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What's on in Edinburgh

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!

Popular events in Edinburgh

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

HSS Edinburgh Shakha - Vichaar Manthan - Amish Tripathi

HSS Edinburgh Shakha - Vichaar Manthan - Amish Tripathi

23rd January 2021

Vichaar Manthan is delighted to invite author Amish Tripathi back to our platform on Saturday 23rd January!

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

6th February 2021 - 28th March 2021

Join Surgeons Hall Museums on their 5* weekend walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment!

The Big Escape Edinburgh

The Big Escape Edinburgh

18th September 2020 - 31st December 2021

The Big Escape is a brand new interactive outdoor experience, played on your smartphone, which will turn Edinburgh City Centre into a giant escape game!

The Art of Dying and the History of Chloroform

The Art of Dying and the History of Chloroform

3rd February 2021

Join authors Ambrose Parry (Dr Marisa Haetzman & Chris Brookmyre) to discuss their new historical novel of medicine & murder, The Art of Dying.

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!

Leith Market

Leith Market

16th January 2021
Leith

Come and meet our small independent traders at this bustling weekly farmers market right beside the Water of Leith.

Stockbridge Market

Stockbridge Market

17th January 2021
Edinburgh New Town

A foodie heaven, creative crafts, original artwork, superb street food. Eat, meet, greet or treat - there is something for everyone!

‘Green’ Monday Live

‘Green’ Monday Live

18th January 2021
Online Event

On 18th January, TCV Scotland are turning 'Blue Monday' into Green with a day of live, free nature and wellbeing sessions!

Virtual Festival of Connection

Virtual Festival of Connection

18th January 2021
Online Event

A free virtual Festival of Connection will take place on January 18th offering a jam-packed programme of free online events, with something for everyone!

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!

Some Guys Have All The Luck - The Rod Stewart Story

Some Guys Have All The Luck - The Rod Stewart Story

2nd July 2021

Some Guys Have All the Luck, celebrating the career of rock icon Rod Stewart, returns to the Edinburgh Playhouse on Friday 2nd July!
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The Royal Highland Show

The Royal Highland Show

17th June 2021 - 20th June 2021

One of Scotland's most iconic events, The Royal Highland Show, returns to the Royal Highland Centre between the 17th and 20th June 2021!
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Tim Peake: My Journey to Space

Tim Peake: My Journey to Space

11th November 2021

Fasten your seatbelts and get ready for an awe-inspiring ride when Tim Peake shares his experience of life in space when he brings his UK tour to the Usher Hall Edinburgh on 11th November 2021!
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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!

Walt Disco

Walt Disco

20th October 2021

Walt Disco bring their Young, Hard and Handsome tour to The Caves on Wednesday 20th October!
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HSS Edinburgh Shakha - Vichaar Manthan - Amish Tripathi

HSS Edinburgh Shakha - Vichaar Manthan - Amish Tripathi

23rd January 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Vichaar Manthan is delighted to invite author Amish Tripathi back to our platform on Saturday 23rd January!
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Jonathan Pie: Fake News (Corona Mix)

Jonathan Pie: Fake News (Corona Mix)

10th September 2021

Jonathan Pie's critically acclaimed sell out show FAKE NEWS finally returns, updated and remixed for a post-Corona world, catch him at The Queen's Hall Edinburgh!
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Latest Edinburgh News

The Scottish Caravan, Motorhome & Holiday Home Show goes online

The Scottish Caravan, Motorhome & Holiday Home Show goes online

Scotland's biggest staycation event, The Scottish Caravan, Motorhome & Holiday Home Show, is going online for 2021 in a free virtual event!
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The World Tunes in to Celtic Connections 2021!

The World Tunes in to Celtic Connections 2021!

With over 10,000 festival passes already sold, 44 countries from around the world will be tuning in to tonight's Celtic Connections Opening Concert!
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Wedgwood the Restaurant has created a five course lockdown feast to celebrate Burns Night

Wedgwood the Restaurant has created a five course lockdown feast to celebrate Burns Night

Edinburgh’s award-winning Wedgwood the Restaurant is the first restaurant in the UK to launch a ‘Burns Box’, available nationwide, to celebrate Burns Night (25th January) in lockdown.
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Charity single released to help give young performers opportunities

Charity single released to help give young performers opportunities

Glasgow Philharmonia are well known for their big performances up and down the country... but for the first time ever, they have released a charity single!
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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!

Teeny Tiny Toddler Fest 2021 - POSTPONED

Teeny Tiny Toddler Fest 2021 - POSTPONED

18th Jan 2021 - 29th Jan 2021
Edinburgh Old Town

The wait is over – Teeny Tiny Toddler Fest returns to Camera Obscura in January, with activities aimed at under 5s, so come and join the fun!!
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Manipulate Festival

Manipulate Festival

21st Jan 2021 - 21st Feb 2021
Edinburgh West

Manipulate, produced by Puppet Animation Scotland is Scotland's Festival of visual theatre, puppetry and animation.
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Burns&Beyond

Burns&Beyond

23rd Jan 2021 - 25th Jan 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Burns&Beyond with Johnnie Walker returns in January 2021, celebrating the life and legacy of Robert Burns through traditional and contemporary art and culture from across Scotland and Beyond!
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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!

Manipulate Festival - Tank

Manipulate Festival - Tank

29th January 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Tank is a one-woman show combining live performance, UV light, and digital animation. It is part of SNAPSHOTS, a strand of programming at MANIPULATE.
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Manipulate Festival - The Yellow Canary

Manipulate Festival - The Yellow Canary

29th January 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

The Yellow Canary is both an epic true story and a leap into the imagination of a young child desperate to escape the horrors of war, exploring love, loss and what it means to flee your home.
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Manipulate Festival - Unboxed

Manipulate Festival - Unboxed

29th January 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Unboxed is a funny, sensitive and scary fantasy about a lonely man trying to get in touch with himself and the world.
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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...

Edinburgh Valmiki Balagokulam Shaka

Edinburgh Valmiki Balagokulam Shaka

16th January 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Namaste All....! Join us online for the Edinburgh Valmiki Balagokulam Shaka each Saturday!
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Edinburgh Valmiki Balagokulam Shaka

Edinburgh Valmiki Balagokulam Shaka

23rd January 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Namaste All....! Join us online for the Edinburgh Valmiki Balagokulam Shaka each Saturday!
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Manipulate Festival - The Yellow Canary

Manipulate Festival - The Yellow Canary

29th January 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

The Yellow Canary is both an epic true story and a leap into the imagination of a young child desperate to escape the horrors of war, exploring love, loss and what it means to flee your home.
Read more

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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!

British Sea Power

British Sea Power

16th February 2021

Berkshire six-piece indie-rock band British Sea Power play The Liquid Room, Edinburgh in February!
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Goan Dogs

Goan Dogs

21st February 2021

Catch Goan Dogs when they stop off at Sneaky Pete's on Sunday 21st February as part of a UK tour!
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The Mysterines

The Mysterines

24th February 2021

Liverpool group The Mysterines are on tour in 2021 and come to The Mash House on Wednesday 24th February!
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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!

Dance Classes with Alex el Gato

Dance Classes with Alex el Gato

Drop-in Salsa Classes with Alex el Gato every Tuesday and Thursday at El Paso Tapsa Bar.

Scrapheap Golf

Scrapheap Golf

Scrapheap Golf is Edinburgh’s newest unique indoor crazy golf experience. Not one but two courses right in the heart of Edinburgh’s old town.

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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!

Edinburgh Music Tours

Edinburgh Music Tours

These entertaining and informative guided walking tours tell the story of the musicians who have stayed, played and made music in Edinburgh.

Department of Magic

Department of Magic

Welcome to the Department of Magic - Edinburgh's magic themed Escape Rooms! Don your robe, grab a wand and help the Department defeat the Dark Lord.

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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.

Gusto Edinburgh

Gusto Edinburgh

Gusto is a contemporary Italian restaurant and cocktail bar situated in Edinburgh's New Town.

Quay Commons

Quay Commons

Quay Commons is casual and modern gathering space, bakery and licensed cafe, set in a former bonded warehouse in Leith

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Popular Events

HSS Edinburgh Shakha - Vichaar Manthan - Amish Tripathi
Vichaar Manthan is delighted to invite author Amish Tripathi back to our platform on Saturday 23rd January!
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History
Join Surgeons Hall Museums on their 5* weekend walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment!
The Big Escape Edinburgh
The Big Escape is a brand new interactive outdoor experience, played on your smartphone, which will turn Edinburgh City Centre into a giant escape game!
The Art of Dying and the History of Chloroform
Join authors Ambrose Parry (Dr Marisa Haetzman & Chris Brookmyre) to discuss their new historical novel of medicine & murder, The Art of Dying.
Lockdown Virtual Tour and Tasting
Come and join us at Stirling Distillery as our team take you on a virtual tour and tasting from the comfort of your own home!

Popular Venues

Edinburgh Playhouse Festival Theatre Edinburgh Kings Theatre Edinburgh National Museum of Scotland Traverse Theatre