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Popular events in Edinburgh

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

Disney’s The Lion King
Disney’s The Lion King
5th Dec 2019 - 18th Apr 2020
The story of THE LION KING is miraculously brought to life using masks, puppets and striking costumes to tell the story of young Simba's epic adventures.
Tyrannosaurs
Tyrannosaurs
24th Jan 2020 - 4th May 2020
The most comprehensive exhibition ever mounted on tyrannosaurs is coming to the National Museum of Scotland, bringing the latest palaeontological discoveries to life.
Live Music at Stramash
Live Music at Stramash
25th Jan 2020 - 29th Feb 2020
Check out the great variety of Live music gigs on at Stramash - Rock, Pop, Blues, Soul, Funk and much more....

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!

Beta Waves
Beta Waves
29th January 2020
The Mash House, Edinburgh Old Town
Catch Beta Waves, one of the most promising electronic pop prospects to come out of Scotland in years, at The Mash House on 29th January!
Edinburgh Sports Club Squash Open
Edinburgh Sports Club Squash Open
29th Jan 2020 - 2nd Feb 2020
Edinburgh Sports Club, Edinburgh West
The Edinburgh Sports Club Squash Open 2020 is taking place from 29th January and with a £30,000 prize pot, our tournament attracts some of the best of the world!
Wiff Waff Wednesday
Wiff Waff Wednesday
29th January 2020
Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Leith
A monthly ping pong night for all ages with music, drink and great food at the Drill Hall Arts Cafe.

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!

Disney’s The Lion King
Disney’s The Lion King
5th Dec 2019 - 18th Apr 2020
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
The story of THE LION KING is miraculously brought to life using masks, puppets and striking costumes to tell the story of young Simba's epic adventures.
Oor Wullie
Oor Wullie
28th Jan 2020 - 1st Feb 2020
Kings Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
Jings, crivvens! Help ma boab! Don't miss the the awfy braw brand new musical, Oor Wullie, when it comes to the King's Theatre Edinburgh in January 2020!
Zog
Zog
12th Feb 2020 - 15th Feb 2020
Kings Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved Zog has been imaginatively adapted in this magical production, featuring live musicians and promises to be roaring fun.

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&Beyond
Burns&Beyond
21st Jan 2020 - 9th Feb 2020
Edinburgh’s Burns&Beyond and Chinese New Year Festivals are joining forces for a very special programme of events in 2020.
manipulate Festival
manipulate Festival
31st Jan 2020 - 8th Feb 2020
Manipulate, produced by Puppet Animation Scotland is Scotland's Festival of visual theatre, puppetry and animation.
Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival
Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival
1st Feb 2020 - 2nd Feb 2020
Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival comes to the Assembly Rooms on 1st & 2nd February, bringing a weekend of talks, classes and workshops to help us lead healthier and happier lives.
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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!

Imaginate Ideas Exchange
Imaginate Ideas Exchange
29th January 2020
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh West
Come and join Imaginate for an evening of new works-in-progress for young audiences by artists based in Scotland, presented in partnership with the Traverse Theatre.
Heroine
Heroine
30th Jan 2020 - 1st Feb 2020
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh West
Based on the true story of US soldier Danna Davis, it's a human story exploring healing, forgiveness and what speaking your truth really means.
Ash Pryce Mind Reader Live
Ash Pryce Mind Reader Live
1st February 2020
The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh Old Town
For one night only Ash Pryce brings back his original mind reading show with added material and some new demonstrations tying into the world of the spooky.
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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...

Imaginate Ideas Exchange
Imaginate Ideas Exchange
29th January 2020
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh West
Come and join Imaginate for an evening of new works-in-progress for young audiences by artists based in Scotland, presented in partnership with the Traverse Theatre.
Edinburgh Sports Club Squash Open
Edinburgh Sports Club Squash Open
29th Jan 2020 - 2nd Feb 2020
Edinburgh Sports Club, Edinburgh West
The Edinburgh Sports Club Squash Open 2020 is taking place from 29th January and with a £30,000 prize pot, our tournament attracts some of the best of the world!
Wiff Waff Wednesday
Wiff Waff Wednesday
29th January 2020
Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Leith
A monthly ping pong night for all ages with music, drink and great food at the Drill Hall Arts Cafe.
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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!

Beta Waves
Beta Waves
29th January 2020
The Mash House, Edinburgh Old Town
Catch Beta Waves, one of the most promising electronic pop prospects to come out of Scotland in years, at The Mash House on 29th January!
Concert for Solo Guitar: Tribute to Italian Composers
Concert for Solo Guitar: Tribute to Italian Composers
30th January 2020
Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh Old Town
This concert given by Jacopo Lazzaretti at Greyfriars Kirk on 30th January is a tribute to Italian composers from different periods through the virtuosity of the classical guitar.
IVW: Save Leith Walk Fundraiser - Chuchoter, Midi Paul and Deadloch
IVW: Save Leith Walk Fundraiser - Chuchoter, Midi Paul and Deadloch
31st January 2020
Leith Depot, Leith
As part of Independent Venue Week, Flow State Music & Stellar Sounds present a night of live music in aid of Save Leith Walk.
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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!

Ross Couper and Tom Oakes
Ross Couper and Tom Oakes
20th February 2020
Gilded Balloon Basement, Edinburgh New Town
For one night only, join us at the Gilded Balloon Basement as fiddle meets guitar in a beautifully rich combination of spine-tingling tunes with a sprinkle of banter from Ross Couper and Tom Oakes!
Valentine’s Curry & Ceilidh
Valentine’s Curry & Ceilidh
14th February 2020
Edinburgh South
Do something different for Valentine's Day! Come along to this exclusive Curry & Ceilidh fundraiser event in aid of Pulse of the Place and Army Benevolent Fund, hosted by Gail Porter.
Blissful Wellbeing: Holistic Fair
Blissful Wellbeing: Holistic Fair
23rd February 2020
Cockenzie House and Gardens, Prestonpans
Come and explore mind, body and spirit at the stunning Cockenzie House and Gardens at the Blissful Wellbeing Holistic Fair!
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Latest Edinburgh News

Rewind Scotland 2020 Line Up
Rewind Scotland 2020 Line Up
Rewind The 80s Music Festival, the world’s first and biggest 80s music festival, is back in 2020 celebrating it’s 10-year-Anniversary at Scone Palace, Perth.
Daniel Sloss Comes To Vue Edinburgh Ocean and Vue Edinburgh Omni
Daniel Sloss Comes To Vue Edinburgh Ocean and Vue Edinburgh Omni
This February, Vue invites you to experience one of the world’s most popular laugh-out-loud comedy shows, as Daniel Sloss bring his solo show Daniel Sloss: X to Vue Edinburgh Ocean and Omni.

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!

Stagecoach Performing Arts Edinburgh North
Stagecoach Performing Arts Edinburgh North
Our schools run on a Thursday and Friday and offer classes in singing, acting and dance...
Kirkliston Leisure Centre
Kirkliston Leisure Centre
Kirkliston Leisure Centre is a modern, purpose built venue offering all the facilities...
Real Kyokushin Edinburgh
Real Kyokushin Edinburgh
Kyokushin is a stand-up full contact style. It is rooted in a philosophy of self-improvement...
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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!

Can You Catch the Killer
Can You Catch the Killer
Can You Catch the Killer Murder Mystery eventsScotland's largest and most prolific murder...
Natami
Natami
natami is Natalia's art gallery that opened in 2019. The gallery is at the centre of...
Birch Tree Gallery
Birch Tree Gallery
A venue for fine-crafts, prints and works on paper opened its doors in March 2017. 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.

Mimis Bakehouse: City Art Centre
Mimis Bakehouse: City Art Centre
Mimi's Bakehouse is an award-winning service-light cafe located in Edinburgh within the...
No. 1 The Grange
No. 1 The Grange
We are No1 The Grange and are proud be an award winning gastro pub in Edinburgh.Looking...
Bellfield Brewery
Bellfield Brewery
THE UK'S FIRST CRAFT BREWERY DEDICATED TO GLUTEN-FREE BEERBellfield Brewery is a craft...
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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!

Mimis Bakehouse: Leith
Mimis Bakehouse: Leith
Our skilled bakery team, led by Mimi's daughter, Gemma, produce a mixture of traditional...
Christopher Howard
Christopher Howard
Established in 1990, we have been designing and hand crafting bespoke kitchens and interiors...
The Mart
The Mart
The (Old Auction) Mart was once the centre of East Linton - a bustling agricultural destination...
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Popular Events

Disney’s The Lion King
The story of THE LION KING is miraculously brought to life using masks, puppets and striking costumes to tell the story of young Simba's epic adventures.
Tyrannosaurs
The most comprehensive exhibition ever mounted on tyrannosaurs is coming to the National Museum of Scotland, bringing the latest palaeontological discoveries to life.
Live Music at Stramash
Check out the great variety of Live music gigs on at Stramash - Rock, Pop, Blues, Soul, Funk and much more....
South Queensferry Artisan Craft Market
Come along to Artisan Antics monthly Maker's Market at Port Edgar Marina where you will find a selection of beautifully handcrafted gifts from local artisans and makers!
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.

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