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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. Shona Reppe - Magic Sho

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Musselburgh

    Abracadabra! A hilarious magic show for children appears.

    Dates

    14 Oct 2015
  2. 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
  3. Lammermuir Festival

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    East Lothian

    East Lothian’s celebration of Beautiful Music in Beautiful Places.

    Dates

    11 Sep 2015 to 20 Sep 2015
  4. Mozart Piano Concerto

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Pianist Kit Arsmstrong takes centre stage in this concert, playing Mozart's Piano Concerto No 20 with the SCO and conductor Celemns Schuldt.

    Dates

    7 May 2016
  5. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Works by Schumann and Brahms.

    Dates

    15 Oct 2015
  6. The Great Gatsby

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Musselburgh

    A stage adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece.

    Dates

    29 Oct 2015 to 30 Oct 2015
  7. The Last Tango

    Type

    Dance Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacase take on their final theatre tout in the Last Tango.

    Dates

    7 Apr 2016 to 9 Apr 2016
  8. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Young Swiss pianist Francesco Piemontesi plays Mozart Piano Concertos No 25 and No 26 under the baton of Andrew Manze.

    Dates

    4 Feb 2016
  9. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Scottish traditional music duo, featuring fiddle and accordion.

    Dates

    26 Sep 2015
  10. The Perfect Murder

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    An adaptation of Peter James's crime novel starring Eastenders actors Shane Richie and Jessie Wallace

    Dates

    29 Feb 2016 to 5 Mar 2016
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