romeo+Juliet is probably the most shocking and bold of his re-imaginin… 

Anoushka Shankar

Anoushka Shankar

The Grammy Award®-nominated, genre-defying artist returns to the International Festival following her acclaimed performance in 2017. 

John Cale

John Cale

Avant-garde and provocative, John Cale inspires and amazes with his innovative and radical album, Mercy. 

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater – Programme 2

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater – Programme 2

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performs an evening of beloved classics choreographed by their game-changing founder. 

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater – Programme 1

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater – Programme 1

The legendary American dance company dazzles with technical brilliance and passionate energy, bringing audiences to their feet at every performance. 

Supporter Event: The Threepenny Opera Backstage Tour

Supporter Event: The Threepenny Opera Backstage Tour

An exclusive event for members and supporters of Edinburgh International Festival. 

The Threepenny Opera

The Threepenny Opera

There are many aspects to the brilliance of this show, but the greatest revelation is the singing. 

Mariza

Mariza

The queen of Portuguese fado mesmerises with her remarkable singing, charismatic stage presence and powerful blend of traditional and contemporary song forms. 

Chapter 3: The Brutal Journey of the Heart

Chapter 3: The Brutal Journey of the Heart

Nine dancers move hypnotically in a work exploring the highs and lows of love and relationships. 

Lady Blackbird

Lady Blackbird

Lady Blackbird artfully combines soulful jazz and upbeat power ballads to create music to empower and inspire. 

Trojan Women

Trojan Women

Euripides’ classic Greek tragedy is breathtakingly reimagined by 25 singers, actors and musicians in this epic production from the National Changgeuk Company of Korea. 

Cécile McLorin Salvant: Ogresse

Cécile McLorin Salvant: Ogresse

The UK premiere of Ogresse, a new musical journey of myth and song created by Grammy® Award-winner Cécile McLorin Salvant. 

Ballet Black: Pioneers

Ballet Black: Pioneers

Pioneers: Ballet Black is an inspired pairing of dance pieces, both in terms of subject matter and in their exploratory choreography. 

Scottish Ballet: A Streetcar Named Desire

Scottish Ballet: A Streetcar Named Desire

This stunning production is an ideal example of how to use the unique ability of dance to emphasise and refocus on different aspects of a classic drama. 

Scottish Ballet - A Streetcar Named Desire

Scottish Ballet - A Streetcar Named Desire

  • Listing
  • Dance Physical Theatre and Circus
  • UK Regional & Tours
  • Multiple Venues
  • 13th Apr - 30th Jun 2023

Scottish Ballet’s hugely popular, award-winning production of A Streetcar Named Desire returns to Scotland for the first time since 2015, touring to Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen … 

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty

The subtitle A Gothic Romance is added to Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty for a good reason. 

Scottish Ballet - The Snow Queen

Scottish Ballet - The Snow Queen

Magic, glitter, snowflake fairies, Jack Frosts, snow wolves and innocent love winning out, what more could you want? Circus acts, Romani travellers? A revival of its 2019 productio… 

Jungle Book reimagined

Jungle Book reimagined

Breathtaking projections of animation by YeastCulture steal this show and a set which is largely conveyed by lighting. 

A Little Life

A Little Life

Acclaimed director Ivo van Hove adapts Hanya Yanagihara’s novel for the theatre, crafting a deeply moving performance of epic proportions. 

Coppélia

Coppélia

An electrifying production, Scottish Ballet’s Coppélia, reimagined with robots and a new story that only nods to the original, is not just for sci-fi fans but addresses the seri… 

Members Event: Backstage Tour of Rusalka

Members Event: Backstage Tour of Rusalka

An exclusive event for members of the Edinburgh International Festival. 

Rusalka

Rusalka

A new production of Dvořák’s opera featuring Natalya Romaniw comes to the International Festival, with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Douglas Boyd and Garsington Opera. 

The Scandal at Mayerling

The Scandal at Mayerling

Powerful psychodrama elevates Scottish Ballet’s The Scandal at Mayerling from what might have been mere melodrama, a skull and pistol its signature symbols, into an outstandingly… 

NDT2: The Big Crying, Simple Things, Impasse

NDT2: The Big Crying, Simple Things, Impasse

The convulsive pain of grief, a languorous classical quartet and an exuberant party piece undercut with darkness; these three pieces superbly contrast each other in mood and style,… 

SIX

SIX

The international, multi-award-winning smash hit musical SIX is making a royal return. 

Scottish Ballet’s The Nutcracker

Scottish Ballet’s The Nutcracker

Snow falling, Christmas baubles, glitz and magic - Scottish Ballet’s The Nutcracker to Tchaikovsky performed by the company’s live orchestra is like a box of chocolate treats. 

Starstruck: Scottish Ballet

Starstruck: Scottish Ballet

Glitz and glamour, fun and frolics, Scottish Ballet’s Starstruck is a delight, just what we need after 18 months of closed theatres. 

Daniel Sloss: HUBRIS

Daniel Sloss: HUBRIS

Daniel’s 11th new show became the world’s first big post-pandemic live tour, selling over 40,000 tickets in Australia in April alone. 

Scottish Ballet: The Snow Queen

Scottish Ballet: The Snow Queen

A wintry tale of fire and ice where selfless love wins, The Snow Queen, choreographed by Christopher Hampson, is a dangerous journey encountering bandits and snow creatures. 

The Stornoway Way

The Stornoway Way

“We do not live in the back of beyond, we live in the very heart of beyond,” argues Roman Stornoway, a struggling musician and the central protagonist in Kevin MacNeil’s thea… 

Scottish Ballet Cinderella

Scottish Ballet Cinderella

Stylish, elegant and magical, Scottish Ballet's Cinderella, choreographed by Christopher Hampson, at times takes one's breath away. 

Autobiography

Autobiography

Blinding with science comes to mind in Autobiography, choreographed by Wayne McGregor. 

Rite of Spring

Rite of Spring

Luscious colours, hypnotic dance, the exotic (to westerners) Chinese/Tibetan interpretation of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring should make Yang Liping’s Peacock Contemporary Dance … 

Eugene Onegin

Eugene Onegin

Staging is the star in Barrie Kosky’s take on Eugene Onegin.