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What's on in Edinburgh

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Popular events in Edinburgh

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

Electric Six
Electric Six
19th November 2020
Electric Six come to The Liquid Room on Thursday 19 November as part of their 'Russia, If you're Listening' tour!
Belinda Carlisle - The Decades Tour
Belinda Carlisle - The Decades Tour
12th October 2021
Belinda Carlisle embarks on a 16-date UK tour in winter 2021 to mark 35 years as a solo artist and stops off at the Usher Hall on Tuesday 12 October!
Edinburgh Christmas Gin Festival
Edinburgh Christmas Gin Festival
12th December 2020
The Edinburgh Christmas Gin Festival is coming to Central Hall on Saturday 12th December! Come along and meet the distillers, chat, sample and even buy a bottle to take home!

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 Best Seat in the House
The Best Seat in the House
26th May 2020
Online Event
The Not Forgotten charity have launched a FREE weekly entertainment show, featuring artists such as The Osmonds, Elaine Paige, Aled Jones and Brian Conley to name a few!
Engelbert Humperdinck - The Angel On My Shoulder Tour - POSTPONED
Engelbert Humperdinck - The Angel On My Shoulder Tour - POSTPONED
27th May 2020
Usher Hall, Edinburgh West
Engelbert Humperdinck brings his 'The Angel On My Shoulder' tour to the Usher Hall, Edinburgh on Wednesday 27th May!
Online Fertility Yoga
Online Fertility Yoga
27th May 2020
Online Event
On Wednesday 8th April, Fertility Network Scotland are launching their 8 week course of Online Fertility Yoga.

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!

Electric Six
Electric Six
19th November 2020
The Liquid Room, Edinburgh Old Town
Electric Six come to The Liquid Room on Thursday 19 November as part of their 'Russia, If you're Listening' tour!
The Book of Mormon - RESCHEDULED DATE
The Book of Mormon - RESCHEDULED DATE
9th Jun 2021 - 26th Jun 2021
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
The Book of Mormon, Broadway’s smash-hit musical written by Trey Parker, Matt Stone and Robert Lopez, is coming to Edinburgh Playhouse with performances from 9th to 26 June 2021.
Edinburgh Summer Sessions
Edinburgh Summer Sessions
8th Aug 2020 - 20th Aug 2020
Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh Old Town
Tom Jones, Michael Kiwanuka, The 1975, McFly, Simple Minds and Travis all set to headline at Edinburgh Summer Sessions across 8th - 20th August!

Upcoming Online Events

Looking to beat the lockdown boredom? Check out some of these fantastic events that are being held virtually!

Intro to Advertising Series: Perfecting Your Facebook Profile
Intro to Advertising Series: Perfecting Your Facebook Profile
26th May 2020
Online Event
WEvolution supports people to convert ideas into income generating activities, join Wendy and Rosie on May 26th for their next 'Perfecting Your Facebook Profile' workshop.
The Best Seat in the House
The Best Seat in the House
26th May 2020
Online Event
The Not Forgotten charity have launched a FREE weekly entertainment show, featuring artists such as The Osmonds, Elaine Paige, Aled Jones and Brian Conley to name a few!
Fergus McCreadie Solo Piano
Fergus McCreadie Solo Piano
26th May 2020
Online Event Edinburgh
Join multi-award-winning pianist Fergus McCreadie every Tuesday at 8pm for an improvised concert live on Facebook, promoted in conjunction with Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.
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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!

It’s Good 2 Give Big Weekend In
It’s Good 2 Give Big Weekend In
30th May 2020 - 31st May 2020
Why not join It's Good 2 Give Big Weekend In for a family friendly weekend festival from the comfort of your own home!
Foodies Festival
Foodies Festival
7th Aug 2020 - 9th Aug 2020
Foodies Festival, the UK’s biggest food festival, returns to Edinburgh’s Inverleith Park 7th, 8th and 9th August!
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo - CANCELLED
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo - CANCELLED
7th Aug 2020 - 29th Aug 2020
With the iconic backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, 2020 sees The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo celebrate its 70th anniversary with ‘The Platinum Edition’.
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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!

TuFlamenco: FlamencoNova
TuFlamenco: FlamencoNova
28th June 2020
The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh New Town
After our last incredible performances in the EdFringe19 we decided to bring back our beloved ‘FlamencoNova’ to The Voodoo Rooms!
Heathers The Musical
Heathers The Musical
7th Jul 2020 - 11th Jul 2020
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
Following two smash hit record breaking London West End seasons, Heathers The Musical embarks on its first national tour and comes to Edinburgh Playhouse in July 2020.
Faulty Towers The Dining Experience at Edinburgh Fringe 2020
Faulty Towers The Dining Experience at Edinburgh Fringe 2020
6th Aug 2020 - 31st Aug 2020
Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, Edinburgh Old Town
Don't miss the legendary show, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience, when it returns to the Edinburgh Fringe this August!
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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...

Fergus McCreadie Solo Piano
Fergus McCreadie Solo Piano
26th May 2020
Online Event Edinburgh
Join multi-award-winning pianist Fergus McCreadie every Tuesday at 8pm for an improvised concert live on Facebook, promoted in conjunction with Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.
Boogie Beat ZOOM Billy Goats Gruff
Boogie Beat ZOOM Billy Goats Gruff
28th May 2020
Online Event Edinburgh
Join Zoe and Giggles the Boogie Beat Monkey for another interactive and fun Boogie Beat ZOOM class on Thursday 28th May!
It’s Good 2 Give Big Weekend In
It’s Good 2 Give Big Weekend In
30th May 2020 - 31st May 2020
Online Event Edinburgh
Why not join It's Good 2 Give Big Weekend In for a family friendly weekend festival from the comfort of your own home!
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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!

Moonlight Sonata by Candlelight
Moonlight Sonata by Candlelight
5th June 2020
St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh Old Town
Treat yourself and your loved ones to an evening of stunning classical music by candlelight performed by spectacular British concert pianist, Warren Mailley-Smith!
Pitchblenders
Pitchblenders
5th June 2020
Valvona & Crolla, Edinburgh East
Enjoy an intimate hour of Friday night music from the Pitchblenders at Valvona & Crolla!
The Spatz Quartet: Sinatra Unplugged
The Spatz Quartet: Sinatra Unplugged
12th June 2020
Valvona & Crolla, Edinburgh East
The Spatz Quartet strip away the orchestras, big bands and large musical scores, leaving the melodies to speak for themselves.
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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!

It’s Good 2 Give Big Weekend In
It’s Good 2 Give Big Weekend In
30th May 2020 - 31st May 2020
Online Event Edinburgh
Why not join It's Good 2 Give Big Weekend In for a family friendly weekend festival from the comfort of your own home!
Epoch
Epoch
5th Jun 2020 - 25th Jun 2020
Online Event
Epoch is the virtual solo show of Italian conceptual painter Daniele Bongiovanni, which will be streamed online by The Wall Space Gallery in June!
Magic of Motown
Magic of Motown
13th March 2021
Usher Hall, Edinburgh West
Celebrating 60 magical years of Motown, immerse yourself in the sound of a generation as The Magic of Motown returns to the stage at the Usher Hall!
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Latest Edinburgh News

Dobbies encourages kids to get gardening
Dobbies encourages kids to get gardening
The UK's leading garden centre retailer, Dobbies Garden Centres, announces its support for National Children’s Gardening Week, which runs from 23rd to 31st May.
National Theatre of Scotland launches PLAY DATES a new online interactive programme for children and families
National Theatre of Scotland launches PLAY DATES a new online interactive programme for children and families
National Theatre of Scotland in association with leading children’s arts organisations Starcatchers and Imaginate is connecting with families at home during the COVID crisis.

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!

Prestonfield Golf Club
Prestonfield Golf Club
If you are looking to play golf in Edinburgh, you will be warmly welcomed by the Club...
Duddingston Golf Club
Duddingston Golf Club
Welcome to Duddingston Golf Club – one of the most outstanding parkland courses in...
ComputerXplorers SEScotland
ComputerXplorers SEScotland
ComputerXplorers offers children specialist computing education in their own school and...
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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

Electric Six
Electric Six come to The Liquid Room on Thursday 19 November as part of their 'Russia, If you're Listening' tour!
Belinda Carlisle - The Decades Tour
Belinda Carlisle embarks on a 16-date UK tour in winter 2021 to mark 35 years as a solo artist and stops off at the Usher Hall on Tuesday 12 October!
Edinburgh Christmas Gin Festival
The Edinburgh Christmas Gin Festival is coming to Central Hall on Saturday 12th December! Come along and meet the distillers, chat, sample and even buy a bottle to take home!
At The Drive In: Edinburgh
@TheDriveIn is a fully loaded drive in cinema experience that is bringing a whole host of drive in activities to Edinburgh in July!
The Book of Mormon - RESCHEDULED DATE
The Book of Mormon, Broadway’s smash-hit musical written by Trey Parker, Matt Stone and Robert Lopez, is coming to Edinburgh Playhouse with performances from 9th to 26 June 2021.

Popular Venues

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

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