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Popular events in Edinburgh

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

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Newhailes House and Gardens
Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Newhailes House and Gardens
19th Apr 2019 - 22nd Apr 2019
The magic of the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt comes to Newhailes House and Gardens... Follow bunny’s clues and complete your adventure to win a delicious chocolatey prize!
Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
2nd Apr 2019 - 27th Apr 2019
Matilda The Musical, the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, is coming to Edinburgh Playhouse in April 2019 as part of a UK tour.
Gandeys Circus: The Greatest Show Tour!
Gandeys Circus: The Greatest Show Tour!
13th Apr 2019 - 22nd Apr 2019
Roll Up, Roll Up! Gandeys Circus returns to Sighthill Park this Easter with 'The Greatest Show Tour!' for all the family!

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!

Easter Bonnet Parade
Easter Bonnet Parade
21st April 2019
The Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh East
Celebrate Easter at the Palace of Holyroodhouse where you can make and decorate your very own Easter Bonnet, explore the Palace using our new Easter trail, then join our fabulous Easter Parade!
Easter Extravaganza in aid of Ravelrig Riding for the Disabled.
Easter Extravaganza in aid of Ravelrig Riding for the Disabled.
21st April 2019
NA, Balerno
Ravelrig is holding an Easter Extravaganza for families including Easter Hat and egg rolling competitions, fun Easter treasure trail and loads more...
Bank Holiday Special
Bank Holiday Special
21st April 2019
The Stand Comedy Club Edinburgh, Edinburgh New Town
Celebrate the Bank Holiday in style with a night of top comedy at The Stand Comedy Club!

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!

Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
2nd Apr 2019 - 27th Apr 2019
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
Matilda The Musical, the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, is coming to Edinburgh Playhouse in April 2019 as part of a UK tour.
Strictly Come Dancing The Professionals
Strictly Come Dancing The Professionals
10th May 2019
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see Strictly Come Dancing – The Professionals at Edinburgh Playhouse in May 2019!
The Bodyguard
The Bodyguard
9th Jul 2019 - 20th Jul 2019
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
The international, award-winning smash-hit musical based on the blockbuster film, The Bodyguard is back at Edinburgh Playhouse in July with Alexandra Burke returning to the role of Rachel Marron!

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 Science Festival
Edinburgh Science Festival
6th Apr 2019 - 21st Apr 2019
Edinburgh Science Festival is an educational charity that aims to inspire all ages and backgrounds.
Edinburgh Vegan Festival 2019
Edinburgh Vegan Festival 2019
21st Apr 2019 - 10th Nov 2019
Edinburgh Vegan Festival will land at Murrayfield in 2019 with hundreds of stalls, talks and entertainment for the whole family!
Big Big Gin Festival
Big Big Gin Festival
26th Apr 2019 - 27th Apr 2019
After a successful 2018, the Big Big Gin Festival is back at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange on the 26th & 27th of April 2019. Let your experience be-gin!
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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!

Locker Room Talk
Locker Room Talk
23rd Apr 2019 - 24th Apr 2019
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh West
Following overwhelming response from previous runs at the Traverse Festival, Locker Room Talk returns to continue a conversation about misogyny and masculinity on 23rd & 24th April.
A Play, A Pie and A Pint: The Mack
A Play, A Pie and A Pint: The Mack
23rd Apr 2019 - 27th Apr 2019
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh West
Ninety years after his own demise, Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s internationally acclaimed masterpiece lies in ruins. Should we save the Mack or just let it go?
An Evening with Eric and Ern
An Evening with Eric and Ern
24th April 2019
Kings Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
An Evening Of Eric And Ern is a brilliant homage crammed full of renditions of those famous comedy sketches! Catch it at the King's Theatre Edinburgh!
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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...

Easter Bonnet Parade
Easter Bonnet Parade
21st April 2019
The Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh East
Celebrate Easter at the Palace of Holyroodhouse where you can make and decorate your very own Easter Bonnet, explore the Palace using our new Easter trail, then join our fabulous Easter Parade!
Easter Extravaganza in aid of Ravelrig Riding for the Disabled.
Easter Extravaganza in aid of Ravelrig Riding for the Disabled.
21st April 2019
NA, Balerno
Ravelrig is holding an Easter Extravaganza for families including Easter Hat and egg rolling competitions, fun Easter treasure trail and loads more...
Free Children’s Sports Taster Afternoon
Free Children’s Sports Taster Afternoon
21st April 2019
Jack Kane Sports Centre, Edinburgh South
Join us at Jack Kane Sports Centre on Sunday 21st April and discover which sport suits your little ones with FREE taster 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!

Lake Street Dive
Lake Street Dive
21st April 2019
The Queens Hall Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
Lake Street Dive are on tour and coming to the UK. Catch them at The Queen's Hall on Sunday 21st April.
Opium Open Mic Night
Opium Open Mic Night
21st April 2019
Opium, Edinburgh Old Town
It's Opium Alternative Club & Bar Edinburgh's Open Mic Night every Sunday. Come on down and play some tunes with us!
Soundhouse: Furrow Collective
Soundhouse: Furrow Collective
22nd April 2019
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh West
The Furrow Collective has been in demand as a touring band, gigging throughout Europe and performing BBC live sessions and you can catch them at the Traverse Bar Café on 22nd April.
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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!

Edinburgh International Festival - Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools
Edinburgh International Festival - Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools
2nd Aug 2019 - 5th Aug 2019
The Studio Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
A dramatic meeting between two extraordinary artists, examining their intertwined histories, colonial legacies and the changing climate we all face.
Edinburgh International Festival:  Red Dust Road
Edinburgh International Festival: Red Dust Road
14th Aug 2019 - 18th Aug 2019
Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh Old Town
Chronicling Jackie Kay’s 20-year search for her biological mother and father and her quest for them to recognise her own existence.
Edinburgh International Festival:  Purposeless Movements
Edinburgh International Festival: Purposeless Movements
19th Aug 2019 - 24th Aug 2019
The Studio Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
Raucously funny and brutally honest, Purposeless Movements is an eye-opening dance theatre work from Glasgow’s Birds of Paradise Theatre Company.
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Latest Edinburgh News

Legendary hostel offers the perfect base for exploring the Clyde Valley
Legendary hostel offers the perfect base for exploring the Clyde Valley
Located in the heart of New Lanark World Heritage Site, the 'Wee Row' provides a unique hostel experience like no other!
What Girls Are Made Of returns to Edinburgh Festival Fringe to Rock an even Bigger Venue
What Girls Are Made Of returns to Edinburgh Festival Fringe to Rock an even Bigger Venue
Raw Material and Traverse Theatre Company co-production 'What Girls Are Made Of' busts out of Traverse 1 into the bigger Festival space of the Assembly Hall.

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!

Escape Hunt Edinburgh
Escape Hunt Edinburgh
Escape Hunt, noun, Def: The name given to 60 minutes of pure, unadulterated excitement...
Odeon Edinburgh Fort Kinnaird
Odeon Edinburgh Fort Kinnaird
State-of-the-art chain cinema for blockbusters in 2-D or 3-D format, plus family and...
Swimming Nature
Swimming Nature
At Swimming Nature our approach has won the approval of parents, pupils, and teachers...
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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!

House of the Binns
House of the Binns
The present house was built in 1612 by Thomas Dalyell, an Edinburgh merchant who made...
Syn Festival Edinburgh
Syn Festival Edinburgh
Syn means “with” or “together with”, as well as signifying mathematical addition...
Department of Magic
Department of Magic
Welcome to the Department of Magic - Edinburgh's magic themed Escape Rooms!Don your robe...
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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.

Contini George Street
Contini George Street
We’re proud to call ourselves Italian Scots and the best way to prove this is by having...
The Gardeners Cottage
The Gardeners Cottage
Seasonal cooking, social dining. In 2012 chefs Dale Mailley and Ed Murray re-invented...
Tuk Tuk Indian Street Food Edinburgh
Tuk Tuk Indian Street Food Edinburgh
We pride ourselves on being the pioneer of Indian street food culture and delivering...
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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!

Adams Building Consultancy Ltd
Adams Building Consultancy Ltd
An award winning Building Consultancy specialising in Building Surveys, Roof Reports,...
guitarguitar Edinburgh
guitarguitar Edinburgh
guitarguitar Edinburgh does just what it says on the tin - it's a world of guitars! Featuring...
McNicoll Vehicle Hire
McNicoll Vehicle Hire
We provide Car hire and Mini Bus hire to Edinburgh Airport and Glasgow Airport, and are...
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Popular Events

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Newhailes House and Gardens
The magic of the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt comes to Newhailes House and Gardens... Follow bunny’s clues and complete your adventure to win a delicious chocolatey prize!
Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical, the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, is coming to Edinburgh Playhouse in April 2019 as part of a UK tour.
Gandeys Circus: The Greatest Show Tour!
Roll Up, Roll Up! Gandeys Circus returns to Sighthill Park this Easter with 'The Greatest Show Tour!' for all the family!
Easter Bonnet Parade
Celebrate Easter at the Palace of Holyroodhouse where you can make and decorate your very own Easter Bonnet, explore the Palace using our new Easter trail, then join our fabulous Easter Parade!
Easter Trail
Join the Botanics Bunny on a quest to explore new frontiers in our family Easter Trail! Complete the trail and receive your yummy Easter treat.

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