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The Edinburgh International Festival exists to bring world-leading artists together with audiences

This year we will be celebrating 75 years of the International Festival with world premieres, bold collaborations and world-renowned artists in Edinburgh’s iconic theatres and concert halls. The festival is taking place from 5-28 August, tickets go on sale to all from 8 April. Discover the best artists from opera, music, theatre & dance on the world’s greatest stage. 5-28 August 2022.

About The Edinburgh International Festival

The Edinburgh International Festival was the inspired idea of Rudolf Bing, then the General Manager of Glyndebourne Opera, Henry Harvey Wood, the Head of the British Council in Scotland, and leaders from the City of Edinburgh. It was established in 1947 as a world-class cultural event to bring together audiences and artists from around the world, and over 70 years have gone from strength to strength.

For three weeks in August, Scotland’s capital becomes an unparalleled celebration of the performing arts and an annual meeting point for people of all nations. The International Festival presents a programme featuring the finest performers and ensembles from the worlds of dance, opera, music and theatre.

Our impact extends beyond the annual programme: our community learning and engagement and professional development programmes run throughout the year, reaching the widest possible audiences and contributing to the cultural and social life of Edinburgh and Scotland.

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