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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

    Bathgate

    Dates

    10 Oct 2014
  2. Gradings

    Haddington

    Polish violinist Bartosz Woroch performs works by JS Bach, Bartok and Ysaye.

    Dates

    20 Sep 2014
  3. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Enjoy this strictly spooktacular concert.

    Dates

    2 Nov 2014
  4. Band Of Skulls

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Alt rock trio.

    Dates

    2 Nov 2014
  5. Welcome To Night Vale

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Contemporary theatre performance.

    Dates

    23 Oct 2014
  6. Ivan Ferreiro

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Spanish pop-rock singer-songwriter.

    Dates

    17 Dec 2014
  7. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Works by Mahler and Berg.

    Dates

    8 May 2015
  8. Gecko Present Institute

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Critically acclaimed physical dance-theatre company Gecko make a debut visit to the Festival Theatre with an intimate, funny and revealing exploration of what it means to care.

    Dates

    24 Oct 2014 to 25 Oct 2014
  9. Gradings

    Haddington

    The celebrated soprano performs Strauss's Four Last Songs.

    Dates

    20 Sep 2014
  10. Collabro

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Showtunes boy band quintet. With support from Lucy Kay.

    Dates

    18 Feb 2015
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