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Edinburgh Festival

TWITTERING about the Edinburgh festivals.


Edinburgh Festivals

CLEARING house for all the capital's festivals.


Edinburgh Festival Fringe

180 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1QS

0226 0026

THE world's largest arts festival takes place in August. Anyone interested in performing should check out The Edinburgh Fringe Survival Guide, its associated Edinburgh Fringe Survival Guide website and associated blog.


Edinburgh International Festival

The Hub, Castlehill, Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2NE

0131 473 2000

PRESTIGIOUS world-class festival of theatre, dance and music, takes place in August. Jonathan Mills replaced Brian McMaster as artistic director in October 2006. EIF Flickr site.

Articles: Variety (27 March 2009); The Guardian (17 March 2010); Variety (17 March 2010); Scotland on Sunday (21 March 2010);


Edinburgh's Hogmanay

BRITAIN'S largest New Year festival features street theatre and other performances.


Edinburgh Mela

FESTIVAL in Leith early September.


Festivals Edinburgh

CO-ORDINATING body for the capital city's many festivals from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to Edinburgh's Hogmanay.


Glasgow International Comedy Festival

CITYWIDE gag fest, featuring local, national and international names. Some theatre programming.


Imaginate Festival

45a George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2HT

0131 225 8050

IMPORTANT May festival taking place in several Edinburgh theatres.

Reviews: The Scotsman (13 May 2010);


Leith Festival

32 New Kirkgate, Leith EH6 6AB

COMMUNITY festival with some theatre and comedy in June.


Manipulate – Visual Theatre Festival

Puppet Animation Scotland, Summerhall, 1 Summerhall, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL

0131 560 1298

INTERNATIONAL performances and workshops aimed at adult audiences and practitioners. Previously at Dundee Rep, now at the Traverse, Edinburgh in February.

Articles: The Guardian (11 February 2009);

Street arts and theatre

Merchant City Festival

UZ Events, 125–129 High Street, Glasgow G1 1PH

0141 552 6027

MULTI-arts festival in July in Glasgow's city centre. Myspace page.


Nairn Book and Arts Festival

Hilton, Lochloy Road, Nairn, IV12 5AF

01667 451804

SOME drama is included in this annual June event.


Puppet Animation Festival

Puppet Animation Scotland, Summerhall, 1 Summerhall, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL

0131 560 1298

EXTENSIVE theatre and film festival for children stretching across Scotland every April.


Scottish International Storytelling Festival

Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SR

0131 557 5724

AUTUMN celebration of the oral tradition.


Take Me Somewhere


ENTERPRISING festival set up in 2017 to help fill the gap left by the demise of the Arches.


West End Festival

JUNE arts festival in Glasgow's fashionable West End.

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