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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!

War Horse
War Horse
18th Apr 2018 - 12th May 2018
Experience the unforgettable journey of War Horse, coming to the Festival Theatre in April 2018.
Gun Salutes 2018
Gun Salutes 2018
6th Feb 2018 - 14th Nov 2018
Check here for a full list of gun salutes throughout the year at Edinburgh Castle.
Edinburgh Farmers Market
Edinburgh Farmers Market
1st Jan 2018 - 31st Dec 2018
Experience Edinburgh’s original Farmers’ Market, The only market in Edinburgh where the farm really meets the city.

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!

Carl Hutchinson - Live
Carl Hutchinson - Live
22nd April 2018
The Stand Comedy Club Edinburgh, Edinburgh New Town
One of the UK’s most in-demand comics Carl Hutchinson is set to perform his brand new show across the UK and is stopping at The Stand Comedy Club.
The TBC Improv Theatre Show
The TBC Improv Theatre Show
22nd April 2018
Monkey Barrel Comedy, Edinburgh Old Town
Come along to the Improv Comedy Theatre Show, it's completely improvised, never witnessed before and never to be witnessed again!
The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra present ‘Sweet Sister Suite’ and The Music of Mary Lou Williams
The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra present ‘Sweet Sister Suite’ and The Music of Mary Lou Williams
22nd April 2018
The Queens Hall Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra are delighted to perform Kenny Wheeler's Sweet Sister Suite along with The Music of Mary Lou Williams at The Queen's Hall.

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!

War Horse
War Horse
18th Apr 2018 - 12th May 2018
Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
Experience the unforgettable journey of War Horse, coming to the Festival Theatre in April 2018.
Fat Friends
Fat Friends
19th Apr 2018 - 22nd Apr 2018
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
The hit TV show Fat Friends, from Kay Mellor, is bursting onto the stage in a brand new musical at the Playhouse.
The Band
The Band
10th Jul 2018 - 14th Jul 2018
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
Brand new British musical, The Band, featuring the songs of Take That comes to the Edinburgh Playhouse in 2018.

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!

TradFest
TradFest
26th Apr 2018 - 6th May 2018
Tradition goes live in Edinburgh, with an annual showcase of Traditional Arts and Culture in Scotland’s capital.
Edinburgh International Magic Festival
Edinburgh International Magic Festival
11th May 2018 - 19th May 2018
Edinburgh International Magic Festival is an annual arts festival and is the UK’s largest magic event.
Festival of Museums: Edinburgh & Lothians
Festival of Museums: Edinburgh & Lothians
18th May 2018 - 20th May 2018
Festival of Museums is a three day celebration of Scotland’s museums & galleries with events during the day & night!
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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!

A Play, A Pie and A Pint: Eulogy
A Play, A Pie and A Pint: Eulogy
24th Apr 2018 - 28th Apr 2018
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh West
Be prepared to laugh, cry and sing your hearts out when the Traverse Theatre present A Play, A Pie and A Pint: Eulogy, written by Rob Drummond.
Gut
Gut
24th Apr 2018 - 12th May 2018
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh West
Traverse Theatre Company in association with National Theatre of Scotland present Gut, a taut psychological thriller that explores who we can trust with our children.
Faulty Towers Dining Experience
Faulty Towers Dining Experience
27th Apr 2018 - 28th Apr 2018
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
The world famous Faulty Towers Dining Experience comes to the Bistro at Edinburgh Playhouse for two days only in April!
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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 Scottish National Jazz Orchestra present ‘Sweet Sister Suite’ and The Music of Mary Lou Williams
The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra present ‘Sweet Sister Suite’ and The Music of Mary Lou Williams
22nd April 2018
The Queens Hall Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra are delighted to perform Kenny Wheeler's Sweet Sister Suite along with The Music of Mary Lou Williams at The Queen's Hall.
Spring Herb Walk
Spring Herb Walk
22nd April 2018
Edinburgh North
Discover North Edinburgh’s cycle paths, and identify the many highly nutritious wild plants emerging from the soil in the springtime with Grass Roots Remedies.
Typewronger Books and Typewriters - Pop Up
Typewronger Books and Typewriters - Pop Up
22nd April 2018
Leith Walk Police Box, Edinburgh East
Typewronger Books are back at the Leith Walk Police Box with the usual mix of new and second hand... and a typewriter!
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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!

The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra present ‘Sweet Sister Suite’ and The Music of Mary Lou Williams
The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra present ‘Sweet Sister Suite’ and The Music of Mary Lou Williams
22nd April 2018
The Queens Hall Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra are delighted to perform Kenny Wheeler's Sweet Sister Suite along with The Music of Mary Lou Williams at The Queen's Hall.
Edinburgh Quartet Rush Hour Concert: Mozart & Verdi
Edinburgh Quartet Rush Hour Concert: Mozart & Verdi
25th April 2018
St Andrews and St Georges West Church, Edinburgh West
Relax and skip the rush hour stress with the Edinburgh Quartet as they play the music of Mozart & Verdi on 25th April.
Edinburgh Folk Club
Edinburgh Folk Club
25th April 2018
The Pleasance Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
Come along to Edinburgh Folk Club's regular weekly show on Wednesday evenings at the Pleasance Cabaret Bar!
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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!

Practising Painting: Developing Skills
Practising Painting: Developing Skills
11th July 2018
Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh West
Build your confidence using paint by teaching techniques in tone, texture and composition in this workshop at Lauriston Castle.
Expressive Drawing: Essential Techniques
Expressive Drawing: Essential Techniques
4th July 2018
Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh West
Develop your skills and take your sketching to another level in this workshop for ages 13 -18 at Laurieston Castle.
Sally Cuthbert: Albert21
Sally Cuthbert: Albert21
27th Apr 2018 - 6th Jun 2018
Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh New Town
Sally Cuthbert’s solo exhibition, titled ‘Albert21’, opens on Friday 27 April 2018 at the Open Eye Gallery and runs until 6th June.
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Latest Edinburgh News

Littlehouse Jewellery to launch new collection, Albert21, in Edinburgh
Littlehouse Jewellery to launch new collection, Albert21, in Edinburgh
Sally Cuthbert’s latest Littlehouse Jewellery collection, titled ‘Albert21’, is being launched on Friday 27 April.
Radio Forth announces brand new comedy event One Night Stand
Radio Forth announces brand new comedy event One Night Stand
Radio Forth has announced details of One Night Stand, an evening of comedy hosted by Forth 1’s Micky Gavin featuring some of the best names in the business.

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!

Krav Junior Edinburgh
Krav Junior Edinburgh
Krav Maga for KidsFor ages 8-12 Sign your child up for a free trial class!Send us an...
Overboard Softplay
Overboard Softplay
Overboard Softplay is designed for children from 0 – 11 years. Our main objective is...
Creative Workskills
Creative Workskills
Suitable for individuals, small or large groups, we can tailor make a plan for you, or...
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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!

Open Eye Gallery
Open Eye Gallery
The Open Eye Gallery has been established since 1982 and is one of Scotland’s leading...
Department Of Mysteries
Department Of Mysteries
Department of Mysteries is a fantastic “escape room”, but did you know it’s much...
Prestongrange Museum
Prestongrange Museum
For centuries Prestongrange was a place of intense industrial activity. A harbour, glass...
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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.

Harrys Bar
Harrys Bar
Harry’s Bar is a great place - carefully selected wines and cocktails, wonderful spirits...
Edinburgh Food Studio
Edinburgh Food Studio
Edinburgh Food Studio is a crowdfunded restaurant and food research hub. Opened in November...
Dalriada
Dalriada
Dalriada is a stunning, traditional building situated on Portobello promenade. We are...
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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!

Secret Herb Garden
Secret Herb Garden
Welcome to the Secret Herb Garden! We are a specialist Herb Nursery nestled at the foot...
Ladyboss Collective
Ladyboss Collective
Nail bar, concept shop & creative girl gang. On trend gel polish mani's, Fashion, Accessories...
ScotlandShop
ScotlandShop
Clothing and soft furnishings made in your own tartan. From dresses, shoes & 3 piece...
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Popular Events

War Horse
Experience the unforgettable journey of War Horse, coming to the Festival Theatre in April 2018.
Gun Salutes 2018
Check here for a full list of gun salutes throughout the year at Edinburgh Castle.
Edinburgh Farmers Market
Experience Edinburgh’s original Farmers’ Market, The only market in Edinburgh where the farm really meets the city.
Year Zero
Immerse Productions are inviting people to take part in their first theatrical attraction, “Year Zero” at The Biscuit Factory from 12th-16th June.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
The world-renowned exhibition, Wildlife Photographer of the Year, returns to the National Museum of Scotland.

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