What's On In Edinburgh

Welcome to What's on Edinburgh, we pride ourselves for keeping you up to date on all events taking place in Edinburgh 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!

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Featured Events in Edinburgh

There are thousands of events being held in Edinburgh every month, here we've handpicked a few you should definitely pay attention to!

Hannah Rarity & Luc McNally Hannah Rarity & Luc McNally
18 Jan 2018
The free, evening concerts at National Galleries of Scotland continues with a performance by Hannah Rarity and Luc McNally.
An Evening with Peter May An Evening with Peter May
18 Jan 2018
Waterstones West End is thrilled to present An Evening with Peter May at the Assembly Roxy on 18th January.
Playtime with Tom Gibbs Playtime with Tom Gibbs
18 Jan 2018
Ace pianist Tom Gibbs joins the Playtime regulars to pay homage to the great composer and keen-edged songwriter Kurt Weill on 18th January at The Outhouse.

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!

Burns Unbroke Burns Unbroke
25 Jan 2018 - 10 Mar 2018
Burns Unbroke is a new contemporary multi-arts festival offering diverse creative responses to Burns.
Red, Red Rose Street Red, Red Rose Street
25 Jan 2018 - 27 Jan 2018
Red Red Rose Street returns for 2018 with a festival of Burns’ music and words running from 25th - 27th January.
manipulate Festival manipulate Festival
26 Jan 2018 - 03 Feb 2018
manipulate, produced by Puppet Animation Scotland is Scotland's Festival of visual theatre, puppetry and animation.

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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!

The New Jersey Boys The New Jersey Boys
19 Jan 2018
If you are a fan of the West End show The Jersey Boys, then don’t miss your chance to see where it all began with 'The New Jersey Boys'.
Dear Esther Live Dear Esther Live
20 Jan 2018
Acclaimed videogame Dear Esther comes to the Usher Hall on 20th January in a live performance never seen before.
The Lover The Lover
20 Jan 2018 - 03 Feb 2018
Stellar Quines and Scottish Dance Theatre brings The Lover, an exotic tale of remembered passion, to the Lyceum.

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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...

Boogie Beat Pop Up Classes at Leaf and Bean Cafe Boogie Beat Pop Up Classes at Leaf and Bean Cafe
18 Jan 2018
Boogie Beat classes are coming to the Leaf & Bean Cafe with singing, dancing, story telling and much more!
Songs & Stories - Toddler Group Songs & Stories - Toddler Group
18 Jan 2018
Come along to Songs & Stories, a Toddler Group meeting every Thursday morning at Bristo Baptist Church.
The New Jersey Boys The New Jersey Boys
19 Jan 2018
If you are a fan of the West End show The Jersey Boys, then don’t miss your chance to see where it all began with 'The New Jersey Boys'.

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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!

Hannah Rarity & Luc McNally Hannah Rarity & Luc McNally
18 Jan 2018
The free, evening concerts at National Galleries of Scotland continues with a performance by Hannah Rarity and Luc McNally.
Playtime with Tom Gibbs Playtime with Tom Gibbs
18 Jan 2018
Ace pianist Tom Gibbs joins the Playtime regulars to pay homage to the great composer and keen-edged songwriter Kurt Weill on 18th January at The Outhouse.
Alvin Youngblood Hart and Catfish Alvin Youngblood Hart and Catfish
18 Jan 2018
Don't miss Alvin Youngblood Hart with support from Catfish when they come to Stramash on Thursday 18th January!

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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!

Rich Hall’s Hoedown Rich Hall’s Hoedown
23 Feb 2018
Catch Rich Hall’s critically acclaimed new show when it comes to The Queen's Hall on 23rd February!
Winterplay Winterplay
10 Feb 2018 - 11 Feb 2018
Winterplay is a weekend mini-festival of chamber music for all ages at The Queen's Hall 10th & 11th February.
Varsity Vocals ICCA UK Edinburgh Quarter Final Varsity Vocals ICCA UK Edinburgh Quarter Final
03 Feb 2018
In this Quarter-Final, audiences will see 8 of the finest university a cappella groups that Scotland and the North of England has to offer.

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Latest Edinburgh News

Motown the Musical

Motown the Musical

The Scottish premiere of Motown The Musical comes to the Edinburgh Playhouse 20 November 2018, running until the 8 December 2018.

Help Musicians Scotland reveal series of Launch Events spanning the country

Help Musicians Scotland reveal series of Launch Events spanning the country

BBC, Music Glue, Idlewild and Scott Hutchinson of Frightened Rabbit all help to celebrate the HMScotland launch through ROOTED IN SCOTLAND.

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!

Wild For Dance: Social Ballroom Dance Classes for beginners Wild For Dance: Social Ballroom Dance Classes for beginners
Tuesdays (starting 6 Feb) | 20:20 - 21:20 | £5pp Nu Moves Dance Studios, Livingston (...
Joy Tots Joy Tots
Joy Tots is a haven for Mums, Dads and carers to be able to watch their little ones play...
Sacred Heart Centre Sacred Heart Centre
Edinburgh's Largest Yoga Studio offering over 50 classes per week. There is a class for...

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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!

Audacious Women Festival Audacious Women Festival
The Audacious Women Festival is your chance to break down personal, political or institutional...
Battlezone Edinburgh Battlezone Edinburgh
Our Edinburgh site is based in South Queensferry, ideal for anyone in the Fife, Livingston...
Jupiter Artland Jupiter Artland
Set within the picturesque 80 acre estate of Bonnington House, Jupiter Artland is the...

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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 Village The Village
The Village is a very friendly Leith pub with a warm and welcoming style. Art, events...
Innis & Gunn Beer Kitchen Edinburgh Innis & Gunn Beer Kitchen Edinburgh
Bringing our very best bites and delicious beers to Edinburgh's West End.Based on Lothian...
Lollipops Club Lollipops Club
Wednesdays just got a sugary makeover!Round off your midweek in sweet style with drinks...

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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!

Lighthouse Bookshop Lighthouse Bookshop
An independent general bookshop in Edinburgh – left leaning and politically engaged...
American Golf Braidhills Golf Range American Golf Braidhills Golf Range
Europe's largest golf retailer. We have over 120 stores in the UK and Republic of Ireland...
Luxury Lighting Boutique Luxury Lighting Boutique
Luxury Lighting Boutique in Edinburgh are one of the UK's leading luxury and designer...

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