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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!

Popular events in Edinburgh

You'll find the most popular Edinburgh events on the website right now, right here!

MCN Scottish Motorcycle Show 2021 - CANCELLED

MCN Scottish Motorcycle Show 2021 - CANCELLED

1st March 2021

The MCN Scottish Motorcycle Show returns returns to the Royal Highland Centre in March 2021, showcasing the latest bikes!

Bad Boy Chiller Crew

Bad Boy Chiller Crew

6th October 2021

Bradford's Bad Boy Chiller Crew have announced that they will play The Liquid Room on Wednesday 6th October!

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

21st October 2021 - 27th November 2021

Disney proudly invites you to ‘Be Our Guest’ as the most enchanted musical of all time, Beauty and the Beast, comes to Edinburgh Playhouse in 2021!

A Poisonous Method Part 2: Opium

A Poisonous Method Part 2: Opium

22nd February 2021 - 1st March 2021

Join the Surgeons Hall Museum Curator for a trilogy of talks exploring why poison was the Victorian murder weapon of choice. Part two Opium!

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!

Saturday Night Live at The Stand

Saturday Night Live at The Stand

6th March 2021
Online Event

Join Mark Nelson and his partner in crime Al on tech when Saturday Night Live At The Stand returns on Saturday 6th March!

Edinburgh Wedding Fair and Fashion Show - POSTPONED

Edinburgh Wedding Fair and Fashion Show - POSTPONED

6th March 2021 - 7th March 2021

The biggest wedding fair on the east coast of Scotland will once again return to Edinburgh Corn Exchange on 6th and 7th March!

Bonnie Bairn - Scotland’s Virtual Pregnancy & Family Fair

Bonnie Bairn - Scotland’s Virtual Pregnancy & Family Fair

6th March 2021 - 7th March 2021
Online Event

Bonnie Bairn is excited to bring their annual Premier Pregnancy & Family Fair to the virtual platform for a weekend packed full of everything wonderful about having a family in Scotland!

Susie McCabe’s Comedy Cellar

Susie McCabe’s Comedy Cellar

6th March 2021
Online Event

You won't want to miss this 6 week extravaganza of premium comedy, brought to you by Susie McCabe's Comedy Cellar!

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!

Bad Boy Chiller Crew

Bad Boy Chiller Crew

6th October 2021

Bradford's Bad Boy Chiller Crew have announced that they will play The Liquid Room on Wednesday 6th October!
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The Royal Highland Show

The Royal Highland Show

17th June 2021 - 20th June 2021

One of Scotland's most iconic events, The Royal Highland Show, returns to the Royal Highland Centre between the 17th and 20th June 2021!
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Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

21st October 2021 - 27th November 2021

Disney proudly invites you to ‘Be Our Guest’ as the most enchanted musical of all time, Beauty and the Beast, comes to Edinburgh Playhouse in 2021!
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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!

Producers’ Pool Scotland: Understanding Audiences

Producers’ Pool Scotland: Understanding Audiences

3rd March 2021
Online Event

Join Producers' Pool Scotland for their next online event on Wednesday 3rd March where they'll be discussing understanding audiences and audience development!
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Tom Grennan

Tom Grennan

16th September 2021

Bedford-born powerhouse vocalist, Tom Grennan has confirmed a UK tour for September and October, catch him live at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange on September 16th!
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Gary Meikle: Surreal

Gary Meikle: Surreal

21st October 2021

After his meteoric rise through the ranks, Scottish Comedy Award winner and viral sensation Gary Meikle is back with his second tour show, Surreal! Catch him at the Howden Park Centre in October!
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Latest Edinburgh News

New outdoor exhibition of dreamy lockdown photography from Lottie Nadeau goes on display

New outdoor exhibition of dreamy lockdown photography from Lottie Nadeau goes on display

A new outdoor exhibition of lockdown-created works from photographer Lottie Nadeau (a recent graduate of ECA) have gone on display in Glasgow in Edinburgh.
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RZSS leads UK zoos in signing the global coalition: UnitedForBiodiversity

RZSS leads UK zoos in signing the global coalition: UnitedForBiodiversity

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) is the first UK zoological society to join the European Commission Global Coalition #UnitedForBiodiversity.
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Edinburgh chef reveals secret recipe for ultimate Mothers Day breakfast.

Edinburgh chef reveals secret recipe for ultimate Mothers Day breakfast.

Emma Clark-Szabo, a Development Chef from Copper Blossom on Edinburgh’s George Street, has revealed her secret recipe for the ultimate Mother’s Day breakfast in time for the big day on 14th March.
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Edinburgh care homes dine through the decades with special guest

Edinburgh care homes dine through the decades with special guest

Residents at three care homes in Edinburgh have taken a trip down memory lane as part of a nationwide initiative to rediscover their favourite foods from the past.
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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!

Puppet Animation Festival: Edinburgh & Lothians

Puppet Animation Festival: Edinburgh & Lothians

27th Mar 2021 - 17th Apr 2021
Various Locations Edinburgh

The Puppet Animation Festival is the UK’s oldest and largest performing arts festival for children!
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Terminal V Festival - Will be Rescheduled to Halloween

Terminal V Festival - Will be Rescheduled to Halloween

3rd Apr 2021 - 4th Apr 2021
Edinburgh West

Terminal V returns to The Royal Highland Centre for the biggest event to date with a full weekend festival running over Saturday and Sunday 3rd & 4th April!
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Big Big Gin Festival

Big Big Gin Festival

23rd Apr 2021 - 25th Apr 2021
Edinburgh West

The Big Big Gin Festival returns to the Edinburgh Corn Exchange in April 2021. Let your experience be-gin!
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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!

John Robertson’s The Dark Room

John Robertson’s The Dark Room

4th April 2021

Comedian John Robertson's The Dark Room is a gut-busting rock n' roll experience for everyone who buys a ticket! Don't miss it at the Stand Edinburgh on April 4th!
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John Shuttleworth’s Back!

John Shuttleworth’s Back!

7th April 2021

John Shuttleworth returns to The Queen's Hall to regale audiences with an evening of his classic songs, plus new ones and hilarious 'back' stories!
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The Journey

The Journey

13th Apr 2021 - 18th Apr 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Extraordinary illusionist, mentalist and performance artist Scott Silven and the Traverse Theatre invite you on a mesmerizing journey from your home to his in rural Scotland.
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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...

How to Build an Online Shop

How to Build an Online Shop

2nd March 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

How would you like to learn how to build your very own online shop? This exciting 7-week club run by Heart of Midlothian FC's Innovation Centre will show you exactly how to do that.
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Create an App to Save the World

Create an App to Save the World

3rd March 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Heart of Midlothian FC's Innovation Centre: Build new skills in app design and development to solve a problem that affects the world’s people and planet. Suitable for S1-S3 girls and boys.
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Zoomtunes - Free singing classes for children P3 & P4

Zoomtunes - Free singing classes for children P3 & P4

5th March 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Celebrate the start of the weekend with Zoomtunes, half an hour of fun and frolics led by expert singing teacher Libby Crabtree!
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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!

Terminal V Festival - Will be Rescheduled to Halloween

Terminal V Festival - Will be Rescheduled to Halloween

3rd Apr 2021 - 4th Apr 2021

Terminal V returns to The Royal Highland Centre for the biggest event to date with a full weekend festival running over Saturday and Sunday 3rd & 4th April!
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Mark Sharpe and The Bicycle Thieves

Mark Sharpe and The Bicycle Thieves

4th April 2021

Five-piece Whitburn outfit Mark Sharp & the Bicycle Thieves are the latest product from a thriving West Lothian music scene and you can hear them at The Mash House!
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Neck Deep

Neck Deep

5th April 2021

Neck Deep will tour the UK in 2021 in support of their new album 'All Distortions Are Intentional', catch them at Assembly Rooms Edinburgh on April 5th!
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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!

Embroiderers Guild Edinburgh Branch

Embroiderers Guild Edinburgh Branch

The Edinburgh Embroiderers Guild are a very sociable group who share an interest in textile art.

Curves Edinburgh Northwest

Curves Edinburgh Northwest

Visit Curves in Edinburgh for a simple and effective workout circuit in only 30 minutes.

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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!

House of the Binns

House of the Binns

Set in beautifully landscaped parkland overlooking the River Forth, this fascinating laird’s house near Linlithgow has been the home of the Dalyells for over 400 years.

Auld Toun Walking Tours

Auld Toun Walking Tours

Discover the people behind Edinburgh's stories with a walking tour of Edinburgh's UNESCO Heritage Listed Old Town!

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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 Sheep Heid Inn

The Sheep Heid Inn

As Scotlands oldest Pub we would love to welcome you to The Sheep Heid.Serving guests since 1360 we invite you to join us for a bite to eat and a drink...

The Green Room Edinburgh

The Green Room Edinburgh

Wine and beer bar paired with great food in the heart of The Edinburgh West End.

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Popular Events

MCN Scottish Motorcycle Show 2021 - CANCELLED
The MCN Scottish Motorcycle Show returns returns to the Royal Highland Centre in March 2021, showcasing the latest bikes!
Bad Boy Chiller Crew
Bradford's Bad Boy Chiller Crew have announced that they will play The Liquid Room on Wednesday 6th October!
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Disney proudly invites you to ‘Be Our Guest’ as the most enchanted musical of all time, Beauty and the Beast, comes to Edinburgh Playhouse in 2021!
A Poisonous Method Part 2: Opium
Join the Surgeons Hall Museum Curator for a trilogy of talks exploring why poison was the Victorian murder weapon of choice. Part two Opium!
Step Into Spring for Cancer Support Scotland
Are you ready to... STEP INTO SRING? Join us this March and walk 36 miles to help raise vital funds for Cancer Support Scotland!

Popular Venues

Edinburgh Playhouse Festival Theatre Edinburgh Kings Theatre Edinburgh National Museum of Scotland Traverse Theatre