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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. Rapunzel (Over 4s)

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Musselburgh

    An adaptation with beautifully made rod puppets and Steve Smart's masterly puppetry skills

    Dates

    18 Feb 2015
  2. Straight No Chaser

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Soul-pop outfit.

    Dates

    1 Feb 2015
  3. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The musical theatre production that features a variety of rock'n'roll songs.

    Dates

    10 Mar 2015 to 14 Mar 2015
  4. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Traditional Scottish fiddle music.

    Dates

    14 Mar 2015
  5. 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
  6. The Steamie

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Musselburgh

    A play about Hogmanay in a Glasgow wash house.

    Dates

    28 Mar 2015
  7. Sex In Suburbia

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Comedy about dating, men and finding Mr Right.

    Dates

    23 Mar 2015
  8. Gradings

    Livingston

    Classic Jam songs.

    Dates

    18 May 2015
  9. Beating McEnroe

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A play about being a younger brother and a bad loser.

    Dates

    12 Mar 2015 to 14 Mar 2015
  10. TV On The Radio

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Energetic rock band.

    Dates

    16 Feb 2015
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