Fergus Linehan

Linehan to leave EIF

Linehan to leave EIF

EIF announces hunt to successor

Fergus Linehan is to leave “the best job in the world” at the Edinburgh International Festival in September 2022 after completing eight years as its Festival Director.

July 20, 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
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
EIF Returns

EIF Returns

Live performance in outdoor venues for August 2021

The EIF has announced that it will definitely take place this August 2021, and that it will add three temporary outdoor pavilions to its existing venues.

April 13, 2021 | By | Reply More
Scottish Ballet’s Coppelia for EIF 2022

Scottish Ballet’s Coppelia for EIF 2022

Jess & Morgs to explore relationship with reality

Scottish Ballet is creating a new ballet of Coppelia, choreographed and directed by UK-based duo Jess & Morgs to Delibes’ score, to be premiered at the Edinburgh International Festival in 2022.

February 1, 2021 | By | Reply More
Support for theatre fund

Support for theatre fund

Theatre leaders’ positive response to £10M fund:

The Scottish theatre sector has, unsurprisingly, welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement of a £10 million Performing Arts Venues Relief fund for venues hit by the ongoing impact of Covid-19.

July 4, 2020 | By | Reply More
All five August Fests off

All five August Fests off

All Edinburgh’s August 2020 festivals have been pulled:

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh International Festival, Book Festival, Art Festival and the Royal Edinburgh Military Tatttoo will not be held in 2020.

April 1, 2020 | By | Reply More
Festivals respond to Covid-19

Festivals respond to Covid-19

EIF & EdFringe issue Coronavirus updates:

Edinburgh’s August festivals are set to continue as planned according to the statements from The Edinburgh International Festival and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society today (Friday 13 March 2020).

March 13, 2020 | By | Reply More
Linehan Extends Contract at EIF

Linehan Extends Contract at EIF

EIF director extends to 2022:

Fergus Linehan, has extended his contract as director of the EIF until 2022, promising to “developing new initiatives that will support the continued growth and development” of the festival.

November 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
EIF seek Shadow Director

EIF seek Shadow Director

Major mentoring opportunity with EIF:
The Edinburgh International Festival has launched a new mentoring programme for people who are looking to develop their careers as programmers, producers or cultural managers.

May 12, 2017 | By | Reply More