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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!

Big Girls Don’t Cry

23rd May 2024

It’s time to hang on to what we got and celebrate one of the worlds treasures in two hours of non-stop hits with Big Girls Don’t Cry!

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Paddy Raff: Gimme A Minute

23rd May 2024

Northern Ireland comedy sensation Paddy Raff brings his popular brand of stand-up & musical comedy to The Stand Edinburgh on Thursday 23rd May!

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Tourist

24th May 2024

English songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist William Phillips aka Tourist has announced a show at Cabaret Voltaire on Friday 24th May!

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Transmission: the Sound of Joy Division

24th May 2024

Transmission: The Sound of Joy Division celebrate the 45th Anniversary of the iconic 'Unknown Pleasures' album by playing it in its entirety at The Liquid Room on 24th May!

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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!

Elvana: Elvis Fronted Nirvana

8th March 2025

Elvana, the world’s finest Elvis tribute to Nirvana, are heading to the O2 Academy Edinburgh on Saturday 8th March!

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Candlelight: The Best of Hans Zimmer

19th July 2024

Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations... discover the music of Hans Zimmer at Ghillie Dhu, Edinburgh!

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The Holiday - Film with Live Orchestra

3rd December 2024

The beloved Christmas film, The Holiday, will return to the Usher Hall this festive season, featuring its musical score performed live to the film by a full concert orchestra!

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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!

Love Actually: The Film With Live Orchestra

10th December 2024

Love Actually, the star-studded rom-com that has become a Christmas classic, returns to the Usher Hall this December with a full orchestra performing its soundtrack live to screen!

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Mark Thomas: Gaffa Tapes

12th October 2024

Following a recent step towards theatre in his last few shows, Mark Thomas is back to his finest stand-up form and anti-Tory sentiment in Gaffa Tapes as takes his tour to Edinburgh!

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Summerhall Makers Market

9th June 2024

Summerhall will be hosting their second Makers Market of 2024, showcasing fantastic makers from Edinburgh and beyond, on Sunday 9th June!

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Latest Edinburgh News

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The Fabulous 15

The Fabulous 15

Global sensation Fleurs de Villes announces the fifteen talented Edinburgh florists starring in the UK premiere of ARTISTE; a spectacular fresh floral celebration of Scotland's remarkable art.

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Firs Look: Brunswick Book Club, a new neighbourhood cafe bar, debuts in Edinburgh

Firs Look: Brunswick Book Club, a new neighbourhood cafe bar, debuts in Edinburgh

Following a soft opening last week, Brunswick Book Club adds a fresh local to Leith's already bustling restaurant scene.

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Swiftie Fever arrives at St James Quarter

Swiftie Fever arrives at St James Quarter

As Taylor Swift comes to Edinburgh, kicking off the UK leg of the Eras tour, Swifties have the chance to get Ready for It at St James Quarter in Edinburgh!

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Unleash your creativity and tastebuds

Unleash your creativity and tastebuds

Dobbies Garden Centres adds dates for its Afternoon Tea and Planting Experience!

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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!

Sour Beer Festival

23rd May 2024 - 26th May 2024
Leith

Discover sour beer on a journey of puckering perfection at Moonwake taproom's Sour Beer Festival from Thursday 23 May to Sunday 26th May!

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Falastin Film Festival

24th May 2024 - 26th May 2024
Edinburgh Old Town

Falastin Film Festival (FFF) is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit collective of Palestinians and allies dedicated to bringing Palestinian art to the Edinburgh and Highland audiences.

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Edinburgh International Childrens Festival

25th May 2024 - 2nd Jun 2024
Edinburgh Old Town

Edinburgh International Children's Festival of performing arts for children and young people.

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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!

Oliver

22nd May 2024 - 25th May 2024

Join the Livingston Players at the Howden Park Centre in May as they present their production of Oliver!

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Big Girls Don’t Cry

23rd May 2024

It’s time to hang on to what we got and celebrate one of the worlds treasures in two hours of non-stop hits with Big Girls Don’t Cry!

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Curtain Up! by Peter Quilter

23rd May 2024 - 25th May 2024
Leith

The St Serf's Players present 'Curtain Up!', a madcap play full of vitality, quickfire dialogue and several surprises, at Inverleith St Serf's Church Centre from 23rd to 25th May!

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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...

Oliver

22nd May 2024 - 25th May 2024

Join the Livingston Players at the Howden Park Centre in May as they present their production of Oliver!

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Baby and Toddler Music Group

22nd May 2024

Our Smaland creche team welcome you all to our FREE Baby and Toddler Music Group every Wednesday morning at Ikea Edinburgh!

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Full Moon Herb Walk & Tea Tasting

23rd May 2024

Come and join Grass Roots Remedies Co-op on 23rd May to take in the energy of the rising full moon while exploring what early summer plants are around towards the end of May!

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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!

The Searchers ‘Thank You’ Tour

22nd May 2024

Don't miss your very last chance to catch the final appearance of a truly legendary band when The Searchers bring their farewell tour to The Queen's Hall on 22nd May!

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Open Mic Night

22nd May 2024

Join host Michael Dodds every Wednesday at The Three Sisters for an evening of music, singing, poetry, comedy and much more!

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Ducks Ltd. in Edinburgh

23rd May 2024

Dive into the jangly world of indie pop with Ducks Ltd. as they bring their refreshing sound to Sneaky Pate's Edinburgh on May 23rd!

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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 Eden Mill Experience Edinburgh

The Eden Mill Experience, located in the heart of the Scottish capital, offers two unique journeys through the spirits & flavours of Eden Mill.

North Merchiston Club

North Merchiston Club offers a range of sporting and non sporting activities to the local community!

Meadowbank Sports Centre

The New Meadowbank Sports Centre has so much to offer to the local community and its commitment to health and well-being of the city has never changed.

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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 Cadies & Witchery Tours

The award-winning Cadies & Witchery Tours invite you to join their fearless phantoms for a suspenseful and mirth-filled tour of Edinburgh's Old Town!

Leith Comedy Festival

The first full Leith Comedy Festival will take place in popular live venues and community hubs across Leith this October.

Scott Monument

Standing proudly in Princes Street Gardens, the Scott Monument is one of the most iconic Edinburgh landmarks, a must-visit for tourists and locals alike.

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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.

Hamiltons Bar and Kitchen

Situated in Edinburgh's Stockbridge, Hamilton's Bar and Kitchen has long established itself as a great venue to eat, drink and enjoy!

Southpour

Enjoy food, drink & other stories in a perfect spot on a cosy corner of Newington courtesy of Southpour!

Summerhall Distillery

Summerhall Distillery was the first exclusive Gin distillery to be established in Edinburgh for over 150 years.

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Popular Events

Come and Sing! Nelson Mass - Joseph Haydn
Jubilo invite you their Come and Sing event on 1st June in Stockbridge Parish Church, where you will rehearse and perform Haydn's Nelson Mass on the same day.
Foster & Allen
International recording artists Foster & Allen will celebrate an amazing milestone of 50 years in the music business with a UK tour which will include an afternoon at The Queen's Hall!
Hacksilver
Performed by the Strange Town 11-14 group at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, Hacksilver is a medieval tale of belief, anxiety, and the lingering sense of a doomed future.
Two Houses and a Castle Walk
Join Hopetoun House for the return of our much loved annual event the Two Houses and a Castle Walk on 23rd June!
The Quo Story
The Quo Story, celebrating 60 years of "The No 1 Rock & Roll Band in the Land", comes to the Howden Park Centre on 18th July!

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