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  • The National Gallery
    The National Gallery
  • The Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh
    The Playhouse Theatre
  • Looking up to the entrance of The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh
    The Queen's Gallery
  • Visitors walking along the landform installation 'Ueda' by Charles Jencks outside the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
    The Scottish National Galllery of Modern Art
  • Outside the Usher Hall during the International Festival, Edinburgh
    The Usher Hall during the Edinburgh International Festival

Visit the arts and culture attractions of Edinburgh & The Lothians, which include brilliant galleries, fantastic art centres and entertainment venues.

Spend the day marvelling at national collections of artworks or exploring smaller galleries. At night, take in a theatre show or drop by a comedy club for a few laughs.

Edinburgh & The Lothians offer a fantastic variety of productions staged in amazing theatres. Settle down in a comfy chair and enjoy work by big companies such as Scottish Opera and the National Theatre of Scotland or see leading amateur performances.

The Festival Theatre is a huge glass-fronted building in the Old Town of Edinburgh and has a 1,900-seater theatre that offers an inspiring programme of big budget dance and drama throughout the year. Opened in 1994, the stunning venue is the largest performance area in Scotland, second only to the Royal Opera House in the UK.

Brunton Theatre in Musselburgh, East Lothian, offers a range of shows for all the family with music, theatre, dance and film. Productions here include drama, dance, comedy, children’s theatre, film, workshops, musicals, amateur and community productions which appeal to a wide audience.

The Stand Comedy Club is where the world's top comedians perform during the festival, and the rest of the year it hosts a nightly array of new and established comedy talent.

The Palace of Holyroodhouse is home to centuries of fascinating history. Alongside is the wonderful Queen's Gallery, a permanent space for changing exhibitions from the Royal Collections.

Use the information listings to plan a creative day out at arts and culture attractions in Edinburgh & The Lothians.

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  1. Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    North Berwick

    Westgate Gallery and Orangery Café is a great place to browse unique, quality gifts from Scotland.

  2. Traverse Theatre

    Type

    Theatre

    Gradings

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    Scotland's world famous new writing theatre, the Traverse is situated in the purpose-built state of the art Saltire Court, in the heart of Edinburgh's new financial district.

  3. Potter Around

    Type

    Arts Centres

    Gradings

    Kirknewton

    Welcome to Potter Around and Kirknewton Pottery. Set in a rural location on a working farm a visit here makes for a peaceful and relaxing day out for yourself or all the family.

  4. Randolph Gallery

    Type

    Galleries

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The Randolph Gallery was established in Edinburgh in 1996 by Margaret Bruce and Alan Renfrew and promotes the work of leading contemporary realist and surrealist painters.

  5. Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Athelstaneford

    NATIONAL FLAG HERITAGE CENTRE Athelstaneford - Birthplace of Scotland's Flag. The St Andrew's Cross or Saltire is Scotland's national flag.

  6. Gradings

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    The Edinburgh Playhouse - Scotland's Broadway

  7. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The centre provides a 98-seater theatre with ancillary workshop and changing facilities, a community creche, a gallery, and bar/cafe on the ground floor.

  8. Edinburgh Zoo

    Type

    Wildlife, Safari Parks & Zoos

    Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Edinburgh

    The wildest visitor attraction in Scotland. Edinburgh Zoo is home to over 1,000 rare and beautiful animals from around the world and home to the UK's only giant pandas and koalas.

  9. Fantoosh Scottish Show

    Type

    Scottish Show

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

  10. Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Edinburgh

    Experience the drama of river life and discover how to protect it at our free interactive river exhibition.

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