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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

    John Storgards conducts the SCO in a programme of Elgar, Vaughan Williams and the world premiere of Halgrimsson's new Song Cycle.

    Dates

    27 Feb 2016
  2. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Works by Lalo, Brahms and Berlioz.

    Dates

    22 May 2015
  3. Shrek The Musical

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Musical comedy about an odious green ogre who falls head over heels in love with a princess.

    Dates

    20 Oct 2015 to 8 Nov 2015
  4. Chamber Sundays 3

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A performance of chamber music.

    Dates

    20 Mar 2016
  5. Blueflint

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Alt-folk music.

    Dates

    13 May 2015
  6. The Bodyguard

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The Bodyguard musical starring Alexandra Burke

    Dates

    29 Sep 2015 to 10 Oct 2015
  7. Voca People

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A cappella and beat box vocal group, strikingly dressed as intergalactic beings.

    Dates

    16 May 2015
  8. Alina Bzhezhinska

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The critically-acclaimed harpist performs.

    Dates

    30 Apr 2015
  9. Beethoven Symphony No 7

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Young Spanish conductor Antonio Mendez leads the SCO in a concert of the classics: Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven.

    Dates

    21 Jan 2016
  10. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A retelling of the mass protest carried out by Edinburgh school children in 2003, as we faced war with Iraq.

    Dates

    11 Jun 2015 to 14 Jun 2015
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