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  • The Mardi Gras Carnival at the opening of the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival, the Grassmarket
    The Mardi Gras Carnival, the Grassmarket © Kenny Lam
  • Musicians perform in a pub during the Edinburgh Festival
    Musicians in the Edinburgh Festival
  • A pipe band marches along Princes Street
    Pipers on Princes Street
  • An athletic dancer from the Scottish Ballet performing 'Troy Game'
    Scottish Ballet
  • The Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh
    The Playhouse Theatre

Enjoy top quality entertainment at music, dance and theatre events in Edinburgh & The Lothians, a region filled with shows at a range of exciting venues.

Take a look through the list of events and find one to fit your tastes and the timing of your trip here. Edinburgh & The Lothians offer a variety of choice from local, national and touring groups, local bands, and much, much more.

Edinburgh’s international community comes together during the Edinburgh Mela Festival to celebrate diversity with music and style. One of Europe’s largest and most important multicultural events, the Edinburgh Mela Festival offers a dazzling display of international and local talent.

Part of the Edinburgh Festivals programme and official centerpiece of Edinburgh’s summer festivals, the Edinburgh International Festival was founded in 1947 and continues to go from strength to strength each year. This magnificent festival is quite possibly the most exciting, accessible and innovative festival of the performing arts anywhere in the world. A whole host of dance, music, theatre and opera lies before you.

Described by The Scotsman as an indispensable part of the Scottish and international theatre scene, the Imaginate Festival offers the chance to see award-winning productions from across the globe. This family-friendly festival, part of the wider Edinburgh Festivals programme, aims to ensure that children of all ages can experience the delights of live theatre.

The Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival originally started out in 1978 as a host of jazz events held in pubs, but it has since grown to become the longest running jazz festival in the country.

Browse the great selection of music, dance and theatre events in Edinburgh & The Lothians and book your tickets now.

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  1. BalletLORENT: Snow White

    Type

    Dance Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    balletLORENT's dark and mystical adaptation of Snow White.

    Dates

    22 Jan 2016 to 23 Jan 2016
  2. Waiting For Godot

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Brian Cox and Bill Paterson star as Vladimir and Estragon in Samuel Beckett's masterly black comedy.

    Dates

    18 Sep 2015 to 10 Oct 2015
  3. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Renowned British conductor Oliver Knussen provocative and wide-ranging programme encompasses works by Henze, Suckling, Britten and Mendelssohn.

    Dates

    23 Apr 2016
  4. The Perfect Murder

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    An adaptation of Peter James's crime novel starring Eastenders actors Shane Richie and Jessie Wallace

    Dates

    29 Feb 2016 to 5 Mar 2016
  5. Dougie MacLean

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Musselburgh

    Folk singer-songwriter.

    Dates

    11 Sep 2015
  6. Fringe at the Botanics

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Enjoy a variety of Festival Fringe shows for all the family.

    Dates

    7 Aug 2015 to 30 Aug 2015
  7. Beethoven Symphony No 7

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Young Spanish conductor Antonio Mendez leads the SCO in a concert of the classics: Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven.

    Dates

    21 Jan 2016
  8. And Then There Were None

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Agatha Christie Theatre Company's revival of the writer's own stage adaptation of her thriller.

    Dates

    26 Oct 2015 to 31 Oct 2015
  9. Bizet Symphony In C

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    French conductor Alexandre Bloch leads the SCO in a programme of French music and Shostakovich's warm-hearted Second Piano Concerto.

    Dates

    14 Apr 2016
  10. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A fast, funny, slapstick show which encourages children to like books.

    Dates

    15 Sep 2015
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