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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

    Acoustic roots and blues guitarist. With support from Neil Warden, Gary Martin Trio, Gus Munro.

    Dates

    24 Mar 2016
  2. Gradings

    Edinburgh

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

    Dates

    7 Apr 2016
  3. Dean Owens

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Celtic Americana singer-songwriter.

    Dates

    1 Mar 2016
  4. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Rona Munro's drama depicts the life of the Stewart king James II.

    Dates

    4 Feb 2016 to 13 Feb 2016
  5. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Works by Brahms, Bridge, Debussy and Corigliano.

    Dates

    29 Feb 2016
  6. Gradings

    Musselburgh

    The hits of the American pop-rock singer-songwriter and pianist.

    Dates

    14 Apr 2016
  7. Plan B: And Now

    Type

    Dance Event

    Gradings

    Musselburgh

    Contemporary dance event.

    Dates

    5 Mar 2016
  8. Carnevale 2016

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Balkan brass, Italian Pizzica and Greek rembetiko from Orkestra Del Sol and The Badwills.

    Dates

    6 Feb 2016
  9. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Performance celebrating a jazz pioneer.

    Dates

    3 Mar 2016
  10. Stereophonics

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Indie-rock outfit.

    Dates

    15 Jul 2016
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