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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!

Doors Open Days - Edinburgh

Doors Open Days - Edinburgh

25th September 2021 - 26th September 2021

Scotland's annual Doors Open Days festival gives you free access to lots of fascinating buildings across Edinburgh! This year's event will be held on September 25th & 26th!

The Rum Festival Edinburgh

The Rum Festival Edinburgh

24th September 2021 - 25th September 2021

It's back! The UK's first travelling Rum Festival is back in Edinburgh for a fourth year! Catch it on the 24th & 25th of September!

A Play, A Pie and A Pint

A Play, A Pie and A Pint

21st September 2021 - 9th October 2021

A popular feature of the Traverse programme, A Play, A Pie and A Pint, Òran Mór returns with three plays. Ticket includes a pie and a drink.

Edinburgh Corn Exchange Car Boot Sale Market

Edinburgh Corn Exchange Car Boot Sale Market

10th April 2021 - 19th December 2021

Edinburgh Corn Exchange Car Boot Sale Market is open but with strict rules and guidelines. Come and join us for some bargains and for sellers to have a clearout!

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!

Steve Hackett Genesis Revisited

Steve Hackett Genesis Revisited

25th September 2021

Steve Hackett has announced that his 2020/21 World Tour will feature the whole of the 1977 Genesis live album Seconds Out in full, plus more! Catch him at Edinburgh Playhouse in September 2021!

Black Tongue

Black Tongue

25th September 2021

Black Tongue announce headline Scottish show. The English death metal band return to Scotland for a headline show in the capital at Opium on 25th September.

The Ultimate 90’s Rave

The Ultimate 90’s Rave

25th September 2021

Scotland’s biggest ever 90’s dance festival, The Ultimate 90’s Rave, is coming to The Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston on 25th September!

Dr Hook starring Dennis Locorriere

Dr Hook starring Dennis Locorriere

25th September 2021

Dr Hook will be on the road again in 2021 with a spectacular show that will cover their rich musical history, catch them at Edinburgh's Usher Hall on 25th September!

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!

Christmas at the Botanics

Christmas at the Botanics

25th November 2021 - 2nd January 2022

Explore the sights and sounds of Christmas in this magical after dark experience when it returns to the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh!
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Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

21st October 2021 - 27th November 2021

Disney proudly invites you to ‘Be Our Guest’ as the most enchanted musical of all time, Beauty and the Beast, comes to Edinburgh Playhouse in 2021!
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CHICAGO

CHICAGO

27th September 2021 - 2nd October 2021

CHICAGO returns to razzle dazzle theatres across the country in 2021, don't miss your chance to see it when it comes to the Edinburgh Playhouse in September and October!
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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!

Wild Hillfoots Storytelling Festival

Wild Hillfoots Storytelling Festival

21st Oct 2021 - 28th Oct 2021
Various Locations Edinburgh

Hillfoots Tales welcome a host of guest storytellers for a special week of events celebrating the stories and legends of our people and landscape including:
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Story Tours: Heart of Midlothian

Story Tours: Heart of Midlothian

21st Oct 2021 - 27th Oct 2021
Edinburgh Old Town

Join storyteller James Spence and National Library of Scotland curator Ralph McLean on a journey around the closes and wynds of Edinburgh’s Old Town.
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Rainbow Dolphin

Rainbow Dolphin

21st October 2021

Come along and join in this colourful, fun, magical, musical journey with fiddler Marie Fielding.
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Latest Edinburgh News

St James Quarter announces partnership with two Edinburgh charities

St James Quarter announces partnership with two Edinburgh charities

Today, 24th September, St James Quarter is proud to announce its partnership with two Edinburgh charities, Radio Forth’s Cash for Kids and Deaf Action.
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Edinburgh volunteer clocks up the miles on fundraising tour of iconic Scottish locations

Edinburgh volunteer clocks up the miles on fundraising tour of iconic Scottish locations

Rosemary Laird is in the midst of a personal grand tour of Scotland, with the aim of visiting 61 iconic Scottish landmarks and locations on an epic fundraiser for the National Trust for Scotland.
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Watch Scotland come to light with new film for Scotland Year of Coasts and Waters

Watch Scotland come to light with new film for Scotland Year of Coasts and Waters

Light Waves is a multilingual short film by Historic Environment Scotland which showcases Scotland’s coasts and waters and its links to Gaelic and Scots culture.
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Tea blending returns to Leith, Edinburgh as PekoeTea launches new Tea Studio

Tea blending returns to Leith, Edinburgh as PekoeTea launches new Tea Studio

Renowned Edinburgh tea blenders, PekoeTea will open a new Tea Studio this Friday, 24th September, which will provide a world-class venue for bespoke tea tasting and blending sessions.
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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!

Doors Open Days

Doors Open Days

1st Sep 2021 - 30th Sep 2021
Nationwide

Doors Open Days, Scotland's largest festival of places, history and culture, will return for its 32nd year in September!
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Take One Action Film Festival

Take One Action Film Festival

22nd Sep 2021 - 26th Sep 2021
Nationwide

The UK’s leading global change film festival, Take One Action, returns for its first ever hybrid edition, taking place in Edinburgh, Glasgow and online from 22nd - 26th September!
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Doors Open Days - Edinburgh

Doors Open Days - Edinburgh

25th Sep 2021 - 26th Sep 2021
Various Locations Edinburgh

Scotland's annual Doors Open Days festival gives you free access to lots of fascinating buildings across Edinburgh! This year's event will be held on September 25th & 26th!
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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!

Steve Hackett Genesis Revisited

Steve Hackett Genesis Revisited

25th September 2021

Steve Hackett has announced that his 2020/21 World Tour will feature the whole of the 1977 Genesis live album Seconds Out in full, plus more! Catch him at Edinburgh Playhouse in September 2021!
Read more

CHICAGO

CHICAGO

27th Sep 2021 - 2nd Oct 2021

CHICAGO returns to razzle dazzle theatres across the country in 2021, don't miss your chance to see it when it comes to the Edinburgh Playhouse in September and October!
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Groan Ups

Groan Ups

28th Sep 2021 - 2nd Oct 2021

Multi award-winning Mischief Theatre return to Edinburgh with their brand-new comedy all about growing up.
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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...

Family Event: Poetic Neon Signs

Family Event: Poetic Neon Signs

25th September 2021

Inspired by maritime themes in our Ian Hamilton Finlay exhibition, Create your own poetic neon sign using paint!
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Text Artworks

Text Artworks

25th September 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Create your own text artwork with artist Hannah Nugent, inspired by our ‘Marine: Ian Hamilton Finlay’ exhibition.
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Text Artworks

Text Artworks

25th September 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Create your own text artwork with artist Hannah Nugent, inspired by our ‘Marine: Ian Hamilton Finlay’ exhibition.
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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!

Steve Hackett Genesis Revisited

Steve Hackett Genesis Revisited

25th September 2021

Steve Hackett has announced that his 2020/21 World Tour will feature the whole of the 1977 Genesis live album Seconds Out in full, plus more! Catch him at Edinburgh Playhouse in September 2021!
Read more

Black Tongue

Black Tongue

25th September 2021

Black Tongue announce headline Scottish show. The English death metal band return to Scotland for a headline show in the capital at Opium on 25th September.
Read more

The Ultimate 90’s Rave

The Ultimate 90’s Rave

25th September 2021

Scotland’s biggest ever 90’s dance festival, The Ultimate 90’s Rave, is coming to The Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston on 25th September!
Read more

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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!

danceSing Edinburgh

danceSing Edinburgh

danceSing combines dancing and singing to provide a fun and highly accessible way of keeping fit and making new friends.

Barnton Park Lawn Tennis Club

Barnton Park Lawn Tennis Club

Barton Park Lawn Tennis Club is a fun, friendly and family-oriented tennis club with some of the best facilities in Edinburgh!

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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!

LOVE Gorgie Farm

LOVE Gorgie Farm

LOVE Gorgie Farm, on the site of the former Gorgie City Farm, is operated by education and social care charity LOVE Learning.

Edinburgh Horror Festival

Edinburgh Horror Festival

The Edinburgh Horror Festival, or EHF as all the cool kids call it, is a multi-art-form event and one of the most popular Hallowe'en events in Edinburgh.

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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.

Harvey Nichols, Forth Floor Brasserie

Harvey Nichols, Forth Floor Brasserie

The Brasserie is flexible, casual and welcoming, from a stylish breakfast through a full a-la-carte lunch to a serious supper.

Queen Charlotte Rooms

Queen Charlotte Rooms

A family run venue catering for weddings, birthdays, funerals or other special occasions.

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Popular Events

Doors Open Days - Edinburgh
Scotland's annual Doors Open Days festival gives you free access to lots of fascinating buildings across Edinburgh! This year's event will be held on September 25th & 26th!
The Rum Festival Edinburgh
It's back! The UK's first travelling Rum Festival is back in Edinburgh for a fourth year! Catch it on the 24th & 25th of September!
A Play, A Pie and A Pint
A popular feature of the Traverse programme, A Play, A Pie and A Pint, Òran Mór returns with three plays. Ticket includes a pie and a drink.
Edinburgh Corn Exchange Car Boot Sale Market
Edinburgh Corn Exchange Car Boot Sale Market is open but with strict rules and guidelines. Come and join us for some bargains and for sellers to have a clearout!
Fore Play Crazy Golf
Fore! The Fore Play Crazy Golf team have launched another cracking venue to eat, drink, play and up your selfie game in the heart of the Capital!

Popular Venues

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