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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 and semi-acoustic sets.

    Dates

    12 Apr 2014 to 29 Nov 2014
  2. Singaround

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Open-mic.

    Dates

    2 May 2014 to 29 Nov 2014
  3. The Dublin Legends

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Irish folk quintet.

    Dates

    27 Jan 2015
  4. Jake Bugg

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Indie-folk singer-songwriter.

    Dates

    12 Oct 2014
  5. Blyde Lasses

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Penicuik

    Dates

    14 Oct 2014
  6. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The Orchestra performs Mahler's Symphony No 4 with mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill.

    Dates

    9 Oct 2014
  7. Collabro

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Showtunes boy band quintet. With support from Lucy Kay.

    Dates

    18 Feb 2015
  8. Spoiling

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    In front of the world's media, Scotland's Foreign Minister will shortly deliver a keynote speech outlining the newly independent nation's relationship with the former UK. But there's a problem. She's refusing to speak the words she's been given.

    Dates

    16 Sep 2014 to 20 Sep 2014
  9. Gradings

    Livingston

    First World War-set drama.

    Dates

    10 Nov 2014
  10. Nick Harper

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Folk-rock singer-songwriter.

    Dates

    17 Oct 2014
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