City of Edinburgh Council has approved the restoration of the former Royal High School, architect Thomas Hamilton’s iconic building on Calton Hill, as the National Centre for Music.
Join us as we highlight the news from the world of music, opera, dance theatre and film.
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.
Edinburgh’s Institut Français is getting into the live music act with the opening of the 2021-2022 Salons en Musique season.
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra has returned to live music-making with performances throughout Scotland.
The Scottish International Storytelling Festival returns with an extended hybrid programme – its most diverse yet.
The National Theatre of Scotland hits the road with The Enemy, a Scottish take on the Henrik Ibsen play An Enemy of the People about truth, power and deception.
The Brunton in Musselburgh has two special screenings of performance films – Dangerous Liaisons and Romeo and Juliet.
The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra celebrates its 25th anniversary at Edinburgh’s Queens Hall with a programme drawn from almost 100 years of jazz and the classical and Scottish traditions.
Now an established part of the city’s cultural landscape, the fifth Glasgow Cathedral Festival will offer a line-up showcasing the best of Scottish artistic talent.
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.
Edinburgh’s Queen’s Hall has announced its schedule for the coming months, from 22nd August.
The Brunton is heading out to Musselburgh Racecourse for a summer of outdoor theatre as part of its Festival Fringe programme.
Scottish Opera, Citizens Theatre and Scottish Ensemble are mounting a month-long outdoor festival of live theatre, music and opera.
Scottish Opera is back on the road with Pop-up Opera, bringing to life five hit productions by Gilbert & Sullivan.
Eden Court Theatre in Inverness has begun the opening month of its flagship Under Canvas outdoor festival, held in a spectacular new tent.
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.
The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow has launched its new theatre productions for its summer season.
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.
The Festival and King’s Theatres in Edinburgh have announced their first shows for over a year, playing to limited-capacity audiences to maintain social distancing.
The beautiful setting of Paxton House in the Scottish Borders is the backdrop to a ten-day programme of sumptuous chamber music in July.
Scottish National Jazz Orchestra (SNJO) is showing an online concert series mixing live, newly-arranged music with live painting by artist Maria Rud.
The current Brunton Classical Online Series rounds-off with soprano Rowan Pierce, accompanied by pianist Christopher Glynn.
Live performances during this year’s Edinburgh International Festival will be staged in three temporary outdoor pavilions around the capital, designed especially for live performance.
Two of Scotland’s top chamber ensembles’ performance of Arvo Pärt’s ‘Passio…’ at St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Edinburgh will be available to see and hear online.