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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. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Violin sonatas by Beethoven.

    Dates

    29 Aug 2014
  2. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Folk group.

    Dates

    9 May 2014
  3. Bobby Nicholson

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Traditional Scottish folk singer-songwriter.

    Dates

    4 Dec 2013 to 30 May 2014
  4. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The only event of its kind in the UK giving audiences the opportunity to enjoy live magic acts.

    Dates

    27 Jun 2014 to 4 Jul 2014
  5. You Game: Strange Town

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A contemporary performance by the youth group.

    Dates

    13 Jun 2014 to 14 Jun 2014
  6. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Works by Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev.

    Dates

    25 Apr 2014
  7. Jesus Christ Superstar

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Livingston

    A dramatised version of the last seven days in the life of Jesus of Nazareth.

    Dates

    27 May 2014 to 31 May 2014
  8. Rant

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Celtic, contemporary and traditional folk foursome.

    Dates

    8 May 2014
  9. La Tragedie Comique

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Great characters of literature wait to be brought to life by authors and incarnated by actors.

    Dates

    6 Jun 2014 to 7 Jun 2014
  10. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Works by Warner Heider and Dufay.

    Dates

    14 Aug 2014
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