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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

    An interactive comedy drama inspired by the TV programme.

    Dates

    6 Aug 2015 to 31 Aug 2015
  2. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Manchester-based alt rock outfit.

    Dates

    26 Aug 2015
  3. Cinderella

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Musselburgh

    Christmas wouldn't be the same without a trip to The Brunton's panto!Written and directed by Mark Cox, produced by The Brunton.

    Dates

    24 Nov 2015 to 3 Jan 2016
  4. Handbagged

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Moira Buffini's political comedy.

    Dates

    2 Nov 2015 to 7 Nov 2015
  5. Family Ceilidh

    Type

    Dance Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A fun introduction to sociable dancing with live music.

    Dates

    26 Sep 2015
  6. Gradings

    Musselburgh

    Ravel's Le Tombeau De Couperin and Bizet's Children's Games For Four Hands.

    Dates

    24 Aug 2015
  7. Funbox: Fancy Dress Fun

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Musselburgh

    The brand new family sing-a-long show from Anya, Gary, Kevin and Bonzo (formerly of The Singing Kettle).

    Dates

    8 Aug 2015 to 9 Aug 2015
  8. Brave New World

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Adaptation of Aldous Huxley's dystopian novel.

    Dates

    29 Sep 2015 to 3 Oct 2015
  9. Hairspray

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A production of the Broadway musical based on John Waters's wonderfully tacky 1988 movie.

    Dates

    22 Feb 2016 to 27 Feb 2016
  10. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Music, dance & entertainment staged against the magnificent backdrop of Edinburgh Castle.

    Dates

    7 Aug 2015 to 29 Aug 2015
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