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Popular events in Edinburgh

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

Dark Side of the Moon: The Full Dome Experience
Dark Side of the Moon: The Full Dome Experience
19th Jan 2019 - 27th Jan 2019
A dome spectacular at Dynamic Earth featuring the 1973 album 'The Dark Side of the Moon' in explosive surround sound.
Burns Ceilidh
Burns Ceilidh
25th Jan 2019 - 26th Jan 2019
Come along and enjoy a Burns Ceilidh with Edinburgh Ceilidhs on 25th or 26th January at Lauriston Hall!
Les Misérables
Les Misérables
22nd Jan 2019 - 16th Feb 2019
After nearly a decade since the last sell-out UK tour, Les Misérables will play Edinburgh Festival Theatre in 2019.

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!

Cafe Ceilidh: Burns Celebration
Cafe Ceilidh: Burns Celebration
22nd January 2019
Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh Old Town
Come along to a free afternoon of the songs, music, poems and stories celebrating Scotland’s national poet Robert Burns in the Scottish Storytelling Centre on 22nd January!
Andrew Doyle: Friendly Fire
Andrew Doyle: Friendly Fire
22nd January 2019
The Stand Comedy Club Edinburgh, Edinburgh New Town
Join Andrew Doyle, one of the UK’s foremost political satirists, as he brings Friendly Fire, his seventh solo stand-up show to The Stand Edinburgh on 22nd January!
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.

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!

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.
Shen Yun
Shen Yun
24th Jan 2019 - 25th Jan 2019
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
Shen Yun’s unique artistic vision expands theatrical experience into a multi-dimensional, inspiring journey through the five millennia of traditional Chinese culture.
Russian State Ballet of Siberia - Swan Lake
Russian State Ballet of Siberia - Swan Lake
8th Mar 2019 - 9th Mar 2019
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
Swan Lake, the greatest romantic ballet of all time, is brought to Edinburgh Playhouse by the Russian State Ballet.

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!

Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival
Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival
26th Jan 2019 - 27th Jan 2019
Come along to the Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival for an inspirational weekend of yoga and fitness classes, guided meditations, talks and workshops.
manipulate Festival
manipulate Festival
4th Feb 2019 - 9th Feb 2019
Manipulate, produced by Puppet Animation Scotland is Scotland's Festival of visual theatre, puppetry and animation.
Edinburgh International Improv Festival
Edinburgh International Improv Festival
7th Feb 2019 - 10th Feb 2019
2019 brings you the Edinburgh International Improv Festival and will be Scotland’s first and only Improv Festival, held in the beautiful and historic capital city.
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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!

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.
Glasgow Girls
Glasgow Girls
23rd Jan 2019 - 26th Jan 2019
Kings Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
The life-affirming, song-and-dance-filled, Scottish musical drama, Glasgow Girls is coming to the King's Theatre Edinburgh in January.
A Viennese Strauss Gala
A Viennese Strauss Gala
24th January 2019
Howden Park Centre, Livingston
Back in the UK by popular demand, World on Stage bring you a sparkling new anniversary production of A Viennese Strauss Gala on 24th January at Howden Park Centre!
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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...

Rebels and Redcoats
Rebels and Redcoats
22nd January 2019
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Old Town
Rebels and Redcoats - Learn about the role Edinburgh Castle played in the Jacobite war and meet one of the characters from the period.
West Lothian Eagles Preseason Sessions
West Lothian Eagles Preseason Sessions
23rd January 2019
NA, West Calder
West Lothian Eagles, West Lothians only Aussie rules football club, will be running training events every Wednesday at West Calder High School and all levels and abilities are welcome.
Burns Ceilidh
Burns Ceilidh
25th Jan 2019 - 26th Jan 2019
Lauriston Hall, Edinburgh Old Town
Come along and enjoy a Burns Ceilidh with Edinburgh Ceilidhs on 25th or 26th January at Lauriston Hall!
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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!

Cafe Ceilidh: Burns Celebration
Cafe Ceilidh: Burns Celebration
22nd January 2019
Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh Old Town
Come along to a free afternoon of the songs, music, poems and stories celebrating Scotland’s national poet Robert Burns in the Scottish Storytelling Centre on 22nd January!
Tamagotchi Tuesdays - 80’s, 90’s, 00’s throwback
Tamagotchi Tuesdays - 80’s, 90’s, 00’s throwback
22nd January 2019
Subway Cowgate, Edinburgh Old Town
Edinburgh's weekly throwback clubnight at Subway Cowgate brings you the hits of 80’s, 90’s, 00’s.
Sunset Drive at Opium
Sunset Drive at Opium
23rd Jan 2019 - 27th Nov 2019
Opium, Edinburgh Old Town
Opium Alternative club and bar presents, 'Sunset Drive'. The only dedicated 80’s rock and Synthwave club night in Scotland.
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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!

Rendition
Rendition
5th Mar 2019 - 9th Mar 2019
Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh Old Town
Tragic Carpet’s radical new work, Rendition, tells the story of one man’s nightmare experience as the first suspect to be taken into the CIA’s detention programme in the aftermath of 9/11.
Wine Tasting with Bibo Wine and Events Edinburgh: Winter Wines and Pies
Wine Tasting with Bibo Wine and Events Edinburgh: Winter Wines and Pies
31st January 2019
Hill Street Design House, Edinburgh New Town
What better way to celebrate the end of January than with a night dedicated to wine and pie? Join us at Bibo Wine & Events with special guest, Kelsey Garthwaite AKA Pie Dolly, on 31st January!
The Labyrinth Challenge Event 2019
The Labyrinth Challenge Event 2019
4th May 2019 - 5th May 2019
Dalkeith Country Park, Dalkeith
The world's longest, continuous, inflatable obstacle course is coming to Dalkeith Country Park on 4th & 5th May. Gather your family, some friends and colleagues and be prepared to have some fun!
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Latest Edinburgh News

Dippy on Tour, A Natural History Adventure, is now open at Kelvingrove!
Dippy on Tour, A Natural History Adventure, is now open at Kelvingrove!
Dippy, the Natural History Museum London’s famous diplodocus, is ready to meet Scottish visitors at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow!
Scottish Snowdrop Festival 2019 blossoms from this weekend!
Scottish Snowdrop Festival 2019 blossoms from this weekend!
The Gardens of a spectacular Gothic House are just one of the venues taking part in one of the country's most spectacular flower festivals!

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!

Glentress Mountain Bike Trail Centre
Glentress Mountain Bike Trail Centre
Glentress Forest is a mountain biking Mecca deep in the heart of the stunning Tweed Valley...
Uphall Golf Club
Uphall Golf Club
Our par 69 parkland course is fair but challenging, with the aim being to provide an...
Salsa Thursday
Salsa Thursday
SALSA Thursday - every Thursday @ The Granary, Leith.Become a certified salsa pro with...
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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!

The Fiddlers Arms
The Fiddlers Arms
Sitting at the end of the Grassmarket in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle, The Fiddler’...
Volcano Falls
Volcano Falls
Volcano Falls Adventure Golf is an adventure 65 Million Years in the making, a quest...
Edinburgh International Improv Festival
Edinburgh International Improv Festival
Edinburgh is the world’s leading festival city with a range of major annual festivals...
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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.

Hawksmoor Edinburgh
Hawksmoor Edinburgh
A short walk from Waverley station, Princes Street and just off St. Andrew Square, Hawksmoor...
George IV Bar
George IV Bar
We are open every day from 11am – 1am serving a wide and varied selection of drinks...
The Fiddlers Arms
The Fiddlers Arms
Sitting at the end of the Grassmarket in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle, The Fiddler’...
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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!

McNicoll Vehicle Hire
McNicoll Vehicle Hire
We provide Car hire and Mini Bus hire to Edinburgh Airport and Glasgow Airport, and are...
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 &...
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Popular Events

Dark Side of the Moon: The Full Dome Experience
A dome spectacular at Dynamic Earth featuring the 1973 album 'The Dark Side of the Moon' in explosive surround sound.
Burns Ceilidh
Come along and enjoy a Burns Ceilidh with Edinburgh Ceilidhs on 25th or 26th January at Lauriston Hall!
Les Misérables
After nearly a decade since the last sell-out UK tour, Les Misérables will play Edinburgh Festival Theatre in 2019.
Fort Douglas Sky Maze Launch Weekend
Get ready for sky-high adventures at the official opening of SKY MAZE, the new 5th element to Fort Douglas adventure playground!
Burns Dinner at the Botanic Gardens Edinburgh
Celebrate Burns Night on 25th January at the Royal Botanic Gardens! Start the evening with a Hot Toddy, followed by a traditional Scottish 3 course dinner, address to the haggis and ceilidh band.

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