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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. Lunchtime Concert

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The Glasgow-based musician performs works on the piano.

    Dates

    6 Apr 2015
  2. St Gile's At Six

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Classical music from the Leader Ensemble.

    Dates

    19 Apr 2015
  3. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Courses, workshops, exhibitions and performances.

    Dates

    10 Apr 2015 to 15 Apr 2015
  4. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Bach's epic retelling of the Easter story.

    Dates

    29 Mar 2015
  5. James

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Manchester-based alt rock outfit.

    Dates

    26 Aug 2015
  6. Years & Years

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Electronic pop.

    Dates

    20 May 2015
  7. Brahms' Requiem

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A performance of Brahms' Requiem.

    Dates

    28 Mar 2015
  8. Hidden Door Festival

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Music, poetry and arts festival with more than 40 live music acts and 70 visual artists.

    Dates

    22 May 2015 to 30 May 2015
  9. The View

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The View plus support. The band return for a Hometown Christmas Gig.

    Dates

    10 Apr 2015 to 11 Apr 2015
  10. Jeeves & Wooster

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A delightful evening of theatrical absurdity featuring P.G Wodehouse's iconic double act.

    Dates

    11 May 2015 to 16 May 2015
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