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. Read more …
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'.
EIF not for you? Think again.
Spectacular lightshow run
World Shakespeare Festival to bring Bard to Edinburgh International Festival 2012
INsider Launch--Edinburgh International Festival's members scheme
Something wicked this way comes
Timeless & Uncharted Seas @ Royal Lyceum Theatre
TR Warszawa's 2008: Macbeth relocates the Scottish Play to Iraq
Dance icon Deborah Colker brings Tatyana to 2012 Edinburgh International Festival
On your marks, get set, glow for light fantastic
Sergio Diaz of Ballet Preljocaj discusses the company performances at EIF
Swiss My Fair Lady: Just you wait for this new 'Enry 'Iggins
Wonderland from Vanishing Point theatre deals in pornography and voyeurism
Multiple venues. Check the website for event and venue details., from Thursday August 9, 2012, until Sunday September 2, 2012.