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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. Lammermuir Festival

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    East Lothian

    East Lothian’s celebration of Beautiful Music in Beautiful Places.

    Dates

    11 Sep 2015 to 20 Sep 2015
  2. Midfest 2015

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Midlothian

    A week-long celebration of arts and culture in Midlothian.

    Dates

    4 Sep 2015 to 13 Sep 2015
  3. Rebecca

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Rebecca is timeless; the book beloved by generations and the iconic Alfred Hitchcock Oscar winning film a classic. Rebecca arrives on the stage at Richmond Theatre from Monday 16 to Saturday 21 March, led by award-winning director Emma Rice.

    Dates

    19 Oct 2015 to 24 Oct 2015
  4. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A performance by the Orchestra conducted by Julian Lloyd Webber.

    Dates

    14 Aug 2015
  5. Gradings

    Musselburgh

    An intriguing, funny and often poignant tale of friendship, love and dedication.

    Dates

    19 Sep 2015
  6. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Legally Blonde is the best show in town, case closed! It is about knowing who you are and showing what you've got!

    Dates

    16 Mar 2016 to 19 Mar 2016
  7. Bach Magnificat

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Richard Egarr conducts the SCO and Chorus in a rousing programme, including Bach's Magnificat.

    Dates

    28 Apr 2016
  8. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Violinist Alexander Janiczek and pianist Llyr Williams lead the SCO in their continued explorations of the Beethoven Piano Concertos.

    Dates

    17 Dec 2015
  9. Party At The Palace

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Linlithgow

    A two-day music festival showcasing the best of Scottish music.

    Dates

    8 Aug 2015 to 9 Aug 2015
  10. Avenue Q

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    An irresistibly charming musical which tells the story of the lovable characters on a downtown New York street trying to make sense of life's burning issues.

    Dates

    9 May 2016 to 14 May 2016
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