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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!

The Secret Domes at Cask Smugglers

The Secret Domes at Cask Smugglers

20th November 2021 - 31st March 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.

A Walk in a Walled Garden

A Walk in a Walled Garden

17th October 2021 - 5th June 2022

Enjoy a visit to Granton Castle Walled Garden! It's open to visitors for a couple of hours every Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

Edinburgh Car Boot Sale Market

Edinburgh Car Boot Sale Market

15th January 2022 - 31st December 2022

Come and join us at Edinburgh Car Boot Sale Market for some bargains and for sellers to have a clearout!

The Edinburgh Kilo

The Edinburgh Kilo

22nd January 2022

Check out the fashion when The Edinburgh Kilo comes to Out of the Blue Drill Hall on Saturday 22nd January!

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!

Burns Big Night In

Burns Big Night In

22nd January 2022
Online Event

Join the National Trust for Scotland on Saturday 22nd January as they take a cup of kindness in the company of friends for a celebration of Burns and a showcase of Scottish talent!

The Edinburgh Kilo

The Edinburgh Kilo

22nd January 2022

Check out the fashion when The Edinburgh Kilo comes to Out of the Blue Drill Hall on Saturday 22nd January!

Jason Manford - Like Me

Jason Manford - Like Me

23rd January 2022

It's been a busy few years for Jason Manford since his last smash-hit stand up show, but now he's back with 'Like Me', catch him at Edinburgh Playhouse on 23rd January 2022!

Scenes in the City EHFM: Charity Gig

Scenes in the City EHFM: Charity Gig

24th January 2022

Scenes in The City (EHFM) celebrate the finale of their ten episode series with a charity gig at Sneaky Pete's on Monday 24th January!

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!

Bat Out of Hell

Bat Out of Hell

8th February 2022 - 19th February 2022

Direct from electrifying audiences in London, Toronto, Germany and New York, Jim Steinman’s spectacular musical Bat Out of Hell comes to Edinburgh Playhouse as part of a UK tour.
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School of Rock - The Musical

School of Rock - The Musical

25th January 2022 - 29th January 2022

School of Rock - The Musical, Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash hit, award-winning West End show, is coming to the Edinburgh Playhouse in January 2022!
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Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Bedknobs and Broomsticks

16th February 2022 - 20th February 2022

Enter a world of magic and fantasy as Disney's classic movie Bedknobs and Broomsticks comes to the Festival Theatre Edinburgh as an exciting new musical!
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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!

Combatting Scotland’s Regional Climate Change Challenges

Combatting Scotland’s Regional Climate Change Challenges

22nd February 2022
Online Event Edinburgh

This online panel event will look at the effects of climate change in Scotland with a view to providing possible solutions to tackle them in future.
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Hopetoun House Race for Life 3k, 5k and 10k

Hopetoun House Race for Life 3k, 5k and 10k

8th May 2022

Sign up now for Cancer Research UK Race for Life 3k, 5K or 10k at Hopetoun House on 8th May and raise valuable funds for life-saving research.
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Bongo’s Bingo Edinburgh

Bongo’s Bingo Edinburgh

19th March 2022

Bongo’s Bingo, the UK’s original bingo rave phenomenon, is back in Edinburgh at the O2 Academy!
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Latest Edinburgh News

Islamic Relief UK and Blackhall Mosque to help vulnerable people in Edinburgh

Islamic Relief UK and Blackhall Mosque to help vulnerable people in Edinburgh

On Sunday 23 January, Islamic Relief UK will partner with Blackhall Mosque to distribute 500 essential food packs to vulnerable people in Edinburgh.
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Bongos Bingo is back in Edinburgh

Bongos Bingo is back in Edinburgh

The award-winning Bongo’s Bingo has announced its long-awaited return to Edinburgh on Saturday 19th March at the O2 Academy. .
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Enjoy a fun winter day out in Edinburgh with a Great Days Out offer from VisitScotland

Enjoy a fun winter day out in Edinburgh with a Great Days Out offer from VisitScotland

VisitScotland are offering 50% off selected tours and attractions in Edinburgh until the 18th of February, encouraging you to have more winter days out!
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Scottish restaurant launch limited edition haggis burger

Scottish restaurant launch limited edition haggis burger

Wee, sleekit, cowrin, tim’rous burger… Award winning burger supremoes, El Perro Negro release a limited edition burger to celebrate Burn's Night at both their Glasgow and Edinburgh branches!
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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!

Burns&Beyond

Burns&Beyond

22nd Jan 2022 - 5th Feb 2022
Online Event Edinburgh

Burns&Beyond returns in January 2022, celebrating the life and legacy of Robert Burns through traditional and contemporary art and culture from across Scotland and Beyond!
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Manipulate Festival

Manipulate Festival

28th Jan 2022 - 5th Feb 2022
Edinburgh West

Manipulate, produced by Puppet Animation Scotland is Scotland's Festival of visual theatre, puppetry and animation.
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Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Stan and Mabel - Family Festival

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Stan and Mabel - Family Festival

12th Feb 2022 - 12th Feb 2022
Edinburgh West

This highly interactive concert by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra will captivate young children with its mix of music and audience participation.
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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!

School of Rock - The Musical

School of Rock - The Musical

25th Jan 2022 - 29th Jan 2022

School of Rock - The Musical, Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash hit, award-winning West End show, is coming to the Edinburgh Playhouse in January 2022!
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The Addams Family

The Addams Family

25th Jan 2022 - 29th Jan 2022

Everyone's favourite kooky and spooky family are back in this spectacular and hilarious musical comedy.
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Motionhouse presents Nobody

Motionhouse presents Nobody

28th January 2022

Motionhouse’s renowned dance-circus style combines with mesmerising choreography to tell this emotional and ultimately uplifting story, full of twists and turns.
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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...

Inspired by Burns: Family activity day

Inspired by Burns: Family activity day

22nd January 2022

On 22nd January, ahead of Burns Night, join us at the Palace of Holyroodhouse to celebrate the work of Scottish poet Robert Burns!
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Up close: Tam O’Shanter Chair

Up close: Tam O’Shanter Chair

24th January 2022

Get up close to the Tam O'Shanter chair, see its hidden painting and find out the surprising story behind its links to Robert Burns's famous poem and a king's historic visit to Scotland.
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School of Rock - The Musical

School of Rock - The Musical

25th Jan 2022 - 29th Jan 2022

School of Rock - The Musical, Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash hit, award-winning West End show, is coming to the Edinburgh Playhouse in January 2022!
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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!

How I Love Thee Dearly: The Songs of Robert Burns

How I Love Thee Dearly: The Songs of Robert Burns

22nd January 2022
Edinburgh West

Enjoy an evening of 18th century music of Burns and his contemporaries, sung by Elspeth McVeigh with Andrew Forbes on the harpsichord at the Edinburgh Society of Musicians on 22nd January!
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Scenes in the City EHFM: Charity Gig

Scenes in the City EHFM: Charity Gig

24th January 2022

Scenes in The City (EHFM) celebrate the finale of their ten episode series with a charity gig at Sneaky Pete's on Monday 24th January!
Read more

Tamagotchi Tuesdays - 80’s, 90’s, 00’s throwback

Tamagotchi Tuesdays - 80’s, 90’s, 00’s throwback

25th January 2022

Edinburgh's weekly throwback clubnight at Subway Cowgate brings you the hits of 80’s, 90’s, 00’s.
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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!

Growth Workshops

Growth Workshops

Growth Workshops is an animation studio in Edinburgh offering workshops for all ages! Get involved and grow your animation skills

SuperNetters

SuperNetters

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

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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!

Just the Tonic Comedy Club

Just the Tonic Comedy Club

Boasting the finest names on the circuit, a top-notch night of comedy is always guaranteed.

Natami

Natami

natami art gallery opened in 2019. The gallery is at the centre of the artists hub known as The Colony of Artists.

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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 Salisbury Arms Edinburgh

The Salisbury Arms Edinburgh

Situated at the bottom of Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh, The Salisbury Arms is a beautifully restored local pub, bar and restaurant, that provides the perfect...

Dragonfly Cocktail Bar

Dragonfly Cocktail Bar

Laid back cocktail bar with a focus on tidy drinks, great tunes and excellent service, just off The Grassmarket.

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Popular Events

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.
A Walk in a Walled Garden
Enjoy a visit to Granton Castle Walled Garden! It's open to visitors for a couple of hours every Saturday and Sunday afternoon.
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!
The Edinburgh Kilo
Check out the fashion when The Edinburgh Kilo comes to Out of the Blue Drill Hall on Saturday 22nd January!
Escape the Past: The Anatomist
Descend into a world of grave robbery, mystery and malpractice as you embark on a thrilling adventure into Edinburgh’s dark past.

Popular Venues

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