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  • Models and designer on the catwalk during the Edinburgh International Fashion Festival
    Catwalk Show
  • The Lennoxlove Book Festival. Pictured here, Mary Contini of Valvona and Crolla speaking in the Great Hall
    The Lennoxlove Book Festival
  • Highland dancers performing in the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
    Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Highland Dancers
  • The Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh
    The Playhouse Theatre
  • The E4 Udderbelly, a Festival Fringe venue in Bristo Square
    The E4 Udderbelly, Bristo Square

Take part in great arts and culture events in Edinburgh & The Lothians, a region which is home to the world’s festival capital, Edinburgh.

The city and surrounding Lothians boasts an unparalleled calendar of events and festivals which peaks in the summer months with thousands of comedy shows, theatre, music, art, literature and more.

Edinburgh is the 'world’s festival city' and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world, and one of several festivals which takes place in Scotland’s capital each August. In 2011, the Fringe featured 41,689 performances of 2,542 shows across 258 spectacular and varied venues.

Tradfest is a new festival which will showcases the best of art, dance and storytelling with workshops, concerts and gigs for the whole family to enjoy.

Discover the fantastic Leith Festival and celebrate the heritage, culture, diversity and people of the charming district of Leith. The Leith Festival started in 2002 and is a traditional community arts festival that takes place every year in June and provides a varied programme of arts, tours, music and food.

The world renowned Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF), established in 1947, brings a touch of Hollywood glamour to Edinburgh’s famous cobbled streets. If you’re looking to discover the very best in international cinema, look no further. This magnificent festival seeks to highlight the most exciting and innovative new film talent and notable premieres in recent years have included The Hurt Locker, Ratatouille, Little Miss Sunshine, Billy Elliot and the Oscar-winning Disney•Pixar's Brave.

Every August, for just over two weeks, the world’s largest celebration of the written word takes over Charlotte Square. The Edinburgh International Book Festival is a fortnight of fantastic events with writers from around the world.

The Scottish International Storytelling Festival provides an array of story-telling performances, talks, workshops and discussions throughout Edinburgh.

If art is your passion, the Edinburgh Art Festival, Scotland’s largest visual arts festival is simply unmissable as it is home to a wide array of visual arts, exhibitions and events held throughout the city.

Use the information listings to find a whole range of arts and culture events in Edinburgh & The Lothians.

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  1. Yer Granny

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A new comedy, directed by Graham McLaren.

    Dates

    3 Jun 2015 to 6 Jun 2015
  2. Hairspray

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A production of the Broadway musical based on John Waters's wonderfully tacky 1988 movie.

    Dates

    22 Feb 2016 to 27 Feb 2016
  3. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The Bangkok beauties perform their cabaret & comedy turns, with musical contributions & impressions

    Dates

    8 Aug 2015 to 30 Aug 2015
  4. Hidden Door Festival

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Music, poetry and arts festival with more than 40 live music acts and 70 visual artists.

    Dates

    22 May 2015 to 30 May 2015
  5. 52 Shades Of Maggie

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A one-woman show about love, life and friendship.

    Dates

    3 May 2015
  6. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Fast-paced and intelligent wit.

    Dates

    15 May 2015 to 16 May 2015
  7. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    An exhilarating and colourful dance-theatre work from the Irish-American choreographer and dancer.

    Dates

    12 Jun 2015 to 14 Jun 2015
  8. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Develop skills in one or more areas.

    Dates

    14 Dec 2013 to 25 Jul 2015
  9. Machine Room - Georgia Horgan

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Georgia Horgan presents a research project about the proliferation of the textile industry in Scotland, and how this affected patterns of witch hunting in the seventeenth century.

    Dates

    14 Feb 2015 to 19 Apr 2015
  10. Vegas!

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A night of swing and showgirls.

    Dates

    6 Dec 2014 to 30 May 2015
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