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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. Oliver

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The musical by Lionel Bart based on Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens.

    Dates

    3 Mar 2015 to 7 Mar 2015
  2. Buniatishvili Plays Liszt

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Works by Schumann, Liszt and Wagner.

    Dates

    30 Jan 2015
  3. Jekyll And Hyde

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Musselburgh

    A modern adaptation, from Jo Clifford, of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic Gothic horror.

    Dates

    19 Feb 2015
  4. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Raunchy all-male boylesque troupe.

    Dates

    18 Dec 2014 to 4 Jan 2015
  5. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Seasonal performance with director John Butt.

    Dates

    21 Dec 2014
  6. Gradings

    Edinburgh

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

    Dates

    8 Aug 2015 to 30 Aug 2015
  7. Mike & The Mechanics

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Soft rock and pop rock group.

    Dates

    12 Apr 2015
  8. Jakil

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    London-based alt pop quintet.

    Dates

    17 Jan 2015
  9. Foo Fighters Live

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The award-winning Foos, perform.

    Dates

    23 Jun 2015
  10. Gradings

    Musselburgh

    Ballet West's production of Romeo and Juliet.

    Dates

    12 Feb 2015
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