Events in Edinburgh in August 2019

View all the upcoming events in Edinburgh during August 2019 below or use the calendar to find events taking place on a specific month or date.

Events in Edinburgh

Mervyn Stutter’s ‘Pick of the Fringe’
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Mervyn Stutter’s ‘Pick of the Fringe’

3rd August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Mervyn Stutter and his team carefully research the Fringe and bring you live 'tasters' from seven top shows in a packed 90 minute late lunchtime extravaganza at The Pleasance!
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Rabbie’s: Edinburgh City Tours

Rabbie’s: Edinburgh City Tours

1st January 2019 - 31st December 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
Discover the stories, secrets, and sights of the city and get the local’s perspective of Edinburgh with Rabbie's Edinburgh City Tours! Read more
Rabbie’s: Tours from Edinburgh

Rabbie’s: Tours from Edinburgh

1st January 2019 - 31st December 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
Make Edinburgh your base for a trip to Scotland and combine the magic of Scotland's capital with the best of the Highlands on a tour with Rabbie's! Read more
In the Footsteps of John Muir

In the Footsteps of John Muir

2nd May 2019 - 6th August 2019
This photography exhibition in Blackness Castle traces John Muir's travels from his childhood in Dunbar to the American National Parks he helped to establish. Read more
Children’s Afternoon Tea at Dalmahoy

Children’s Afternoon Tea at Dalmahoy

7th May 2019 - 31st August 2019
Bring the little ones along to a special Children’s Afternoon Tea this Summer at Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club with colourful sandwiches, cakes and goodies! Read more
Victoria Crowe: 50 Years of Painting

Victoria Crowe: 50 Years of Painting

18th May 2019 - 13th October 2019
The City Art Centre is proud to present the first major survey devoted to the work of one of the UK’s most distinguished artists, Victoria Crowe. Read more
Cuddly Corgi Treasure Hunt

Cuddly Corgi Treasure Hunt

29th May 2019 - 31st December 2019
Looking to entertain the kids? Come and spot our cuddly corgis hiding around Britannia’s tour route. Read more
Curious About Edinburgh

Curious About Edinburgh

14th June 2019 - 31st October 2020
Have fun discovering Edinburgh with a self-guided, heritage walk with a treasure hunt theme from Curious About! Read more
Moonstruck: 500 years of mental health

Moonstruck: 500 years of mental health

14th June 2019 - 23rd December 2019
This exhibition encourages us to examine our own ideas around mental health and aims to show how, even now, many older stereotypes and ideas about these conditions remain unchanged. Read more
Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail Edinburgh

Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail Edinburgh

17th June 2019 - 30th August 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
Oor Wullie's BIG Bucket trail will be taking to the streets of Edinburgh this summer with life-size, individually decorated Oor Wullie sculptures waiting to be discovered, for everyone to enjoy! Read more
Tartan Folk

Tartan Folk

20th June 2019 - 24th October 2019
Edinburgh New Town
Design your own outfit using exciting tartan fabrics, laces, sparkly gems, pom poms and other embellishments in these fun family workshops with Fiona Mackechnie! Read more
Den Building Adventures

Den Building Adventures

29th June 2019 - 20th August 2019
Join the tribe for daring daily adventures exploring some of the wildest and remote corners of the Almond Valley site during the summer holidays! Read more
Fort Douglas Summer Holiday Activities

Fort Douglas Summer Holiday Activities

29th June 2019 - 18th August 2019
Get the kids outdoors this summer and away from the screens with a visit to Fort Douglas adventure park, where you'll find a host of extra activities to keep them happy! Read more
Microsculpture: The Insect Portraits of Levon Biss

Microsculpture: The Insect Portraits of Levon Biss

29th June 2019 - 22nd September 2019
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is hosting ‘Microsculpture’ an exhibition of giant insect portraits exposed in microscopic detail by British photographer Levon Biss. Read more
Hibernian Football Camps 2019

Hibernian Football Camps 2019

1st July 2019 - 9th August 2019
Various Locations East Lothian
Make sure your School Holiday is active and full of football fun with the Hibernian Community Football Summer Programme! Read more
Live Science Shows

Live Science Shows

1st July 2019 - 18th August 2019
Professor Egghead returns to the Scottish Seabird Centre this summer with two fantastic new live science shows and two fun-filled puppet shows! Read more
Summer Aboard The Royal Yacht Britannia

Summer Aboard The Royal Yacht Britannia

2nd July 2019 - 31st August 2019
Discover what life was like on board for both the Royal Family as well as the 220 Royal Yachtsmen as you tour The Royal Yacht Britannia this summer, it's a perfect family day out! Read more
Art Exhibition: KYST

Art Exhibition: KYST

6th July 2019 - 26th August 2019
This exhibition is a record of the passage of time and its effect on nature and people, the result of a project undertaken by artist Ben Woodhams in 2018. Read more
BRICKLIVE Ocean

BRICKLIVE Ocean

6th July 2019 - 8th September 2019
A world exclusive display is coming to Edinburgh Zoo this summer, with over 30 life-sized sculptures made from over one million LEGO® bricks, in the first-ever showing of BRICKLIVE Ocean! Read more
Cryptic: Below the Blanket

Cryptic: Below the Blanket

24th July 2019 - 25th August 2019
Marking twenty-five years of ‘ravishing the senses’, Cryptic presents Below the Blanket, a series of new artworks installed throughout the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh this Summer. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival:  Night Walk for Edinburgh

Edinburgh International Festival: Night Walk for Edinburgh

25th July 2019 - 25th August 2019
Edinburgh Old Town
Discover an alternative, unseen Edinburgh. A city where memory and history collide, where the strange and the unexpected skew your sense of what is real. Read more
Grayson Perry: Julie Cope’s Grand Tour

Grayson Perry: Julie Cope’s Grand Tour

25th July 2019 - 2nd November 2019
Julie Cope’s Grand Tour comes to Dovecot Edinburgh bringing the complete set of tapestries designed by Grayson Perry for A House for Essex. Read more
Enough

Enough

27th July 2019 - 25th August 2019
Poetic, unpredictable and explosive, Stef Smith’s latest play is a fragmentary and intense journey into female friendship and unearths what happens when you can no longer be the woman people want. Read more
Trying it On

Trying it On

28th July 2019 - 25th August 2019
David is confronted by his 20-year-old self. Do they still share the same beliefs? Is it the world that’s changed, or him? Has he sold in or sold out? And why did his generation vote for Brexit? Read more
How Not to Drown

How Not to Drown

30th July 2019 - 25th August 2019
Hilarious, painful and uplifting, How Not to Drown shares a story of endurance for a little kid who wasn’t safe or welcome anywhere in the world. Read more
Adam Hess: My Grandad Has A Fringe

Adam Hess: My Grandad Has A Fringe

31st July 2019 - 25th August 2019
Adam Hess, the star of Tonight at the Palladium, Comedy Central’s Stand Up Central and Live from The BBC is back at the Fringe with, without doubt, his funniest show yet! Read more
Adam Riches: The Beakington Town Hall Murders

Adam Riches: The Beakington Town Hall Murders

31st July 2019 - 26th August 2019
An interactive comedy whodunnit from the mind of Adam Riches is coming to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe! Read more
Audacious Mr Astley

Audacious Mr Astley

31st July 2019 - 25th August 2019
Awarded 5 stars at the 2018 Fringe and written and performed by professional ringmaster Chris Barltrop, this is a unique insider's view of entertainment history. Read more
Baby Wants Candy: The Completely Improvised Full Band Musical

Baby Wants Candy: The Completely Improvised Full Band Musical

31st July 2019 - 25th August 2019
Edinburgh South
Baby Wants Candy returns to the Fringe this August with more brand new, ad-libbed, exhilarating 55-minute musicals, all taken from audience suggestions. Read more
Bobby & Amy

Bobby & Amy

31st July 2019 - 26th August 2019
Bobby & Amy is a new dark comedy by Fringe First award winner Emily Jenkins exploring friendship and what happens when our way of life is threatened by those who don’t understand it. Read more
Daisy Earl: Fairy Elephant

Daisy Earl: Fairy Elephant

31st July 2019 - 26th August 2019
Edinburgh Old Town
Fresh off the back of supporting Tom Stade’s nationwide tour, multi award-winning newcomer Daisy Earl brings her hotly anticipated debut hour to this year’s Fringe. Read more
Don’t Bother

Don’t Bother

31st July 2019 - 26th August 2019
Edinburgh South
The stand-up poetry show Don’t Bother, starring multi award-winning performance poet Bróccán Tyzack-Carlin, is part of the line-up at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Read more
Henry Box Brown

Henry Box Brown

31st July 2019 - 26th August 2019
Edinburgh Old Town
Amazing fusion of R'n'B and gospel telling the unmissable true tale of an 1850s Virginia slave who mails himself to freedom in a box. Read more
I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical

I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical

31st July 2019 - 26th August 2019
Edinburgh South
This comedic musical revue reveals everything you could want to know about being a musical theatre performer... if only there were any who'd admit it. Read more
Joyce The Play

Joyce The Play

31st July 2019 - 26th August 2019
Complete with puppetry, heart-warming music and live magic this innovative and imaginative new play is sure to dazzle the whole family. Read more
Moon: We Cannot Get Out

Moon: We Cannot Get Out

31st July 2019 - 25th August 2019
Two provincial louts perform grotty comedy sketches. There's something wrong with their venue though: it keeps trying to kill them! Read more
Rhys James: Snitch

Rhys James: Snitch

31st July 2019 - 25th August 2019
Rhys James, a regular on Mock The Week (BBC 2), returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with his new show 'Snitch'. Read more
Rob Auton: The Time Show

Rob Auton: The Time Show

31st July 2019 - 26th August 2019
Edinburgh South
Following on from his shows about the colour yellow, the sky, faces, water, sleep, hair and talking, award winning writer and performer Rob Auton turns his attention to time. Read more
Sara Barron: Enemies Closer

Sara Barron: Enemies Closer

31st July 2019 - 25th August 2019
Sara Barron, 2018 Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee, returns to the Fringe with her stunning new show 'Enemies Closer'. Read more
Seann Walsh: After This One I’m Going Home

Seann Walsh: After This One I’m Going Home

31st July 2019 - 25th August 2019
Edinburgh South
Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and 2018 Strictly Come Dancing contestant Seann Walsh returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this August with his new stand-up show 'After This One I’m Going Home'. Read more
Shakespearience

Shakespearience

31st July 2019 - 26th August 2019
Edinburgh South
Join Shakespeare's Men as they fly through Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet and Twelfth Night in a whirlwind hour of mischievous storytelling, a perfect treat for all the family! Read more
Something About Simon

Something About Simon

31st July 2019 - 26th August 2019
Edinburgh South
Something About Simon, a new show celebrating the life and musical talent of legendary American singer songwriter Paul Simon, heads to this year’s Edinburgh Fringe. Read more
Spliced

Spliced

31st July 2019 - 25th August 2019
Edinburgh West
From one of Ireland's exciting up-and-coming writers comes a fun, fierce, site-specific show with thrilling music and video. Read more
Spontaneous Potter

Spontaneous Potter

31st July 2019 - 25th August 2019
After an official sold-out run in 2018, Spontaneous Potter, an entirely improvised Harry Potter comedy play, is coming back to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival! Read more
Sukh Ojla: For Sukh’s Sake

Sukh Ojla: For Sukh’s Sake

31st July 2019 - 25th August 2019
Edinburgh Old Town
Sukh Ojla, one of the UK’s hottest new comics with a recent slot on BBC2’s The Big Asian Stand Up, heads up to the Fringe with her first ever hour. Read more
Thrones! The Musical Parody!

Thrones! The Musical Parody!

31st July 2019 - 25th August 2019
Thrones!, the smash-hit must-see show of the Fringe, has been updated and is back for yet another blockbusting run of hilarious musical mayhem. Read more
Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts Musical Parody

Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts Musical Parody

31st July 2019 - 25th August 2019
Edinburgh South
Join Tom and his Hogwarts classmates on a hilarious musical adventure packed with magic, hormones and more than a few murders! Read more
Whose Line Is It Anyway: Live at the Fringe

Whose Line Is It Anyway: Live at the Fringe

31st July 2019 - 26th August 2019
One of the greatest TV shows of our time recently celebrated its 30th anniversary, and what better way to commemorate than with a live Fringe extravaganza at Underbelly’s McEwan Hall! Read more
‘The Aberdonian’ Steam Railtour

‘The Aberdonian’ Steam Railtour

1st August 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
Let the ‘The Aberdonian’, a new steam operation for 2019, whisk you away as we take in some of the best that Scotland has to offer, both on train and off. Read more
Blood and Gold

Blood and Gold

1st August 2019 - 26th August 2019
Ancient mythology and modern storytelling collide in this contemporary exploration by Scottish Kenyan storyteller Mara Menz at the Scottish Storytelling Centre. Read more
Burgerz

Burgerz

1st August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Carving out a place for themselves as one of the UK’s prominent trans voices, Travis presents a performance that is timely, unsettling and powerful. Read more
Burns for Brunch

Burns for Brunch

1st August 2019 - 26th August 2019
Robert Burns awakes in 2019 sharing thoughts, poems, songs, and casting a satiric eye around his Scotland and ours. Read more
Celeste’s Circus

Celeste’s Circus

1st August 2019 - 25th August 2019
This award-winning show offers a first trip for wee ones into the magic of the big top with thrills, spills, oohs and ahhs. Read more
ComedySportz

ComedySportz

1st August 2019 - 17th August 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
You've seen football, you've seen tennis, but have you seen Comedy as a sport? Then you don't want to miss this all ages, all action, all improvised competitive comedy show at The Fringe! Read more
Confetti and Chaos

Confetti and Chaos

1st August 2019 - 26th August 2019
Returning to Edinburgh Fringe: the 5-star all-in-one dining experience that has fun and mayhem bursting from the seams of a wedding dress! It's the worst wedding reception you’ll ever go to… Read more
David Mach: Paper Trail

David Mach: Paper Trail

1st August 2019 - 31st August 2019
The Scottish Arts Club is delighted to be hosting an exhibition of the work of David Mach, one of Scotland's most widely acclaimed artists, during the Festival this year. Read more
Ed Byrne: If I’m Honest

Ed Byrne: If I’m Honest

1st August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Join Ed Byrne as he takes a long hard look at himself and tries to decide if he has ANY traits that are worth passing on to his children! Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: Peter Gynt

Edinburgh International Festival: Peter Gynt

1st August 2019 - 10th August 2019
Scottish star James McArdle takes the challenging title role in a raucous reboot of Ibsen’s epic play. Read more
Faulty Towers The Dining Experience at Edinburgh Fringe

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience at Edinburgh Fringe

1st August 2019 - 26th August 2019
Don't miss the legendary show, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience, when it returns for its 13th Edinburgh Fringe! Read more
Feast of Fools

Feast of Fools

1st August 2019 - 18th August 2019
Join Daniel Serridge at his dinner table of foolishness as he regales you with tales of disgusting banquets, salubrious suppers and measly meal! Read more
Hand Embroidery for Children

Hand Embroidery for Children

1st August 2019
Book your child in for this lovely creative Hand Embroidery workshop during the School Summer Holidays with Artisan Stitch! Read more
Heroes

Heroes

1st August 2019 - 26th August 2019
All or Nothing Aerial Dance Theatre and Room 2 Manoeuvre are bringing their new show, Heroes, to the Fringe. Don't miss this clever caper told through aerial dance theatre and contemporary circus! Read more
Hot Dub Time Machine

Hot Dub Time Machine

1st August 2019 - 3rd August 2019
Hot Dub Time Machine is the World’s First Time Travelling Dance Party and it's ruturns to Edinburgh in August at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange! Read more
Imagination Workshop Hub

Imagination Workshop Hub

1st August 2019 - 26th August 2019
This colourful and classy 5-star hub, new for Edinburgh Fringe 2019, in The Principal Hotel George Street, will host 11 amazing acts including Fringe favourite, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience. Read more
JRR Tolkien’s Leaf by Niggle

JRR Tolkien’s Leaf by Niggle

1st August 2019 - 3rd August 2019
Puppet State Theatre Company's acclaimed adaptation of JRR Tolkien's miniature masterpiece returns to the Fringe, showcasing enchanting storytelling for fantasy fans and phobics alike. Read more
Justin Heyes: White Muslim at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Justin Heyes: White Muslim at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival

1st August 2019 - 11th August 2019
Justin Heyes brings his new show White Muslim to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe! Join him as he takes a hilariously honest look at religion, dating, marriage and culture! Read more
Kids Movie Night

Kids Movie Night

1st August 2019
Bring your child to our supervised movie night activity in our SMÅLAND (Crèche) every Thursday at 6pm during the School summer holidays. Read more
Kids Sewing - Owl Toys

Kids Sewing - Owl Toys

1st August 2019
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. Read more
Kids Sewing Class: How to make bunting

Kids Sewing Class: How to make bunting

1st August 2019
A fun and ideal first sewing project once they've learned how to use a sewing machine. Bunting makes a lovely decoration so children can personalise their bedrooms. Read more
Loud Poets: Best of Fringe

Loud Poets: Best of Fringe

1st August 2019 - 26th August 2019
Each night features a unique line-up and Loud Poets? classic fist-thumping, pint-drinking, side-tickling, heart-wrenchin Read more
Mouthpiece

Mouthpiece

1st August 2019 - 25th August 2019
After a critically acclaimed London run, the gripping Traverse Theatre hit 'Mouthpiece' about class, culture and appropriation, returns with a new cast. Read more
Myra’s Story

Myra’s Story

1st August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Meet middle-aged homeless alcoholic woman, Myra McLaughlin, living rough on the streets of Dublin. Hilarious, harrowing, heartbreaking. You'll laugh with her, cry with her, but won't forget her! Read more
Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience

Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience

1st August 2019 - 26th August 2019
Receiving rave reviews in 2018, the brand new, fully immersive comedy 'Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience' comes to the Edinburgh Fringe for the first time in 2019. Read more
Rhys Nicholson – Nice People Nice Things Nice Situations

Rhys Nicholson – Nice People Nice Things Nice Situations

1st August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Edinburgh South
Award-winning critic and audience favourite Rhys Nicholson is delighted to return to the Edinburgh Fringe with his highly anticipated brand-new show, Nice People Nice Things Nice Situations! Read more
Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls In Tehran

Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls In Tehran

1st August 2019 - 25th August 2019
A darkly comedic, urgent new play about entitlement, consumption and digital technology, exploring cycles of historic decline and rebirth and the ways societies try to reproduce themselves. Read more
Simon Munnery: Alan Parker Urban Warrior Farewell Tour

Simon Munnery: Alan Parker Urban Warrior Farewell Tour

1st August 2019 - 26th August 2019
Simon Munnery reprises his legendary, cult comedy creation, Alan Parker Urban Warrior for this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Read more
Sing Me a Song: The Robert Louis Stevenson Show

Sing Me a Song: The Robert Louis Stevenson Show

1st August 2019 - 11th August 2019
Acclaimed musical duo Neil Adam and Judy Turner present the wit and wisdom, the adventures and heartbreaks of the beloved author in this Fringe performance. Read more
Standfast

Standfast

1st August 2019 - 18th August 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
Not Cricket Productions return to the Edinburgh Fringe with a brand new show for 2019 - Standfast - where escape room meets theatre in this interactive adventure around the streets of Edinburgh. Read more
Tales of Whatever Edinburgh Fringe 2019

Tales of Whatever Edinburgh Fringe 2019

1st August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Don't miss true storytelling show 'Tales of Whatever' when it returns to the Fringe for 2019 with changing daily lineups of seasoned Fringe comics and performers! Read more
The Patient Gloria

The Patient Gloria

1st August 2019 - 25th August 2019
The Patient Gloria wowed audiences at the Abbey Theatre during its sold-out world premiere at the Dublin Theatre Festival and you can catch it at Traverse Theatre in August! Read more
The Red Hourglass

The Red Hourglass

1st August 2019 - 14th August 2019
A dazzling, unique horror-comedy from Alan Bissett creator of The Moira Monologues. Here he plays five characters - three male, two female, none of them human! Read more
The Struggling Life of An Artist

The Struggling Life of An Artist

1st August 2019 - 26th August 2019
Edinburgh Old Town
Inspired by reality,The Struggling Life of An Artist is a comedy (with the occasional song) about the insanity of male-dominated creative industries. Read more
Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

1st August 2019
Opium presents 'Throwback Thursday' with all the best music from the 60's & 70's on the first Thursday of each month. Read more
Top Secret House Party by Ladylikes Comedy

Top Secret House Party by Ladylikes Comedy

1st August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Edinburgh Old Town
You’ve been invited to Ladylikes Top Secret House Party. So dust off your glad rags and gear up for an hour of sketch comedy featuring wacky characters and outlandish scenarios from your BFFs-to-be! Read more
Two Hearts:  The Comeback Tour

Two Hearts: The Comeback Tour

1st August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Edinburgh Old Town
Don't miss Two Hearts, New Zealand’s most bombastic musical comedy duo, when they return to the Fringe! Read more
Until the Flood

Until the Flood

1st August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Celebrated artist and Pulitzer Prize finalist Dael Orlandersmith (Yellowman) performs the European premiere of her poetic and revelatory play 'Until the Flood'. Read more
Wee Seals and Selkies

Wee Seals and Selkies

1st August 2019 - 11th August 2019
In this delightful family show, storytelling and music combine to create an enchanting performance, evoking the Scottish northern seashores. Read more
What Girls Are Made Of

What Girls Are Made Of

1st August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Performed with a live band, 'What Girls Are Made Of' is the true story of Cora Bissets's journey, celebrating life’s euphoric highs and epic shitstorms. Read more
What Girls Are Made Of

What Girls Are Made Of

1st August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Performed with a live band, 'What Girls Are Made Of' is the true story of Cora Bissets's journey, celebrating life’s euphoric highs and epic shitstorms. Read more
A Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide

A Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide

2nd August 2019 - 26th August 2019
Edinburgh South
Ziggy Stardust takes us on a Tragical Mystery Tour through the life of a nearly-was rock star! Drama, tragedy and hilarity ensue to a live rocking backdrop. Read more
A Trilogy of Horrors: Vol 1

A Trilogy of Horrors: Vol 1

2nd August 2019 - 11th August 2019
TumbleDry Theatre return with their sell-out production of three classic horror stories from three great writers. Read more
A Trilogy of Horrors: Vol 2

A Trilogy of Horrors: Vol 2

2nd August 2019 - 11th August 2019
TumbleDry Theatre return to the Fringe with three more classic horrors stories from three great writers in A Trilogy of Horrors: Vol 2. Read more
Aberdeen Standard Investments Opening Event: LA Phil at Tynecastle

Aberdeen Standard Investments Opening Event: LA Phil at Tynecastle

2nd August 2019
In this epic family friendly concert, LA Phil will celebrate the start of the 2019 International Festival in Tynecastle Park stadium with music from Star Wars, E.T. and many more! Read more
And the Birds Did Sing

And the Birds Did Sing

2nd August 2019 - 11th August 2019
This is about living but it began with a death. This evocative solo work, explores the interplay between music, dance and the origins of stories. Read more
Another

Another

2nd August 2019 - 7th August 2019
Don't miss a quadruple bill of dance and poetry from ascendant young European artists created specifically for BalletWorks at Dance Base in August! Read more
Captivating Rhythms

Captivating Rhythms

2nd August 2019 - 8th September 2019
This solo exhibition by Laura Gill, curated for Art and Vintage Edinburgh, contains paintings and prints of Music, Dance and Theatre, capturing the essence of the Edinburgh Festival. Read more
Cirque Berserk!

Cirque Berserk!

2nd August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Britain’s biggest theatre circus spectacular is back by popular demand, featuring all your favourite Cirque Berserk! acts plus some thrilling new ones! Read more
Craft Scotland Summer Show 2019

Craft Scotland Summer Show 2019

2nd August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Discover statement handmade objects for you, and your home, from 41 Scotland-based makers in one unique location at the Craft Scotland Summer Show held in White Stuff Edinburgh! Read more
Crocodile Fever

Crocodile Fever

2nd August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Meghan Tyler’s surreal Crocodile Fever is a grotesque black comedy celebrating sisterhood whilst reminding us that the pressure cooker of The Troubles is closer than we imagine. Read more
Dead Equal

Dead Equal

2nd August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Edinburgh North
The unsung stories of women medics in combat through time are given voice in a new opera directed by Miranda Cromwell. Part of Army@TheFringe. Read more
Edinburgh Festival Fringe:  Craig Hill: Bottoms Up!

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Craig Hill: Bottoms Up!

2nd August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Join Craig Hill as he pops his cork to toast his 21st show at the fringe - this is one fun mixer that will keep you fizzy all the way to the bottom. Read more
Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Jimeoin: Ramble On!

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Jimeoin: Ramble On!

2nd August 2019 - 25th August 2019
You’ve seen him on TV including ‘Live at the Apollo’ and ‘Royal Variety Performance’ But nothing beats seeing Jimeoin live – don't miss his incredible 26th Edinburgh fringe! Read more
Edinburgh International Festival - Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools

Edinburgh International Festival - Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools

2nd August 2019 - 5th August 2019
A dramatic meeting between two extraordinary artists, examining their intertwined histories, colonial legacies and the changing climate we all face. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: The Secret River

Edinburgh International Festival: The Secret River

2nd August 2019 - 11th August 2019
The Secret River is a shattering, astonishingly beautiful piece of contemporary theatre, one that speaks directly to a modern world riven by mistrust of the other. Read more
Elliott Bibby - Magic in a Jiffy

Elliott Bibby - Magic in a Jiffy

2nd August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Join Elliott Bibby, Scottish Magician of the Year 2018, as he brings his fast-moving show full of laughs and surprises to the Fringe! Read more
Eric Lampaert: Borne of Chaos - Yum Yum

Eric Lampaert: Borne of Chaos - Yum Yum

2nd August 2019 - 25th August 2019
From womb to tomb, from homeless to Hollywood. This is an honest retelling of Eric Lampaert’s trials and tribulations from birth to now and how he made it from the streets to cinema. Read more
Fit Fridays

Fit Fridays

2nd August 2019
It's Fit Fridays, every Friday at Subway Cowgate with Chart/Cheese from DJ Tom Berry! Read more
Foodies Festival

Foodies Festival

2nd August 2019 - 4th August 2019
Join in the fun as the Foodies Festival, the UK’s largest celebration of food & drink, returns to Inverleith Park Edinburgh from 2nd to 4th August! Read more
Frank Sanazi: Ocean’s Nein

Frank Sanazi: Ocean’s Nein

2nd August 2019 - 18th August 2019
Frank Sanazi has enlisted the help of his elite crooning war buddies Dean Stalin and Saddami Davis Jnr to bring his comedy war machine to the Fringe! Read more
Fringe Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

Fringe Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

2nd August 2019 - 24th August 2019
Come along for some good exercise and great fun with Edinburgh Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall during the Festival Fringe! Read more
Fringe Dome Nights

Fringe Dome Nights

2nd August 2019
Dynamic Earth Dome Nights return every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Fringe, showing three films in Edinburgh's only 360 degree cinema! Read more
Fringe Music: Multi-platinum artist Elisa headline Edinburgh - The Liquid Room

Fringe Music: Multi-platinum artist Elisa headline Edinburgh - The Liquid Room

2nd August 2019
Following her recent sell-out European tour, multi-platinum International artist Elisa will headline the Liquid Rooms in Edinburgh as a part of Fringe Festival on 2nd August. Read more
Fringe Open day: Well-Being Space

Fringe Open day: Well-Being Space

2nd August 2019
Worried about Fringe burn-out this festival season? Drop-in to The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre on Friday 2nd August and try a range of meditation, reiki and kinesiology sessions! Read more
Hamish Henderson: On the Radical Road

Hamish Henderson: On the Radical Road

2nd August 2019 - 26th August 2019
An evocative, innovative shape-shifting drama sculpted from the poetry, music and songs of Hamish Henderson. Read more
Illicit Thrill:  Where Do We Gogo from Here...

Illicit Thrill: Where Do We Gogo from Here...

2nd August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Join Stacey 'The Legs' Clare, Roxy Starmuff, Ivy 'The Voice' Paige and the kick-ass stripteasers of the Thrill as they get rude, crude and very, very nude. Read more
Jesus L’Oreal – Still Nailing It!

Jesus L’Oreal – Still Nailing It!

2nd August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Jesus L'Oreal, our sassy, dyslexic King of the Shoes, descends once again in a cloud of Febreeze to the Fringe! Read more
Monica: This Play Is Not About Monica Lewinsky

Monica: This Play Is Not About Monica Lewinsky

2nd August 2019 - 17th August 2019
Edinburgh Old Town
Dianne Nora’s play, which comes to the Fringe from the USA on its world premiere tour, explores infamy and intimacy and how we reckon with the people we were and the experiences we had in the past. Read more
Monoprinting for Stitch

Monoprinting for Stitch

2nd August 2019
Try this Monoprinting for Stitch fun workshop aimed at patchworkers, quilters and aspiring textile artists and crafters. Read more
Overdrive Fridays

Overdrive Fridays

2nd August 2019
Check out Opium Alternative Club & Bar's Overdrive Fridays with Rock, Metal and Punk DJ sets and free entry! Read more
Pianodrome Lunchtime Concerts

Pianodrome Lunchtime Concerts

2nd August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Leith
Anything can happen at this all-acoustic lunchtime concert in the Pianodrome, made entirely from upcycled pianos! Read more
Princess Pumpalot: The Ghostly Farting Monk Hunt

Princess Pumpalot: The Ghostly Farting Monk Hunt

2nd August 2019 - 12th August 2019
Based on characters from the top-selling children's books by Robin Mitchell, Princess Pumpalot and Guffy embark on another absurd adventure in this brand-new show for 2019! Read more
The Happiness Project

The Happiness Project

2nd August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Edinburgh North
Performed by a diverse, inclusive cast, The Happiness Project places queer, working class and disabled people’s stories centre stage. Read more
The John Rowe Show

The John Rowe Show

2nd August 2019 - 24th August 2019
Edinburgh South
Get your groove on in this fabulously fun musical chat show hosted by Aussie singer, producer, talent coach and ex kid's TV star John Rowe! Read more
The Lady Boys of Bangkok: The Greatest Showgirls Tour!

The Lady Boys of Bangkok: The Greatest Showgirls Tour!

2nd August 2019 - 26th August 2019
Edinburgh West
The Ladyboys are back in town for the Fringe and celebrating turning ‘21’ with The Greatest Showgirls Tour 2019, expect glamour, side-splitting comedy, and plenty of audience participation! Read more
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

2nd August 2019 - 24th August 2019
With the iconic backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, the four corners of the globe will meet in a kaleidoscope of music, dance and entertainment making the Edinburgh Tattoo an event like no other! Read more
The Trial

The Trial

2nd August 2019 - 17th August 2019
Edinburgh Old Town
Part stand-up, part gig, part storytelling The Trial is a dynamic and interactive piece of theatre that asks if we can reject authority in order to live an love in different ways. Read more
Too Young to Stay in, Too Old to Go Out!

Too Young to Stay in, Too Old to Go Out!

2nd August 2019 - 18th August 2019
In this one man show Nigel Osner takes a quizzical look at the comic and bitter realities of growing older. There's a lot of humour but with a bitter sweet edge! Read more
Trump’s Fake TV

Trump’s Fake TV

2nd August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Don't miss Trump’s Fake TV as it roasts popular culture with mischievous glee. From a drag version of Donald Trump to Theresa May, and everyone in-between! Read more
Unicorns, Almost

Unicorns, Almost

2nd August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Edinburgh North
Unicorns, Almost is a one-man play by Owen Sheers, directed by John Retallack, about the life and work of WWII poet Keith Douglas as part of Army@TheFringe. Read more
Anthem Saturdays at Opium

Anthem Saturdays at Opium

3rd August 2019
Enjoy Rock and Metal favourites at Opium Alternative Club & Bar Edinburgh's Anthem Saturdays, it's free entry! Read more
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

3rd August 2019
Come along for a gentle guided walk around Hunter’s Bog and St. Margaret’s Loch and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past. Read more
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

3rd August 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment. Read more
Brunch With Betty Jackson CBE

Brunch With Betty Jackson CBE

3rd August 2019
Smart Works Edinburgh invites you to a fabulous morning of conversation, brunch and shopping in the company of one the UK’s celebrated fashion figures and patron of Smart Works, Betty Jackson CBE! Read more
Dave Bibby: Crazy Cat LAD-y

Dave Bibby: Crazy Cat LAD-y

3rd August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Award-winning idiot, Dave Bibby, presents a carousel of comedy: characters, stand-up, sketches and much more at PBH's Free Fringe @ Globe Bar! Read more
Early Mornings - The Musical

Early Mornings - The Musical

3rd August 2019 - 24th August 2019
Edinburgh Old Town
Early Mornings – The Musical is a fun, lively, family-friendly show and you can catch it at Paradise Green as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe! Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: 9

Edinburgh International Festival: 9

3rd August 2019 - 6th August 2019
Our senses allow us to apprehend the world around us. 9 brings them to vivid life through a bold journey of sensation. A work for families. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: Andreas Ottensamer and Yuja Wang

Edinburgh International Festival: Andreas Ottensamer and Yuja Wang

3rd August 2019
The Berlin Philharmonic’s principal clarinettist and the Chinese piano sensation launch The Queen’s Hall series in spectacular style. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: La Reprise

Edinburgh International Festival: La Reprise

3rd August 2019 - 5th August 2019
Milo Rau constructs an uncompromising theatrical documentary around a savage killing that shocked Belgium. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: The Crucible

Edinburgh International Festival: The Crucible

3rd August 2019 - 5th August 2019
Based on the play by Arthur Miller, a brand-new narrative ballet, given its world premiere at the International Festival as one of the highlights of Scottish Ballet’s 50th anniversary year. Read more
Edinburgh’s Greatest Hits: The Story of the Capital’s Music

Edinburgh’s Greatest Hits: The Story of the Capital’s Music

3rd August 2019
Edinburgh Old Town
Explore the past and present music hotspots of Edinburgh's Old Town with this 90 minute guided walking tour run by Edinburgh Music Tours! Read more
Fingers and Thumbs with Andy Gunn

Fingers and Thumbs with Andy Gunn

3rd August 2019
Scottish guitar virtuoso Andy Gunn debuts his all new show 'Fingers and Thumbs' at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, exploring in trio format various stringed instruments. Read more
Fizz on the Forth

Fizz on the Forth

3rd August 2019
Join us for Maid of the Forth's sunset cruise – Fizz on the Forth - as part of our acclaimed musical events programme. Read more
Fringe Dome Nights

Fringe Dome Nights

3rd August 2019
Dynamic Earth Dome Nights return every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Fringe, showing three films in Edinburgh's only 360 degree cinema! Read more
Hands-on History

Hands-on History

3rd August 2019
Get hands-on with our replica objects, dress up as a Stuart monarch and discover fun facts about Palace life during the Renaissance this summer at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Read more
Hours of fun for the under 5s

Hours of fun for the under 5s

3rd August 2019
Edinburgh Leisure is home to a brilliant under 5s programme of coaching, lessons and activities - come and get a flavour of what we have to offer across the city at our Under 5s Open Day! Read more
Mervyn Stutter’s ‘Pick of the Fringe’

Mervyn Stutter’s ‘Pick of the Fringe’

3rd August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Mervyn Stutter and his team carefully research the Fringe and bring you live 'tasters' from seven top shows in a packed 90 minute late lunchtime extravaganza at The Pleasance! Read more
Ned and the Whale

Ned and the Whale

3rd August 2019 - 18th August 2019
Edinburgh South
Flossy and Boo bring you their curiously spellbinding brand of storytelling. Come sail away on a quest to help Ned find his courage and discover the truth behind the mysterious Kingdom of Spies! Read more
Nocturnal Urban Saturdays

Nocturnal Urban Saturdays

3rd August 2019
Nocturnal is bigger and better than ever before at Subway Cowgate's Urban Saturdays! Read more
Places of Comfort: Exhibition of Wood Sculptures by Teresa Hunyadi

Places of Comfort: Exhibition of Wood Sculptures by Teresa Hunyadi

3rd August 2019 - 18th August 2019
Teresa Hunyadi’s intriguing wood sculptures are on display at Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh, from 3-18 August; an exhibition conceived to be experienced by touch. Read more
Summer Magic Workshop with Edinburgh International Magic Festival

Summer Magic Workshop with Edinburgh International Magic Festival

3rd August 2019
Learn, create and perform your own magic in this workshop at Lauriston Castle this summer for Ages 7 - 11! Read more
The Mae Martin Experiment

The Mae Martin Experiment

3rd August 2019 - 5th August 2019
Don't miss the Mae Martin Experiment, as Mae builds a free-flowing, experimental hour of improvised stand-up based on the audience’s suggestions. Every night will be unique! Read more
The Morningside Makers Market

The Morningside Makers Market

3rd August 2019
The monthly Morningside Makers Market is a great opportunity to buy from local home grown Scottish based talent. Read more
The West End Fair

The West End Fair

3rd August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Welcome to the West End Fair! Edinburgh's largest Arts, Crafts and Design Fair will be running from Saturday 3rd - Sunday 25th of August in the churchyard of St John's Church. Read more
Truckfest Scotland

Truckfest Scotland

3rd August 2019 - 4th August 2019
Scotland’s biggest and best truck show returns to Edinburgh’s Royal Highland Centre on the 3rd & 4th August. A great day out for the family! Read more
Andy Gunn Presents: From T-Bone To Trucks

Andy Gunn Presents: From T-Bone To Trucks

4th August 2019
Scottish virtuoso Andy Gunn's back with his homage to the greats of electric blues guitar with a multimedia experience featuring projected films, narrator and eight-piece band. Read more
‘It’ with live music

‘It’ with live music

4th August 2019
Enjoy The original 'It Girl' Clara Bow in her breakout role as Betty Lou Spense, screened with live music by award winning composer Dave Abbott, at Leith Depot on Sunday 4th August! Read more
Blissful Wellbeing Event

Blissful Wellbeing Event

4th August 2019
Join Authentic Bliss Holistic Therapies at their Blissful Wellbeing event held in Cockenzie House and Gardens on Sunday 4th August! Read more
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

4th August 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment. Read more
Bull

Bull

4th August 2019 - 24th August 2019
Edinburgh Old Town
Cold Pizza Productions and New Celts Production's presents Bull, a gritty and enthralling performance on office relationships, in this dark comedy illustrating the cruelty of human nature! Read more
Colinton Market

Colinton Market

4th August 2019
Colinton Market is now a monthly event, landing on the first Sunday of each month. You will find jewellery, ceramics, stationery, art, artisan food and drink, and lots more... Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: Los Angeles Philharmonic 2

Edinburgh International Festival: Los Angeles Philharmonic 2

4th August 2019
The LA Phil bring their residency to a stirring conclusion with pieces by Barber, Tchaikovsky and John Adams. Read more
Fest on Forth

Fest on Forth

4th August 2019
Showcasing an eclectic mix of cabaret and comedy, a different group of quality acts will perform in the Forth Floor Brasserie at Harvey Nichols every Sunday throughout August. Read more
Fringe Dome Nights

Fringe Dome Nights

4th August 2019
Dynamic Earth Dome Nights return every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Fringe, showing three films in Edinburgh's only 360 degree cinema! Read more
Fringe for Bairns

Fringe for Bairns

4th August 2019
The Three Sisters will be hosting meet and greets for all the little ones to enjoy along with a good old fashioned sing-along as they watch their favourite films! Read more
Level Up

Level Up

4th August 2019 - 24th August 2019
Edinburgh Old Town
Level Up explores a near-future utopia where real love is impossible to measure, doing good becomes an obsession and not everyone plays by the rules. Read more
Opium Open Mic Night

Opium Open Mic Night

4th August 2019
It's Opium Alternative Club & Bar Edinburgh's Open Mic Night every Sunday. Come on down and play some tunes with us! Read more
Piano Summer School - Residential

Piano Summer School - Residential

4th August 2019 - 9th August 2019
St Mary's Music School is running a residential Piano Summer School, from 4th to 9th August, and is open to enthusiastic pianists age 13-19 who are at Grade 6 and above. Read more
Shappi Khorsandi: Skittish Warrior... Confessions of a Club Comic

Shappi Khorsandi: Skittish Warrior... Confessions of a Club Comic

4th August 2019 - 10th August 2019
Shappi Khorsandi is a woman of many parts. But live comedy is where she's in her element, and now she returns to the embracing arms of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe! Read more
Sunday Service

Sunday Service

4th August 2019
Don't miss Sunday Service at Subway Cowgate with non stop request fest, the perfect way to round off the weekend! Read more
This Script

This Script

4th August 2019 - 11th August 2019
At a time of schisms within feminism, where sirens are the soundtrack to our newsfeeds, This Script combines poetic memoir with a fierce call for empathy. Read more
Towns of light

Towns of light

4th August 2019
Artist Kate Mattews is holding a one off art exhibition, inspired by new and old buildings, in the Robertson Room of the Edinburgh Academy on 4th August. Read more
Anything Disco Mondays

Anything Disco Mondays

5th August 2019
Come along to Subway Cowgate for their Anything Disco Mondays with free entry all night! Read more
Arthur’s Adventure

Arthur’s Adventure

5th August 2019
Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: Beatrice Rana

Edinburgh International Festival: Beatrice Rana

5th August 2019
Beatrice Rana plays a sparkling programme of virtuoso piano showpieces by Chopin, Ravel & Stravinsky. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: West Side Story

Edinburgh International Festival: West Side Story

5th August 2019 - 6th August 2019
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra present West Side Story, conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner, at The Queen's Hall on 5th and 6th August. Read more
Eyes Open: Photography for 12-16 yr olds

Eyes Open: Photography for 12-16 yr olds

5th August 2019
Take your imagination on a journey and experiment with a range of skills including digital photography, photograms, collage and animation at this 4 day course starting on 5th August! Read more
Immersive Minds Summer STEM Camp

Immersive Minds Summer STEM Camp

5th August 2019
South Queensferry
Join Team Immersive at Craigie's Farm, Edinburgh for a Summer Camp with a difference as children explore real-world sustainability issues using digital technology! Read more
Monday Night Rockaoke

Monday Night Rockaoke

5th August 2019
It's Karaoke every Monday night at Opium Edinburgh with all genres welcome, so come along and excercise those vocal chords! Read more
One Night With Freddie

One Night With Freddie

5th August 2019 - 11th August 2019
Leith
Join Freddie as he takes you on a magical journey through Queen’s rise to power, in this brand new show coming to the Fringe. Performed by Majesty, it's a show not to be missed! Read more
Pre-View

Pre-View

5th August 2019
Readings from eight brand new plays by emerging playwrights from England, Ireland, Poland, Scotland, Singapore, the USA and Wales. Read more
Animal Handling with Cool Creatures

Animal Handling with Cool Creatures

6th August 2019 - 7th August 2019
To celebrate Surgeons' Hall Museums new exhibition 'A Design for Life' come along and meet some amazing animals up close and see for yourself the incredible variety found in the animal kingdom. Read more
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

6th August 2019
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Deliverance at Opium Every Tuesday

Deliverance at Opium Every Tuesday

6th August 2019
Your weekly overdose of EBM/INDUSTRIAL/ELECTRO/GOTH tunes with Resident DJs BioSynthetic / Hack Hazard / Technomancer and De Gloom. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: The Rosary Sonatas

Edinburgh International Festival: The Rosary Sonatas

6th August 2019
Rachel Podger explores one of the most extraordinary collections of music ever composed, Biber’s mystical Rosary Sonatas. Read more
Ewan Macintyre Band and Toby Mottershead

Ewan Macintyre Band and Toby Mottershead

6th August 2019
The Ewan Macintyre Band’s Road Junkie Album tour comes to the capital for three shows in August. Catch them and Toby Mottershead at Leith Depot on 6th August! Read more
Folk Cruise: Firth of Forth

Folk Cruise: Firth of Forth

6th August 2019
The hugely popular Folk Cruise is back so come along and enjoy live music from Scottish folk band, Pure Malt, on the 3-hour cruise! Read more
Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster

Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster

6th August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Mary Shelley’s original, re-imagined with songs, soundscapes and sonic trickery. Experience the power of the human voice breathing life into monsters all around us. Read more
Linlithgow Holiday Club

Linlithgow Holiday Club

6th August 2019
Check our all the great free Linlithgow Holiday Club events for ages 8 to 12 years on during the summer! Read more
Tamagotchi Tuesdays - 80’s, 90’s, 00’s throwback

Tamagotchi Tuesdays - 80’s, 90’s, 00’s throwback

6th August 2019
Edinburgh's weekly throwback clubnight at Subway Cowgate brings you the hits of 80’s, 90’s, 00’s. Read more
Tuesday Talk: Transformational Breathing

Tuesday Talk: Transformational Breathing

6th August 2019
Come and experience how this simple yet profound breathing technique can help you release stress and bring more energy, joy, acceptance, and wellbeing into your life. Read more
A Night of Romanian Traditional Music

A Night of Romanian Traditional Music

7th August 2019
Enjoy a night of Romanian traditional music with songs reimagined and performed by Lizabett Russo with Graeme Stephen and Brodie Jarvie at Leith Depot as part of the Fringe! Read more
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

7th August 2019
Come along for a gentle guided walk around Hunter’s Bog and St. Margaret’s Loch and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past. Read more
Dazzle Late Night: 40 years of Jewellery

Dazzle Late Night: 40 years of Jewellery

7th August 2019
A rare opportunity to discuss and learn about jewellery trends over the past four decades with a panel of experts at Dovecot Studios on Wednesday 7th August. Read more
Death Pays a Visit

Death Pays a Visit

7th August 2019 - 8th August 2019
A murder is discovered at Lauriston Castle, what secrets lie behind it's walls? Come and see if you can solve the crime and unmask the killer! Read more
Edinburgh Dodgeball: Open Sessions

Edinburgh Dodgeball: Open Sessions

7th August 2019
Leith
Edinburgh Dodgeball is coming to Leith! Come and get to know a super inclusive and fun new sport for ages 16+! Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: Amadou & Mariam + Blind Boys of Alabama

Edinburgh International Festival: Amadou & Mariam + Blind Boys of Alabama

7th August 2019
Mali and the American South come together in this compelling collaboration between two of today’s greatest world music groups. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Isata Kanneh-Mason

Edinburgh International Festival: Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Isata Kanneh-Mason

7th August 2019
The winner of 2016’s BBC Young Musician of the Year performs Debussy, Mendelssohn, Fauré and Lutoslawski at The Queen's Hall. Read more
Edinburgh Summer Sessions

Edinburgh Summer Sessions

7th August 2019
Lewis Capaldi will headline Edinburgh Summer Sessions 2019 this August, and it kicks off with Florence + the Machine. Looks set to be truly unmissable! Read more
EIF: Total Immediate Collective Imminent Terrestrial Salvation

EIF: Total Immediate Collective Imminent Terrestrial Salvation

7th August 2019 - 25th August 2019
A new play telling the story of a man who, compensating for his own failure, manipulates a group of people to sit in a place together and believe in something that isn’t true. Read more
Holyrood Holiday Club

Holyrood Holiday Club

7th August 2019
Check our all the great free Holyrood Holiday Club events for ages 10 to 14 years on during the summer! Read more
Kids Introductory Sewing Class

Kids Introductory Sewing Class

7th August 2019
This kids introductory sewing class is a 2-hour class for children aged 8-12. It will enable them to learn foundation sewing skills and it’s a perfect creative activity for school holidays. Read more
Kids Sewing Class: How to make bunting

Kids Sewing Class: How to make bunting

7th August 2019
A fun and ideal first sewing project once they've learned how to use a sewing machine. Bunting makes a lovely decoration so children can personalise their bedrooms. Read more
Man at Arms

Man at Arms

7th August 2019
Come along to Dirleton Castle for one of Historic Scotland's special 'Man at Arms' talks, which tell tales of siege warfare and castle life, with a selection of medieval weapons on show! Read more
The Murder Trial Live

The Murder Trial Live

7th August 2019
The creators of the award winning 'Anatomy lab live' the UK's first dinner and dissection tour brings their latest venture 'The Murder Trial Live' to Edinburgh this Summer! Read more
XO at Subway Cowgate

XO at Subway Cowgate

7th August 2019
Keep your mid-week chill with a mellow blend of Commercial, House and R&B at Subway Cowgate! Read more
‘The Aberdonian’ Steam Railtour

‘The Aberdonian’ Steam Railtour

8th August 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
Let the ‘The Aberdonian’, a new steam operation for 2019, whisk you away as we take in some of the best that Scotland has to offer, both on train and off. Read more
Clay Landscape Tiles

Clay Landscape Tiles

8th August 2019
Come along to City Art Centre on Thursday 8th August and make a little clay tile inspired by the beautiful paintings of Victoria Crowe. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: Kalakuta Republik

Edinburgh International Festival: Kalakuta Republik

8th August 2019 - 11th August 2019
A dizzying fusion of dance, music and revolution, inspired by the supercharged music and scandalous life of Fela Kuti. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: Michael Volle & Helmut Deutsch

Edinburgh International Festival: Michael Volle & Helmut Deutsch

8th August 2019
The powerhouse German baritone performs a gloriously dramatic programme of Schubert, Mahler and Strauss on 8th August at The Queen's Hall and is joined by recital partner Helmut Deutsch! Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: The Rosary Sonatas

Edinburgh International Festival: The Rosary Sonatas

8th August 2019
Rachel Podger explores one of the most extraordinary collections of music ever composed, Biber’s mystical Rosary Sonatas. Read more
Edinburgh Summer Sessions

Edinburgh Summer Sessions

8th August 2019
Lewis Capaldi will headline Edinburgh Summer Sessions 2019 this August, and it kicks off with Florence + the Machine. Looks set to be truly unmissable! Read more
FiraB Balearic Music Nights: Joana Gomila Live

FiraB Balearic Music Nights: Joana Gomila Live

8th August 2019 - 11th August 2019
Edinburgh New Town
Come and enjoy the warmth and sound of the Mediterranean as FiraB Balearic Music Nights brings you acclaimed Majorcan singer Joana Gomila from 8th to 11th August as part of the Fringe! Read more
Fringe Dome Nights

Fringe Dome Nights

8th August 2019
Dynamic Earth Dome Nights return every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Fringe, showing three films in Edinburgh's only 360 degree cinema! Read more
Jewbana

Jewbana

8th August 2019 - 24th August 2019
Edinburgh Old Town
Right before your very eyes, Susie K. Taylor will attempt an act like no other: an escape... from herself. Watch this Miami native navigate her crazy Cuban and Jewish family! Read more
Kids Movie Night

Kids Movie Night

8th August 2019
Bring your child to our supervised movie night activity in our SMÅLAND (Crèche) every Thursday at 6pm during the School summer holidays. Read more
Refresher Sewing Class

Refresher Sewing Class

8th August 2019
If you used to sew but are a bit rusty, then this Refresher sewing class run by Artisan Stitch is a good starting point to brush up on your dressmaking techniques. Read more
Sabotage Metal Night at Opium

Sabotage Metal Night at Opium

8th August 2019
Sabotage has you covered! 100% metal with no repetition every second Thursday of each month - 8pm to late. Read more
Summer Fair Party at the Commie

Summer Fair Party at the Commie

8th August 2019
Join Edinburgh Leisure at the Royal Commonwealth Pool for all the fun of a summer fair, plus soft play at Clambers, on Thursday 8th August! Read more
Chinese Arts & Culture Festival 2019

Chinese Arts & Culture Festival 2019

9th August 2019 - 11th August 2019
Organised by Scotland-China Chamber of Commerce, the 2019 Chinese Arts and Culture Festival will be held in EICC from 9th to 11th August as part of the Fringe Festival. Read more
Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Jimeoin: Ramble On... Some More!

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Jimeoin: Ramble On... Some More!

9th August 2019
Nothing beats seeing Jimeoin live and extra, later, ramblier shows have now been added! Don't miss his incredible 26th Edinburgh Fringe! Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: Kate Tempest

Edinburgh International Festival: Kate Tempest

9th August 2019
The poet, rapper, novelist and playwright makes her International Festival debut on 9th August at Leith Theatre. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: Llŷr Williams

Edinburgh International Festival: Llŷr Williams

9th August 2019
Commanding, provocative and fearlessly intelligent, remarkable Welsh pianist Llŷr Williams can dazzle and transport listeners with his astonishingly intense, captivating playing. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: National Youth Orchestra of the USA

Edinburgh International Festival: National Youth Orchestra of the USA

9th August 2019
Joyce DiDonato joins the NYO USA at The Usher Hall for the sultry opulence of Berlioz’s six ravishing love songs. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: Roots

Edinburgh International Festival: Roots

9th August 2019 - 25th August 2019
The graphically glorious 1927 return to the International Festival with the European premiere of brand-new show Roots. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: Shooglenifty

Edinburgh International Festival: Shooglenifty

9th August 2019
The Scottish Celtic fusion band bring a host of their international collaborators for a very special International Festival gig on 9th August at The Lyceum Theatre! Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: The Rosary Sonatas

Edinburgh International Festival: The Rosary Sonatas

9th August 2019
Rachel Podger explores one of the most extraordinary collections of music ever composed, Biber’s mystical Rosary Sonatas. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: Trisha Brown: In Plain Site

Edinburgh International Festival: Trisha Brown: In Plain Site

9th August 2019 - 11th August 2019
Trisha Brown: In Plain Site reconceives some of the US choreographer’s most striking short dance pieces in dynamic relationships with the enchanting landscape of Jupiter Artland. Read more
Fit Fridays

Fit Fridays

9th August 2019
It's Fit Fridays, every Friday at Subway Cowgate with Chart/Cheese from DJ Tom Berry! Read more
Forth on the Fringe

Forth on the Fringe

9th August 2019 - 10th August 2019
Forth on the Fringe is our annual one stop shop for all the essential acts you need to see at this year’s Edinburgh Festival. See it at Edinburgh Playhouse on 9th and 10th August! Read more
Fringe Dome Nights

Fringe Dome Nights

9th August 2019
Dynamic Earth Dome Nights return every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Fringe, showing three films in Edinburgh's only 360 degree cinema! Read more
Hand Weaving Workshop - Craft Scotland Summer Show 2019

Hand Weaving Workshop - Craft Scotland Summer Show 2019

9th August 2019 - 10th August 2019
Create a personalised handwoven wall hanging with fibre artist Stephanie Fradette from Le Petit Moose. As part of the Craft Scotland Summer Show 2019! Read more
Hand-made Books

Hand-made Books

9th August 2019
In honour of National Book Lovers Day, make your own hand-bound leather or pleather sketchbook to use and treasure for years to come. Read more
Overdrive Fridays

Overdrive Fridays

9th August 2019
Check out Opium Alternative Club & Bar's Overdrive Fridays with Rock, Metal and Punk DJ sets and free entry! Read more
Sketchy Scrapbooks!

Sketchy Scrapbooks!

9th August 2019
Today is National Book Lovers Day! Come and spend time sketching our magical castle and our beautiful grounds with Erik Petrie, then seal your memories in a handmade scrapbook! Suitable for age 4+. Read more
A Night of Romanian Traditional Music

A Night of Romanian Traditional Music

10th August 2019
Enjoy a night of Romanian traditional music with songs reimagined and performed by Lizabett Russo with Graeme Stephen and Brodie Jarvie at Leith Depot as part of the Fringe! Read more
Anthem Saturdays at Opium

Anthem Saturdays at Opium

10th August 2019
Enjoy Rock and Metal favourites at Opium Alternative Club & Bar Edinburgh's Anthem Saturdays, it's free entry! Read more
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

10th August 2019
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

10th August 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment. Read more
Colouring-in with Words

Colouring-in with Words

10th August 2019
Inspired by Victoria Crowe's landscapes and portraits, join poet Katy Hastie to cut and make-up poems and stories about colour in this free family drop-in session. Read more
Curtain-making Class

Curtain-making Class

10th August 2019
It's extremely useful to be able to make your own curtains and this class with Artisan Stitch will teach you everything you need to know to make them! Read more
Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Jimeoin: Ramble On... Some More!

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Jimeoin: Ramble On... Some More!

10th August 2019
Nothing beats seeing Jimeoin live and extra, later, ramblier shows have now been added! Don't miss his incredible 26th Edinburgh Fringe! Read more
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Indigenous Voices

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Indigenous Voices

10th August 2019 - 25th August 2019
These canny events help even the most monolingual of us to enjoy the richness and diversity of languages beyond the dominant ones. Read more
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Playing with Books

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Playing with Books

10th August 2019 - 26th August 2019
Embark on a theatrical journey into books, bringing stories to life through a mix of performance, music and discussion. Read more
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Power to the People

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Power to the People

10th August 2019 - 11th August 2019
DeRay Mckesson talks to writers Casey Gerald, Ibram X Kendi, Fatima Bhutto and Regina Porter about why everyone, no matter who they are, should have a role in making a better society. Read more
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Stories that Make Scotland

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Stories that Make Scotland

10th August 2019 - 26th August 2019
This year we focus more on our nation’s rich, complex, troublesome past and the things that make it such a fascinating place to live right now. Read more
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Telling Her Story

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Telling Her Story

10th August 2019 - 26th August 2019
Fortunately, many brilliant women are finally being heard in the long struggle for equality, and we are proud to present a series of events in which they take the stage. Read more
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Telling New Stories

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Telling New Stories

10th August 2019 - 26th August 2019
We need new stories to guide us through the complex maze of modernity. This strand brings together a dazzling array of world-leading thinkers to help find them. Read more
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: The World on a Plate

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: The World on a Plate

10th August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Created with author and food and drink entrepreneur Nikki Welch, the food strand at this year’s Festival has an irresistible series of events with internationally-renowned chefs. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: Europa Galante & Fabio Biondi

Edinburgh International Festival: Europa Galante & Fabio Biondi

10th August 2019
The Italian period instrument Baroque orchestra journey through four of Mozart’s youthful string quartets and forgotten gems by Italian composer Carlo Monza. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: Neneh Cherry

Edinburgh International Festival: Neneh Cherry

10th August 2019
Neneh Cherry, the Swedish singer, rapper and audacious 80s icon, makes her International Festival debut on 10th August! Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Edinburgh International Festival: Royal Scottish National Orchestra

10th August 2019
Birth, life, struggles and triumphs: two immensely powerful reflections on our existence, performed by a celebrated International Festival music partnership. Read more
Edinburgh Summer Sessions

Edinburgh Summer Sessions

10th August 2019
Lewis Capaldi will headline Edinburgh Summer Sessions 2019 this August, and it kicks off with Florence + the Machine. Looks set to be truly unmissable! Read more
Edinburgh’s Greatest Hits: The Story of the Capital’s Music

Edinburgh’s Greatest Hits: The Story of the Capital’s Music

10th August 2019
Edinburgh Old Town
Explore the past and present music hotspots of Edinburgh's Old Town with this 90 minute guided walking tour run by Edinburgh Music Tours! Read more
Fingers and Thumbs with Andy Gunn

Fingers and Thumbs with Andy Gunn

10th August 2019
Scottish guitar virtuoso Andy Gunn debuts his all new show 'Fingers and Thumbs' at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, exploring in trio format various stringed instruments. Read more
Forces on the Forth

Forces on the Forth

10th August 2019
Join Scots at War to learn about the roles part-time soldiers played in defending Edinburgh in 1914 before heading off to France and Gallipoli. Read more
FREE Korfball Beginner Session

FREE Korfball Beginner Session

10th August 2019
Edinburgh West
Come and try Korfball at this free beginner's session with Edinburgh City Korfball Club on 10th August at Wester Hailes Education Centre! Read more
Fringe Dome Nights

Fringe Dome Nights

10th August 2019
Dynamic Earth Dome Nights return every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Fringe, showing three films in Edinburgh's only 360 degree cinema! Read more
Hands-on History

Hands-on History

10th August 2019
Get hands-on with our replica objects, dress up as a Stuart monarch and discover fun facts about Palace life during the Renaissance this summer at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Read more
Introduction to Modern Calligraphy

Introduction to Modern Calligraphy

10th August 2019
Learn the beautiful art of modern calligraphy in this workshop run by Caitlin McKenna at Century General Store! Read more
MagicFest at the Fringe - The Secret Room

MagicFest at the Fringe - The Secret Room

10th August 2019
What mysteries does Lauriston Castle conceal? Come along and explore untold mysteries in the Secret Room! Read more
Making Music and Me

Making Music and Me

10th August 2019
Leith
Treat yourself to a creative afternoon of making, music and tasty treats with Bookbinder Cass and Musician & Maker Karl Macrea in our quirky shipping container artist studios at 'Meanwhile in Leith'! Read more
Man at Arms

Man at Arms

10th August 2019
Come along to Dirleton Castle for one of Historic Scotland's special 'Man at Arms' talks, which tell tales of siege warfare and castle life, with a selection of medieval weapons on show! Read more
Nocturnal Urban Saturdays

Nocturnal Urban Saturdays

10th August 2019
Nocturnal is bigger and better than ever before at Subway Cowgate's Urban Saturdays! Read more
Triplex Adventures

Triplex Adventures

10th August 2019
Edinburgh South
Blue Bird's young performers present an exciting musical showcase of devised stories of Change Myself, An Adventure in Teeth Street and a youth version of Hakuna Matata. Read more
Victoria Crowe: Descriptive tour for visually impaired visitors

Victoria Crowe: Descriptive tour for visually impaired visitors

10th August 2019
Join artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb for a tour of ‘Victoria Crowe - 50 Years of Painting’, specifically designed for visually impaired visitors! Read more
An Underwater World

An Underwater World

11th August 2019
Join Mike Durnan on Sunday 11th August and discover what lives in our wonderful pond in Lauriston Castle’s Japanese Garden, then make your very own sailing boat to sail in it! Read more
Andy Gunn Presents: From T-Bone To Trucks

Andy Gunn Presents: From T-Bone To Trucks

11th August 2019
Scottish virtuoso Andy Gunn's back with his homage to the greats of electric blues guitar with a multimedia experience featuring projected films, narrator and eight-piece band. Read more
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

11th August 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment. Read more
Craig Ferguson: Hobo Fabulous

Craig Ferguson: Hobo Fabulous

11th August 2019
Gilded Balloon present Craig Ferguson 'Hobo Fabulous', his first UK stand-up show in 25 years. Featuring all-new material it comes Edinburgh Playhouse for one night only as part of the Fringe! Read more
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: The Fragile Planet

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: The Fragile Planet

11th August 2019 - 25th August 2019
This series brings together environment specialists, scientists and activists to ask: how can we avert disaster and protect our planet? Read more
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Unbound with Edinburgh Gin

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Unbound with Edinburgh Gin

11th August 2019 - 26th August 2019
The Book Festival gets playful at night presenting Unbound with Edinburgh Gin, a nightly literary cabaret in our atmospheric Spiegeltent. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: Anna Calvi

Edinburgh International Festival: Anna Calvi

11th August 2019
Expect thundering guitars, dramatic dreamscapes and operatic vocals in Anna Calvi’s return to the International Festival. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: Marcel Khalife & Rami Khalife

Edinburgh International Festival: Marcel Khalife & Rami Khalife

11th August 2019
The legendary singer, composer, oud player and folk hero Marcel Khalife makes his Scottish debut, joined by his eldest son Rami Khalife, at the Edinburgh International Festival. Read more
Edinburgh Summer Sessions

Edinburgh Summer Sessions

11th August 2019
Lewis Capaldi will headline Edinburgh Summer Sessions 2019 this August, and it kicks off with Florence + the Machine. Looks set to be truly unmissable! Read more
Exploring Portraiture

Exploring Portraiture

11th August 2019
Make your own self-portrait using symbols, objects and colours to resemble a face or figure with individual expression inspired by looking at the Victoria Crowe exhibition. Read more
Fest on Forth

Fest on Forth

11th August 2019
Showcasing an eclectic mix of cabaret and comedy, a different group of quality acts will perform in the Forth Floor Brasserie at Harvey Nichols every Sunday throughout August. Read more
Fringe Dome Nights

Fringe Dome Nights

11th August 2019
Dynamic Earth Dome Nights return every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Fringe, showing three films in Edinburgh's only 360 degree cinema! Read more
Fringe for Bairns

Fringe for Bairns

11th August 2019
The Three Sisters will be hosting meet and greets for all the little ones to enjoy along with a good old fashioned sing-along as they watch their favourite films! Read more
Introduction to Transmission Meditation - Workshop Edinburgh 2019

Introduction to Transmission Meditation - Workshop Edinburgh 2019

11th August 2019
Come along and try Transmission Meditation, a simple group meditation providing both a dynamic service to the world and powerful personal spiritual development! Read more
Kids: Cut it Out! Closing Family Day

Kids: Cut it Out! Closing Family Day

11th August 2019
Join us at The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art for one final day of free art-making, music, dancing, face-painting and much more before we say goodbye to the summer! Read more
MagicFest at the Fringe - The Secret Room

MagicFest at the Fringe - The Secret Room

11th August 2019
What mysteries does Lauriston Castle conceal? Come along and explore untold mysteries in the Secret Room! Read more
Opium Open Mic Night

Opium Open Mic Night

11th August 2019
It's Opium Alternative Club & Bar Edinburgh's Open Mic Night every Sunday. Come on down and play some tunes with us! Read more
Royal Brunch

Royal Brunch

11th August 2019
Fawna Love presents Royal Brunch! An intimate drag show every second Sunday of the month, suitable for all ages, with 100% Vegan Brunch served at the interval by award winning Lucky Pig! Read more
Summer Stroll

Summer Stroll

11th August 2019
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Linlithgow Loch and Peel and discover the wildlife that calls the loch its home. Read more
Sunday Service

Sunday Service

11th August 2019
Don't miss Sunday Service at Subway Cowgate with non stop request fest, the perfect way to round off the weekend! Read more
Women’s Tour of Scotland: Stage Three - Edinburgh

Women’s Tour of Scotland: Stage Three - Edinburgh

11th August 2019
The Women's Tour of Scotland is set to be an outstanding world class permanent UCI calendar professional race fixture! Cheer on the racers as they start and finish in Edinburgh's Holyrood Park! Read more
Anything Disco Mondays

Anything Disco Mondays

12th August 2019
Come along to Subway Cowgate for their Anything Disco Mondays with free entry all night! Read more
Arthur’s Adventure

Arthur’s Adventure

12th August 2019
Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Home Less

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Home Less

12th August 2019 - 15th August 2019
In this series, at Edinburgh International Book Festival, Val McDermid discusses the meaning of home for migrants and refugees, as well as the crisis facing the homeless in Britain today. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: Angela Hewitt

Edinburgh International Festival: Angela Hewitt

12th August 2019
The Canadian pianist’s recordings of Bach are held up as benchmarks for their profound insight. She gives two International Festival recitals at the Usher Hall on 12th and 14th August. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: Maxim Emelyanychev and Principals of the SCO

Edinburgh International Festival: Maxim Emelyanychev and Principals of the SCO

12th August 2019
The Russian conductor and pianist is joined by the SCO’s principal players for a Romantic recital of Brahms, Dohnányi and Schumann. Read more
FiraB Balearic Music Nights: Anna Ferrer Live

FiraB Balearic Music Nights: Anna Ferrer Live

12th August 2019 - 14th August 2019
Edinburgh New Town
Come and enjoy the warmth and sound of the Mediterranean as FiraB Balearic Music Nights brings you Menorca born singer Anna Ferrer from 12th to 14th August as part of the Fringe! Read more
Hell on the Tigris

Hell on the Tigris

12th August 2019
Join Historian David Clarke for this lecture on heroics of the British and Indian troops that fought in modern day Iraq, in a conflict with chilling echoes of modern times. Read more
Monday Night Rockaoke

Monday Night Rockaoke

12th August 2019
It's Karaoke every Monday night at Opium Edinburgh with all genres welcome, so come along and excercise those vocal chords! Read more
Pre-View

Pre-View

12th August 2019
Readings from eight brand new plays by emerging playwrights from England, Ireland, Poland, Scotland, Singapore, the USA and Wales. Read more
TalkFest19 - Ways and Means: Theatre In 2019 and Beyond

TalkFest19 - Ways and Means: Theatre In 2019 and Beyond

12th August 2019
What happens when we pair up two theatre artists from different backgrounds to co-host a discussion about what makes great theatre in 2019? Read more
The Man Who Planted Trees

The Man Who Planted Trees

12th August 2019 - 26th August 2019
The multi award-winning adaptation of Jean Giono's classic environmental tale by Puppet State Theatre Company returns to the Fringe with it's blend of comedy, puppetry and inspiring storytelling. Read more
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

13th August 2019
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Bomb Happy

Bomb Happy

13th August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Edinburgh North
Bomb Happy brings to life the powerful testimonies of five Normandy Veterans, inexperienced young conscripts, who find themselves part of one of the most dangerous operations of World War II. Read more
Breakfast Plays: The Future Is [...]

Breakfast Plays: The Future Is [...]

13th August 2019 - 25th August 2019
This year’s Breakfast Plays give a glimpse of the now and new from four of the most exciting rising voices in Scottish theatre. Read more
Deliverance at Opium Every Tuesday

Deliverance at Opium Every Tuesday

13th August 2019
Your weekly overdose of EBM/INDUSTRIAL/ELECTRO/GOTH tunes with Resident DJs BioSynthetic / Hack Hazard / Technomancer and De Gloom. Read more
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: We Are All Citizens

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: We Are All Citizens

13th August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Explore and express your own ideas around being a citizen and hear from authors in conversations about the culture of food, everyday activism, housing schemes, refugees, belonging and home. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: Bach Keyboard Concertos

Edinburgh International Festival: Bach Keyboard Concertos

13th August 2019 - 20th August 2019
Some of today’s finest harpsichordists from all over the world join forces with the exceptional players of Scotland’s Dunedin Consort to explore the complete keyboard concertos by J S Bach. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Edinburgh International Festival: BBC Symphony Orchestra

13th August 2019
Mahler's bright and sunny Fourth Symphony is paired with Shostakovich’s witty, incisive Second Piano Concerto. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: Meta4

Edinburgh International Festival: Meta4

13th August 2019
The Finnish string quartet makes its International Festival debut, with a recital of surging emotion. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: This Is The Kit

Edinburgh International Festival: This Is The Kit

13th August 2019
An exceptional songwriter and gifted storyteller, This Is The Kit is the much-beloved musical project of Kate Stables. Read more
Folk Cruise: Firth of Forth

Folk Cruise: Firth of Forth

13th August 2019
The hugely popular Folk Cruise is back so come along and enjoy live music from Scottish folk band, Pure Malt, on the 3-hour cruise! Read more
Hallowed Ground

Hallowed Ground

13th August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Edinburgh North
From Serbian snowfields to deserts in Afghanistan, four women unite across a century. Hallowed Ground comes to Army @ The Fringe fresh from an Australian tour. Read more
I am Mark

I am Mark

13th August 2019 - 17th August 2019
Sit back, relax, and imagine being among Mark’s first audience, as you experience the story of Jesus as it was in the beginning. Read more
Linlithgow Holiday Club

Linlithgow Holiday Club

13th August 2019
Check our all the great free Linlithgow Holiday Club events for ages 8 to 12 years on during the summer! Read more
MagicFest at the Fringe - The Secret Room

MagicFest at the Fringe - The Secret Room

13th August 2019
What mysteries does Lauriston Castle conceal? Come along and explore untold mysteries in the Secret Room! Read more
Puzzled Pint

Puzzled Pint

13th August 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
Love solving puzzles...with friends...while eating and drinking? Then join us for Puzzled Pint on the second Tuesday of every month. Read more
Supernatural: Wonder Tales From Scotland

Supernatural: Wonder Tales From Scotland

13th August 2019 - 26th August 2019
Dougie Mackay shares stories of strange places full of fantastic creatures and curious characters gathered from tradition and presented fresh for a modern audience. Read more
Tamagotchi Tuesdays - 80’s, 90’s, 00’s throwback

Tamagotchi Tuesdays - 80’s, 90’s, 00’s throwback

13th August 2019
Edinburgh's weekly throwback clubnight at Subway Cowgate brings you the hits of 80’s, 90’s, 00’s. Read more
The Night With... Evenings

The Night With... Evenings

13th August 2019 - 20th August 2019
Three alternating concert programmes, featuring music by Scottish composers and settings of Scottish poetry. Read more
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

14th August 2019
Come along for a gentle guided walk around Hunter’s Bog and St. Margaret’s Loch and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past. Read more
Blazin’ Fiddles with Emily Smith

Blazin’ Fiddles with Emily Smith

14th August 2019
Scotland’s most celebrated fiddle band Blazin’ Fiddles joins the twice voted ‘Scots Singer of the Year’ Emily Smith for a special one-off Scottish tour and plays The Queens Hall in August! Read more
Edinburgh Dodgeball: Open Sessions

Edinburgh Dodgeball: Open Sessions

14th August 2019
Leith
Edinburgh Dodgeball is coming to Leith! Come and get to know a super inclusive and fun new sport for ages 16+! Read more
Edinburgh International Festival:  Red Dust Road

Edinburgh International Festival: Red Dust Road

14th August 2019 - 18th August 2019
Chronicling Jackie Kay’s 20-year search for her biological mother and father and her quest for them to recognise her own existence. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: Amber Wagner and Malcolm Martineau

Edinburgh International Festival: Amber Wagner and Malcolm Martineau

14th August 2019
American soprano Amber Wagner is accompanied by Edinburgh-born Malcolm Martineau, for a rich recital of works by Strauss, Barber and Wagner. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: Angela Hewitt

Edinburgh International Festival: Angela Hewitt

14th August 2019
The Canadian pianist’s recordings of Bach are held up as benchmarks for their profound insight. She gives two International Festival recitals at the Usher Hall on 12th and 14th August. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: Oedipus

Edinburgh International Festival: Oedipus

14th August 2019 - 17th August 2019
A revelatory updating of Sophocles’ tragedy, Oedipus becomes a deeply human figure, destined to face the tragic repercussions of his unwitting mistakes. Read more
Gaslight Stories: Women in White, Eccentric Heirs, Inconvenient People

Gaslight Stories: Women in White, Eccentric Heirs, Inconvenient People

14th August 2019
In this lecture Sarah Wise examines a number of disputed lunacy cases in the 1800s where victims were locked away in asylums by unscrupulous family members who wanted to be rid of them. Read more
MagicFest at the Fringe - The Secret Room

MagicFest at the Fringe - The Secret Room

14th August 2019
What mysteries does Lauriston Castle conceal? Come along and explore untold mysteries in the Secret Room! Read more
Man at Arms

Man at Arms

14th August 2019
Come along to Dirleton Castle for one of Historic Scotland's special 'Man at Arms' talks, which tell tales of siege warfare and castle life, with a selection of medieval weapons on show! Read more
XO at Subway Cowgate

XO at Subway Cowgate

14th August 2019
Keep your mid-week chill with a mellow blend of Commercial, House and R&B at Subway Cowgate! Read more
(Can This Be) Home

(Can This Be) Home

15th August 2019 - 19th August 2019
Half music concert, half spoken word performance where Kolbrún Sigfúsdóttir examines the immigrant experience of Brexit and flautist/composer Tom Oakes plays the tunes his travels have inspired. Read more
Creative Writing with E. S. Thomson

Creative Writing with E. S. Thomson

15th August 2019
Join historical crime fiction writer E.S. Thomson for a unique creative writing workshop on 15th August at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh! Read more
Daniel Sloss: X

Daniel Sloss: X

15th August 2019 - 17th August 2019
Daniel Sloss returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with his international smash-hit show 'Daniel Sloss: X' to mark his first ever headline gig at the Edinburgh Playhouse. Read more
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Illustrator in Residence

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Illustrator in Residence

15th August 2019 - 22nd August 2019
Eilidh Muldoon is well known for her intricate and elegant drawings of the built and natural world and has a passion for storytelling. Join her for these illustration and picture book events. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: Eugene Onegin

Edinburgh International Festival: Eugene Onegin

15th August 2019 - 17th August 2019
Komische Oper Berlin return to the International Festival for Tchaikovsky’s best-loved opera, based on Alexander Pushkin’s classic verse novel. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: Orfeo ed Euridice

Edinburgh International Festival: Orfeo ed Euridice

15th August 2019
World-renowned British countertenor Iestyn Davies performs one of the most powerful love stories in all of opera. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: The Sixteen

Edinburgh International Festival: The Sixteen

15th August 2019
With a repertoire spanning over 500 years of music, the world-renowned choir blends resplendent vocal colour, immaculate technique and irresistible power and passion. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: Villagers

Edinburgh International Festival: Villagers

15th August 2019
Intricate songcraft, virtuoso fingerpicking and ear-catching melodic electronica combine in Villagers' astonishing music. Read more
Edinburgh Summer Sessions

Edinburgh Summer Sessions

15th August 2019
Lewis Capaldi will headline Edinburgh Summer Sessions 2019 this August, and it kicks off with Florence + the Machine. Looks set to be truly unmissable! Read more
FiraB Balearic Music Nights: Blai Vidal Trio Live

FiraB Balearic Music Nights: Blai Vidal Trio Live

15th August 2019 - 17th August 2019
Edinburgh New Town
Catch the Blai Vidal Trio Live as FiraB Balearic Music Nights brings the warmth and sound of the Mediterranean to the Edinburgh Fringe! Read more
Fringe Dome Nights

Fringe Dome Nights

15th August 2019
Dynamic Earth Dome Nights return every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Fringe, showing three films in Edinburgh's only 360 degree cinema! Read more
FULL MOON with Transmission Meditation 2019

FULL MOON with Transmission Meditation 2019

15th August 2019
Join Share International Scotland for a powerful group meditation and work of planetary service at the time of the full moon each month! Read more
How Did Royalty Learn About Russia?

How Did Royalty Learn About Russia?

15th August 2019
Discover how generations of British royals learnt about Russia through art, diplomatic tools and family alliances in this fascinating lunchtime lecture on Thursday 15th August! Read more
Known and Imagined World

Known and Imagined World

15th August 2019
Be inspired by Victoria Crowe’s stunning artworks to create your own masterpiece using a variety of textures in this free drop-in family workshop at City Art Centre! Read more
Longwood: Napoleon’s Last Days

Longwood: Napoleon’s Last Days

15th August 2019 - 17th August 2019
On the 250th anniversary of Napoleon's birth, Posturous Productions invites you to meet the man behind the monster and the tyrant behind one of the biggest wars this world had ever known. Read more
Rowan Rheingans: Dispatches on the Red Dress

Rowan Rheingans: Dispatches on the Red Dress

15th August 2019 - 26th August 2019
A courageous new work by twice BBC Radio 2 Folk Award-winning songwriter Rowan Rheingans, weaving immersive storytelling with live fiddle, banjo and genre-melding original songs. Read more
A Massaoke Night at the Musicals

A Massaoke Night at the Musicals

16th August 2019 - 17th August 2019
This is your chance to sing along with the fantastic and versatile Massaoke band, guided by giant video lyrics, as they raise the curtains on all your favourite show tunes. Read more
Dancing Through The Decades

Dancing Through The Decades

16th August 2019
Enjoy a celebration of the music from across the decades from our resident DJ at the Village Hotel Edinburgh! Ticket Includes: 3 course meal, DJ and disco. Read more
Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Jimeoin: Ramble On... Some More!

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Jimeoin: Ramble On... Some More!

16th August 2019
Nothing beats seeing Jimeoin live and extra, later, ramblier shows have now been added! Don't miss his incredible 26th Edinburgh Fringe! Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: Lawrence Brownlee and Iain Burnside

Edinburgh International Festival: Lawrence Brownlee and Iain Burnside

16th August 2019
The US tenor and Scottish-born pianist performs Schumann’s intimate song cycle before a programme of Poulenc, Liszt and Ginastera. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: Sir James MacMillan at Greyfriars Kirk

Edinburgh International Festival: Sir James MacMillan at Greyfriars Kirk

16th August 2019
Christopher Bell conducts Sir James MacMillan’s poignant oratorio written to commemorate the fallen of the First World War. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: Teenage Fanclub

Edinburgh International Festival: Teenage Fanclub

16th August 2019
The legendary Scottish alternative rock band, described by Kurt Cobain as ‘the best band in the world’, play songs from their three-decade career. Read more
Edinburgh Summer Foraging Course

Edinburgh Summer Foraging Course

16th August 2019 - 18th August 2019
Wild Food Uk returns to The Flotterstone Inn near Penicuik for some Edinburgh Summer Foraging Courses this August. Read more
Edinburgh Summer Sessions

Edinburgh Summer Sessions

16th August 2019
Lewis Capaldi will headline Edinburgh Summer Sessions 2019 this August, and it kicks off with Florence + the Machine. Looks set to be truly unmissable! Read more
Fit Fridays

Fit Fridays

16th August 2019
It's Fit Fridays, every Friday at Subway Cowgate with Chart/Cheese from DJ Tom Berry! Read more
Fringe Dome Nights

Fringe Dome Nights

16th August 2019
Dynamic Earth Dome Nights return every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Fringe, showing three films in Edinburgh's only 360 degree cinema! Read more
Overdrive Fridays

Overdrive Fridays

16th August 2019
Check out Opium Alternative Club & Bar's Overdrive Fridays with Rock, Metal and Punk DJ sets and free entry! Read more
Precipitous City by bound : unbound

Precipitous City by bound : unbound

16th August 2019 - 6th September 2019
Precipitous City encapsulates how Robert Louis Stevenson and the members of bound : unbound view the city of Edinburgh. Read more
Rags to Riches - Creative Textiles Workshop

Rags to Riches - Creative Textiles Workshop

16th August 2019
Find out how to use up all those fabric scraps and make them into unique new fabrics in this workshop with Artisan Stitch. Read more
The Scottish Gantry Drinks Festival

The Scottish Gantry Drinks Festival

16th August 2019 - 18th August 2019
Edinburgh West
Join us at The Scottish Gantry Drinks Festival from 16th to 18th August at Akva in Fountainbridge, with expert advice and knowledge and 6 drinks all with perfect mixers and garnishes! Read more
Anthem Saturdays at Opium

Anthem Saturdays at Opium

17th August 2019
Enjoy Rock and Metal favourites at Opium Alternative Club & Bar Edinburgh's Anthem Saturdays, it's free entry! Read more
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

17th August 2019
Come along for a gentle guided walk around Hunter’s Bog and St. Margaret’s Loch and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past. Read more
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

17th August 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment. Read more
Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Jimeoin: Ramble On... Some More!

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Jimeoin: Ramble On... Some More!

17th August 2019
Nothing beats seeing Jimeoin live and extra, later, ramblier shows have now been added! Don't miss his incredible 26th Edinburgh Fringe! Read more
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Babble On - Spoken Word

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Babble On - Spoken Word

17th August 2019 - 18th August 2019
Babble On - Spoken Word gives you the chance to get to know some of the most exhilarating and talented poets writing today a lot better. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Edinburgh International Festival: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

17th August 2019
Enjoy the Scottish composer’s tumultuous Woman of the Apocalypse and the sonic spectacle and riotous fun of A Scotch Bestiary. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: Nash Ensemble

Edinburgh International Festival: Nash Ensemble

17th August 2019
Two glorious chamber classics and the remarkable Fourteen Little Pictures make up the Nash Ensemble’s richly coloured recital. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Edinburgh International Festival: Scottish Chamber Orchestra

17th August 2019
Harry Christophers conducts The Sixteen and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in the first performance of Sir James MacMillan’s Fifth Symphony. Read more
Edinburgh’s Greatest Hits: The Story of the Capital’s Music

Edinburgh’s Greatest Hits: The Story of the Capital’s Music

17th August 2019
Edinburgh Old Town
Explore the past and present music hotspots of Edinburgh's Old Town with this 90 minute guided walking tour run by Edinburgh Music Tours! Read more
Fingers and Thumbs with Andy Gunn

Fingers and Thumbs with Andy Gunn

17th August 2019
Scottish guitar virtuoso Andy Gunn debuts his all new show 'Fingers and Thumbs' at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, exploring in trio format various stringed instruments. Read more
Fragile Traces

Fragile Traces

17th August 2019
Taking inspiration from the paintings and prints of Victoria Crowe, create a prized, nature-inspired piece of art in this masterclass with Jacqui Pestell MBE. Read more
Fringe Dome Nights

Fringe Dome Nights

17th August 2019
Dynamic Earth Dome Nights return every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Fringe, showing three films in Edinburgh's only 360 degree cinema! Read more
Hands-on History

Hands-on History

17th August 2019
Get hands-on with our replica objects, dress up as a Stuart monarch and discover fun facts about Palace life during the Renaissance this summer at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Read more
Heat Transfer Printing Young Maker Workshop: Craft Scotland Summer Show 2019

Heat Transfer Printing Young Maker Workshop: Craft Scotland Summer Show 2019

17th August 2019
Maker Kim Gunn will guide you through how to apply dyes to paper before transferring onto a tote bag or t-shirt using heat in this workshop for ages 12 to 16 years. Read more
Man at Arms

Man at Arms

17th August 2019
Come along to Dirleton Castle for one of Historic Scotland's special 'Man at Arms' talks, which tell tales of siege warfare and castle life, with a selection of medieval weapons on show! Read more
Moonstruck Exhibition Late

Moonstruck Exhibition Late

17th August 2019
Come along to this one-off late opening of the College's mental health exhibition, with workshops, therapy dogs, tours and additional exhibits on Saturday 17 August! Read more
Nocturnal Urban Saturdays

Nocturnal Urban Saturdays

17th August 2019
Nocturnal is bigger and better than ever before at Subway Cowgate's Urban Saturdays! Read more
Rough Runner

Rough Runner

17th August 2019 - 18th August 2019
Penicuik
Are you ready Scotland? Rough Runner is coming back in August for a 4th year running to the stunning Penicuik Estate! Read more
Adam Kay: This is Going to Hurt - Secret Diaries of A Junior Doctor

Adam Kay: This is Going to Hurt - Secret Diaries of A Junior Doctor

18th August 2019 - 19th August 2019
Award winning comedian Adam Kay shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this evening of stand-up and music at Edinburgh Playhouse! Read more
Andy Gunn Presents: From T-Bone To Trucks

Andy Gunn Presents: From T-Bone To Trucks

18th August 2019
Scottish virtuoso Andy Gunn's back with his homage to the greats of electric blues guitar with a multimedia experience featuring projected films, narrator and eight-piece band. Read more
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

18th August 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: Elgar’s The Kingdom

Edinburgh International Festival: Elgar’s The Kingdom

18th August 2019
A much-admired International Festival partnership return with one of Elgar’s greatest, and most neglected, achievements. Read more
Edinburgh Summer Sessions

Edinburgh Summer Sessions

18th August 2019
Lewis Capaldi will headline Edinburgh Summer Sessions 2019 this August, and it kicks off with Florence + the Machine. Looks set to be truly unmissable! Read more
Fest on Forth

Fest on Forth

18th August 2019
Showcasing an eclectic mix of cabaret and comedy, a different group of quality acts will perform in the Forth Floor Brasserie at Harvey Nichols every Sunday throughout August. Read more
FiraB Balearic Music Nights: Júlia Colom and Toni Vaquer Duo Live

FiraB Balearic Music Nights: Júlia Colom and Toni Vaquer Duo Live

18th August 2019 - 20th August 2019
Edinburgh New Town
Enjoy the warmth and sound of the Mediterranean as FiraB Balearic Music Nights brings you Júlia Colom and the Toni Vaquer Duo as part of the Fringe! Read more
Fringe Dome Nights

Fringe Dome Nights

18th August 2019
Dynamic Earth Dome Nights return every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Fringe, showing three films in Edinburgh's only 360 degree cinema! Read more
Fringe for Bairns

Fringe for Bairns

18th August 2019
The Three Sisters will be hosting meet and greets for all the little ones to enjoy along with a good old fashioned sing-along as they watch their favourite films! Read more
Introduction to Paper Folding - Craft Scotland Summer Show 2019

Introduction to Paper Folding - Craft Scotland Summer Show 2019

18th August 2019 - 21st August 2019
Learn the art of paper folding with designer/maker Kate Colin in this workshop at the Craft Scotland Summer Show 2019 on 18th or 21st August! Read more
Introduction to Ring-Making

Introduction to Ring-Making

18th August 2019
On this intermediate one-day workshop, suitable for those that have taken the taster workshop or beginners workshop, you will learn how to make two different types of fine silver ring. Read more
Livingston Soapbox Race

Livingston Soapbox Race

18th August 2019
Livingston
Don't miss a great family day out at Livingston Round Table's first ever Soapbox Race which takes place on Sunday 18th August 2019! Read more
Opium Open Mic Night

Opium Open Mic Night

18th August 2019
It's Opium Alternative Club & Bar Edinburgh's Open Mic Night every Sunday. Come on down and play some tunes with us! Read more
Pinhole Cameras

Pinhole Cameras

18th August 2019
To celebrate World Photography Day (19 August), join us at Lauriston Castle on 18th August for a special workshop exploring pinhole cameras! Read more
Sunday Service

Sunday Service

18th August 2019
Don't miss Sunday Service at Subway Cowgate with non stop request fest, the perfect way to round off the weekend! Read more
The Language of Flowers

The Language of Flowers

18th August 2019
In this family session at City Art Centre on 18th August you will get the chance to explore Victoria Crowe's use of flowers and animals in her work and make your own paper mosaics. Read more
Anything Disco Mondays

Anything Disco Mondays

19th August 2019
Come along to Subway Cowgate for their Anything Disco Mondays with free entry all night! Read more
Arthur’s Adventure

Arthur’s Adventure

19th August 2019
Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Boogie Beat Pop Up Monthly Classes at Joy Tots Cafe

Boogie Beat Pop Up Monthly Classes at Joy Tots Cafe

19th August 2019
Why not bring your little ones along to Boogie Beat's monthly class at Joy Tots Cafe for some singing, dancing, story telling and much more? Read more
Edinburgh International Festival:  Hear Word!

Edinburgh International Festival: Hear Word!

19th August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Ten of Nigeria’s biggest stars come together to tell stories of domestic violence, overturning the status quo, abuse, disrespect, bravery, sisterhood and joy. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival:  Purposeless Movements

Edinburgh International Festival: Purposeless Movements

19th August 2019 - 24th August 2019
Raucously funny and brutally honest, Purposeless Movements is an eye-opening dance theatre work from Glasgow’s Birds of Paradise Theatre Company. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: Jeremy Denk

Edinburgh International Festival: Jeremy Denk

19th August 2019
Winner of numerous major international awards, the American classical pianist makes his International Festival debut with a wide-ranging programme. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: Mythos - A Trilogy

Edinburgh International Festival: Mythos - A Trilogy

19th August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Stephen Fry brings to brilliant life the gods, monsters and mortals of ancient Greece, translating their stories into the language of the 21st century. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: Shanghai Symphony Orchestra

Edinburgh International Festival: Shanghai Symphony Orchestra

19th August 2019
China’s premier classical ensemble are joined by the captivating US cellist Alisa Weilerstein. Read more
In Perpetuity

In Perpetuity

19th August 2019
This talk by Ailsa Clarke will explore the founding philosophy of the Imperial War Graves Commission and the huge task of creating the cemeteries and how the work of the CWGC continues to this day. Read more
James Tait Black Prize for Drama 2019: The Award Ceremony

James Tait Black Prize for Drama 2019: The Award Ceremony

19th August 2019
Join today’s most innovative playwrights for an afternoon of performed readings and interviews with presenter Shereen Nanjiani. Read more
Mary’s Return

Mary’s Return

19th August 2019
On 19 August 1561 Mary, Queen of Scots returned to her homeland. Join us for a short talk to discover more about the reception she received when she arrived back in Scotland! Read more
Monday Night Rockaoke

Monday Night Rockaoke

19th August 2019
It's Karaoke every Monday night at Opium Edinburgh with all genres welcome, so come along and excercise those vocal chords! Read more
TalkFest19 - Anatomy of a Play: How Not to Drown

TalkFest19 - Anatomy of a Play: How Not to Drown

19th August 2019
Playwright Nicola McCartney and actor Dritan Kastrati are joined by Professor Sharon Cowan to dissect the process of writing Dritan's astonishing biographical play. Read more
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

20th August 2019
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Deliverance at Opium Every Tuesday

Deliverance at Opium Every Tuesday

20th August 2019
Your weekly overdose of EBM/INDUSTRIAL/ELECTRO/GOTH tunes with Resident DJs BioSynthetic / Hack Hazard / Technomancer and De Gloom. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: Doric String Quartet

Edinburgh International Festival: Doric String Quartet

20th August 2019
The first European performance of Brett Dean’s String Quartet No. 3 "Hidden Agendas" and the soaring melodies of Brahms’ powerful Second String Quintet. Read more
Introduction to Silver Clay Jewellery-Making

Introduction to Silver Clay Jewellery-Making

20th August 2019
Using silver clay, learn how to make three different pieces of silver jewellery at this one-day workshop with The Arienas Collective. Read more
Mini Readings

Mini Readings

20th August 2019
Experience something totally different and join us at The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre on 20th August for the opportunity to either receive a Psychic, Spiritual or Astrological Reading! Read more
Silver Clay Jewellery Taster

Silver Clay Jewellery Taster

20th August 2019
On this taster workshop at The Arienas Collective you will create a pendant or pair of earrings from hallmark-quality silver with experienced, local jeweller Anna Campbell. Read more
Tamagotchi Tuesdays - 80’s, 90’s, 00’s throwback

Tamagotchi Tuesdays - 80’s, 90’s, 00’s throwback

20th August 2019
Edinburgh's weekly throwback clubnight at Subway Cowgate brings you the hits of 80’s, 90’s, 00’s. Read more
Willow Weaving Workshop: Craft Scotland Summer Show 2019

Willow Weaving Workshop: Craft Scotland Summer Show 2019

20th August 2019 - 24th August 2019
Weave a boat-shaped basket from organically grown Scottish willows, guided by experienced basketweaver Anna Liebmann, in this workshop run by Craft Scotland on either 20th or 24th August. Read more
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

21st August 2019
Come along for a gentle guided walk around Hunter’s Bog and St. Margaret’s Loch and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past. Read more
Blazin’ Fiddles with Emily Smith

Blazin’ Fiddles with Emily Smith

21st August 2019
Scotland’s most celebrated fiddle band Blazin’ Fiddles joins the twice voted ‘Scots Singer of the Year’ Emily Smith for a special one-off Scottish tour and plays The Queens Hall in August! Read more
Dr Korczak’s Example

Dr Korczak’s Example

21st August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Set in 1942, David Greig’s play tells of Janusz Korczak, a Polish doctor and writer who championed every child’s right to freedom, respect and love. Read more
Drawing for Beginners - 8 Week Course

Drawing for Beginners - 8 Week Course

21st August 2019
Have you always wanted to learn to draw? This relaxed 8 week evening drawing class is ideal for complete beginners with no prior drawing experience. Read more
Edinburgh Dodgeball: Open Sessions

Edinburgh Dodgeball: Open Sessions

21st August 2019
Leith
Edinburgh Dodgeball is coming to Leith! Come and get to know a super inclusive and fun new sport for ages 16+! Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: Breaking the Waves

Edinburgh International Festival: Breaking the Waves

21st August 2019 - 24th August 2019
Breaking the Waves, the European premiere of a new opera from Missy Mazzoli and Royce Vavrek, is a wrenching moral drama about a woman’s twisted bargain with God. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: Christiane Karg and Gerold Huber

Edinburgh International Festival: Christiane Karg and Gerold Huber

21st August 2019
Christiane Karg, the fast-rising international star of Covent Garden, La Scala and Glyndebourne, performs an all-Schubert programme, alongside German pianist Gerold Huber. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: Hard to Be Soft: A Belfast Prayer

Edinburgh International Festival: Hard to Be Soft: A Belfast Prayer

21st August 2019 - 24th August 2019
A dance piece which looks behind the masks of violence and machismo to the inner lives of Belfast hard men and strong women. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: London Symphony Orchestra

Edinburgh International Festival: London Symphony Orchestra

21st August 2019
One of the world’s most electrifying musical partnerships, Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra, return with a pair of deeply stirring, richly coloured works. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: Sharon Van Etten

Edinburgh International Festival: Sharon Van Etten

21st August 2019
Emotionally raw harmonic melodies abound as American songwriter Sharon Van Etten comes to Leith Theatre. Read more
FiraB Balearic Music Nights: Ermanno Panta and Banda Zeitun Live

FiraB Balearic Music Nights: Ermanno Panta and Banda Zeitun Live

21st August 2019 - 23rd August 2019
Edinburgh New Town
FiraB Balearic Music Nights brings you Ermanno Panta & Banda Zeitun, transforming Mediterranean soundscapes into Mediterranean jazz, as part of the Fringe! Read more
Man at Arms

Man at Arms

21st August 2019
Come along to Dirleton Castle for one of Historic Scotland's special 'Man at Arms' talks, which tell tales of siege warfare and castle life, with a selection of medieval weapons on show! Read more
The Golden Fly

The Golden Fly

21st August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Storyteller Alice Fernbank and musician Graham Dickson lead you on a storytelling voyage laden with song and myth, presented through flute and voice. Read more
Victoria Crowe, Painting the Poetry

Victoria Crowe, Painting the Poetry

21st August 2019
A talk, looking at the Exhibition Victoria Crowe: 50 Years of Painting, to see afresh, and interpret the poetic method in the work of Victoria Crowe. Read more
Walk The Oars

Walk The Oars

21st August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Danish storyteller Svend-Erik Engh and Scottish musician/singer Neil Sutcliffe return to the Fringe to share a story inspired by the Viking’s arrival in Scotland. Read more
XO at Subway Cowgate

XO at Subway Cowgate

21st August 2019
Keep your mid-week chill with a mellow blend of Commercial, House and R&B at Subway Cowgate! Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: Bach’s Multiple Concertos

Edinburgh International Festival: Bach’s Multiple Concertos

22nd August 2019
The International Festival’s six-concert survey of J S Bach’s complete keyboard concertos comes to a spectacular conclusion in The Queen’s Hall on 22nd August. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: Ian McKellen On Stage

Edinburgh International Festival: Ian McKellen On Stage

22nd August 2019 - 25th August 2019
From Tolkien’s Gandalf to Shakespeare, Sir Ian performs extracts from his best-loved roles, as well as recalling seminal moments from his life and career. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: Manon Lescaut

Edinburgh International Festival: Manon Lescaut

22nd August 2019
The powerhouse Scottish conductor brings his company, with an exceptional cast of international soloists, for this vivid concert performance. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: Rite of Spring

Edinburgh International Festival: Rite of Spring

22nd August 2019 - 24th August 2019
Rite of Spring is a visually stunning, exhilarating dance reinterpretation of Stravinsky’s masterpiece by Yang Liping at the Festival Theatre from 22nd to 24th August. Read more
Fringe Dome Nights

Fringe Dome Nights

22nd August 2019
Dynamic Earth Dome Nights return every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Fringe, showing three films in Edinburgh's only 360 degree cinema! Read more
MagicFest at the Fringe - The Secret Room

MagicFest at the Fringe - The Secret Room

22nd August 2019
What mysteries does Lauriston Castle conceal? Come along and explore untold mysteries in the Secret Room! Read more
Art Late: ’The Moment’: Music and Words inspired by Victoria Crowe

Art Late: ’The Moment’: Music and Words inspired by Victoria Crowe

23rd August 2019
Join us at City Art Centre on 23rd August for a special evening of poetry, stories and performances inspired by Victoria Crowe and her paintings. Read more
Concert: The Passionate Ones

Concert: The Passionate Ones

23rd August 2019
Enjoy a night of acoustic guitar and poetry with Paul Hullah, Lach, Martin Metcalfe and Roy Moller at the Scottish Art Club on Friday 23rd August! Read more
Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Jimeoin: Ramble On... Some More!

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Jimeoin: Ramble On... Some More!

23rd August 2019
Nothing beats seeing Jimeoin live and extra, later, ramblier shows have now been added! Don't miss his incredible 26th Edinburgh Fringe! Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: Amatis Piano Trio and friends

Edinburgh International Festival: Amatis Piano Trio and friends

23rd August 2019
A special collaboration between former BBC New Generation Artists to perform two iconic chamber works by Franck and Dvořák. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: Efterklang

Edinburgh International Festival: Efterklang

23rd August 2019
Returning from a six-year hiatus Efterklang, the Danish indie rock group, make their International Festival debut at Leith Theatre on 23rd August! Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: Orchestre de Paris 1

Edinburgh International Festival: Orchestre de Paris 1

23rd August 2019
Berlioz’s colourful, Byron-inspired tour of Italy and Beethoven’s radiant musical tribute to the natural world. Read more
Fit Fridays

Fit Fridays

23rd August 2019
It's Fit Fridays, every Friday at Subway Cowgate with Chart/Cheese from DJ Tom Berry! Read more
Fringe Dome Nights

Fringe Dome Nights

23rd August 2019
Dynamic Earth Dome Nights return every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Fringe, showing three films in Edinburgh's only 360 degree cinema! Read more
From Shanghai with Love

From Shanghai with Love

23rd August 2019 - 24th August 2019
The popular From Shanghai with Love Fashion Show and Exhibition returns for a third year bringing cutting-edge modern and futuristic fashion technology to the stunning Playfair Library! Read more
Jazz Cruise - Firth of Forth

Jazz Cruise - Firth of Forth

23rd August 2019
Maid of the Forth’s famed Jazz Cruises are back with an even bigger programme, featuring live music from resident band, Maid of the Forth Stompers! Read more
Overdrive Fridays

Overdrive Fridays

23rd August 2019
Check out Opium Alternative Club & Bar's Overdrive Fridays with Rock, Metal and Punk DJ sets and free entry! Read more
Robert Blomfield, Street Photographer: The Edinburgh Years 1956 - 1966

Robert Blomfield, Street Photographer: The Edinburgh Years 1956 - 1966

23rd August 2019
Join Johnny Blomfield who will show a choice selection from his brother Robert's archive which were not be included in the exhibition simply because there wasn’t room for them. Read more
Anthem Saturdays at Opium

Anthem Saturdays at Opium

24th August 2019
Enjoy Rock and Metal favourites at Opium Alternative Club & Bar Edinburgh's Anthem Saturdays, it's free entry! Read more
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

24th August 2019
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Artisan Chocolate and Beer Pairing

Artisan Chocolate and Beer Pairing

24th August 2019
Stewart Brewing has teamed up with Chocolatiers Edward & Irwyn to bring you their sweetest pairing event yet on Saturday 24th August! Read more
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

24th August 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment. Read more
Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Jimeoin: Ramble On... Some More!

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Jimeoin: Ramble On... Some More!

24th August 2019
Nothing beats seeing Jimeoin live and extra, later, ramblier shows have now been added! Don't miss his incredible 26th Edinburgh Fringe! Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: Dunedin Consort

Edinburgh International Festival: Dunedin Consort

24th August 2019
The Queen’s Hall series comes to a gloriously theatrical close, in two larger-than-life secular cantatas, some of Bach’s most opulent, joyfully inventive music. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: Orchestre de Paris 2

Edinburgh International Festival: Orchestre de Paris 2

24th August 2019
Daniel Harding concludes his Orchestre de Paris residency with Britten’s soul-searching pacifist masterpiece. Read more
Edinburgh’s Greatest Hits: The Story of the Capital’s Music

Edinburgh’s Greatest Hits: The Story of the Capital’s Music

24th August 2019
Edinburgh Old Town
Explore the past and present music hotspots of Edinburgh's Old Town with this 90 minute guided walking tour run by Edinburgh Music Tours! Read more
FiraB Balearic Music Nights: Jansky Live

FiraB Balearic Music Nights: Jansky Live

24th August 2019 - 26th August 2019
Edinburgh New Town
FiraB Balearic Music Nights brings you Catalan duo JANSKY, with their rave of sound, verse and a great deal of jazz improvisation, as part of the Edinburgh Fringe! Read more
Fringe Dome Nights

Fringe Dome Nights

24th August 2019
Dynamic Earth Dome Nights return every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Fringe, showing three films in Edinburgh's only 360 degree cinema! Read more
Go Bats!

Go Bats!

24th August 2019
Come along for a chat about bats before heading out on a night time walk around Holyrood to track down these fascinating nocturnal animals. Read more
Hands-on History

Hands-on History

24th August 2019
Get hands-on with our replica objects, dress up as a Stuart monarch and discover fun facts about Palace life during the Renaissance this summer at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Read more
Information Lecture: Help and Healing on the Spiritual Path through the teaching of Bruno Groening

Information Lecture: Help and Healing on the Spiritual Path through the teaching of Bruno Groening

24th August 2019
A lecture about spiritual healing and help through the teaching of Bruno Groening is taking place at the Salisbury Centre, Edinburgh. Read more
Man at Arms

Man at Arms

24th August 2019
Come along to Dirleton Castle for one of Historic Scotland's special 'Man at Arms' talks, which tell tales of siege warfare and castle life, with a selection of medieval weapons on show! Read more
Nocturnal Urban Saturdays

Nocturnal Urban Saturdays

24th August 2019
Nocturnal is bigger and better than ever before at Subway Cowgate's Urban Saturdays! Read more
Scotland v France

Scotland v France

24th August 2019
Summer rugby comes to BT Murrayfield this August as Scotland host France on Saturday 24 August. Join us for a fantastic day out for the whole family! Read more
The Secret Policeman’s Tour

The Secret Policeman’s Tour

24th August 2019
In cahoots with the sizzling Deborah Frances-White (Guilty Feminist), Amnesty International’s revered Secret Policeman's Tour comes to Edinburgh Playhouse on 24th August! Read more
To Write Down all I Contain at this Moment: Poetry Workshop

To Write Down all I Contain at this Moment: Poetry Workshop

24th August 2019
In this workshop with writer Katy Hastie we’ll explore the ways psychoanalyst, surgeon and medical missionary Dr Winifred Rushworth inspired Victoria Crowe. Read more
Wallpaper, Paint, String Theory and Bombglass

Wallpaper, Paint, String Theory and Bombglass

24th August 2019 - 29th August 2019
This art exhibiton of four contemporary artists collectively brings an experienced and reflective eye to the fringe with a feast of colour, verve, gentle humour and imagination. Read more
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

25th August 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment. Read more
Clay Press Print Workshop

Clay Press Print Workshop

25th August 2019
Edinburgh North
We're making a ceramic piece of artwork for Granton Castle Walled Garden and need your help! Join Cassandra Barron at the garden for this nature inspired summer workshop. Read more
Dogs Trust West Calder Fun Day

Dogs Trust West Calder Fun Day

25th August 2019
Livingston
Dogs Trust West Calder's popular annual Fun Day is returning on Sunday 25th August, offering the perfect chance for you to show off your pooch! Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: Götterdämmerung

Edinburgh International Festival: Götterdämmerung

25th August 2019
Sir Andrew Davis and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra reunite with a sensational international cast of soloists for the overwhelming power of Wagner’s greatest achievement. Read more
Fest on Forth

Fest on Forth

25th August 2019
Showcasing an eclectic mix of cabaret and comedy, a different group of quality acts will perform in the Forth Floor Brasserie at Harvey Nichols every Sunday throughout August. Read more
Fringe Dome Nights

Fringe Dome Nights

25th August 2019
Dynamic Earth Dome Nights return every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Fringe, showing three films in Edinburgh's only 360 degree cinema! Read more
Go Bats!

Go Bats!

25th August 2019
Come along for an informative chat and night time walk around the Palace and Peel as we search for Linlithgow's nocturnal inhabitants. Read more
Opium Open Mic Night

Opium Open Mic Night

25th August 2019
It's Opium Alternative Club & Bar Edinburgh's Open Mic Night every Sunday. Come on down and play some tunes with us! Read more
Patchwork Appliqued Cushions

Patchwork Appliqued Cushions

25th August 2019
Make a beautiful cushion with a patchwork applique using vintage style fabrics in this workshop with Felicity Bryant at Lauriston Castle! Read more
Sunday Service

Sunday Service

25th August 2019
Don't miss Sunday Service at Subway Cowgate with non stop request fest, the perfect way to round off the weekend! Read more
Anything Disco Mondays

Anything Disco Mondays

26th August 2019
Come along to Subway Cowgate for their Anything Disco Mondays with free entry all night! Read more
Arthur’s Adventure

Arthur’s Adventure

26th August 2019
Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: Virgin Money Fireworks Concert

Edinburgh International Festival: Virgin Money Fireworks Concert

26th August 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
Enjoy the annual International Festival finale with inspirational music from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and breathtaking fireworks set against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Monday Night Rockaoke

Monday Night Rockaoke

26th August 2019
It's Karaoke every Monday night at Opium Edinburgh with all genres welcome, so come along and excercise those vocal chords! Read more
Thomas Begbie’s Edinburgh: A mid-Victorian portrait

Thomas Begbie’s Edinburgh: A mid-Victorian portrait

26th August 2019
Join David Patterson as he discusses little-known Edinburgh photographer Thomas Begbie's remarkable glass plate negatives, taken between 1857 and 1860, showing life in mid-Victorian Edinburgh. Read more
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

27th August 2019
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Deliverance at Opium Every Tuesday

Deliverance at Opium Every Tuesday

27th August 2019
Your weekly overdose of EBM/INDUSTRIAL/ELECTRO/GOTH tunes with Resident DJs BioSynthetic / Hack Hazard / Technomancer and De Gloom. Read more
Tamagotchi Tuesdays - 80’s, 90’s, 00’s throwback

Tamagotchi Tuesdays - 80’s, 90’s, 00’s throwback

27th August 2019
Edinburgh's weekly throwback clubnight at Subway Cowgate brings you the hits of 80’s, 90’s, 00’s. Read more
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

28th August 2019
Come along for a gentle guided walk around Hunter’s Bog and St. Margaret’s Loch and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past. Read more
Edinburgh Dodgeball: Open Sessions

Edinburgh Dodgeball: Open Sessions

28th August 2019
Leith
Edinburgh Dodgeball is coming to Leith! Come and get to know a super inclusive and fun new sport for ages 16+! Read more
Man at Arms

Man at Arms

28th August 2019
Come along to Dirleton Castle for one of Historic Scotland's special 'Man at Arms' talks, which tell tales of siege warfare and castle life, with a selection of medieval weapons on show! Read more
XO at Subway Cowgate

XO at Subway Cowgate

28th August 2019