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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. A View From The Bridge

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    This American classic simmers with tension as longshoreman Eddie Carbone's obsession with his orphaned niece spirals out of control.

    Dates

    28 Apr 2015 to 2 May 2015
  2. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Delibes's romance about a doll that comes to life.

    Dates

    4 Feb 2015 to 7 Feb 2015
  3. Edinburgh's Got Soul

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Soul covers choir from Edinburgh.

    Dates

    12 Dec 2014
  4. 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
  5. SCO: Mozart's Requiem

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Philippe Herreweghe conducts Mozart's Requium and Schubert's Unfinished Symphony.

    Dates

    12 Mar 2015
  6. Brussels Philharmonic

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Works by Borodin, Rodrigo and Saint-Saens.

    Dates

    30 Nov 2014
  7. Dick Whittington

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A Traditional Fun-Filled Pantomime Purr-Fect For The Whole Family.

    Dates

    18 Dec 2014
  8. Cherrygrove

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Scottish folk five-piece.

    Dates

    27 Jan 2015
  9. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Rock'n'roll and pop covers.

    Dates

    17 May 2015
  10. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Juliette Binoche stars in the title role of Sophocles's tragedy, translated by Anne Carson.

    Dates

    9 Aug 2015 to 22 Aug 2015
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