Edinburgh International Festival 9 August 2102 – 2 September 2012
Today the programme for the Edinburgh International Festival 2012 is released. Tickets can be booked from 24 March 2012 by phone, or visit the ticket centre at the ‘Hub’
This unique cultural festival started in Post War Britain, 1947, in the hope of raising the spirit in Britain through art, theatre and culture. While the festival has evolved into a much larger and broader event, it still relevant to its origins today.
Edinburgh changes from a historical and lively city into a world class culture arena. The variety of events range from dance, theatre, classical music and opera. The events are international, where artists travel the world to display their unique performances. Audiences are given the opportunity to see international theatre events in a once in a lifetime experience.
Edinburgh becomes a ‘buzz’. The Royal Mile (home to both the Edinburgh Castle, and the Palace of Holyrood), is filled with artists and tourists 24 hours/day. While some events sell-out early, many events can be booked on the day. It is quite a familiar site to see people chatting and enquiring what to see next. A day can be filled with buskers, and roaming, while wondering on the next plan of action.
The festival’s end is marked on Sunday 2 September with a spectacular Fireworks Display shown over the historic skyline in Edinburgh. Visitors and locals find their spot in the city to watch this annual event. Tickets can be purchased to watch the fireworks from Princes Street Gardens. In the gardens you will hear the classical music played in time with the fireworks. Or find your special place to watch the fireworks, which can be viewed from all over the city
The ‘Hub’ is now the official centre for the Edinburgh International Festival. This historic, gothic building sits on the Royal Mile, just below the castle. While it is open all of the year, during the festival it turns into a ‘hub’ for the main box office for the international festival. You can visit the The Hub. You can visit the website to purchase tickets. If you have time, pop into ‘The hub’. It is situated just below the castle on the Royal Mile. You can sit down, have a coffee, and enjoy your surroundings.
Official venues for the Edinburgh International Festival are: Usher Hal, Festival Theatre, The Edinburgh Playhouse, Royal Lyceum Theatre, The Queen’s Hall and The Hub.