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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!

The Royal Highland Show 2018
The Royal Highland Show 2018
21st Jun 2018 - 24th Jun 2018
One of Scotland's most iconic events 'The Royal Highland Show' is back at the Royal Highland Centre from 21st June!
Let’s Rock Scotland
Let’s Rock Scotland
23rd June 2018
Let's Rock Scotland, the Ultimate 80's Festival, is coming to Dalkeith Country Park on Saturday 23rd June with a fantastic lineup!
Edinburgh Colour Bomb Carnival
Edinburgh Colour Bomb Carnival
29th Jun 2018 - 8th Jul 2018
Edinburgh Colour Bomb Carnival is back for 2018 at Sighthill Park from 29th June until 8th July.

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!

NEHH presents... Idlewild - A Celebration of the Rip It Up Exhibition
NEHH presents... Idlewild - A Celebration of the Rip It Up Exhibition
21st June 2018
Summerhall, Edinburgh South
To celebrate the launch of National Museum of Scotland’s new exhibition, ‘Rip It Up’, NEHH presents Idlewild, PAWS & Man of Moon, as part of Southern Exposure.
Sustainable Shopping: Can Consumers Change the World?
Sustainable Shopping: Can Consumers Change the World?
21st June 2018
City Art Centre, Edinburgh Old Town
Can consumer behaviour lead to environmental change for the better? Join Kathryn Henderson in this lecture at City Art Centre on 21st June!
Trampoline Fitness Fundraiser
Trampoline Fitness Fundraiser
21st June 2018
Gravity Trampoline Park, Edinburgh West
Join us on 21st June when we'll be jumping up and down to raise money for EMMS International's projects - it costs just £6 to take part in this work-out, with trampolining socks included.

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!

Don Broco
Don Broco
7th February 2019
Usher Hall, Edinburgh West
DF Concerts presents Don Broco plus very special guests Neck Deep and Issues at the Usher Hall on 7th February.
Summer Holiday
Summer Holiday
19th Jun 2018 - 23rd Jun 2018
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
The Hit 1960's film starring Cliff Richard is now a feel-good stage musical and comes to Edinburgh Playhouse in June.
Club Tropicana
Club Tropicana
11th Jun 2019 - 15th Jun 2019
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
Your destination awaits! Book your first-class ticket today to see the feel-good musical of the year at Edinburgh Playhouse.

Featured 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 Festival of Cycling
Edinburgh Festival of Cycling
7th Jun 2018 - 24th Jun 2018
The Edinburgh Festival of Cycling is a real showcase for all aspects of cycle culture and the City of Edinburgh.
Architecture Fringe: Edinburgh
Architecture Fringe: Edinburgh
8th Jun 2018 - 24th Jun 2018
The Architecture Fringe is an independent, contributor-led series of events and projects across the arts.
Edinburgh International Film Festival
Edinburgh International Film Festival
20th Jun 2018 - 1st Jul 2018
Edinburgh International Film Festival is renowned for discovering & promoting the very best in international cinema.
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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!

Flamenco Live Student Spectacular
Flamenco Live Student Spectacular
23rd June 2018
Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh South
Alba Flamenca takes the stage at Churchill Theatre on Saturday 23rd June for the annual end-of-year show.
Midsummer at the Castle: A Marriage
Midsummer at the Castle: A Marriage
24th June 2018
Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh West
Edinburgh Living History's promenade play 'A Marriage' is back due to popular demand in the beautiful grounds of Lauriston Castle.
Peppa Pig’s Adventure
Peppa Pig’s Adventure
30th Jun 2018 - 1st Jul 2018
Kings Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
Peppa Pig, George and friends are back at the King's Theatre with a brand new live stage show - Peppa Pig’s Adventure!
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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 Royal Highland Show 2018
The Royal Highland Show 2018
21st Jun 2018 - 24th Jun 2018
Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh West
One of Scotland's most iconic events 'The Royal Highland Show' is back at the Royal Highland Centre from 21st June!
Songs & Stories - Toddler Group
Songs & Stories - Toddler Group
21st June 2018
Bristo Baptist Church, Edinburgh West
Come along to Songs & Stories, a Toddler Group meeting every Thursday morning at Bristo Baptist Church.
Magic Carpet Minis
Magic Carpet Minis
22nd June 2018
National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh Old Town
Take a trip on the Magic Carpet, especially for very little ones, at the National Museum of Scotland. Ages 0 - 2.
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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!

NEHH presents... Idlewild - A Celebration of the Rip It Up Exhibition
NEHH presents... Idlewild - A Celebration of the Rip It Up Exhibition
21st June 2018
Summerhall, Edinburgh South
To celebrate the launch of National Museum of Scotland’s new exhibition, ‘Rip It Up’, NEHH presents Idlewild, PAWS & Man of Moon, as part of Southern Exposure.
EIFF: Retrospective LIVE! - Monterey Pop
EIFF: Retrospective LIVE! - Monterey Pop
22nd June 2018
Summerhall, Edinburgh South
Edinburgh International Film Festival & Summerhall Presents Retrospective LIVE! - A brilliant concert film of the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival.
The Best of Both Bands
The Best of Both Bands
23rd June 2018
Bristo Baptist Church, Edinburgh West
A joint concert with Bristo Community Concert Band and the Barrack Street Youth Band from Ireland playing a mix of favourites from film, swing and more on 23rd June.
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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!

Alison Krauss
Alison Krauss
30th October 2018
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
Catch American singer & musician Alison Krauss when she comes to Edinburgh Playhouse on Tuesday 30th October.
Meet the Edinburgh Zoo Mascots
Meet the Edinburgh Zoo Mascots
7th Jul 2018 - 29th Jul 2018
Edinburgh Zoo, Edinburgh West
Meet our mascots as they come out to play every weekend throughout July at Edinburgh Zoo.
Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras Free Concert
Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras Free Concert
2nd July 2018
Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh Old Town
The International Music Exchange present a free concert from the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras programme(USA) on 2nd July at Greyfriars Kirk.
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Latest Edinburgh News

With one month to go, make sure you put New Lanark on your GAME PLAN this summer!
With one month to go, make sure you put New Lanark on your GAME PLAN this summer!
New Lanark is delighted to be hosting the V&A Museum of Childhood’s touring exhibition GAME PLAN: Board Games Rediscovered, in a month’s time, in their newly developed Mill Gallery!
Young Event Assistants invited to join the IRONKIDS Scotland event team
Young Event Assistants invited to join the IRONKIDS Scotland event team
Young people between the ages of 16 and 26 from the Midlothian, East Lothian and Edinburgh communities are being invited to volunteer at IRONKIDS running events.

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 Chihuahua Cafe
Edinburgh Chihuahua Cafe
For those of you who may not have visited an Animal Cafe before allow us to explain the...
Edinburgh Internal Arts
Edinburgh Internal Arts
Enhance your health & well-being with tai chi, qigong, meditation & mindfulness. For...
Embroiderers Guild Edinburgh Branch
Embroiderers Guild Edinburgh Branch
We are a very sociable group who share an interest in textile art and enjoy the opportunities...
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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!

Stick Factory
Stick Factory
We design, build and finish creative display solutions & props for retail, exhibition...
New Town Theatre
New Town Theatre
Under new direction, New Town Theatre is heralding in a new Fringe age of outstanding...
Almondell & Calderwood Country Park
Almondell & Calderwood Country Park
Based around two adjoining estates (Almondell and Calderwood) and with a history going...
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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.

Green Kilt Catering and Cafe
Green Kilt Catering and Cafe
CateringFrom receptions to banquets Green Kilt makes delicious food that reflects your...
The Paraffin Lamp Livingston
The Paraffin Lamp Livingston
Great Beer and good food. Live music, Karaoke and Sky tv.
The Pantry Colinton
The Pantry Colinton
We keep things simple and use the best ingredients we can, creating seasonal menus and...
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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!

Rose and Ammi Florist
Rose and Ammi Florist
We are a small team of florists and plant addicts. Directed by the owner Lydia Cywinski...
Wangping Travel
Wangping Travel
Wangping Travel Ltd is the oldest and largest Chinese Travel Company in Scotland and...
Stampers Grove
Stampers Grove
Our shop is packed to the rafters with all your favourite art rubber stamps and papercrafting...
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Popular Events

The Royal Highland Show 2018
One of Scotland's most iconic events 'The Royal Highland Show' is back at the Royal Highland Centre from 21st June!
Let’s Rock Scotland
Let's Rock Scotland, the Ultimate 80's Festival, is coming to Dalkeith Country Park on Saturday 23rd June with a fantastic lineup!
Edinburgh Colour Bomb Carnival
Edinburgh Colour Bomb Carnival is back for 2018 at Sighthill Park from 29th June until 8th July.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their new walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Astronaut Tim Peake’s Soyuz Spacecraft
See Astronaut Tim Peake’s Soyuz Spacecraft when it goes on display at the National Museum of Scotland from 17th May.

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