Theatre events in Edinburgh

View all the upcoming Theatre events taking place throughout Edinburgh below or use the calendar to find events taking place on a specific month or date.

Events in Edinburgh

Waverley Care Comedy Gala
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Waverley Care Comedy Gala

18th August 2018
Edinburgh’s biggest comedy event, the Waverley Care Comedy Gala, returns to the Edinburgh Playhouse on Saturday 18th August.
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Brian Wilson
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Brian Wilson

19th August 2018
Brian Wilson is on on tour and you can catch him at Edinburgh Playhouse, the only Scottish date, on 19th August!
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The League Of Gentlemen Live Again
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The League Of Gentlemen Live Again

30th August 2018
The League of Gentlemen return to the stage in 2018 for their first UK tour in over 12 years, including a date at the Edinburgh Playhouse.
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Ulster American

Ulster American

28th July 2018 - 26th August 2018
A confrontational and brutally funny new play by David Ireland (Cyprus Avenue), exploring abuses of power, the confusion of cultural identity and the silencing of the female voice. Read more
Mark Thomas - Check Up: Our NHS at 70

Mark Thomas - Check Up: Our NHS at 70

29th July 2018 - 26th August 2018
Comedian Mark Thomas uses his own demise to explore the state of the NHS and what the future might hold for all of us. Read more
Meek

Meek

31st July 2018 - 26th August 2018
Presented by Headlong in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Meek is a tale which reflects on our own fraught times. Read more
Adulting

Adulting

1st August 2018 - 27th August 2018
Edinburgh South
Catch award-winning cabaret artist Tash York when she brings her show "Adulting" to the Edinburgh Fringe! Read more
Alice Fraser: Ethos

Alice Fraser: Ethos

1st August 2018 - 27th August 2018
Edinburgh South
Ethos is a silly, funny and smart show that explores what it is to be human and brought to the Fringe by award-winning writer, broadcaster and comedy performer, Alice Fraser. Read more
Baby Wants Candy: The Completely Improvised Full Band Musical

Baby Wants Candy: The Completely Improvised Full Band Musical

1st August 2018 - 27th August 2018
Edinburgh South
The musical improv smash hit wonder Baby Wants Candy is back at the Fringe with more brand new, ad-libbed, undefined, exhilarating 55-minute musicals. Read more
Chris Turner: We’re Where We Were

Chris Turner: We’re Where We Were

1st August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Don't miss Manchester lad Chris Turner when he brings his show - We're Where We Were - to the Edinburgh Fringe! Read more
Gilded Balloon at the Museum

Gilded Balloon at the Museum

1st August 2018 - 27th August 2018
Fringe favourites Gilded Balloon present 27 days of inspiring and diverse programming at the National Museum of Scotland. Read more
Jarred Christmas  ‘Remarkably Average’ Edinburgh Fringe Show

Jarred Christmas  ‘Remarkably Average’ Edinburgh Fringe Show

1st August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Catch Jarred Christmas when he brings his brand-new show ‘Remarkably Average’ to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe! Read more
Six

Six

1st August 2018 - 27th August 2018
From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII finally take to the mic to tell their tales! Catch Six The Musical when it comes to Underbelly at the Edinburgh Fringe! Read more
Thrones! The Musical Parody

Thrones! The Musical Parody

1st August 2018 - 26th August 2018
The smash-hit must-see show of the Fringe is back, bigger and Lannister-badder than ever with a prime slot in George Square Theatre. Read more
Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts Musical Parody

Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts Musical Parody

1st August 2018 - 27th August 2018
Edinburgh South
From two co-creators of Thrones! The Musical comes a Harry Potter musical parody that is sure to leave you spellbound. Read more
Ada Campe and the Psychic Duck

Ada Campe and the Psychic Duck

2nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Join 2018 NATYS winner, Ada Campe, for a show about wonderful women, strange encounters and a fairground mystery that occurred on the Welsh coast many moons ago... Read more
Adele Cliff: Sheep

Adele Cliff: Sheep

2nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Adele Cliff is fast becoming one of the most sought-after acts on the UK circuit and she brings her hotly anticipated debut hour to the Festival Fringe. Read more
Balloonatics

Balloonatics

2nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Edinburgh Old Town
Following its huge success last year, comedian Chris Henry returns with his hit kids show, Balloonatics, to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Read more
CLASS

CLASS

2nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
A parent-teacher meeting goes very wrong in CLASS – a new play about learning difficulties: in school, in life, wherever. Read more
Coriolanus Vanishes

Coriolanus Vanishes

2nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Coriolanus Vanishes is a contemporary tragedy exploring how childhood memories can besiege adult relationships. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: Midsummer

Edinburgh International Festival: Midsummer

2nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Enjoy this newly expanded version of David Grieg’s heart-warming and humorous love-letter to Edinburgh, featuring original songs by Ballboy’s Gordon McIntyre. Read more
Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

2nd August 2018 - 27th August 2018
Don't miss the legendary show, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience, when it returns for its 11th Edinburgh Fringe! Read more
James Hancox: Sports For The Unsporty

James Hancox: Sports For The Unsporty

2nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
James Hancox has always been rubbish at sports. As a response, he’s invented his own and plans to unveil them to the world, one fringe show at a time, in his debut solo hour. Read more
On the Exhale

On the Exhale

2nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Martín Zimmerman’s play is a compulsive and visceral examination of American gun violence and directed by double Fringe First award-winner Christopher Haydon. Read more
Pamela’s Palace

Pamela’s Palace

2nd August 2018 - 27th August 2018
Interactive Theatre International brings 'Pamela’s Palace', a brilliantly funny and bittersweet comedy, to the Edinburgh Fringe. Read more
Signor Baffo’s Restaurant

Signor Baffo’s Restaurant

2nd August 2018 - 27th August 2018
Making its Edinburgh Fringe debut, Interactive Theatre International presents 'Signor Baffo’s Restaurant', an interactive children’s comedy. Read more
The Greatest Play in the History of the World...

The Greatest Play in the History of the World...

2nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Starring Julie Hesmondhalgh (Coronation Street, Broadchurch), The Greatest Play... is squashed full of exquisite observation and heartbreaking beauty. Read more
The Wedding Reception

The Wedding Reception

2nd August 2018 - 27th August 2018
Edinburgh Fringe: The Wedding Reception - The 5-star show that promises love, honour and disarray and a 3-course meal. Read more
Underground Railroad Game

Underground Railroad Game

2nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Soho Theatre presents... Underground Railroad Game, an R-rated, kaleidoscopic and fearless comedy, at Traverse Theatre in August. Read more
A Gallant Life

A Gallant Life

3rd August 2018 - 18th August 2018
Edinburgh Old Town
Not Cricket Productions brings this true and heart-warming new musical about Muriel Thompson, motor-racing champion, suffragette, ambulance driver and decorated war veteran, to the Fringe. Read more
Cirque Berserk

Cirque Berserk

3rd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Britain’s biggest theatre-circus spectacular, Cirque Berserk, makes its eagerly anticipated Fringe debut at EICC! Read more
The Lady Boys of Bangkok: Wonder Women

The Lady Boys of Bangkok: Wonder Women

3rd August 2018 - 27th August 2018
Edinburgh West
Uncork the champagne as the country's number 1 touring cabaret show - The Lady Boys of Bangkok celebrate 20 years with their new ‘Wonder Women’ Tour. Read more
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

3rd August 2018 - 25th August 2018
With the world famous Edinburgh Castle as their backdrop, the four corners of the globe will meet; making the 2018 Tattoo (3-25 August) as spectacular as ever. Read more
User Not Found

User Not Found

3rd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Edinburgh South
It’s the moment of your death. There’s a magic button. Do you delete your entire online legacy? Or do you keep it – and leave the choice for someone else? Read more
What Girls Are Made Of

What Girls Are Made Of

3rd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Performed with a live band, 'What Girls Are Made Of' is the true story of Cora Bissets's journey, celebrating life’s euphoric highs and epic shitstorms. Read more
Sleight of Handsome - Free Comedy Magic Show

Sleight of Handsome - Free Comedy Magic Show

4th August 2018 - 25th August 2018
Join Freddie Folkston for an amusing 55-minute romp when balls, ropes, cubes and cards become embroiled in his own whimsical world! Part of PBH's Free Fringe. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: Notes from the Field - CANCELLED

Edinburgh International Festival: Notes from the Field - CANCELLED

6th August 2018 - 18th August 2018
Unfortunately, all performances of Anna Deveare Smith's 2018 Edinburgh International Festival, Notes from the Field, has been cancelled due to unforseen scheduling conflict for Ms Smith. Read more
Nigel Slater’s Toast

Nigel Slater’s Toast

7th August 2018 - 26th August 2018
A tale of love, loss...and toast. NigelSlater's TOAST tells his childhood through the tastes and smells he grew up with. Read more
Scottish Opera’s BambinO

Scottish Opera’s BambinO

7th August 2018 - 19th August 2018
Scottish Opera's five-star show Bambino, a first operatic adventure for six to 18-month-olds and their carers, comes to the Fringe from 7th to 19th August. Read more
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Playing with Books

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Playing with Books

11th August 2018 - 26th August 2018
This year we have lined up events featuring hip hop, opera, music and more, plus special performances. Read more
Henry

Henry

11th August 2018 - 26th August 2018
The multi-award winning puppetry innovators Blind Summit bring the UK premiere of their brand new show HENRY to the Pleasance Dome as part of Edinburgh Fringe. Read more
What The Moon Saw

What The Moon Saw

12th August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Edinburgh South
Join Jack for a magical journey around the world in this dance and circus performance for little ones and their families. Read more
147Hz Can’t Pass

147Hz Can’t Pass

13th August 2018 - 25th August 2018
Edinburgh Old Town
Activising for Change, an Edinburgh based emerging theatre company, will be touring their multi-disciplinary performance: 147Hz Can’t Pass to the Edinburgh Fringe. Read more
Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

13th August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Edinburgh Old Town
Love, hysteria, and deception reign in this Victorian reimagining of Shakespeare’s classic 'Twelfth Night' from Some Kind of Theatre. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival:  La Maladie de la mort

Edinburgh International Festival: La Maladie de la mort

16th August 2018 - 19th August 2018
British director Katie Mitchell presents her own uncompromising stage adaptation of the provocative novella by Marguerite Duras. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival:  The Beggar’s Opera

Edinburgh International Festival: The Beggar’s Opera

16th August 2018 - 19th August 2018
The Beggar’s Opera is brought into the modern day in this brand new production from Paris’s Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, resident company at the 2018 International Festival. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival:  XENOS

Edinburgh International Festival: XENOS

16th August 2018 - 18th August 2018
Marking the great dancer's final performances in a full-length production, Akram Khan’s XENOS confronts the tragedy of the First World War. Read more
Waverley Care Comedy Gala

Waverley Care Comedy Gala

18th August 2018
Edinburgh’s biggest comedy event, the Waverley Care Comedy Gala, returns to the Edinburgh Playhouse on Saturday 18th August. Read more
Brian Wilson

Brian Wilson

19th August 2018
Brian Wilson is on on tour and you can catch him at Edinburgh Playhouse, the only Scottish date, on 19th August! Read more
Louis Prima – Dinner and Show with Philip Contini and his Be Happy Band

Louis Prima – Dinner and Show with Philip Contini and his Be Happy Band

19th August 2018
Enjoy dinner and a show as Philip Contini and his Be Happy Band pay tribute to Louis Prima, Sicilian-New Orleanian showman and comedy-jazzer (1930s-1950s). Read more
In Conversation at the Traverse: Live Podcast Events

In Conversation at the Traverse: Live Podcast Events

20th August 2018
A unique opportunity to join two celebrated artists, as they talk about their lives, work and what it means to create theatre today. Read more
Project #1

Project #1

20th August 2018
Brand new Edinburgh-based company Wildfire Theatre returns to the Traverse Theatre with Project #1. Read more
Show And Tell at The Queen’s Hall

Show And Tell at The Queen’s Hall

20th August 2018
Enjoy cutting-edge comedy from Edinburgh Comedy award-nominated stars of the Show And Tell plus some of the Fringe’s biggest stars. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival:  The End of Eddy

Edinburgh International Festival: The End of Eddy

21st August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Born into poverty in rural France, this is the story of Eddy’s struggle to understand who he is, who he might become, and his fight to escape. Read more
Painted Love

Painted Love

21st August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Two Foolish Productions brings new comedy-drama Painted Love to the Edinburgh Fringe 2018. Watch it at Valvona & Crolla! Read more
Edinburgh International Festival:  The Prisoner

Edinburgh International Festival: The Prisoner

22nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
The Prisoner, co-written and co-directed by legendary theatre-maker Peter Brook, is a provocative exploration of some of the most compelling issues of our times. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: HOME

Edinburgh International Festival: HOME

22nd August 2018
HOME is a breathtaking spectacle of illusion, choreography, inexplicable construction and storytelling, capturing all the drama and emotion of our everyday lives. Read more
Overtime: Stories of work in Leith in 2018

Overtime: Stories of work in Leith in 2018

22nd August 2018 - 24th August 2018
Active Inquiry and Strange Town present Overtime, devised by the cast based on their experiences of work today, at Out of the Blue Drill Hall in August. Read more
The Secret Room at The Writers’ Museum

The Secret Room at The Writers’ Museum

22nd August 2018
Unlock the doors of the Writers’ Museum using magic and illusion with Edinburgh International Magic Festival at the Fringe. Read more
The Secret Room at The Writers’ Museum

The Secret Room at The Writers’ Museum

23rd August 2018
Unlock the doors of the Writers’ Museum using magic and illusion with Edinburgh International Magic Festival at the Fringe. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: La Cenerentola

Edinburgh International Festival: La Cenerentola

24th August 2018 - 26th August 2018
A visually stunning and boldly staged production of Rossini’s opera. The classic tale of Cinderella is radically transformed by renowned director Stefan Herheim. Read more
The Guilty Feminist Presents The Secret Policeman’s Podcast

The Guilty Feminist Presents The Secret Policeman’s Podcast

24th August 2018 - 25th August 2018
The Guilty Feminist joins forces with Amnesty International UK to bring The Secret Policeman back to life for two rocking, historical nights at Edinburgh Playhouse. Read more
Louis Prima – Dinner and Show with Philip Contini and his Be Happy Band

Louis Prima – Dinner and Show with Philip Contini and his Be Happy Band

26th August 2018
Enjoy dinner and a show as Philip Contini and his Be Happy Band pay tribute to Louis Prima, Sicilian-New Orleanian showman and comedy-jazzer (1930s-1950s). Read more
The Bureau of Untold Stories

The Bureau of Untold Stories

26th August 2018
Brymore Productions presents 'The Bureau of Untold Stories' with live sound effects, improvisation and unconventional storytelling skills, it's a treat for both children and adults. Read more
The League Of Gentlemen Live Again

The League Of Gentlemen Live Again

30th August 2018
The League of Gentlemen return to the stage in 2018 for their first UK tour in over 12 years, including a date at the Edinburgh Playhouse. Read more
BenDeLaCreme’s Inferno A Go-Go

BenDeLaCreme’s Inferno A Go-Go

1st September 2018
MJR Group presents BenDeLaCreme's Inferno A Go-Go at the Assembly Rooms on Saturday 1st September. Read more
Edinburgh Magic Show

Edinburgh Magic Show

6th September 2018
The Edinburgh Magic Show storms into the city centre on the first Thursday of each month and you can catch it at Lulu, George Street. Read more
Julie

Julie

6th September 2018
Vanessa Kirby and Eric Kofi Abrefa feature in this new prduction broadcast live from the National Theatre. Read more
McLuckie’s Line

McLuckie’s Line

7th September 2018
Unemployed actor and compulsive gambler McLuckie waits nervously for the phone call he’s been waiting for his whole life – what could go wrong? Read more
Nests

Nests

7th September 2018 - 8th September 2018
Nests is a fairy-tale for Scotland’s Year of Young People that questions how our society treats the young and vulnerable, catch it at the Traverse Theatre in September! Read more
Astronomical

Astronomical

8th September 2018
Astro Gymnastics welcome you along to a spectacular evening featuring a stunning showcase of high level acrobatics, tumble and dance. Read more
Dave Gorman - With Great PowerPoint Comes Great ResponsibilityPoint

Dave Gorman - With Great PowerPoint Comes Great ResponsibilityPoint

9th September 2018
Comedian Dave Gorman is back on the road and brings his new show to the Edinburgh Playhouse in September. Read more
A Play, A Pie and A Pint

A Play, A Pie and A Pint

11th September 2018 - 20th October 2018
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. Read more
51 Shades of Maggie

51 Shades of Maggie

13th September 2018
51 Shades of Maggie returns to the stage this September starring the original Scottish Maggie, River City and Gary: Tank Commander star Leah MacRae! Read more
The Dreamboys

The Dreamboys

14th September 2018
Catch The Dreamboys when they return to Edinburgh Playhouse on 14th September with their brand new show and UK tour for 2018! Read more
Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

14th September 2018 - 6th October 2018
Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh and Bristol Old Vic present Twelfth Night, Shakespeare’s most sparkling cocktail of wit and deep feeling. Read more
Rip it Up - The 60s

Rip it Up - The 60s

15th September 2018
It’s Rip it Up the 60s! Starring Strictly Come Dancing champions Harry Judd, Aston Merrygold and Louis Smith at the King's Theatre Edinburgh on 15th September. Read more
Benidorm Live

Benidorm Live

17th September 2018 - 22nd September 2018
Check-in to the Solana for a dose of Benidorm sunshine and see your favourite stars live on stage for the first time at Edinburgh Playhouse. Read more
Northern Flyway

Northern Flyway

17th September 2018
Catch Northern Flyway, a brand-new music and visual creation exploring the ecology, folklore, symbolism and mythology of birds and birdsong, at Pleasance Courtyard on 17th September! Read more
Richard Alston Dance Company

Richard Alston Dance Company

20th September 2018 - 21st September 2018
The Richard Alston Dance Company returns to the Festival Theatre on 20th & 21st September with a programme full of his trademark lyrical choreography. Read more
Little Baby Bum

Little Baby Bum

21st September 2018 - 23rd September 2018
Little Baby Bum - Join Mia, Jacus, Twinkle and their Nursery Rhyme Friends at the world premiere of a brand new live show. Read more
Funbox: Rocking All Over The World

Funbox: Rocking All Over The World

22nd September 2018 - 23rd September 2018
Get ready to strut your funky stuff when Funbox bring their new show, Rocking All Over The World, to The Brunton Theatre! Read more
Sarah Millican - Control Enthusiast

Sarah Millican - Control Enthusiast

22nd September 2018 - 23rd September 2018
Sarah Millican's Control Enthusiast tour promises to be funny, frank and unapologetically filthy! Read more
Speakin’ Cajun

Speakin’ Cajun

22nd September 2018
Back after their sell-out show in January, the fabulous Jennifer Ewan Band joins forces with Poetry Circus for another evening of distinctly Cajun moves and grooves at Traverse Theatre. Read more
Islands In The Stream

Islands In The Stream

23rd September 2018
Enjoy a superb score and supreme musicianship with the ultimate tribute to two country music legends - Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers. Read more
Mr Barton’s Theatricals

Mr Barton’s Theatricals

23rd September 2018
Join the Reid family and selected staff for a short play about John Law, convicted murderer, rogue, founder of the first national bank in France and one-time owner of Lauriston Hall! Read more
Still Alice

Still Alice

25th September 2018 - 29th September 2018
Starring Sharon Small, Still Alice is a tender and touching insight into the world of a 50 year old woman diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s. Read more
Manpower

Manpower

26th September 2018 - 27th September 2018
Total Theatre Award-winners Two Destination Language take you on a romp through men, expectations, work and economics in the years since Britain voted to be a part of the European Union. Read more
Scotties

Scotties

27th September 2018 - 29th September 2018
Theatre Gu Leor presents Scotties, a powerful, new play celebrating the music and languages of Scotland and Ireland. Read more
Rain Man

Rain Man

1st October 2018 - 6th October 2018
Based on the Oscar winning film which famously starred Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman, Bill Kenwright's production of Rain Man is coming to the King's Theatre Edinburgh in October! Read more
Calendar Girls the Musical

Calendar Girls the Musical

2nd October 2018 - 13th October 2018
Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's award-winning musical comedy Calendar Girls is touring the UK and comes to the Festival Theatre in October. Read more
Madagascar – A Musical Adventure

Madagascar – A Musical Adventure

2nd October 2018 - 6th October 2018
Madagascar – A Musical Adventure is coming out of the zoo and into the Edinburgh Playhouse as part of a UK tour! Read more
Edinburgh Magic Show

Edinburgh Magic Show

4th October 2018
The Edinburgh Magic Show storms into the city centre on the first Thursday of each month and you can catch it at Lulu, George Street. Read more
Robert Florence is Biscuity Boyle: My Bastart Life

Robert Florence is Biscuity Boyle: My Bastart Life

6th October 2018
Burnistoun's favourite son Biscuity Boyle has left behind the Burnistoun Community Centre Circuit to tour with his debut solo show and brings it to the Howden Park Centre on 6th October. Read more
Soul Unlimited: Heatwave, Odyssey, Jaki Graham and Gwen Dickey

Soul Unlimited: Heatwave, Odyssey, Jaki Graham and Gwen Dickey

7th October 2018
Don't miss the Soul Unlimited tour when it retuns to Edinburgh Playhouse on 7th October! Read more
Let It Be

Let It Be

8th October 2018 - 13th October 2018
Come Together and experience the iconic music of The Beatles with Let It Be, the international hit show, at Edinburgh Playhouse in October! Read more
Rebus: Long Shadows

Rebus: Long Shadows

8th October 2018 - 13th October 2018
Ian Rankin is bringing his beloved creation to the stage for the very first time alongside award-winning playwright Rona Munro. See it at the King's Theatre in October. Read more
Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac

12th October 2018 - 3rd November 2018
This hugely romantic play is given a Caledonian heart in a new production by Citizens Theatre at the Royal Lyceum Theatre! Read more
Picnic and Play with Licketyspit

Picnic and Play with Licketyspit

13th October 2018
Join Licketyspit at Lauriston Castle for a family picnic lunch followed by their wonderful intergenerational drama-led play! Read more
The Spirit of Bad Company and Free

The Spirit of Bad Company and Free

13th October 2018
Five piece band Free Again perform their spectacular show, dedicated to two of musician Paul Rodgers’ seminal bands, Bad Company and Free, at the Howden Park Centre on 13th October. Read more
Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake

Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake

16th October 2018 - 20th October 2018
Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake returns with a fresh look for the 21st century! Catch it when the tour comes to the Festival Theatre in October! Read more
Voodoo Room: A Night of Hendrix, Clapton and Cream

Voodoo Room: A Night of Hendrix, Clapton and Cream

18th October 2018
Paying tribute to two of the greatest names in rock history, Jimi Hendrix and Cream, Voodoo Room are a stunning power-trio featuring some of the UK's finest musicians. Read more
Jim Davidson: On The Road Again

Jim Davidson: On The Road Again

20th October 2018
Jim Davidson takes to The Road Again with a brand-new show which promises to be the antidote to this ‘PC’ world we now live in. Read more
Some Guys Have All The Luck - The Rod Stewart Story

Some Guys Have All The Luck - The Rod Stewart Story

21st October 2018
Some Guys Have All The Luck celebrates the career of one of rocks greatest icons, Rod Stewart, and comes to Edinburgh Playhouse on 21st October. Read more
Fame

Fame

23rd October 2018 - 27th October 2018
Catch the definitive 30th anniversary tour of Fame, one of the best loved musicals across the world, when it comes to the King's Theatre in October! Read more
Saturday Night Fever

Saturday Night Fever

23rd October 2018 - 27th October 2018
Saturday Night Fever, one of the most loved dance stories of all time, returns to the stage in a spectacular new musical production! Catch it at the Edinburgh Playhouse this October! Read more
Edinburgh Ghost Stories

Edinburgh Ghost Stories

26th October 2018
Listen as Actor and writer Alex Staniforth unveils the phantoms of this ancient city at Lauriston Castle on 26th October. Read more
The Arrival

The Arrival

26th October 2018
The Arrival is a funny, wildly imaginative and welcoming show, inspired by the award-winning graphic novel by Shaun Tan, catch it at Howden Park Centre on 26th October! Read more
The Twilight Seance

The Twilight Seance

26th October 2018
Join paranormal illusionist Ash Pryce as he leads you into the netherworld at Lauriston Castle on 26th October. Read more
Out of the Leftfield

Out of the Leftfield

27th October 2018
Comedian Oliver Giggins presents this solo sketch show which has all evil creatures laughing maniacally out of context! Read more
The Haunted Hunt

The Haunted Hunt

27th October 2018 - 28th October 2018
Take part in a Hallowe’en Interactive Adventure at Lauriston Castle for ages 8+. Part of Edinburgh Horror Festival. Read more
Alison Krauss

Alison Krauss

30th October 2018
Catch American singer & musician Alison Krauss when she comes to Edinburgh Playhouse on Tuesday 30th October. Read more
Dracula

Dracula

30th October 2018 - 3rd November 2018
The World Première of a brand-new multi-sensory stage adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula comes to the King's Theatre and is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat! Read more
Stuff

Stuff

30th October 2018
Stuff is about the hoarding of memories, emotions and things, told with humour and tenderness this will resonate in its view of our attachment to things, and our need for attachment to each other. Read more
Robin Windsor: The All Fun Farewell Tour

Robin Windsor: The All Fun Farewell Tour

31st October 2018
One of BBC Strictly Come Dancing’s favourite professional dancers, Robin Windsor heads out on tour for the very last time and comes to the Howden Park Centre on 31st October! Read more
Edinburgh Magic Show

Edinburgh Magic Show

1st November 2018
The Edinburgh Magic Show storms into the city centre on the first Thursday of each month and you can catch it at Lulu, George Street. Read more
The Counterfeit Sixties

The Counterfeit Sixties

2nd November 2018
Re-live the sounds of the swinging sixties, as Britain’s No. 1 tribute show returns to the Howden Park Centre on 2nd November! Read more
The Dolls - Dragged Up

The Dolls - Dragged Up

2nd November 2018
The tan has barely faded from Agnes and Sadie's thick skin and they're in trouble again, and left lip-synching for their lives! Bring yer pals and join The Dolls in Edinburgh for Dragged Up! Read more
Jacksepticeye: How Did We Get Here?

Jacksepticeye: How Did We Get Here?

4th November 2018
Join us at the Playhouse as YouTube star Jacksepticeye tells stories of growing up and answers the question How Did We Get Here? Read more
New Purple Celebration

New Purple Celebration

4th November 2018
New Purple Celebration, a world class live celebration of the life, legacy and music of Prince, come to The Queen's Hall on Sunday 4th November. Read more
Joe Lycett: I’m About To Lose Control And I Think Joe Lycett

Joe Lycett: I’m About To Lose Control And I Think Joe Lycett

7th November 2018
Pop along and see Joe Lycett as he brings his brand new stand-up tour 'I’m About To Lose Control And I Think Joe Lycett' to Edinburgh Playhouse. Read more
Grayson Perry

Grayson Perry

8th November 2018 - 18th November 2018
Join us at the Usher Hall for an intelligent evening of laughs, discussion, insight and costume changes from the award winning Grayson Perry! Read more
A Reunion with Death

A Reunion with Death

9th November 2018 - 10th November 2018
Join us at Lauriston Castle for 'A Reunion with Death', the latest in Edinburgh Living History’s annual murder mysteries! Read more
The Proclaimers

The Proclaimers

9th November 2018 - 10th November 2018
The Proclaimers have announced they will be touring the UK & Ireland this year and will play Edinburgh Playhouse on 9th and 10th November! Read more
Noel Fitzpatrick is the Supervet

Noel Fitzpatrick is the Supervet

11th November 2018
The Supervet, Professor Noel Fitzpatrick, is delighted to be bringing his first ever live stage show Welcome to My World to Edinburgh Playhouse on November 11th. Read more
Dita Von Teese

Dita Von Teese

15th November 2018
International Queen of Burlesque, Dita Von Teese, brings her critically acclaimed show, “The Art of the Teese”, to Edinburgh Playhouse in November. Read more
La Clique Noël - Part Deux

La Clique Noël - Part Deux

16th November 2018 - 5th January 2019
Edinburgh West
La Clique Noël returns home to Edinburgh for Christmas with a new seasonal spectacular, La Clique Noël - Part Deux. Read more
Neil Oliver: The Story of the British Isles in 100 places

Neil Oliver: The Story of the British Isles in 100 places

16th November 2018
Join Neil Oliver for 'The Story of The British Isles in 100 places' at the Assembly Rooms and find out why we need to cherish and celebrate our wonderful countries! Read more
Opera Dinner in aid of Hospices of Hope

Opera Dinner in aid of Hospices of Hope

16th November 2018
Hospices of Hope is hosting a fundfraising Opera Dinner on 16th November with world renowned Classical Opera Tenor Neil Latchman accompanied by Ancuta Nite on piano. Read more
The King Is Back - Ben Portsmouth is Elvis

The King Is Back - Ben Portsmouth is Elvis

17th November 2018
With stunning costumes and superb musicianship don't miss one of the best Elvis tributes performing today! Read more
Edinburgh Gang Show

Edinburgh Gang Show

20th November 2018 - 24th November 2018
The Edinburgh Gang Show returns to the King’s Theatre in November for a night of music, comedy, drama and dance. Read more
Motown The Musical

Motown The Musical

20th November 2018 - 8th December 2018
The Scottish premiere of Motown The Musical hits Edinburgh Playhouse from 20 November until 8 December 2018. Read more
Staging Frankenstein: Nick Dear in conversation

Staging Frankenstein: Nick Dear in conversation

26th November 2018
Join us at the Surgeons' Hall Museums for conversation and questions chaired by playwright and scholar Dr Donna Soto-Morettini in conversation with playwright Nick Dear! Read more
Nativity! The Musical

Nativity! The Musical

28th November 2018 - 2nd December 2018
After an extended run in the West End, Nativity! The Musical is coming to Edinburgh's Festival Theatre. Read more
Wendy and Peter Pan

Wendy and Peter Pan

29th November 2018 - 5th January 2019
Full of fairy-dust, adventure and all your favourite characters this magical story is everything a Christmas treat should be. Read more
You Choose

You Choose

30th November 2018 - 5th January 2019
Edinburgh West
You Choose is a brand new interactive musical show for all the family, but in this show – YOU CHOOSE what happens! Read more
King’s Panto: Beauty and the Beast

King’s Panto: Beauty and the Beast

1st December 2018 - 20th January 2019
Edinburgh panto legends Allan Stewart, Andy Gray & Grant Stott return to the King's Theatre in Beauty and the Beast! Read more
Celebrating the Peace, Christmas 1918

Celebrating the Peace, Christmas 1918

2nd December 2018
It's Christmas 1918, join the family and staff of Lauriston as they reflect on what has been but look forward with some optimism to what is to come. Read more
Balerno Theatre Company Present: Robin Hood and Babes in the Wood

Balerno Theatre Company Present: Robin Hood and Babes in the Wood

5th December 2018 - 8th December 2018
Balerno Theatre Company Present an original pantomime chronicling the adventures of Robin Hood as he storms through the forest rescuing the two babes from the machinations of their evil uncle. Read more
Edinburgh Magic Show

Edinburgh Magic Show

6th December 2018
The Edinburgh Magic Show storms into the city centre on the first Thursday of each month and you can catch it at Lulu, George Street. Read more
A Christmas Cabaret

A Christmas Cabaret

8th December 2018
Join Bruce Devlin for a Christmas cracker of a cabaret show in a fast paced festive hour at The Stand Comedy Club! Read more
Adventures in Nightmareland

Adventures in Nightmareland

9th December 2018
Join magician Ash Pryce as he journeys to the Wonderland like Nightmareland with mind reading, side show stunts and creepy illusions. Read more
Kinky Boots

Kinky Boots

10th December 2018 - 5th January 2019
Don't miss the ultimate night out when the Kinky Boots tour comes to Edinburgh Playhouse in December 2018! Read more
A Christmas Cabaret

A Christmas Cabaret

15th December 2018
Join Bruce Devlin for a Christmas cracker of a cabaret show in a fast paced festive hour at The Stand Comedy Club! Read more
Magic Show: Christmas Tricks

Magic Show: Christmas Tricks

15th December 2018
Enjoy a sprinkling of actual magic in the run up to Christmas with our heart-warming comedy magic show. Read more
Chas and Dave - All Seasons Live 2018 - CANCELLED

Chas and Dave - All Seasons Live 2018 - CANCELLED

16th December 2018
***Please note this show has unfortunately been cancelled*** Read more
Funbox presents Once Upon a Christmas at The Brunton

Funbox presents Once Upon a Christmas at The Brunton

21st December 2018 - 24th December 2018
FUNBOX present their brand new seasonal spectacular – ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS as they return to The Brunton Theatre 21st December through to Christmas Eve! Read more
A Christmas Cabaret

A Christmas Cabaret

22nd December 2018
Join Bruce Devlin for a Christmas cracker of a cabaret show in a fast paced festive hour at The Stand Comedy Club! Read more
Magic Show: Christmas Tricks

Magic Show: Christmas Tricks

22nd December 2018
Enjoy a sprinkling of actual magic in the run up to Christmas at Lauriston Castle with a festive show will be sure to bring a smile to your face! Read more
A Christmas Cabaret

A Christmas Cabaret

29th December 2018
Join Bruce Devlin for a Christmas cracker of a cabaret show in a fast paced festive hour at The Stand Comedy Club! Read more
Les Misérables

Les Misérables

22nd January 2019 - 16th February 2019
After nearly a decade since the last sell-out UK tour, Les Misérables will play Edinburgh Festival Theatre in 2019. Read more
American Idiot

American Idiot

5th February 2019 - 9th February 2019
Green Day’s explosive rock musical American Idiot returns to the UK for a special 10th anniversary tour and comes to the Edinburgh Playhouse. Read more
Menopause: The Musical

Menopause: The Musical

10th February 2019
Menopause: The Musical, the hysterical show packed full of one-liners, is heading back to Edinburgh Playhouse. Read more
Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys

19th February 2019 - 2nd March 2019
The smash hit musical Jersey Boys, is returning to Edinburgh with a two week run at the Playhouse in 2019! Read more
Russian State Ballet of Siberia - Giselle

Russian State Ballet of Siberia - Giselle

7th March 2019
Don't miss the most poignant of all classical ballets when the Russian State Ballet of Siberia brings Giselle to Edinburgh Playhouse on 7th March! Read more
Russian State Ballet of Siberia - Swan Lake

Russian State Ballet of Siberia - Swan Lake

8th March 2019 - 9th March 2019
Swan Lake, the greatest romantic ballet of all time, is brought to Edinburgh Playhouse by the Russian State Ballet. Read more
Matilda The Musical

Matilda The Musical

2nd April 2019 - 27th April 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. Read more
Julian Clary - Born to Mince

Julian Clary - Born to Mince

10th April 2019
Julian Clary brings his outrageously camp new show 'Born to Mince' to The Queens Hall on 10th April 2019. Read more
Rock of Ages

Rock of Ages

30th April 2019 - 4th May 2019
We promise you a night of outrageous rock ‘n’ roll debauchery at the biggest party in town when the smash hit musical 'Rock of Ages' hits Edinburgh Playhouse! Read more
Seven Drunken Nights: The Story of the Dubliners

Seven Drunken Nights: The Story of the Dubliners

8th May 2019
Seven Drunken Nights – The Story of The Dubliners is a guaranteed evening of music, humor and ‘craic’ and comes to the Playhouse on 8th May. Read more
Strictly Come Dancing The Professionals

Strictly Come Dancing The Professionals

10th May 2019
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see Strictly Come Dancing – The Professionals at Edinburgh Playhouse in May 2019! Read more
Bill Bailey - Larks In Transit

Bill Bailey - Larks In Transit

31st May 2019
The hilarious Bill Bailey brings his new show, Larks In Transit, to Edinburgh Playhouse on Friday 31 May 2019. Read more
The Carpenters Story

The Carpenters Story

1st June 2019
Catch award-winning The Carpenters Story when it returns to the Edinburgh Playhouse on 1st June. Read more
That’ll Be the Day

That’ll Be the Day

2nd June 2019
The UK’s No.1 Rock & Roll variety production That’ll Be The Day returns to Edinburgh Playhouse with another brand new show. Read more
Club Tropicana

Club Tropicana

11th June 2019 - 15th June 2019
Your destination awaits! Book your first-class ticket today to see the feel-good musical of the year at Edinburgh Playhouse. Read more
The Rocky Horror Show

The Rocky Horror Show

28th October 2019 - 2nd November 2019
Richard O’Brien’s legendary rock 'n' roll musical is back to thrill you once again at the Edinburgh Playhouse. Read more

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