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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
    The Playhouse Theatre

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

    Renowned British conductor Oliver Knussen provocative and wide-ranging programme encompasses works by Henze, Suckling, Britten and Mendelssohn.

    Dates

    23 Apr 2016
  2. Brahms Symphony No 4

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Robin Ticciati conducts the SCO in a programme of Brahms, Schumann and Widmann.

    Dates

    10 Mar 2016
  3. St Gile's At Six

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    With accordionist Paul Chamberlain.

    Dates

    17 May 2015
  4. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    An escalating cycle of revenge from which no one can escape unscathed.

    Dates

    6 May 2015 to 9 May 2015
  5. STAND

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Real life stories of courage and conscience from ordinary people who stood up for something, or someone, they believed in

    Dates

    4 Jun 2015 to 6 Jun 2015
  6. Gradings

    Bathgate

    Pipe bands from around Britain compete for the top prize.

    Dates

    30 May 2015
  7. Music Through The Ages

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Meet the musician to King James V.

    Dates

    21 Mar 2015 to 17 May 2015
  8. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Celtic Americana singer-songwriter.

    Dates

    4 May 2015
  9. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Acting students audition, performing Shakespeare in front of a director who is fed up of Shakespeare.

    Dates

    19 Jun 2015 to 20 Jun 2015
  10. The Maiden In The Tower

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Tuomas Hannikainen conducts the SCO in this all-Nordic programme.

    Dates

    29 Oct 2015
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