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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

    Two short plays.

    Dates

    3 Jun 2014
  2. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A modern piece which explores the relationships between women and men.

    Dates

    23 Aug 2014 to 25 Aug 2014
  3. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Works by Lully, Cavalli, Blow and Handel.

    Dates

    12 Aug 2014
  4. Lisbee Stainton

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Acoustic folk-pop singer-songwriter.

    Dates

    21 May 2014
  5. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The heroic and daring world of Sherwood Forest led by the world's favourite outlaw Robin Hood and his merry men (in tights.)

    Dates

    29 Sep 2014
  6. Quercus

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Folk and contemporary jazz trio.

    Dates

    24 Oct 2014
  7. Deacon Blue

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Scottish pop outfit.

    Dates

    20 Dec 2014
  8. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Rona Munro's historical drama.

    Dates

    5 Aug 2014 to 20 Aug 2014
  9. Imaginate

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Performing arts festival for children and young people.

    Dates

    5 May 2014 to 12 May 2014
  10. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Works by Josquin, Poulenc, Sheppard and Taverner.

    Dates

    11 Aug 2014
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