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  • The National Gallery
    The National Gallery
  • The Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh
    The Playhouse Theatre
  • Looking up to the entrance of The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh
    The Queen's Gallery
  • Visitors walking along the landform installation 'Ueda' by Charles Jencks outside the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
    The Scottish National Galllery of Modern Art
  • Outside the Usher Hall during the International Festival, Edinburgh
    The Usher Hall during the Edinburgh International Festival

Visit the arts and culture attractions of Edinburgh & The Lothians, which include brilliant galleries, fantastic art centres and entertainment venues.

Spend the day marvelling at national collections of artworks or exploring smaller galleries. At night, take in a theatre show or drop by a comedy club for a few laughs.

Edinburgh & The Lothians offer a fantastic variety of productions staged in amazing theatres. Settle down in a comfy chair and enjoy work by big companies such as Scottish Opera and the National Theatre of Scotland or see leading amateur performances.

The Festival Theatre is a huge glass-fronted building in the Old Town of Edinburgh and has a 1,900-seater theatre that offers an inspiring programme of big budget dance and drama throughout the year. Opened in 1994, the stunning venue is the largest performance area in Scotland, second only to the Royal Opera House in the UK.

Brunton Theatre in Musselburgh, East Lothian, offers a range of shows for all the family with music, theatre, dance and film. Productions here include drama, dance, comedy, children’s theatre, film, workshops, musicals, amateur and community productions which appeal to a wide audience.

The Stand Comedy Club is where the world's top comedians perform during the festival, and the rest of the year it hosts a nightly array of new and established comedy talent.

The Palace of Holyroodhouse is home to centuries of fascinating history. Alongside is the wonderful Queen's Gallery, a permanent space for changing exhibitions from the Royal Collections.

Use the information listings to plan a creative day out at arts and culture attractions in Edinburgh & The Lothians.

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  1. Doodles Ceramic Workshop


    Arts & Crafts



    Doodles Ceramic Workshop offers a unique opportunity for everyone to discover their creativity.

  2. Gradings

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    The Edinburgh Playhouse - Scotland's Broadway

  3. Gradings


    The Brunton is the place to be for the best in quality music, theatre, dance, comedy, children's shows and film - all year round. Our newly refurbished venue 1 allows us to offer even more entertainment as well as being available for hire.

  4. The Stand Comedy Club


    Comedy Venues


    Edinburgh - City Centre

    The Stand Comedy Club EDINBURGH - LIVE COMEDY 7 NIGHTS A WEEK Now in its tenth year The Stand Comedy Club is Edinburgh's only full-time comedy venue.

  5. Gradings

    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction


    The Chippendale International School of Furniture nestles at the foot of the rolling Lammermuir Hills near Haddington, with some of the finest views in Scotland. It is only 40 minutes drive from Edinburgh.

  6. Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    North Berwick

    Westgate Gallery and Orangery Café is a great place to browse unique, quality gifts from Scotland.

  7. Ken's Ceilidhs




    Edinburgh - City Centre

    Lauriston Hall Ceilidhs with ceilidh band HLI and caller Ken Gourlay.

  8. Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    Visit one of Edinburgh’s most iconic buildings and explore a fascinating overview of Scotland past and present though a wealth of imagery encompassing painting, photography, sculpture and film

  9. Gradings


    Only 5 minutes from the Royal Yacht Britannia, you will find a world of truly Scottish style.

  10. Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction


    Home to Scotland’s outstanding national collection of modern and contemporary art, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art comprises two buildings, Modern One and Modern Two.


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