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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!

Daniel Docherty

17th April 2024

Glasgow's Daniel Docherty will kick off his UK tour with a night at Sneaky Pete's on Wednesday 17th April.

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The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas

17th April 2024

Take two top academics, some dangerous ideas, add one comedian and you have the force of nature that is the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas (CODI)!

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Ray Bradshaw: Doppelginger

18th April 2024

Multi award winning comedian Ray Bradshaw brings his new, funny, heartwarming comedy show 'Doppelginger' to the Queen's Hall Edinburgh on 18th April!

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SCO 2023/24: Northern Lights with Joseph Swensen

18th April 2024

Look north for luminous music from Orkney, Denmark and Finland, brought together by SCO Conductor Emeritus Joseph Swensen.

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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!

Ania Magliano: Forgive Me, Father

13th March 2025

Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show 2023 nominee Ania Magliano is back on tour! Don't miss 'Forgive Me, Father' at The Stand Edinburgh on Thursday 13th March!

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Voyage - The ABBA Tribute

8th August 2024

VOYAGE The Abba Tribute, at La Belle Angele, is an explosive show packed with all your favourite Abba Hits, sensational singing, mesmerising choreography and authentic costumes.

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Out of The Blue - A Celebration of Joni Mitchell

18th July 2024

After repeated sell out shows, Anne Gair and her band are taking the show on the road in 2024 with a date at The Voodoo Rooms on 18th 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!

The Great Willy Waddle Edinburgh - Charity Fun Run - CANCELLED

15th June 2024

Grab your friends, don your inflatable penis costume (suit provided for you to keep!) and waddle, jog or walk the 2k route through Holyrood Park for Orchid - Fighting Male Cancer!

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Robin Robertson Blues Band at the First Thursday Blues Club

2nd May 2024

The First Thursday Blues Club welcome the Robin Robertson Blues Band on Thursday 2nd May with support from the Burnside Burners!

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Taylor Swift - The Eras Tour Pre Party!

7th June 2024 - 9th June 2024

Calling all Swifties! Join us at Why Not Nightclub in Edinburgh for The Eras Tour Pre Parties!

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Latest Edinburgh News

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

Edinburgh Zoo named best zoo in Scotland

Edinburgh Zoo named best zoo in Scotland

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s (RZSS) Edinburgh Zoo has been named the best zoo to visit in Scotland by TripAdvisor, the world’s biggest travel guidance platform.

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Ambassador Theatre Group becomes ATG Entertainment

Ambassador Theatre Group becomes ATG Entertainment

Ambassador Theatre Group (“ATG”), a leading live entertainment organisation, and owner of the Edinburgh Playhouse, today announced that it is rebranding as ATG Entertainment.

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New Finds at Culloden Battlefield shed more light on intensity of battle

New Finds at Culloden Battlefield shed more light on intensity of battle

Latest investigations by National Trust for Scotland archaeologists at Culloden Battlefield have recovered a wide range of artefacts.

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First Look and opening date confirmed for The Spanish Butcher in Edinburgh

First Look and opening date confirmed for The Spanish Butcher in Edinburgh

RUSK & RUSK, the independent Scottish restaurant group, today shares first look impressions of The Spanish Butcher, Edinburgh, and confirms it will officially open on Friday 10th May.

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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!

The Biscuit Factory Beverage Festival 2024

19th Apr 2024 - 20th Apr 2024
Leith

The Biscuit Factory has launched a new Festival for 2024, showcasing outstanding beer, whisky, craft spirits and alternative drinks from independent producers and renowned artisans.

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Pomegranates Festival

25th Apr 2024 - 30th Apr 2024
Edinburgh Old Town

The Scottish Storytelling Centre welcomes the return of Pomegranates, the annual springtime festival sowing the seeds of international traditional dance!

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SI-FAN Film Festival: Edinburgh

25th Apr 2024 - 30th Apr 2024
Edinburgh West

SI-FAN aims to bring the most exciting genre feature and short films on the film festival circuit to genre loving Scottish audiences from all over!

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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!

Ray Bradshaw: Doppelginger

18th April 2024

Multi award winning comedian Ray Bradshaw brings his new, funny, heartwarming comedy show 'Doppelginger' to the Queen's Hall Edinburgh on 18th April!

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MAMA’s Annual Revue: Spotlight Awards

18th Apr 2024 - 20th Apr 2024

Join us for our annual revue "M.A.M.A. Spotlight Awards", where we will take you to a fun filled evening of iconic Musicals and Artists through the years.

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Chicken

18th Apr 2024 - 20th Apr 2024

Don Murphy is a proud Irish man, a hopeless ketamine addict and one of his generation’s greatest actors. He also happens to be a chicken.

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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...

Arthur’s Secrets

16th Apr 2024 - 26th Sep 2024

Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice!

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

16th April 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

17th April 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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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!

Riffs Tuesdays

16th April 2024

Come get your weekly dose of RIFFS at Legents Edinburgh every Tuesday!

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Movement

16th April 2024

Join us every Tuesday at The Mash House for Movement, dedicated to bringing you the uplifting, lighter vibes of underground dance music.

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Daniel Docherty

17th April 2024

Glasgow's Daniel Docherty will kick off his UK tour with a night at Sneaky Pete's on Wednesday 17th April.

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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!

Summerhall

Summerhall, Edinburgh’s biggest arts venue, is open to the public all year round.

Monkey Music Edinburgh

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

Edinburgh Birth and Baby

Whilst we are a predominantly online community we hold regular in person events for both pregnancy and post birth in different areas of Edinburgh.

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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!

Mercat Tours

The best way to really experience medieval Edinburgh is to follow your feet – and your guide! Join Edinburgh's award-Winning storytellers Mercat Tours for one of their history walks or ghost tours!

Museum of Scottish Fire Heritage

The museum tells the story of Scottish firefighting from its inception to present day. Explore antique fire engines, engaging interactives, artefacts and more.

The Hermitage of Braid & Blackford Hill Local Nature Reserve

The Hermitage of Braid and Blackford Hill Local Nature Reserve is an area of natural beauty in Edinburgh, Scotland, managed by City of Edinburgh Forestry and Natural Heritage.

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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.

Brewhemia

Scotland’s only beer palace, home to eight copper tanks filled with a selection of fantastic unpasteurised and unfiltered beers.

The Three Sisters Edinburgh

Named in memory of the three MacKinnon sisters who were popular performers in the 1740s, The Three Sisters remains Edinburgh's gathering social hub!

The Lookout by Gardeners Cottage

The Lookout by Gardener's Cottage is partially suspended over Calton Hill’s northwest slope offering panoramic views across Edinburgh and the Firth of Forth.

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Popular Events

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!
Edinbrick 2024 - A LEGO Model Show
Edinbrick is back for 2024 at a new venue! Edinburgh's biggest LEGO Model Show, will be held on the weekend of the 20th and 21st of April at McEwan Hall.
Northern Kentucky University Chamber Choir
Join the Northern Kentucky University Chamber Choir at St Giles Cathedral on Saturday 11th May when they perform beautiful classical, spiritual and sacred music!
Feria de Seville In Edinburgh
Come and celebrate Spring with the Alba Flamenca Feria, our own little Feria de Sevilla, on Saturday 25th May!
The Makings of A Murderer 2 - The Real Manhunter
Following sell-out shows nationwide, the UK’s top true crime theatre tour is back with a brand-new lineup and brings it to the Assembly Rooms in October!

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