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What's on in Edinburgh

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!

Santa’s Grotto at Dobbies Edinburgh

Santa’s Grotto at Dobbies Edinburgh

22nd November 2020 - 24th December 2020

Bring your little ones along to Dobbies Edinburgh for an exciting festive experience at Santa's Grotto!

The Parking Lot Social Winter Festival Edinburgh

The Parking Lot Social Winter Festival Edinburgh

16th December 2020 - 24th December 2020

The magic of Christmas lives on at The Parking Lot Social Winter Festival... featuring pantomimes, huge Christmas parties, festive movie screenings, fireworks, comedy, food trucks & more!

Christmas at the Botanics

Christmas at the Botanics

26th November 2020 - 3rd January 2021

Explore the sights and sounds of Christmas in this magical after dark experience when it returns to the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh!

Royal Highland Show 2021

Royal Highland Show 2021

17th June 2021 - 20th June 2021

One of Scotland's most iconic events 'The Royal Highland Show' returns to the Royal Highland Centre from 17th June!

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!

Stockbridge Market

Stockbridge Market

29th November 2020
Edinburgh New Town

A foodie heaven, creative crafts, original artwork, superb street food. Eat, meet, greet or treat - there is something for everyone!

Frontline Festival Scotland

Frontline Festival Scotland

30th November 2020
Online Event

The Frontline Festival Scotland is a new virtual gig, supported by over 30 Scottish artists, which will be streamed over social media on St Andrews Day... and everyone is invited!

Stewart Lee: Virus Tornado - CANCELLED

Stewart Lee: Virus Tornado - CANCELLED

30th November 2020

Stewart Lee has reworked sixty minutes of his show 'Snowflake Tornado' that have been rendered irrelevant by events, it's sure to be shoddy as hell but all proceeds will go to The Stand Edinburgh!

Diageo Career Webinars

Diageo Career Webinars

1st December 2020 - 2nd December 2020
Online Event

Global drinks company, Diageo, will host a series of career webinars, offering vital recruitment advice from its team of talent scouts!

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!

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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Christmas at the Botanics

Christmas at the Botanics

26th November 2020 - 3rd January 2021

Explore the sights and sounds of Christmas in this magical after dark experience when it returns to the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh!
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Unique Events: Drive In Movies - Christmas

Unique Events: Drive In Movies - Christmas

17th December 2020 - 23rd December 2020
Edinburgh West

Fasten your seatbelts – it’s time for Drive In Movies - Christmas! With a bumper selection of films to choose from, we hope you are ready for a wild ride.
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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!

Funbox present Santa’s Big Surprise!

Funbox present Santa’s Big Surprise!

5th Dec 2020 - 20th Dec 2020
Online Event

This December, for the first time ever, Funbox will bring the magic of their Christmas show straight to your home!
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Festive Family Afternoon Tea at Dalmahoy

Festive Family Afternoon Tea at Dalmahoy

1st Dec 2020 - 1st Jan 2021

Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club has come up with fun ideas where family Christmas memories can still made during the pandemic, including festive in-room camping and family afternoon tea.
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Sarah Millican: Bobby Dazzler

Sarah Millican: Bobby Dazzler

2nd Jul 2022 - 3rd Jul 2022

Sarah Millican is bringing her brand new tour, Bobby Dazzler to the Festival Theatre Edinburgh on 2nd & 3rd July 2022!
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Latest Edinburgh News

Edinburgh care home residents take part in worldwide art festival

Edinburgh care home residents take part in worldwide art festival

Residents at Care UK’s Murrayside on South Beechwood picked up their pencils and went back to the drawing board for The Big Draw Festival 2020.
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Critically endangered wildcat kittens born at Edinburgh Zoo

Critically endangered wildcat kittens born at Edinburgh Zoo

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) is celebrating the birth of two critically endangered wildcat kittens at Edinburgh Zoo.
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Black Friday Deals at Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh

Black Friday Deals at Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh

Black Friday comes to town this week at Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh for a limited time only!
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DMAs announced for Edinburgh Summer Sessions 2021

DMAs announced for Edinburgh Summer Sessions 2021

Edinburgh Summer Sessions announce Australian rockers DMA’s will join 2021’s festival line-up on Friday 6th August 2021.
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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!

Frontline Festival Scotland

Frontline Festival Scotland

30th Nov 2020 - 30th Nov 2020
Online Event

The Frontline Festival Scotland is a new virtual gig, supported by over 30 Scottish artists, which will be streamed over social media on St Andrews Day... and everyone is invited!
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Edinburghs Christmas

Edinburghs Christmas

1st Dec 2020 - 24th Dec 2020
Various Locations Edinburgh

Following the recent national restrictions, the focus will move to celebrating Edinburgh’s Christmas 2020 online this year.
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Beecraigs Festive Forest - CANCELLED

Beecraigs Festive Forest - CANCELLED

4th Dec 2020 - 24th Dec 2020
Linlithgow

Following last year’s debut event, Beecraigs Festive Forest is back for 2020, bigger, brighter, longer and more spectacular!
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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!

Mustard

Mustard

1st Dec 2020 - 14th Dec 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

MUSTARD is a one-woman show about heartbreak, madness and how condiments are the ultimate coping mechanism, by award-winning playwright & performer Eva O’Connor.
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Lyceum Christmas Tales

Lyceum Christmas Tales

1st Dec 2020 - 20th Dec 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

Join us this festive season for a Christmas offering unlike any other. Lyceum Christmas Tales is an advent calendar of 12 stories for audiences in Edinburgh and beyond.
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Shielders

Shielders

1st Dec 2020 - 31st Jan 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Shielders takes a unique look at the very alien world we now find ourselves in and its impact on those who still find themselves on the inside, looking out.
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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...

St. Andrew’s Activity

St. Andrew’s Activity

29th November 2020

Discover myths and legends associated with Scottish monarchs, explore stories behind famous symbols and hear traditional music played on the fiddle ahead of St. Andrew's Day.
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Braid House Christmas Fair

Braid House Christmas Fair

30th Nov 2020 - 4th Dec 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

Join Braid House on Facebook for their fundraising Christmas Fair, selling baked goods, presents for family and friends and even Reindeer dust!
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Lyceum Christmas Tales

Lyceum Christmas Tales

1st Dec 2020 - 20th Dec 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

Join us this festive season for a Christmas offering unlike any other. Lyceum Christmas Tales is an advent calendar of 12 stories for audiences in Edinburgh and beyond.
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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!

Campbell’s Ceilidh - Online

Campbell’s Ceilidh - Online

29th November 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

Join Mairi Campbell for a weekly online global gathering of songs, tunes, poems and offerings from friends, fans and family!
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Nearly Dan

Nearly Dan

4th December 2020

Less tribute and more homage, Nearly Dan promise all the Steely Dan favourites in this two hour-plus show at La Belle Angele!
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Campbell’s Ceilidh - Online

Campbell’s Ceilidh - Online

6th December 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

Join Mairi Campbell for a weekly online global gathering of songs, tunes, poems and offerings from friends, fans and family!
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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!

Soma Yoga Scotland Edinburgh Branch

Soma Yoga Scotland Edinburgh Branch

Yoga is an esoteric path of absolute and total love and consciousness that leads to the complete and profound freedom of the being!The purpose of Soma...

Kadampa Meditation Centre Edinburgh

Kadampa Meditation Centre Edinburgh

Kadampa Meditation Centre Edinburgh has a purpose-built meditation hall to provide a haven of peace in the midst of the city, offering a wide range of classes and courses in modern Buddhism.

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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!

Queensferry Museum

Queensferry Museum

Queensferry museum showcases the past and traditions of historic Queensferry and neighbouring Dalmeny.

Luminate Festival: Edinburgh & Lothians

Luminate Festival: Edinburgh & Lothians

Luminate: Scotland's creative ageing festival celebrating creativity as we age.

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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.

Bellfield Brewery

Bellfield Brewery

Based in Edinburgh, we’re a brewery with a mission: to create great tasting, gluten-free beer that anyone can drink.

Starbar

Starbar

StarBar is an old school pub in the heart of Edinburgh's New Town, with a south facing beer garden, jukebox, table football, dartboard, piano and guitars.

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Popular Events

Santa’s Grotto at Dobbies Edinburgh
Bring your little ones along to Dobbies Edinburgh for an exciting festive experience at Santa's Grotto!
The Parking Lot Social Winter Festival Edinburgh
The magic of Christmas lives on at The Parking Lot Social Winter Festival... featuring pantomimes, huge Christmas parties, festive movie screenings, fireworks, comedy, food trucks & more!
Christmas at the Botanics
Explore the sights and sounds of Christmas in this magical after dark experience when it returns to the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh!
Royal Highland Show 2021
One of Scotland's most iconic events 'The Royal Highland Show' returns to the Royal Highland Centre from 17th June!
Edinburgh Zoo’s Christmas Nights
Make your evenings merry and bright this festive season with a magical journey to the North Pole and back!

Popular Venues

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