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  • Models and designer on the catwalk during the Edinburgh International Fashion Festival
    Catwalk Show
  • The Lennoxlove Book Festival. Pictured here, Mary Contini of Valvona and Crolla speaking in the Great Hall
    The Lennoxlove Book Festival
  • Highland dancers performing in the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
    Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Highland Dancers
  • The Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh
    The Playhouse Theatre
  • The E4 Udderbelly, a Festival Fringe venue in Bristo Square
    The E4 Udderbelly, Bristo Square

Take part in great arts and culture events in Edinburgh & The Lothians, a region which is home to the world’s festival capital, Edinburgh.

The city and surrounding Lothians boasts an unparalleled calendar of events and festivals which peaks in the summer months with thousands of comedy shows, theatre, music, art, literature and more.

Edinburgh is the 'world’s festival city' and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world, and one of several festivals which takes place in Scotland’s capital each August. In 2011, the Fringe featured 41,689 performances of 2,542 shows across 258 spectacular and varied venues.

Tradfest is a new festival which will showcases the best of art, dance and storytelling with workshops, concerts and gigs for the whole family to enjoy.

Discover the fantastic Leith Festival and celebrate the heritage, culture, diversity and people of the charming district of Leith. The Leith Festival started in 2002 and is a traditional community arts festival that takes place every year in June and provides a varied programme of arts, tours, music and food.

The world renowned Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF), established in 1947, brings a touch of Hollywood glamour to Edinburgh’s famous cobbled streets. If you’re looking to discover the very best in international cinema, look no further. This magnificent festival seeks to highlight the most exciting and innovative new film talent and notable premieres in recent years have included The Hurt Locker, Ratatouille, Little Miss Sunshine, Billy Elliot and the Oscar-winning Disney•Pixar's Brave.

Every August, for just over two weeks, the world’s largest celebration of the written word takes over Charlotte Square. The Edinburgh International Book Festival is a fortnight of fantastic events with writers from around the world.

The Scottish International Storytelling Festival provides an array of story-telling performances, talks, workshops and discussions throughout Edinburgh.

If art is your passion, the Edinburgh Art Festival, Scotland’s largest visual arts festival is simply unmissable as it is home to a wide array of visual arts, exhibitions and events held throughout the city.

Use the information listings to find a whole range of arts and culture events in Edinburgh & The Lothians.

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  1. The King's Speech

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Drama about King George VI and speech therapist Lionel Logue.

    Dates

    18 May 2015 to 23 May 2015
  2. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The Bangkok beauties perform their cabaret & comedy turns, with musical contributions & impressions

    Dates

    8 Aug 2015 to 30 Aug 2015
  3. The Venetian Twins

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    New version of this comedy of mistaken identity.

    Dates

    24 Apr 2015 to 16 May 2015
  4. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Three weeks of international opera, music, theatre and dance.

    Dates

    7 Aug 2015 to 31 Aug 2015
  5. Our Amazing Old Town

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A series of paintings produced by children from Royal Mile Primary School

    Dates

    21 Jan 2015 to 14 Mar 2015
  6. Gradings

    Musselburgh

    A mix of dance, drama and singing.

    Dates

    28 Mar 2015
  7. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A range of paintings and collections.

    Dates

    24 Nov 2014 to 3 May 2015
  8. Fat Alice

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A Play, A Pie and A Pint Presented by Traverse Theatre Company.

    Dates

    7 Apr 2015 to 11 Apr 2015
  9. Vocapeople

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    With hits by Madonna, Michael Jackson, Queen and even Mozart

    Dates

    16 May 2015
  10. Mermaid

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A dark, intriguing and powerful, physical re-telling of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale, The Little Mermaid.

    Dates

    6 May 2015 to 9 May 2015
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