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Popular events in Edinburgh

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

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Newhailes House and Gardens
Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Newhailes House and Gardens
19th Apr 2019 - 22nd Apr 2019
The magic of the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt comes to Newhailes House and Gardens... Follow bunny’s clues and complete your adventure to win a delicious chocolatey prize!
Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at The Georgian House
Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at The Georgian House
19th Apr 2019 - 22nd Apr 2019
The Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt returns to The Georgian House... Follow bunny’s clues and complete your adventure to win a delicious chocolatey prize!
Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
2nd Apr 2019 - 27th Apr 2019
Matilda The Musical, the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, is coming to Edinburgh Playhouse in April 2019 as part of a UK tour.

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!

Bilal Zafar: Lovebots
Bilal Zafar: Lovebots
20th April 2019
The Stand Comedy Club Edinburgh, Edinburgh New Town
Bilal Zafar, Best Newcomer nominee 2016 and Hackney Empire (NATYS) winner, is back with a brand-new show and you can catch him at The Stand Edinburgh on 20th April!
Worse Things Happen at Sea
Worse Things Happen at Sea
20th April 2019
Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh Old Town
All aboard for some terrifically terrifying tales, some tall, some true, some to make your timbers shiver… be warned, there may be dragons!
Decade
Decade
20th April 2019
La Belle Angele, Edinburgh Old Town
Edinburghs best alt party is back with another installment of Pop-Punk, Emo + Party anthems at La Belle Angele on 20th April!

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!

Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
2nd Apr 2019 - 27th Apr 2019
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
Matilda The Musical, the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, is coming to Edinburgh Playhouse in April 2019 as part of a UK tour.
Abigail’s Party
Abigail’s Party
16th Apr 2019 - 20th Apr 2019
Kings Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
Mike Leigh’s iconic Abigail’s Party is one of Britain’s most celebrated comedies; beloved by audiences, it thrills and delights in equal measure. It’s not to be missed.
Strictly Come Dancing The Professionals
Strictly Come Dancing The Professionals
10th May 2019
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see Strictly Come Dancing – The Professionals at Edinburgh Playhouse in May 2019!

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!

Puppet Animation Festival: Edinburgh & Lothians
Puppet Animation Festival: Edinburgh & Lothians
30th Mar 2019 - 20th Apr 2019
The Puppet Animation Festival is the UK’s oldest and largest performing arts festival for children!
Edinburgh Science Festival
Edinburgh Science Festival
6th Apr 2019 - 21st Apr 2019
Edinburgh Science Festival is an educational charity that aims to inspire all ages and backgrounds.
Edinburgh Vegan Festival 2019
Edinburgh Vegan Festival 2019
21st Apr 2019 - 10th Nov 2019
Edinburgh Vegan Festival will land at Murrayfield in 2019 with hundreds of stalls, talks and entertainment for the whole family!
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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!

How to be a Psychic Conman
How to be a Psychic Conman
20th April 2019
The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh Old Town
Roll up! Roll up! Roll up! - Join Ash Pryce as he looks at the more incredible, magical side of psychic claims that persist today in 'How to be a Psychic Conman' at The Banshee Labyrinth!
Locker Room Talk
Locker Room Talk
23rd Apr 2019 - 24th Apr 2019
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh West
Following overwhelming response from previous runs at the Traverse Festival, Locker Room Talk returns to continue a conversation about misogyny and masculinity on 23rd & 24th April.
A Play, A Pie and A Pint: The Mack
A Play, A Pie and A Pint: The Mack
23rd Apr 2019 - 27th Apr 2019
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh West
Ninety years after his own demise, Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s internationally acclaimed masterpiece lies in ruins. Should we save the Mack or just let it go?
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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...

Worse Things Happen at Sea
Worse Things Happen at Sea
20th April 2019
Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh Old Town
All aboard for some terrifically terrifying tales, some tall, some true, some to make your timbers shiver… be warned, there may be dragons!
The Greatest Showman
The Greatest Showman
20th April 2019
Dalkeith Country Park, Dalkeith
Join us in Fort Douglas as we screen The Greatest Showman, everyone's favourite modern classic, with quite possibly one of the catchiest soundtracks ever written!
Beyond The Moon Sock Monster Reading and Craft Workshop
Beyond The Moon Sock Monster Reading and Craft Workshop
20th April 2019
Dalkeith Country Park, Dalkeith
Restoration Yard is excited to welcome Children’s Publisher 'Beyond The Moon' for a book reading of their new book ‘The Sock Monster', followed by a joint craft workshop, over the Easter weekend.
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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!

Holy Moly and The Crackers + Emme Woods
Holy Moly and The Crackers + Emme Woods
20th April 2019
Sneaky Petes, Edinburgh Old Town
The bombastic folk rockers, Holy Moly & The Crackers, are a live band that should not be missed. Catch them at Sneaky Pete's on Saturday 20th April with support from Glasgow based Emme Woods!
Klones Live
Klones Live
20th April 2019
The Jam House, Edinburgh New Town
Klones function band return to the Jam House for their monthly residency on Easter Saturday 20th April with an acoustic set at 8.30pm then full band from 10.30pm.
Disposable Album Launch Show
Disposable Album Launch Show
20th April 2019
La Belle Angele, Edinburgh Old Town
Disposable are launching their new album 'SUFFOCATOR' on Saturday April 20th 2019 with a big celebration at La Belle Angele in Edinburgh.
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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!

Edinburgh International Festival: Oedipus
Edinburgh International Festival: Oedipus
14th Aug 2019 - 17th Aug 2019
Kings Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
A revelatory updating of Sophocles’ tragedy, Oedipus becomes a deeply human figure, destined to face the tragic repercussions of his unwitting mistakes.
Edinburgh International Festival: Mythos - A Trilogy
Edinburgh International Festival: Mythos - A Trilogy
19th Aug 2019 - 25th Aug 2019
Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
Stephen Fry brings to brilliant life the gods, monsters and mortals of ancient Greece, translating their stories into the language of the 21st century.
Edinburgh International Festival: The Secret River
Edinburgh International Festival: The Secret River
2nd Aug 2019 - 11th Aug 2019
Kings Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
The Secret River is a shattering, astonishingly beautiful piece of contemporary theatre, one that speaks directly to a modern world riven by mistrust of the other.
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Latest Edinburgh News

Legendary hostel offers the perfect base for exploring the Clyde Valley
Legendary hostel offers the perfect base for exploring the Clyde Valley
Located in the heart of New Lanark World Heritage Site, the 'Wee Row' provides a unique hostel experience like no other!
What Girls Are Made Of returns to Edinburgh Festival Fringe to Rock an even Bigger Venue
What Girls Are Made Of returns to Edinburgh Festival Fringe to Rock an even Bigger Venue
Raw Material and Traverse Theatre Company co-production 'What Girls Are Made Of' busts out of Traverse 1 into the bigger Festival space of the Assembly Hall.

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!

Escape Hunt Edinburgh
Escape Hunt Edinburgh
Escape Hunt, noun, Def: The name given to 60 minutes of pure, unadulterated excitement...
Odeon Edinburgh Fort Kinnaird
Odeon Edinburgh Fort Kinnaird
State-of-the-art chain cinema for blockbusters in 2-D or 3-D format, plus family and...
Swimming Nature
Swimming Nature
At Swimming Nature our approach has won the approval of parents, pupils, and teachers...
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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!

House of the Binns
House of the Binns
The present house was built in 1612 by Thomas Dalyell, an Edinburgh merchant who made...
Syn Festival Edinburgh
Syn Festival Edinburgh
Syn means “with” or “together with”, as well as signifying mathematical addition...
Department of Magic
Department of Magic
Welcome to the Department of Magic - Edinburgh's magic themed Escape Rooms!Don your robe...
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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.

Contini George Street
Contini George Street
We’re proud to call ourselves Italian Scots and the best way to prove this is by having...
The Gardeners Cottage
The Gardeners Cottage
Seasonal cooking, social dining. In 2012 chefs Dale Mailley and Ed Murray re-invented...
Tuk Tuk Indian Street Food Edinburgh
Tuk Tuk Indian Street Food Edinburgh
We pride ourselves on being the pioneer of Indian street food culture and delivering...
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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!

Adams Building Consultancy Ltd
Adams Building Consultancy Ltd
An award winning Building Consultancy specialising in Building Surveys, Roof Reports,...
guitarguitar Edinburgh
guitarguitar Edinburgh
guitarguitar Edinburgh does just what it says on the tin - it's a world of guitars! Featuring...
McNicoll Vehicle Hire
McNicoll Vehicle Hire
We provide Car hire and Mini Bus hire to Edinburgh Airport and Glasgow Airport, and are...
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Popular Events

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Newhailes House and Gardens
The magic of the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt comes to Newhailes House and Gardens... Follow bunny’s clues and complete your adventure to win a delicious chocolatey prize!
Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at The Georgian House
The Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt returns to The Georgian House... Follow bunny’s clues and complete your adventure to win a delicious chocolatey prize!
Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical, the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, is coming to Edinburgh Playhouse in April 2019 as part of a UK tour.
Easter Trail
Join the Botanics Bunny on a quest to explore new frontiers in our family Easter Trail! Complete the trail and receive your yummy Easter treat.
Dome Nights
Sit back and relax for this 360° cinematic experience as Dynamic Earth brings you three different immersive dome films this April!

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