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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

    Manchester-based alt rock outfit.

    Dates

    26 Aug 2015
  2. Gradings

    Musselburgh

    Works by Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Janacek and Schubert.

    Dates

    28 Aug 2015
  3. Beethoven Symphony No 5

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The SCO perform works by Dean, Mussorgsky and Beethoven under the baton of Olari Elts.

    Dates

    7 Apr 2016
  4. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Deryck Cooke's completed version of the composer's unfinished final symphony.

    Dates

    27 Sep 2015
  5. 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
  6. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A musical comedy based on the 1988 film about a pair of conmen operating on the French Riviera.

    Dates

    15 Sep 2015 to 26 Sep 2015
  7. Edinburgh Festivals 2015

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    During August, the Scottish capital hosts the world's largest arts festival.

    Dates

    1 Apr 2015 to 31 Dec 2015
  8. Annasach's Ceilidh

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Traditional music and dance.

    Dates

    24 Apr 2015 to 30 Oct 2015
  9. Sibelius Symphony No 3

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Joseph Swensen conducts this all-Nordic concert, celebrating the 150th anniversaries of Sibelius and Nielsen.

    Dates

    12 Nov 2015
  10. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The Bangkok beauties perform their cabaret & comedy turns, with musical contributions & impressions

    Dates

    7 Aug 2015 to 30 Aug 2015
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