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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. Rambert: Dark Arteries

    Type

    Dance Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Rambert has never sounded quite like this before. A full brass band joins the world-class dancers live on stage for Dark Arteries.

    Dates

    26 Nov 2015 to 28 Nov 2015
  2. Music Through The Ages

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Meet the musician to King James V.

    Dates

    4 Sep 2015 to 4 Oct 2015
  3. Scocha

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Musselburgh

    Traditional Scottish music.

    Dates

    19 Mar 2016
  4. Beans On Toast

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Contemporary folk.

    Dates

    13 Nov 2015
  5. Gradings

    Edinburgh

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

    Dates

    27 Sep 2015
  6. Mozart Piano Concerto

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Pianist Kit Arsmstrong takes centre stage in this concert, playing Mozart's Piano Concerto No 20 with the SCO and conductor Celemns Schuldt.

    Dates

    7 May 2016
  7. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Traditional family panto full of mirth, magic and mayhem!

    Dates

    18 Dec 2015 to 28 Dec 2015
  8. Hairspray

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A production of the Broadway musical based on John Waters's wonderfully tacky 1988 movie.

    Dates

    22 Feb 2016 to 27 Feb 2016
  9. Scottish Ballet: Swan Lake

    Type

    Dance Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Tchaikovsky's elegant yet tragic masterpiece

    Dates

    25 May 2016 to 28 May 2016
  10. Caro Emerald

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Mainstream jazz singer.

    Dates

    1 Dec 2015
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