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Popular events in Edinburgh

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

Taylor’s Of Edinburgh Present: Dalkeith Mega Value Carnival
Taylor’s Of Edinburgh Present: Dalkeith Mega Value Carnival
22nd Mar 2019 - 31st Mar 2019
Taylor's Of Edinburgh present Dalkeith Mega Value Carnival from Friday 22nd March until Sunday 31st March 2019 at King Park, Dalkeith.
Silent Disco at the Dungeon
Silent Disco at the Dungeon
22nd Mar 2019 - 12th Apr 2019
The Edinburgh Dungeon is partnering with Silent Adventures, creators of silent disco experiences, to bring you a scary fun, rhythmic riot with a gruesomely brilliant Dungeon twist!
Robots
Robots
18th Jan 2019 - 5th May 2019
Featuring more than 100 objects, this major exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland reveals our 500-year quest to make machines human.

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: RANT
Soundhouse: RANT
25th March 2019
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh West
The Soundhouse Organisation are delighted to welcome back RANT, four of Scotland’s finest fiddle players from the Shetlands and the Highlands, at the Traverse Bar Café on 25th March.
Real Talk hosts Mind the Craic
Real Talk hosts Mind the Craic
25th March 2019
Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh Old Town
Real Talk hosts Mind the Craic, where Edinburgh citizens will be performing as storytellers, sharing their experience of the third sector, social isolation and of their own personal journeys.
Gray’s Anatomy with Dr Ruth Richardson
Gray’s Anatomy with Dr Ruth Richardson
25th March 2019
Surgeons Hall Museums, Edinburgh South
Join RCSEd Library & Archive and Dr Ruth Richardson for this talk about Gray's Anatomy, long been regarded as one of the most important and influential textbooks on the subject.

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.
David Blaine
David Blaine
5th Jun 2019 - 6th Jun 2019
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
Revolutionary magician David Blaine is bringing his Real or Magic' tour to Edinburgh Playhouse this June!
Christmas 2O19: Scottish Ballet The Snow Queen
Christmas 2O19: Scottish Ballet The Snow Queen
7th Dec 2019 - 29th Dec 2019
Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
Scottish Ballet’s 50th year will come to a spectacular close with the world premiere of The Snow Queen this Christmas at the Festival Theatre!

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!

Rare Books Edinburgh 2019
Rare Books Edinburgh 2019
20th Mar 2019 - 30th Mar 2019
Rare Books Edinburgh is a festival dedicated to rare, collectable and important books and the history of the book.
Syn Festival Edinburgh
Syn Festival Edinburgh
22nd Mar 2019 - 4th Apr 2019
Join us for a multi-art festival of visual and performing arts, including photography, art installations, painting, theatre, short films, live music and dance!
Yemeni Film Festival: Stories Behind the Shells
Yemeni Film Festival: Stories Behind the Shells
27th Mar 2019 - 31st Mar 2019
COLOURS of Edinburgh is partnering up with To Yemen With Love to bring you the first ever Yemeni Short Film Festival, "Stories Behind the Shells", at Edinburgh College of Art from 27th-29th 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!

The Girl on the Train
The Girl on the Train
25th Mar 2019 - 30th Mar 2019
Kings Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
Gripping new play, The Girl On The Train starring Samantha Womak, will keep you guessing until the final moment! Don't miss it when the tour comes to the King's Theatre Edinburgh!
The Solid Silver 60s Show
The Solid Silver 60s Show
27th March 2019
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
The Solid Silver 60s Show, the UK’s original and premier sixties show, returns to Edinburgh Playhouse on Wednesday 27th March 2019.
In The Willows
In The Willows
27th Mar 2019 - 30th Mar 2019
Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
With epic show tunes and killer beats, this classic story is brought popping and locking into the twenty first century in an extraordinary new hip-hop musical.
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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...

Spring Concert: A Portrait of Purcell
Spring Concert: A Portrait of Purcell
27th March 2019
St Marys Cathedral Edinburgh, Edinburgh West
Come and join us for one of the highlights of the year, the St Mary's Music School Spring Concert! Set in the beautiful venue of St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral on Wednesday 27th March.
In The Willows
In The Willows
27th Mar 2019 - 30th Mar 2019
Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
With epic show tunes and killer beats, this classic story is brought popping and locking into the twenty first century in an extraordinary new hip-hop musical.
Relax Kids Little Stars
Relax Kids Little Stars
28th March 2019
Healing for Kids, Edinburgh South
Relax Kids Little Stars classes follow 7 steps which take children from a high energy state, to calm and relaxed and are all creatively based on a theme. Suitable for ages 3-5.
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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: RANT
Soundhouse: RANT
25th March 2019
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh West
The Soundhouse Organisation are delighted to welcome back RANT, four of Scotland’s finest fiddle players from the Shetlands and the Highlands, at the Traverse Bar Café on 25th March.
Monday Night Rockaoke
Monday Night Rockaoke
25th March 2019
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!
The Ambrose Folk and Roots Club
The Ambrose Folk and Roots Club
26th March 2019
Patrick Geddes Centre at Riddles Court, Edinburgh Old Town
A roaring success in 2018, the dualing fiddles of The Ambrose House Band return with their unique, relaxed evening of special guests, music song, chat and storytelling.
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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!

Reel Girl Film Club presents Waitress
Reel Girl Film Club presents Waitress
14th April 2019
Sketchy Beats Cafe, Leith
Reel Girl Film Club serves up a cinematic slice of Adrienne Shelly’s quirky indie flick Waitress, complete with pie and coffee at Sketchy Beats Cafe on 14th April.
Will Young
Will Young
26th October 2019
Usher Hall, Edinburgh West
Will Young has confirmed a huge 21 date UK tour, kicking off this October. Will's tour will include a night at the Usher Hall Edinburgh on Saturday 26th!
Yemeni Film Festival: Stories Behind the Shells
Yemeni Film Festival: Stories Behind the Shells
27th Mar 2019 - 31st Mar 2019
Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh Old Town
COLOURS of Edinburgh is partnering up with To Yemen With Love to bring you the first ever Yemeni Short Film Festival, "Stories Behind the Shells", at Edinburgh College of Art from 27th-29th March.
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Latest Edinburgh News

Award winning Gin71 bar to offer perfect serve for visitors to Paisley Food and Drink Festival 2019
Award winning Gin71 bar to offer perfect serve for visitors to Paisley Food and Drink Festival 2019
The award-winning Gin71 bar is coming to the Paisley Food and Drink Festival 2019 to give visitors the chance to enjoy a perfect serve of top artisan gins.
The Coming Back Out Ball invites LGBTI Elders to join Social Dance Club
The Coming Back Out Ball invites LGBTI Elders to join Social Dance Club
A year-long cultural engagement programme created for the LGBTI+ elder community in Scotland has launched which will culminate in a spectacular final event in Glasgow 2020!

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!

Swimming Nature
Swimming Nature
At Swimming Nature our approach has won the approval of parents, pupils, and teachers...
The City Workshop Edinburgh
The City Workshop Edinburgh
Whether you are looking for a fun way to spend time with friends or you want to learn...
Kadampa Meditation Centre Edinburgh
Kadampa Meditation Centre Edinburgh
Kadampa Meditation Centre Edinburgh has a purpose-built meditation hall to provide a...
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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!

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...
Flamingosaurus Rex
Flamingosaurus Rex
Flamingosaurus is a dynamic, multi-functional gallery, shop and art space, situated in...
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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 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...
Quay Commons
Quay Commons
Quay Commons is casual and modern gathering space, bakery and licensed cafe, set in a...
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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

Taylor’s Of Edinburgh Present: Dalkeith Mega Value Carnival
Taylor's Of Edinburgh present Dalkeith Mega Value Carnival from Friday 22nd March until Sunday 31st March 2019 at King Park, Dalkeith.
Silent Disco at the Dungeon
The Edinburgh Dungeon is partnering with Silent Adventures, creators of silent disco experiences, to bring you a scary fun, rhythmic riot with a gruesomely brilliant Dungeon twist!
Robots
Featuring more than 100 objects, this major exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland reveals our 500-year quest to make machines human.
Mary Queen of Scots - Heads Will Roll!
Here the tale of Mary Queen of Scots's gruesome execution in this new immersive show, part of the Edinburgh Dungeon tour.
Take That on the big screen in Edinburgh for one night only!
Take That and get ready to party at the Vue Omni & Vue Ocean Terminal as Gary, Mark and Howard bring their huge 2019 Greatest Hits tour live to the big screen on Saturday 8 June, for one night only!

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