Performing Arts

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

Resol Quartet, 2 Mar 2021

Four is The Magic Number

Review: The Resol String Quartet’s performance on the theme of Prodigies Grow Up, is the second in a series of three Brunton Classical online concerts airing from lunch times in February and March.

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.

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.