Music & Performance

Music features prominently at StAnza, with everything from classical to folk and pop to jazz contributing to the festive elements of free events as well as featuring in a range of ticketed shows. Musical performances present poetry combined with or set to music, look back at the great ballad or songwriting traditions of past centuries, or recognise poetry’s connection with contemporary song and the classics of the 20th century songbook. More recently we have also featured dance, storytelling and contemporary circus in the programme.

Festival Launch Extravaganza »

A sneak peek at some of the highlights of StAnza 2018

Wed 7 March | 18:30 - 20:45 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Auditorium

Jazz Night at StAnza »

Jazz jam session with a spot for the occasional poem

Thu 8 March | 22:00 - 23:30 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Café Bar

Dr Zeeman’s Catastrophe Machine »

Martin Figura returns to StAnza with his new witty and tender show about surviving life’s catastrophes and wounds

Fri 9 March | 15:30 - 16:30 | £5.50/£4.50 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Auditorium

Poetry on the Street Corner »

Catch a glimpse of our poets taking poetry for a walk this afternoon

Sat 10 March | 12:00 - 16:00 | FREE | Around the festival and around St Andrews

In Performance »

From Belgium, New Zealand and Germany, three exciting voices launch out across boundaries

Sat 10 March | 15:30 - 16:30 | £5.50/£4.50 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Studio Theatre

Catastrophe/Forms : WW1 in 9 Pictures »

A poetry performance created and arranged by Johann Reißer, performed by the Byre Youth Theatre under the direction of Ashley Foster and Stephen Jones

Sun 11 March | 15:30 - 16:30 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Auditorium

Mind the Time showcase »

Performances from an anthology celebrating football and memory

Sun 11 March | 15:40 - 16:40 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Studio Theatre

Poetry Cafe: Festival Plenary »

Help us to wrap up StAnza 2018

Sun 11 March | 20:00 - 21:30 | £5.00/£4.00 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Studio Theatre

Festival Finale »

Celebrating StAnza 2018 in style

Sun 11 March | 21:15 - 23:00 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Café Bar