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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. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The European premiere of this most beloved fairy tale.

    Dates

    5 Dec 2015 to 31 Dec 2015
  2. And Then There Were None

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Agatha Christie Theatre Company's revival of the writer's own stage adaptation of her thriller.

    Dates

    26 Oct 2015 to 31 Oct 2015
  3. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Tribute act.

    Dates

    9 Dec 2015
  4. Welcome To Night Vale

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A rich and nuanced drama in the form of a community radio show.

    Dates

    17 Sep 2015
  5. Scottish Country Dancing

    Type

    Dance Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Come and join in some Scottish Country Dancing with the Princes Street Gardens Dancers.

    Dates

    6 Jul 2015 to 3 Aug 2015
  6. The Proclaimers

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Indie-pop from the twin brothers.

    Dates

    4 Dec 2015 to 5 Dec 2015
  7. Gradings

    Musselburgh

    Works by Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Janacek and Schubert.

    Dates

    28 Aug 2015
  8. Edinburgh Festivals 2015

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    During August, the Scottish capital hosts the world's largest arts festival.

    Dates

    1 Apr 2015 to 31 Dec 2015
  9. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Alt rock band from Edinburgh.

    Dates

    28 Aug 2015
  10. Brave New World

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Adaptation of Aldous Huxley's dystopian novel.

    Dates

    29 Sep 2015 to 3 Oct 2015
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