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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. Scottish Ceilidh Dance

    Type

    Dance Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Scottish ceilidh dance by Nor'loch.

    Dates

    24 Apr 2015 to 24 Jul 2015
  2. Dickens Abridged

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Musselburgh

    From Adam Long, co-creator of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) comes Dickens Abridged - a fast paced musical comedy.

    Dates

    3 Oct 2015
  3. Chamber Sundays 2

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A performance of chamber music.

    Dates

    17 Jan 2016
  4. Gradings

    Musselburgh

    An intriguing, funny and often poignant tale of friendship, love and dedication.

    Dates

    19 Sep 2015
  5. 80's Invasion Tour

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Featuring Big Country, Midge Ure, Altered Images and Curiosity Killed The Cat.

    Dates

    20 Mar 2016
  6. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Traditional family panto full of mirth, magic and mayhem!

    Dates

    18 Dec 2015 to 28 Dec 2015
  7. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A one-woman musical show which draws inspiration from the life of jazz singer Nina Simone.

    Dates

    5 Aug 2015 to 31 Aug 2015
  8. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Music, dance & entertainment staged against the magnificent backdrop of Edinburgh Castle.

    Dates

    7 Aug 2015 to 29 Aug 2015
  9. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Juliette Binoche stars in the title role of Sophocles's tragedy, translated by Anne Carson.

    Dates

    8 Aug 2015 to 22 Aug 2015
  10. Gradings

    Musselburgh

    Works by Scarlatti, Beethoven and Liszt.

    Dates

    17 Aug 2015
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