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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

    Musselburgh

    Starring Julie Nevada one of the world's best Tina Turner Impersonators with her Nine piece band The Vintage Corporation and her dance troupe The Brat Pack; they'll bring you all the glamour of one of the world's top selling artistes.

    Dates

    17 Jun 2016
  2. 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
  3. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Works by Barber and Britten.

    Dates

    13 Apr 2016
  4. Netting

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Musselburgh

    A drama about loss by Morna Young.

    Dates

    24 Mar 2016
  5. Scocha

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Musselburgh

    Traditional Scottish music.

    Dates

    19 Mar 2016
  6. Lights Out By Nine

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Livingston

    R&B originals and covers.

    Dates

    11 Mar 2016
  7. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The orchestra performs a selection of classical works by Szymanowsk, MacMillan and Berlioz.

    Dates

    18 Mar 2016
  8. Simply Red

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Soul outfit. With support from Natalie Imbruglia.

    Dates

    14 Jul 2016
  9. Northern Ballet: 1984

    Type

    Dance Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The company presents a re-imagining of the iconic novel by George Orwell.

    Dates

    31 Mar 2016 to 2 Apr 2016
  10. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Works by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Mahler and R Strauss.

    Dates

    12 Feb 2016
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