What's On In Edinburgh Old Town

Keep up to date with what's going on in Edinburgh Old Town over the next month and click here to find out what's on in all of Edinburgh!

Mark Wallinger Mark

Mark Wallinger Mark

04 March 2017 - 04 June 2017
MARK WALLINGER MARK, the first exhibition in Scotland of work by Turner Prize-winning artist Mark Wallinger.
The Weaver’s Apprentice

The Weaver’s Apprentice

10 March 2017 - 01 June 2017
This exhibition tells the story of the Dovecot apprenticeship, featuring objects from the organisation’s archive.
The Tomb: Ancient Egyptian Burial

The Tomb: Ancient Egyptian Burial

31 March 2017 - 03 September 2017
The Tomb presents the story of one extraordinary tomb, built around 1290BC and reused for over 1000 years.
Magic Carpet Minis

Magic Carpet Minis

20 April 2017 - 15 June 2017
Take a trip on the Magic Carpet, especially for very little ones, at the National Museum of Scotland. Ages 0 - 2.
Ambit: Photographies from Scotland

Ambit: Photographies from Scotland

22 April 2017 - 09 July 2017
Ambit: Photographies from Scotland - An exhibition embracing some of the current tendencies and innovative talent.
Themed Tours at the National Museum of Scotland

Themed Tours at the National Museum of Scotland

01 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
Check out the themed tours at the National Museum of Scotland in May!
Whisky Month

Whisky Month

01 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
The Scotch Whisky Experience is celebrating May’s Whisky Month by raising a dram to the Art of Blending.
Glory on Earth

Glory on Earth

20 May 2017 - 10 June 2017
Glory on Earth is a play by Scottish playwright Linda McLean about Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots.
10th Edinburgh International Tango Festival

10th Edinburgh International Tango Festival

26 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
The 10th Edinburgh International Tango Festival is taking place on bank holiday weekend 26th-29th May.
Damien Dempsey / La Belle Angele, Edinburgh / 27.05.17

Damien Dempsey / La Belle Angele, Edinburgh / 27.05.17

27 May 2017
Synergy Concerts and One Inch Badge present: Damien Dempsey at La Belle Angèle on 27th May!
Edinburgh Farmers Market

Edinburgh Farmers Market

27 May 2017
Edinburgh Old Town
Experience Edinburgh’s original Farmers’ Market, The only market in Edinburgh where the farm really meets the city.
Grace & Legend EP Launch

Grace & Legend EP Launch

27 May 2017
Edinburgh hard rock band, Grace & Legend, launch their EP at Opium on 27th May.
Grassmarket Unplugged

Grassmarket Unplugged

27 May 2017
The Grassmarket stage will be coming out over summer to showcase the best local acoustic musicians.
Grassmarket Weekly Market

Grassmarket Weekly Market

27 May 2017
Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market.
Monkey Barrel Comedy’s Big Saturday Show

Monkey Barrel Comedy’s Big Saturday Show

27 May 2017
Every Saturday Monkey Barrel Comedy brings you a night of premier stand up comedy right in the heart of Edinburgh.
Western Weekend: Django Unchained

Western Weekend: Django Unchained

27 May 2017
A freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner in 'Django Unchained'.
Western Weekend: Unforgiven

Western Weekend: Unforgiven

27 May 2017
Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman and Morgan Freeman star in the 1993 Oscar winner 'Unforgiven'.
Celebration Service

Celebration Service

28 May 2017
CRC Edinburgh invite you join their young, dynamic service and experience church like you never done before.
Old Town Street Food Festival - Spring Edition

Old Town Street Food Festival - Spring Edition

28 May 2017
The biggest and best street food festival hits The Three Sisters again on 28th May!
Open Jam Night

Open Jam Night

28 May 2017
Check out a new monthly Open Jam night at Opium starting 28th May!
The Hiphop Rooftop Sessions

The Hiphop Rooftop Sessions

28 May 2017
SugarHill Edinburgh presents the The Hiphop Rooftop Sessions at SKYbar Edinburgh on 28th May!
Western Weekend: Cool Hand Luke

Western Weekend: Cool Hand Luke

28 May 2017
The 1987 film 'Cool Hand Luke' starring Paul Newman is part of Western Weekend.
Western Weekend: McCabe & Mrs Miller

Western Weekend: McCabe & Mrs Miller

28 May 2017
McCabe & Mrs Miller - A gambler and a prostitute become business partners in this 1971 film.
Aquarius

Aquarius

29 May 2017
A 65-year-old widow is the last resident of the Aquarius and vows to leave only on her death.
Peter Rabbit Tea Party

Peter Rabbit Tea Party

29 May 2017
The Teapot Trust are joining up with Peter Rabbit to host a family Tea Party on 29th May!
Exhibition Talk: Norman McBeath in conversation with Ben Harman

Exhibition Talk: Norman McBeath in conversation with Ben Harman

30 May 2017
Norman McBeath talks us through his photographic series 'Light Box' part of 'Ambit: Photographies from Scotland'.
Life Drawing Club: All The Young Nudes at Cabaret Voltaire

Life Drawing Club: All The Young Nudes at Cabaret Voltaire

30 May 2017
All The Young Nudes invite you to a weekly drawing session at Cabaret Voltaire accompanied by a great soundtrack.
MamaBabaMe (18mths - 3yrs)

MamaBabaMe (18mths - 3yrs)

30 May 2017 - 04 June 2017
Join us at the ringside of our mini arena to witness this exciting new dance, theatre and live music experience.
Night Light (3 - 6 yrs)

Night Light (3 - 6 yrs)

30 May 2017 - 04 June 2017
Audiences will be immersed in a magical universe surrounded by a beautifully designed structure.
Japes

Japes

31 May 2017
Fancy yourself a comedy connoisseur? Come check out ‘Japes’ at the Monkey Barrel every Wednesday.
Loco Kamanchi

Loco Kamanchi

31 May 2017
Loco Kamanchi at the Bongo Club every Wednesday bringing you the best in Bass over Rooms 1 & House & Techno in Room 2.
Magic Carpet

Magic Carpet

31 May 2017
Take a trip on the Magic Carpet to explore the fantastic things in the National Museum of Scotland. Ages 2 - 4.
No Diggity

No Diggity

31 May 2017
La Belle Angèle brings you a new monthly club night of 90s, R&B and Hip Hop.
Primo (2 - 5 yrs)

Primo (2 - 5 yrs)

31 May 2017 - 04 June 2017
This unusual and beautifully lit show is set in a purpose-built pool.
Speed Quizzing at Frankenstein

Speed Quizzing at Frankenstein

31 May 2017
Come along to Speed Quizzing, the brand-new way to pub quiz, every Wednesday at Frankenstein's!
BHF Fundraising Ceilidh

BHF Fundraising Ceilidh

02 June 2017
Edinburgh Old Town
Edinburgh University Cardiovascular Research Centre BHF Fundraising Group are holding a Ceilidh on 2nd June.
Junior Conservatoire Dance - Free Workshops for Ballet and Contemporary Dance

Junior Conservatoire Dance - Free Workshops for Ballet and Contemporary Dance

02 June 2017
The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is offering free dance taster workshops for young dancers aged 8-17.
Monkey Barrel Comedy’s Big Friday Show

Monkey Barrel Comedy’s Big Friday Show

02 June 2017
Monkey Barrel Comedy brings you a cracking Friday night of premier stand up comedy.
Charity Ceilidh

Charity Ceilidh

03 June 2017
Come along and support this Charity Ceilidh in aid of the Project Trust on 3rd June at Lauriston Hall.
Edinburgh Farmers Market

Edinburgh Farmers Market

03 June 2017
Edinburgh Old Town
Experience Edinburgh’s original Farmers’ Market, The only market in Edinburgh where the farm really meets the city.
Grassmarket Unplugged

Grassmarket Unplugged

03 June 2017
The Grassmarket stage will be coming out over summer to showcase the best local acoustic musicians.
Grassmarket Weekly Market

Grassmarket Weekly Market

03 June 2017
Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market.
Monkey Barrel Comedy’s Big Saturday Show

Monkey Barrel Comedy’s Big Saturday Show

03 June 2017
Every Saturday Monkey Barrel Comedy brings you a night of premier stand up comedy right in the heart of Edinburgh.
Salomon Sunset Series

Salomon Sunset Series

03 June 2017
The Sunset Series will head to the hills of Edinburgh to take on the iconic and historic Arthur’s Seat on 3rd June.
Carve Your Niche - Pub Craft Club

Carve Your Niche - Pub Craft Club

04 June 2017
Master all the skills you need to unleash your inner artist in this Carve Your Niche workshop with Pop Up Scotland.
Celebration Service

Celebration Service

04 June 2017
CRC Edinburgh invite you join their young, dynamic service and experience church like you never done before.
Edinburgh 2017 Subway Helping Hearts™ 5K run series

Edinburgh 2017 Subway Helping Hearts™ 5K run series

04 June 2017
The SUBWAY Helping Hearts™ Family 5K series is back for 2017! Join in the fun at Holyrood Park on 4th June.
Variety Nights

Variety Nights

04 June 2017
The 3rd Variety Night, to complement the Victorian splendour of The Lyceum, is taking place on 4th June.
Courage My Love plus AlteredSky & Start Static

Courage My Love plus AlteredSky & Start Static

05 June 2017
Canadian band Courage My Love are coming to Scotland! See them at The Mash House along with AlteredSky & Start Static.
Moonlight

Moonlight

05 June 2017
Enjoy watching Moonlight, the 2017 Oscar winner for best film, showing at Grassmarket Picture House.
Craft Your Secrets - Pub Craft Club

Craft Your Secrets - Pub Craft Club

06 June 2017
Pop Up Scotland - Learn how to employ simple collage art to create a stunningly personal art journal in this workshop.
Fringe Festival Schools Poster Competition Exhibition

Fringe Festival Schools Poster Competition Exhibition

06 June 2017 - 28 August 2017
The winning entries to the 2017 Fringe Schools Poster Competition are on display at Dynamic Earth.
Free Lunchtime Recital at St Giles’ Cathedral

Free Lunchtime Recital at St Giles’ Cathedral

07 June 2017
Two Presbyterian church choirs from the USA perform a selection of sacred works at St Giles' Cathedral on 7th June.
Japes

Japes

07 June 2017
Fancy yourself a comedy connoisseur? Come check out ‘Japes’ at the Monkey Barrel every Wednesday.
Loco Kamanchi

Loco Kamanchi

07 June 2017
Loco Kamanchi at the Bongo Club every Wednesday bringing you the best in Bass over Rooms 1 & House & Techno in Room 2.
Magic Carpet

Magic Carpet

07 June 2017
Take a trip on the Magic Carpet to explore the fantastic things in the National Museum of Scotland. Ages 2 - 4.
Speed Quizzing at Frankenstein

Speed Quizzing at Frankenstein

07 June 2017
Come along to Speed Quizzing, the brand-new way to pub quiz, every Wednesday at Frankenstein's!
Cycle 750 – Edinburgh to London, the Hard Way!

Cycle 750 – Edinburgh to London, the Hard Way!

09 June 2017
Come along and hear how Ken Reid, who is blind, rode from Edinburgh to London on a journey of over 750 miles.
Monkey Barrel Comedy’s Big Friday Show

Monkey Barrel Comedy’s Big Friday Show

09 June 2017
Monkey Barrel Comedy brings you a cracking Friday night of premier stand up comedy.
Bicycle Seismographs Workshop

Bicycle Seismographs Workshop

10 June 2017 - 11 June 2017
Edinburgh Old Town
Edinburgh Festival of Cycling: In this workshop you can try out data gathering with bicycle seismographs.
Bike Curious Family Workshop 2017

Bike Curious Family Workshop 2017

10 June 2017
Edinburgh Old Town
Come along and meet experienced cycling families to get the real low down on cycling with kids.
Donnie Willow plus Verse Metrics & House of Hatchets

Donnie Willow plus Verse Metrics & House of Hatchets

10 June 2017
Catch Donnie Willow with support from Verse Metrics & House of Hatchets at The Mash House on 10th June!
Edinburgh Farmers Market

Edinburgh Farmers Market

10 June 2017
Edinburgh Old Town
Experience Edinburgh’s original Farmers’ Market, The only market in Edinburgh where the farm really meets the city.
Grassmarket Unplugged

Grassmarket Unplugged

10 June 2017
The Grassmarket stage will be coming out over summer to showcase the best local acoustic musicians.
Grassmarket Weekly Market

Grassmarket Weekly Market

10 June 2017
Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market.
Help and Healing on the Spiritual Path through the teaching of Bruno Groening

Help and Healing on the Spiritual Path through the teaching of Bruno Groening

10 June 2017
A lecture about spiritual healing and help through the teaching of Bruno Groening is taking place at Central Library.
Monkey Barrel Comedy’s Big Saturday Show

Monkey Barrel Comedy’s Big Saturday Show

10 June 2017
Every Saturday Monkey Barrel Comedy brings you a night of premier stand up comedy right in the heart of Edinburgh.
The MoonWalk Scotland 2017

The MoonWalk Scotland 2017

10 June 2017
Sign up now with the whole family for The MoonWalk Scotland 2017 at Holyrood Park on 10th June!
The Phoenix Choir - Soul & Gospel Concert!

The Phoenix Choir - Soul & Gospel Concert!

10 June 2017
Edinburgh's up-beat, fast-paced choir are hitting up the Assembly Roxy for an epic night of glorious Soul & Gospel!
Celebration Service

Celebration Service

11 June 2017
CRC Edinburgh invite you join their young, dynamic service and experience church like you never done before.
Harlitones plus Betty & the Bass + The City Below

Harlitones plus Betty & the Bass + The City Below

11 June 2017
Harlitones plus Betty & the Bass + The City Below are the line-up at Sneaky Pete's on Sunday 11th June.
Snap Shots: Children’s Art Week Open Day

Snap Shots: Children’s Art Week Open Day

11 June 2017
Drop into Stills and we’ll introduce you to some creative and fun ways to play with photography.
Best of 2016 Edinburgh Short Film Festival

Best of 2016 Edinburgh Short Film Festival

12 June 2017
Best of 2016 Edinburgh Short Film Festival is on at Grassmarket picture house on 12th June.
The Freedom Machine: Women’s Early Uses of the Bicycle

The Freedom Machine: Women’s Early Uses of the Bicycle

12 June 2017
This talk discusses how the 'safety bicycle' introduced in 1884 provided women with freedom not experienced before.
Japes

Japes

14 June 2017
Fancy yourself a comedy connoisseur? Come check out ‘Japes’ at the Monkey Barrel every Wednesday.
Loco Kamanchi

Loco Kamanchi

14 June 2017
Loco Kamanchi at the Bongo Club every Wednesday bringing you the best in Bass over Rooms 1 & House & Techno in Room 2.
Magic Carpet

Magic Carpet

14 June 2017
Take a trip on the Magic Carpet to explore the fantastic things in the National Museum of Scotland. Ages 2 - 4.
Speed Quizzing at Frankenstein

Speed Quizzing at Frankenstein

14 June 2017
Come along to Speed Quizzing, the brand-new way to pub quiz, every Wednesday at Frankenstein's!
Colt 45 plus The Hostiles + Lion on Tiger

Colt 45 plus The Hostiles + Lion on Tiger

15 June 2017
COLT 45 are headed to Scotland and play Opium on 15th June with support from The Hostiles + Lion on Tiger.
Spokes Bike Breakfast 2017

Spokes Bike Breakfast 2017

15 June 2017
Edinburgh Old Town
The Spokes Bike Breakfast 2017 will once again serve free breakfasts to cyclists on 15th June from 7.45am-9.30am.
Junior Conservatoire Dance - Free Workshops for Ballet and Contemporary Dance

Junior Conservatoire Dance - Free Workshops for Ballet and Contemporary Dance

16 June 2017
The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is offering free dance taster workshops for young dancers aged 8-17.
Monkey Barrel Comedy’s Big Friday Show

Monkey Barrel Comedy’s Big Friday Show

16 June 2017
Monkey Barrel Comedy brings you a cracking Friday night of premier stand up comedy.
Calton Consort - Chansons des fleurs

Calton Consort - Chansons des fleurs

17 June 2017
Calton Consort are holding their summer concert, conducted by Elsie Orr, at Canongate Kirk on 17th June.
Edinburgh Farmers Market

Edinburgh Farmers Market

17 June 2017
Edinburgh Old Town
Experience Edinburgh’s original Farmers’ Market, The only market in Edinburgh where the farm really meets the city.
Free Circus Weekend in Edinburgh’s Old Town

Free Circus Weekend in Edinburgh’s Old Town

17 June 2017 - 18 June 2017
Roll up! Roll up! Enjoy the family friendly fun... The circus is coming to the Old Town!
Grassmarket Weekly Market

Grassmarket Weekly Market

17 June 2017
Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market.
Monkey Barrel Comedy’s Big Saturday Show

Monkey Barrel Comedy’s Big Saturday Show

17 June 2017
Every Saturday Monkey Barrel Comedy brings you a night of premier stand up comedy right in the heart of Edinburgh.
The Edinburgh Singers: Brahms - A German Requiem

The Edinburgh Singers: Brahms - A German Requiem

17 June 2017
The Edinburgh Singers' season finale is a performance of Brahms' magnificent Requiem at Greyfriars Kirk on 17th June.
Celebration Service

Celebration Service

18 June 2017
CRC Edinburgh invite you join their young, dynamic service and experience church like you never done before.
Pan’s Labyrinth

Pan’s Labyrinth

19 June 2017
Pan’s Labyrinth is a fantasy film even though it is set in the reality of war. At Grassmarket Picture House 19th June.
Japes

Japes

21 June 2017
Fancy yourself a comedy connoisseur? Come check out ‘Japes’ at the Monkey Barrel every Wednesday.
Loco Kamanchi

Loco Kamanchi

21 June 2017
Loco Kamanchi at the Bongo Club every Wednesday bringing you the best in Bass over Rooms 1 & House & Techno in Room 2.
Speed Quizzing at Frankenstein

Speed Quizzing at Frankenstein

21 June 2017
Come along to Speed Quizzing, the brand-new way to pub quiz, every Wednesday at Frankenstein's!
Royal Highland Show | Base Camp

Royal Highland Show | Base Camp

22 June 2017 - 25 June 2017
Join us for RHS weekend 22nd to 25th June at The Three Sisters and party!!!
Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites

Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites

23 June 2017 - 12 November 2017
This major new exhibition will tell the real story of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the rise and fall of the Jacobites.
Monkey Barrel Comedy’s Big Friday Show

Monkey Barrel Comedy’s Big Friday Show

23 June 2017
Monkey Barrel Comedy brings you a cracking Friday night of premier stand up comedy.
Edinburgh Farmers Market

Edinburgh Farmers Market

24 June 2017
Edinburgh Old Town
Experience Edinburgh’s original Farmers’ Market, The only market in Edinburgh where the farm really meets the city.
Grassmarket Unplugged

Grassmarket Unplugged

24 June 2017
The Grassmarket stage will be coming out over summer to showcase the best local acoustic musicians.
Grassmarket Weekly Market

Grassmarket Weekly Market

24 June 2017
Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market.
Magic Nostalgic

Magic Nostalgic

24 June 2017
The Electric Circus presents: Magic Nostalgic where a spin of the wheel determines the music played.
Men With Coconuts & Friends

Men With Coconuts & Friends

24 June 2017
The award-winning 'Men With Coconuts' are back at the Scottish Storytelling Centre with their monthly show.
Monkey Barrel Comedy’s Big Saturday Show

Monkey Barrel Comedy’s Big Saturday Show

24 June 2017
Every Saturday Monkey Barrel Comedy brings you a night of premier stand up comedy right in the heart of Edinburgh.
Celebration Service

Celebration Service

25 June 2017
CRC Edinburgh invite you join their young, dynamic service and experience church like you never done before.
Race For Life 5K, 10K & Family 5K Cancer Research UK at Holyrood Park

Race For Life 5K, 10K & Family 5K Cancer Research UK at Holyrood Park

25 June 2017
Sign up now for Cancer Research UK Race for Life 5K/10K/Family at Holyrood Park and help the fight to beat cancer
My Feral Heart + Q&A

My Feral Heart + Q&A

26 June 2017
Luke, an independent young man with Down's syndrome stumbles upon a wild and life changing friendship.
Chi in the Park

Chi in the Park

28 June 2017
Chi in the Park - Support Thistle Foundation's biggest ever fundraising event taking place on Wednesday 28th June!
Cowgate Cove | Miami Beach Pop Up

Cowgate Cove | Miami Beach Pop Up

28 June 2017 - 09 July 2017
This summer The Three Sisters will be transforming the courtyard space to a full on 80s Miami beach!
Japes

Japes

28 June 2017
Fancy yourself a comedy connoisseur? Come check out ‘Japes’ at the Monkey Barrel every Wednesday.
Loco Kamanchi

Loco Kamanchi

28 June 2017
Loco Kamanchi at the Bongo Club every Wednesday bringing you the best in Bass over Rooms 1 & House & Techno in Room 2.
Speed Quizzing at Frankenstein

Speed Quizzing at Frankenstein

28 June 2017
Come along to Speed Quizzing, the brand-new way to pub quiz, every Wednesday at Frankenstein's!
Accidental Anarchist + Q&A

Accidental Anarchist + Q&A

29 June 2017
Carne Ross was a government highflyer who became disillusioned after the Iraq war and started searching for answers.
Monkey Barrel Comedy’s Big Friday Show

Monkey Barrel Comedy’s Big Friday Show

30 June 2017
Monkey Barrel Comedy brings you a cracking Friday night of premier stand up comedy.
Rebus 30 Exhibition

Rebus 30 Exhibition

30 June 2017 - 02 July 2017
Edinburgh Old Town
An exhibition exploring the relationship between Ian Rankin and Rebus.