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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. Bizet Symphony In C

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    French conductor Alexandre Bloch leads the SCO in a programme of French music and Shostakovich's warm-hearted Second Piano Concerto.

    Dates

    14 Apr 2016
  2. Jane Eyre

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The Chapterhouse Theatre Company perform their adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's classic novel.

    Dates

    12 Jul 2015
  3. Alina Bzhehzinska

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Arrangements of jazz and world songs.

    Dates

    6 Aug 2015
  4. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Violinist Alexander Janiczek and pianist Llyr Williams lead the SCO in their continued explorations of the Beethoven Piano Concertos.

    Dates

    3 Mar 2016
  5. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Young Swiss pianist Francesco Piemontesi plays Mozart Piano Concertos No 25 and No 26 under the baton of Andrew Manze.

    Dates

    4 Feb 2016
  6. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Deryck Cooke's completed version of the composer's unfinished final symphony.

    Dates

    27 Sep 2015
  7. Soak

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Folk singer.

    Dates

    2 Nov 2015
  8. Erskine String Quartet

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Works by JB McEwen and Thomas Alexander Erskine.

    Dates

    9 Jul 2015
  9. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A celebration of the sounds, heritage and evolution of the world's greatest electric guitars & bases

    Dates

    8 Jul 2015
  10. King Charles III

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Rupert Goold directs the West End transfer of Almeida Theatre's staging of Mike Bartlett's future history play.

    Dates

    16 Nov 2015 to 21 Nov 2015
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