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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. Gareth Malone

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The popular choirmaster embarks on a national tour.

    Dates

    19 Dec 2015
  2. Canned Laughter

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    It's the 1980s and funny men Alec, Angus and Rory are one of Scotland's top comedy acts.

    Dates

    29 Mar 2016 to 2 Apr 2016
  3. Gradings

    Musselburgh

    Mike Denver, known as

    Dates

    13 Nov 2015
  4. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    John Storgards conducts the SCO in a programme of Elgar, Vaughan Williams and the world premiere of Halgrimsson's new Song Cycle.

    Dates

    27 Feb 2016
  5. The Get Up Kids

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Alt rock quintet.

    Dates

    17 Aug 2015
  6. Annasach's Ceilidh

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Traditional music and dance.

    Dates

    24 Apr 2015 to 30 Oct 2015
  7. Edinburgh Festival Fringe

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The worlds largest arts festival!

    Dates

    7 Aug 2015 to 31 Aug 2015
  8. Rebecca

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Rebecca is timeless; the book beloved by generations and the iconic Alfred Hitchcock Oscar winning film a classic. Rebecca arrives on the stage at Richmond Theatre from Monday 16 to Saturday 21 March, led by award-winning director Emma Rice.

    Dates

    19 Oct 2015 to 24 Oct 2015
  9. The Proclaimers

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Indie-pop from the twin brothers.

    Dates

    4 Dec 2015 to 5 Dec 2015
  10. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Works by Handel.

    Dates

    22 Oct 2015
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