Friday 10 August - Sunday
2 September 2007
Edinburgh International Festival
International Festival presents a rich programme
of classical music, theatre,
opera and dance in six
major theatres and concert halls and a number of smaller
venues, over a three-week period in late summer each year.
In addition to mounting
the annual three week programme of events, the Festival
has a year-round programme of education and outreach work,
aimed at all ages from primary school pupils to adults.
The Festival began
in 1947, with the aim of providing 'a platform for the
flowering of the human spirit'. Right from the start it
inspired people to put on shows of their own outwith the
official Festival, and soon these grew into the Edinburgh
Festival Fringe. Since then half a dozen or so more festivals
have grown up around it in August and early September,
and collectively these are often know as 'the Edinburgh
All artists and companies
in the Festival appear at the invitation of the Festival
Director. As the promoter of the event, the Festival’s
budget covers all of the costs associated with delivering
the programme including artists’ fees and travel,
venue hire and promotion of the event. The Festival, which
is a registered charity (a not-for-profit organisation),
is solely responsible for raising income from ticket sales,
fundraising and sponsorship, which along with public sector
grants, cover these costs.
The key venues used
are the Usher Hall (capacity 2,300), the Festival Theatre
(1,800), The Edinburgh Playhouse (2,900), the King’s
Theatre (1,300), the Royal Lyceum Theatre (650), The Queen’s
Hall (920) and The Hub (420).
Edinburgh International Festival Schedule Programme
Festival 2007 is
on its way!
Friday 10 August - Sunday 2 September 2007
Three weeks of outstanding performances
from the world's greatest artists, orchestras and companies
in one of the world's most beautiful cities. The Edinburgh
International Festival has it all - great music from around
the world and around the corner, major new theatre works,
celebrated opera productions and dance ranging from cutting
edge contemporary to classical ballet. The only problem
you'll have is choosing what to do!
An extra weekend for 2007
Wednesday 28 March 2007 - programme
launched. Come back for all the details.
We are offering
this exciting event in 2007
more informationon 2007 Edinburgh International Festival,
please contact one of our consultant