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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. Leith Festival

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Leith

    Events, fairs, tours, performances and open days.

    Dates

    11 Jun 2016 to 19 Jun 2016
  2. Jersey Boys

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice's musical drama about Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons.

    Dates

    1 Mar 2016 to 5 Mar 2016
  3. The Tailor Of Inverness

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Dogstar Theatre Company presents Matthew Zajac's story about his search for his Polish father.

    Dates

    9 Feb 2016 to 11 Feb 2016
  4. Stereophonics

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Indie-rock outfit.

    Dates

    15 Jul 2016
  5. Landermason

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Landermason are Fiona Lander and Paul Mason. With consumate musicianship, they combine both traditional and contemporary folk with jazz and other styles in their beautiful compositions and striking arrangements.

    Dates

    5 Apr 2016
  6. Wizard Of Oz: Southern Light

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Southern Light, the company that packed out the King's with Oliver!, invites you to Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Land of Oz where Dorothy and her little dog Toto, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion head on an unforgettable adventure.

    Dates

    23 Feb 2016 to 27 Feb 2016
  7. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    An afternoon of Irish songs.

    Dates

    15 Mar 2016
  8. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The SCO perform works by Dean, Mussorgsky and Beethoven under the baton of Olari Elts.

    Dates

    7 Apr 2016
  9. How You Gonna Live Your Dash

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A contemporary drama exploring the life-altering decisions we make.

    Dates

    11 Feb 2016 to 13 Feb 2016
  10. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The musicians play traditional and folk music.

    Dates

    26 Feb 2016
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