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Brightly dressed performers take part in the Edinburgh Festival Carnival on the city's Princes Street © Kenny Lam
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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


    Works by Ravel, R Murray Schafer, Bax, Takemitsu and Debussy.


    16 Aug 2014
  2. Gradings


    Tim FitzHigham and Duncan Walsh Atkins pay tribute to the gentle musical satirists.


    7 Nov 2014
  3. Gradings


    The Roseberry Trio return to the Fringe with a new programme.


    8 Aug 2014
  4. Gradings


    A story about finding your place.


    1 Aug 2014 to 23 Aug 2014
  5. Gradings


    The music of the Yellowjackets performed.


    26 Sep 2014
  6. Gradings


    A devised story about a girl's friendship with a leaf.


    14 Aug 2014 to 26 Aug 2014
  7. Gradings


    Mellow acoustic melodies.


    15 Aug 2014
  8. Gradings


    A contemporary piece about definitions and diagnoses, presented by Susanna Hislop.


    1 Aug 2014 to 24 Aug 2014
  9. Meet The McDougalls (Over 3s)


    Theatre Event



    Come along and visit McDougall Cottage, where you'll meet lovable brother and sister Max and Molly McDougall.


    28 Sep 2014
  10. Gradings


    An exploration of youthful dreams and ambitions.


    16 Aug 2014 to 17 Aug 2014

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