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What's on in Edinburgh

Welcome to What's on Edinburgh, we pride ourselves on keeping you up to date on events in Edinburgh taking place throughout the year. From the latest theatre events and live music performances to local activities and fantastic attractions, we keep you up to date daily!

Popular events in Edinburgh

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

Edinburgh Summer Sessions
Edinburgh Summer Sessions
6th Aug 2018 - 18th Aug 2018
Edinburgh Summer Sessions will take place at the Ross Bandstand this August featuring Tom Jones, Rag'n'Bone Man, Paloma Faith and Kasabian!
The Proclaimers
The Proclaimers
9th Nov 2018 - 10th Nov 2018
The Proclaimers have announced they will be touring the UK & Ireland this year and will play Edinburgh Playhouse on 9th and 10th November!
Jurassic Kingdom Edinburgh
Jurassic Kingdom Edinburgh
30th Mar 2018 - 15th Apr 2018
Jurassic Kingdom: Where Dinosaurs Come To Life, is starting it 2018 tour at Lauriston Castle from the 30th of March until the 15th of April.

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!

NSA with A Love From Outer Space
NSA with A Love From Outer Space
23rd February 2018
The Mash House, Edinburgh Old Town
No Strings Attached presents the 7th Edinburgh Edition of A Love From Outer Space at The Mash House on 23rd February.
Rich Hall’s Hoedown
Rich Hall’s Hoedown
23rd February 2018
The Queens Hall Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
Catch Rich Hall’s critically acclaimed new show when it comes to The Queen's Hall on 23rd February!
RSNO Oundjian Conducts Bruckner Eight
RSNO Oundjian Conducts Bruckner Eight
23rd February 2018
Usher Hall, Edinburgh West
Peter Oundjian has paired Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony with Mozart’s jubilant Piano Concerto No25 at this concert in the Usher Hall.

Featured 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 Unbroke
Burns Unbroke
25th Jan 2018 - 10th Mar 2018
Burns Unbroke is a new contemporary multi-arts festival offering diverse creative responses to Burns.
Audacious Women Festival
Audacious Women Festival
22nd Feb 2018 - 26th Feb 2018
Audacious Women Festival is a chance to break personal or institutional barriers, and to celebrate audacious women everywhere.
Edinburghs Festival of Ireland
Edinburghs Festival of Ireland
16th Mar 2018 - 24th Mar 2018
Edinburgh's Festival of Ireland is a celebration of the city`s own Irish community around St Patrick's Day each year.
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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!

Rich Hall’s Hoedown
Rich Hall’s Hoedown
23rd February 2018
The Queens Hall Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
Catch Rich Hall’s critically acclaimed new show when it comes to The Queen's Hall on 23rd February!
Ae Fond Kiss at Roxy
Ae Fond Kiss at Roxy
23rd February 2018
Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh Old Town
Ae Fond Kiss at Assembly Roxy is a musical journey through the major events of Burns’ life from birth to death.
Project #1
Project #1
23rd Feb 2018 - 24th Feb 2018
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh West
Brand new Edinburgh-based company Wildfire Theatre present Project #1, a work-in-progress piece, at Traverse Theatre in February.
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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...

Preschooler Bootcamp
Preschooler Bootcamp
23rd February 2018
Bramble Cottage Constructive Play Centre and Eatery Ltd, Bathgate
Bramble Cottage Constructive Play Centre is holding a fantastic bootcamp on Friday mornings for pre-schoolers and toddlers above 18 months.
Gallery Tours
Gallery Tours
23rd February 2018
City Art Centre, Edinburgh Old Town
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition.
W3L Wrestling Showdown - Edinburgh
W3L Wrestling Showdown - Edinburgh
24th February 2018
Southside Community Centre, Edinburgh Old Town
W3L live professional wrestling returns to the Southside Community Centre for an afternoon of action on February 24th!
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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!

NSA with A Love From Outer Space
NSA with A Love From Outer Space
23rd February 2018
The Mash House, Edinburgh Old Town
No Strings Attached presents the 7th Edinburgh Edition of A Love From Outer Space at The Mash House on 23rd February.
RSNO Oundjian Conducts Bruckner Eight
RSNO Oundjian Conducts Bruckner Eight
23rd February 2018
Usher Hall, Edinburgh West
Peter Oundjian has paired Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony with Mozart’s jubilant Piano Concerto No25 at this concert in the Usher Hall.
Gareth Dunlop
Gareth Dunlop
24th February 2018
The Mash House, Edinburgh Old Town
Don't miss the distinctive, soulful voice of Belfast native, Gareth Dunlop, when he plays The Mash House on 24th February!
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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!

Michael Craik and Jeffrey Cortland Jones
Michael Craik and Jeffrey Cortland Jones
3rd Mar 2018 - 24th Mar 2018
andGallery, Edinburgh New Town
This exhibition, featuring Scottish artist Michael Craik along side Jeffrey Cortland Jones an artist from Southwestern Ohio is on at &Gallery from 3rd-24th March.
Tony Law’s Absurdity for the Common People
Tony Law’s Absurdity for the Common People
29th April 2018
The Stand Comedy Club Edinburgh, Edinburgh New Town
Tony Law is back to spearhead the UK’s alternative comedy scene with his brand new show and you can see it at The Stand Edinburgh on 29th April.
A Night of Glitz and Glam
A Night of Glitz and Glam
9th March 2018
The Club Broxburn, Broxburn
Come along to a Night of Glitz and Glam on the 9th of March at The Club, Broxburn in aid of the Shannon Hughes Foundation.
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Latest Edinburgh News

Glasgow mum Leigh McLean joins Alex Jones for Sport Relief 2018
Glasgow mum Leigh McLean joins Alex Jones for Sport Relief 2018
Glasgow mum Leigh McLean joins Alex Jones to take on ‘The Mother of All Challenges’ for Sport Relief 2018!
Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh Announces Series of QUIET HOUR Autism Friendly Sessions
Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh Announces Series of QUIET HOUR Autism Friendly Sessions
Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh announces series of ‘Quiet Hour’ sessions in partnership with Tailor Ed Foundation.

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!

The Arienas Collective
The Arienas Collective
The Arienas Collective is a group of local artists and designer-makers who are passionate...
Glenogle Swim Centre
Glenogle Swim Centre
Come and re-discover Glenogle Swim Centre in the heart of Stockbridge.Our beautifully...
The Lasswade Centre
The Lasswade Centre
The Lasswade Centre is a great place to come for your leisure enjoyment and fitness needs...
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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!

andGallery
andGallery
&Gallery specialise in contemporary visual and applied art. &Gallery host a new exhibition...
Blackness Castle
Blackness Castle
Mighty fortifications make this 15th-century castle look like a ‘ship that never sailed...
Dirleton Castle
Dirleton Castle
This magnificent fortress–residence served three successive noble families over 400...
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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.

Bar Brig
Bar Brig
Established in 2015, Bar Brig is a beautiful venue situated in the heart of Leith. We...
Holyrood 9A
Holyrood 9A
In Edinburgh's old town, just off the Royal Mile, you'll find new The Holyrood 9A, a...
Bar Soba Edinburgh
Bar Soba Edinburgh
Soba is inspired by the street vendors of South East Asia and our menu touches on traditional...
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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!

ScotlandShop
ScotlandShop
Clothing and soft furnishings made in your own tartan. From dresses, shoes & 3 piece...
Lighthouse Bookshop
Lighthouse Bookshop
An independent general bookshop in Edinburgh – left leaning and politically engaged...
American Golf Braidhills Golf Range
American Golf Braidhills Golf Range
Europe's largest golf retailer. We have over 120 stores in the UK and Republic of Ireland...
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Popular Events

Edinburgh Summer Sessions
Edinburgh Summer Sessions will take place at the Ross Bandstand this August featuring Tom Jones, Rag'n'Bone Man, Paloma Faith and Kasabian!
The Proclaimers
The Proclaimers have announced they will be touring the UK & Ireland this year and will play Edinburgh Playhouse on 9th and 10th November!
Jurassic Kingdom Edinburgh
Jurassic Kingdom: Where Dinosaurs Come To Life, is starting it 2018 tour at Lauriston Castle from the 30th of March until the 15th of April.
James and Ola: CANCELLED
Catch James & Ola in an uncensored show, packed full of high-energy dance routines and steamy scenes!
The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music, one of the greatest musicals of all time returns to the stage in a wonderfully lavish production.