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Popular events in Edinburgh

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

Jersey Boys
Jersey Boys
19th Feb 2019 - 2nd Mar 2019
The smash hit musical Jersey Boys, is returning to Edinburgh with a two week run at the Playhouse in 2019!
Cheese Fest Edinburgh
Cheese Fest Edinburgh
9th November 2019
Experience some of the cheesiest cheeses in the world with Melted Raclette, Cheese Wheels, Gooey Mozzarella Sticks and a whole host of cheesetastic tastes at Cheese Fest Edinburgh 2019!
Russian State Ballet of Siberia - Swan Lake
Russian State Ballet of Siberia - Swan Lake
8th Mar 2019 - 9th Mar 2019
Swan Lake, the greatest romantic ballet of all time, is brought to Edinburgh Playhouse by the Russian State Ballet.

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!

After Judy Chicago
After Judy Chicago
23rd February 2019
Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh Old Town
A 40th anniversary celebration of The Dinner Party - an iconic exhibition conceived by Judy Chicago commemorating over 1000 women hidden from history. Meet, eat and be entertained!
Come and Sing - Haydn (Music for Malawi)
Come and Sing - Haydn (Music for Malawi)
23rd February 2019
St Cuthberts Parish Church, Edinburgh Old Town
For those who love a good sing, The Soko Fund are delighted to be having another 'Come and Sing' at St Cuthbert's Church on 23rd February to raise funds for women's education in Malawi.
Zumba®️ Gathering 2019
Zumba®️ Gathering 2019
23rd February 2019
Edinburgh Corn Exchange, Edinburgh West
Join the biggest Zumba®️ event at Edinburgh Corn Exhange on Saturday 23rd February! A full day of Zumba fun, and you can do the full event or just part of the it.

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!

Jersey Boys
Jersey Boys
19th Feb 2019 - 2nd Mar 2019
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
The smash hit musical Jersey Boys, is returning to Edinburgh with a two week run at the Playhouse in 2019!
Russian State Ballet of Siberia - Swan Lake
Russian State Ballet of Siberia - Swan Lake
8th Mar 2019 - 9th Mar 2019
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
Swan Lake, the greatest romantic ballet of all time, is brought to Edinburgh Playhouse by the Russian State Ballet.
Love Actually with Live Orchestra
Love Actually with Live Orchestra
15th December 2019
Usher Hall, Edinburgh West
Following a sold out 2018 tour, Love Actually will once again be screened live across the UK with a full orchestra performing its enchanting score – just in time for Christmas!

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!

Audacious Women Festival
Audacious Women Festival
21st Feb 2019 - 25th Feb 2019
Audacious Women Festival is a chance to break personal or institutional barriers, and to celebrate audacious women everywhere.
Holistic Ways Festival Edinburgh
Holistic Ways Festival Edinburgh
24th Feb 2019 - 24th Feb 2019
Scotland's leading Mind Body Spirit event, Holistic Ways Festival, returns to Edinburgh Corn Exchange on 25th February.
Edinburgh Iranian Festival
Edinburgh Iranian Festival
1st Mar 2019 - 8th Mar 2019
The Edinburgh Iranian Festival is a non-political showcase for world-class Iranian culture.
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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!

Balletboyz
Balletboyz
23rd February 2019
Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
BalletBoyz are back with two brand new works, both set to original scores by world-class composers, catch Them/Us at the Festival Theatre on Friday 23rd February!
After Judy Chicago
After Judy Chicago
23rd February 2019
Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh Old Town
A 40th anniversary celebration of The Dinner Party - an iconic exhibition conceived by Judy Chicago commemorating over 1000 women hidden from history. Meet, eat and be entertained!
DNA - We Know What You’re Thinking
DNA - We Know What You’re Thinking
26th February 2019
The Caves, Edinburgh Old Town
Following their astounding appearances on Britain’s Got Talent in 2017, mind reading duo DNA are taking their brand new show on a UK tour in 2019 and appear at The Caves Edinburgh on 26th February.
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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...

Live Family Wrestling - Bathgate
Live Family Wrestling - Bathgate
23rd February 2019
Reconnect Regal Theatre, Bathgate
Join Wrestling Experience Scotland as they return with their exciting brand of family friendly, action-packed professional wrestling to the Reconnect Regal Theatre in Bathgate!
Baby and Child First Aid Course
Baby and Child First Aid Course
23rd February 2019
Stockbridge Public Library, Stockbridge and Canonmills
Would you know what to do if your child was seriously sick, choking or worse, stopped breathing? First Stop Safety Training are holding a Baby and Child First Aid Course on 23rd February.
Little Monsters Club (4-7 years)
Little Monsters Club (4-7 years)
23rd February 2019
NA, Various Locations Edinburgh
The Little Monsters Club next programme starts in the new year and provides your little ones with six fun packed sports sessions.
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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!

Come and Sing - Haydn (Music for Malawi)
Come and Sing - Haydn (Music for Malawi)
23rd February 2019
St Cuthberts Parish Church, Edinburgh Old Town
For those who love a good sing, The Soko Fund are delighted to be having another 'Come and Sing' at St Cuthbert's Church on 23rd February to raise funds for women's education in Malawi.
Radical Voices
Radical Voices
24th February 2019
NA, Leith
Share a song, poem or story on the theme of Audacious Women, or just come and listen. Hosted by Penny Stone, this regular Festival open mic is always a lot of fun.
BassFace and Harbingers bring you DRUMS (and bass)
BassFace and Harbingers bring you DRUMS (and bass)
24th February 2019
The Bongo Club, Edinburgh Old Town
If you love drums (and bass...), then come and jump about with two of Edinburgh's finest drum-based crews - BassFace and Harbingers at The Bongo Club on Sunday 24th February!
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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!

Leyla Josephine: Daddy Drag
Leyla Josephine: Daddy Drag
27th Mar 2019 - 30th Mar 2019
Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh Old Town
The force that is Leyla Josephine premieres her new show Daddy Drag, which asks us to consider how the relationships with our fathers affect us for the rest of our lives.
Paul Mayhew-Archer: Incurable Optimist
Paul Mayhew-Archer: Incurable Optimist
27th March 2019
Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh Old Town
Catch the debut stand-up hour from Paul Mayhew-Archer, the multi award-winning co-writer of The Vicar of Dibley, about the therapeutic power of comedy!
Feral
Feral
23rd March 2019
Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh Old Town
Don't miss Feral, an innovative piece of visual theatre that combines puppetry, film and live sound to create and destroy a world in front of its audience’s eyes, at Assembly Roxy on 23rd March!
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Latest Edinburgh News

Renfrewshire set for spectacular spring and summer events
Renfrewshire set for spectacular spring and summer events
It’s starting to hot up in Renfrewshire with a host of spectacular events taking place this spring and summer!
Red Bull Homerun comes to the UK for the first time!
Red Bull Homerun comes to the UK for the first time!
Red Bull Homerun has attracted daredevils from around the globe for the past 10 years. Now it will take place on UK snow for the very first time, on Glencoe Mountain Resort.

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!

Healing for Kids
Healing for Kids
I run the Healing for Kids Centre at 20 Valleyfield Street Edinburgh.My classes are for...
Glentress Mountain Bike Trail Centre
Glentress Mountain Bike Trail Centre
Glentress Forest is a mountain biking Mecca deep in the heart of the stunning Tweed Valley...
Uphall Golf Club
Uphall Golf Club
Our par 69 parkland course is fair but challenging, with the aim being to provide an...
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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!

Flamingosaurus Rex
Flamingosaurus Rex
Flamingosaurus is a dynamic, multi-functional gallery, shop and art space, situated in...
Preston Mill and Phantassie Doocot
Preston Mill and Phantassie Doocot
When you first see Preston Mill you might think you’ve taken a step back in time. With...
The Fiddlers Arms
The Fiddlers Arms
Sitting at the end of the Grassmarket in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle, The Fiddler’...
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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.

Wedgwood the Restaurant
Wedgwood the Restaurant
We are truly passionate about food and wine together with the whole dining experience...
Greyfriars Bobbys Bar
Greyfriars Bobbys Bar
Greyfriars Bobby’s Bar is located in the heart of Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh in...
Pumpkin Brown
Pumpkin Brown
Clean. Raw. Delicious. Plant-based. Organic.Stop in for breakfast or lunch, get your...
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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!

McNicoll Vehicle Hire
McNicoll Vehicle Hire
We provide Car hire and Mini Bus hire to Edinburgh Airport and Glasgow Airport, and are...
McAree Brothers
McAree Brothers
LYS in the heart of Edinburgh · Worldwide shipping · Staffed by knitters for knitters...
Livingston Designer Outlet
Livingston Designer Outlet
Over 100 famous brands including Ted Baker, Lacoste, Fred Perry, LK Bennett, Marks &...
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Popular Events

Jersey Boys
The smash hit musical Jersey Boys, is returning to Edinburgh with a two week run at the Playhouse in 2019!
Cheese Fest Edinburgh
Experience some of the cheesiest cheeses in the world with Melted Raclette, Cheese Wheels, Gooey Mozzarella Sticks and a whole host of cheesetastic tastes at Cheese Fest Edinburgh 2019!
Russian State Ballet of Siberia - Swan Lake
Swan Lake, the greatest romantic ballet of all time, is brought to Edinburgh Playhouse by the Russian State Ballet.
Free Live Music at The Fiddlers Arms
Come along to The Fiddlers Arms every weekend from 9pm and enjoy free live music with something to suit everyone’s tastes! Entry is always free.
Brick Wonders
Historic Environment Scotland presents Brick Wonders at Blackness Castle featuring recreations in LEGO® bricks of amazing sights from around the world, curated by artist Warren Elsmore!

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