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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

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    The Royal Scottish Academy is Scotland's premier organisation promoting contemporary Scottish art.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Only 5 minutes from the Royal Yacht Britannia, you will find a world of truly Scottish style.

  5. The Linlithgow Story

    Type

    Exhibitions

    Gradings

    • 3 Museum
    3 Museum

    Linlithgow

    The Linlithgow Story tells of the town's connection with the Stewart dynasty and the lives and occupations of its ordinary people, using artefacts supplemented by video and audio presentations.

  6. Jamie's Scottish Evening

    Type

    Scottish Show

    Gradings

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    The King James Thistle Hotel hosts Scotland's longest running stage show - Jamie's Scottish Evening. After providing over three decades of the very best in traditional Scottish entertainment we feel we are in a position to boast.

  7. Gradings

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    Open air venue used for firework display, country dancing, popular and classical concerts.

  8. Gradings

    Musselburgh

    The Brunton is the place to be for the best in quality music, theatre, dance, comedy, children's shows and film - all year round. Our newly refurbished venue 1 allows us to offer even more entertainment as well as being available for hire.

  9. Seashore Gallery

    Type

    Galleries

    Gradings

    East Lothian

    Seashore Gallery is located in the small historic fishing village of Cockenzie & Port Seton, home of world renown artist John Bellany. The gallery overlooks the Firth of Forth and is on the John Muir Trail.

  10. The Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh

    Type

    Historic Ships & Boats

    Gradings

    • 5 Visitor Attraction
    5 Visitor Attraction

    Edinburgh

    Experience the UK's no.1 attraction (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice 2014). Follow in the footsteps of Royalty and explore this floating Royal residence with a fascinating audio tour of five decks (available in 27 different languages).

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