- 26 April 2013 - Fergus Linehan appointed new Director of Edinburgh International Festival as of October 2014
- 18 July 2012 - Edinburgh International Festival is looking for Festival Bloggers
- 14 March 2012 - Edinburgh International Festival announces 2012 Season
- 14 March 2012 - Line up announced for Edinburgh International Festival 2012
- 16 March 2011 - Interview with Jonathan Mills: “What Europe needs is initiative”
- 16 November 2009 - Edinburgh International Festival attends seminar on “European Festivals”
- 11 August 2009 - iCalendar for Edinburgh International Festival 09 out now
- 15 July 2009 - Edinburgh International Festival 09: Gate | Friel season discount
- 15 July 2009 - Actus tragicus competition at Festival 09
- 15 July 2009 - One month until the beginning of Edinburgh International Festival 09
- 08 April 2009 - Tickets now on sale for Edinburgh International Festival 2009 – the world on stage in Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh International Festival
Every August, the Edinburgh International Festival transforms one of the world's most beautiful cities, presenting three exhilarating weeks of the finest creators and performers from the worlds of the arts - for everyone.
Edinburgh's six major theatres and concert halls, a few smaller venues and often some unconventional ones too, come alive with the best classical music, theatre, opera, dance and visual art from around the globe.
The atmosphere in the city is something special. The Daily Telegraph said - ‘not just the most thrilling, beguiling, preposterously enjoyable place on Earth; it is also wonderfully addictive.' Or as The Spectator suggested, ‘you can sleep in September'.
Outside the buzz of those three weeks the Festival has a year-round programme of education and outreach work, aimed at all ages from primary school pupils to adults.
Festival 2012 runs from 9 August to 2 September. Visit our website eif.co.uk for details of the Festival programme.
Each EFA member manages its own Calendar. In case there is no programme availabable for this year, please visit the festival's own website.
The Edinburgh International Festival has been connecting audiences and artists for over sixty years.
Founded in 1947, the Festival grew out of the rubble of the Second World War with the aim of providing 'a platform for the flowering of the human spirit'. This belief in the power of the arts to nurture and transform lies at the heart of the Festival's mission today.
The Festival inspired people to put on shows of their own right from the start, and these grew into the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Since then more festivals have grown up around it in August and early September, as well as at other times of year. There are now 12 major annual festivals in Edinburgh, the Festival City.
The Edinburgh International Festival was the first of its kind. Today there are major festivals around the world modeled on the Edinburgh International Festival and the extraordinary experiences it creates for both audiences and artists.