Festivals at RCS

The Covid-19 pandemic saw the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland close its doors and our performances stop. In response, we launched a new digital platform called RCS at Home and brought our festivals online.  Find out more about our festivals below.

On The Verge

Every year in June, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland presents the On The Verge festival of new and experimental work by our BA Acting and MA/MFA Acting and Directing Classical and Contemporary Text students.


Plug is a celebration of exciting new music in August created by our Composition students. Working with a huge number of ensembles and guest artists over the years – including Red Note Ensemble, Glasgow New Music Expedition, Hebrides Ensemble, Chamber Music Scotland, Gaia, RSNO and many more, PLUG is a launch pad for the new experiments and exciting ideas bouncing around RCS.

Into The New

Our latest Into The New festival took place in March which saw 10 world premieres of live art, films and performances created by our final year BA Contemporary Performance Practice students.

Piano Festival

Our annual Piano Festival showcases the talents of our School of Music students.


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