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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

    Classical and contemporary mezzo-soprano.

    Dates

    26 Feb 2015
  2. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A commemorative concert in aid of Poppy Scotland.

    Dates

    4 Feb 2015
  3. Dead Simple

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The story of a man who, after a drunken stag night, finds himself buried alive.

    Dates

    2 Feb 2015 to 7 Feb 2015
  4. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Works by Lalo, Brahms and Berlioz.

    Dates

    22 Feb 2015
  5. Keith Jack

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Musselburgh

    London-based pop singer and actor.

    Dates

    14 Feb 2015
  6. Duncan Chisholm

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Folk musician from Inverness.

    Dates

    12 Feb 2015
  7. When The War Came Home

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    An Edinburgh-based wartime drama.

    Dates

    16 Jan 2015
  8. The Slab Boys

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    John Byrne's play paints a vivid picture of the tough, working-class culture of 1950s industrial Scotland.

    Dates

    10 Mar 2015 to 14 Mar 2015
  9. The Fureys

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Traditional folk outfit.

    Dates

    14 May 2015
  10. TV On The Radio

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Energetic rock band.

    Dates

    16 Feb 2015
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