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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

    Works by Brahms and Berg.

    Dates

    8 Oct 2015
  2. 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
  3. Lammermuir Festival

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    East Lothian

    East Lothian’s celebration of Beautiful Music in Beautiful Places.

    Dates

    11 Sep 2015 to 20 Sep 2015
  4. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Works by Handel.

    Dates

    22 Oct 2015
  5. Into The Woods

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Stephen Sondheim's musical.

    Dates

    31 Jul 2015 to 1 Aug 2015
  6. Dougie MacLean

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Folk singer-songwriter.

    Dates

    27 Aug 2015
  7. 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
  8. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Three weeks of international opera, music, theatre and dance.

    Dates

    7 Aug 2015 to 31 Aug 2015
  9. Simply Dylan

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    John O'Connell celebrates Bob Dylan's music.

    Dates

    17 Sep 2015
  10. 80's Invasion Tour

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Featuring Big Country, Midge Ure, Altered Images and Curiosity Killed The Cat.

    Dates

    20 Mar 2016
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