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Welcome to What's on Edinburgh, we pride ourselves on keeping you up to date on events in Edinburgh taking place throughout the year, from the latest theatre events and live music performances to local activities and fantastic attractions!

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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!

Laura Davis: Work In Progress

24th July 2024

Don't miss new material from nominee for Most Outstanding Show at MICF 2022 and 2023 and internationally acclaimed cult comedy favourite Laura Davis at Monkey Barrel on 24th July!

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Cool Creatures: Exploring Eyesight

25th July 2024

Join Surgeons’ Hall Museums and Cool Creatures for this animal handling workshop exploring how different animals see and why! Suitable for children aged 7yrs-16yrs.

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Love (Ft. Johnny Echols)

25th July 2024

LOVE with Johnny Echols sees Arthur Lee’s longest serving band return to the UK in 2024 with a date at The Caves Edinburgh on 25th July!

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Rosa Good - Don’t Disturb the Birds EP Launch

25th July 2024

To celebrate the release of her first solo EP - Don’t Disturb the Birds - Rosa Good will be doing a tour around Scotland with a date at The Wee Red Bar on 25th July!

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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!

King Kurt

26th October 2024

Legendary psychobilly King Kurt are heading to The Hive Edinburgh on 26th October with their special kind of madness!

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Here You Come Again - The New Dolly Parton Musical

23rd July 2024 - 27th July 2024

The new official Dolly Parton musical, Here You Come Again, arrives in Edinburgh in July, featuring all of her greatest hits, don't miss this rollicking and joyous new show!

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Tide Lines

21st November 2024

Glasgow-based folk pop quartet Tide Lines are thrilled to announce their Homeward Bound Tour, their biggest Scottish headline tour to date, will stop at Edinburgh's Usher Hall on November 21st!

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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!

Midnight Cowboy Radio

12th August 2024 - 17th August 2024

Midnight Cowboy Radio, a late night talk show and political satire by Ally Ibach, comes to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe!

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Coburg House Open Studios

2nd August 2024 - 4th August 2024

Venture inside Coburg House from 2nd to 4th August and take a peek into our working studios and see what we’ve been creating!

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An Audience with Karen Dunbar

22nd November 2024

Spend an unforgettable evening in Karen Dunbar's company at Portobello Town Hall as she share stories, jokes and insights from her incredible career!

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Latest Edinburgh News

Keep up to date with what's going on in Edinburgh with our local news updates!

Music fans have a lot to look forward to at Vue in Scotland this summer

Music fans have a lot to look forward to at Vue in Scotland this summer

Music lovers have a lot to celebrate this summer at Vue, with three exciting titles hitting the big screen – including BLACKPINK’s latest concert film.

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Break into the Olympic Spirit at St James Quarter

Break into the Olympic Spirit at St James Quarter

As Scotland's official Team GB Fanzone, St James Quarter is hosting a Festival of Sport to celebrate the 2024 Olympics.

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Johnnie Walker unveils its First AI Powered Whisky Bottle Personalisation Experience

Johnnie Walker unveils its First AI Powered Whisky Bottle Personalisation Experience

Johnnie Walker Princes Street will offer guests the chance to co-create their own one-of-a kind Johnnie Walker Blue Label bottle with Scottish Artist Scott Naismith.

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James Wood crowned Scottish Boys Amateur champion

James Wood crowned Scottish Boys Amateur champion

Bathgate ace James Wood ends five-day event with 2&1 triumph over Jack McDonald at Scotscraig Golf Club

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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!

TravFest 2024

25th Jul 2024 - 25th Aug 2024
Edinburgh West

TravFest 2024 sees the iconic festival and fringe venue showcase an incredible programme of brilliant and bold theatre.

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Moonwake Lunarpalooza Festival

26th Jul 2024 - 28th Jul 2024
Leith

Moonwake's Lunarpalooza is back for 2024 and it's bigger and better. Join us on the Leith Shore from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th July!

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe

2nd Aug 2024 - 26th Aug 2024
Various Locations Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Fringe returns from 2nd to 26th August 2024 with artists and performers taking to hundreds of stages all over the city to present shows for every taste.

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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!

So Young

25th Jul 2024 - 25th Aug 2024

Both touching and funny, So Young is a story about coming back together after time apart.

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Moliere’s Garden Party

26th July 2024

Don't miss this hilarious adaptation of well-known Moliere's comedy The Bourgeois Gentleman at South Leith Church Halls on 26th July!

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CATS - The Beyond Broadway Experience

26th Jul 2024 - 27th Jul 2024

Join the Beyond Broadway Experience's 200-strong cast as they present Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical, CATS.

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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...

Teddy Bears Picnic

24th July 2024

Join us in the customer restaurant as we Celebrate National Picnic month with a very special visit from Bjorn the Bear!

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Midweek makes: Collage crowns

24th July 2024

Join us in the Family Room at The Palace of Holyroodhouse to discover the stories behind some special crowns. Get creative by decorating your own crown to wear as you visit the rest of the Palace.

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Cool Creatures: Exploring Eyesight

25th July 2024

Join Surgeons’ Hall Museums and Cool Creatures for this animal handling workshop exploring how different animals see and why! Suitable for children aged 7yrs-16yrs.

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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!

Open Mic Night

24th July 2024

Join host Michael Dodds every Wednesday at The Three Sisters for an evening of music, singing, poetry, comedy and much more!

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Love (Ft. Johnny Echols)

25th July 2024

LOVE with Johnny Echols sees Arthur Lee’s longest serving band return to the UK in 2024 with a date at The Caves Edinburgh on 25th July!

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Rosa Good - Don’t Disturb the Birds EP Launch

25th July 2024

To celebrate the release of her first solo EP - Don’t Disturb the Birds - Rosa Good will be doing a tour around Scotland with a date at The Wee Red Bar on 25th July!

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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!

We Make Edinburgh

We are We Make Edinburgh! We have been running creative workshops at our studio in Abbeyhill, Edinburgh since 2019.

Deer Park Golf and Country Club

Deer Park is an established 18 hole Championship Course, it also hosts a premier wedding venue, a range of fantastic restaurants, tenpin bowling, excellent gym facilities and a relaxing spa.

Ninians Nippers

Ninian’s Nippers is a volunteer run playgroup for Mums, Dads and other carers with babies, toddlers and pre-school children in St Ninian's Episcopal Church, Comely Bank.

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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!

Ryze Edinburgh

Enjoy bouncing on a sea of trampolines, jump into foam pits, diving onto stuntman airbags, swinging on a trapeze, tackling a ninja warrior course and so much more at Ryze Edinburgh!

The Scotsman Picturehouse

A luxury take on a big screen experience with just 48 seats, this truly remarkable place can be found tucked away deep beneath Edinburgh's famous Scotsman Hotel.

NT Art Month

NT Art Month is a month-long celebration of the incredible arts quarter in Edinburgh's New Town.

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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.

Why Not Nightclub

Why Not Nightclub has quickly reinstated its reputation as Edinburgh’s premier night spot and has proven itself to be the most popular night club destination in Edinburgh.

Leith Arches

Welcome to Leith Arches - your community hub for events, parties, food and drink!

The Bridge Inn at Ratho

An informal stylish Inn open all year for relaxing overnight stays and delicious food and drink.

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Popular Events

The Whale
Families are invited along to Fort Kinnaird for an ocean adventure with their free interactive storytelling event inside a giant immersive whale on Thursday 25th July!
Gosford House Open Days
This is a rare opportunity to see inside Gosford House, find out about its history, architecture, incredible art collection and the family who commissioned and still use it to this day!
Hypnotist Matt Hale: Top Tun! 80s Spectacular - Remix
The unmissable sell-out smash-hit comedy hypnosis show with 80s party vibes returns! Remixed for 2024!
King Kurt
Legendary psychobilly King Kurt are heading to The Hive Edinburgh on 26th October with their special kind of madness!
Here You Come Again - The New Dolly Parton Musical
The new official Dolly Parton musical, Here You Come Again, arrives in Edinburgh in July, featuring all of her greatest hits, don't miss this rollicking and joyous new show!

Popular Listings

Corn Exchange Haddington Edinburgh Playhouse Festival Theatre Edinburgh Howden Park Centre Livingston Kings Theatre Edinburgh National Museum of Scotland O2 Academy Edinburgh The Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh Traverse Theatre Usher Hall