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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!

Van Gogh Alive

Van Gogh Alive

17th March 2022 - 17th July 2022

Van Gogh Alive, the most visited immersive, multi-sensory experience in the world, makes its hotly anticipated debut in Edinburgh in 2022 for an exclusive four month run!

The Secret Domes at Cask Smugglers

The Secret Domes at Cask Smugglers

20th November 2021 - 31st December 2022

Cask Smugglers are thrilled to present our brand new Secret Domes, which boast some of the best views in Edinburgh from a spectacular vantage point on the rooftop of Waverley station.

Over The Bridge Festival

Over The Bridge Festival

29th July 2022 - 31st July 2022

Over The Bridge Festival comes to Edinburgh in July with some of the biggest UK music names set to make an appearance!

Sunshine On Leith

Sunshine On Leith

7th June 2022 - 18th June 2022

Don't miss this fresh new production of Sunshine On Leith, an audience favourite which is sure to delight yet again!

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!

Judi Love, Work In Progress - CANCELLED

Judi Love, Work In Progress - CANCELLED

16th May 2022 - 17th May 2022

Judi Love is in Edinburgh with her new WIP at Monkey Barrel Comedy on Monday 16th May and Tuesday 17th May.

FULL MOON with Transmission Meditation 2022

FULL MOON with Transmission Meditation 2022

16th May 2022

Join Share International Scotland for a powerful group meditation and work of planetary service at the time of the full moon each month!

Marina

Marina

17th May 2022

Catch Marina at Edinburgh Corn Exchange on 17th May as part of her Ancient Dreams in a Modern Land Tour!

Tarot + Cautionary Tales

Tarot + Cautionary Tales

17th May 2022

The twisted minds of Gein's Family Giftshop and sweaty bodies of Goose combine to bring you something brand new: Tarot + Cautionary Tales!

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!

Van Gogh Alive

Van Gogh Alive

17th March 2022 - 17th July 2022

Van Gogh Alive, the most visited immersive, multi-sensory experience in the world, makes its hotly anticipated debut in Edinburgh in 2022 for an exclusive four month run!
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Sunshine On Leith

Sunshine On Leith

7th June 2022 - 18th June 2022

Don't miss this fresh new production of Sunshine On Leith, an audience favourite which is sure to delight yet again!
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Over The Bridge Festival

Over The Bridge Festival

29th July 2022 - 31st July 2022
Stockbridge and Canonmills

Over The Bridge Festival comes to Edinburgh in July with some of the biggest UK music names set to make an appearance!
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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!

Bend it like Bertie

Bend it like Bertie

3rd June 2022

Follow the antics of Denise and Danny in the comedy play, 'Bend it like Bertie' at The Howden Park Centre on 3rd June!
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Circus Vegas: Livingston

Circus Vegas: Livingston

5th Jul 2022 - 7th Jul 2022

Circus Vegas, a new death-defying circus, is touring the UK in 2022 and comes to Howden Park Centre, Livingston from 5th to 7th July!
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Becki Rutherford / Pete Wall / Just.Pip

Becki Rutherford / Pete Wall / Just.Pip

26th May 2022

Singer-songwriter Becki Rutherford is bringing her stripped back groovy pop sound to the Wee Red Bar on 26th May. Support comes from indie-pop artists Pete Wall and Just.
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Latest Edinburgh News

Can you help people living with chest, heart & stroke conditions across Scotland

Can you help people living with chest, heart & stroke conditions across Scotland

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland is calling for people in the local community to become Collection Can Volunteers to help raise vital funds.
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It is Glasgow vs Edinburgh in a game of chess

It is Glasgow vs Edinburgh in a game of chess

Two former Glasgow university students throw down the gauntlet for a chess match to celebrate the launch of their latest 3D chess set which celebrates the beauty of Edinburgh.
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All Aboard for Bookbug Week 2022!

All Aboard for Bookbug Week 2022!

Scottish Book Trust, the national charity changing lives through reading and writing, will host Bookbug Week from Monday 16 May – Sunday 22 May.
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Full casting announced for Girl From The North Country at Edinburgh Playhouse

Full casting announced for Girl From The North Country at Edinburgh Playhouse

Full casting is today announced for the award-winning production of Girl From The North Country. The production embarks on its first UK tour visiting Edinburgh Playhouse this October.
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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!

Scotlands Gardens Scheme

Scotlands Gardens Scheme

1st Mar 2022 - 31st Dec 2022
Nationwide

Explore large and small gardens of horticultural interest throughout Scotland thanks to Scotland's Gardens Scheme!
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The Great Eastern

The Great Eastern

21st May 2022 - 21st May 2022
Various Locations Edinburgh

After an incredible debut in 2021, The Great Eastern returns on Saturday 21st May 2022 with an all-day music festival taking place across multiple Edinburgh venues!
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Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Edinburgh Marathon Festival

28th May 2022 - 29th May 2022
Various Locations Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Marathon Festival weekend will take place on 28th and 29th May 2022 and promises to be the best one yet!
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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!

Hay Fever

Hay Fever

18th May 2022 - 21st May 2022

The Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group are delighted to bring Noel Coward's classic comedy 'Hay Fever' to Assembly Roxy from 18th to 21st May!
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Animals and Friends Farewell Tour

Animals and Friends Farewell Tour

19th May 2022

Don't miss a night of nostalgia when the Animals bring their farewell tour to the Brunton Theatre Musselburgh on Thursday 19th May!
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Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

19th May 2022 - 20th May 2022

With their signature physicality, Company of Wolves breathe new life into Shakespeare’s masterpiece 'Julius Caesar' at Summerhall on 19th & 20th May!
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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...

Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

17th May 2022

Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
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200th Anniversary Flotilla

200th Anniversary Flotilla

20th May 2022 - 22nd May 2022
Various Locations Edinburgh

Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the opening of the Union Canal, a major flotilla is being organised to take place on 20th - 22nd May, encompassing the complete 31.5 miles of the canal.
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Headlock Vintage Clothing Sale

Headlock Vintage Clothing Sale

21st May 2022

Headlock Vintage is holding a vintage clothing sale at St Columba's by the Castle on Saturday 21st May.
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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!

Marina

Marina

17th May 2022

Catch Marina at Edinburgh Corn Exchange on 17th May as part of her Ancient Dreams in a Modern Land Tour!
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Lunar Vacation

Lunar Vacation

17th May 2022

Atalanta 'pool rock' quartet Lunar Vacation comes to Sneaky Pete's Edinburgh on Tuesday 17th May!
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Free Live Music at Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh

Free Live Music at Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh

17th May 2022

Experience live music on Tuesday nights at Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh with acoustic sets from visiting artists!
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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!

SuperNetters

SuperNetters

SuperNetters provides fun and energetic netball coaching sessions tailored for young girls.

Dance For All

Dance For All

Welcome to Dance For All, your hub of expertise!Scotland's leading vocational dance college. Accredited performance & teacher training.Looking for expert...

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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!

The Real Mary Kings Close

The Real Mary Kings Close

Edinburgh's deepest secret, the Real Mary King’s Close is buried deep beneath the Royal Mile... a warren of hidden streets that has remained frozen in time since the 17th Century!

The Royal Yacht Britannia

The Royal Yacht Britannia

Rated Scotland’s Best Visitor Attraction for 12 years by national tourism agency VisitScotland, Britannia was home to Her Majesty The Queen and 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.

Tipsy Midgie

Tipsy Midgie

Whisky and Gin Drinkery

The Strawberry Barn

The Strawberry Barn

The Stawberry Barn is a unique Venue, Café, Farm Shop and Fruit Farm located in the Heart of East Lothian.

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Popular Events

Van Gogh Alive
Van Gogh Alive, the most visited immersive, multi-sensory experience in the world, makes its hotly anticipated debut in Edinburgh in 2022 for an exclusive four month run!
The Secret Domes at Cask Smugglers
Cask Smugglers are thrilled to present our brand new Secret Domes, which boast some of the best views in Edinburgh from a spectacular vantage point on the rooftop of Waverley station.
Over The Bridge Festival
Over The Bridge Festival comes to Edinburgh in July with some of the biggest UK music names set to make an appearance!
Sunshine On Leith
Don't miss this fresh new production of Sunshine On Leith, an audience favourite which is sure to delight yet again!
Edinburgh Car Boot Sale Market
Come and join us at Edinburgh Car Boot Sale Market for some bargains and for sellers to have a clearout!

Popular Venues

Edinburgh Playhouse Festival Theatre Edinburgh Kings Theatre Edinburgh National Museum of Scotland O2 Academy Edinburgh Traverse Theatre Usher Hall