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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!

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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 Bugeja: Self Doubt (I Think)

13th June 2024

Steve Bugeja, the creator and star of ITV2's hit sitcom, Buffering, returns to Monkey Barrel Comedy on Thursday 13th June!

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John Bramwell

13th June 2024

John Bramwell, an English singer-songwriter and frontman for the three-piece alternative rock band I Am Kloot, plays The Voodoo Rooms on Thursday 13th June!

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What’s Love Got To Do with It?

13th June 2024

After a fantastic sell out debut tour across the UK, Tina Turner fans will have the time of their lives as What’s Love Got To Do With It? is back for 2024!

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Leith Comedy Festival Presents… The Leith Festival Edition

13th June 2024

Leith Comedy Festival is delighted to be bringing you a mixed-bill comedy show as part of Leith Festival, this time at Leith Dockers Club on 13th June!

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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!

Jake Bugg

24th November 2024

Mercury-nominated troubadour Jake Bugg will bring The Modern Day Distraction Tour to the O2 Academy Edinburgh on Sunday 24 November!

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Day Fever Edinburgh

3rd August 2024 - 14th September 2024

Day Fever is bringing the party back to Edinburgh! They guarantee it'll be an afternoon of no holds barred party times for over the 30's!

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Old Town Motown

19th July 2024

Join us for a night of Motown, Soul and Funk, right in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town at La Belle Angele on 19th July!

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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!

Origami Workshop Porty Pride

30th June 2024

Come along and learn how to make these cheerful rainbow paper wreaths with Makiko on 30th June at the Makers Market - Porty Pride in Portobello Town Hall!

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Felicity Ward

23rd November 2024

Felicity Ward, star of ‘The Office’ (Australia), returns for her first national tour in six years and brings it to the Traverse Theatre on 23rd November!

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BBC SSO 2024/25: Gabriela Montero’s ‘Latin’ Piano Concerto

6th October 2024

Enjoy irrepressible imagination and flair from Venezuelan virtuoso, Gabriela Montero, as she performs alongside the BBC SSO.

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Latest Edinburgh News

Keep up to date with what's going on in Edinburgh with our local news updates!

Dine out at Gusto Italian this Fathers Day

Dine out at Gusto Italian this Fathers Day

Gusto Italian invites guests to celebrate the men in their lives with a free pint of Menabrea and the opportunity to win a 24-hour Porsche test drive.

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Edinburgh restaurant hosts its first exclusive vegan fine dining experience

Edinburgh restaurant hosts its first exclusive vegan fine dining experience

Fhior is celebrating the abundant Scottish summer produce with a completely plant-based version of its popular ‘Mixtapes’ supper club series, on Saturday 22nd and Saturday 29th of June.

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Dennis Buchan RSA at The Royal Scottish Academy

Dennis Buchan RSA at The Royal Scottish Academy

Compass Gallery is delighted that visitors to the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh this summer will have another opportunity to see the exhibition by Academician Dennis Buchan RSA.

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Scots Language Awards make much anticipated return

Scots Language Awards make much anticipated return

The Scots Language Awards return for its 2024 edition and will this year take place at Cumnock Town Hall on Saturday 14th September.

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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!

NT Art Month

6th Jun 2024 - 30th Jun 2024
Edinburgh New Town

NT Art Month is a month-long celebration of the incredible arts quarter in Edinburgh's New Town.

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Leith Festival

8th Jun 2024 - 16th Jun 2024
Leith

Leith Festival is an array of colour, sound, culture and pageantry that takes place over nine days in June.

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Refugee Festival Scotland

14th Jun 2024 - 23rd Jun 2024
Nationwide

Refugee Festival Scotland is back with a packed programme of events showcasing refugee arts and culture!

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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!

What’s Love Got To Do with It?

13th June 2024

After a fantastic sell out debut tour across the UK, Tina Turner fans will have the time of their lives as What’s Love Got To Do With It? is back for 2024!

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Edinburgh Dungeon Lates - 18+

14th June 2024

It's darker, it's scarier... It's Dungeon Lates! That’s right, The Edinburgh Dungeon will be opening into the darker hours of the night to bring back its infamous adults-only Lates shows!

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Bon Jovi Forever

15th June 2024

The only Bon Jovi tribute show you need to see! A high energy, electric packed show guaranteed to raise your hands.

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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...

The Chippendale School of Furniture Graduate Exhibition

13th Jun 2024 - 15th Jun 2024
Haddington

We are delighted to invite you to The Chippendale School of Furniture Graduate Exhibition 2024 & Fine Furniture Sale running from Thursday 13th – Saturday 15th June at Myreside Grange in Haddington!

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Pride History Tours at The Real Mary King’s Close

14th June 2024

The Real Mary King’s Close is hosting educational and thought-provoking ‘Pride History Tours’ in June, designed to reveal the hidden histories of LGBTQIA+ community life in Edinburgh.

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Edinburgh Canal Festival

15th June 2024
Various Locations Edinburgh

Fountainbridge Canalside Community Trust once again will be bringing you the Edinburgh Canal Festival on Saturday 15th June!

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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!

John Bramwell

13th June 2024

John Bramwell, an English singer-songwriter and frontman for the three-piece alternative rock band I Am Kloot, plays The Voodoo Rooms on Thursday 13th June!

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What’s Love Got To Do with It?

13th June 2024

After a fantastic sell out debut tour across the UK, Tina Turner fans will have the time of their lives as What’s Love Got To Do With It? is back for 2024!

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Elvis by Candlelight

14th June 2024

We are ‘all shook up’ as one of the UK's leading Elvis tribute acts along with an incredible live band returns with 'Elvis by Candlelight' at The Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh!

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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!

The Edinburgh Yoga Room

At The Yoga Room, we offer a wide range of classes, from beginner to advanced, yoga for the over 50s, pregnancy and post-pregnancy and the very peaceful 'sitting at dawn'.

The Phoenix Choir Edinburgh

The Phoenix Choir is an umbrella of four fabulous choirs based in Edinburgh.

Monkey Music Edinburgh

Monkey Music Edinburgh is an award winning music class for babies and toddlers.

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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!

National Galleries of Scotland: Portrait

The Scottish National Portrait Gallery is one of Edinburgh's most remarkable buildings – a great red sandstone neo-gothic palace which sits proudly on the city's skyline!

St Cecilias Hall

The beautiful, elliptical St Cecilia's Hall dates back to 1763, making it the oldest purpose-built concert hall in Scotland.

Royal Lyceum Theatre

The Royal Lyceum Theatre is home to one of Scotland's largest and most successful producing companies which perform a number of high-quality drama productions throughout the year!

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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.

Stewart Brewing

We are a brewery, it is what we do! Our beer quality is our absolute number one priority always and in everything we do we need to push for and strive to improve our beers.

Holyrood Distillery

Holyrood Distillery is the product of Canadians Rob & Kelly Carpenter and Scot David Robertson, who collectively share a love for Edinburgh, Scotch Whisky and interesting challenges.

The Safari Lounge

The Safari Lounge provides quality provisions and libations, whilst taking you on a culinary Safari!

Find more places to eat & drink in Edinburgh

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Popular Events

Jake Bugg
Mercury-nominated troubadour Jake Bugg will bring The Modern Day Distraction Tour to the O2 Academy Edinburgh on Sunday 24 November!
Day Fever Edinburgh
Day Fever is bringing the party back to Edinburgh! They guarantee it'll be an afternoon of no holds barred party times for over the 30's!
Play With Plants
This summer experience the joy of the botanical world at Play with Plants, RBGE’s hands-on play experience at the John Hope Gateway.
Old Town Motown
Join us for a night of Motown, Soul and Funk, right in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town at La Belle Angele on 19th July!
Origami Workshop Porty Pride
Come along and learn how to make these cheerful rainbow paper wreaths with Makiko on 30th June at the Makers Market - Porty Pride in Portobello Town Hall!

Popular Listings

Corn Exchange Haddington Edinburgh Playhouse Festival Theatre Edinburgh Howden Park Centre Livingston Kings Theatre Edinburgh National Museum of Scotland O2 Academy Edinburgh The Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh Traverse Theatre Usher Hall