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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

    Folk duo.

    Dates

    12 Nov 2014
  2. Faith Healer

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Brian Friel's story about love and belief.

    Dates

    14 Jan 2015 to 7 Feb 2015
  3. Big Country

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The five-piece performs Celtic-rock.

    Dates

    6 Dec 2014
  4. Horse

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Scottish singer-songwriter.

    Dates

    4 Oct 2014
  5. Outlying Islands

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Two young naturalists from Cambridge University are drawn into a primeval world of raw emotion, sexual passion, voyeurism and murder.

    Dates

    1 Oct 2014 to 4 Oct 2014
  6. Regeneration

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A dramatisation of Pat Barker's novel.

    Dates

    30 Sep 2014 to 4 Oct 2014
  7. Perfume Genius

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Seattle-based singer-songwriter.

    Dates

    23 Nov 2014
  8. The Venetian Twins

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    New version of this comedy of mistaken identity.

    Dates

    24 Apr 2015 to 16 May 2015
  9. Birdsong

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Critically acclaimed stage show based on the novel by Sebastian Faulks.

    Dates

    21 Apr 2015 to 25 Apr 2015
  10. The Gamblers

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    In a new, all-female version of Gogol's fast-paced comedy, this is a story of women who gamble, hustle, cheat, drink, swear, sing and dance.

    Dates

    12 Oct 2014 to 15 Oct 2014
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