City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News

National Theatre of Scotland Announces £5.8m Permanent H.Q. in Glasgow

In its brief, nine year history The National Theatre of Scotland (NTS) has become a major theatrical producing force on the Scottish, UK and international stage, with a reputation as a creator of worl

Royal Lyceum Theatre Christmas Show Announced

It’s only March, but already the Lyceum has Christmas in its sights!

The Steamie, Brunton Theatre, Review

Tony Roper’s play is the star of this personality-packed show, and the sell-out audience at Brunton hangs on to every word.

Hedda Gabler, Royal Lyceum Theatre, Review

As we learn, in a rather sinister fashion, that ‘games have consequences’, a fresh eye and a lighter touch nevertheless exposes the absurd in Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler.

National Theatre’s "Curious Incident" Coming To Edinburgh

The National Theatre’s multi award-winning production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time makes its Scottish debut at the Festival Theatre in Edinburgh this Spring as part of

The Day the Pope Emptied Croy, Traverse Theatre, Review


On the day of Pope John Paul XXIII’s visit to Glasgow, Barr and Ranald are busy attempting to steal the communion chalice from a Catholic church in Croy.

The Producers, Festival Theatre, Review

The Producers

Sterling cast ‘produces’ the goods at the Festival Theatre.

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Rudyard Kipling, Brunton Theatre, Review


Robert Powell delivers a gentle evening’s entertainment recounting the life of writer and poet Rudyard Kipling, accompanied by live music of the period.

An American in Paris Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Usher Hall, Review

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Peter Oundjian's opening remarks focussed us on a programme by American composers.

Scottish Ballet: A Streetcar Named Desire, Festival Theatre, Review

Eve Mutso as Blance DuBois

Scottish Ballet adapts Tennessee Williams' classic play into a piece with movement, mime and music.

The Strange Case of Jekyll & Hyde, Traverse Theatre, Review

Lung Ha Theatre Company and Drake Music Scotland have together pulled off an atmospheric reworking of RL Stevenson’s, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

Leviathan, Traverse Theatre, Review

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The new season of A Play, A Pie and A Pint at The Traverse has opened with Matthew Trevannion’s Leviathan in collaboration with Sherman Cymru, bringing lunchtime theatre back with a brutally honest po

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

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

The Harmonium Project Opens the Festival

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This year’s Edinburgh International Festival opens with a large, free, public outdoor event which sees a spectacular digitally animated artwork projected onto the front of the Usher Hall, set to music

Video: Edinburgh International Festival 2015 Trailer

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

Scottish Chamber Orchestra launches its 2015/16 Season

Principal Conductor Robin Ticciati celebrates Johannes Brahms, including performances of all four symphonies and Ein deutsches Requiem,

125th Birthday for Scotland’s National Orchestra

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra is to embark on a two-season quasquicentennial anniversary celebration:

Thomas Dausgaard announced as Chief Conductor-Designate of BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

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The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra has appointed a new Chief Conductor as it launches the 2015/16 season, which also sees it celebrate its 80th birthday.

The History Boys, King's Theatre, Review

Alan Bennett is the darling of British theatre and The History Boys, a comedy-drama, is one of his most popular plays.