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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!

Nabil Abdulrashid: The Purple Pill

27th February 2024

Join star of Live at the Apollo Nabil Abdulrashid at the Stand Edinburgh for a show about trying to be a good person while staying a badman!

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Peter Pan Goes Wrong

27th February 2024 - 2nd March 2024

Mischief return with their riotous spin on a timeless classic, the West End smash hit Peter Pan Goes Wrong. Catch it at Edinburgh Playhouse from 27th February!

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Lime Garden

28th February 2024

Fast-rising Brighton band Lime Garden have announced their biggest tour to date which includes a night at The Voodoo Rooms on Wednesday 28th February!

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Hamilton

28th February 2024 - 27th April 2024

The multi award-winning cultural phenomenon 'Hamilton' is touring the UK for the very first time and is coming to the Festival Theatre for a 9 week season from 28th February 2024!

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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!

Back to the 80’s

23rd March 2024

Join us at La Belle Angele on 23rd March for the ultimate 80's extravaganza dedicated to the soundtrack of your youth!

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Murder On The Dancefloor

19th April 2024

After a sell out launch party we’re taking you back to Saltburn for a night of 2000s nostalgia at La Belle Angele on Friday 19th April.

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We Cry Wolf

27th April 2024

Fife band We Cry Wolf return to Edinburgh for an electrifying night at Legends on Saturday 27th April with Stolen Order and Black Lesion!

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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!

The Bethany Big Sleep Out - Edinburgh

15th March 2024

Join the annual Bethany Big Sleep Out in Edinburgh on Friday 15th March and help raise awareness of homelessness in Scotland!

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Edinburgh Book Fair - Rare and Collectable Books

22nd March 2024 - 23rd March 2024

Scotland's largest and most prestigious antiquarian book fair, the Edinburgh Book Fair, returns on 22nd and 23rd March 2024.

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Dr Neil’s Garden

4th May 2024 - 5th May 2024

Wander round Dr Neil’s Garden, a wonderful, secluded, landscaped garden on the lower slopes of Arthur’s Seat including conifers, heathers, alpines, a physic garden, herbaceous borders and ponds.

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Latest Edinburgh News

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

Travel Searches to Edinburgh Soar with the Launch of New Series

Travel Searches to Edinburgh Soar with the Launch of New Series

New series “One Day” has taken the nation by storm. Travel search engine, KAYAK, has found there was a 69%* increase in UK flight searches to Edinburgh since the show aired.

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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh unveils 1 pound ticket with Young Scot

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh unveils 1 pound ticket with Young Scot

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh in partnership with Young Scot will encourage young people to take advantage of gardens, and connect with conservation for the reduced price of just £1.

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Who will be named Scottish influencer of the year

Who will be named Scottish influencer of the year

The Scottish Influencer Awards, the major awards ceremony celebrating Scotland's stars of social, has announced the full shortlist of nominees in the running to be named the Influencer of the Year.

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11 Scottish Restaurants victorious in Deliveroo Restaurant Awards 2024

11 Scottish Restaurants victorious in Deliveroo Restaurant Awards 2024

Deliveroo announces winners of the Restaurant Awards 2024 with Luxford Burgers from Edinburgh crowned Independent Restaurant of the Year in Scotland!

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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!

Eat Out Edinburgh

1st Mar 2024 - 31st Mar 2024
Various Locations Edinburgh

Eat Out Edinburgh 2024 is a celebration of Edinburgh city centre’s fantastic bars and restaurants, this year taking place throughout the whole month of March due to popular demand!

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Edinburgh International Improv Festival

1st Mar 2024 - 3rd Mar 2024
Edinburgh Old Town

Edinburgh International Improv Festival is back in person at Scottish Storytelling Centre from 1st to 3rd March 2024.

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Drinkmonger Spirits Festival

22nd Mar 2024 - 23rd Mar 2024
Stockbridge and Canonmills

Travel the exciting world of spirits at our Drinkmonger Spirits Festival – a brand-new event for all kinds of drinks lovers looking to evolve their home bar and cocktail set up.

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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!

Peter Pan Goes Wrong

27th Feb 2024 - 2nd Mar 2024

Mischief return with their riotous spin on a timeless classic, the West End smash hit Peter Pan Goes Wrong. Catch it at Edinburgh Playhouse from 27th February!

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A Play, A Pie and A Pint

27th Feb 2024 - 6th Apr 2024

A popular feature of the Traverse programme, A Play, A Pie and A Pint, Òran Mór returns for 2024.

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Hamilton

28th Feb 2024 - 27th Apr 2024

The multi award-winning cultural phenomenon 'Hamilton' is touring the UK for the very first time and is coming to the Festival Theatre for a 9 week season from 28th February 2024!

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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...

Wee Live Music Fun: violin, guitar, ukulele for 0 - 2yrs

27th February 2024

In these sessions, Fionnbarr, Little Plaza's resident musician will play and sing for the kids and parents, with elements like singing and clapping along for those who want to.

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Wee Live Music Fun: violin, guitar, ukulele for 0 - 2yrs

28th February 2024

In these sessions, Fionnbarr, Little Plaza's resident musician will play and sing for the kids and parents, with elements like singing and clapping along for those who want to.

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Coding After-School Club at The Pavilion, Myreside

29th Feb 2024 - 27th Jun 2024
Edinburgh South

Code Cadets are looking for young tech minds to join their after-school coding club on Thursdays at The Pavilion, Myreside!

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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!

Monday Night Jazz

26th February 2024

Edinburgh University Students' Association invites you to their bi-weekly Monday Night Jazz sessions at The Wee Red Bar!

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Crowbar

27th February 2024

Crowbar, the New Orleans sludge metallers, will headline La Belle Angele on 27th February!

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The Illegal Eagles

27th February 2024

The Illegal Eagles make a welcome return with a brand new production, promising more of their trademark musical prowess, acute attention to detail and incredible showmanship.

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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!

We Make Edinburgh

We are We Make Edinburgh! We have been running creative workshops at our studio in Abbeyhill, Edinburgh since 2019.

TCV Scotland Edinburgh Branch

Every day TCV works across the UK to create healthier and happier communities for everyone - communities where our activities have a lasting impact on people's health, prospects and outdoor places.

RSCDS Edinburgh Branch

Dance Scottish with us! Scottish dancing is fun, great exercise and a good way to make new friends.

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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!

John Knox House

Dating back to 1470 John Knox House is one of Scotland's greatest cultural treasures and is associated with the most dramatic events in Scotland's turbulent history!

Conifox Adventure Park

Conifox Adventure Park and Stables Bistro is located just 6 miles from Edinburgh's City Centre. Fun for the whole family and delicious food... come and visit us soon!

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is one of the greatest celebrations of arts and culture on the planet.

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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.

La Belle Angele

La Belle Angèle is among Edinburgh’s unrivalled Cowgate venues and plays host to corporate events, exhibitions, live performances and the best clubnights Scotland’s capital has to offer.

Paradise Palms

All welcome, who welcome all... Paradise Palms is an LGBTQ friendly venue, all are welcome in our warm embrace so long as you mean no harm or ill will to others.

Twenty Princes Street

Award-winning Twenty Princes Street blends visionary design with contemporary menus that incorporate the finest seasonal ingredients to deliver an unforgettable experience with the best views in town.

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Popular Events

Panmure House Doors Open Day: A Celebration of Smith’s Library
Explore Panmure House this April as we celebrate Smith's first major published work, The Theory of Moral Sentiments, and invite you to explore our recently unveiled Smith Library Restoration.
Hamilton
The multi award-winning cultural phenomenon 'Hamilton' is touring the UK for the very first time and is coming to the Festival Theatre for a 9 week season from 28th February 2024!
Eat Out Edinburgh
Eat Out Edinburgh 2024 is a celebration of Edinburgh city centre’s fantastic bars and restaurants, this year taking place throughout the whole month of March due to popular demand!
Back to the 80’s
Join us at La Belle Angele on 23rd March for the ultimate 80's extravaganza dedicated to the soundtrack of your youth!
Murder On The Dancefloor
After a sell out launch party we’re taking you back to Saltburn for a night of 2000s nostalgia at La Belle Angele on Friday 19th April.

Popular Venues

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