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Playhouse to reopen

Playhouse to reopen

Venue sets September 5 opening date

The Edinburgh Playhouse is to reopen at full capacity on Sunday 5 September 2021 – after 536 days of being dark – with two performances of Shagged, Married, Annoyed with Chris & Rosie Ramsey.

August 26, 2021 | By | Reply More
Save the Fringe

Save the Fringe

Year-round Fringe centre part of £7.5 million campaign

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society is to include a year-round fringe centre in Edinburgh as part of a £7.5 million “Save the Fringe” fundraising campaign to secure its long-term revival after Covid.

August 24, 2021 | By | Reply More
Physical distancing lifted – official responses

Physical distancing lifted – official responses

Theatres and events respond to physical distancing news

The announcement in Holyrood on Tuesday that, if all goes according to plan, physical distancing will be completely lifted on Monday 9 August 2021 has been welcomed by Edinburgh’s theatres and events organisers.

June 24, 2021 | By | Reply More
Theatres’ opening hope…

Theatres’ opening hope…

Will two-metre distancing go on August 9?

Edinburgh’s theatres are facing the real prospect of being able re-open, after the Scottish Government amended its roadmap out of Covid, so it will now remove all physical distancing measures from Monday August 9 2021.

June 24, 2021 | By | Reply More
Gen Z goes live

Gen Z goes live

Strange Town returns to live with multi-artform production

Leading Scottish youth company, Edinburgh’s Strange Town, is returning to live performance with Generation Z: The Future is Unwritten – a hybrid production featuring over 120 young people.

June 12, 2021 | By | Reply More
EAS Goes Live

EAS Goes Live

Adaptation of Lysistrata to get two hybrid perfs

Edinburgh Acting School is planning to stage two live hybrid performances, both in-person and streamed online, of Ellen McLaughlin’s adaptation of Aristophanes’ Lysistrata.

June 8, 2021 | By | Reply More
Extra covid relief for culture

Extra covid relief for culture

Forbes confirms “up to £40m” for Culture

The Scottish government has announced further Covid relief of “up to £40 million” for the culture sector, of which £25 million is earmarked for venues.

June 3, 2021 | By | Reply More
EIF Indoors & Out

EIF Indoors & Out

EIF 2021 programme announced

The Edinburgh International Festival has announced its full programme of events for 2021, which will include theatre at the Traverse and Lyceum, opera at the Festival Theatre and a free opening event at the Botanics.

June 2, 2021 | By | Reply More
Theatres can reopen

Theatres can reopen

Limited reopening set for Monday May 17

Theatres will be allowed to reopen, albeit with strict social distancing requirements and limited audiences, from Monday May 17 2021 as most of Scotland moves into Level 2 of Covid lockdown.

May 11, 2021 | By | Reply More
EdFringe sets dates

EdFringe sets dates

EdFringe adds Fringe Player & opens registration May 5

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society has announced that show registration for the 2021 fringe will open on May 5 and that participants can use a new Fringe Player to share productions online.

April 14, 2021 | By | Reply More