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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 Mar 2020
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their 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!

Soundhouse: Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas
Soundhouse: Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas
27th January 2020
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh West
Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas have thrilled audiences internationally with their virtuosic playing and you can hear them at Traverse Bar Café on Monday 27th January.
The Absolute Elvis
The Absolute Elvis
27th January 2020
Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh South
Come and see world renowned Elvis Presley Tribute Artist Johnny Lee Memphis at Church Hill Theatre on Monday 27th January!
Edinburgh Australian Wine Fair
Edinburgh Australian Wine Fair
27th January 2020
The Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh New Town
Experience the diversity of Australian wine, taste the country’s iconic styles, explore new trends, and meet the winemakers at the Edinburgh Australian Wine Fair on 27th January!

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.
Zog
Zog
12th Feb 2020 - 15th Feb 2020
Kings Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved Zog has been imaginatively adapted in this magical production, featuring live musicians and promises to be roaring fun.
Oor Wullie
Oor Wullie
28th Jan 2020 - 1st Feb 2020
Kings Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
Jings, crivvens! Help ma boab! Don't miss the the awfy braw brand new musical, Oor Wullie, when it comes to the King's Theatre Edinburgh in January 2020!

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!

Burns&Beyond
Burns&Beyond
21st Jan 2020 - 9th Feb 2020
Edinburgh’s Burns&Beyond and Chinese New Year Festivals are joining forces for a very special programme of events in 2020.
manipulate Festival
manipulate Festival
31st Jan 2020 - 8th Feb 2020
Manipulate, produced by Puppet Animation Scotland is Scotland's Festival of visual theatre, puppetry and animation.
Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival
Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival
1st Feb 2020 - 2nd Feb 2020
Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival comes to the Assembly Rooms on 1st & 2nd February, bringing a weekend of talks, classes and workshops to help us lead healthier and happier lives.
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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!

Oor Wullie
Oor Wullie
28th Jan 2020 - 1st Feb 2020
Kings Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
Jings, crivvens! Help ma boab! Don't miss the the awfy braw brand new musical, Oor Wullie, when it comes to the King's Theatre Edinburgh in January 2020!
Imaginate Ideas Exchange
Imaginate Ideas Exchange
29th January 2020
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh West
Come and join Imaginate for an evening of new works-in-progress for young audiences by artists based in Scotland, presented in partnership with the Traverse Theatre.
Heroine
Heroine
30th Jan 2020 - 1st Feb 2020
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh West
Based on the true story of US soldier Danna Davis, it's a human story exploring healing, forgiveness and what speaking your truth really means.
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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...

Oor Wullie
Oor Wullie
28th Jan 2020 - 1st Feb 2020
Kings Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
Jings, crivvens! Help ma boab! Don't miss the the awfy braw brand new musical, Oor Wullie, when it comes to the King's Theatre Edinburgh in January 2020!
Imaginate Ideas Exchange
Imaginate Ideas Exchange
29th January 2020
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh West
Come and join Imaginate for an evening of new works-in-progress for young audiences by artists based in Scotland, presented in partnership with the Traverse Theatre.
Edinburgh Sports Club Squash Open
Edinburgh Sports Club Squash Open
29th Jan 2020 - 2nd Feb 2020
Edinburgh Sports Club, Edinburgh West
The Edinburgh Sports Club Squash Open 2020 is taking place from 29th January and with a £30,000 prize pot, our tournament attracts some of the best of the world!
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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!

Soundhouse: Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas
Soundhouse: Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas
27th January 2020
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh West
Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas have thrilled audiences internationally with their virtuosic playing and you can hear them at Traverse Bar Café on Monday 27th January.
The Absolute Elvis
The Absolute Elvis
27th January 2020
Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh South
Come and see world renowned Elvis Presley Tribute Artist Johnny Lee Memphis at Church Hill Theatre on Monday 27th January!
Monday Night Rockaoke
Monday Night Rockaoke
27th January 2020
Opium, Edinburgh Old Town
It's Karaoke every Monday night at Opium Edinburgh with all genres welcome, so come along and excercise those vocal chords!
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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!

RedEye Revival, Disposable, Hand Of Doom and At Their Mercy
RedEye Revival, Disposable, Hand Of Doom and At Their Mercy
29th February 2020
Opium, Edinburgh Old Town
Catch a great line-up of RedEye Revival, Disposable, Hand Of Doom and At Their Mercy at Opium on 29th February!
In This Life and Friends: Weeknder 2020
In This Life and Friends: Weeknder 2020
22nd February 2020
Opium, Edinburgh Old Town
In This Life are hitting the road in 2020 and stopping of at Opium on Saturday 22nd February!
Ifreann - New EP Launch Show + Support
Ifreann - New EP Launch Show + Support
21st February 2020
Opium, Edinburgh Old Town
Edinburgh Thrashers, IFREANN, will be release their new EP, 'DESECRATION' on February 21st and will be headlining a hometown show to celebrate its release.
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Latest Edinburgh News

Daniel Sloss Comes To Vue Edinburgh Ocean and Vue Edinburgh Omni
Daniel Sloss Comes To Vue Edinburgh Ocean and Vue Edinburgh Omni
This February, Vue invites you to experience one of the world’s most popular laugh-out-loud comedy shows, as Daniel Sloss bring his solo show Daniel Sloss: X to Vue Edinburgh Ocean and Omni.
Drop into a garden near you
Drop into a garden near you
Winter will soon give way to spring and snowdrops will bloom across Inverclyde, carpeting the region with this popular flowering plant.

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!

Stagecoach Performing Arts Edinburgh North
Stagecoach Performing Arts Edinburgh North
Our schools run on a Thursday and Friday and offer classes in singing, acting and dance...
Kirkliston Leisure Centre
Kirkliston Leisure Centre
Kirkliston Leisure Centre is a modern, purpose built venue offering all the facilities...
Real Kyokushin Edinburgh
Real Kyokushin Edinburgh
Kyokushin is a stand-up full contact style. It is rooted in a philosophy of self-improvement...
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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!

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...
Birch Tree Gallery
Birch Tree Gallery
A venue for fine-crafts, prints and works on paper opened its doors in March 2017. The...
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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.

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...
No. 1 The Grange
No. 1 The Grange
We are No1 The Grange and are proud be an award winning gastro pub in Edinburgh.Looking...
Bellfield Brewery
Bellfield Brewery
THE UK'S FIRST CRAFT BREWERY DEDICATED TO GLUTEN-FREE BEERBellfield Brewery is a craft...
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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!

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...
The Mart
The Mart
The (Old Auction) Mart was once the centre of East Linton - a bustling agricultural destination...
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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 walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Lates at City Art Centre Cafe
Mimis Bakehouse at City Art Centre will be opening late on Friday nights with live music, food specials, extended drinks menu and of course cake!
Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of)
An adaptation like no other, drawing on over two-hundred years of romantic pop history this is Blood of the Young’s unique take on a beloved novel, the acclaimed Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of).

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