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  • Models and designer on the catwalk during the Edinburgh International Fashion Festival
    Catwalk Show
  • The Lennoxlove Book Festival. Pictured here, Mary Contini of Valvona and Crolla speaking in the Great Hall
    The Lennoxlove Book Festival
  • Highland dancers performing in the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
    Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Highland Dancers
  • The Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh
    The Playhouse Theatre
  • The E4 Udderbelly, a Festival Fringe venue in Bristo Square
    The E4 Udderbelly, Bristo Square

Take part in great arts and culture events in Edinburgh & The Lothians, a region which is home to the world’s festival capital, Edinburgh.

The city and surrounding Lothians boasts an unparalleled calendar of events and festivals which peaks in the summer months with thousands of comedy shows, theatre, music, art, literature and more.

Edinburgh is the 'world’s festival city' and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world, and one of several festivals which takes place in Scotland’s capital each August. In 2011, the Fringe featured 41,689 performances of 2,542 shows across 258 spectacular and varied venues.

Tradfest is a new festival which will showcases the best of art, dance and storytelling with workshops, concerts and gigs for the whole family to enjoy.

Discover the fantastic Leith Festival and celebrate the heritage, culture, diversity and people of the charming district of Leith. The Leith Festival started in 2002 and is a traditional community arts festival that takes place every year in June and provides a varied programme of arts, tours, music and food.

The world renowned Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF), established in 1947, brings a touch of Hollywood glamour to Edinburgh’s famous cobbled streets. If you’re looking to discover the very best in international cinema, look no further. This magnificent festival seeks to highlight the most exciting and innovative new film talent and notable premieres in recent years have included The Hurt Locker, Ratatouille, Little Miss Sunshine, Billy Elliot and the Oscar-winning Disney•Pixar's Brave.

Every August, for just over two weeks, the world’s largest celebration of the written word takes over Charlotte Square. The Edinburgh International Book Festival is a fortnight of fantastic events with writers from around the world.

The Scottish International Storytelling Festival provides an array of story-telling performances, talks, workshops and discussions throughout Edinburgh.

If art is your passion, the Edinburgh Art Festival, Scotland’s largest visual arts festival is simply unmissable as it is home to a wide array of visual arts, exhibitions and events held throughout the city.

Use the information listings to find a whole range of arts and culture events in Edinburgh & The Lothians.

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  1. Avenue Q

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    An irresistibly charming musical which tells the story of the lovable characters on a downtown New York street trying to make sense of life's burning issues.

    Dates

    9 May 2016 to 14 May 2016
  2. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    An illustrated exploration of the city as a location for film and television.

    Dates

    31 Aug 2015
  3. Gradings

    Musselburgh

    A charming new musical about the magic of family and, of course, the importance of a nice warm hug.

    Dates

    10 Oct 2015
  4. Waiting For Godot

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Brian Cox and Bill Paterson star as Vladimir and Estragon in Samuel Beckett's masterly black comedy.

    Dates

    18 Sep 2015 to 10 Oct 2015
  5. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The all-male company presents a mix of classic and contemporary ballets, and physical comedy.

    Dates

    20 Oct 2015 to 21 Oct 2015
  6. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Traditional family panto full of mirth, magic and mayhem!

    Dates

    18 Dec 2015 to 28 Dec 2015
  7. Glass 2015

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Glassworks by 30 artists.

    Dates

    1 Aug 2015 to 31 Aug 2015
  8. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A two-part lecture about Gilbert and Sullivan.

    Dates

    4 Nov 2015 to 11 Nov 2015
  9. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The residents of Chipping Cleghorn are astonished to read an advert in the local newspaper that a murder will take place at the home of Letitia Blacklock.

    Dates

    1 Feb 2016 to 6 Feb 2016
  10. Gradings

    Musselburgh

    Take a trip to 1950s Italy in this chic and romantic telling of one of Mozart’s best-loved operas.

    Dates

    22 Oct 2015
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