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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

    Bathgate

    A hilarious, musical swashbuckling adventure.

    Dates

    3 Jul 2015 to 31 Jul 2015
  2. 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
  3. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Young Swiss pianist Francesco Piemontesi plays Mozart Piano Concertos No 25 and No 26 under the baton of Andrew Manze.

    Dates

    4 Feb 2016
  4. James

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Manchester-based alt rock outfit.

    Dates

    26 Aug 2015
  5. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Music, dance & entertainment staged against the magnificent backdrop of Edinburgh Castle.

    Dates

    7 Aug 2015 to 29 Aug 2015
  6. Mary Poppins

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The stage version of Mary Poppins is brilliantly adapted from the best selling book and film.

    Dates

    27 Apr 2016 to 21 May 2016
  7. The Bodyguard

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The Bodyguard musical starring Alexandra Burke

    Dates

    29 Sep 2015 to 10 Oct 2015
  8. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Eclectic music festival with cider garden and street food.

    Dates

    26 Aug 2015 to 28 Aug 2015
  9. 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
  10. Lionel Richie

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Soul and pop from the Grammy-winner.

    Dates

    22 Jul 2015
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