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The King and I

The King and I

16th October 2019 - 26th October 2019
Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King And I is embarking on a World Tour, catch it at the Edinburgh Playhouse in October 2019!
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 Cocktail Week

Edinburgh Cocktail Week

14th October 2019 - 20th October 2019
Edinburgh Cocktail Week returns from Monday 14th to Sunday 20th October, with its biggest and most exciting festival line-up yet!
Witches, Potions and Bald Agnes

Witches, Potions and Bald Agnes

14th October 2019 - 27th October 2019
Get set for Halloween and join us at The Palace of Holyroodhouse for a spooky fortnight of activities, inspired by the 17th century fears of witchcraft and the legend of Agnes Sampson!
Castle of Light

Castle of Light

14th November 2019 - 22nd December 2019
Expect wonder, enchantment and a spectacle of colour this festive season as Edinburgh Castle, the defender of the nation, becomes the ‘Castle of Light’!
Fireworks and Bonfire Night 2019

Fireworks and Bonfire Night 2019

2nd November 2019
You are invited to Hopetoun House on Saturday 2nd November to help celebrate a massive Happy 10th Birthday to our Hopetoun Fireworks!
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.
Spooky Happenings

Spooky Happenings

5th October 2019 - 31st October 2019
Explore a world of magic and shadows, with mysteries to solve and games to play at Almond Valley Heritage Centre this October!
The Night Watch

The Night Watch

15th October 2019 - 19th October 2019
Catch The Night Watch, the thrilling and beautiful story from the award-winning, number one best-selling author, Sarah Waters, at the King's Theatre in October!
Ash Pryce: Paranormal Illusionist

Ash Pryce: Paranormal Illusionist

19th October 2019 - 3rd November 2019
Ash Pryce, Edinburgh Horror Festival Sell Out Performer 2016, 2017, 2018, brings his brand new show 'Paranormal Illusionist' to the Banshee Labyrinth.
Build A Rocket

Build A Rocket

16th October 2019 - 17th October 2019
Edinburgh and Adelaide Fringe award-winning Build a Rocket is a powerful and uplifting play about triumph over adversity.
Fireworks Night at Dobbies Edinburgh

Fireworks Night at Dobbies Edinburgh

1st November 2019
Enjoy an evening of delicious food, show stopping fireworks, shopping and more at Dobbies Edinburgh!
The Panopticon

The Panopticon

10th October 2019 - 19th October 2019
Brought for the first time to the stage, The Panopticon is a visceral, bloody and brutal testament to life and friendship.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

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

20th April 2019 - 15th December 2019
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.
Destination Moon!

Destination Moon!

17th October 2019 - 20th October 2019
Join us at Dynamic Earth to learn the epic story of humanity’s first voyage to another world through fun, family activities and demos.. as we celebrate 50 years since the Apollo moon landings!
Fireworks Night at Dobbies Livingston

Fireworks Night at Dobbies Livingston

1st November 2019
Enjoy an evening of delicious food, show stopping fireworks, shopping and more at Dobbies Livingston!
An Edinburgh Christmas Carol

An Edinburgh Christmas Carol

28th November 2019 - 4th January 2020
The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh is delighted to present the world premiere of An Edinburgh Christmas Carol, a magical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas tale.
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!
Market on the Mall

Market on the Mall

7th October 2019 - 23rd November 2019
Come along to Market on the Mall on top of Waverley Mall Shopping Centre in the heart of Edinburgh. A daily market (except Sundays), it's a great place to buy hancrafted gifts!
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!
Boogie Bingo

Boogie Bingo

19th October 2019 - 9th November 2019
Did you miss the launch of our first Boogie Bingo? Well, don't worry, its back this Autumn with live entertainment, fun superstar DJ’s and fantastic prizes!
Aladdin: Half-Term Screening

Aladdin: Half-Term Screening

17th October 2019
Will Smith and Mena Massoud star in John August’s live-action reworking of the Disney family favourite 'Aladdin'. Watch it at Grassmarket Cinema on 17th October!
Christmas at the Botanics 2019

Christmas at the Botanics 2019

22nd November 2019 - 29th December 2019
Explore the sights and sounds of Christmas in this magical after dark experience at the Royal Botanic Gardens!
SLA Fireworks Extravaganzas 2018

SLA Fireworks Extravaganzas 2018

3rd November 2019
Roll up, roll up to buy your tickets for the greatest show as Scottish Love In Action presents two Fireworks Extravaganzas for 2019.
Exhibition: The Somewhere Else

Exhibition: The Somewhere Else

5th October 2019 - 31st October 2019
In this series of etching prints, artist Fiona Watson expresses her overwhelming visual memory of Canada, evoking the silence and minimalist aesthetic of its snowy landscapes.
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.
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!
Samhuinn Fire Festival 2019

Samhuinn Fire Festival 2019

31st October 2019
Edinburgh's spectacular Winter festival returns once more to Calton Hill this October with a fiery twist on Halloween night!
The Comedy Show

The Comedy Show

20th September 2019 - 7th December 2019
Every Friday and Saturday night, Basement Theatre becomes Edinburgh’s comedy hub and with a different line-up and headliner each week this is the comedy injection your weekend is craving!
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.
Enchanted Garden

Enchanted Garden

20th October 2019
Join Scottish and international storytellers and treat yourself with a relaxed afternoon of stories for all ages in the Botanic Cottage as part of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival!
Disney’s The Lion King

Disney’s The Lion King

5th December 2019 - 29th March 2020
The story of THE LION KING is miraculously brought to life using masks, puppets and striking costumes to tell the story of young Simba's epic adventures.
Carnivale Macabre

Carnivale Macabre

31st October 2019 - 3rd November 2019
Come one, come all! Join the freaks of the mesmerising, the horrifying, the one and only...Carnivale Macabre! Follow us on a journey through your darkest fears and desires.
Comedy Kids

Comedy Kids

19th October 2019
Why should grown ups have all the fun? Comedy Kids is a fun filled show packed with stand-up, sketches and improv performed by the comics of the future.

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Popular Events

The King and I
Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King And I is embarking on a World Tour, catch it at the Edinburgh Playhouse in October 2019!
A Play, A Pie and A Pint
A popular feature of the Traverse programme, A Play, A Pie and A Pint, Òran Mór returns with six new plays to light up your lunchtime. Ticket includes a pie and a drink.
Edinburgh Cocktail Week
Edinburgh Cocktail Week returns from Monday 14th to Sunday 20th October, with its biggest and most exciting festival line-up yet!
Witches, Potions and Bald Agnes
Get set for Halloween and join us at The Palace of Holyroodhouse for a spooky fortnight of activities, inspired by the 17th century fears of witchcraft and the legend of Agnes Sampson!
Castle of Light
Expect wonder, enchantment and a spectacle of colour this festive season as Edinburgh Castle, the defender of the nation, becomes the ‘Castle of Light’!

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