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Popular events in Edinburgh

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

Halloween Trail
Halloween Trail
15th Oct 2018 - 31st Oct 2018
Bring the children along to the Royal Botanic Gardens this October for a special Halloween Trail through the Garden.
A Play, A Pie and A Pint
A Play, A Pie and A Pint
11th Sep 2018 - 20th Oct 2018
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.
Fireworks and Bonfire Night 2018
Fireworks and Bonfire Night 2018
3rd November 2018
Saturday 3rd November sees Hopetoun House host ‘The Greatest Fireworks Show on Earth’ and it’s bound to be another sell out event.

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!

Tom Odell
Tom Odell
18th October 2018
Usher Hall, Edinburgh West
Catch Tom Odell when he plays the Usher Hall on Thursday 18th October as part of his autumn UK & European tour.
Cinetopia: International Noir
Cinetopia: International Noir
18th October 2018
Gallery 23, Edinburgh West
This month's Cinetopia film event is on 18th October at Gallery 23 and explores the film noir genre from an international arthouse slant.
Kids Sewing - Owl Toys
Kids Sewing - Owl Toys
18th October 2018
Artisan Stitch, Edinburgh East
Owl toys are easy sewing projects for children aged 8-12 who have already have done an introductory sewing class to learn how to use a sewing machine.

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!

Christmas at the Botanics 2018
Christmas at the Botanics 2018
23rd Nov 2018 - 29th Dec 2018
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Stockbridge and Canonmills
Explore the sights and sounds of Christmas in this magical after dark experience at the Royal Botanic Gardens!
Christmas at the Botanics
Christmas at the Botanics
25th Nov 2018 - 29th Dec 2018
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Stockbridge and Canonmills
Explore the sights and sounds of Christmas when this magical after dark experience returns to the Royal Botanic Gardens!
Les Misérables
Les Misérables
22nd Jan 2019 - 16th Feb 2019
Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
After nearly a decade since the last sell-out UK tour, Les Misérables will play Edinburgh Festival Theatre in 2019.

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!

Scottish International Storytelling Festival
Scottish International Storytelling Festival
19th Oct 2018 - 31st Oct 2018
The Scottish International Storytelling Festival is a 10-day celebration of live storytelling and imagination.
Edinburgh Horror Festival
Edinburgh Horror Festival
25th Oct 2018 - 30th Oct 2018
The Edinburgh Horror Festival, or EHF as all the cool kids call it, is a multi-art-form event running over the weekend before Hallowe'en each year in Edinburgh.
Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2018
Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2018
26th Oct 2018 - 10th Nov 2018
The Edinburgh Short Film Festival returns from 26th October bringing the best in contemporary short form cinema.
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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!

Some Guys Have All The Luck - The Rod Stewart Story
Some Guys Have All The Luck - The Rod Stewart Story
21st October 2018
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
Some Guys Have All The Luck celebrates the career of one of rocks greatest icons, Rod Stewart, and comes to Edinburgh Playhouse on 21st October.
National Theatre’s Macbeth
National Theatre’s Macbeth
23rd Oct 2018 - 27th Oct 2018
Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
The National Theatre brings Macbeth, an epic and visually daring production of Shakespeare’s most intense tragedy, to the Festival Theatre in October.
Saturday Night Fever
Saturday Night Fever
23rd Oct 2018 - 27th Oct 2018
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
Saturday Night Fever, one of the most loved dance stories of all time, returns to the stage in a spectacular new musical production! Catch it at the Edinburgh Playhouse this October!
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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...

School Hols Special FILM: Early Man
School Hols Special FILM: Early Man
18th October 2018
Grassmarket Community Project, Edinburgh Old Town
Bring the kids along to Grassmarket Picture House this October half-term to see the 2018 comedy film 'Early Man'!
Halloween Wand Making Workshop
Halloween Wand Making Workshop
18th October 2018
Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh West
Join us at Lauriston Castle in a magical crafting class just in time for Halloween and create your own unique magic wand!
Kids Sewing - Owl Toys
Kids Sewing - Owl Toys
18th October 2018
Artisan Stitch, Edinburgh East
Owl toys are easy sewing projects for children aged 8-12 who have already have done an introductory sewing class to learn how to use a sewing machine.
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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!

Tom Odell
Tom Odell
18th October 2018
Usher Hall, Edinburgh West
Catch Tom Odell when he plays the Usher Hall on Thursday 18th October as part of his autumn UK & European tour.
Voodoo Room: A Night of Hendrix, Clapton and Cream
Voodoo Room: A Night of Hendrix, Clapton and Cream
18th October 2018
Howden Park Centre, Livingston
Paying tribute to two of the greatest names in rock history, Jimi Hendrix and Cream, Voodoo Room are a stunning power-trio featuring some of the UK's finest musicians.
LIV’n’G Live in Innerleithen
LIV’n’G Live in Innerleithen
19th October 2018
Innerleithen
Catch chart-topping sister duo LIV'n'G when they head to Innerleithen Memorial Hall on Friday 19th October.
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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!

Live Music at Stramash in November
Live Music at Stramash in November
1st Nov 2018 - 30th Nov 2018
Stramash, Edinburgh Old Town
Check out the great variety of Live music gigs on at Stramash this November, Rock, Pop, Blues, Soul, Funk and more....
Live Music at Whistle Binkies Gigs in November
Live Music at Whistle Binkies Gigs in November
1st Nov 2018 - 30th Nov 2018
Whistle Binkies Edinburgh, Edinburgh Old Town
Check out the great variety of Live music gigs on at Whistle Binkies this November, Rock, Pop, Blues, Soul, Funk and more....
Wille and The Bandits at The Voodoo Rooms
Wille and The Bandits at The Voodoo Rooms
21st March 2019
The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh New Town
To support the release of their new album Wille & The Bandits will tour the UK in March 2019 and you can catch them at The Voodoo Rooms on March 21st!
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Latest Edinburgh News

Gear Up as Resonate Total Gaming arrives in Glasgow
Gear Up as Resonate Total Gaming arrives in Glasgow
Scotland’s largest gaming event, Resonate Total Gaming, returns to SEC, Glasgow this week from 19 - 21 October promising the ultimate gaming experience.
Grand Opening of First Equestrian Theatre in Scotland
Grand Opening of First Equestrian Theatre in Scotland
Equestrian Theatre Scotland, based in Jedburgh, opens the first purpose built Equestrian Theatre in Scotland on the 18th October 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!

Curves Edinburgh North West
Curves Edinburgh North West
Curves is the best location for you. It is a women-only fitness club, dedicated to providing...
Leith Sea Cadets
Leith Sea Cadets
Are you aged between 10 and 18 and looking to do something different with your time while...
Victoria Park Boot Camp for Women
Victoria Park Boot Camp for Women
Boot Camp Edinburgh - All Women, All Weather.Whether you want to get fit, lose weight...
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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!

Victoria Park Edinburgh
Victoria Park Edinburgh
A lovely public park in the Trinity area of Edinburgh. Two good play areas; a small one...
Just the Tonic Comedy Club
Just the Tonic Comedy Club
One of the UK’s most esteemed comedy clubs launched in Edinburgh in 2018!Boasting the...
Take One Action Film Festival Edinburgh
Take One Action Film Festival Edinburgh
At a time when concepts of truth and democracy are being stretched beyond recognition...
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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.

Cafe de la Poste
Cafe de la Poste
Frederic is a long time Scotland lover. After creating Scottish Pubs in Paris and acquiring...
Hanover Tap
Hanover Tap
A pub focusing on craft beer, cask ale, good food, big screen sport and entertainment...
Kays Bar
Kays Bar
Kay's Bar is one of the finest Victorian Bars in Edinburgh. Specialising in Real Ale,...
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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!

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 &...
The Hand Made Factory
The Hand Made Factory
We believe in made with love. many of our products are hand crafted in the store with...
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Popular Events

Halloween Trail
Bring the children along to the Royal Botanic Gardens this October for a special Halloween Trail through the Garden.
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.
Fireworks and Bonfire Night 2018
Saturday 3rd November sees Hopetoun House host ‘The Greatest Fireworks Show on Earth’ and it’s bound to be another sell out event.
Edinburgh Cocktail Week
Edinburgh Cocktail Week is a week-long program of events & parties across the city, and over 80 of Edinburgh's favourite cocktail bars!
Edinburgh Farmers Market
Experience Edinburgh’s original Farmers’ Market, The only market in Edinburgh where the farm really meets the city.

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