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Brightly dressed performers take part in the Edinburgh Festival Carnival on the city's Princes Street © Kenny Lam
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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

    Life on the One Wheel experiments with everyday experience and elements of popular culture to explore the fragile simplicity of human emotion.

    Dates

    17 Aug 2014 to 25 Aug 2014
  2. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    This QMU students' company brings you original writing full of humour, candour and crackers.

    Dates

    18 Aug 2014
  3. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    An hour of Tricity's trademark musical wit and playfulness.

    Dates

    1 Aug 2014 to 17 Aug 2014
  4. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Experience this powerful music live - there is no substitute!

    Dates

    31 Aug 2014
  5. Edinburgh Gang Show 2014

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Young performers take to the stage.

    Dates

    18 Nov 2014 to 22 Nov 2014
  6. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    This reinvention of Alfred Jarry's play combines comic physical storytelling and tight ensemble work.

    Dates

    10 Aug 2014 to 16 Aug 2014
  7. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Mainstream jazz duo.

    Dates

    16 Aug 2014
  8. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A soprano, tenor and pianist explore the First World War.

    Dates

    7 Aug 2014
  9. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    An introduction to the works of Shakespeare, created for youngsters.

    Dates

    2 Aug 2014 to 10 Aug 2014
  10. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Y'all come on down and let Scotland's own Flagstaff take you on a road trip across America.

    Dates

    4 Aug 2014 to 12 Aug 2014
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