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  • The National Gallery
    The National Gallery
  • The Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh
    The Playhouse Theatre
  • Looking up to the entrance of The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh
    The Queen's Gallery
  • Visitors walking along the landform installation 'Ueda' by Charles Jencks outside the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
    The Scottish National Galllery of Modern Art
  • Outside the Usher Hall during the International Festival, Edinburgh
    The Usher Hall during the Edinburgh International Festival

Visit the arts and culture attractions of Edinburgh & The Lothians, which include brilliant galleries, fantastic art centres and entertainment venues.

Spend the day marvelling at national collections of artworks or exploring smaller galleries. At night, take in a theatre show or drop by a comedy club for a few laughs.

Edinburgh & The Lothians offer a fantastic variety of productions staged in amazing theatres. Settle down in a comfy chair and enjoy work by big companies such as Scottish Opera and the National Theatre of Scotland or see leading amateur performances.

The Festival Theatre is a huge glass-fronted building in the Old Town of Edinburgh and has a 1,900-seater theatre that offers an inspiring programme of big budget dance and drama throughout the year. Opened in 1994, the stunning venue is the largest performance area in Scotland, second only to the Royal Opera House in the UK.

Brunton Theatre in Musselburgh, East Lothian, offers a range of shows for all the family with music, theatre, dance and film. Productions here include drama, dance, comedy, children’s theatre, film, workshops, musicals, amateur and community productions which appeal to a wide audience.

The Stand Comedy Club is where the world's top comedians perform during the festival, and the rest of the year it hosts a nightly array of new and established comedy talent.

The Palace of Holyroodhouse is home to centuries of fascinating history. Alongside is the wonderful Queen's Gallery, a permanent space for changing exhibitions from the Royal Collections.

Use the information listings to plan a creative day out at arts and culture attractions in Edinburgh & The Lothians.

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  1. Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    The Scottish Storytelling Centre and John Knox House is a home for Scotland's Culture, creating a unique venue that incorporates contemporary design and entertainment with medieval architecture and intrigue.

  2. Potter Around

    Type

    Arts Centres

    Gradings

    Kirknewton

    Welcome to Potter Around and Kirknewton Pottery. Set in a rural location on a working farm a visit here makes for a peaceful and relaxing day out for yourself or all the family.

  3. Ken's Ceilidhs

    Type

    Dance

    Gradings

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    Lauriston Hall Ceilidhs with ceilidh band HLI and caller Ken Gourlay.

  4. Gradings

    • 5 Visitor Attraction
    5 Visitor Attraction

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    Camera Obscura and World of Illusions - where seeing is not believing! Welcome to Edinburgh's oldest visitor attraction, delighting visitors since 1835. Rated top Attraction in Scotland and #2 Attraction in UK in inaugural TripAdvisor awards 2013!

  5. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The King's houses visits by major touring drama productions, including the Edinburgh International Festival, as well as being home to Edinburgh's annual pantomime and the local amateur societies' productions.

  6. The Fruitmarket Gallery

    Type

    Galleries

    Gradings

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    Welcome to The Fruitmarket Gallery

  7. Peter Potter Gallery

    Type

    Galleries

    Gradings

    Haddington

    Peter Potter Gallery, hailed as the 'jewel in the crown' of East Lothian is a contemporary gallery showing visual art and craft exhibitions.

  8. Gambado Edinburgh

    Type

    Children's Attractions

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Gambado is the UK's ultimate soft play experience! 3 Level main frame, toddler frame, baby ring, 31 seat carousel and for the more adventurous our climbing wall.

  9. Gradings

    Musselburgh

    The Brunton is the place to be for the best in quality music, theatre, dance, comedy, children's shows and film - all year round. Our newly refurbished venue 1 allows us to offer even more entertainment as well as being available for hire.

  10. Ceilidh Hoolie

    Type

    Dance

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Come learn the traditional Scottish dance moves at a ceilidh party. Learn the moves, enjoy the music, love the ceilidh!

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