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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. Bells Up Brass Quintet

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Performance by the award winning-brass quintet.

    Dates

    9 Dec 2014
  2. St Andrew Camerata

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A selection of classical works.

    Dates

    20 Dec 2014
  3. Lewis Hamilton Band

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Bathgate

    Blues and rock music.

    Dates

    26 Dec 2014
  4. Open Orchestra

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A programme of classical pieces.

    Dates

    6 Dec 2014
  5. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Works by Tchaikovsky and Saint-Saens.

    Dates

    15 Feb 2015
  6. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Scottish Ballet presents Peter Darrell's version of the popular piece soundtracked by Tchaikovsky.

    Dates

    13 Dec 2014 to 3 Jan 2015
  7. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Traditional music and dance to celebrate Burns Night.

    Dates

    24 Jan 2015 to 25 Jan 2015
  8. Acoustic Sessions

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Local acoustic showcase.

    Dates

    31 Mar 2014 to 24 Nov 2014
  9. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The company performs Cinderella.

    Dates

    3 Dec 2014 to 6 Dec 2014
  10. Cuarteto Libertadores

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Works by JS Bach, Mendelssohn and Ginastera.

    Dates

    2 Mar 2015
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