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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!

At The Drive In: Edinburgh

At The Drive In: Edinburgh

12th August 2020 - 16th August 2020

@TheDriveIn is a fully loaded drive in cinema experience that is bringing a whole host of drive in activities to Edinburgh in August!

EIFF and  Unique Events present: Drive In Movies

EIFF and Unique Events present: Drive In Movies

7th August 2020 - 30th August 2020

Edinburgh International Film Festival and Unique Events have teamed up with Edinburgh Airport to produce a new monthly event for cinema fans throughout the rest of 2020!

William Shatner and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

William Shatner and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

28th March 2021

Set your phasers to fun! Prepare to be beamed up for an unforgettable night with the original ‘Captain James T. Kirk’, award-winning actor William Shatner.

Edinburgh International Festival: My Light Shines On Series

Edinburgh International Festival: My Light Shines On Series

8th August 2020 - 28th August 2020

The lights of the Festival City burn bright in a spectacular celebration of artists, audiences and Edinburgh’s enduring spirit.

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!

The LGBTI+ Elders Social Dance Club Online

The LGBTI+ Elders Social Dance Club Online

9th August 2020
Online Event

The LGBTI+ Elders Social Dance Club is a fabulous, free, online social event for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse, and intersex elders and allies!

EIFF and  Unique Events present: Drive In Movies

EIFF and Unique Events present: Drive In Movies

9th August 2020
Edinburgh West

Edinburgh International Film Festival and Unique Events have teamed up with Edinburgh Airport to produce a new monthly event for cinema fans throughout the rest of 2020!

Neighbourhood

Neighbourhood

9th August 2020

Neighbourhood is an open-air rooftop marketplace for authentic street food & drink held Wednesday to Sunday on Waverley Mall rooftop!

Stockbridge Market

Stockbridge Market

9th August 2020
Edinburgh New Town

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

At The Drive In: Edinburgh

At The Drive In: Edinburgh

12th August 2020 - 16th August 2020

@TheDriveIn is a fully loaded drive in cinema experience that is bringing a whole host of drive in activities to Edinburgh in August!
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The Luna Cinema

The Luna Cinema

28th August 2020 - 30th August 2020

Enjoy open air cinema at the Botanics as the Luna Cinema presents three nights of classic films under the stars in August!
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The Parking Lot Social: Edinburgh

The Parking Lot Social: Edinburgh

12th August 2020 - 23rd August 2020

The Parking Lot Social, Scotland's biggest ever drive-in tour, is coming to Dalkeith Country Park this summer!
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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!

Edinburgh Art Festival

Edinburgh Art Festival

30th Jul 2020 - 30th Aug 2020
Various Locations Edinburgh

Due to COVID-19, Edinburgh Art Festival launch a series of artist responses to mark the intended dates of their 2020 edition.
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

7th Aug 2020 - 31st Aug 2020
Various Locations Edinburgh

The Fringe can't go ahead as planned this summer but get ready for a reimagined 2020 Fringe!
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Edinburgh International Festival

Edinburgh International Festival

8th Aug 2020 - 28th Aug 2020
Various Locations Edinburgh

Edinburgh International Festival has a series of new recorded activity, which will be viewable throughout August on our YouTube channel.
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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!

Army@TheFringe
Army@TheFringe
10th Aug 2020 - 20th Aug 2020
Online Event Edinburgh
Between 10th & 30th August Army@TheFringe will be running more than 40 free online events including workshops, readings, performances and discussions for the arts community and the public.
Shedinburgh Fringe Festival
Shedinburgh Fringe Festival
14th Aug 2020 - 5th Sep 2020
Online Event Edinburgh
Shedinburgh Fringe Festival is a brand new online festival celebrating and preserving the best of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival...in sheds!
Show Up, Kids! Online LIVE!
Show Up, Kids! Online LIVE!
15th August 2020
Online Event Edinburgh
Family-Friendly EdFringe Hit “Show Up, Kids!” returns online with interactive performances via Edinburgh's Laughing Horse Free Festival on Saturday 8th and 15th August.
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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...

EIFF and  Unique Events present: Drive In Movies
EIFF and Unique Events present: Drive In Movies
9th August 2020
Edinburgh West
Edinburgh International Film Festival and Unique Events have teamed up with Edinburgh Airport to produce a new monthly event for cinema fans throughout the rest of 2020!
Glorious Gardens
Glorious Gardens
9th August 2020
The Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh East
Step off the paths and have some socially-distanced family fun this August at The Palace of Holyrood House!
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History
9th August 2020
Various Locations Edinburgh
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their weekend walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
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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!

Campbell’s Ceilidh - Online
Campbell’s Ceilidh - Online
9th August 2020
Online Event Edinburgh
Join Mairi Campbell for a weekly online global gathering of songs, tunes, poems and offerings from friends, fans and family!
Chamber Music Soundscapes in Princes Street Gardens
Chamber Music Soundscapes in Princes Street Gardens
10th Aug 2020 - 28th Aug 2020
Princes Street Gardens, Various Locations Edinburgh
Leading soloists and chamber musicians give specially recorded performances from The Hub, heard in the beautiful surrounds of Princes Street Gardens.
Music in the open air
Music in the open air
13th August 2020
The Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh East
Enjoy the sound of traditional Scottish fiddle music in solo performances as you stroll through the gardens of the Palace of Holyroodhouse!
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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!

Deacon Blue
Deacon Blue
8th December 2021
Usher Hall, Edinburgh West
Deacon Blue will now tour in 2021 and come to the Usher Hall on Wednesday 8th December!
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Hear Her Roar - Fighting for Feminism
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Hear Her Roar - Fighting for Feminism
18th Aug 2020 - 27th Aug 2020
Online Event Edinburgh
This August, we hear from some of the most influential voices fighting on the front-line for feminism across the world.
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Ground-breaking Voices in Literature
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Ground-breaking Voices in Literature
15th Aug 2020 - 29th Aug 2020
Online Event Edinburgh
We are honoured to welcome the masterminds behind some of the most ground-breaking literature from across the world this year.
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Latest Edinburgh News

BT Sports UEFA Champions and Europa Leagues coverage available at Vue Edinburgh Ocean
BT Sports UEFA Champions and Europa Leagues coverage available at Vue Edinburgh Ocean
Prepare for the final stages of European football’s top competitions exclusively live on BT Sport via the Big Screen at Vue Edinburgh Ocean!
Harvey Nichols, Edinburgh Launches Summer Dining
Harvey Nichols, Edinburgh Launches Summer Dining
Harvey Nichols, Edinburgh is delighted to announce the launch of their much-loved summer dining menu in the Forth Floor Brasserie.

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!

Penicuik and District Probus Club

Penicuik and District Probus Club

Penicuik Probus Club welcomes you if you are retired or semi-retired from a business, professional or similar background.

Bright Irish Dance Edinburgh and Lothians

Bright Irish Dance Edinburgh and Lothians

We provide beginner and advanced traditional and contemporary Irish dance lessons for all ages and abilities from 3 years and over,

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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!

Royal Scottish Academy

Royal Scottish Academy

The RSA runs a year-round programme of exhibitions, artist opportunities and related educational talks and events which support artists at all stages...

Museum Collections Centre

Museum Collections Centre

The Museums Collections Centre is an amazing treasure trove of objects spanning a wide range of subjects.

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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.

Gordon St Coffee Edinburgh

Gordon St Coffee Edinburgh

Building on the success of the original shop on Gordon St in Glasgow Central Station, Gordon St Coffee has come to Scotland's Capital with the the freshest coffee, roasted on site.

The Bluebird Cafe

The Bluebird Cafe

Southern hospitality in the heart of the city centre. Tennessee inspired dining with locally sourced Scottish produce.

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Popular Events

At The Drive In: Edinburgh
@TheDriveIn is a fully loaded drive in cinema experience that is bringing a whole host of drive in activities to Edinburgh in August!
EIFF and Unique Events present: Drive In Movies
Edinburgh International Film Festival and Unique Events have teamed up with Edinburgh Airport to produce a new monthly event for cinema fans throughout the rest of 2020!
William Shatner and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Set your phasers to fun! Prepare to be beamed up for an unforgettable night with the original ‘Captain James T. Kirk’, award-winning actor William Shatner.
Edinburgh International Festival: My Light Shines On Series
The lights of the Festival City burn bright in a spectacular celebration of artists, audiences and Edinburgh’s enduring spirit.
Chamber Music Soundscapes in Princes Street Gardens
Leading soloists and chamber musicians give specially recorded performances from The Hub, heard in the beautiful surrounds of Princes Street Gardens.

Popular Venues

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