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Popular events in Edinburgh

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

A Play, A Pie and A Pint
A Play, A Pie and A Pint
11th Sep 2018 - 20th Oct 2018
A popular feature of the Traverse programme, A Play, A Pie and A Pint, Òran Mór returns with six new plays to light up your lunchtime. Ticket includes a pie and a drink.
Christmas at the Botanics 2018
Christmas at the Botanics 2018
23rd Nov 2018 - 29th Dec 2018
Explore the sights and sounds of Christmas in this magical after dark experience at the Royal Botanic Gardens!
Calendar Girls the Musical
Calendar Girls the Musical
2nd Oct 2018 - 13th Oct 2018
Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's award-winning musical comedy Calendar Girls is touring the UK and comes to the Festival Theatre in October.

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!

Clothes Swap
Clothes Swap
20th September 2018
Sofis Bar, Leith
It's another clothes swap at Sofi's Bar to get stuck into on September 20th, come along and see what you can find!
Iain Stirling
Iain Stirling
20th September 2018
Kings Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
Due to phenomenal demand the Bafta-winning stand-up and voice of Love Island comes home to Edinburgh and you can catch him at the King's Theatre on 20th September!
‘A Concert of Hope’.
‘A Concert of Hope’.
20th September 2018
St Cuthberts Parish Church, Edinburgh Old Town
Sing the World proudly presents the Edinburgh premiere of the award winning STREET REQUIEM, a fundraising concert in support of the Grassmarket Community Project.

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!

Benidorm Live
Benidorm Live
17th Sep 2018 - 22nd Sep 2018
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
Check-in to the Solana for a dose of Benidorm sunshine and see your favourite stars live on stage for the first time at Edinburgh Playhouse.
Christmas at the Botanics 2018
Christmas at the Botanics 2018
23rd Nov 2018 - 29th Dec 2018
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Stockbridge and Canonmills
Explore the sights and sounds of Christmas in this magical after dark experience at the Royal Botanic Gardens!
Les Misérables
Les Misérables
22nd Jan 2019 - 16th Feb 2019
Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
After nearly a decade since the last sell-out UK tour, Les Misérables will play Edinburgh Festival Theatre in 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!

Take One Action Film Festival Edinburgh
Take One Action Film Festival Edinburgh
12th Sep 2018 - 23rd Sep 2018
Take One Action Film festival returns to Edinburgh 12-23 September, to celebrate the people and the films that are changing the world!
Edinburgh Blues N Rock Festival
Edinburgh Blues N Rock Festival
22nd Sep 2018 - 22nd Sep 2018
Come along to the annual Edinburgh Blues ‘N’ Rock Festival happening at The Edinburgh Corn Exchange on 22nd September!
Balerno Music Festival
Balerno Music Festival
26th Sep 2018 - 14th Oct 2018
The Pentland Hills come alive with the sound of music when the eleventh Balerno Music Festival returns on 26th September.
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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!

Little Baby Bum
Little Baby Bum
21st Sep 2018 - 23rd Sep 2018
Kings Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
Little Baby Bum - Join Mia, Jacus, Twinkle and their Nursery Rhyme Friends at the world premiere of a brand new live show.
Funbox: Rocking All Over The World
Funbox: Rocking All Over The World
22nd Sep 2018 - 23rd Sep 2018
The Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh
Get ready to strut your funky stuff when Funbox bring their new show, Rocking All Over The World, to The Brunton Theatre!
Mr Barton’s Theatricals
Mr Barton’s Theatricals
23rd September 2018
Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh West
Join the Reid family and selected staff for a short play about John Law, convicted murderer, rogue, founder of the first national bank in France and one-time owner of Lauriston Hall!
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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...

Clothes Swap
Clothes Swap
20th September 2018
Sofis Bar, Leith
It's another clothes swap at Sofi's Bar to get stuck into on September 20th, come along and see what you can find!
Songs & Stories - Toddler Group
Songs & Stories - Toddler Group
20th September 2018
Bristo Baptist Church, Edinburgh West
Come along to Songs & Stories, a Toddler Group meeting every Thursday morning at Bristo Baptist Church.
Bolts and Bodkins
Bolts and Bodkins
20th September 2018
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Old Town
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow.
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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!

‘A Concert of Hope’.
‘A Concert of Hope’.
20th September 2018
St Cuthberts Parish Church, Edinburgh Old Town
Sing the World proudly presents the Edinburgh premiere of the award winning STREET REQUIEM, a fundraising concert in support of the Grassmarket Community Project.
Cara
Cara
21st September 2018
The Queens Hall Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
Cara’s unique mix of songs and tunes brings together lovers of both traditional and contemporary folk. Come, make some new friends, and join in the celebration!
Edinburgh Blues N Rock Festival
Edinburgh Blues N Rock Festival
22nd September 2018
Edinburgh Corn Exchange, Edinburgh West
Come along to the annual Edinburgh Blues ‘N’ Rock Festival happening at The Edinburgh Corn Exchange on 22nd September!
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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!

No Such Thing As A Fish
No Such Thing As A Fish
24th March 2019
Kings Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
The team behind multiple award-winning podcast No Such Thing As A Fish are hitting the road again, with their brand new show, In No Particular Order! Catch them at the King's Theatre Edinburgh!
Real Rocky pop up
Real Rocky pop up
2nd Oct 2018 - 5th Oct 2018
Leith Walk Police Box, Edinburgh East
Real Rocky Road: Homemade chocolate bliss made locally. Pop along and see us at Leith Walk Police Box from 2nd to 5th October!
SLA Fireworks Extravaganzas 2018
SLA Fireworks Extravaganzas 2018
2nd Nov 2018 - 4th Nov 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Scottish Love In Action is delight to present three Tartantastic Fireworks Extravaganza Shows for 2018.
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Latest Edinburgh News

Rehearsals begin for World Premiere Production of Arctic Oil this October at Traverse Theatre
Rehearsals begin for World Premiere Production of Arctic Oil this October at Traverse Theatre
Rehearsals begin for Traverse Theatre's World Premiere Production of Clare Duffy's Arctic Oil this October.
Just the Tonic announces Edinburgh launch!
Just the Tonic announces Edinburgh launch!
On Saturday 6th October, one of the UK’s most esteemed comedy clubs launches in Edinburgh!

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!

Red Thread Studio
Red Thread Studio
Red Thread Edinburgh was founded in 2013 and offers dressmaking courses, sewing lessons...
Penicuik and District Probus Club
Penicuik and District Probus Club
Penicuik Probus Club welcomes you if you are retired or semi-retired from a business,...
Fitandhappy Boot Camps For Women
Fitandhappy Boot Camps For Women
Get fitter, healthier and happier by joining a fitandhappy outdoor boot camp for women...
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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!

Just the Tonic Comedy Club
Just the Tonic Comedy Club
One of the UK’s most esteemed comedy clubs launched in Edinburgh in 2018!Boasting the...
Take One Action Film Festival Edinburgh
Take One Action Film Festival Edinburgh
At a time when concepts of truth and democracy are being stretched beyond recognition...
Polkemmet Country Park
Polkemmet Country Park
Polkemmet Country Park is a popular 68 hectare (168 acre) visitor attraction near Whitburn...
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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.

Kays Bar
Kays Bar
Kay's Bar is one of the finest Victorian Bars in Edinburgh. Specialising in Real Ale,...
Sofis Bar
Sofis Bar
Sofi’s bar is the port in the storm, it is the little squeeze in a hug, it is home...
Mumbai Diners Club
Mumbai Diners Club
We have endeavored to create an atmosphere in which fine Indian dining is a pleasure...
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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!

McAree Brothers
McAree Brothers
LYS in the heart of Edinburgh · Worldwide shipping · Staffed by knitters for knitters...
Livingston Designer Outlet
Livingston Designer Outlet
Over 100 famous brands including Ted Baker, Lacoste, Fred Perry, LK Bennett, Marks &...
The Hand Made Factory
The Hand Made Factory
We believe in made with love. many of our products are hand crafted in the store with...
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Popular Events

A Play, A Pie and A Pint
A popular feature of the Traverse programme, A Play, A Pie and A Pint, Òran Mór returns with six new plays to light up your lunchtime. Ticket includes a pie and a drink.
Christmas at the Botanics 2018
Explore the sights and sounds of Christmas in this magical after dark experience at the Royal Botanic Gardens!
Calendar Girls the Musical
Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's award-winning musical comedy Calendar Girls is touring the UK and comes to the Festival Theatre in October.
Benidorm Live
Check-in to the Solana for a dose of Benidorm sunshine and see your favourite stars live on stage for the first time at Edinburgh Playhouse.
Ghillie Dhu Cinema Club - Moulin Rouge
Get your Can-Can perfected as Baz Luhrman's Moulin Rouge will be screened at the Ghillie Dhu Cinema Club on September 30th.

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