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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

    Join storytellers and musicians in a relaxed traditional session round the hearth, as the darkness closes in and the embers glow with pictures in the fire.

    Dates

    25 Oct 2014
  2. Peter Gill

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Livingston

    Mainstream jazz pianist.

    Dates

    20 Dec 2014
  3. The Indos

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Edinburgh-based alt rock quintet.

    Dates

    31 Oct 2014
  4. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A comedy about the human heart's strength and madness.

    Dates

    26 Nov 2014 to 29 Nov 2014
  5. Maurice Dickson

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Folk singer-songwriter from Belfast.

    Dates

    5 Nov 2014
  6. Lizanne Knott

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Folk singer-songwriter.

    Dates

    22 Oct 2014
  7. Haken

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    London-based prog metal sextet. With support from Leprous, Maschine.

    Dates

    1 Nov 2014
  8. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Haydn's La Passione and Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony.

    Dates

    27 Feb 2015
  9. Rehearsal Room: 25

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Rebecca Sharp's The Dark Twin and Little Forks.

    Dates

    28 Oct 2014 to 29 Oct 2014
  10. Gradings

    Penicuik

    Luc (guitar, button box, vocals) and Eddie (Border pipes/Highlandpipes/Scottish small-pipes/Whistle). A superb young duo, showcasing the best of the upcoming generation's energy and inventiveness. Fine Scots, Irish, Northumbrian traditional music.

    Dates

    11 Nov 2014
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