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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

    Edinburgh

    A sultry and sensual dance thriller loosely based on Bizet's popular opera.

    Dates

    9 Jun 2015 to 19 Jun 2015
  2. St Gile's At Six

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    With Nicholas Wearne.

    Dates

    7 Jun 2015
  3. Holi One Festival

    Type

    Dance Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A festival of music, dance and performance art.

    Dates

    27 Jun 2015
  4. A Midsummer Play

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Spend a beautiful midsummer’s evening evoking an Edwardian Era.

    Dates

    21 Jun 2015
  5. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A concert of Christmas choral music.

    Dates

    3 Dec 2015
  6. The Crocodiamond

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Classical performance.

    Dates

    13 Feb 2016
  7. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Acting students audition, performing Shakespeare in front of a director who is fed up of Shakespeare.

    Dates

    19 Jun 2015 to 20 Jun 2015
  8. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The residents of Chipping Cleghorn are astonished to read an advert in the local newspaper that a murder will take place at the home of Letitia Blacklock.

    Dates

    1 Feb 2016 to 6 Feb 2016
  9. STAND

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Real life stories of courage and conscience from ordinary people who stood up for something, or someone, they believed in

    Dates

    4 Jun 2015 to 6 Jun 2015
  10. Music In The Gallery

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A seasonal selection of classical, jazz and folk music.

    Dates

    5 Jun 2015
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