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Brightly dressed performers take part in the Edinburgh Festival Carnival on the city's Princes Street © Kenny Lam
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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 monologue dedicated to the people of the 'terra dei fuochi', the area devastated by the Camorra around Naples.


    23 Aug 2014 to 24 Aug 2014
  2. Gradings


    Scotland's greatest heroes, Wallace, Bruce and Burns are tempted by their inner demons.


    31 Jul 2014 to 24 Aug 2014
  3. Gradings


    A solo, physical theatre performance presented by d'Animate.


    1 Aug 2014 to 25 Aug 2014
  4. Gradings


    Taking inspiration from Laura Wade's Posh, this piece infuses ballet with a modern narrative.


    30 Jul 2014 to 22 Aug 2014
  5. Electric Six


    Music Event



    US-based six-piece.


    27 Nov 2014
  6. Gradings


    Jess, Sophie and Sam re-enact Henry VIII's weddings, feasts and river pageants.


    30 Jul 2014 to 25 Aug 2014
  7. Gradings


    Action-packed and high-energy offering a unique Singing Kettle experience. Dress up as your favourite animal.


    23 Aug 2014 to 24 Aug 2014
  8. Gradings


    Get up close and personal with one of Australia's hottest and most original circus ensembles.


    31 Jul 2014 to 25 Aug 2014
  9. Gradings


    Works by Bach, Barrios and Faure and the folk melodies of Turlough O'Carolan


    11 Aug 2014 to 24 Aug 2014
  10. Gradings


    Adaptation by Anton Tchekhov. The story, surprising, almost hallucinogenic happens under the heat of the Black Sea coast.


    5 Aug 2014 to 23 Aug 2014

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