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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. The Woman In Black

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    An adaptation of the gothic horror story, based on the novella by Susan Hill.

    Dates

    14 Apr 2015 to 18 Apr 2015
  2. Rat Pack: Vegas Spectacular

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Cover band performing classic songs.

    Dates

    31 Jan 2015
  3. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Works by Tchaikovsky, Glazunov, Shostakovich and Kancheli.

    Dates

    21 Feb 2015
  4. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    We are swept away to a fairy-tale world where nothing is quite as it seems.

    Dates

    11 Feb 2015
  5. Love 2.0

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    An outrageous comedy about dating in the age of social media.

    Dates

    27 Feb 2015 to 28 Feb 2015
  6. Jungle

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Dance and hip hop duo.

    Dates

    25 Feb 2015
  7. The Jesus & Mary Chain

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Alt rock five-piece.

    Dates

    19 Feb 2015
  8. Barbara Dickson

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The award-winning singer performs traditional-pop.

    Dates

    25 Feb 2015
  9. Birdsong

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Critically acclaimed stage show based on the novel by Sebastian Faulks.

    Dates

    21 Apr 2015 to 25 Apr 2015
  10. The Producers

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Jason Manford stars as Leo Bloom, with Louie Spence as Carmen Ghia, in the national tour of Mel Brooks' musical comedy.

    Dates

    23 Mar 2015 to 28 Mar 2015
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