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War Horse

War Horse

18th April 2018 - 12th May 2018
Experience the unforgettable journey of War Horse, coming to the Festival Theatre in April 2018.
The Women Returning to Work Programme

The Women Returning to Work Programme

14th May 2018
Thinking of returning to work but don’t really know where to start? The Women Returning to Work Programme, delivered by The PCT Partnership, can help you!
Fat Friends

Fat Friends

19th April 2018 - 22nd April 2018
The hit TV show Fat Friends, from Kay Mellor, is bursting onto the stage in a brand new musical at the Playhouse.
Edinburgh Farmers Market

Edinburgh Farmers Market

1st January 2018 - 31st December 2018
Experience Edinburgh’s original Farmers’ Market, The only market in Edinburgh where the farm really meets the city.
A Play, A Pie and A Pint: Margaret Saves Scotland

A Play, A Pie and A Pint: Margaret Saves Scotland

17th April 2018 - 21st April 2018
Traverse Theatre presents: Margaret Saves Scotland, written by Val McDermid, as part of A Play, A Pie and A Pint, Òran Mór feature.
Fun Fair

Fun Fair

6th September 2017 - 10th September 2017
Enjoy all the fun of the fair when it comes to Danderhall Park, MidLothian from 6th to 10th September!
Historic Underground

Historic Underground

1st January 2018 - 31st December 2018
Discover a dark, damp world unchanged since the 18th century in this tour of Blair Street Underground Vaults with Mercat Tours.
Year Zero

Year Zero

12th June 2018 - 16th June 2018
Immerse Productions are inviting people to take part in their first theatrical attraction, “Year Zero” at The Biscuit Factory from 12th-16th June.
Puzzled Pint

Puzzled Pint

8th May 2018
Have fun, meet other puzzlers, and discover new pubs in the city at this social puzzle-solving event with Puzzled Pint!
The Band

The Band

10th July 2018 - 14th July 2018
Brand new British musical, The Band, featuring the songs of Take That comes to the Edinburgh Playhouse in 2018.
Beeswax Wraps Drop-In Class (St Margaret’s House Open Day)

Beeswax Wraps Drop-In Class (St Margaret’s House Open Day)

21st April 2018
Learn how to make Beeswax wraps, a natural eco-friendly alternative for wrapping food, covering bowls and jars, in this drop-in workshop with Upcycled World.
Grassmarket Weekly Market

Grassmarket Weekly Market

1st January 2018 - 31st December 2018
Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market.
Ferret Mischief

Ferret Mischief

20th May 2018
Find out all about playful ferrets during this day-long event at Almond Valley Heritage Centre as part of Festival of Museums.
Storytelling in Dr Neil’s Garden

Storytelling in Dr Neil’s Garden

7th May 2018
Step back in time at Dr Neil’s garden and hear tales of the bronze age hoard discovered beneath the waters of Duddingston Loch in the 1800s.
Gun Salutes 2018

Gun Salutes 2018

6th February 2018 - 14th November 2018
Check here for a full list of gun salutes throughout the year at Edinburgh Castle.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

19th January 2018 - 29th April 2018
The world-renowned exhibition, Wildlife Photographer of the Year, returns to the National Museum of Scotland.
Hidden Gems

Hidden Gems

7th October 2017 - 13th May 2018
Exhibition of ‘hidden gems’ from City Art Centre’s collection of fine art; celebrating the unsung and the unusual.
Les Misérables

Les Misérables

22nd January 2019 - 16th February 2019
After nearly a decade since the last sell-out UK tour, Les Misérables will play Edinburgh Festival Theatre in 2019.
Scotland’s Gardens Charity Open Day - Dean Gardens

Scotland’s Gardens Charity Open Day - Dean Gardens

17th June 2018
Scotland’s Gardens Charity Open Day - See Dean Gardens with it's nine acres of semi-woodland garden on 17th June.
A Play, A Pie and A Pint: Eulogy

A Play, A Pie and A Pint: Eulogy

24th April 2018 - 28th April 2018
Be prepared to laugh, cry and sing your hearts out when the Traverse Theatre present A Play, A Pie and A Pint: Eulogy, written by Rob Drummond.
Monkey Barrel Comedy’s Big Saturday Show

Monkey Barrel Comedy’s Big Saturday Show

6th January 2018 - 8th December 2018
Every Saturday Monkey Barrel Comedy brings you a night of premier stand up comedy right in the heart of Edinburgh.
Dancing through the Decades

Dancing through the Decades

21st April 2018 - 31st August 2018
From 70's flares to 90's glow sticks, it's a celebration of the music from across the decades with our resident DJ at the Village Hotel Edinburgh.
Abstract Photography - Featuring work by Paul Kenny,  Ricardo Baez Duarte, Philip J Lavery

Abstract Photography - Featuring work by Paul Kenny, Ricardo Baez Duarte, Philip J Lavery

18th April 2018 - 19th May 2018
Gallery-Close is hosting an exhibition of abstract photography featuring work by some new and leading photographers.
Birdsong

Birdsong

8th May 2018 - 12th May 2018
Birdsong, the critically acclaimed stage show based on the best-selling novel by Sebastian Faulks, comes to the King's Theatre Edinburgh from 8th May!
Edinburgh Colour Bomb Carnival

Edinburgh Colour Bomb Carnival

30th June 2017 - 9th July 2017
Edinburgh Colour Bomb Carnival is back for 2017 at a new location in Sighthill Park from 30th June until 9th July.
Art of Glass

Art of Glass

6th April 2018 - 2nd September 2018
An exhibition exploring the work of leading glass artists in Britain today comes to the National Museum of Scotland from 6th April.
Curious About Edinburgh

Curious About Edinburgh

1st December 2017 - 31st December 2018
Have fun discovering Edinburgh with two self-guided, heritage walks and optional treasure hunt with Curious About!
Enchanted Woodlands

Enchanted Woodlands

21st April 2018
Make gorgeous felted pictures inspired by the magic of the woodland in this workshop with Margaret Findlay at Lauriston Castle on 21st April.
Sunshine On Leith

Sunshine On Leith

22nd May 2018 - 26th May 2018
The essential Scottish musical returns to the King’s Theatre for the first time since 2010 in a brand-new production!
Hidden Door Festival 2018

Hidden Door Festival 2018

25th May 2018 - 3rd June 2018
Hidden Door returns to Leith, for 10 days and nights of live music, theatre, visual art, film, dance, spoken word, late-night DJs and special events.
The Kirk Jumble Sale

The Kirk Jumble Sale

11th March 2017
Come along and support Cramond Kirk charity jumble sale in the church hall on 11th March.
Wizard World Gathering

Wizard World Gathering

11th May 2018 - 13th May 2018
The Wizarding Worlds from around the globe gather together in Edinburgh for the first time ever! A celebration of magic and fantasy.
What the Ladybird Heard

What the Ladybird Heard

26th April 2018 - 28th April 2018
Two crafty robbers, one tiny ladybird, and a whole farmyard of fun in this stage adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks' colourful farmyard adventure.
The Ceilidh Club at Summerhall

The Ceilidh Club at Summerhall

9th January 2018 - 17th July 2018
Come and experience Scottish dance the way its meant to be every Tuesday at Summerhall.

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Popular Events

War Horse
Experience the unforgettable journey of War Horse, coming to the Festival Theatre in April 2018.
The Women Returning to Work Programme
Thinking of returning to work but don’t really know where to start? The Women Returning to Work Programme, delivered by The PCT Partnership, can help you!
Fat Friends
The hit TV show Fat Friends, from Kay Mellor, is bursting onto the stage in a brand new musical at the Playhouse.
Edinburgh Farmers Market
Experience Edinburgh’s original Farmers’ Market, The only market in Edinburgh where the farm really meets the city.
A Play, A Pie and A Pint: Margaret Saves Scotland
Traverse Theatre presents: Margaret Saves Scotland, written by Val McDermid, as part of A Play, A Pie and A Pint, Òran Mór feature.

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