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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

    Jazz and blues festival.

    Dates

    15 Jul 2016 to 25 Jul 2016
  2. Alexander Ullman

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Musselburgh

    Works by Chopin.

    Dates

    16 Feb 2016
  3. Canned Laughter

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    It's the 1980s and funny men Alec, Angus and Rory are one of Scotland's top comedy acts.

    Dates

    29 Mar 2016 to 2 Apr 2016
  4. Plan B: And Now

    Type

    Dance Event

    Gradings

    Musselburgh

    Contemporary dance event.

    Dates

    5 Mar 2016
  5. The Last Tango

    Type

    Dance Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacase take on their final theatre tout in the Last Tango.

    Dates

    7 Apr 2016 to 9 Apr 2016
  6. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Dance the night away to live ceilidh music.

    Dates

    20 Feb 2016
  7. Songs Of The Unsung Heroes

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Jane Lewis and Penny Stone from Protest in Harmony lead a fun and inspirational afternoon of songs celebrating the movements and people who opposed WWI.

    Dates

    12 Mar 2016
  8. The Real Thing

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Livingston

    Seventies soul from the popular British group.

    Dates

    1 Apr 2016
  9. Gradings

    Musselburgh

    Double bill of puppet stories for children.

    Dates

    18 Feb 2016
  10. The Rocky Horror Show

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Richard O'Brien's cult rock 'n' roll musical comedy.

    Dates

    28 Mar 2016 to 2 Apr 2016
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