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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. St Giles At Six

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Classical music.

    Dates

    25 Jan 2015
  2. Dirty Dancing

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Produced by Karl Sydow and Joye Entertainment, and written by Eleanor Bergstein, script writer of the successful 1987 film, the production features all the much-loved characters and original dialogue from the film with exciting extra scenes added in.

    Dates

    24 Feb 2015 to 14 Mar 2015
  3. The Venetian Twins

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    New version of this comedy of mistaken identity.

    Dates

    24 Apr 2015 to 16 May 2015
  4. One Man, Two Guvnors

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Richard Bean's comedy drama is a unique mix of satire, songs, slapstick and glittering one-liners.

    Dates

    16 Feb 2015 to 21 Feb 2015
  5. Macmaster Hay

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Scottish folk duo.

    Dates

    16 Feb 2015
  6. Gradings

    Musselburgh

    George McNeill, a former sprint champion, stars in this one man autobiographical piece about his career in collaboration with theatre company Wonder Fools. Insightful, hilarious and engaging this show is a lifetime in the making and not to be missed.

    Dates

    18 Feb 2015
  7. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A play set in a modest home on the outskirts of Kiev, where Katya and Oksana are busy preparing a funeral meal for their beloved Sasha.

    Dates

    31 Mar 2015 to 4 Apr 2015
  8. Barbara Dickson

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The award-winning singer performs traditional-pop.

    Dates

    25 Feb 2015
  9. The Bodyguard

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The Bodyguard musical.

    Dates

    29 Sep 2015 to 10 Oct 2015
  10. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    World class saxophone and piano duo playing jazz classics in an intimate, acoustic setting.

    Dates

    9 Feb 2015
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