Performing Arts

Join us as we highlight the news and reviews from the world of music, opera, dance theatre, screenings and more.
Maurizio Reyes

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.

Celtic Connections, Transatlantic Sessions: Glasgow band, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Celtic Connections’ Online Atlantic Crossing

Review: Available to view until 6th February, Celtic Connections’ Transatlantic Sessions are a long-standing high point of Glasgow’s folk and roots music festival – this year online, but the performances nonetheless sparkling.

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.

Screenshot of The King's Theatre Edinburgh 360deg Tour

View the King’s in 360 Degrees

Edinburgh’s King’s Theatre has published its first interactive walk-through allowing you to explore front and backstage of the historic venue.

Field Music, Kelvingrove, Glasgow, 01 02 20

Glasgow Makes the Connection Online

Glasgow’s annual folk, roots and world music festival is set to go ‘digital-first’ in January, with a full programme of top-quality events with renowned performers, set to be announced on 2nd Dec.

Edinburgh International Festival 2020, 'My Light Shines On'

Over One Million Arts Lovers Embrace My Light Shines On

Review: 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.

Rishan Benjamin on set for Frontiers, part of Scottish Ballet's Digital Season

Scottish Ballet is Keeping the Lights on

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

Scottish Ensemble

Scottish Ensemble’s Tumbling Song

The Scottish Ensemble is inviting the public to contribute to a new piece of music based on one of composer Pauline Oliveros’ 1971 Sonic Meditations.

K T Tunstall - 6th September, Royal Highland Showground

Drive-In to Utilita’s Live Performances

A series of drive-in concerts, theatre performances, comedy shows and opera, featuring many household names, is set to take place near urban centres across the UK, including Edinburgh’s Royal Highland Centre.

RSNO - Gotterdämmerung

RSNO Goes Online on Friday Nights

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra online ‘RSNO Friday Night Club’ has its final concert on Friday 3rd July – part of RSNO’s continuing programme of online engagement.

Extract from Skeleton Wumman, written and directed by Gerda Stevenson and performed by Amy Conachan

National Theatre of Scotland’s Scenes for Survival

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.