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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!
Dita Von Teese

Dita Von Teese

28th April 2020
The ever-dazzling International Queen of Burlesque, Dita Von Teese, is returning to Edinburgh Playhouse with 'Glamonatrix', her most lavish show yet, on Tuesday 28 April 2020.
Edinburgh Summer Sessions

Edinburgh Summer Sessions

7th August 2019 - 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!
Edinburgh Mela

Edinburgh Mela

31st August 2019 - 1st September 2019
Get ready for a fun weekend for the whole family as the Edinburgh Mela, a multi-cultural festival of music, dance and arts, returns to Leith Links!
The Rum Festival Edinburgh

The Rum Festival Edinburgh

27th September 2019 - 28th September 2019
It's back! The UK's first travelling Rum Festival is back in Edinburgh for a third year! Catch it on the 27th & 28th of September!
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!
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!
The Luna Cinema

The Luna Cinema

30th August 2019 - 1st September 2019
Enjoy open air cinema at the Botanics as the Luna Cinema presents three nights of classic films under the stars.
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!
Big Big Gin Festival

Big Big Gin Festival

12th October 2019 - 13th October 2019
After a successful gin event in April 2019, the Big Big Gin Festival is back at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange on 12th and 13th of October 2019. Let your experience be-gin!
A Play, A Pie and A Pint

A Play, A Pie and A Pint

10th September 2019 - 19th October 2019
A popular feature of the Traverse programme, A Play, A Pie and A Pint, Òran Mór returns with six new plays to light up your lunchtime. Ticket includes a pie and a drink.
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.
The Best of Irish Comedy

The Best of Irish Comedy

3rd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
The Stand Comedy Club brings The Best of Irish Comedy, featuring four top comics for the price of one, back to the Fringe.
Comic Con Scotland

Comic Con Scotland

12th October 2019 - 13th October 2019
Monopoly Events brings Comic Con Scotland back to Edinburgh for a second year and this time it comes to the Royal Highland Centre on 12th and 13th October!
Hogmanay Hoot Massaoke

Hogmanay Hoot Massaoke

31st December 2019
Don’t just bring in the bells, SING in the bells this Hogmanay! Join Massaoke at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange for the ultimate singalong party!
A Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide

A Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide

2nd August 2019 - 26th August 2019
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.
King’s Panto: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

King’s Panto: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

30th November 2019 - 19th January 2020
Roll up, roll up! Allan Stewart, Andy Gray and Grant Stott are back in a circus-inspired King's Panto spectacular packed full of the thrills, spills, dazzling stunts and jaw-dropping special effects!
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.
Alba Flamenca Fringe 2019

Alba Flamenca Fringe 2019

2nd August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Enjoy some authentic flamenco passion in Alba Flamenca's ever-popular show as it brings a modern twist to the classic flamenco tradition.
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.
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!
We Will Rock You

We Will Rock You

7th October 2019 - 12th October 2019
The smash hit Queen and Ben Elton musical, ‘We Will Rock You’ announces the show has been reimagined for 2019 and embarks on a brand new UK & Ireland tour stops off at the Playhouse in October.
Big Big Christmas Party Nights

Big Big Christmas Party Nights

29th November 2019 - 21st December 2019
Join us at Edinburgh Corn Exchange as our Big Big Christmas Party Nights return for 2019, bigger and better than ever before!
Cheese Fest Edinburgh

Cheese Fest Edinburgh

9th November 2019
Experience some of the cheesiest cheeses in the world with Melted Raclette, Cheese Wheels, Gooey Mozzarella Sticks and a whole host of cheesetastic tastes at Cheese Fest Edinburgh 2019!
Love Actually with Live Orchestra

Love Actually with Live Orchestra

15th December 2019
Following a sold out 2018 tour, Love Actually will once again be screened live across the UK with a full orchestra performing its enchanting score – just in time for Christmas!
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.
Edinburgh International Festival: Virgin Money Fireworks Concert

Edinburgh International Festival: Virgin Money Fireworks Concert

26th August 2019
Enjoy the annual International Festival finale with inspirational music from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and breathtaking fireworks set against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle.
Early Mornings - The Musical

Early Mornings - The Musical

3rd August 2019 - 24th August 2019
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!
Christmas 2O19: Scottish Ballet The Snow Queen

Christmas 2O19: Scottish Ballet The Snow Queen

7th December 2019 - 29th December 2019
Scottish Ballet’s 50th year will come to a spectacular close with the world premiere of The Snow Queen this Christmas at the Festival Theatre!
Something About Simon

Something About Simon

31st July 2019 - 26th August 2019
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.
The Meadows Festival

The Meadows Festival

1st June 2019 - 2nd June 2019
Edinburgh's free volunteer-run music & community Meadows Festival returns on the 1st and 2nd June 2019.
Five Sisters Zoo Illuminations

Five Sisters Zoo Illuminations

15th November 2019 - 23rd December 2019
Five Sisters Zoo will once again illuminate the zoo for another year and there is plenty of new surprises in store with our new enchanted riverside walk, stunning lit up water fountains and much more!

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Popular Events

Cirque Berserk!
Britain’s biggest theatre circus spectacular is back by popular demand, featuring all your favourite Cirque Berserk! acts plus some thrilling new ones!
Dita Von Teese
The ever-dazzling International Queen of Burlesque, Dita Von Teese, is returning to Edinburgh Playhouse with 'Glamonatrix', her most lavish show yet, on Tuesday 28 April 2020.
Edinburgh Mela
Get ready for a fun weekend for the whole family as the Edinburgh Mela, a multi-cultural festival of music, dance and arts, returns to Leith Links!
The Rum Festival Edinburgh
It's back! The UK's first travelling Rum Festival is back in Edinburgh for a third year! Catch it on the 27th & 28th of September!
Faulty Towers The Dining Experience at Edinburgh Fringe
Don't miss the legendary show, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience, when it returns for its 13th Edinburgh Fringe!

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