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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. Diversity

    Type

    Dance Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The latest show from the acclaimed dance group with their eye-catching routines.

    Dates

    3 Dec 2015
  2. Fleabag

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A contemporary comedy about modern female life.

    Dates

    26 Feb 2015 to 28 Feb 2015
  3. Graeme Stephen Trio

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Guitar-led jazz trio.

    Dates

    16 Mar 2015
  4. The Unthanks

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The North-East band led by sisters Rachel and Becky Unthank.

    Dates

    20 Mar 2015
  5. Gradings

    Musselburgh

    Works by Bach.

    Dates

    7 Feb 2015
  6. Gradings

    Musselburgh

    Theatrical double bill.

    Dates

    14 Feb 2015
  7. The Producers

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Based on Mel Brooks' Academy Award-winning movie, The Producers is a hilarious musical comedy that has won a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards and 3 Olivier Awards; it opens its UK tour featuring one of the UK's best loved comedians Jason Manford.

    Dates

    23 Mar 2015 to 28 Mar 2015
  8. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Works by Tchaikovsky and Saint-Saens.

    Dates

    15 Feb 2015
  9. The Wave Pictures

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Alt rock and indie-pop trio.

    Dates

    10 Feb 2015
  10. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    John Suchet and the RSNO introduce three masterpieces that define Beethoven.

    Dates

    27 Mar 2015
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