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Brightly dressed performers take part in the Edinburgh Festival Carnival on the city's Princes Street © Kenny Lam
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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
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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. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A selection of short, multidisciplinary new work for scrappy dos, tiny toons and animaniacs.

    Dates

    5 Oct 2014
  2. Aladdin

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Panto legends Allan Stewart, Andy Gray and Grant Stott star in a seasonal spectacular.

    Dates

    29 Nov 2014 to 18 Jan 2015
  3. Sunset Song

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Sell a Door Theatre Company revives Alastair Cording's faithful adaptation of Lewis Grassic Gibbon's classic story,

    Dates

    7 Oct 2014 to 11 Oct 2014
  4. We Were Promised Jetpacks

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Indie-rock quartet from Edinburgh.

    Dates

    19 Sep 2014
  5. The Travelling Band

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Alt folk quintet from Manchester. With support from The Holy Ghosts.

    Dates

    9 Oct 2014
  6. Camerata Salzburg

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Works by Bartok, Mozart and Bruckner.

    Dates

    15 Mar 2015
  7. Cloud Man (Ages 4-7)

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Follow the clues to the very top of Cloud Mountain where the views are always surprising.

    Dates

    17 Dec 2014
  8. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A large-scale music-theatre work inspired by Japanese Noh theatre and Ethiopian myths.

    Dates

    26 Aug 2014 to 30 Aug 2014
  9. Gerry & The Pacemakers

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Sixties Mersey veterans.

    Dates

    10 Nov 2014
  10. Black Lips

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    American punk-rock quartet.

    Dates

    30 Oct 2014
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