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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!

Edinburgh Summer Sessions
Edinburgh Summer Sessions
6th Aug 2018 - 19th Aug 2018
Edinburgh Summer Sessions will take place at the Ross Bandstand this August bring world-class acts to Princes Street Gardens.
Doors Open Days Edinburgh
Doors Open Days Edinburgh
29th Sep 2018 - 30th Sep 2018
Scotland's annual Doors Open Days festival gives you free access to lots of fascinating buildings across Edinburgh! This year's event will be held on September 29th & 30th!
Paws by the Prom (Open Day)
Paws by the Prom (Open Day)
2nd September 2018
An exciting day is in store for all the family at this years 'Paws by the Prom', Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home's Open Day, on Sunday 2nd September.

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!

Edinburgh International Festival:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra 2
Edinburgh International Festival: Scottish Chamber Orchestra 2
19th August 2018
Usher Hall, Edinburgh West
In the second of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s Brahms cycle, Robin Ticciati conducts the second and fourth symphonies.
Puppets and Prose
Puppets and Prose
19th August 2018
Museum of Childhood Edinburgh, Edinburgh Old Town
Join storyteller Julie Bannatyne to hear some enchanting children’s prose brought to life with puppetry and props at the Museum of Childhood.
The Big Poppy Bounce
The Big Poppy Bounce
19th August 2018
BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh West
The Big Poppy Bounce is Poppy Scotland's brand new family fundraiser. Can you bounce 100 metres on a space hopper and help our veterans bounce back into civilian life?

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!

Edinburgh Summer Sessions
Edinburgh Summer Sessions
6th Aug 2018 - 19th Aug 2018
Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh Old Town
Edinburgh Summer Sessions will take place at the Ross Bandstand this August bring world-class acts to Princes Street Gardens.
The Luna Cinema
The Luna Cinema
31st Aug 2018 - 2nd Sep 2018
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Stockbridge and Canonmills
Enjoy open air cinema at the Botanics as the Luna Cinema presents three nights of classic films under the stars.
The Guilty Feminist Presents The Secret Policeman’s Podcast
The Guilty Feminist Presents The Secret Policeman’s Podcast
24th Aug 2018 - 25th Aug 2018
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
The Guilty Feminist joins forces with Amnesty International UK to bring The Secret Policeman back to life for two rocking, historical nights at Edinburgh Playhouse.

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 Art Festival
Edinburgh Art Festival
26th Jul 2018 - 26th Aug 2018
Founded in 2004, Edinburgh Art Festival is the UK's largest annual festival of visual art.
Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Edinburgh Festival Fringe
3rd Aug 2018 - 27th Aug 2018
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world and takes place every August for three weeks.
Edinburgh International Festival
Edinburgh International Festival
3rd Aug 2018 - 27th Aug 2018
The Edinburgh International Festival presents three weeks of the finest creators & performers from the worlds of the arts.
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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!

Project #1
Project #1
20th August 2018
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh West
Brand new Edinburgh-based company Wildfire Theatre returns to the Traverse Theatre with Project #1.
Painted Love
Painted Love
21st Aug 2018 - 26th Aug 2018
Valvona & Crolla, Edinburgh East
Two Foolish Productions brings new comedy-drama Painted Love to the Edinburgh Fringe 2018. Watch it at Valvona & Crolla!
Edinburgh International Festival:  The End of Eddy
Edinburgh International Festival: The End of Eddy
21st Aug 2018 - 26th Aug 2018
The Studio Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
Born into poverty in rural France, this is the story of Eddy’s struggle to understand who he is, who he might become, and his fight to escape.
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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...

The Jack and Jill Market
The Jack and Jill Market
19th August 2018
Livingston
Shop smartly, be savvy and save money at The Jack & Jill Market on the 19th August at West Lothian College.
Puppets and Prose
Puppets and Prose
19th August 2018
Museum of Childhood Edinburgh, Edinburgh Old Town
Join storyteller Julie Bannatyne to hear some enchanting children’s prose brought to life with puppetry and props at the Museum of Childhood.
The Big Poppy Bounce
The Big Poppy Bounce
19th August 2018
BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh West
The Big Poppy Bounce is Poppy Scotland's brand new family fundraiser. Can you bounce 100 metres on a space hopper and help our veterans bounce back into civilian life?
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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 International Festival:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra 2
Edinburgh International Festival: Scottish Chamber Orchestra 2
19th August 2018
Usher Hall, Edinburgh West
In the second of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s Brahms cycle, Robin Ticciati conducts the second and fourth symphonies.
Brian Wilson
Brian Wilson
19th August 2018
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
Brian Wilson is on on tour and you can catch him at Edinburgh Playhouse, the only Scottish date, on 19th August!
Edinburgh Summer Sessions
Edinburgh Summer Sessions
19th August 2018
Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh Old Town
Edinburgh Summer Sessions will take place at the Ross Bandstand this August bring world-class acts to Princes Street Gardens.
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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!

Terminal V Halloween
Terminal V Halloween
27th October 2018
Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh West
Nightvision is proud to announce the return of – Terminal V to the Royal Highland Centre for a Halloween special on 27th October!
A Transformational Evening of Overtoning and Sacred Chants with Ravi
A Transformational Evening of Overtoning and Sacred Chants with Ravi
23rd November 2018
Broughton St Marys Parish Church, Edinburgh New Town
Join us for a transformational evening of overtoning and sacred chants with Ravi at Broughton St Marys Parish Church on Friday 23rd November!
The Jimmy Shand Show
The Jimmy Shand Show
8th September 2018
The Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh
A show celebrating the life and music of the late Sir Jimmy Shand, provided by the brilliant Brandon McPhee Band, comes to The Brunton Theatre on 8th September.
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Latest Edinburgh News

Cineworld brings classic films to 4DX this Summer
Cineworld brings classic films to 4DX this Summer
The heatwave might be over but Cineworld is here to save your Summer with 4DX – Never Been Seen!
Benidorm Live On Stage For The First Time Next Month At Edinburgh Playhouse
Benidorm Live On Stage For The First Time Next Month At Edinburgh Playhouse
See your favourite stars from The Solana Hotel Benidorm Live on stage for the first time at Edinburgh Playhouse in September 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!

Queensferry Sports and Community Hub
Queensferry Sports and Community Hub
Queensferry Sports and Community Hub is a SCIO Registered Charity No. SC044532. our mission...
Santosa Yoga Studio Edinburgh
Santosa Yoga Studio Edinburgh
Santosa Yoga Studio Edinburgh is more than a yoga studio. The Sanctuary, therapy clinic...
Studio Bizio
Studio Bizio
Studio Bizio is Photography Gallery based in Edinburgh, Specialising in 20th Century &...
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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!

Surgeons Hall Museums
Surgeons Hall Museums
The award winning Museums are open to the public, 7 days a week, 10am to 5pm and are...
Queensferry Museum
Queensferry Museum
Queensferry museum showcases the past and traditions of historic Queensferry and neighbouring...
Studio Bizio
Studio Bizio
Studio Bizio is Photography Gallery based in Edinburgh, Specialising in 20th Century &...
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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.

Valvona & Crolla
Valvona & Crolla
Scotland's original Italian & Scottish Food & Wine Specialist and Emporium. Caffe Bar...
Slug and Lettuce Omni Centre
Slug and Lettuce Omni Centre
The recently refurbished Slug and Lettuce Edinburgh is the perfect choice for combining...
Prestoungrange Gothenburg
Prestoungrange Gothenburg
The Prestoungrange Gothenburg was built in 1908 as a public house. Today, it still operates...
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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!

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...
Laura Thomas Co
Laura Thomas Co
Started in 2012 by Laura Wilson, then an expat Scot living in New Zealand, who found...
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Popular Events

Edinburgh Summer Sessions
Edinburgh Summer Sessions will take place at the Ross Bandstand this August bring world-class acts to Princes Street Gardens.
Doors Open Days Edinburgh
Scotland's annual Doors Open Days festival gives you free access to lots of fascinating buildings across Edinburgh! This year's event will be held on September 29th & 30th!
Paws by the Prom (Open Day)
An exciting day is in store for all the family at this years 'Paws by the Prom', Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home's Open Day, on Sunday 2nd September.
Cirque Berserk
Britain’s biggest theatre-circus spectacular, Cirque Berserk, makes its eagerly anticipated Fringe debut at EICC!
Grassmarket Weekly Market
Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market.

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