Performing Arts News

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

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.

Scottish Opera

Scottish Opera Issues a Primary Challenge

Scottish Opera and University of Edinburgh are seeking a Challenge Respondent to help harness data and develop a digital evaluation tool for Scottish Opera’s long-established Primary Schools Tour.

Knights Theatre - Jennie Lee: Tomorrow is a New Day. Illustration Jamie Max

The Scottish Story of a True Social Pioneer

As part of International Women’s Day, Dundee-based theatre company Knight’s Theatre is celebrating the legacy of the 20th-century Labour MP and Scottish political pioneer Jennie Lee.

Brunton Theatre's Magic of Mendelssohn: Balazs Renczes (cello), Abigail Young (violin) and Graeme McNaught (piano)

The Brunton Brings On The Music

From its Musselburgh, East Lothian base, The Brunton is presenting a series of three concerts (streamed as live) in partnership with the Lammermuir Festival and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, allowing music-lovers to enjoy concerts in their homes.

An Tobar presents Strange Rocks by Oliver Emmanuel

An Tobar Plays Again Online

An Tobar on the Isle of Mull is repeating two plays first presented last October as part of its Emergence season which were staged and filmed for a digital run.

Celtic Connections

Glasgow Makes the Connection Online

Glasgow’s annual folk, roots and world music festival has announced its full programme of top-quality online events with renowned performers.