Edinburgh International Festival - key 2015 dates, first ticket sales

Edinburgh International Festival has revealed some of the key dates for their August 2015 selection (view their video), and announced the opening of sales for one of their flagship productions, Antigone

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Antigone is directed by Ivo van Hove and stars stage and screen legend, Juliette Binoche, and tickets for performances at the King's Theatre, Edinburgh are on sale from Wednesday 19 November (EIF Priority Friends only - public sale starts on Saturday 29 November).

Fergus Linehan, Festival Director said: 

We’re thrilled to be supporting the creation of this new production of Antigone  that brings together three great artists - director Ivo van Hove, writer Anne Carson and actor Juliette Binoche. Antigone is a work, which has lost none of its relevance or resonance and I am sure it will be a centrepiece of the 2015 festival season.

He continued:

We are also very pleased to be able to put these performances on sale now, giving local festival goers and visitors, time to plan their diaries. In addition, we will be announcing our concert and recital seasons in a separate February launch, with the full programme of performances announced in mid-March.
This is part of an effort to release information to the public as early as possible to assist them in planning their summer visits to Edinburgh and Scotland.

The Festival's programme of concerts and recitals will be announced on Tuesday 3 February 2015, with the full programme of music, opera, theatre and dance events revealed the following month, on Wednesday 18 March. Ticket booking will then open as follows:

  • Thursday 19 March - Priority Friends of the Festival booking opens
  • Saturday 28 March - Public booking opens

(Please note that this is an updated story, originally published on 14 November 2014 and revised in light of date changes made to the EIF schedule)

Image: Juliette Binoche (credit Patrick Swirc/Edinburgh International Festival)

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