Performing Arts

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

'Field - Something For The Future Now' by Christine Devaney. Image © Matt Beech

Dancing in a Field of Dreams at Holyrood Park Edinburgh

Review: Edinburgh-based dance theatre company Curious Seed makes its Edinburgh International Festival debut with Field – Something for the Future Now. This durational and immersive outdoor experience of dance and movement is set in Holyrood Park. 

Damon Albarn. Image copyright Jess Shurte

Damon Albarn Lifts the Veil at Edinburgh

Review: Former Blur frontman continues his quest for the surprising and eclectic with fresh material at the Edinburgh International Festival’s Contemporary Music stage.

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.

'Medicine' Photo Jess Shurte

Medicine for the Head at the Traverse

Review: Celebrated Irish playwright Enda Walsh brings his intense, immersive production ‘Medicine’ to Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre for the city’s International Festival.

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.