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Popular events in Edinburgh

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

A Celebration of Music from Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit
A Celebration of Music from Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit
6th February 2021
The music of Game of Thrones, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit will be celebrated in a special orchestral concert at the Usher Hall on Saturday 6th February.
It’s Still Happening - VIRTUAL Exhibition Launch
It’s Still Happening - VIRTUAL Exhibition Launch
17th Apr 2020 - 22nd Apr 2020
Get ready for painting, sculpture, video, installation and much more. Join us for the Edinburgh College of Art's second year multimedia exhibition that comes to you!
Murder of a Music Mogul! Interactive Online Murder Mystery
Murder of a Music Mogul! Interactive Online Murder Mystery
30th Mar 2020 - 10th Apr 2020
Stimulate those 'little grey cells' while self-isolating at home by taking part in Whodunnit Events' brand new interactive online Murder Mystery... 'Murder of a Music Mogul!'

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!

Ginthusiasts
Ginthusiasts
13th April 2020
Henricks Bar, Edinburgh South
Join us at Henrick’s Bar once a month as we delve into the history and evolution of a different and much-loved gin, perhaps uncovering the odd untold anecdote or family secret along the way!
The End of the World Show
The End of the World Show
15th April 2020
The Stand Comedy Club Edinburgh, Edinburgh New Town
Join Keir McAllister, Vladimir McTavish, Stu Murphy and special guests as they compete for very last laugh in oblivion at The End of the World Show.
Arthur’s Secrets
Arthur’s Secrets
21st April 2020
Holyrood Park, Edinburgh East
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice!

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!

Riverdance: The New 25th Anniversary Show - CANCELLED
Riverdance: The New 25th Anniversary Show - CANCELLED
24th Apr 2020 - 26th Apr 2020
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
Riverdance: The New 25th Anniversary Show comes to Edinburgh Playhouse in April 2020, immersing you in the extraordinary and elemental power of its music and dance!
A Celebration of Music from Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit
A Celebration of Music from Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit
6th February 2021
Usher Hall, Edinburgh West
The music of Game of Thrones, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit will be celebrated in a special orchestral concert at the Usher Hall on Saturday 6th February.
Disney’s The Lion King - CANCELLED
Disney’s The Lion King - CANCELLED
5th Dec 2019 - 18th Apr 2020
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
The story of THE LION KING is miraculously brought to life using masks, puppets and striking costumes to tell the story of young Simba's epic adventures.

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!

Puppet Animation Festival: Edinburgh & Lothians CANCELLED
Puppet Animation Festival: Edinburgh & Lothians CANCELLED
28th Mar 2020 - 18th Apr 2020
The Puppet Animation Festival is the UK’s oldest and largest performing arts festival for children!
Edinburgh Science Festival CANCELLED
Edinburgh Science Festival CANCELLED
4th Apr 2020 - 19th Apr 2020
Edinburgh Science Festival is an educational charity that aims to inspire all ages and backgrounds.
Bonbon:  The Sweet Treats Festival - POSTPONED
Bonbon: The Sweet Treats Festival - POSTPONED
5th Apr 2020 - 5th Apr 2020
Back in Edinburgh with a new venue for 2020, 'bonbon' - The Sweet Treats Festival, brought to you by Events With Moxie, returns to satisfy Scotland's sweet tooth by celebrating all things sweet!
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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!

Pygmalion - CANCELLED
Pygmalion - CANCELLED
2nd Apr 2020 - 4th Apr 2020
Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh South
The Edinburgh Makars bring George Bernard Shaw's witty play 'Pygmalion' to Church Hill Theatre from 2nd to 4th April.
Puppet Animation Festival: Gingerbread Man - CANCELLED
Puppet Animation Festival: Gingerbread Man - CANCELLED
4th April 2020
Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh Old Town
This visual feast is a tremendously popular story with younger audiences about a Gingerbread Man that creates havoc wherever he goes!
Andy and the Odd Socks - CANCELLED
Andy and the Odd Socks - CANCELLED
7th April 2020
Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh South
The 'greatest kid's band ever' singing about aliens, dinosaurs rapping robots and groovy hoovers comes to Church Hill Theatre on 7th April.
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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...

Gladstone’s Land Lecture Series: Robert Burns and the Natural World - CANCELLED
Gladstone’s Land Lecture Series: Robert Burns and the Natural World - CANCELLED
2nd April 2020
The Georgian House, Edinburgh New Town
Join RBBM Learning Manager Chris Waddell as he looks at some of the species Burns mentions in his poetry and examines the Scots language he uses to describe them.
Pygmalion - CANCELLED
Pygmalion - CANCELLED
2nd Apr 2020 - 4th Apr 2020
Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh South
The Edinburgh Makars bring George Bernard Shaw's witty play 'Pygmalion' to Church Hill Theatre from 2nd to 4th April.
Puppet Animation Festival: Gingerbread Man - CANCELLED
Puppet Animation Festival: Gingerbread Man - CANCELLED
4th April 2020
Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh Old Town
This visual feast is a tremendously popular story with younger audiences about a Gingerbread Man that creates havoc wherever he goes!
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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!

An Evening of Opera Classics - POSTPONED
An Evening of Opera Classics - POSTPONED
29th March 2020
The Grand Synagogue, Edinburgh South
Enjoy a magical evening of Opera Classics with professional singers and orchestra, directed by Susannah Wapshott at The Grand Synagogue on Sunday 29th March!
NYOS Spring Concert - CANCELLED
NYOS Spring Concert - CANCELLED
9th April 2020
Usher Hall, Edinburgh West
The National Youth Orchestras of Scotland is delighted to continue it's partnership with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and welcomes Conductor Christian Kluxen to the podium at The Usher Hall.
A Giant on the Bridge - CANCELLED - hope to reschedule at some point
A Giant on the Bridge - CANCELLED - hope to reschedule at some point
9th April 2020
The Queens Hall Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
Five of Scotland’s foremost musicians perform songs and stories co-written with people connected to the criminal justice system.
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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!

MBA Online - Martial Arts At Home
MBA Online - Martial Arts At Home
30th Mar 2020 - 30th Apr 2020
Online Event
McGowan's Black-Belt Academy in Hamilton are taking their martial arts school online with a selection of daily workouts and live classes for all the family to enjoy!
It’s Still Happening - VIRTUAL Exhibition Launch
It’s Still Happening - VIRTUAL Exhibition Launch
17th Apr 2020 - 22nd Apr 2020
Edinburgh College of Art, Online Event
Get ready for painting, sculpture, video, installation and much more. Join us for the Edinburgh College of Art's second year multimedia exhibition that comes to you!
Goldfrapp - Rescheduled
Goldfrapp - Rescheduled
30th March 2021
Usher Hall, Edinburgh West
Goldfrapp ‘Felt Mountain: The 20th Year Tour’ has been postponed and will now take place in 2021 with a date at the Usher Hall on Tuesday 30th March.
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Latest Edinburgh News

Single Malt To Sanitiser
Single Malt To Sanitiser
We are delighted to announce that Glasgow Distillery is now producing hand sanitiser, following urgent appeals from The British Red Cross, the NHS and more!
Invisible Cities release fun trail activity packs for children
Invisible Cities release fun trail activity packs for children
Invisible Cities have been working to set up virtual tours as well as a kids section with fun activity trails that children can win prizes for completing and all while staying safe and indoors!

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!

Shangri la Pilates
Shangri la Pilates
Pilates for the Older Body. Mondays 10am & 11am - Cramond Kirk Hall, 16 Cramond Glebe...
Dance Classes with Alex el Gato
Dance Classes with Alex el Gato
Salsa Classes with Alex el Gato - every Tuesday and Thursday at el Paso Tapas Bar Details...
Moody Monday
Moody Monday
Moody Monday debuted to critical acclaim in 2014, led by designer and creative director...
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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 Wildcat Bar
The Wildcat Bar
Cool cosy vintage bar in the Tollcross area, 30 paces from the Kings Theatre.Live music...
Chocolate Museum
Chocolate Museum
In the Jungle Room, learn how chocolate is grown and harvested and about the chocolate...
Can You Catch the Killer
Can You Catch the Killer
Can You Catch the Killer Murder Mystery eventsScotland's largest and most prolific murder...
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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.

The Fly Half
The Fly Half
We are a family and dog friendly bar in Leith that boasts great pub grub, an extensive...
The Hive Nightclub & Venue
The Hive Nightclub & Venue
Weekly Club NightsEvent / Function HireOpen 7 days a week until 3am each evening
tapas3
tapas3
Come and try some quality tapas at reasonable prices in our wonderful little Spanish...
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Popular Events

A Celebration of Music from Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit
The music of Game of Thrones, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit will be celebrated in a special orchestral concert at the Usher Hall on Saturday 6th February.
It’s Still Happening - VIRTUAL Exhibition Launch
Get ready for painting, sculpture, video, installation and much more. Join us for the Edinburgh College of Art's second year multimedia exhibition that comes to you!
Murder of a Music Mogul! Interactive Online Murder Mystery
Stimulate those 'little grey cells' while self-isolating at home by taking part in Whodunnit Events' brand new interactive online Murder Mystery... 'Murder of a Music Mogul!'
Riverdance: The New 25th Anniversary Show - CANCELLED
Riverdance: The New 25th Anniversary Show comes to Edinburgh Playhouse in April 2020, immersing you in the extraordinary and elemental power of its music and dance!
The Book of Mormon
The Book of Mormon, Broadway’s smash-hit musical written by Trey Parker, Matt Stone and Robert Lopez, is coming to Edinburgh Playhouse with performances from 17th June to 4th July!

Popular Venues

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

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