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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

    Musselburgh

    Buddy Holly and the Cricketers once again herald in the Yuletide festivities with Holly at Christmas, the show that is now as traditional as mulled wine and mince pies!

    Dates

    10 Dec 2015
  2. Lunchtime Concert

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    With pianist Will Pickvance.

    Dates

    3 Jun 2015
  3. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    An enchanting and magical musical adventure packed full of games, songs and laughter.

    Dates

    11 Jul 2015 to 12 Jul 2015
  4. Dolly West's Kitchen

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Frank McGuinness's play about love, politics and war in WW2-era Ireland.

    Dates

    27 May 2015 to 30 May 2015
  5. Gradings

    Musselburgh

    A performance exploring William Blake's imagination.

    Dates

    30 May 2015
  6. Lunchtime Concert

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A recital by Faith Builders Chorale.

    Dates

    20 Jun 2015
  7. James

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Manchester-based alt rock outfit.

    Dates

    26 Aug 2015
  8. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A performance of premieres of plays by ten writers.

    Dates

    1 Jun 2015 to 5 Jun 2015
  9. The Dreamboys

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A raunchy male dance troupe and strip show.

    Dates

    9 Jun 2015
  10. Rambert: Dark Arteries

    Type

    Dance Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Rambert has never sounded quite like this before. A full brass band joins the world-class dancers live on stage for Dark Arteries.

    Dates

    26 Nov 2015 to 28 Nov 2015
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