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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. The Fratellis

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Indie-rock trio.

    Dates

    7 Nov 2015
  2. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A contemporary play inspired by the bothy ballads of Scotland's North East.

    Dates

    6 Aug 2015 to 31 Aug 2015
  3. My Name Is...

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Tamasha Theatre Company presents Sudha Bhuchar's acclaimed verbatim play.

    Dates

    24 Sep 2015 to 26 Sep 2015
  4. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A fast, funny, slapstick show which encourages children to like books.

    Dates

    15 Sep 2015
  5. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    From multi-award winning writing/directing team Peter Arnott and director Cora Bissett.

    Dates

    24 Aug 2015 to 30 Aug 2015
  6. Fringe at the Botanics

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Enjoy a variety of Festival Fringe shows for all the family.

    Dates

    7 Aug 2015 to 30 Aug 2015
  7. Diversity

    Type

    Dance Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The latest show from the acclaimed dance group with their eye-catching routines.

    Dates

    3 Dec 2015
  8. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The residents of Chipping Cleghorn are astonished to read an advert in the local newspaper that a murder will take place at the home of Letitia Blacklock.

    Dates

    1 Feb 2016 to 6 Feb 2016
  9. Ceilidh

    Type

    Dance Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Traditional music and dancing.

    Dates

    25 Sep 2015 to 9 Oct 2015
  10. Midfest 2015

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Midlothian

    Midlothian's Festival of Arts: music, art, heritage, poetry, crafts & walks

    Dates

    4 Sep 2015 to 13 Sep 2015
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