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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
10th Sep 2019 - 19th Oct 2019
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.
Mamma Mia
Mamma Mia
19th Sep 2019 - 28th Sep 2019
Don't miss the sensational feel-good musical MAMMA MIA! when it returns to Edinburgh Playhouse in September 2019, to open a UK Tour celebrating 20 years since it's London premier!
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History
20th Apr 2019 - 20th Oct 2019
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: Martin Simpson
Soundhouse: Martin Simpson
23rd September 2019
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh West
Don't miss Martin Simpson, one of the finest ever acoustic and slide guitar players, and a fine banjo-picker to boot, when he comes to the Traverse Bar Café on Monday 23rd September!
The One with Friends at the Skybar
The One with Friends at the Skybar
23rd September 2019
SKYbar Edinburgh, Edinburgh West
It's the 25th Anniversary of FRIENDS. Come along to Skybar Edinburgh on 23rd September and celebrate with lots of FRIENDS themed surprises throughout the night!
Revolutions, Rebellions and Revelations: Scottish History seen through Edinburgh’s Collections
Revolutions, Rebellions and Revelations: Scottish History seen through Edinburgh’s Collections
23rd September 2019
Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh West
This talk will take you through the key moments of Edinburgh’s history from the National Covenant of 1638 to the suppression of the Highlands after the defeat of the Jacobite Rebellion in 1746.

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!

Mamma Mia
Mamma Mia
19th Sep 2019 - 28th Sep 2019
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
Don't miss the sensational feel-good musical MAMMA MIA! when it returns to Edinburgh Playhouse in September 2019, to open a UK Tour celebrating 20 years since it's London premier!
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!
Rumours of Fleetwood Mac
Rumours of Fleetwood Mac
26th May 2020
Usher Hall, Edinburgh West
Rumours of Fleetwood Mac, the world’s finest tribute to Fleetwood Mac, returns to the stage in 2020 with a brand new show celebrating the very best of Fleetwood Mac and brings it to the Usher Hall!

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
18th Sep 2019 - 29th Sep 2019
Take One Action Film festival returns to Edinburgh between the 18th and 29th September, to celebrate the people and the films that are changing the world!
Balerno Music Festival
Balerno Music Festival
25th Sep 2019 - 13th Oct 2019
The Pentland Hills come alive with the sound of music when the Balerno Music Festival returns on 25th September featuring concerts and events for all the family!
The Rum Festival Edinburgh
The Rum Festival Edinburgh
27th Sep 2019 - 28th Sep 2019
It's back! The UK's first travelling Rum Festival is back in Edinburgh for a third year! Catch it on the 27th & 28th of 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!

A Taste of Honey
A Taste of Honey
24th Sep 2019 - 28th Sep 2019
Kings Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
A Taste of Honey, is coming to the King's Theatre Edinburgh this Autumn. This British classic is an exhilarating depiction of working-class life in post-war Salford.
A Play, A Pie and A Pint
A Play, A Pie and A Pint
24th September 2019
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh West
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.
A Play, A Pie and A Pint
A Play, A Pie and A Pint
25th September 2019
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh West
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.
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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...

Balerno Music Festival
Balerno Music Festival
25th Sep 2019 - 13th Oct 2019
NA, Balerno
The Pentland Hills come alive with the sound of music when the Balerno Music Festival returns on 25th September featuring concerts and events for all the family!
Saying Goodbye Service
Saying Goodbye Service
27th September 2019
St Marys Cathedral Edinburgh, Edinburgh West
A Saying Goodbye Service is being held at St Mary's Cathedral Edinburgh on 27th September for anyone who has lost a baby in pregnancy, at birth or in early years.
Planets 360: Special Afternoon Screening
Planets 360: Special Afternoon Screening
27th September 2019
Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh Old Town
Settle back and relax for a real full dome cinematic treat at Dynamic Earth as we bring you a special afternoon screening of Planets 360!
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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: Martin Simpson
Soundhouse: Martin Simpson
23rd September 2019
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh West
Don't miss Martin Simpson, one of the finest ever acoustic and slide guitar players, and a fine banjo-picker to boot, when he comes to the Traverse Bar Café on Monday 23rd September!
Monday Night Rockaoke
Monday Night Rockaoke
23rd September 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!
Tamagotchi Tuesdays - 80’s, 90’s, 00’s throwback
Tamagotchi Tuesdays - 80’s, 90’s, 00’s throwback
24th September 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.
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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!

Terminator in Edinburgh
Terminator in Edinburgh
11th October 2019
Vue Omni Centre, Edinburgh New Town
T-Fest presents The Terminator. Your mission begins at Vue Edinburgh Omni on 11 October 2019. The human race needs you.
Rumours of Fleetwood Mac
Rumours of Fleetwood Mac
26th May 2020
Usher Hall, Edinburgh West
Rumours of Fleetwood Mac, the world’s finest tribute to Fleetwood Mac, returns to the stage in 2020 with a brand new show celebrating the very best of Fleetwood Mac and brings it to the Usher Hall!
The Edinburgh Finance Conference
The Edinburgh Finance Conference
2nd November 2019
Playfair Library Hall, Edinburgh South
The Edinburgh Finance Conference is an unmissable opportunity for young professionals and students to network with leaders from the world of finance.
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Latest Edinburgh News

VIP Balcony Tickets released for 2019 Forth Awards
VIP Balcony Tickets released for 2019 Forth Awards
VIP balcony tickets released for sale today giving Radio Forth listeners the chance to join in the annual celebration of community champions across Edinburgh and the east.
Edinburgh Care Home offers free advice on planning future care for loved one
Edinburgh Care Home offers free advice on planning future care for loved one
Lauder Lodge in Edinburgh is inviting the local community to a free event offering support for people considering care for their loved one.

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!

Rollerbeats Edinburgh
Rollerbeats Edinburgh
Want the Ultimate Roller Skating Experience - then come and join the Rollerbeats gang...
Scrapheap Golf
Scrapheap Golf
Something CRAZY is coming to Edinburgh this October! Get your clubs at the ready - Scrapheap...
Vue Ocean Terminal
Vue Ocean Terminal
All the latest mainstream movies are shown at this state-of-the-art chain cinema 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!

Trinity House
Trinity House
Dive into Leith’s famous maritime history. Once the base of the Incorporation of Mariners...
Tours Plus English
Tours Plus English
We offer 6-day themed tours for non-native English speakers looking to visit beautiful...
Bustourant
Bustourant
Tasty dining tours of Edinburgh on double decker bus called Robert The Bus. You can choose...
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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.

Soderberg Pavilion
Soderberg Pavilion
The Pavilion is an atmospheric spot for dinner with our low hanging lights and candles...
The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant
The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant
The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant is privately owned since 2009 by Victor & Carina Contini...
Beetroot Sauvage
Beetroot Sauvage
Welcome to Beetroot Sauvage, a vegan cafe and wellness centre in Edinburgh! We invite...
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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!

The Mart
The Mart
The (Old Auction) Mart was once the centre of East Linton - a bustling agricultural destination...
Hamilton & Inches
Hamilton & Inches
Hamilton & Inches is Scotland’s luxury jewellery house, with distinctive workshops...
Oska Edinburgh
Oska Edinburgh
How an individual’s personality comes across and how clothes can help are the decisive...
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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.
Mamma Mia
Don't miss the sensational feel-good musical MAMMA MIA! when it returns to Edinburgh Playhouse in September 2019, to open a UK Tour celebrating 20 years since it's London premier!
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.
Jazz Sundays
Come along and enjoy Jazz Sundays at Soderberg Pavillion, Lister Square, with live music every Sunday from 5pm!
Christmas 2O19: Scottish Ballet The Snow Queen
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!

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