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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. Shona Reppe - Magic Sho

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Musselburgh

    Abracadabra! A hilarious magic show for children appears.

    Dates

    14 Oct 2015
  2. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Richard Egarr conducts the Orchestra and SCO Chorus.

    Dates

    27 Nov 2015
  3. Gradings

    Edinburgh

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

    Dates

    7 Aug 2015 to 29 Aug 2015
  4. The Proclaimers

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Indie-pop from the twin brothers.

    Dates

    4 Dec 2015 to 5 Dec 2015
  5. 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
  6. Beethoven Symphony No 7

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Young Spanish conductor Antonio Mendez leads the SCO in a concert of the classics: Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven.

    Dates

    21 Jan 2016
  7. Alexander O'Neal

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Soul and R&B songsmith.

    Dates

    11 Dec 2015
  8. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Mum's The Word 2 is a brand-new version of the huge original hit show detailing the comedic horrors of rearing young children and now updated to include the horrors of rearing and living with teenagers!

    Dates

    16 Feb 2016 to 20 Feb 2016
  9. Brahms' Symphony No 3

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Robin Ticciati conducts the SCO in a programme of Brahms and Berg.

    Dates

    14 Jan 2016
  10. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Exercise your skills as a detective and solve an Edwardian murder.

    Dates

    28 Nov 2015
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