Performing Arts News

Join us as we highlight the news from the world of music, opera, dance theatre and film.

A Midsummer Nights Dream. Image Scottish Opera.

Scottish Opera Sings Into Action

Scottish Opera’s Spring Season includes works by Benjamin Britten, Wolfgang Mozart, Rachmaninov, and Stravinsky, a new Opera Highlights production touring nationwide, complemented by new on-screen commissions.

Hannah Rarity at the Opening Concert, 20th January. Image Gaelle Beri

Celtic Connections 2022 Takes Centre-Stage

This year’s Celtic Connections programme promises a vibrant mix of lively in-person concerts, intimate-scale filmed sessions, an exciting digital programme and a number of talks and exhibitions, in all involving more than 500 artists.

Film still from Cauleen Smith’s H-E-L-L-O

Calling Home from Collective Edinburgh

The Scottish premiere of H-E-L-L-O by the American born filmmaker and multimedia artist Cauleen Smith opens the 2022 programme at Collective in Edinburgh.

Scottish Ensemble

Scottish Ensemble’s Return to Common Ground

Scottish Ensemble returns to the stage at four locations across Scotland for the first time since the pandemic with an event combining music and discussion exploring the importance of live performance, in which audiences are invited to take an active part.

Jessie Buckley and Josh O'Connor play Juliet and Romeo in the National Theatre 's production

Double Liaisons at The Brunton

The Brunton in Musselburgh has two special screenings of performance films – Dangerous Liaisons and Romeo and Juliet.

Journey to the East

Take a Journey to the Inner ‘East’

The inaugural Journey to the East Festival 2021 brings together top contemporary performance and dance performers over an August weekend at Tramway, CCA Glasgow and other venues.

Fife-based musician and East Neuk Festival Arts Activist David Behrens at Lady’s Tower near Elie in Scotland © East Neuk Festival

Songs and Pictures at East Neuk Festival

This year’s East Neuk Festival in Fife comprises ticketed indoor concerts for socially-distanced audiences in a converted barn, plus outdoor events and online performances, and a touring van.

St Luke’s is Glasgow’s Jazz Host

Glasgow venue Saint Luke’s will host a series of special performances by emerging and established jazz musicians at this year’s digital Glasgow Jazz Festival.