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Popular events in Edinburgh

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

Introduction to Japanese: Online Lessons
Introduction to Japanese: Online Lessons
1st Apr 2020 - 30th Apr 2020
This online course is for anyone interested in learning Japanese, whether as a hobby, to try something new or to prepare for a future trip to Japan.
Online Fertility Yoga
Online Fertility Yoga
8th Apr 2020 - 27th May 2020
On Wednesday 8th April, Fertility Network Scotland are launching their 8 week course of Online Fertility Yoga.
Joe Bonamassa -  SUSPENDED
Joe Bonamassa - SUSPENDED
27th April 2020
Celebrated blues-rock guitarist and singer-songwriter Joe Bonamassa will return to the UK in April 2020 to perform at Edinburgh Playhouse.

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!

The Sisters Brothers
The Sisters Brothers
27th April 2020
Grassmarket Community Project, Edinburgh Old Town
Master French filmmaker Jacques Audiard (Rust and Bone) brings a bit of wry comedy to this otherwise brutal journey to the very heart of the American Gold Rush's Badlands.
Dawn Chorus
Dawn Chorus
2nd May 2020
Hopetoun House, South Queensferry
The early bird catches the worm. Bring your binoculars and join the Ranger on a walk around Hopetoun Grounds to enjoy the sound of the birds waking up!
New Focus - The Classical Connection
New Focus - The Classical Connection
2nd May 2020
Craiglockhart Parish Church, Edinburgh South
Euan Stevenson and Konrad Wiszniewski give fascinating insights into the relationship between classical music and jazz in this superb, informal presentation on Saturday 2nd May!

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!

Edinburgh Summer Sessions
Edinburgh Summer Sessions
8th Aug 2020 - 20th Aug 2020
Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh Old Town
Tom Jones, Lionel Richie, Michael Kiwanuka, The 1975, McFly, Simple Minds and Travis all set to headline at Edinburgh Summer Sessions across 8th - 20th August!
Riverdance: The New 25th Anniversary Show - CANCELLED
Riverdance: The New 25th Anniversary Show - CANCELLED
24th Apr 2020 - 26th Apr 2020
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
Riverdance: The New 25th Anniversary Show comes to Edinburgh Playhouse in April 2020, immersing you in the extraordinary and elemental power of its music and dance!
Foals - CANCELLED
Foals - CANCELLED
29th Apr 2020 - 30th Apr 2020
Usher Hall, Edinburgh West
Foals will be taking ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost’ on the road in the UK and stop off at the Usher Hall on 29th & 30th April.

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 CANCELLED
Puppet Animation Festival: Edinburgh & Lothians CANCELLED
28th Mar 2020 - 18th Apr 2020
The Puppet Animation Festival is the UK’s oldest and largest performing arts festival for children!
Edinburgh Science Festival CANCELLED
Edinburgh Science Festival CANCELLED
4th Apr 2020 - 19th Apr 2020
Edinburgh Science Festival is an educational charity that aims to inspire all ages and backgrounds.
TradFest CANCELLED
TradFest CANCELLED
1st May 2020 - 11th May 2020
Enjoy eleven days of great music as Tradfest returns to Edinburgh in 2020!
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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!

Puppet Animation Festival: The Crab Prince - CANCELLED
Puppet Animation Festival: The Crab Prince - CANCELLED
9th April 2020
John Gray Centre, Haddington
The Crab Prince is an original and beautifully crafted comedy puppet show and friendship, home and the environment, with the chance for the audience to help save the day.
Puppet Animation Festival: The Crab Prince - CANCELLED
Puppet Animation Festival: The Crab Prince - CANCELLED
9th April 2020
John Gray Centre, Haddington
The Crab Prince is an original and beautifully crafted comedy puppet show about friendship, home and the environment, with the chance for the audience to help save the day.
Puppet Animation Festival: Anonymouse - CANCELLED
Puppet Animation Festival: Anonymouse - CANCELLED
13th April 2020
NA, Various Locations Edinburgh
Musical, tactile, curious and sweet, this play blending puppetry and poetry, is a love letter to living moment to moment.
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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...

NYOS Spring Concert - CANCELLED
NYOS Spring Concert - CANCELLED
9th April 2020
Usher Hall, Edinburgh West
The National Youth Orchestras of Scotland is delighted to continue it's partnership with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and welcomes Conductor Christian Kluxen to the podium at The Usher Hall.
Puppet Animation Festival: The Crab Prince - CANCELLED
Puppet Animation Festival: The Crab Prince - CANCELLED
9th April 2020
John Gray Centre, Haddington
The Crab Prince is an original and beautifully crafted comedy puppet show and friendship, home and the environment, with the chance for the audience to help save the day.
Puppet Animation Festival: The Crab Prince - CANCELLED
Puppet Animation Festival: The Crab Prince - CANCELLED
9th April 2020
John Gray Centre, Haddington
The Crab Prince is an original and beautifully crafted comedy puppet show about friendship, home and the environment, with the chance for the audience to help save the day.
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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!

NYOS Spring Concert - CANCELLED
NYOS Spring Concert - CANCELLED
9th April 2020
Usher Hall, Edinburgh West
The National Youth Orchestras of Scotland is delighted to continue it's partnership with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and welcomes Conductor Christian Kluxen to the podium at The Usher Hall.
A Giant on the Bridge - CANCELLED - hope to reschedule at some point
A Giant on the Bridge - CANCELLED - hope to reschedule at some point
9th April 2020
The Queens Hall Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
Five of Scotland’s foremost musicians perform songs and stories co-written with people connected to the criminal justice system.
Christy Moore - Magic Nights - CANCELLED
Christy Moore - Magic Nights - CANCELLED
16th April 2020
Usher Hall, Edinburgh West
Regular Music presents Christy Moore - Magic Nights at the Usher Hall on Thursday 16th April.
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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!

Gin & Jammies at Home - Going Virtual
Gin & Jammies at Home - Going Virtual
19th April 2020
Online Event
Have a party with your family and friends virtually and raise vital funds for The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice by joining them for their Gin & Jammies at Home event on April 19th!
Lost Glasgow: Oscar, Bravo!
Lost Glasgow: Oscar, Bravo!
23rd April 2020
Online Event
Whether self-isolating or with the family, this special live stream event by Street Level Photoworks with Lost Glasgow's Norry Wilson is a must for all to gather round!
POP UP MELT Method Session
POP UP MELT Method Session
10th April 2020
Online Event
With many people working from home, bodies are feeling the tension of aches and pains so join Kirsty, from Improve with Pilates, for a POP UP MELT Session this Friday!
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Latest Edinburgh News

Enjoy a virtual hop around Scotland this Easter
Enjoy a virtual hop around Scotland this Easter
The hunt is on for Easter activities from the comfort of home!
Carol Smillie narrates Scottish book for children during LOCHdown
Carol Smillie narrates Scottish book for children during LOCHdown
Scottish TV presenter Carol Smillie is keeping kids entertained by bringing a new children’s book to life for young readers!

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!

Shangri la Pilates
Shangri la Pilates
Pilates for the Older Body. Mondays 10am & 11am - Cramond Kirk Hall, 16 Cramond Glebe...
Dance Classes with Alex el Gato
Dance Classes with Alex el Gato
Salsa Classes with Alex el Gato - every Tuesday and Thursday at el Paso Tapas Bar Details...
Moody Monday
Moody Monday
Moody Monday debuted to critical acclaim in 2014, led by designer and creative director...
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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 Wildcat Bar
The Wildcat Bar
Cool cosy vintage bar in the Tollcross area, 30 paces from the Kings Theatre.Live music...
Chocolate Museum
Chocolate Museum
In the Jungle Room, learn how chocolate is grown and harvested and about the chocolate...
Can You Catch the Killer
Can You Catch the Killer
Can You Catch the Killer Murder Mystery eventsScotland's largest and most prolific murder...
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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 Fly Half
The Fly Half
We are a family and dog friendly bar in Leith that boasts great pub grub, an extensive...
The Hive Nightclub & Venue
The Hive Nightclub & Venue
Weekly Club NightsEvent / Function HireOpen 7 days a week until 3am each evening
tapas3
tapas3
Come and try some quality tapas at reasonable prices in our wonderful little Spanish...
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Popular Events

Introduction to Japanese: Online Lessons
This online course is for anyone interested in learning Japanese, whether as a hobby, to try something new or to prepare for a future trip to Japan.
Online Fertility Yoga
On Wednesday 8th April, Fertility Network Scotland are launching their 8 week course of Online Fertility Yoga.
Joe Bonamassa - SUSPENDED
Celebrated blues-rock guitarist and singer-songwriter Joe Bonamassa will return to the UK in April 2020 to perform at Edinburgh Playhouse.
Foals - CANCELLED
Foals will be taking ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost’ on the road in the UK and stop off at the Usher Hall on 29th & 30th April.
Edinburgh Summer Sessions
Tom Jones, Lionel Richie, Michael Kiwanuka, The 1975, McFly, Simple Minds and Travis all set to headline at Edinburgh Summer Sessions across 8th - 20th August!

Popular Venues

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

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