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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. And Then There Were None

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    To mark the 125th anniversary of the birth of 'Queen of Crime', Agatha Christie's and the 10th anniversary of the Agatha Christie Touring Company, her most popular and best-selling thriller And Then There Were None, is set to return for a UK tour.

    Dates

    26 Oct 2015 to 31 Oct 2015
  2. Lunchtime Concert

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    With pianist Will Pickvance.

    Dates

    17 Jun 2015
  3. Neu! Reekie!

    Type

    Literary

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Spoken word, live music and animation.

    Dates

    9 Jun 2015
  4. Gradings

    Musselburgh

    An evening of meditative dance.

    Dates

    29 May 2015
  5. Gradings

    Edinburgh

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

    Dates

    8 Aug 2015 to 30 Aug 2015
  6. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Scottish Chamber Orchestra perform Leighton's and Poulenc's Organ Concertos with David Briggs as organist.

    Dates

    3 Oct 2015
  7. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Works by Schumann and Brahms.

    Dates

    15 Oct 2015
  8. Gradings

    Musselburgh

    Works by Chopin, Zemlinsky, Spanish De Falla and Beethoven.

    Dates

    14 Aug 2015
  9. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Acting students audition, performing Shakespeare in front of a director who is fed up of Shakespeare.

    Dates

    19 Jun 2015 to 20 Jun 2015
  10. UB40

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Newbridge

    Veteran reggae, pop and soft rock combo.

    Dates

    7 Aug 2015
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