The King's houses visits by major touring drama productions, including the Edinburgh International Festival, as well as being home to Edinburgh's annual pantomime and the local amateur societies' productions.
Scotland’s premier research library stages major exhibitions in summer and winter and showcases a selection of treasures throughout the year from the 15 million items it holds. Entry is free. It also runs a year round events programme, workshops and
Hidden in the trees to the western end of Princes Street Gardens is the solid and imposing bulk of St Cuthbert's Parish Church. The present church was built in 1892 when traces of at least six earlier church buildings were found.