Until 6 Oct
Capital Theatres has launched a Crowdfunder campaign and petition in an urgent appeal for support to prevent the closure of Edinburgh’s King’s and Festival theatres.
In a defiant response to the Covid crisis, Edinburgh International Festival brought together a comprehensive collection of major performances on its YouTube channel from a variety of premier international and Scottish artists, together with major national commissions and special light installations in the Festival’s regular venues across the capital.
Edinburgh International Film Festival has launched a monthly drive-in cinema at Edinburgh Airport showing at weekends for the rest of the year, featuring up to four screenings a day.
£168,000 of National Lottery emergency support has been granted to three Edinburgh theatres facing enormous revenue losses.
Proving that limitations can actually be a boon to creativity, Scottish Ballet have been busy developing and extending their range of community projects throughout the pandemic lockdown. Staff, crew and talent have been stretching their skills and imagination with a swathe of inventive missions. Their ever popular online digital health classes have ballooned, helping the
A season of fifty short digital artworks from Scotland’s National Theatre features several of Scotland’s best-known actors working from isolation on new scripts, in support of a hardship fund for the many in the performing arts affected adversely by the Covid crisis.
Online festival, 24 Jun – 5 Jul
Edinburgh International Film Festival is the world’s oldest continually-running film festival and this year moves online with #EdFilmFestAtHome, showing the best upcoming cinema including fascinating previews and big names in discussion.
Online festival, 19 -20 Jun
Scotland’s Festival of Dance on Screen, combining choreography and moving image, presents an online programme showcasing work connecting local, national and international artists to audiences.
First performed at the 2019 Glasgow Cathedral Festival (GCF), Dhatu by Edwin Hillier has been announced as the winner of the Electroacoustic / Sound Artwork category in the fourth annual Scottish Awards for New Music.
The Royal Scottish National Orchestra has launched never-before-seen concert footage as part of their new online ‘RSNO Friday Night Club’, enabling people to enjoy music while staying at home.
26 – 31 Mar
Note: cancelled due to public health situation. James MacMillan’s landmark setting of the dying words of Jesus Christ, Seven Last Words from the Cross will be performed by the Scottish Ensemble and Dunedin Consort in the former’s 50th anniversary year, across Scotland and in London.
19, 22 Mar
Note: cancelled due to public health situation. The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra performs ‘one of the most beautiful, most moving and in its own way most profoundly spiritual choral works of the 19th century’, by Johannes Brahms, alongside avant-garde master Luigi Nono’s visionary orchestral-electronic ‘Per Bastiana Tai-Yang Cheng’.