Fringe Artist and Venue Recovery Fund Opened by Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society (EFFS), the charity that underpins the Edinburgh Fringe, announces the opening of applications for the Fringe Artist and Venue Recovery Fund 2021. A funding pot containing £75,000, raised thanks to the Fringe Society’s FringeMakers platform in partnership with Crowdfunder and a direct donation and support from AJ Bell, is available toContinue reading “Fringe Artist and Venue Recovery Fund Opened by Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society”

Edinburgh International Children’s Festival 2021 Launches with Fresh Imagination

The annual Edinburgh International Children’s Festival (EICF), that’s produced by imaginate, Scotland’s national organisation that promotes and celebrates theatre and dance for children and young people, has launched its 2021 programme. This year, after many months of planning, the result is a programme that will be a hybrid of digital and outdoor events. The Festival’sContinue reading “Edinburgh International Children’s Festival 2021 Launches with Fresh Imagination”

International Dance Day Celebrated by World Premiere from Scottish Dance Theatre

To coincide with this year’s International Dance Day, Scottish Dance Theatre (SDT) is showcasing a solo work from Company member Pauline Torzuoli that will take the form of the film adaptation of Thin h/as h/air. The piece was originally developed in December 2019 as part of SPUTNIK, a creative platform showcasing new work from emergingContinue reading “International Dance Day Celebrated by World Premiere from Scottish Dance Theatre”

North Berwick’s Fringe by the Sea Welcomes Giant Puppet Storm This August

Vision Mechanics is an Edinburgh based visual theatre company founded in 1995, whose cross-artform productions concentrate on engaging people with their surroundings and communities. This August, as part of North Berwick’s Fringe by the Sea programme, the Company  brings their show Storm.  Storm, that first opened as part of Celtic Connections 2020, was part ofContinue reading “North Berwick’s Fringe by the Sea Welcomes Giant Puppet Storm This August”

Show Registration for Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021 Set to Open in May

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society (EFFS), the charity that underpins the world-renowned Edinburgh Fringe, has announced the opening of this year’s show registration as 5th May 2021. This process is available to artists and venues until the end of the festival with any live performance registered as part of the 2021 Fringe being expected toContinue reading “Show Registration for Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021 Set to Open in May”

Shows Announced to Re-open Festival and King’s Theatre to Live Audiences

Following long months of closure, the two flagship venues run by Capital Theatres, Festival Theatre and King’s Theatre, will again stage two shows this summer to limited capacity audiences maintaining the guidelines of 2metre social distancing. These shows will be Blindness fromThe Donmar Warehouse and Splinter of Ice from theOriginal Theatre Company. Director of MarketingContinue reading “Shows Announced to Re-open Festival and King’s Theatre to Live Audiences”

Local Students’ Work Comes to Edinburgh’s Streets Thanks to Traverse Theatre

For nearly 30 years, the Traverse Theatre has been running Class Act, its annual creative learning programme that pairs established playwrights with students at secondary schools. As part of this year’s creative development programme, the Traverse Theatre is bringing original short scripts from Edinburgh students to poster sites around the city for all to viewContinue reading “Local Students’ Work Comes to Edinburgh’s Streets Thanks to Traverse Theatre”

Hit Show Smile Celebrating Dundee United’s Jim McLean Returns in Digital Form

Art and sport come together in Smile, the show from Dundee Rep that has at its centre Jim McLean, the former Dundee United manager. McLean held that manager’s job for  over 20 years during which the team won the Scottish League and reached the European Cup semi- final. It’s no wonder that McLean is aContinue reading “Hit Show Smile Celebrating Dundee United’s Jim McLean Returns in Digital Form”

New Digital Platform Rep Studios Launched by Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre

In response to the pandemic, REP STUDIOS is a new digital platform showcasing a season of theatre, dance, and music launched jointly by the creative organisation that is Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre who sit at the heart of the city’s cultural life.  This new digital space will feature new work from the ensemblesContinue reading “New Digital Platform Rep Studios Launched by Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre”

New Dates Announced for Puppet Animation’s Installation and Artwalk Restless Worlds

This year’s Scotland’s annual visual theatre and film festival, Manipulate, produced by Puppet Animation Scotland (PAS), took place in its usual February time slot but was on line rather than on stage because of Covid-19 restrictions. This meant that the PAS multi-city outdoor installation and artwalk Restless Worlds had to be postponed but new CovidContinue reading “New Dates Announced for Puppet Animation’s Installation and Artwalk Restless Worlds”