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23 June 1961 Re-opening of ‘this hall’ by Lord Provost as commemorated on a plaque located in the main foyer (crush hall) of Leith Theatre – was this the official re-opening of the small hall?
August 1965 Alberto Erede conducts the New Philharmonia Chamber Orchestra in a concert of Haydn at the Edinburgh International Festival
February 1966 Edinburgh Grand Opera Group’s performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s Nabucco
January 1968 Ukranian Christmas concert
July 1970 Commonwealth Games Weightlifting Competition
January 1976 Elephant at Leith Public Library to remind people to return their books!
12 June 1976 AC/DC’s Lock Up Your Daughters tour (Current Peak album), their first ever gig in Edinburgh (‘Edinburgh, England’, as noted on the publicity of the time)!
August 1979 Thomas Morton Hall, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Francisco Copello’s (1938-2006) production of Esmeralda (based on Victor Hugo’s novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame)
August 1985 Edinburgh International Festival, Gian Carlo Menotti’s 1950 Pulitzer Prize winning opera The Consul performed by Connecticut Grand Opera
August 1986 Edinburgh International Festival, Swedish Stockholm based Folkopera’s production of Giuseppi Verdi’s Aida
August 1987 Edinburgh International Festival, Shanghai Kunju Theatre Company’s performance of a Chinese version of Giuseppe Verdi’s Macbeth
August 1987 The Chinese Shanghai Kunju Theatre company’s production of Xianzu’s opera ‘The Peony Pavilion’ at Leith Theatre for the Edinburgh Festival
August 1987 Folkopera’s (Swedish opera company based in Stolkholm), production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute at Leith Theatre during the Edinburgh International Festival
August 1988 Edinburgh International Festival, Swedish Stockholm based Folkopera’s production of Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot
Aug – Sept 1992 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Grass Market Project’s Fringe First award winning MAD, co-devised and directed by Jeremy Weller