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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


    A family friendly theatre piece about an unlikely swashbuckling duo.


    31 Jul 2014 to 25 Aug 2014
  2. Gradings


    Interactive, minimalist performance from Jack McNamara.


    1 Aug 2014 to 24 Aug 2014
  3. Gradings


    Sue Casson, English Rose of the contemporary cabaret scene, hosts a feast of sketch and spontaneity.


    31 Jul 2014 to 25 Aug 2014
  4. Gradings


    The group play 1920s and 1930s jazz.


    21 Jul 2014
  5. Meet The McDougalls (Over 3s)


    Theatre Event



    Come along and visit McDougall Cottage, where you'll meet lovable brother and sister Max and Molly McDougall.


    28 Sep 2014
  6. Gradings


    One of a series of nine concerts.


    5 Aug 2014
  7. Gradings


    A solo performance which re-examines some of Shakespeare's characters.


    1 Aug 2014 to 16 Aug 2014
  8. Gradings


    The solo debut from impressionist Luke Kempner.


    30 Jul 2014 to 25 Aug 2014
  9. Gradings


    Music, song and dance from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance.


    7 Aug 2014 to 10 Aug 2014
  10. Gradings


    A solo theatre performance exploring the life and works of HP Lovecraft.


    31 Jul 2014 to 24 Aug 2014

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