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Popular events in Edinburgh

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

Sunshine On Leith
Sunshine On Leith
22nd May 2018 - 26th May 2018
The essential Scottish musical returns to the King’s Theatre for the first time since 2010 in a brand-new production!
Hidden Door Festival 2018
Hidden Door Festival 2018
25th May 2018 - 3rd Jun 2018
Hidden Door returns to Leith, for 10 days and nights of live music, theatre, visual art, film, dance, spoken word, late-night DJs and special events.
Curious About Edinburgh
Curious About Edinburgh
1st Dec 2017 - 31st Dec 2018
Have fun discovering Edinburgh with two self-guided, heritage walks and optional treasure hunt with Curious About!

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 Third Keith Turner Revue with Special Guests
The Third Keith Turner Revue with Special Guests
25th May 2018
The Jam House, Edinburgh New Town
Join us for the third Keith Turner Revue at The Jam House on 25th May as musicians come together to celebrate his music and raise money for cancer charities.
Edie
Edie
25th May 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Edie, coming to Edinburgh cinemas on 25th May, stars Sheila Hancock stars as an 83-year-old woman who sets out on a spontaneous expedition through the Scottish Highlands.
Tinkercraft Lab of Nashville, TN
Tinkercraft Lab of Nashville, TN
25th May 2018
Leith Walk Police Box, Edinburgh East
Tinker Craft Lab is a mobile exhibition and shop by Nashville based Miniature Artist, Jennie Okon. Come see her installation, Tiny Interpretations, at Leith Walk Police Box on Friday May 25th.

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!

Wicked
Wicked
8th May 2018 - 9th Jun 2018
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
WICKED, the West End and Broadway musical phenomenon returns to the Edinburgh Playhouse from 8th May - 9th June 2018!
Danny Bhoy: Make Something Great Again For Stronger Better Future Tomorrow Together
Danny Bhoy: Make Something Great Again For Stronger Better Future Tomorrow Together
22nd Jun 2018 - 25th Jun 2018
Kings Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
Danny Bhoy takes his brand new show on a tour of selected Scottish theatres this summer, including two nights at the King's Theatre, Edinburgh.
The Scottish Car Show 2018
The Scottish Car Show 2018
15th July 2018
Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh West
It's back!! The Scottish Car Show, the largest indoor/outdoor family day out for motoring enthusiasts, returns to the Royal Highland Centre on 15th July.

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!

Edinburgh International Childrens Festival
Edinburgh International Childrens Festival
26th May 2018 - 3rd Jun 2018
Edinburgh International Children's Festival of performing arts for children and young people.
LEAP Sports Festival Fortnight: Edinburgh & Lothians
LEAP Sports Festival Fortnight: Edinburgh & Lothians
1st Jun 2018 - 14th Jun 2018
LEAP Sports Festival Fortnight returns packed with over 40 sporting, cultural, academic, social & recreational events!
Edinburgh Festival of Cycling
Edinburgh Festival of Cycling
7th Jun 2018 - 24th Jun 2018
The Edinburgh Festival of Cycling is a real showcase for all aspects of cycle culture and the City of Edinburgh.
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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!

Giovanni Pernice - Born to Win
Giovanni Pernice - Born to Win
26th May 2018
Howden Park Centre, Livingston
'Strictly Come Dancing' finalist, Giovanni Pernice, returns to the stage with a bang in his brand new show 'Born to Win'.
Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain
Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain
28th May 2018 - 2nd Jun 2018
Kings Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain reunites the dream team of Robert Powell and Liza Goddard in this new thriller at the King's Theatre.
Mbuzeni
Mbuzeni
30th May 2018 - 31st May 2018
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh West
With singing, music, poetry and the tonal clicking language of Xhosa, Mbuzeni explores obsession in the lives of four young girls.
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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...

Edie
Edie
25th May 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Edie, coming to Edinburgh cinemas on 25th May, stars Sheila Hancock stars as an 83-year-old woman who sets out on a spontaneous expedition through the Scottish Highlands.
Hidden Door Festival 2018
Hidden Door Festival 2018
25th May 2018 - 3rd Jun 2018
Leith
Hidden Door returns to Leith, for 10 days and nights of live music, theatre, visual art, film, dance, spoken word, late-night DJs and special events.
CashBack Creative Evenings: Drama & Performance
CashBack Creative Evenings: Drama & Performance
25th May 2018
Canongate Youth, Edinburgh Old Town
Cashback to the Future Evening Workshops give 12-19 year olds the chance to take part in free drama and performance projects.
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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!

TTWM: Sonars, Wuh Oh and Teek
TTWM: Sonars, Wuh Oh and Teek
25th May 2018
Sneaky Petes, Edinburgh Old Town
Through The Wire Music presents: music from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Brighton and Bergamo with Sonars, Wuh Oh and TEEK at Sneaky Pete's on 25th May.
Anchor Lane, RumRunners and Grace & Legend
Anchor Lane, RumRunners and Grace & Legend
26th May 2018
Opium, Edinburgh Old Town
Scottish hard rock quartet Anchor Lane are delighted to play Opium over the May Bank Holiday Weekend with support from RumRunners and Grace & Legend.
Solareye at Edinburgh Mash House
Solareye at Edinburgh Mash House
26th May 2018
The Mash House, Edinburgh Old Town
PCL presents Solareye, aka Stanley Odd MC Dave Hook, at The Mash House on Saturday 26th May.
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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!

John Lynn - Addiction Diction
John Lynn - Addiction Diction
8th July 2018
The Stand Comedy Club Edinburgh, Edinburgh New Town
John Lynn, like all of us, he has many other addictions in his life – and some of them he likes.
Wilson Dixon: For the First Time. Again.
Wilson Dixon: For the First Time. Again.
1st Jul 2018 - 3rd Jul 2018
The Stand Comedy Club Edinburgh, Edinburgh New Town
Hailing from Cripple Creek Colorado, the award-winning WILSON DIXON brings his unique brand of laconic storytelling and hilarious songs back to the UK!
Wilson Dixon: For the First Time. Again.
Wilson Dixon: For the First Time. Again.
1st Jul 2018 - 30th Nov -0001
The Stand Comedy Club Edinburgh, Edinburgh New Town
Hailing from Cripple Creek Colorado, the award-winning WILSON DIXON brings his unique brand of laconic storytelling and hilarious songs back to the UK!
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Latest Edinburgh News

Alison Peters PR  Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 line up announced
Alison Peters PR Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 line up announced
Alison Peters PR are delighted to announce our line up for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 with some some of the brightest and award-winning talent on the UK comedy circuit returning to Edinburgh.
Traverse Theatre announces the final additions to the Traverse Festival 2018 programme
Traverse Theatre announces the final additions to the Traverse Festival 2018 programme
The Traverse Theatre is excited to announce the final additions to the Traverse Festival 2018 programme – including, in what is Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018.

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!

YogaBellies Costorphine
YogaBellies Costorphine
Mum and BabyMondays 12:45 - 14:15 At our YogaBellies for Mum and Baby yoga classes we...
Narcissus Flower School
Narcissus Flower School
The Narcissus Flower School workshops are presented to students wishing to learn the...
Konbo Arcade Cafe
Konbo Arcade Cafe
Edinburgh's arcade gaming café. We bring Japanese arcade culture to Edinburgh in a comfortable...
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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!

Almondell & Calderwood Country Park
Almondell & Calderwood Country Park
Based around two adjoining estates (Almondell and Calderwood) and with a history going...
Escape Reality Edinburgh
Escape Reality Edinburgh
Escape Reality is an immersive escape room experience where teams of 2-6 players must...
Open Eye Gallery
Open Eye Gallery
The Open Eye Gallery has been established since 1982 and is one of Scotland’s leading...
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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.

BABA Restaurant
BABA Restaurant
Good for groups or partiesTakes bookingsTable serviceWalk-ins welcome
Queen Charlotte Rooms
Queen Charlotte Rooms
The Queen Charlotte Rooms was established in 1995. These years of experience have given...
Turtle Dove Play Cafe
Turtle Dove Play Cafe
TurtleDove is a family cafe with an imaginative playspace for the kids. The Cafe boasts...
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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!

Secret Herb Garden
Secret Herb Garden
Welcome to the Secret Herb Garden! We are a specialist Herb Nursery nestled at the foot...
Ladyboss Collective
Ladyboss Collective
Nail bar, concept shop & creative girl gang. On trend gel polish mani's, Fashion, Accessories...
ScotlandShop
ScotlandShop
Clothing and soft furnishings made in your own tartan. From dresses, shoes & 3 piece...
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Popular Events

Sunshine On Leith
The essential Scottish musical returns to the King’s Theatre for the first time since 2010 in a brand-new production!
Hidden Door Festival 2018
Hidden Door returns to Leith, for 10 days and nights of live music, theatre, visual art, film, dance, spoken word, late-night DJs and special events.
Curious About Edinburgh
Have fun discovering Edinburgh with two self-guided, heritage walks and optional treasure hunt with Curious About!
Scottish Dancing in Princes Street Gardens
Come along and spend summer evenings dancing to live music in the open air with the Princes Street Gardens Dancers!
Wicked
WICKED, the West End and Broadway musical phenomenon returns to the Edinburgh Playhouse from 8th May - 9th June 2018!

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