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What's on in Edinburgh

Welcome to What's on Edinburgh, we pride ourselves on keeping you up to date on events in Edinburgh taking place throughout the year. From the latest theatre events and live music performances to local activities and fantastic attractions, we keep you up to date daily!

Popular events in Edinburgh

You'll find the most popular Edinburgh events on the website right now, right here!

Cirque Berserk
Cirque Berserk
3rd Aug 2018 - 26th Aug 2018
Britain’s biggest theatre-circus spectacular, Cirque Berserk, makes its eagerly anticipated Fringe debut at EICC!
Edinburgh Summer Sessions
Edinburgh Summer Sessions
6th Aug 2018 - 19th Aug 2018
Edinburgh Summer Sessions will take place at the Ross Bandstand this August bring world-class acts to Princes Street Gardens.
Edinburgh and East of Scotland Cat Club
Edinburgh and East of Scotland Cat Club
13th October 2018
Edinburgh & East of Scotland Cat Club are holding their 61st Annual All Breed Championship Show on 13th October at the Academy Sports Centre!

Featured events in Edinburgh

There are thousands of events in Edinburgh every month, here we've hand-picked a few you should definitely pay attention to!

Waverley Care Comedy Gala
Waverley Care Comedy Gala
18th August 2018
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
Edinburgh’s biggest comedy event, the Waverley Care Comedy Gala, returns to the Edinburgh Playhouse on Saturday 18th August.
Edinburgh International Festival: Lau-Land
Edinburgh International Festival: Lau-Land
18th August 2018
Leith Theatre, Leith
Lau will be joined by a host of friends and collaborators for a special Lau-Land on 18th August as part of Light on the Shore with Edinburgh Gin Seaside.
Error404 Tropical Party
Error404 Tropical Party
18th August 2018
The Mash House, Edinburgh Old Town
Error404 returns to The Mash House on 18th August and will be throwing a massive tropical themed party with a host of amazingly talented DJs.

Hottest Tickets in Town

From theatre shows to gigs, snap up tickets to the most popular events in town, here's a small selection of what's trending this week!

Edinburgh Summer Sessions
Edinburgh Summer Sessions
6th Aug 2018 - 19th Aug 2018
Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh Old Town
Edinburgh Summer Sessions will take place at the Ross Bandstand this August bring world-class acts to Princes Street Gardens.
Waverley Care Comedy Gala
Waverley Care Comedy Gala
18th August 2018
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
Edinburgh’s biggest comedy event, the Waverley Care Comedy Gala, returns to the Edinburgh Playhouse on Saturday 18th August.
Strictly Come Dancing The Professionals
Strictly Come Dancing The Professionals
10th May 2019
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see Strictly Come Dancing – The Professionals at Edinburgh Playhouse in May 2019!

Festivals in Edinburgh

From music to film, comedy to books, family to the arts there's a wide range of cultural festivals being held throughout the year in Edinburgh!

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

Whether you prefer comedy or musicals, ballet or opera, our Edinburgh theatre listings will have something to suit everyone!

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

Don't be stuck for things to do with the kids in Edinburgh! We have something for everyone and every pocket...

Seashore Foraging
Seashore Foraging
18th August 2018
Blackness Castle, Blackness
Explore the shore with Anna Canning from Floramedica and find out about some of the ancient natural remedies that can be found!
Rough Runner 2018
Rough Runner 2018
18th Aug 2018 - 19th Aug 2018
Penicuik
Are you ready Scotland? Rough Runner is coming back in August for a 3rd year running to a stunning new venue, Penicuik Estate!
In Company with Sondheim
In Company with Sondheim
18th Aug 2018 - 24th Aug 2018
Valvona & Crolla, Edinburgh East
Enjoy a feast of songs performed by singer Heidi Innes and pianist Nick Launert from Sondheim's most beloved shows!
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Upcoming Music Events in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is renowned for it's live music scene, with a variety of venues catering for small intimate gigs to huge arenas hosting the biggest names!

Edinburgh International Festival: Lau-Land
Edinburgh International Festival: Lau-Land
18th August 2018
Leith Theatre, Leith
Lau will be joined by a host of friends and collaborators for a special Lau-Land on 18th August as part of Light on the Shore with Edinburgh Gin Seaside.
Edinburgh International Festival:  Christian Blackshaw and Soloists of the Berliner Philharmoniker
Edinburgh International Festival: Christian Blackshaw and Soloists of the Berliner Philharmoniker
18th August 2018
The Queens Hall Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
Renowned British pianist is joined by four principal players from the Berliner Philharmoniker to perform Schubert and Mozart.
Edinburgh International Festival:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra 1
Edinburgh International Festival: Scottish Chamber Orchestra 1
18th August 2018
Usher Hall, Edinburgh West
One of Scotland’s best-loved ensembles performs the cycle of Brahms’ symphonies over two nights. In this concert he performs his first and third symphonies.
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New Events in Edinburgh

You'll find all the latest Edinburgh events that have been added to the website right here!

Cara
Cara
21st September 2018
The Queens Hall Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
Cara’s unique mix of songs and tunes brings together lovers of both traditional and contemporary folk. Come, make some new friends, and join in the celebration!
Jazz Re-Imagined: the Jazz Arranger’s Art
Jazz Re-Imagined: the Jazz Arranger’s Art
9th September 2018
The Queens Hall Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra once more breaks new ground with Jazz Re-Imagined: a concert series designed to showcase the jazz arranger’s art.
The Classic Rock Show 2019
The Classic Rock Show 2019
2nd February 2019
The Queens Hall Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
The critically acclaimed live show ‘The Classic Rock Show’ returns to The Queen's Hall on Saturday 2nd February.
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Latest Edinburgh News

Cineworld brings classic films to 4DX this Summer
Cineworld brings classic films to 4DX this Summer
The heatwave might be over but Cineworld is here to save your Summer with 4DX – Never Been Seen!
Benidorm Live On Stage For The First Time Next Month At Edinburgh Playhouse
Benidorm Live On Stage For The First Time Next Month At Edinburgh Playhouse
See your favourite stars from The Solana Hotel Benidorm Live on stage for the first time at Edinburgh Playhouse in September 2018.

Activities in Edinburgh

Step away from the TV remote, choose one or more from our activities selection, and get out of the house to discover new skills, sports and more!

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

Edinburgh and the surrounding areas have a great mix of sightseeing attractions. If you are looking for a fun family day out or a trip with friends, then look no further!

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

Eating out in Edinburgh is a joy, with a range of restaurants and cafes on offer and there's a wide selection of places to enjoy a quiet pint or a cheeky cocktail.

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

If you've got a hankering for some retail therapy, Edinburgh with its diverse range of unique and independent shops is the place to be!

Livingston Designer Outlet
Livingston Designer Outlet
Over 100 famous brands including Ted Baker, Lacoste, Fred Perry, LK Bennett, Marks &...
The Hand Made Factory
The Hand Made Factory
We believe in made with love. many of our products are hand crafted in the store with...
Laura Thomas Co
Laura Thomas Co
Started in 2012 by Laura Wilson, then an expat Scot living in New Zealand, who found...
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Popular Events

Cirque Berserk
Britain’s biggest theatre-circus spectacular, Cirque Berserk, makes its eagerly anticipated Fringe debut at EICC!
Edinburgh Summer Sessions
Edinburgh Summer Sessions will take place at the Ross Bandstand this August bring world-class acts to Princes Street Gardens.
Edinburgh and East of Scotland Cat Club
Edinburgh & East of Scotland Cat Club are holding their 61st Annual All Breed Championship Show on 13th October at the Academy Sports Centre!
Festival Fireworks Cruise
Toast the end of Edinburgh’s festival season in seafaring style and soak up the magnificent Fireworks Concert display with an exclusive Festival Fireworks Cruise with Maid of the Forth!
Rebus: Long Shadows
Ian Rankin is bringing his beloved creation to the stage for the very first time alongside award-winning playwright Rona Munro. See it at the King's Theatre in October.

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