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Popular events in Edinburgh

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

Cirque Berserk!
Cirque Berserk!
2nd Aug 2019 - 25th Aug 2019
Britain’s biggest theatre circus spectacular is back by popular demand, featuring all your favourite Cirque Berserk! acts plus some thrilling new ones!
Edinburgh Mela
Edinburgh Mela
31st Aug 2019 - 1st Sep 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!
Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience
Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience
1st Aug 2019 - 26th Aug 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.

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!

Make your own Travel Journal
Make your own Travel Journal
21st August 2019
NA, Leith
Join Bookbinding with Cass and create a pocket-sized A7 leather or pleather covered journal in this travel inspired bookbinding workshop on 21st August!
Nyetimber Dinner
Nyetimber Dinner
21st August 2019
Harvey Nichols, Edinburgh New Town
Join us at Harvey Nichols on 21st August for an evening of sparkling-wine heaven hosted by Nyetimber Brand Ambassador Steffan Griffiths!
Computer Training and Energy Advice for the over 50’s.
Computer Training and Energy Advice for the over 50’s.
21st August 2019
NA, Leith
ACE IT Computer Training and Changeworks are offering you advice on how to go online safely and get the best deal from your energy supplier at this event on Wednesday 21st August.

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!

Christmas 2O19: Scottish Ballet The Snow Queen
Christmas 2O19: Scottish Ballet The Snow Queen
7th Dec 2019 - 29th Dec 2019
Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
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!
Comic Con Scotland
Comic Con Scotland
12th Oct 2019 - 13th Oct 2019
Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh West
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!
The Luna Cinema
The Luna Cinema
30th Aug 2019 - 1st Sep 2019
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Stockbridge and Canonmills
Enjoy open air cinema at the Botanics as the Luna Cinema presents three nights of classic films under the stars.

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
25th Jul 2019 - 25th Aug 2019
Founded in 2004, Edinburgh Art Festival is the UK's largest annual festival of visual art.
Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Edinburgh Festival Fringe
2nd Aug 2019 - 26th Aug 2019
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
2nd Aug 2019 - 26th Aug 2019
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!

Edinburgh International Festival: Breaking the Waves
Edinburgh International Festival: Breaking the Waves
21st Aug 2019 - 24th Aug 2019
Kings Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
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.
Edinburgh International Festival: Hard to Be Soft: A Belfast Prayer
Edinburgh International Festival: Hard to Be Soft: A Belfast Prayer
21st Aug 2019 - 24th Aug 2019
Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh Old Town
A dance piece which looks behind the masks of violence and machismo to the inner lives of Belfast hard men and strong women.
The Sideshow
The Sideshow
21st Aug 2019 - 24th Aug 2019
Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Leith
Inspired by the current Save Leith Walk campaign, The Sideshow continues the successful partnership between Active Inquiry and Strange Town, this year in in collaboration with All or Nothing.
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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...

The Golden Fly
The Golden Fly
21st Aug 2019 - 25th Aug 2019
Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh Old Town
Storyteller Alice Fernbank and musician Graham Dickson lead you on a storytelling voyage laden with song and myth, presented through flute and voice.
Blazin’ Fiddles with Emily Smith
Blazin’ Fiddles with Emily Smith
21st August 2019
The Queens Hall Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
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!
MagicFest at the Fringe - The Secret Room
MagicFest at the Fringe - The Secret Room
22nd August 2019
Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh West
What mysteries does Lauriston Castle conceal? Come along and explore untold mysteries in the Secret Room!
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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: Christiane Karg and Gerold Huber
Edinburgh International Festival: Christiane Karg and Gerold Huber
21st August 2019
The Queens Hall Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
Christiane Karg, the fast-rising international star of Covent Garden, La Scala and Glyndebourne, performs an all-Schubert programme, alongside German pianist Gerold Huber.
Edinburgh International Festival: Sharon Van Etten
Edinburgh International Festival: Sharon Van Etten
21st August 2019
Leith Theatre, Leith
Emotionally raw harmonic melodies abound as American songwriter Sharon Van Etten comes to Leith Theatre.
Edinburgh International Festival: London Symphony Orchestra
Edinburgh International Festival: London Symphony Orchestra
21st August 2019
Usher Hall, Edinburgh West
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.
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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!

HIIT with Barry’s x lululemon at Fringe
HIIT with Barry’s x lululemon at Fringe
23rd August 2019
lululemon Edinburgh, Edinburgh New Town
It's time for the biggest festival to meet The Best Workout in the World, bringing Barry's to Edinburgh Fringe on Friday 23rd August!
Glen Maney - A Six Stone Throw Away From Love Island
Glen Maney - A Six Stone Throw Away From Love Island
23rd Aug 2019 - 25th Aug 2019
Edinburgh Old Town
Veteran Stand Up comedian Glen Maney gives his view on society today and the changes he's witnessed over the last 50 years. Catch him at The City Cafe from 23rd to 25th August.
UK Seasonal Short Film Festival: Edinburgh 2019
UK Seasonal Short Film Festival: Edinburgh 2019
28th September 2019
Edinburgh Palette, Edinburgh East
The UK Seasonal Short Film Festival screens fantastic films in various cities around the UK and this season it will be held in Edinburgh on 28th September.
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Latest Edinburgh News

Summer Sessions in Princes Street Gardens had it all!
Summer Sessions in Princes Street Gardens had it all!
A Proposal, The Castle, Fireworks, Star-Studded Duets, Bagpipes and nine incredible nights of music.... Summer Sessions in Princes Street Gardens had it all!
Foraging Fortnight
Foraging Fortnight
Foraging Fortnight is a celebration of Scotland's natural environment and wild food with a series of events taking place across Fife, Moray, Lanarkshire, Orkney and the Forth Valley and Lomond areas.

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!

Edinburgh Sports Club
Edinburgh Sports Club
Welcome to the Edinburgh Sports Club. We are a thriving rackets club in the heart of...
Craigielaw Golf Club
Craigielaw Golf Club
Situated on Scotland’s Golf Coast, Craigielaw truly is a golfers’ paradise. Not only...
Splat Messy Play Edinburgh
Splat Messy Play Edinburgh
Splat Messy Play is a nationwide franchise-based company that provides messy play and...
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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!

Tours Plus English
Tours Plus English
We offer 6-day themed tours for non-native English speakers looking to visit beautiful...
Bustourant
Bustourant
Tasty dining tours of Edinburgh on double decker bus called Robert The Bus. You can choose...
Linlithgow Museum
Linlithgow Museum
The new Linlithgow Museum opened its doors to the public in Spring 2019.The museum features...
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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.

The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant
The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant
The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant is privately owned since 2009 by Victor & Carina Contini...
Beetroot Sauvage
Beetroot Sauvage
Welcome to Beetroot Sauvage, a vegan cafe and wellness centre in Edinburgh! We invite...
The Bier Keller at Picardy Place
The Bier Keller at Picardy Place
It's the perfect place to relax and watch the game with a cold beer, showing all the...
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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!

Hamilton & Inches
Hamilton & Inches
Hamilton & Inches is Scotland’s luxury jewellery house, with distinctive workshops...
Oska Edinburgh
Oska Edinburgh
How an individual’s personality comes across and how clothes can help are the decisive...
Adams Building Consultancy Ltd
Adams Building Consultancy Ltd
An award winning Building Consultancy specialising in Building Surveys, Roof Reports,...
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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!
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!
Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience
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.
Whose Line Is It Anyway: Live at the Fringe
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!
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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