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Popular events in Edinburgh

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

Jersey Boys
Jersey Boys
19th Feb 2019 - 2nd Mar 2019
The smash hit musical Jersey Boys, is returning to Edinburgh with a two week run at the Playhouse in 2019!
Free Live Music at The Fiddlers Arms
Free Live Music at The Fiddlers Arms
1st Feb 2019 - 28th Feb 2019
Come along to The Fiddlers Arms every weekend from 9pm and enjoy free live music with something to suit everyone’s tastes! Entry is always free.
The Lady Vanishes
The Lady Vanishes
18th Feb 2019 - 23rd Feb 2019
Don't miss The Lady Vanishes, an early masterpiece from Hitchcock, brought to life in a new adaptation from the masters of the stage thriller.

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!

The End of the World Show
The End of the World Show
20th February 2019
The Stand Comedy Club Edinburgh, Edinburgh New Town
Join Keir McAllister, Vladimir McTavish, Stu Murphy and special guests as they compete for very last laugh in oblivion at The End of the World Show.
Jasmin Vardimon’s Medusa
Jasmin Vardimon’s Medusa
21st February 2019
Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
Jasmin Vardimon, one of the world’s leading female choreographers, presents her new work Medusa at the Festival Theatre on Thursday 21st February.
Audacious Women Live!
Audacious Women Live!
21st February 2019
Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh Old Town
The Festival opens with the spirit, energy and passion of some incredible female storytellers and spoken word artists at The Scottish Storytelling Centre.

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!

Jersey Boys
Jersey Boys
19th Feb 2019 - 2nd Mar 2019
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
The smash hit musical Jersey Boys, is returning to Edinburgh with a two week run at the Playhouse in 2019!
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.
We Will Rock You
We Will Rock You
7th Oct 2019 - 12th Oct 2019
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
The smash hit Queen and Ben Elton musical, ‘We Will Rock You’ announces the show has been reimagined for 2019 and embarks on a brand new UK & Ireland tour stops off at the Playhouse in October.

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!

Audacious Women Festival
Audacious Women Festival
21st Feb 2019 - 25th Feb 2019
Audacious Women Festival is a chance to break personal or institutional barriers, and to celebrate audacious women everywhere.
Holistic Ways Festival Edinburgh
Holistic Ways Festival Edinburgh
24th Feb 2019 - 24th Feb 2019
Scotland's leading Mind Body Spirit event, Holistic Ways Festival, returns to Edinburgh Corn Exchange on 25th February.
Edinburgh Iranian Festival
Edinburgh Iranian Festival
1st Mar 2019 - 8th Mar 2019
The Edinburgh Iranian Festival is a non-political showcase for world-class Iranian culture.
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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!

Ulster American
Ulster American
20th Feb 2019 - 2nd Mar 2019
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh West
Following a sold-out world premiere run as part of Traverse Festival 2018, Ulster American returns to the Traverse for a strictly limited run.
Jasmin Vardimon’s Medusa
Jasmin Vardimon’s Medusa
21st February 2019
Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
Jasmin Vardimon, one of the world’s leading female choreographers, presents her new work Medusa at the Festival Theatre on Thursday 21st February.
Balletboyz
Balletboyz
23rd February 2019
Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
BalletBoyz are back with two brand new works, both set to original scores by world-class composers, catch Them/Us at the Festival Theatre on Friday 23rd 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...

West Lothian Eagles Preseason Sessions
West Lothian Eagles Preseason Sessions
20th February 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.
2 Week Introduction to Sewing Class
2 Week Introduction to Sewing Class
21st February 2019
The Edinburgh Sewcial Club, Edinburgh East
Become familiar with the basics of machine sewing and help you build your confidence using a domestic sewing machine in this 2 week workshop with The Edinburgh Sewcial Club.
Rob Roy MacGregor
Rob Roy MacGregor
21st February 2019
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Old Town
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle.
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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!

Open Mic Wednesday at Boteco
Open Mic Wednesday at Boteco
20th February 2019
Boteco Do Brasil Edinburgh, Edinburgh Old Town
Come along to Boteco Do Brasil and join our great Open Mic (Jam) nights every Wednesday. Bring your energy, and sing, play, drink & dance the night away!
Playtime Salutes Benny Golson
Playtime Salutes Benny Golson
21st February 2019
The Outhouse, Edinburgh New Town
Trombonist Liam Shortall, of the leading young Scottish band Graham Costello's STRATA, joins Playtime regulars to pay homage to Benny Golson in the intimate loft space above the Outhouse Bar.
Sir James MacMillan 60th Birthday Concert
Sir James MacMillan 60th Birthday Concert
21st February 2019
The Queens Hall Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
Join us at The Queen's Hall on Thursday 21st February for the Sir James MacMillan 60th Birthday Concert!
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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!

Tennis Open Afternoon at Craiglockhart Tennis Centre
Tennis Open Afternoon at Craiglockhart Tennis Centre
2nd March 2019
Craiglockhart Leisure & Tennis Centre, Edinburgh South
Craiglockhart Leisure & Tennis Centre is hosting an afternoon of fun tennis activities, for all ages and abilities and open to members and non-members, on Saturday March 2nd!
Adults’ Tennis Open Event
Adults’ Tennis Open Event
27th February 2019
Craiglockhart Leisure & Tennis Centre, Edinburgh South
Join us for our Adults’ Tennis Open Event at Craiglockhart Leisure & Tennis Centre on Wednesday 27th February! Sessions for all abilities where you can try as many as you like for free.
The ’45 in 45 minutes
The ’45 in 45 minutes
5th March 2019
Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh New Town
To commemorate the anniversary of the Council of War at Derby on December 5th 1745, the 1745 Association's annual tour of Gallery No 4 at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery is on 5th March!
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Latest Edinburgh News

The Lion King
The Lion King
Season confirmed for Disney’s THE LION KING at the Edinburgh Playhouse from 5th December and Relaxed Performance announced.
The Traverse Theatre Company announces May to June 2019 Programme
The Traverse Theatre Company announces May to June 2019 Programme
The Traverse Theatre announces May-June 2019 Programme showcasing some of the brightest and most adventurous playwrights from Scotland and beyond.

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!

Preston Mill and Phantassie Doocot
Preston Mill and Phantassie Doocot
When you first see Preston Mill you might think you’ve taken a step back in time. With...
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...
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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.

Wedgwood the Restaurant
Wedgwood the Restaurant
We are truly passionate about food and wine together with the whole dining experience...
Greyfriars Bobbys Bar
Greyfriars Bobbys Bar
Greyfriars Bobby’s Bar is located in the heart of Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh in...
Pumpkin Brown
Pumpkin Brown
Clean. Raw. Delicious. Plant-based. Organic.Stop in for breakfast or lunch, get your...
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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

Jersey Boys
The smash hit musical Jersey Boys, is returning to Edinburgh with a two week run at the Playhouse in 2019!
Free Live Music at The Fiddlers Arms
Come along to The Fiddlers Arms every weekend from 9pm and enjoy free live music with something to suit everyone’s tastes! Entry is always free.
The Lady Vanishes
Don't miss The Lady Vanishes, an early masterpiece from Hitchcock, brought to life in a new adaptation from the masters of the stage thriller.
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.
Charles II: Art and Power Exhibition
Old master paintings and spectacular silver furniture show the rich material world of Charles II's court and the role of the arts in the re-establishment of the Stuart monarchy.

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