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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

    Legally Blonde is the best show in town, case closed! It is about knowing who you are and showing what you've got!

    Dates

    16 Mar 2016 to 19 Mar 2016
  2. The Real Thing

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Livingston

    Seventies soul from the popular British group.

    Dates

    1 Apr 2016
  3. Gretchen Peters

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Grammy award-nominated country from the American singer.

    Dates

    21 Feb 2016
  4. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Classical performance.

    Dates

    13 Feb 2016
  5. George Todica

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Musselburgh

    Works by Scarlatti, Enescu, Chopin and Rachmaninoff.

    Dates

    15 Mar 2016
  6. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Pianist Kit Arsmstrong takes centre stage in this concert, playing Mozart's Piano Concerto No 20 with the SCO and conductor Celemns Schuldt.

    Dates

    7 May 2016
  7. The Lost Things

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Musselburgh

    Tortoise In A Nutshell Theatre Company presents the tale of a boy who falls through a crack in the pavement.

    Dates

    24 Feb 2016
  8. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    New theatre work from Birds of Paradise Theatre Company directed by Robert Softley.

    Dates

    2 Mar 2016 to 4 Mar 2016
  9. 80s Invasion Tour

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Featuring Big Country, Midge Ure, Altered Images and Curiosity Killed The Cat.

    Dates

    20 Mar 2016
  10. Gradings

    Musselburgh

    Music from Tim Garland, Joe Zawinul, Raymond Scott, Martin Kershaw and Jeremy Thurlow, capped off with arrangements of Frank Zappa's incredible blend of rock.

    Dates

    20 Feb 2016
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