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Events in Edinburgh in November 2023

View all the upcoming events in Edinburgh during November 2023 below or use the calendar to find events taking place on a specific month or date.

Events in Edinburgh

Dinosaurs!

1st April 2022 - 31st March 2024

Immerse yourself in our walk-through exhibition included in your Edinburgh Zoo ticket and see prehistoric beasts come to life around you!

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Northern Lights: Postcards from Norway

1st April 2023 - 1st April 2024
Online Event Edinburgh

Northern Lights: Postcards from Norway is an online exhibition by Edinburgh artist Jill Ashforth!

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National Museum of Flight Conservation Hangar Tours

8th April 2023 - 31st March 2024

See behind the scenes of the work carried out in the National Museum of Flight's Conservation Hangar with these free guided tours.

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Eala Shàilein / The Swan of Salen

20th April 2023 - 20th April 2029
Broxburn

Swan of Salen is A Multimedia Folk Ballet inspired by Tchaikovsky’s iconic Swan Lake and the parallel Gaelic legend, Eala Shàilein. Catch it at Ecclesmachan & Threemiletown Village Hall in April!

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Shifting Vistas: 250 Years of Scottish Landscape

24th June 2023 - 2nd June 2024

250 Years of Scottish Landscape spans artistic production from 18th century to present day, with a selection of historic and contemporary artworks drawn from City Art Centre’s permanent collection.

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Rising Tide: Art and Environment in Oceania

12th August 2023 - 14th April 2024

Delve into the most important and pressing issue of our time, humanity’s damaging relationship with planet Earth.

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Drama Classes for Children and Young People in Central Edinburgh

14th August 2023 - 23rd June 2024
Various Locations Edinburgh

Parents, do you want to help your child grow their confidence and make new friends in a fun and creative way? The Blossom Theatre Project drama classes are the perfect way to do this.

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Arthur’s Secrets

1st September 2023 - 26th March 2024

Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice!

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Windrush Legacy Creative Reflections

2nd September 2023 - 28th January 2024

Scottish Caribbean writers Jeda Pearl and Courtney Stoddart are co-curating an exhibition of poetry, prose and artworks by people of Caribbean descent.

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Friday Friends

6th October 2023 - 7th June 2024

Our Friday Friends programme offers a welcoming space for visually impaired and D/deaf children and their families.

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Time Traveller: Charles Lyell at Work

27th October 2023 - 30th March 2024
Edinburgh South

This exhibition in Edinburgh University's Main Library provides a unique insight into geologist and science writer Charles Lyell's developing ideas about the uniformity of nature.

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Personal PhotoShoot Experience

1st November 2023 - 1st November 2024
Edinburgh Old Town

Join professional local photographer Simon Messer in Edinburgh's Old Town for your Personal PhotoShoot Experience! It's a fun outdoor experience perfect for couples, families and solo travelers alike.

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Photography Tuition in Edinburgh’s Old Town

1st November 2023 - 1st November 2024
Edinburgh Old Town

Learn to use your camera in one of the most beautiful cities in the world from a working photographer and film maker! Perfect for solo travellers, couples and families.

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The Scottish Landscape Awards

4th November 2023 - 3rd March 2024

The City Art Centre is thrilled to host the inaugural exhibition of Scotland’s newest open call in contemporary art - The Scottish Landscape Awards.

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Rosslyn Chapel & Scottish Antiquaries Exhibition

9th November 2023 - 1st October 2024

Historic Environment Scotland Archives acquired the Rosslyn Album in 2021 and this exhibition presents images from the archive collections relating to Rosslyn Chapel and the contents of the album.

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Deep Rooted

18th November 2023 - 25th February 2024

'Deep Rooted' is a group exhibition featuring work by eight contemporary artists exploring the relationship between people and the natural environment using a variety of media and approaches.

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Edinburgh Opera Company Seeking New Singers For Carmen

20th November 2023 - 18th August 2024

Aria Alba is looking for new members to join our exciting production of Georges Bizet's Carmen at the Edinburgh Fringe in August 2024.

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Past Meets Present: Recent Acquisitions Revealed

25th November 2023 - 8th April 2024

Past Meets Present: Recent Acquisitions Revealed unveils a selection of treasures that have joined the collection in the past five years.

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Live music at Bar 13

30th November 2023 - 30th November 2024

Join us early evening at Bar 13 for live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday with Rory & The Island!

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UNMASKED: Real stories of Nursing in COVID-19

30th November 2023 - 16th May 2024

This exhibition looks behind the masks, to explore the thoughts, feelings and experiences of nursing staff during COVID-19 and past pandemics.

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Winter Exhibition

30th November 2023 - 27th January 2024

We look forward to welcoming you to our first Group Winter Exhibition in Detail Framing & Gallery, celebrating the artists we have shown and supported since our opening in August 2022!

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Events in East Renfrewshire

Events in Fife

Here's a selection of events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Fife:

Gathering Surface – Dan Drage

Gathering Surface – Dan Drage

25th August 2023 - 2nd February 2024

We’re delighted to host Gathering Surface, a series of art pieces shaped and installed by local artist Dan Drage.

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Crafted Selves: The Unfinished Conversation

Crafted Selves: The Unfinished Conversation

14th October 2023 - 24th February 2024

The exhibition 'Crafted Selves: The Unfinished Conversation' showcases the work of 13 Scotland based artists exploring dual identities in their work. Catch it at St Andrews Museum!

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Family Days Out in in Fife

Family Days Out in in Fife

30th November 2023 - 31st May 2024

Come along to St Andrews Indoor Golf Centre and enjoy a great family golf day out!

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Events in Glasgow

Here's a selection of events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Glasgow:

Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran: Idols of Mud and Water

Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran: Idols of Mud and Water

24th November 2023 - 21st April 2024

Idols of Mud and Water is the first institutional solo exhibition in the UK and Europe for the Sydney-based artist, Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran.

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Beagles & Ramsay: NHOTB & RAD

Beagles & Ramsay: NHOTB & RAD

14th October 2023 - 28th April 2024

The vast neo-classical space of GoMA will undergo a radical transformation as three new NHOTB & RAD fashion lines are unveiled this Autumn by creative directors Beagles & Ramsay!

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Exhibition: All Mortal Greatness Is But Disease

Exhibition: All Mortal Greatness Is But Disease

17th September 2023 - 11th February 2024

The Scottish Maritime Museum (Denny Tank) in Dumbarton delves deep into Scotland's forgotten history of industrial whaling in their exhibition 'All mortal greatness is but disease'.

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Events in Lanarkshire

Here's a selection of events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Lanarkshire:

Befriending Project

Befriending Project

1st September 2023 - 31st March 2024

Are you looking to make a positive difference in a young person's life? Volunteering Matters are looking to recruit volunteers in North Lanarkshire.

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Curling - From Biggar To Olympic Gold

Curling - From Biggar To Olympic Gold

18th November 2023 - 24th March 2024

Curling - From Biggar To Olympic Gold is an exhibition commemorating the Olympic Gold Medal won by a British curling team in Chamonix in 1924!

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National Treasure: South Lanarkshire’s Sir Harry Lauder Collection Exhibition

National Treasure: South Lanarkshire’s Sir Harry Lauder Collection Exhibition

10th June 2023 - 29th February 2024

National Treasure: South Lanarkshire's Sir Harry Lauder Collection Exhibition showcases the famous stage performer's life and work, and his influence at the birth of the modern age of communication!

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Events in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Events in Stirling

Here's a selection of events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Stirling:

The Man Who Could Paint Anything – The Legacy of Thomas Stuart Smith

The Man Who Could Paint Anything – The Legacy of Thomas Stuart Smith

1st March 2023 - 31st December 2024

This exhibition showcases some of The Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum’s remarkable art collection.

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Events in Other Areas

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Popular Events

Panmure House Doors Open Day: A Celebration of Smith’s Library
Explore Panmure House this April as we celebrate Smith's first major published work, The Theory of Moral Sentiments, and invite you to explore our recently unveiled Smith Library Restoration.
Hamilton
The multi award-winning cultural phenomenon 'Hamilton' is touring the UK for the very first time and is coming to the Festival Theatre for a 9 week season from 28th February 2024!
Eat Out Edinburgh
Eat Out Edinburgh 2024 is a celebration of Edinburgh city centre’s fantastic bars and restaurants, this year taking place throughout the whole month of March due to popular demand!
Back to the 80’s
Join us at La Belle Angele on 23rd March for the ultimate 80's extravaganza dedicated to the soundtrack of your youth!
Murder On The Dancefloor
After a sell out launch party we’re taking you back to Saltburn for a night of 2000s nostalgia at La Belle Angele on Friday 19th April.

Popular Venues

Edinburgh Playhouse Festival Theatre Edinburgh Kings Theatre Edinburgh National Museum of Scotland O2 Academy Edinburgh Traverse Theatre Usher Hall