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What's on in Edinburgh

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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!
War Horse
War Horse
18th Apr 2018 - 12th May 2018
Experience the unforgettable journey of War Horse, coming to the Festival Theatre in April 2018.
Second Hand Bike Sale
Second Hand Bike Sale
5th May 2018
Come along to buy or sell bikes at Edinburgh Steiner School's annual second hand bike sale on Saturday 5th May!

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!

Jacobite Secrets
Jacobite Secrets
23rd April 2018
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Old Town
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and meet a secret Jacobite lady and hear her tales of the 1715 and 1745 Risings.
Fashion Revolution Week Screening: River Blue
Fashion Revolution Week Screening: River Blue
23rd April 2018
Grassmarket Community Project, Edinburgh Old Town
Following international river conservationist, Mark Angelo, RIVERBLUE spans the globe to infiltrate one of the world’s most pollutive industries, fashion.
Anna Morris: Bitchelors
Anna Morris: Bitchelors
24th April 2018
The Stand Comedy Club Edinburgh, Edinburgh New Town
The award-winning character comedian Anna Morris presents her critically acclaimed Edinburgh sell-out show Bitchelors.

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!

War Horse
War Horse
18th Apr 2018 - 12th May 2018
Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
Experience the unforgettable journey of War Horse, coming to the Festival Theatre in April 2018.
The Band
The Band
10th Jul 2018 - 14th Jul 2018
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
Brand new British musical, The Band, featuring the songs of Take That comes to the Edinburgh Playhouse in 2018.
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!

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!

TradFest
TradFest
26th Apr 2018 - 6th May 2018
Tradition goes live in Edinburgh, with an annual showcase of Traditional Arts and Culture in Scotland’s capital.
Edinburgh International Magic Festival
Edinburgh International Magic Festival
11th May 2018 - 19th May 2018
Edinburgh International Magic Festival is an annual arts festival and is the UK’s largest magic event.
Festival of Museums: Edinburgh & Lothians
Festival of Museums: Edinburgh & Lothians
18th May 2018 - 20th May 2018
Festival of Museums is a three day celebration of Scotland’s museums & galleries with events during the day & night!
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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 Play, A Pie and A Pint: Eulogy
A Play, A Pie and A Pint: Eulogy
24th Apr 2018 - 28th Apr 2018
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh West
Be prepared to laugh, cry and sing your hearts out when the Traverse Theatre present A Play, A Pie and A Pint: Eulogy, written by Rob Drummond.
Gut
Gut
24th Apr 2018 - 12th May 2018
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh West
Traverse Theatre Company in association with National Theatre of Scotland present Gut, a taut psychological thriller that explores who we can trust with our children.
Faulty Towers Dining Experience
Faulty Towers Dining Experience
27th Apr 2018 - 28th Apr 2018
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
The world famous Faulty Towers Dining Experience comes to the Bistro at Edinburgh Playhouse for two days only in April!
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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...

Self-defence Classes for Teens!
Self-defence Classes for Teens!
24th April 2018
Rencounter Krav Maga, Edinburgh South
Help your child be happy, healthy, and prepared for life’s challenges with fun self-defence classes run by Rencounter Krav Maga!
Self-defence Classes for Kids
Self-defence Classes for Kids
24th April 2018
North Merchiston Club, Edinburgh South
Rencounter Krav Maga is holding new self-defence classes for kids (8-12yrs) on Tuesdays at the North Merchiston Club.
Wiff Waff Wednesday
Wiff Waff Wednesday
25th April 2018
Out of the Blue, Leith
A monthly ping pong night for all ages with music, drink and great food at the Drill Hall Arts Cafe.
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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!

Edinburgh Quartet Rush Hour Concert: Mozart & Verdi
Edinburgh Quartet Rush Hour Concert: Mozart & Verdi
25th April 2018
St Andrews and St Georges West Church, Edinburgh West
Relax and skip the rush hour stress with the Edinburgh Quartet as they play the music of Mozart & Verdi on 25th April.
Edinburgh Folk Club
Edinburgh Folk Club
25th April 2018
The Pleasance Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
Come along to Edinburgh Folk Club's regular weekly show on Wednesday evenings at the Pleasance Cabaret Bar!
Sheridan Smith
Sheridan Smith
26th April 2018
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
Sheridan Smith is coming to the Edinburgh Playhouse on Thursday 26th April as part of her debut UK tour.
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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!

Self-defence Classes for Teens!
Self-defence Classes for Teens!
24th Apr 2018 - 26th Jun 2018
Rencounter Krav Maga, Edinburgh South
Help your child be happy, healthy, and prepared for life’s challenges with fun self-defence classes run by Rencounter Krav Maga!
Intensive Krav Maga Weekend Course
Intensive Krav Maga Weekend Course
6th Jul 2018 - 8th Jul 2018
Rencounter Krav Maga, Edinburgh South
The Rencounter Krav Maga self-defence intensive weekend course for beginners is back for a fourth year from 6th to 8th July!
Second Hand Bike Sale
Second Hand Bike Sale
5th May 2018
Edinburgh Steiner School, Edinburgh South
Come along to buy or sell bikes at Edinburgh Steiner School's annual second hand bike sale on Saturday 5th May!
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Latest Edinburgh News

Littlehouse Jewellery to launch new collection, Albert21, in Edinburgh
Littlehouse Jewellery to launch new collection, Albert21, in Edinburgh
Sally Cuthbert’s latest Littlehouse Jewellery collection, titled ‘Albert21’, is being launched on Friday 27 April.
Radio Forth announces brand new comedy event One Night Stand
Radio Forth announces brand new comedy event One Night Stand
Radio Forth has announced details of One Night Stand, an evening of comedy hosted by Forth 1’s Micky Gavin featuring some of the best names in the business.

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!

Rencounter Krav Maga
Rencounter Krav Maga
Rencounter is a self-defence school in Edinburgh, Scotland. We are affiliated with Krav...
Krav Junior Edinburgh
Krav Junior Edinburgh
Krav Maga for KidsFor ages 8-12 Sign your child up for a free trial class!Send us an...
Overboard Softplay
Overboard Softplay
Overboard Softplay is designed for children from 0 – 11 years. Our main objective is...
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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!

Open Eye Gallery
Open Eye Gallery
The Open Eye Gallery has been established since 1982 and is one of Scotland’s leading...
Department Of Mysteries
Department Of Mysteries
Department of Mysteries is a fantastic “escape room”, but did you know it’s much...
Prestongrange Museum
Prestongrange Museum
For centuries Prestongrange was a place of intense industrial activity. A harbour, glass...
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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.

Harrys Bar
Harrys Bar
Harry’s Bar is a great place - carefully selected wines and cocktails, wonderful spirits...
Edinburgh Food Studio
Edinburgh Food Studio
Edinburgh Food Studio is a crowdfunded restaurant and food research hub. Opened in November...
Dalriada
Dalriada
Dalriada is a stunning, traditional building situated on Portobello promenade. We are...
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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!
War Horse
Experience the unforgettable journey of War Horse, coming to the Festival Theatre in April 2018.
Second Hand Bike Sale
Come along to buy or sell bikes at Edinburgh Steiner School's annual second hand bike sale on Saturday 5th May!
PAW Patrol Live!
The most popular rescue dogs on the planet are coming to Edinburgh this Summer! Catch PAW Patrol at the Edinburgh Playhouse on 28th July!
For the Love of Fantasy presents Witchcraft & Wizardry School
For the Love of Fantasy presents their most exciting event so far -The School of Witchcraft & Wizardry!

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