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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. Alice Mary Cooper: The Box

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Musselburgh

    Join Mary Alice Cooper as she lifts the lid and explores the extraordinary last post from the First World War.

    Dates

    6 Nov 2015
  2. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A celebration of the sounds, heritage and evolution of the world's greatest electric guitars & bases

    Dates

    8 Jul 2015
  3. Wizard Of Oz: Southern Light

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Southern Light, the company that packed out the King's with Oliver!, invites you to Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Land of Oz where Dorothy and her little dog Toto, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion head on an unforgettable adventure.

    Dates

    23 Feb 2016 to 27 Feb 2016
  4. Soak

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Folk singer.

    Dates

    2 Nov 2015
  5. King Charles III

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Rupert Goold directs the West End transfer of Almeida Theatre's staging of Mike Bartlett's future history play.

    Dates

    16 Nov 2015 to 21 Nov 2015
  6. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A show with music and song and an array of especially designed puppet creatures.

    Dates

    9 Aug 2015
  7. Chamber Sundays 3

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A performance of chamber music.

    Dates

    20 Mar 2016
  8. Gradings

    Musselburgh

    Works by Beethoven to James MacMillan.

    Dates

    26 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. BalletLORENT: Snow White

    Type

    Dance Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    balletLORENT's dark and mystical adaptation of Snow White.

    Dates

    22 Jan 2016 to 23 Jan 2016
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