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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. Stones In His Pockets

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A popular comedy brought to life by two highly talented actors who play 15 characters between them.

    Dates

    28 Sep 2014
  2. Marcus Malone

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Blues-rock singer-songwriter.

    Dates

    27 Nov 2014
  3. Mike & The Mechanics

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Soft rock and pop rock group.

    Dates

    12 Apr 2015
  4. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Works by Mozart, Poulenc, Beethoven, Viana and Krommer.

    Dates

    22 Feb 2015
  5. White Rabbit, Red Rabbit

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    With no rehearsal, no director, a different actor each night, and a script waiting in a sealed envelope on stage, internationally acclaimed White Rabbit, Red Rabbit, by Iranian writer Nassim Soleimanpour, is an audacious theatrical experiment.

    Dates

    9 Oct 2014 to 11 Oct 2014
  6. We Are The Ocean

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Rock quartet from London.

    Dates

    21 Oct 2014
  7. Gradings

    Bathgate

    A mixture of old and new country hits.

    Dates

    11 Oct 2014
  8. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    US-based Americana and country singer-songwriter.

    Dates

    2 Oct 2014
  9. Gradings

    Livingston

    A production full of disturbing events, skeletons in closets and things half glimpsed.

    Dates

    31 Oct 2014
  10. Showaddywaddy

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Bathgate

    The 1970s pop outfit perform their hits.

    Dates

    10 Oct 2014
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