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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. Beethoven Symphony No 7

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Young Spanish conductor Antonio Mendez leads the SCO in a concert of the classics: Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven.

    Dates

    21 Jan 2016
  2. Rebecca

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Rebecca is timeless; the book beloved by generations and the iconic Alfred Hitchcock Oscar winning film a classic. Rebecca arrives on the stage at Richmond Theatre from Monday 16 to Saturday 21 March, led by award-winning director Emma Rice.

    Dates

    19 Oct 2015 to 24 Oct 2015
  3. The Tim Kliphuis Trio

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Gypsy-jazz from the band.

    Dates

    15 Dec 2015
  4. Princess Pumpalot

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    She's a princess and she farts. What more do you need to know?

    Dates

    6 Aug 2015 to 30 Aug 2015
  5. Gradings

    Musselburgh

    Works by Debussy and Josef Suk.

    Dates

    19 Aug 2015
  6. Scottish Ceilidh Dance

    Type

    Dance Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Scottish ceilidh dance by Nor'loch.

    Dates

    24 Apr 2015 to 24 Jul 2015
  7. Lunchtime Concert

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    With pianist Will Pickvance.

    Dates

    17 Jun 2015
  8. Mary Poppins

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The stage version of Mary Poppins is brilliantly adapted from the best selling book and film.

    Dates

    27 Apr 2016 to 21 May 2016
  9. Boyzone

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Pop band from Dublin.

    Dates

    25 Jul 2015
  10. Linlithgow Scotch Hop

    Type

    Dance Event

    Gradings

    Linlithgow

    Learn Scottish dance moves.

    Dates

    15 Jul 2015 to 12 Aug 2015
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