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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

    An exciting new programme that encompasses classical, jazz, world and folk music influences

    Dates

    10 May 2015
  2. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Three weeks of international opera, music, theatre and dance.

    Dates

    7 Aug 2015 to 31 Aug 2015
  3. An Evening With Texas

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Sharleen Spiteri and her fellow band members perform.

    Dates

    25 Apr 2015
  4. The Tim Kliphuis Trio

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Gypsy-jazz from the band.

    Dates

    15 Dec 2015
  5. Lunchtime Concert

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A performance by guitarist Emma Smith.

    Dates

    7 Apr 2015
  6. Lotte Mullan, Jazz Morley

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    English contemporary twist to country music

    Dates

    6 Apr 2015
  7. Toseland

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Rock and power ballads.

    Dates

    14 Apr 2015
  8. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    An enchanting and magical musical adventure packed full of games, songs and laughter.

    Dates

    11 Jul 2015 to 12 Jul 2015
  9. Karma To Burn

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    American rock. With support from Goat Leaf.

    Dates

    29 Apr 2015
  10. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Contemporary folk performer.

    Dates

    1 May 2015
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