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Brightly dressed performers take part in the Edinburgh Festival Carnival on the city's Princes Street © Kenny Lam
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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
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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

    The American High School Theatre Festival present a twisted tale.

    Dates

    15 Aug 2014 to 18 Aug 2014
  2. Black Submarine

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Black Submarine's debut album unites five veteran agents of music.

    Dates

    8 Oct 2014
  3. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Traditional music and dance.

    Dates

    23 Jan 2015 to 25 Jan 2015
  4. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A wide repertoire of choral music from a variety of genres.

    Dates

    14 Aug 2014
  5. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Dick Lee's commission for this year's Commonwealth Games.

    Dates

    24 Aug 2014
  6. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    An original adaptation of the blog www.singlemarriedgirl.com, follows the hilarious antics of Laurel.

    Dates

    11 Aug 2014 to 23 Aug 2014
  7. RSNO Metamorphosen

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Works by Beethoven, R Strauss and Bartok.

    Dates

    24 Oct 2014
  8. Hot Chocolate at 10

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Italian baroque for string orchestra.

    Dates

    13 Aug 2014
  9. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Kindred Spirits is an endearing story about the trials and tribulations of two boys who pledged a lifelong friendship.

    Dates

    18 Aug 2014 to 23 Aug 2014
  10. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A contemporary musical, based around making a stage show of the film Snakes On A Plane.

    Dates

    31 Jul 2014 to 24 Aug 2014
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