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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. Velvet Scooter

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Rock covers band.

    Dates

    27 Sep 2014 to 25 Oct 2014
  2. The Antihoot Open Stage

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Open stage.

    Dates

    7 Jul 2014 to 27 Oct 2014
  3. Joan Armatrading

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Pop-rock singer-songwriter.

    Dates

    19 Mar 2015
  4. Edinburgh Quartet

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The Edinburgh Quartet send a Postcard from Paris.

    Dates

    17 Nov 2014
  5. Present Perfect

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Talented young people perform a play set on Christmas Eve.

    Dates

    11 Dec 2014 to 14 Dec 2014
  6. Belcea Quartet

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Works by Beethoven, Mozart and Turnage.

    Dates

    8 Dec 2014
  7. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Three of Scotland's finest musicians/composers.

    Dates

    14 Feb 2015
  8. Eric And Little Ern

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Musselburgh

    A tribute show to showmen Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise.

    Dates

    14 Nov 2014
  9. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A performance of celebratory Scottish songs.

    Dates

    25 Nov 2014
  10. Gradings

    Bathgate

    An adaptation of the famous and ever-popular rags-to-riches fairy tale.

    Dates

    7 Dec 2014
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