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Popular events in Edinburgh

You'll find the most popular Edinburgh events on the website right now, right here!

Disney’s The Lion King
Disney’s The Lion King
5th Dec 2019 - 18th Apr 2020
The story of THE LION KING is miraculously brought to life using masks, puppets and striking costumes to tell the story of young Simba's epic adventures.
Tyrannosaurs
Tyrannosaurs
24th Jan 2020 - 4th May 2020
The most comprehensive exhibition ever mounted on tyrannosaurs is coming to the National Museum of Scotland, bringing the latest palaeontological discoveries to life.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History
18th Jan 2020 - 1st Nov 2020
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their weekend walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.

Featured events in Edinburgh

There are thousands of events in Edinburgh every month, here we've hand-picked a few you should definitely pay attention to!

Disney’s The Lion King Makeup Masterclass
Disney’s The Lion King Makeup Masterclass
18th February 2020
Harvey Nichols, Edinburgh New Town
Harvey Nichols Edinburgh is delighted to be hosting a makeup masterclass in collaboration with Disney’s The Lion King on 18th February.
Benefit in Aid of Maggies’ Centre Edinburgh
Benefit in Aid of Maggies’ Centre Edinburgh
18th February 2020
The Stand Comedy Club Edinburgh, Edinburgh New Town
Please join us at The Stand Edinburgh on 18th February for a night of comedy in aid of Maggies’ Centre Edinburgh!
20:20
20:20
18th February 2020
Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh Old Town
A fascinating, informal opportunity to find out about the work of 10 New Contemporaries exhibitors as each artist and architect introduce their work, speaking for 20 seconds about 20 images!

Hottest Tickets in Town

From theatre shows to gigs, snap up tickets to the most popular events in town, here's a small selection of what's trending this week!

Disney’s The Lion King
Disney’s The Lion King
5th Dec 2019 - 18th Apr 2020
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
The story of THE LION KING is miraculously brought to life using masks, puppets and striking costumes to tell the story of young Simba's epic adventures.
Edinburgh Summer Sessions
Edinburgh Summer Sessions
8th Aug 2020 - 20th Aug 2020
Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh Old Town
Tom Jones, Lionel Richie, Michael Kiwanuka, The 1975, McFly, Simple Minds and Travis all set to headline at Edinburgh Summer Sessions across 8th - 20th August!
I Think We Are Alone
I Think We Are Alone
18th Feb 2020 - 22nd Feb 2020
Kings Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
I Think We Are Alone is a bittersweet and funny take on our ache to connect with those voices we need to hear again, those arms we need to feel around us and those faces we need to see again.

Festivals in Edinburgh

From music to film, comedy to books, family to the arts there's a wide range of cultural festivals being held throughout the year in Edinburgh!

Audacious Women Festival
Audacious Women Festival
20th Feb 2020 - 23rd Feb 2020
Audacious Women Festival is a chance to break personal or institutional barriers, and to celebrate audacious women everywhere.
The Edinburgh Festival of Sound 2020
The Edinburgh Festival of Sound 2020
21st Feb 2020 - 22nd Feb 2020
The Edinburgh Festival of Sound brings together a community of like-minded audio enthusiasts for a weekend of talks, workshops, exhibits and live performances diving deep into Sound & Technology!
Edinburgh International Improv Festival
Edinburgh International Improv Festival
27th Feb 2020 - 1st Mar 2020
The Edinburgh International Improv Festival returns to Edinburgh from 27th February to 1st March.
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Upcoming Theatre Events in Edinburgh

Whether you prefer comedy or musicals, ballet or opera, our Edinburgh theatre listings will have something to suit everyone!

I Think We Are Alone
I Think We Are Alone
18th Feb 2020 - 22nd Feb 2020
Kings Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
I Think We Are Alone is a bittersweet and funny take on our ache to connect with those voices we need to hear again, those arms we need to feel around us and those faces we need to see again.
Witches’ Gets
Witches’ Gets
20th February 2020
Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh Old Town
Based on the true events of the 1662-3 Finnmark Witch trials in Norway, Aurora Writers present an interpretative ensemble show blending spoken word, film projection, animation, music and movement.
National Theatre Live: Cyrano de Bergerac
National Theatre Live: Cyrano de Bergerac
20th February 2020
The Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh
James McAvoy returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, broadcast live from the West End in London.
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Upcoming Family & Kids Events in Edinburgh

Don't be stuck for things to do with the kids in Edinburgh! We have something for everyone and every pocket...

Rob Roy MacGregor
Rob Roy MacGregor
18th February 2020
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Old Town
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle.
Rob Roy MacGregor
Rob Roy MacGregor
19th February 2020
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Old Town
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle.
Rob Roy MacGregor
Rob Roy MacGregor
20th February 2020
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Old Town
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle.
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Upcoming Music Events in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is renowned for it's live music scene, with a variety of venues catering for small intimate gigs to huge arenas hosting the biggest names!

Ross Couper and Tom Oakes
Ross Couper and Tom Oakes
20th February 2020
Gilded Balloon Basement, Edinburgh New Town
For one night only, join us at the Gilded Balloon Basement as fiddle meets guitar in a beautifully rich combination of spine-tingling tunes with a sprinkle of banter from Ross Couper and Tom Oakes!
Soundhouse: FARA
Soundhouse: FARA
20th February 2020
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh West
FARA are touring the UK with material from their second album 'Times from Times Fall' and stop off at Traverse Bar Café on 10th February.
Playtime with Shanti Jayasinha
Playtime with Shanti Jayasinha
20th February 2020
The Outhouse, Edinburgh New Town
This is a rare chance to hear in person the legendary trumpeter, composer and educator Shanti Jayasinha. Joining him for this special concert will be Graeme Stephen, Mario Caribe and Tom Bancroft.
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New Events in Edinburgh

You'll find all the latest Edinburgh events that have been added to the website right here!

Afterhours 4FSHD
Afterhours 4FSHD
27th March 2020
Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh New Town
Welcome to an exclusive after hours event at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery on 27th March in aid of Facioscapulahumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSHD).
Keane and Travis Tribute night
Keane and Travis Tribute night
12th September 2020
The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh New Town
For fans of Keane and Travis comes a unique night of anthems from high quality musicians, so bring your singing voices and dancing shoes!
Withnail and I - Cinema Nights at Leith Theatre
Withnail and I - Cinema Nights at Leith Theatre
25th March 2020
Leith Theatre, Leith
Cinetopia in partnership with Leith Theatre presents Withnail and I, a 1987 British black comedy film, on Wednesday 25th March.
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Latest Edinburgh News

Edinburgh care home helps town become Dementia Friendly
Edinburgh care home helps town become Dementia Friendly
Care UK’s Murrayside, on South Beechwood is inviting local people to attend a Dementia Friends session on 20th February from 2pm-4pm.
Edinburgh restaurateurs and Slow Food Edinburgh launch fat themed suppers
Edinburgh restaurateurs and Slow Food Edinburgh launch fat themed suppers
Slow Food Edinburgh has teamed up restauranteurs, Victor and Carina Contini, to launch a new series of fat-themed suppers across the capital this spring.

Activities in Edinburgh

Step away from the TV remote, choose one or more from our activities selection, and get out of the house to discover new skills, sports and more!

Dance Classes with Alex el Gato
Dance Classes with Alex el Gato
Salsa Classes with Alex el Gato - every Tuesday and Thursday at el Paso Tapas Bar Details...
Moody Monday
Moody Monday
Moody Monday debuted to critical acclaim in 2014, led by designer and creative director...
Twist & Bliss Yoga
Twist & Bliss Yoga
Vinyasa Flow Yoga classes and workshops in Davidson’s Mains, Edinburgh. Come work out...
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Attractions in Edinburgh

Edinburgh and the surrounding areas have a great mix of sightseeing attractions. If you are looking for a fun family day out or a trip with friends, then look no further!

Chocolate Museum
Chocolate Museum
In the Jungle Room, learn how chocolate is grown and harvested and about the chocolate...
Can You Catch the Killer
Can You Catch the Killer
Can You Catch the Killer Murder Mystery eventsScotland's largest and most prolific murder...
Natami
Natami
natami is Natalia's art gallery that opened in 2019. The gallery is at the centre of...
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Eating & Drinking in Edinburgh

Eating out in Edinburgh is a joy, with a range of restaurants and cafes on offer and there's a wide selection of places to enjoy a quiet pint or a cheeky cocktail.

The Hive Nightclub & Venue
The Hive Nightclub & Venue
Weekly Club NightsEvent / Function HireOpen 7 days a week until 3am each evening
tapas3
tapas3
Come and try some quality tapas at reasonable prices in our wonderful little Spanish...
Mimis Bakehouse: City Art Centre
Mimis Bakehouse: City Art Centre
Mimi's Bakehouse is an award-winning service-light cafe located in Edinburgh within the...
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Shopping in Edinburgh

If you've got a hankering for some retail therapy, Edinburgh with its diverse range of unique and independent shops is the place to be!

Art & Craft Collective
Art & Craft Collective
We opened at the beginning of August 2017 with around 20 artists and crafters displaying...
Mimis Bakehouse: Leith
Mimis Bakehouse: Leith
Our skilled bakery team, led by Mimi's daughter, Gemma, produce a mixture of traditional...
Christopher Howard
Christopher Howard
Established in 1990, we have been designing and hand crafting bespoke kitchens and interiors...
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Popular Events

Disney’s The Lion King
The story of THE LION KING is miraculously brought to life using masks, puppets and striking costumes to tell the story of young Simba's epic adventures.
Tyrannosaurs
The most comprehensive exhibition ever mounted on tyrannosaurs is coming to the National Museum of Scotland, bringing the latest palaeontological discoveries to life.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their weekend walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Free Live Music at The Fiddlers Arms
Come along to The Fiddlers Arms every weekend from 9pm and enjoy free live music with something to suit everyone’s tastes! Entry is always free.
Cowgate St Patrick’s Festival - 2020
It's that time of year again and no one does a St Patrick's Festival quite like Edinburgh Cowgate, with four days of festival extravaganza!

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