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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!

The Meadows Festival
The Meadows Festival
1st Jun 2019 - 2nd Jun 2019
Edinburgh's free volunteer-run music & community Meadows Festival returns on the 1st and 2nd June 2019.
Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival
Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival
24th May 2019 - 25th May 2019
The Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival returns on 24th and 25th May with a world class line-up of breweries, headline music acts and Scotland’s finest street food.
The Rocky Horror Show
The Rocky Horror Show
28th Oct 2019 - 2nd Nov 2019
Richard O’Brien’s legendary rock 'n' roll musical is back to thrill you once again at the Edinburgh Playhouse.

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!

Hot Footing it to Health
Hot Footing it to Health
22nd May 2019
Quaker Meeting House, Edinburgh Old Town
Chris Stormer-Fryer from South Africa, affectionately known as the Universal Foot Lady, is back in the UK & Ireland in May 2019 and comes to The Quaker Meeting House on Wednesday 22nd May.
Gitanjali & Beyond Publication Launch
Gitanjali & Beyond Publication Launch
22nd May 2019
Patrick Geddes Centre at Riddles Court, Edinburgh Old Town
The Patrick Geddes Centre is honoured to host the launch of 'Gitanjali & Beyond Issue 3: Across Cultures: Writer Interviews, Book Reviews and Poetry' on Wednesday 22nd May!
Michael McIntyre: Big World Tour Continued - Warm Up Show
Michael McIntyre: Big World Tour Continued - Warm Up Show
22nd May 2019
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
Michael McIntyre is continuing his Big World Tour this spring and is warming up with shows around the UK. Catch him at Edinburgh Playhouse on 22nd May!

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!

Michael McIntyre: Big World Tour Continued - Warm Up Show
Michael McIntyre: Big World Tour Continued - Warm Up Show
22nd May 2019
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
Michael McIntyre is continuing his Big World Tour this spring and is warming up with shows around the UK. Catch him at Edinburgh Playhouse on 22nd May!
The Bodyguard
The Bodyguard
9th Jul 2019 - 20th Jul 2019
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
The international, award-winning smash-hit musical based on the blockbuster film, The Bodyguard is back at Edinburgh Playhouse in July with Alexandra Burke returning to the role of Rachel Marron!
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!

Luminate Festival: Edinburgh & Lothians
Luminate Festival: Edinburgh & Lothians
1st May 2019 - 31st May 2019
Luminate: Scotland's creative ageing festival celebrating creativity as we age.
Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival
Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival
24th May 2019 - 25th May 2019
The Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival returns on 24th and 25th May with a world class line-up of breweries, headline music acts and Scotland’s finest street food.
Edinburgh International Childrens Festival
Edinburgh International Childrens Festival
25th May 2019 - 2nd Jun 2019
Edinburgh International Children's Festival of performing arts for children and young people.
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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!

Michael McIntyre: Big World Tour Continued - Warm Up Show
Michael McIntyre: Big World Tour Continued - Warm Up Show
22nd May 2019
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
Michael McIntyre is continuing his Big World Tour this spring and is warming up with shows around the UK. Catch him at Edinburgh Playhouse on 22nd May!
The Freakeasy Cabaret: May The Freak Be With You!
The Freakeasy Cabaret: May The Freak Be With You!
23rd May 2019
The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh Old Town
Come on down to The Freakeasy Cabaret at The Banshee Labyrinth on 23rd May, featuring a special appearance from Colin MacGregor Maker as your host for the evening, for a night not to be missed!
Rambert2
Rambert2
24th May 2019 - 25th May 2019
Kings Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
Rambert2 is a new group of the world’s best young dancers, coming together to showcase the most exhilarating and fierce choreography around today. See them at the King's Theatre Edinburgh!
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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...

Happy Birthday Sir Arthur Conan Doyle!
Happy Birthday Sir Arthur Conan Doyle!
22nd May 2019
The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre, Edinburgh West
Join us in celebrating the commemorative 160th birthday of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on 22nd May, including a special performance from 12-year-old Viktor Seifert on the Sherlock Violin!
Be a Chorister Afternoon
Be a Chorister Afternoon
24th May 2019
St Marys Cathedral Edinburgh, Edinburgh West
This is a perfect opportunity for Primary Pupils P3-P5 who love to sing to take a look behind the scenes and experience life as an award-winning Chorister of St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral!
Double bill: RITUALIA and The Circle
Double bill: RITUALIA and The Circle
24th May 2019 - 25th May 2019
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh West
A new double bill from Scottish Dance Theatre: RITUALIA by Colette Sadler and a new commission, The Circle, by world renowned Emanuel Gat, promise an evening of exquisite, cutting-edge dance.
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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!

Happy Birthday Sir Arthur Conan Doyle!
Happy Birthday Sir Arthur Conan Doyle!
22nd May 2019
The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre, Edinburgh West
Join us in celebrating the commemorative 160th birthday of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on 22nd May, including a special performance from 12-year-old Viktor Seifert on the Sherlock Violin!
The Fureys
The Fureys
23rd May 2019
The Queens Hall Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
Enjoy an evening to remember when The Fureys, legends of Irish music and song, make a welcome return to The Queen’s Hall on Thursday 23rd May!
Creative Rhythms with Jose
Creative Rhythms with Jose
23rd May 2019
St Brides Centre, Edinburgh West
Messing around with different drums, Cuban and Peruvian Cajones, rattles and a variety of songs, we will push your creativity.
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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!

Spoilitics Presents: Club Vesternora
Spoilitics Presents: Club Vesternora
24th May 2019
The Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh Old Town
Club Vesternora is a brand new club night at The Wee Red Bar featuring a wide range of everything from alternative to hip-hop to electronica!
Oliver Bonas Edinburgh Opening Party
Oliver Bonas Edinburgh Opening Party
25th May 2019
Oliver Bonas Edinburgh, Edinburgh New Town
In celebration of their first week open Oliver Bonas Edinburgh are holding a series of events kicking off with an Opening Party on Saturday 25th May!
Kerbside 139 Vegetarian & Vegan Street Food Festival
Kerbside 139 Vegetarian & Vegan Street Food Festival
26th May 2019
The Three Sisters Edinburgh, Edinburgh Old Town
Kerbside 139 are hosting an extra special Vegan/Veggie edition of their street food festival on May 26th at The Three Sisters!
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Latest Edinburgh News

This is the one! Singer and pianist flashmob brings Edinburgh to a standstill!
This is the one! Singer and pianist flashmob brings Edinburgh to a standstill!
The 1:1 Diet by Cambridge Weight Plan surprised passers-by at Edinburgh Waverley station by taking over the station's piano!
Traverse Theatre Announces the Full Programme for Traverse Festival 2019
Traverse Theatre Announces the Full Programme for Traverse Festival 2019
Traverse Theatre announces bold programme for 2019 Festival, celebrating Resilience and Action in the face of Challenge and Oppression.

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!

Sunshine Yoga: The Elephant Moon Space
Sunshine Yoga: The Elephant Moon Space
LUNCHTIME MEDITATION CLUB - run by Sunshine Yoga, in their brand new yoga studio at the...
Escape Hunt Edinburgh
Escape Hunt Edinburgh
Escape Hunt, noun, Def: The name given to 60 minutes of pure, unadulterated excitement...
Odeon Edinburgh Fort Kinnaird
Odeon Edinburgh Fort Kinnaird
State-of-the-art chain cinema for blockbusters in 2-D or 3-D format, plus family and...
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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!

Traquair House
Traquair House
Dating back to 1107, Traquair was originally a hunting lodge for the kings and queens...
Maid of the Forth
Maid of the Forth
Family-run, Firth of Forth sightseeing toursOur spectacular sightseeing boat trips depart...
House of the Binns
House of the Binns
The present house was built in 1612 by Thomas Dalyell, an Edinburgh merchant who made...
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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.

Holyrood Distillery
Holyrood Distillery
With the opportunity to bring single malt distilling back to Edinburgh after almost 100...
The Wine House 1821
The Wine House 1821
The show-stopping Wine House 1821 was created by Sep Marini & Zonin Wines. With quality...
The Royal Mile Tavern
The Royal Mile Tavern
Located on the historical Royal Mile in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old town, we are 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!

Oska Edinburgh
Oska Edinburgh
How an individual’s personality comes across and how clothes can help are the decisive...
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...
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Popular Events

The Meadows Festival
Edinburgh's free volunteer-run music & community Meadows Festival returns on the 1st and 2nd June 2019.
Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival
The Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival returns on 24th and 25th May with a world class line-up of breweries, headline music acts and Scotland’s finest street food.
The Rocky Horror Show
Richard O’Brien’s legendary rock 'n' roll musical is back to thrill you once again at the Edinburgh Playhouse.
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.
Michael McIntyre: Big World Tour Continued - Warm Up Show
Michael McIntyre is continuing his Big World Tour this spring and is warming up with shows around the UK. Catch him at Edinburgh Playhouse on 22nd May!

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