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Popular events in Edinburgh

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

A Play, A Pie and A Pint
A Play, A Pie and A Pint
10th Sep 2019 - 19th Oct 2019
A popular feature of the Traverse programme, A Play, A Pie and A Pint, Òran Mór returns with six new plays to light up your lunchtime. Ticket includes a pie and a drink.
Mamma Mia
Mamma Mia
19th Sep 2019 - 28th Sep 2019
Don't miss the sensational feel-good musical MAMMA MIA! when it returns to Edinburgh Playhouse in September 2019, to open a UK Tour celebrating 20 years since it's London premier!
Eye of the Storm
Eye of the Storm
17th Sep 2019 - 21st Sep 2019
Multi award-winning Theatr na nÓg present an unmissable original musical play that’s guaranteed to seize your heart and capture your mind.

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!

Yvet Garden, Forrest Can’t Run, Like Giants and Odd Tsar
Yvet Garden, Forrest Can’t Run, Like Giants and Odd Tsar
19th September 2019
Opium, Edinburgh Old Town
Don't miss French Pop Punk band Yvet Garden at Opium Edinburgh on 19th September with support from Forrest Can’t Run, Like Giants and Odd Tsar!
The Feminister
The Feminister
19th September 2019
Filmhouse, Edinburgh West
Take One Action Film Festival presents a screening of The Feminister, a gripping portrait of Sweden's Minister for Foreign Affairs.
16th Century Costume
16th Century Costume
19th September 2019
The Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh East
Discover more about 16th century costume in this lunchtime lecture with Anna Reynolds, Senior Curator of Paintings at Royal Collection Trust on Thursday 19th September!

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!

Mamma Mia
Mamma Mia
19th Sep 2019 - 28th Sep 2019
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
Don't miss the sensational feel-good musical MAMMA MIA! when it returns to Edinburgh Playhouse in September 2019, to open a UK Tour celebrating 20 years since it's London premier!
Christmas 2O19: Scottish Ballet The Snow Queen
Christmas 2O19: Scottish Ballet The Snow Queen
7th Dec 2019 - 29th Dec 2019
Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
Scottish Ballet’s 50th year will come to a spectacular close with the world premiere of The Snow Queen this Christmas at the Festival Theatre!
Eye of the Storm
Eye of the Storm
17th Sep 2019 - 21st Sep 2019
Kings Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
Multi award-winning Theatr na nÓg present an unmissable original musical play that’s guaranteed to seize your heart and capture your mind.

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!

Take One Action Film Festival Edinburgh
Take One Action Film Festival Edinburgh
18th Sep 2019 - 29th Sep 2019
Take One Action Film festival returns to Edinburgh between the 18th and 29th September, to celebrate the people and the films that are changing the world!
Belhaven 300th Birthday Bash
Belhaven 300th Birthday Bash
21st Sep 2019 - 22nd Sep 2019
Belhaven Brewery hosts a weekend festival at the brewery this September to celebrate 300 years of brewing beautiful beers.
HSBC UK Let’s Ride Edinburgh
HSBC UK Let’s Ride Edinburgh
22nd Sep 2019 - 22nd Sep 2019
Experience your city on two wheels with an unforgettable traffic-free ride through Edinburgh on 22nd September!
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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!

Mamma Mia
Mamma Mia
19th Sep 2019 - 28th Sep 2019
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
Don't miss the sensational feel-good musical MAMMA MIA! when it returns to Edinburgh Playhouse in September 2019, to open a UK Tour celebrating 20 years since it's London premier!
A Play, A Pie and A Pint
A Play, A Pie and A Pint
19th September 2019
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh West
A popular feature of the Traverse programme, A Play, A Pie and A Pint, Òran Mór returns with six new plays to light up your lunchtime. Ticket includes a pie and a drink.
A Play, A Pie and A Pint
A Play, A Pie and A Pint
20th September 2019
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh West
A popular feature of the Traverse programme, A Play, A Pie and A Pint, Òran Mór returns with six new plays to light up your lunchtime. Ticket includes a pie and a drink.
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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...

Mamma Mia
Mamma Mia
19th Sep 2019 - 28th Sep 2019
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
Don't miss the sensational feel-good musical MAMMA MIA! when it returns to Edinburgh Playhouse in September 2019, to open a UK Tour celebrating 20 years since it's London premier!
Of Movement & Light by Debbie Mountain
Of Movement & Light by Debbie Mountain
20th Sep 2019 - 11th Oct 2019
Upright Gallery, Edinburgh South
Upright Gallery is hosting an exhibition by Debbie Mountain, who's work does not allude to anything, except the joyful exploration of the materialism of paint.
Get Dancing: Pre-school Dance Tasters
Get Dancing: Pre-school Dance Tasters
20th Sep 2019 - 11th Oct 2019
NA, Edinburgh West
Edinburgh Leisure, a charity dedicated to creating opportunities for everyone to lead more active, healthy lives, is offering free pre-school and junior dance class tasters this autumn.
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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!

Yvet Garden, Forrest Can’t Run, Like Giants and Odd Tsar
Yvet Garden, Forrest Can’t Run, Like Giants and Odd Tsar
19th September 2019
Opium, Edinburgh Old Town
Don't miss French Pop Punk band Yvet Garden at Opium Edinburgh on 19th September with support from Forrest Can’t Run, Like Giants and Odd Tsar!
Fergus McCreadie and David Bowden
Fergus McCreadie and David Bowden
19th September 2019
St Peters Church Linlithgow, Linlithgow
Fergus McCreadie & David Bowden will be playing music from the SAY award shortlisted Turas, new McCreadie compositions and possibly a few surprise choices in this intimate gig on September 19th.
Broken Windows + Mike Bowden & The A917
Broken Windows + Mike Bowden & The A917
20th September 2019
The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh New Town
Don't miss another great gig as Broken Windows plus Mike Bowden & The A917 return to The Voodoo Rooms on Friday 20th September!
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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!

Halloween: Staying Alive with FIVE
Halloween: Staying Alive with FIVE
31st October 2019
The Three Sisters Edinburgh, Edinburgh Old Town
Don't miss the biggest Halloween party in town when iconic 90's band FIVE play The Three Sisters on 31st October!
Hugh Cornwell Electric
Hugh Cornwell Electric
15th November 2019
The Liquid Room, Edinburgh Old Town
Hugh Cornwell Electric The Monster Tour is coming to The Liquid Room on Friday 15th November. You can’t miss it, the hitman is back!
Billionaire Boy
Billionaire Boy
10th Sep 2020 - 12th Sep 2020
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
From the award-winning West End producers of Gangsta Granny and Horrible Histories comes this amazing new production of David Walliams' best-selling story comes to Edinburgh Playhouse!
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Latest Edinburgh News

Peebles parents bowled over by new kids club
Peebles parents bowled over by new kids club
Macdonald Cardrona Hotel has launched first ever kids’ club ahead of this year’s October break!
DoubleTree by Hilton to host out of this world Chocolate Chip Cookie meals
DoubleTree by Hilton to host out of this world Chocolate Chip Cookie meals
DoubleTree by Hilton in Glasgow and Edinburgh have announced they will be hosting exclusive three-course Cookie meals to mark the release of the Cookie Cookbook 3.0!

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!

Scrapheap Golf
Scrapheap Golf
Something CRAZY is coming to Edinburgh this October! Get your clubs at the ready - Scrapheap...
Vue Ocean Terminal
Vue Ocean Terminal
All the latest mainstream movies are shown at this state-of-the-art chain cinema with...
POUND Rockout Workout with Susan
POUND Rockout Workout with Susan
Calling all ROCKSTARS! POUND® is a 45-minute group fitness class that puts you in charge...
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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!

Trinity House
Trinity House
Dive into Leith’s famous maritime history. Once the base of the Incorporation of Mariners...
Tours Plus English
Tours Plus English
We offer 6-day themed tours for non-native English speakers looking to visit beautiful...
Bustourant
Bustourant
Tasty dining tours of Edinburgh on double decker bus called Robert The Bus. You can choose...
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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.

Soderberg Pavilion
Soderberg Pavilion
The Pavilion is an atmospheric spot for dinner with our low hanging lights and candles...
The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant
The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant
The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant is privately owned since 2009 by Victor & Carina Contini...
Beetroot Sauvage
Beetroot Sauvage
Welcome to Beetroot Sauvage, a vegan cafe and wellness centre in Edinburgh! We invite...
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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!

The Mart
The Mart
The (Old Auction) Mart was once the centre of East Linton - a bustling agricultural destination...
Hamilton & Inches
Hamilton & Inches
Hamilton & Inches is Scotland’s luxury jewellery house, with distinctive workshops...
Oska Edinburgh
Oska Edinburgh
How an individual’s personality comes across and how clothes can help are the decisive...
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Popular Events

A Play, A Pie and A Pint
A popular feature of the Traverse programme, A Play, A Pie and A Pint, Òran Mór returns with six new plays to light up your lunchtime. Ticket includes a pie and a drink.
Mamma Mia
Don't miss the sensational feel-good musical MAMMA MIA! when it returns to Edinburgh Playhouse in September 2019, to open a UK Tour celebrating 20 years since it's London premier!
Eye of the Storm
Multi award-winning Theatr na nÓg present an unmissable original musical play that’s guaranteed to seize your heart and capture your mind.
Belhaven 300th Birthday Bash
Belhaven Brewery hosts a weekend festival at the brewery this September to celebrate 300 years of brewing beautiful beers.
King’s Panto: Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Roll up, roll up! Allan Stewart, Andy Gray and Grant Stott are back in a circus-inspired King's Panto spectacular packed full of the thrills, spills, dazzling stunts and jaw-dropping special effects!

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