Edinburgh International Festival: Herbie Hancock

Jazz legend Herbie Hancock makes his International Festival debut with a stunning performance of music spanning his 60 year career.

Edinburgh International Festival: Herbie Hancock

About Edinburgh International Festival: Herbie Hancock

Herbie Hancock is a true icon of modern music. Throughout his illustrious career, spanning six decades and hundreds of awards (including 14 Grammy® Awards), he continues to amaze audiences across the globe. An artist of immense integrity and vision, his phenomenal output has successfully transcended limitations and genres, all while maintaining his own inimitable voice.

Few artists have had more influence on acoustic and electronic jazz and R&B, as well as inspiring generations of hip-hop and dance music artists. Now in the sixth decade of his career, Herbie Hancock remains where he has always been: in the forefront of world culture and music. He makes his International Festival debut with a special concert at the Edinburgh Playhouse, playing songs from his stunning back catalogue.

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4th August 2022 - 10th August 2022

Alan Cumming returns to the International Festival with a performance exploring the true character of Scotland's national bard Robert Burns.
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Edinburgh International Festival: Rusalka

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6th August 2022 - 9th August 2022

A new production of Dvořák's opera featuring Natalya Romaniw comes to the International Festival, with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Douglas Boyd and Garsington Opera.
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Edinburgh International Festival: Ronald Brautigam, Esther Hoppe and Christian Poltéra

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Revered period keyboardist Ronald Brautigam is joined by violinist Esther Hoppe and cellist Christian Poltéra for three Romantic classics of the chamber repertoire.
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Edinburgh International Festival: The Pulse

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8th August 2022 - 9th August 2022

Enjoy astonishing acrobatics combine with a live choir in this jaw-dropping, pulsating performance at Edinburgh Playhouse on 8th and 9th August.
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Edinburgh International Festival: Counting and Cracking

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8th August 2022 - 14th August 2022

Discover the story of one family's journey through love, heartbreak, civil war and migration to Australia in this epic multigenerational tale.
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Edinburgh International Festival: BBC Singers

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The BBC Singers and Chief Conductor Sofi Jeannin join violinist Laura Samuel for a mystical reimagining of Vaughan Williams' 'The Lark Ascending'.
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Edinburgh International Festival: Royal Scottish National Orchestra

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Edinburgh International Festival: Jeff Mills: Tomorrow Comes The Harvest

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11th August 2022

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Edinburgh International Festival: Sharon Kam & Enrico Pace

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Edinburgh International Festival: Malcolm Martineau and Steven Osborne

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Edinburgh International Festival: The Book of Life

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Edinburgh International Festival: ROOM

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Edinburgh International Festival: Sons of Kemet

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14th August 2022

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Edinburgh International Festival: Salome

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14th August 2022

Celebrated Swedish soprano Malin Byström takes the title role in Strauss' one-act opera, alongside the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Edward Gardner.
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Edinburgh International Festival: Amber

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Edinburgh International Festival: Coppélia

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Edinburgh International Festival: The Ballad of A Great Disordered Heart

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Edinburgh International Festival: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

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Edinburgh International Festival: Takács Quartet

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Edinburgh International Festival: Dunedin Consort

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Edinburgh International Festival: Les Siècles

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Edinburgh International Festival: Martin Hayes and The Common Ground Ensemble

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17th August 2022

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Edinburgh International Festival: Princess Nokia

Edinburgh International Festival: Princess Nokia

17th August 2022

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Edinburgh International Festival: London Symphony Orchestra

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18th August 2022

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Edinburgh International Festival: Ibeyi

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18th August 2022

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Edinburgh International Festival: Istanbul 1710

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18th August 2022

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Acclaimed choreographer Kyle Abraham's newest full-length work tells stories of love, solidarity and friendship against a rich score of R&B and soul music by D'Angelo.
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Edinburgh International Festival: A Little Life

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Acclaimed director Ivo van Hove adapts Hanya Yanagihara’s novel for the theatre, crafting a deeply moving performance of epic proportions.
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Edinburgh International Festival: Arooj Aftab

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The composer and singer blends ancient Eastern music with contemporary American influences to create a transcendent sound.
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Edinburgh International Festival: Czech Philharmonic 2

Edinburgh International Festival: Czech Philharmonic 2

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Semyon Bychkov and the Czech Philharmonic appear together at the International Festival to play the symphonic masterpiece, Mahler's Seventh Symphony.
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Edinburgh International Festival: Detention Dialogues

21st August 2022

A series of verbatim scripts featuring the voices and powerful stories of refugees from around the world.
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Edinburgh International Festival: Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Edinburgh International Festival: Scottish Chamber Orchestra

22nd August 2022

Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti returns to Edinburgh for Bruch's sumptuous Concerto alongside the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Maxim Emelyanychev.
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Edinburgh International Festival: Bruce Liu

Edinburgh International Festival: Bruce Liu

22nd August 2022

The winner of the 2021 Chopin Piano Competition, pianist Bruce Liu, makes his International Festival debut with a recital of music to astound and captivate.
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Edinburgh International Festival: Mahler’s Third Symphony

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Thomas Søndegård conducts the RSNO, RSNO Junior Chorus and the Edinburgh Festival Chorus in Mahler's massive Third Symphony.
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Edinburgh International Festival: Ezra Furman

23rd August 2022

Exploring themes of identity, religion, political angst, love and anxiety, Furman has become an icon for the misunderstood and the oppressed.
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Edinburgh International Festival: Pavel Haas Quartet

Edinburgh International Festival: Pavel Haas Quartet

23rd August 2022

The Czech Pavel Haas Quartet is revered for its infectious passion and intuitive rapport. Come join them for a performance of music by Haydn, Martinů and Schubert.
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Edinburgh International Festival: as british as a watermelon

Edinburgh International Festival: as british as a watermelon

23rd August 2022 - 26th August 2022

Join queer Zimbabwean performer mandla rae for this colourful and personal exploration of childhood migration memories.
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Dr John Cooper Clarke: I Wanna Be Yours

Dr John Cooper Clarke: I Wanna Be Yours

24th August 2022

In celebration of his new autobiography ‘I Wanna Be Yours’, the ‘people’s poet’ Dr John Cooper Clarke’s live show comes to Edinburgh Playhouse on 24th August.
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Edinburgh International Festival: Richard Egarr & Friends

Edinburgh International Festival: Richard Egarr & Friends

24th August 2022

The British harpsichordist and conductor joins brilliant Baroque performers for a journey through the riches of European 17th-century chamber music.
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Edinburgh International Festival: Saul

Edinburgh International Festival: Saul

24th August 2022

Soloists Neal Davies and Iestyn Davies join period-instrument orchestra The English Concert for Handel's masterpiece of Baroque vocal music.
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Edinburgh International Festival: You Know We Belong Together

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A cast of actors use music, dance and video to tell their stories in this uplifting exploration of living with Down syndrome.
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Edinburgh International Festival: Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.

Edinburgh International Festival: Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.

25th August 2022

Join the Philadelphia Orchestra and their Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin for the launch of their residency with Beethoven's visionary Ninth Symphony.
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Edinburgh International Festival: Mozart Chamber Works

Edinburgh International Festival: Mozart Chamber Works

25th August 2022

Musicians from the Philadelphia Orchestra gather for an intimate chamber concert of two iconic works by Mozart.
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Edinburgh International Festival: Lucy Dacus

Edinburgh International Festival: Lucy Dacus

25th August 2022

The indie singer-songwriter blends poetic lyrics with captivating melodies to create moving, spellbinding performances.
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Edinburgh International Festival: Jungle Book reimagined

Edinburgh International Festival: Jungle Book reimagined

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Discover a new retelling of Kipling’s classic as the Akram Khan company transplant Mowgli’s journey into the modern world.
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Edinburgh International Festival: When You Walk Over My Grave

25th August 2022 - 28th August 2022

Playwright Sergio Blanco explores his relationship with death in this moving, autobiographical work.
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Edinburgh International Festival: The Cinema Orchestra

Edinburgh International Festival: The Cinema Orchestra

26th August 2022

The British nu-jazz group bring their signature combination of jazz improvisation and electronica to Leith Theatre.
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Edinburgh International Festival: Magdalena Kožená and Yefim Bronfman

Edinburgh International Festival: Magdalena Kožená and Yefim Bronfman

26th August 2022

The long-time artistic partners explore songs of love, longing and innocence by Bartók, Mussorgsky and Brahms.
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Edinburgh International Festival: Florence Price’s First Symphony

Edinburgh International Festival: Florence Price’s First Symphony

26th August 2022

The Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin join brilliant violinist Lisa Batiashvili for a concert of dazzling colours and intoxicating rhythms.
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Edinburgh International Festival: The Magic Mountain

Edinburgh International Festival: The Magic Mountain

26th August 2022 - 28th August 2022

Radical theatremakers Stef Aerts and Marie Vinck transform Thomas Mann's magnum opus into an epic work that speaks to us today.
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Edinburgh International Festival: The Brandenburg Concertos

Edinburgh International Festival: The Brandenburg Concertos

27th August 2022

Harpsichordist and conductor Richard Egarr brings together a hand-picked ensemble of outstanding musicians to perform Bach's iconic compositions.
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Edinburgh International Festival: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

Edinburgh International Festival: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

27th August 2022

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Edinburgh International Festival: Oh Europa

27th August 2022

Oh Europa is a labour of love; an act of collective listening that spans a continent and cuts straight to the heart.
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Edinburgh International Festival: The Closing Concert

Edinburgh International Festival: The Closing Concert

28th August 2022

Join Sir Andrew Davis and the RSNO for the finale of the 2022 International Festival with music to exhilarate, invigorate, calm and console.
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Edinburgh International Festival: Niteworks

Edinburgh International Festival: Niteworks

28th August 2022

Expect furiously fast-paced piping and entrancing beats as this Skye four-piece seamlessly fuses traditional Scottish folk music with electronica.
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Saturday Night Fever

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10th November 2022

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15th November 2022 - 20th November 2022

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The Commitments

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28th November 2022 - 3rd December 2022

Don't miss The Commitments when it comes to Edinburgh Playhouse as part of a UK and Ireland tour!
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1974: The ABBA Tribute Show

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7th December 2022

Don't miss this tribute show, delighting audiences around the world for the last 16 years, performing ABBA’s wonderful music in their own fun and unique style.
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Jurassic Live

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8th December 2022

Jurassic Live is a roarsome new experience, millions of years in the making and the closest you'll ever come to real dinosaurs! Don't miss it at Edinburgh Playhouse!
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The Proclaimers - SOLD OUT

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9th December 2022 - 10th December 2022

A year later than originally planned, The Proclaimers have announced a UK & Ireland tour for 2022! Don't miss them live at the Edinburgh Playhouse on 9th & 10th December!
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14th December 2022 - 7th January 2023

The Lincoln Center Theater’s critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning production of My Fair Lady is coming to Edinburgh Playhouse this Christmas.
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Shen Yun

Shen Yun

11th January 2023 - 12th January 2023

Shen Yun’s unique artistic vision expands theatrical experience into a multi-dimensional, inspiring journey through the five millennia of traditional Chinese culture.
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Sing-a-Long-a Encanto

Sing-a-Long-a Encanto

14th January 2023

Gather la Familia! It’s time to celebrate something truly Magical! Don't miss Sing-a-Long-a Encanto at the Edinburgh Playhouse on Saturday 14th January!
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Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys

24th January 2023 - 4th February 2023

The internationally acclaimed stage sensation Jersey Boys is working its way back round the UK and stops off at Edinburgh Playhouse!
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Ellen Kent’s La Bohème

Ellen Kent’s La Bohème

9th February 2023

Don't miss La Bohème when Ellen Kent returns to the Edinburgh Playhouse on Thursday 9th February with one of the most romantic operas ever written!
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Ellen Kent’s Madama Butterfly

Ellen Kent’s Madama Butterfly

10th February 2023

This award-winning Opera returns in a new production with exquisite sets including a spectacular Japanese garden and fabulous costumes including antique wedding kimonos from Japan.
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Ellen Kent’s Aida

Ellen Kent’s Aida

11th February 2023

Aida, the grandest of all Ellen Kent’s operas, returns to the UK with a stunning new traditional production and comes to Edinburgh Playhouse on Saturday 11th February!
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Jimmy Carr - Terribly Funny 2.0

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12th February 2023

Join Jimmy Carr for the ultimate comedy show when he brings his 'Terribly Funny' tour to Edinburgh Playhouse on Sunday 12th February!
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The Bodyguard

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20th February 2023 - 25th February 2023

The international, award-winning smash-hit musical based on the blockbuster film, The Bodyguard is back! Don't miss it when it stops at the Edinburgh Playhouse in early 2023!
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Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Living Dangerously

Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Living Dangerously

1st March 2023

In Living Dangerously, Sir Ranulph Fiennes offers a personal journey through his life, from his early years to the present day.
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Varna International Ballet - Giselle

Varna International Ballet - Giselle

2nd March 2023

The most poignant of all classical ballets is filled with dramatic passion in a chilling and heart-rending tale of love, treachery and forgiveness from beyond the grave.
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Varna International Ballet - Swan Lake

Varna International Ballet - Swan Lake

3rd March 2023

The greatest romantic ballet of all time is brought to life by Tchaikovsky’s haunting and unforgettable score.
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Varna International Ballet - Nutcracker

4th March 2023

This most famous of fantasy ballets for all the family begins as night falls on Christmas Eve.
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The Rocky Horror Show

13th March 2023 - 18th March 2023

Richard O’Brien’s legendary rock 'n' roll musical is back to thrill you once again at the Edinburgh Playhouse in March 2023!
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21st March 2023 - 25th March 2023

Annie is back on tour in 2023 and is stopping off at the Edinburgh Playhouse in March!
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Charlie and The Chocolate Factory The Musical

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29th March 2023 - 15th April 2023

Roald Dahl's Charlie and The Chocolate Factory The Musical comes to Edinburgh Playhouse March/April 2023 and it is choc-full of fantastical treats to dazzle your senses!
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Jon Richardson: The Knitwit

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20th April 2023

Jon Richardson is on tour with his new show 'The Knitwit' and you can catch it at the Edinburgh Playhouse on Thursday 20th April!
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Dara Ó Briain: So, Where Were We?

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22nd April 2023

Don't miss Dara Ó Briain when he brings his new show 'So, Where Were We?' to Edinburgh Playhouse on Saturday 22nd April 2023!
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The Mousetrap

The Mousetrap

25th April 2023 - 29th April 2023

Discover why Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap has kept people guessing for so long, becoming the longest running show of any kind in the history of theatre when it comes to Edinburgh Playhouse.
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Seven Drunken Nights - The Story of the Dubliners

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30th April 2023

Direct from the West End and having sold out venues worldwide, Seven Drunken Nights - The Story of the Dubliners returns to theatres in 2023 with a date at Edinburgh Playhouse on 30th April!
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Six

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2nd May 2023 - 6th May 2023

From the West End to Broadway, the international smash hit musical SIX is going on tour and comes to Edinburgh Playhouse in May!
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Strictly Ballroom

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8th May 2023 - 13th May 2023

With direction from dancer, choreographer, theatre director and Britain’s favourite TV Judge, Craig Revel Horwood, Strictly Ballroom the Musical will be foxtrotting into Edinburgh in May 2023.
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Selected dates between 6th May 2022 - 23rd December 2022

Join Canongate Cadjers for their monthly Ceilidh held in the Royal British Legion Hall! If you love to dance or want to learn this event is for you.
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Love Wednesdays at Why Not Nightclub

Love Wednesdays at Why Not Nightclub

Selected dates between 8th June 2022 - 24th August 2022

Love Wednesdays is Scotland's BIGGEST Wednesday night, hosted in the award winning WhyNot Nightclub!
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Piano Summer Party

Piano Summer Party

Selected dates between 11th July 2022 - 10th August 2022

Edinburgh School of Music's Summer Piano Party is a fun introduction to the world of music and playing the piano for 4 - 8 year olds.
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The Fringe Reggae Club 2022

The Fringe Reggae Club 2022

Selected dates between 3rd August 2022 - 24th August 2022

Raggamuffin Records presents a weekly reggae sound system session, taking place every Wednesday of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2022 at La Belle Angele.
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Summer Music with Jackie

Summer Music with Jackie

Selected dates between 4th August 2022 - 11th August 2022

Come along to the Pregnancy and Parents Centre for interactive music classes for babies and toddlers!
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Leith Social

Leith Social

Selected dates between 4th August 2022 - 25th August 2022

Following a sold-out run of monthly shows, Leith Social makes its Fringe debut! Live comedy, music and cabaret set in the city's favourite local hangout, the Pitt Market!
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The Sickening 90’s Drag Prom

The Sickening 90’s Drag Prom

Selected dates between 4th August 2022 - 28th August 2022

Taking you back to high school for the prom you wish you'd had, this is the party that invites you to relive your school days as you join forces with your fellow Fringe-goers.
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