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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. Scottish Poetry Library

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    Arts Centres

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    Edinburgh - City Centre

    Welcome to Scottish Poetry Library

  2. Cyan Clayworks CIC

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    Arts & Crafts

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    Edinburgh

    Cyan Clayworks is an artist-run ceramic studio, based at Beaverhall Art Studios. We are a social enterprise, and offer regular courses, bespoke workshops, studio hire, studio visits and practical demonstrations. Email for appointment.

  3. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Welcome to Stills

  4. The Fruitmarket Gallery

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    Galleries

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    Edinburgh - City Centre

    Welcome to The Fruitmarket Gallery

  5. Gradings

    • 3 Museum
    3 Museum

    Linlithgow

    Visit Annet House Museum and discover the town's rich heritage. Learn about Linlithgow, once one of Scotland's most important towns. Learn about Mary, Queen of Scots, the Stewart Kings who built the Palace and learn about the commoners.

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    • 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.

  7. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Scotland's largest antiques event. Hundreds of stalls offer a vast variety of antique, vintage and retro goods. From clothing and accessories to silver and glassware, attend to discover fabulous quality goods form a bygone era.

  8. Musselburgh Museum

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    Museums

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    • 4 Museum
    4 Museum

    Musselburgh

    Welcome to Musselburgh Museum

  9. Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Edinburgh

    Research your Scottish ancestry in Scotland's largest family history centre.

  10. City Art Centre

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    Galleries

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    • 4 Arts Venue
    4 Arts Venue

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    Located in the heart of the capital, with six exhibition galleries, the City Art Centre is Scotland's emporium of the visual arts.

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