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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

    The European premiere of this most beloved fairy tale.

    Dates

    5 Dec 2015 to 31 Dec 2015
  2. James

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Manchester-based alt rock outfit.

    Dates

    26 Aug 2015
  3. Showcase 25th Anniversary

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Music from the musicals and the last 50 years of pop.

    Dates

    29 May 2015 to 30 May 2015
  4. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A concert of Christmas choral music.

    Dates

    3 Dec 2015
  5. The Bodyguard

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The Bodyguard musical starring Alexandra Burke

    Dates

    29 Sep 2015 to 10 Oct 2015
  6. Music Through The Ages

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Meet the musician to King James V.

    Dates

    17 May 2015 to 31 Jul 2015
  7. John Barrowman

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Glasgow-born entertainer and TV personality.

    Dates

    2 Jun 2015
  8. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo presents a military music extravaganza.

    Dates

    11 Jun 2015
  9. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Anya, Kevin and Gary (formerly of the Singing Kettle) present their latest musical sing-along show f

    Dates

    14 Jun 2015
  10. From The Jam

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Livingston

    From The Jam, featuring former The Jam bassist Bruce Foxton, legendary vocalist & guitarist Russell Hastings and drummer Steve (Smiley) Barnard.

    Dates

    18 Jun 2015
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