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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 5

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The SCO perform works by Dean, Mussorgsky and Beethoven under the baton of Olari Elts.

    Dates

    7 Apr 2016
  2. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Enjoy a taste of the Fringe.

    Dates

    14 Aug 2015 to 28 Aug 2015
  3. Handbagged

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Moira Buffini's political comedy.

    Dates

    2 Nov 2015 to 7 Nov 2015
  4. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A stunning stage adaptation of the picture book by Judith Kerr.

    Dates

    6 Aug 2015 to 31 Aug 2015
  5. The Tim Kliphuis Trio

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Gypsy-jazz from the band.

    Dates

    15 Dec 2015
  6. Shona Reppe - Magic Sho

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Musselburgh

    Abracadabra! A hilarious magic show for children appears.

    Dates

    14 Oct 2015
  7. Music Through The Ages

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Meet the musician to King James V.

    Dates

    30 Jul 2015 to 6 Sep 2015
  8. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The Bangkok beauties perform their cabaret & comedy turns, with musical contributions & impressions

    Dates

    7 Aug 2015 to 30 Aug 2015
  9. Schumann Cello Concerto

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Renowned cellist Steven Isserlis performs Schumann's Cello Concerto with the SCO and Robin Ticciati conducting.

    Dates

    26 Nov 2015
  10. Aquillos Ensemble

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Works by Raymond Warren, Danzi and Zemlinsky.

    Dates

    20 Aug 2015
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