City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Visiting Edinburgh


Edinburgh International Festival

The flagship Edinburgh International Festival (EIF), a high-brow assembly of some of the world's best music, opera, theatre, and dance companies, was launched in 1947 as a stage for peace and unity in Europe after the Second World War. It was out of the Festival that the now massive Edinburgh Fringe sprung and grew in subsequent years.

Video: Max Richter's Recomposed: Vivaldi - The Four Seasons

Max Richter talks about his re-composing of Vivaldi's Four Seasons which is being performed at the Edinburgh International Festival 2015.

Video: 50 Years of the Edinburgh Festival Chorus

The amateur chorus Edinburgh Festival Chorus celebrates its 50th in August 2015.

Here's some of the participants talking about why the chorus is so special.

Edinburgh International Festival 2015 Programme Launched

Festival Director Fergus Linehan Credit Stuart Armitt - sma.jpg

The new Edinburgh International Festival Director Fergus Linehan, today unveiled his first programme with a strong theatrical line-up and a foray into pop.

Video: Edinburgh International Festival 2015 Trailer

The trailer for the Edinburgh International Festival 2015. The programme for the EIF 2015 was launched today.

Spamalot, Edinburgh Playhouse, 2015, Review

Opening with the kind of musical build-up that grace productions of a certain age, ‘Spamalot’ signalled that it definitely isn’t that kind of musical.

Imaginate Festival

Touring children's theatre festival, taking place each summer, with around 15 or so productions in various venues across the city. Imaginate brings together shows by top international performers as well as Scottish theatre companies, for an audience that ranges in age from babies to 16-year-olds.

Imaginate Festival Launches 2015 Programme

It’s almost that exciting time of year again when the best of international children’s theatre comes to town through the Imaginate Fest

Summerhall Live Music Prog 'Nothing Ever Happens Here...' Opening March

Summerhall in Edinburgh presents a new regular live music programme Nothing Ever Happens Here... in its 450 capacity Dissection Room platforming local and touring bands starting on 26th March 2015.

Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story on Stage, Playhouse, Review

A sexy, feel good morality play!