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Events in Edinburgh

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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Edinburgh Ceilidh Club at Summerhall

Selected dates between 16th January 2024 - 9th July 2024

Come and experience Scottish dance the way its meant to be every Tuesday at the Edinburgh Ceilidh Club in Summerhall!

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Edinburgh ‘Open House’ Ceilidhs

19th January 2024 - 20th December 2024

Join Edinburgh ‘Open House’ Ceilidhs for their Friday Ceilidhs 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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Edinburgh Ceilidh Club at Assembly Roxy

Selected dates between 19th January 2024 - 12th July 2024

Come and experience Scottish dance the way its meant to be every month at the Edinburgh Ceilidh Club at the Assembly Roxy!

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Scots Music Group Ceilidhs

Selected dates between 27th January 2024 - 29th June 2024

All welcome to the Scots Music Group fabulous monthly fundraising ceilidhs at the St Brides Centre! Come on your own, with friends or in a group.

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Ceilidh in Charteris Centre

Selected dates between 24th February 2024 - 20th July 2024

Edinburgh Ceilidhs invites you to a ceilidh in the Charteris Centre with caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band and piper.

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Annasach’s Ceilidh at The Counting House

Selected dates between 29th March 2024 - 27th September 2024

Annasach Ceilidh Band invites you to our regular ceilidh in the hidden gem of Edinburgh’s Old Town, The Counting House!

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The White Heather Ceilidh Club

Selected dates between 25th April 2024 - 26th December 2024

Join The White Heather Ceilidh Club for a bonnie (and wild!) evening of Scottish Ceilidh Dancing in the heart of Edinburgh!

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Burly Ceilidh Club

Selected dates between 3rd May 2024 - 8th November 2024

We’re famous for the Ceilidhs in our stunning Auditorium at the Ghillie Dhu, so come along a make it a night to remember!

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Burly Ceilidh Club

Selected dates between 31st May 2024 - 8th November 2024

Enjoy an evening of Scottish scran, jigs, and reels with our live ceilidh band taking you through all the steps into the small hours with our Burly Ceilidh Club!

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Disco Days Edinburgh

Selected dates between 1st June 2024 - 2nd November 2024

Scotland's beloved over 30s afternoon clubbing event Disco Days is back at Club Tropicana Edinburgh!

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Flamenco Spectacular

29th June 2024

It's the end of the flamenco year and that means the Annual Flamenco Spectacular! Come and watch the Alba Flamenca Student Class of 2024 perform on the big stage at Church Hill Theatre!

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Anton & Giovanni - Together

7th July 2024

After the hugely successful Him and Me Tour, the nation's favourite double act, Anton Du Beke and Giovanni Pernice, are back with their brand new live tour - Together!

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Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance

16th July 2024 - 18th July 2024

After celebrating the 25th anniversary of Lord of the Dance in 2022, Michael Flatley is back with a dazzling revival of his iconic dance extravaganza. Catch it at Edinburgh Playhouse in July!

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Ireland The Show

30th July 2024

Ireland the Show will take you on a journey through the decades of a globally loved culture. If it’s all things Irish you like then this is the show for you!

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N.Ormes

31st July 2024 - 25th August 2024

After a wildly successful Fringe debut in 2023, circus duo Agathe Bisserier and Adrien Malette-Chenier return to the Edinburgh Fringe with N.Ormes.

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe

2nd August 2024 - 26th August 2024
Various Locations Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Fringe returns from 2nd to 26th August 2024 with artists and performers taking to hundreds of stages all over the city to present shows for every taste.

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Edinburgh International Festival

2nd August 2024 - 25th August 2024
Various Locations Edinburgh

The Edinburgh International Festival returns from 2nd to 25th August 2024 with live performance throughout the city.

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Grupo Corpo

5th August 2024 - 7th August 2024

The legendary Brazilian dance company blends Brazilian forms with ballet and contemporary dance to create a unique style, illuminating the uniqueness of Brazilian culture.

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Songs of the Bulbul

9th August 2024 - 11th August 2024

The world premiere of Aakash Odedra’s latest work creates a mediative exchange between the Indian classical dance Sufi Kathak and Islamic poetry.

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22 Mirrors - A Musical Journey Through The Tarot

Selected dates between 11th August 2024 - 18th August 2024

22 Mirrors is an entrancing and intriguing experience, a magical journey through the Tarot. Catch it as part of the Fringe!

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Assembly Hall

22nd August 2024 - 24th August 2024

Combining Arthurian cosplay and emotive contemporary dance, Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young present their major new dance work 'Assembly Hall' at the Festival Theatre!

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Tristan Butler Y Timba Británica FEAT. Mayito Rivera

22nd August 2024

Tristan Butler y Timba Británica will be joined direct from Havana by world famous, Grammy-award-winning vocalist, Mayito Rivera at The Liquid Room on Thursday 22nd August!

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Cumbiatones Live!

30th August 2024

Enjoy the taste of Colombian Cumbia psychedelic grooves with Cumbiatones at Boteco Do Brasil Edinburgh on 30th August!

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In the Mood

13th September 2024

Immerse yourself in the timeless music of Glenn Miller and the music of fabulous forties with the record-breaking big band Jon Ritchie & That Swing Sensation at the Howden Park Centre!

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A Chorus Line

24th September 2024 - 28th September 2024

Celebrate the lives of theatre’s unsung heroes, as they tell searing stories of ambition, shattered hopes, and what it really costs to follow your dreams.

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Woodland Dance Project

28th September 2024

The Woodland Dance Project is back for 2024 with a bang! Set in the lush and picturesque surroundings at Vogrie Country Park on 28th September!

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Rambert’s Peaky Blinders

1st October 2024 - 5th October 2024

Rambert’s thrilling stage adaptation The Redemption of Thomas Shelby returns to Edinburgh, capturing the Peaky story, with stunning performances from Rambert’s dancers and an iconic soundtrack!

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Qudus Onikeku / The Q Dance Company - Re:INCARNATION

18th October 2024 - 19th October 2024

Nigeria’s celebrated Q Dance Company explode onto the Festival Theatre stage with their exuberant Re:INCARNATION on 18th October!

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Qudus Onikeku/The Q Dance Company - Re:incarnation

18th October 2024 - 19th October 2024

An ode to the richness of Nigerian culture, this dance, music, fashion and visual art creation showcases the depth of ancient Yoruba philosophy mixed with Nigerian youth culture.

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Christmas with Anton Du Beke

27th November 2024

Embark on a dazzling journey into a festive wonderland as Strictly's one and only Anton Du Beke brightens up your Christmas with his brand new show – Christmas with Anton Du Beke!

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Daniel Martinez Flamenco Company: Andalucia

14th December 2024

The award-winning Daniel Martinez Flamenco Company will conclude its tour of Andalucia, a stunning flamenco production accompanied by a chamber orchestra, at the Queen's Hall in December!

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Scottish Ballet’s The Nutcracker

8th January 2025 - 18th January 2025

This winter, banish the dark skies and enjoy a visual feast as we take you and your family on a fantastical adventure with Scottish Ballet’s The Nutcracker!

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Varna International Ballet - Romeo and Juliet

16th January 2025

From the grandeur of the masked ball to the intimacy of the lovers’ balcony, this star-crossed story of duels, bitter family feuds and love that cannot be, is unmissable.

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Varna International Ballet - Swan Lake

17th January 2025

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

18th January 2025

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

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Giovanni - The Last Dance

5th April 2025

Strictly Come Dancing professional Giovanni Pernice returns to Edinburgh in 2025 with his tour The Last Dance!

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Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake

8th April 2025 - 12th April 2025

Matthew Bourne’s audacious, rule-breaking reinvention of Tchaikovsky's masterpiece has now become the most successful dance theatre production of all time. Catch it at the Festival Theatre in April!

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Scottish Ballet: The Crucible

1st May 2025 - 3rd May 2025

Scottish Ballet return to the Festival Theatre in May with Arthur Miller's drama of power and persecution, The Crucible!

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Riverdance

10th October 2025 - 11th October 2025

To celebrate an incredible 30th year milestone, Riverdance will embark on a special anniversary tour in 2025, bringing its magic to the Edinburgh Playhouse in October!

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Dance Events in East Renfrewshire

Dance Events in Fife

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

Anstruther Harbour Festival

Anstruther Harbour Festival

30th August 2024 - 1st September 2024

The Anstruther Harbour Festival returns for 2024 between 30th August and 1st September with a host of fun filled family events - don't miss it!

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Swan Lake

Swan Lake

11th October 2024

After last year’s successful tour, Crown Ballet® returns this year to the UK to enchant you with the delightful production of Swan Lake. Catch it at The Alhambra Theatre in October!

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Christmas with Anton Du Beke

Christmas with Anton Du Beke

24th November 2024

Embark on a dazzling journey into a festive wonderland as Strictly’s one and only Anton Du Beke brightens up your Christmas 2024 with his brand new show – Christmas with Anton Du Beke!

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Dance Events in Glasgow

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

Weekly Swing Dance Classes

Weekly Swing Dance Classes

Selected dates between 22nd January 2024 - 16th December 2024

Glasgow Lindyhoppers hold weekly drop-in Beginners & Improvers Swing Dance Classes at Community Central Hall, Maryhill!

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Braw & Uncut

Braw & Uncut

Selected dates between 19th April 2024 - 15th November 2024

Get up close and personal with an in-the-round experience of raw, risque and raunchy cabaret at Nice N Sleazy!

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Hoolie In The Hydro

Hoolie In The Hydro

7th December 2024

Don't miss a massive evening of entertainment when Hoolie In The Hydro returns with an all-star line-up featuring some of the top names on the Scottish music scene on Saturday 7th December!

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Dance Events in Lanarkshire

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

The Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker

The Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker

Selected dates between 22nd December 2024 - 29th December 2024

The Royal Ballet's revival of Ivanov and Wright's The Nutcracker brings a fairytale winter to Cumbernauld Theatre Cinema on this December!

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Viennese Strauss Gala

Viennese Strauss Gala

12th November 2024

Now in its 21st year, and back in Scotland by popular demand, with a sparkling new anniversary production, don't miss Viennese Strauss Gala at Rutherglen Town Hall on Tuesday 12th November!

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The Royal Ballet: Alice’s Adventure In Wonderland

The Royal Ballet: Alice’s Adventure In Wonderland

15th October 2024

Journey through Wonderland with Alice and encounter a host of curious characters in Christopher Wheeldon’s unique theatrical interpretation being screened at Cumbernauld Theatre!

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Dance Events in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Here's a selection of Dance Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Renfrewshire:

Swan Lake

Swan Lake

6th October 2024

After last year's successful tour, Crown Ballet returns this year to the UK to enchant you with the delightful production of Swan Lake!

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PACE Fest! Summer Activity Programme

PACE Fest! Summer Activity Programme

28th June 2024 - 15th August 2024

Jam-packed with unique and varied creative performance experiences for ages 3-21, PACE is excited to present their Summer Fest for 2024!

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Sma’ Shot Day

Sma’ Shot Day

6th July 2024

Paisley's annual Sma' Shot day event, one of the oldest workers' festivals in the UK, will take place this year on Saturday 6th July!

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Dance Events in Stirling

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

Hogmanay Ceilidh (Gartmore) 2023

Hogmanay Ceilidh (Gartmore) 2023

31st December 2023 - 31st December 2024

Step into 2024 in style with the fabulous Burns Brother Ceilidh Band at Gartmore’s sensational foot stomping interactive Hogmanay Ceilidh!

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Dance Summer School

Dance Summer School

5th August 2024 - 9th August 2024

Join Alloa Ballet Company from August 5th to 9th for an exciting week of dance! Perfect for Juniors (7-11yrs) and Seniors (12+), it's the ultimate solution to summer boredom!

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Latin and Ballroom Dance Class - Monthly

Latin and Ballroom Dance Class - Monthly

Selected dates between 1st April 2024 - 30th November 2024

Have you always wanted to learn to dance better? Then join Stirling4Community's monthly Latin and Ballroom dance lessons at Holy Trinity Church, Stirling.

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Events in Other Areas

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