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Brightly dressed performers take part in the Edinburgh Festival Carnival on the city's Princes Street © Kenny Lam
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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. Simon McBride

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The musician plays blues-rock.

    Dates

    23 Oct 2014
  2. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Four performers explore their experiences of being men in this all male interpretation of Emily Bronte's text.

    Dates

    10 Aug 2014 to 24 Aug 2014
  3. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A vision of a dystopian, superstitious, tribal Scotland.

    Dates

    11 Aug 2014 to 24 Aug 2014
  4. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A gender-blending, booty-pounding, perversion of punk dragged through a musical theatre gutter, commanded by Christeene: a human pissoir of foul hilarity and raw unabashed sexuality.

    Dates

    31 Jul 2014 to 23 Aug 2014
  5. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A look at the training of a new clown. Comedy and drama without words, but with a lot of lyricism.

    Dates

    5 Aug 2014 to 24 Aug 2014
  6. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A play about grief and prejudice.

    Dates

    15 Aug 2014 to 24 Aug 2014
  7. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Award-winner Alison, with her band of master musicians presents a bright and cheery approach to the hot jazz tradition.

    Dates

    18 Aug 2014 to 23 Aug 2014
  8. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Comedy charting the rise and steep fall of a 1980s icon.

    Dates

    19 Aug 2014 to 23 Aug 2014
  9. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    An international celebration of Flamenco sponsored by the Spanish Embassy.

    Dates

    24 Aug 2014
  10. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    African-style acappella ensemble.

    Dates

    30 Jul 2014 to 25 Aug 2014
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