THE FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE
It is with great pleasure that we extend the warmest of welcomes to you to the Stirling Bridge International Arts Festival, a 5-day celebration of music and culture from the 4 corners of the world. The festival prides itself in taking musical ensembles across Scotland, to experience all that the country has to offer whilst performing to enthusiastic audiences. Not only do the groups collaborate and perform with each other but also with performers from Scotland's rich musical tapestry. We hope you can join us too!
The foundation of the Stirling Bridge festival program is a combination of individual, shared and gala performances. Surrounding these activities is an exciting variety of sightseeing opportunities and cultural exchange through social activities with your fellow participants from around the world. Our commitment to customization; number of performances, type of venue, and workshop opportunities form the heart of our promise to deliver a memorable experience for all of our festival participants.
Wednesday, July 1 – Groups arrive afternoon. Check in. Opening Ceremony Gala at Dunblane Cathedral. Dinner and Welcome Ceilidh!
Thursday, July 2 – Performance at St Giles’ Cathedral and sight seeing Edinburgh.
Friday, July 3 – Day trip to the Highlands. Grand Scottish Evening featuring local classical and traditional musical talent
Saturday, July 4 – Afternoon performance at Stirling Castle. Evening performance in Stirling area
Sunday, July 5th – The Final Gala Concert at the Glasgow City Halls followed by a Farewell Ceilidh!
Monday, July 6th – Depart
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Wednesday, July 8 – Groups arrive afternoon. Check in. Opening Ceremony at Dunblane Cathedral. Dinner and Welcome Ceilidh!
Thursday, July 9 – Opening Gala Concert – Glasgow City Halls
Friday, July 10 – Day trip to the Highlands. Grand Scottish Evening featuring local classical and traditional musical talent
Saturday, July 11 – Afternoon performance at Stirling Castle. Evening performance TBA
Sunday, July 12th – The Final Gala Concert at the Edinburgh Usher Hall followed by a Farewell Ceilidh!
Monday, July 13th – Depart
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Stirling Bridge Festival Locations
Festival participants will be housed at Chancellor Court, University of Edinburgh. Situated within Pollock Halls and at the base of the impressive Arthur’s Seat, one of Edinburgh’s most famous landmarks and a local favourite for hiking and outdoor exercise, the accommodation offers easy access to Edinburgh’s central area, and is within 25 minutes walking distance of both the George Square and King’s Buildings university campuses. All rooms are en-suite and residents have access to the newly developed common rooms on all floors.
Extend your Experience
There are options to extend your time in Scotland with additional nights either before or after the festival to further explore this country whilst experiencing more bespoke performance and/or workshop opportunities.
What does the festival provide?
• 5 nights accommodation at Chancellor’s Court, Pollock Halls, University of Edinburgh. Cost is based on two people sharing a room. All rooms have en-suite facilities.
• Deluxe motor coaching as per festival itinerary
• 3 meals per day (B/L/D).
• Performances as per Festival Itinerary
• Special events as per Festival Itinerary
• Sightseeing and entrance fees to attractions as per Festival Itinerary
• Any workshop or guest clinician fees
• Every ensemble will be provided with a dedicated festival escort
We can provide you the estimated costs per person, for the festival, based on your group size and accommodation configurations. Please contact us for more information.