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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. Status Quo

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Newbridge

    Classic rock from the veteran band.

    Dates

    8 Aug 2015
  2. Princess Pumpalot

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    She's a princess and she farts. What more do you need to know?

    Dates

    6 Aug 2015 to 30 Aug 2015
  3. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Mum's The Word 2 is a brand-new version of the huge original hit show detailing the comedic horrors of rearing young children and now updated to include the horrors of rearing and living with teenagers!

    Dates

    16 Feb 2016 to 20 Feb 2016
  4. Eddi Reader & SNJO

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Jazz performance.

    Dates

    10 Aug 2015
  5. The Proclaimers

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Indie-pop from the twin brothers.

    Dates

    4 Dec 2015 to 5 Dec 2015
  6. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Jack Jones is the double Grammy-winning easy listening giant nominated by Frank Sinatra as "one of the major singers of our time."

    Dates

    14 Feb 2016
  7. Funbox: Fancy Dress Fun

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Musselburgh

    The brand new family sing-a-long show from Anya, Gary, Kevin and Bonzo (formerly of The Singing Kettle).

    Dates

    8 Aug 2015 to 9 Aug 2015
  8. 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
  9. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The all-male company presents a mix of classic and contemporary ballets, and physical comedy.

    Dates

    20 Oct 2015 to 21 Oct 2015
  10. King Charles III

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Rupert Goold directs the West End transfer of Almeida Theatre's staging of Mike Bartlett's future history play.

    Dates

    16 Nov 2015 to 21 Nov 2015
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