Family And Kids events in Edinburgh

View all the upcoming Family And Kids events taking place throughout Edinburgh below or use the calendar to find events taking place on a specific month or date.

Events in Edinburgh

The Real Mary King’s Close Tours

The Real Mary King’s Close Tours

18th July 2020 - 20th December 2020

Edinburgh's deepest secret, the Real Mary King’s Close is buried deep beneath the Royal Mile... a warren of hidden streets that has remained frozen in time since the 17th Century!
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Invisible Cities Walking Tours - Edinburgh

Invisible Cities Walking Tours - Edinburgh

31st July 2020 - 31st December 2020
Various Locations Edinburgh

Invisible Cities offer family friendly guided walking tours of Edinburgh that showcase some of the city's historical landmarks and explore the social projects that make the city what it is!
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Weekly Online Computing Club for Kids

Weekly Online Computing Club for Kids

10th August 2020 - 19th December 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Check out ComputerXplorers SEScotland's online kids computing clubs, the perfect way to learn the latest technologies and develop invaluable tech skills.
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West Linton Market

West Linton Market

Selected dates between 5th September 2020 - 31st December 2020
West Linton

A monthly market for West Linton, held on the first Saturday of the month, showcasing artisan foods, produce and crafts.
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First Bite Junior Youth Theatre

First Bite Junior Youth Theatre

17th September 2020 - 10th December 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

First Bite Junior Youth Theatre is run by Live Drama and is for all 7 - 11 year olds with a love of drama and the performing arts and starts on 17th September!
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The Big Escape Edinburgh

The Big Escape Edinburgh

18th September 2020 - 31st December 2021
Edinburgh Old Town

The Big Escape is a brand new interactive outdoor experience, played on your smartphone, which will turn Edinburgh City Centre into a giant escape game!
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Curious About Edinburgh - Quirky Heritage Walks for the Curious!

Curious About Edinburgh - Quirky Heritage Walks for the Curious!

1st October 2020 - 31st March 2021
Various Locations Edinburgh

Have fun discovering Edinburgh on this quirky, self-guided, heritage walk with a treasure hunt theme from Curious About!
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Sunday Funday - POSTPONED

Sunday Funday - POSTPONED

Selected dates between 1st October 2020 - 31st December 2020

Looking for something different to do with the kids on Sunday? Then pop down to The Yard Edinburgh from 10am to 4pm!
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Joint Wildlife Art Exhibition

Joint Wildlife Art Exhibition

15th October 2020 - 10th January 2021

The Scottish Ornithologists Club is hosting a joint exhibition of paintings, prints and sculptures by three specialist wildlife artists: Robert Greenhalf, Matt Underwood and Anthony Theakston!
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Weekly Kids Yoga for 3 - 7 year olds

Weekly Kids Yoga for 3 - 7 year olds

Selected dates between 28th October 2020 - 16th December 2020

Come to yoga class with Clunie Clouds and learn some special stretches and poses, perfect to nourish health but have fun after school.
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The Chocolatarium Tour

The Chocolatarium Tour

1st November 2020 - 23rd November 2021

Enjoy a 90-minute fully-guided Tour of Chocolate for adults, teens and children aged 6 and over, just off the Royal Mile in Edinburgh’s Old Town.
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Webcam Circus Show

Webcam Circus Show

12th November 2020 - 20th December 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

Welcome to one and only webcam circus show, an online family-friendly and interactive circus show performed live on Zoom!
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Gingerbread House Decorating at The Cauldron Edinburgh

Gingerbread House Decorating at The Cauldron Edinburgh

14th November 2020 - 23rd December 2020

Calling all Elves! Don your loudest Christmas jumper and join us at The Cauldron Edinburgh for a Gingerbread House Decorating activity!
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Christmas Search Party

Christmas Search Party

20th November 2020 - 8th January 2021
Various Locations Edinburgh

Great fun for all ages, Christmas Search Party is a brand new interactive outdoor experience from the team that brought you Fringe Search Party. All you need is a fully charged mobile phone!
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Edinburgh Zoo’s Christmas Nights

Edinburgh Zoo’s Christmas Nights

20th November 2020 - 3rd January 2021

Make your evenings merry and bright this festive season with a magical journey to the North Pole and back!
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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!
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Explorathon 2020

Explorathon 2020

23rd November 2020 - 29th November 2020
Online Event

Join us for an online, physically-distanced programme of events, celebrating research from Scotland as part of European Researchers' Night!
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Bring It On The Musical - CANCELLED

Bring It On The Musical - CANCELLED

24th November 2020 - 28th November 2020

Amber Davies and Louis Smith are ready to BRING IT ON as the smash hit Broadway Musical back flips into the UK.
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Tour of Chocolate *Festive Edition*

Tour of Chocolate *Festive Edition*

24th November 2020 - 31st December 2020

Immerse yourself in festive cheer and award-winning chocolate at The Chocolatarium - Edinburgh's visitor attraction dedicated to chocolate!
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The Snow Queen - POSTPONED

The Snow Queen - POSTPONED

25th November 2020 - 3rd January 2021

The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh is delighted to present a brand new adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen for Christmas.
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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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EIFF and  Unique Events present: Drive In Movies - CANCELLED

EIFF and Unique Events present: Drive In Movies - CANCELLED

26th November 2020 - 29th November 2020
Edinburgh West

Edinburgh International Film Festival and Unique Events have teamed up with Edinburgh Airport to produce a new monthly event for cinema fans!
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Exhibition: Snowy Scotland

Exhibition: Snowy Scotland

26th November 2020 - 23rd December 2020

This mixed winter exhibition opens at Birch Tree Gallery on 26th November, bringing back joyful memories of white landscapes!
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Aladdin - CANCELLED

Aladdin - CANCELLED

27th November 2020 - 31st December 2020

Christmas wouldn't be the same without a trip to The Brunton for their fabulous traditional panto and this year it's Aladdin!
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Moonlight Sonata by Candlelight

Moonlight Sonata by Candlelight

27th November 2020

Treat yourself and your loved ones to an evening of stunning classical music by candlelight performed by spectacular British concert pianist, Warren Mailley-Smith!
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St Andrews Ceilidh in Lauriston Hall - CANCELLED

St Andrews Ceilidh in Lauriston Hall - CANCELLED

Selected dates between 27th November 2020

Edinburgh Ceilidhs invite you to their St Andrews Ceilidhs on 27th November in Lauriston Hall.
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Noughts & Coffees: Board Game Sale!

Noughts & Coffees: Board Game Sale!

28th November 2020
Edinburgh West

Noughts & Coffees is back for just one day on Saturday the 28th of November. Join us as we try and raise a wee bit of money for Radio Forth Cash for Kids!
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Santa’s Grotto at Dalkeith Country Park

Santa’s Grotto at Dalkeith Country Park

28th November 2020 - 23rd December 2020

Santa and his elves are coming to Dalkeith Country Park to give your kids an unforgettably magical experience this Christmas.
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The Wee G

The Wee G

28th November 2020
Online Event

The Wee G, the sister festival to Gig in the Goil, returns on Saturday 28th November with a virtual festival streamed live from the banks of Loch Goil!
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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 November 2020 - 4th December 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 December 2020 - 20th December 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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Santa’s Advent Stories

Santa’s Advent Stories

1st December 2020 - 24th December 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

Edinburgh’s Christmas has teamed up with Forth 1’s breakfast elves Boogie and Arlene to bring you Santa’s Advent Stories!
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Castle Street Christmas Fair

Castle Street Christmas Fair

3rd December 2020 - 23rd December 2020
Edinburgh New Town

Castle Street Christmas Fair returns in December, providing everyone with something special to buy and enjoy. Not to be missed this year!
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Christmas at the Palace: Family trail

Christmas at the Palace: Family trail

3rd December 2020 - 4th January 2021

This December explore The Palace of Holyroodhouse with the help of Holly and Rudy and a special Christmas trail!
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Christmas Drive-Thru Experience at Conifox

Christmas Drive-Thru Experience at Conifox

3rd December 2020 - 23rd December 2020

Conifox Adventure Park's sell-out Christmas experience returms this December, but with a ‘2020’ twist.
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Maggie’s Carols On Your Couch

Maggie’s Carols On Your Couch

3rd December 2020
Online Event

Help Maggie's spread some holiday cheer and join them, with your family, for their online singalong Christmas concert on Thursday 3rd December!
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Beecraigs Festive Forest - CANCELLED

Beecraigs Festive Forest - CANCELLED

4th December 2020 - 24th December 2020

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

SocialEyes Virtual Santa’s Grotto

5th December 2020
Online Event

The festive season may be looking a little different, but children can still meet Santa Claus as Scottish events company, SocialEyes launches an online grotto to keep the spirit of Christmas alive!
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Spectacle of Light

Spectacle of Light

5th December 2020 - 3rd January 2021

Don't miss Dalkeith Country Park’s winter festive light experience 'Spectacle of Light' when it returns in 2020! It's a magical after-dark adventure for all the family!
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The Greatest Snowman: A Stayin’ Inn Pantomime

The Greatest Snowman: A Stayin’ Inn Pantomime

5th December 2020
Online Event

With the majority of Scotland on some form of lockdown, no live shows to keep us going and the festive magic all but disappearing, Dopy Dunlap is here to save Christmas!
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Children’s Classic Concerts: The Night Before Christmas - CANCELLED

Children’s Classic Concerts: The Night Before Christmas - CANCELLED

6th December 2020

CCC's Owen Gunnell has left the festive preparations to the last minute, with the help of his friends from the RSNO, will he make it a happy Christmas to all and to all a good night?
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Elf Family Fun Run 2020

Elf Family Fun Run 2020

6th December 2020
Online Event

The Maggie’s Forth Valley Elf Family Fun Run is back on Sunday 6th December 2020 and this time it’s VIRTUAL!
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Panto-Crime! A Festive Online Murder Mystery

Panto-Crime! A Festive Online Murder Mystery

8th December 2020 - 21st December 2020
Online Event

Pantomime meets Murder Mystery in this festive online series from Whodunnit Events between the 8th - 21st December!
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That’ll Be The Day Christmas Show 2020

That’ll Be The Day Christmas Show 2020

Selected dates between 8th December 2020 - 12th December 2020
Online Event

That'll Be The Day Christmas Special is the essential start to the festive season with a sparkling mix of Christmas hits, fun and nostalgia with that guaranteed 'festive feel good' factor!
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Five Sisters Zoo Illuminations

Five Sisters Zoo Illuminations

11th December 2020 - 10th January 2021

Our ever-popular Christmas Zoo illuminations will return on selected dates this December and January from 5pm – 9pm.
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Family Wreath Making - POSTPONED

Family Wreath Making - POSTPONED

12th December 2020

Get hands on at Hopetoun and create your own beautiful wreath and make some wood cookie ornaments to hang on your tree.
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Santa at The Georgian House

Santa at The Georgian House

Selected dates between 12th December 2020 - 20th December 2020

Santa is taking time out of his busy schedule to visit The Georgian House this Christmas. Tell him your Christmas wishes and receive a special gift just for you.
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Santa’s Grotto at Dobbies Livingston

Santa’s Grotto at Dobbies Livingston

12th December 2020 - 24th December 2020

Bring your little ones along to Dobbies Livingston for an exciting festive experience at Father Christmas’ Grotto!
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The Paraffin Pixies Search for Santa

The Paraffin Pixies Search for Santa

12th December 2020 - 23rd December 2020

The Paraffin Pixies bring sparkle and magic to dark winter evenings as they lead you to a hidden after-dark world of wonder and mysteries within Almond Valley Heritage Centre this December!
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Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

14th December 2020 - 3rd January 2021
Online Event

The Original Online Panto Company is proud to present a magical production from Polka Dot Pantomimes, the spellbinding fairy-tale of Sleeping Beauty!
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Elliot Bibby ‘Close-up Magic Experience’

Elliot Bibby ‘Close-up Magic Experience’

16th December 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

Join Scottish Magician Elliot Bibby via Zoom and experience this Edinburgh Fringe favourite from the comfort of your own home!
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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!
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Ryan K. Davidson ‘Mirror/Mirror’

Ryan K. Davidson ‘Mirror/Mirror’

17th December 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

MIRROR/MIRROR is based on a short story, told through a series of interactive vignettes that bring the audience’s decisions to a unexpected finale.
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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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Kevin Quantum ‘The Trick That Fooled’

Kevin Quantum ‘The Trick That Fooled’

18th December 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

Join Kevin Quantum for an intimate, close-up show over Zoom, as he performs tricks that have fooled some of the smartest and most creative people ever to have lived!
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Billy Reid ‘Watch Closely - Christmas Edition’

Billy Reid ‘Watch Closely - Christmas Edition’

19th December 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

Enjoy an intimate, storytelling magic-show from Scottish Champion of Magic Billy Reid as part of Edinburgh International Magic Festival!
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Christmas Festival Day

Christmas Festival Day

19th December 2020

Visit the The Palace of Holyroodhouse to see the beautifully decorated State Apartments, discover some historic Christmas traditions and make your own Christmas decoration to take home.
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Magic Gareth ‘Higilty Pigilty’

Magic Gareth ‘Higilty Pigilty’

19th December 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

Feel the magic from the comfort of your own home and join Magic Gareth as he dazzles and amazes with tricks and turns aplenty!
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Xmas Special 2020 - Santa’s Soundsystem Live

Xmas Special 2020 - Santa’s Soundsystem Live

19th December 2020
Online Event

Looking for something to get you into the festive spirit? well look no further... join Beatbox Scotland for their 2020 Christmas Special in aid of Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland!
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Magic School workshop with Gary James

Magic School workshop with Gary James

20th December 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

This is a unique opportunity from a master magician to learn to perform amazing tricks and entertain your family over Christmas!
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Tricky Ricky ‘Tinseltown Tricks’

Tricky Ricky ‘Tinseltown Tricks’

20th December 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

Join the Trickster for some crazy, virtual magic tricks and seriously silly jokes, assisted by Sonny the puppet bunny and Jingles the Reindeer!
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Vincent Gambini ‘The Sky From This Window’

Vincent Gambini ‘The Sky From This Window’

20th December 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

Vincent Gambini conjures the magical realism of the sky over Brighton during this 15-minute phone performance: no video, no images, just an act of collective listening.
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Dunedin Consort - Children’s Messiah

Dunedin Consort - Children’s Messiah

21st December 2020

Fun for all the family is guaranteed in the Dunedin Consort's interactive 45-minute concert specifically devised for children!
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The Secret Theatre

The Secret Theatre

21st December 2020 - 24th December 2020
Online Event

Scottish Ballet will bring the magic of theatre to your home this Christmas thanks to their brand-new film, The Secret Theatre!
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Home Comforts and Joy Online Festive Concert

Home Comforts and Joy Online Festive Concert

22nd December 2020
Online Event

Alzheimer Scotland are delighted to have performers from across the country supporting a free online Christmas Concert, helping to bring some festive cheer to everyone, at the end of a difficult year!
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Rapunzel: A Hairy Tale Adventure

Rapunzel: A Hairy Tale Adventure

23rd December 2020 - 4th January 2021
Online Event

The National Theatre of Scotland in partnership with Historic Environment Scotland presents Rapunzel: A Hairy Tale Adventure an online festive show, packed full of songs and filmed at Stirling Castle!
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Christmas Eve Jingle

Christmas Eve Jingle

24th December 2020
National Event

Let's end 2020 with a bit of magic, hope and togetherness by heading outside at 6pm on Christmas Eve and ringing a bell to spread Christmas spirit!
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Car Park Panto: Horrible Histories presents Horrible Christmas

Car Park Panto: Horrible Histories presents Horrible Christmas

30th December 2020 - 31st December 2020
Edinburgh West

Just when you thought panto was cancelled, Horrible Histories comes to the rescue with their own unique take on the great British tradition!
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Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party - CANCELLED

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party - CANCELLED

31st December 2020
Various Locations Edinburgh

There's a reason why Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party is world renowned... it's THE place to be on New Year's Eve.
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Heathers The Musical

Heathers The Musical

19th January 2021 - 23rd January 2021

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 January 2021.
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Burns Ceilidh 2021

Burns Ceilidh 2021

23rd January 2021

Come along and enjoy a Burns Ceilidh with Edinburgh Ceilidhs on 23rd January at Lauriston Hall!
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Hairspray the Musical

Hairspray the Musical

25th January 2021 - 30th January 2021

The smash hit musical comedy Hairspray returns to Edinburgh Playhouse for one week only from 25th to 30th January 2021. Don't miss it!
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Gangsta Granny

Gangsta Granny

28th January 2021 - 31st January 2021

From the acclaimed producers of Billionaire Boy and Awful Auntie comes the award-winning West End production of this amazing story by David Walliams, the UK’s best-selling author for children.
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Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever - CANCELLED

Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever - CANCELLED

5th February 2021 - 6th February 2021

Prepare for the brand new Peppa Pig live show when it comes to the King's Theatre Edinburgh, packed full of songs, games and laughter, it really is the best day ever for Peppa Pig fans!
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SCO Family Festival 2021 – Stan and Mabel - CANCELLED

SCO Family Festival 2021 – Stan and Mabel - CANCELLED

6th February 2021

This highly interactive concert by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra will captivate young children with its mix of music and audience participation.
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The Story of Guitar Heroes

The Story of Guitar Heroes

11th February 2021

The Story of Guitar Heroes - If you like music and guitars you will LOVE this show at The Brunton Theatre on 11th February!
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Ballet West - The Nutcracker

Ballet West - The Nutcracker

12th February 2021

The Nutcracker 2021 Ballet West’s Touring Company is proud to present the ever-popular ballet 'The Nutcracker' at venues across Scotland, including the Festival Theatre Edinburgh!
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Counterfeit Seventies Show - CANCELLED

Counterfeit Seventies Show - CANCELLED

14th February 2021

Having toured extensively with The Counterfeit Sixties show they now bring you their unique Seventies show from a decade of glam rock through to new wave music, and everything in between!
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Grease

Grease

16th February 2021 - 20th February 2021

Grease, the world’s best-loved musical is back, grittier and more glamorous than ever before. Catch it at the Festival Theatre Edinburgh in February!
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Edinburgh Wedding Fair and Fashion Show

Edinburgh Wedding Fair and Fashion Show

6th March 2021 - 7th March 2021

The biggest wedding fair on the east coast of Scotland will once again return to Edinburgh Corn Exchange on 6th and 7th March!
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Family Craft: Make Your Drawings Move - Animation Sessions

Family Craft: Make Your Drawings Move - Animation Sessions

7th March 2021

In this session we will create a 2D hand-drawn whiteboard animation and an ‘old school’ flip-book animated sequence inspired by the Jock McFadyen Goes to the Pictures exhibition.
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The Addams Family

The Addams Family

9th March 2021 - 13th March 2021

Everyone's favourite kooky and spooky family are back in this spectacular and hilarious musical comedy.
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The Lauriston Horror Tour

The Lauriston Horror Tour

Selected dates between 13th March 2021 - 24th October 2021

Come along and see the sights of the castle as never seen before – hear the history of the castle and ghostly tales of the city with your professional tour guide.
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Northern Ballet: The Great Gatsby

Northern Ballet: The Great Gatsby

18th March 2021 - 20th March 2021

Lose yourself in the decadence of 1920s New York with Northern Ballet’s sell-out sensation The Great Gatsby at the Festival Theatre!
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Shrek The Musical

Shrek The Musical

24th March 2021 - 27th March 2021

The Bohemians present Shrek the Musical, bringing all the beloved characters you know from the film to life and proving there's more to the story than meets the ears!
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Helicopter Flight Experience

Helicopter Flight Experience

1st April 2021 - 30th October 2021
National Event

Fly high above rolling countryside and local landmarks to witness breathtaking views like you’ve never seen before on a helicopter flight with Adventure 001!
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Edinburgh Comic Con

Edinburgh Comic Con

3rd April 2021 - 4th April 2021

Edinburgh Comic Con returns to the EICC in September and once more, it will be a weekend of madness from the world of film and TV, comic books, gaming, cosplay and much more.
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The Croft

The Croft

6th April 2021 - 10th April 2021

In this bold and haunting play the present interweaves with the past as ancient tales surface and the terrifying truth lurking In the Croft is revealed.
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Scottish Ballet’s Swan Lake

Scottish Ballet’s Swan Lake

8th April 2021 - 10th April 2021

Lose yourself in the raw intensity of Swan Lake, this sleek and unmissable ballet, returning to Edinburgh in April!
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Remembering The Oscars

Remembering The Oscars

15th April 2021

Get ready to celebrate the Oscar-winning songs in this exhilarating new dance spectacular with Strictly's favourite couple, Aljaz and Janette!
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Sister Act

Sister Act

20th April 2021 - 1st May 2021

Brace yourselves Sisters! The Broadway and UK smash-hit musical Sister Act is coming to the Festival Theatre Edinburgh in 2021!
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Diversity - Connected 2021

Diversity - Connected 2021

Selected dates between 24th April 2021 - 8th June 2021

After nine sell out UK tours, Diversity have announced one of their biggest UK tours to date including two nights at The Usher Hall.
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Sing-a-Long-a Bohemian Rhapsody

Sing-a-Long-a Bohemian Rhapsody

25th April 2021

Celebrate Queen, their music, and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury at the smash hit film as you have never experienced it before!
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Sing-a-Long-a The Greatest Showman

Sing-a-Long-a The Greatest Showman

25th April 2021

Singalonga Productions returns with the smash hit film musical that everyone can’t stop singing - The Greatest Showman!
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Andy and the Odd Socks

Andy and the Odd Socks

1st May 2021

The 'greatest kid's band ever' singing about aliens, dinosaurs rapping robots and groovy hoovers comes to Church Hill Theatre on 1st May.
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Creepy Crawly Bug Hunt

Creepy Crawly Bug Hunt

3rd May 2021

Hunt the grounds of Lauriston for creepy crawlies in their natural habitat, then make a giant version of your favourite bug at Lauriston Castle!
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Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! - POSTPONED

Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! - POSTPONED

4th May 2021 - 8th May 2021

Nurcracker, the sweetest of all Matthew Bourne’s treats returns to the Festival Theatre for one week only!
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RSPB Scotland at Lauriston Castle

RSPB Scotland at Lauriston Castle

Selected dates between 8th May 2021 - 13th November 2021

Come along to Lauriston Castle to hear about your local feathered friends and to get a chance to do a quick art activity with the RSPB.
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Burn the Floor

Burn the Floor

9th May 2021

Kevin Clifton is back with the sensational worldwide Ballroom dance company 'Burn the Floor' in 2021!
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SIX

SIX

11th May 2021 - 16th May 2021

The sell-out London smash hit ‘SIX’ is the phenomenon everyone is losing their head over and it returns to the Festival Theatre in May 2021!
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Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham

Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham

15th May 2021

Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham are two of Scotland’s most acclaimed traditional musicians and have become a national institution with their incomparable mastery of fiddle and accordion.
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Dancercise CIC - New Beginnings

Dancercise CIC - New Beginnings

15th May 2021

Dancercise Community School for Performing Arts in conjunction with LCDC Fitness & Dance bring you a show full of Dance, Drama & Fun!
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Family Craft: It’s a Bird’s Life

Family Craft: It’s a Bird’s Life

17th May 2021

Learn about some of our feathered friends and explore a variety of projects celebrating the resident Lauriston Castle birds!
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Family Craft: Fantasy Castles

Family Craft: Fantasy Castles

23rd May 2021

Explore the secret and hidden rooms of Lauriston Castle then create your own 3D Castle using special papers and paints!
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Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Edinburgh Marathon Festival

29th May 2021 - 30th May 2021
Various Locations Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Marathon Festival weekend will take place on 29th and 30th May 2021 and promises to be the best one yet!
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In the Night Garden Live

In the Night Garden Live

29th May 2021 - 30th May 2021

In the Night Garden Live is the perfect musical theatre experience for the entire family and comes to the King’s Theatre in May as part of a UK tour.
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Family Craft: Celebrate World Oceans Day

Family Craft: Celebrate World Oceans Day

5th June 2021

Come along to a family class and make a variety of projects celebrating the magic of the sea!
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The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon

9th June 2021 - 26th June 2021

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.
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Funbox present Jungle Party

Funbox present Jungle Party

13th June 2021

It's time to stop 'lion' around, pack up your 'trunks', be a 'snappy dresser' and get up to some 'monkey business' because FUNBOX are having a JUNGLE PARTY in Edinburgh - and you're all invited!
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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!
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Let’s Rock Scotland

Let’s Rock Scotland

19th June 2021

Let's Rock Scotland, the Ultimate 80's Festival, returns to Dalkeith Country Park on Saturday 19th June 2021 with a fantastic lineup of artists bringing you the very best of the 80’s!
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Family Craft: Pirate Treasure Hunt

Family Craft: Pirate Treasure Hunt

20th June 2021

Ahoy me hearties! Have our pirate hat, cutlass and parrot at the ready then out into the woods with a secret map to guide you through the grounds to find hidden treasure.
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Here Come The Boys

Here Come The Boys

23rd June 2021

Here Come the Boys returns with three Strictly dance superstars, a brand-new cast and a brand-new dazzling production in 2021.
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Anton and Giovanni - Him and Me Tour

Anton and Giovanni - Him and Me Tour

25th June 2021

BBC Strictly professionals Anton Du Beke and Giovanni Pernice bring their first ever tour together to the Festival Theatre in June!
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BGCP Comic Con: Bathgate

BGCP Comic Con: Bathgate

26th June 2021

BGCP Comic Con is coming to Bathgate for the first time, with an array of awesome themed activities, traders and fun for all ages!
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Paw Patrol Live

Paw Patrol Live

7th July 2021

PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” brings everybody’s favourite pups to the Edinburgh Playhouse stage for an action packed, high-energy, musical adventure!
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Painting with Light

Painting with Light

10th July 2021

Come along to this family drop in session with artist Claudia Miller and create your own faux stained-glass picture to hang in the window at home!
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Family Craft: Croquet Tea Party!

Family Craft: Croquet Tea Party!

13th July 2021

Inspired by 'Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland' enjoy a game of 'Queen of Hearts' croquet on the lawns of Lauriston then decorate some spectacular cakes and biscuits for a special tea party!
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How to be a Psychic Conman

How to be a Psychic Conman

17th July 2021

Roll up! Roll up! Gather ye round the traveling caravan as Snake Oil Salesman, Ash Pryce, demonstrates the miraculous curative abilities of psychic surgery.
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Treasure Island with Quantum Theatre

Treasure Island with Quantum Theatre

17th July 2021

It’s pirates, ships and buried treasure for Summer 2021 at Quantum Theatre’s adaptation of Robert Louis- Stevenson’s classic adventure, Treasure Island!
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Scottish Festival of Motoring

Scottish Festival of Motoring

18th July 2021

Brand new 'Scottish Festival of Motoring' is coming to the Royal Highland Centre Edinburgh on Sunday 18th July 2021, it's a must go event for all the family!
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Edinburgh Food Festival

Edinburgh Food Festival

23rd July 2021 - 1st August 2021

Celebrate all things great in food & drink when the Edinburgh Food Festival returns to George Square Gardens IN 2021!
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Funbox Presents Jungle Party

Funbox Presents Jungle Party

31st July 2021 - 1st August 2021

It's time to stop 'lion' around, pack up your 'trunks', be a 'snappy dresser' and get up to some 'monkey business' because FUNBOX are having a JUNGLE PARTY at Howden Park Centre and you're invited!
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Truckfest Scotland

Truckfest Scotland

31st July 2021 - 1st August 2021

Scotland’s biggest and best truck show returns to Edinburgh’s Royal Highland Centre on the 3rd & 4th August. A great day out for the family!
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Summer Magic Workshop with Edinburgh International Magic Festival

Summer Magic Workshop with Edinburgh International Magic Festival

1st August 2021

Learn, create and perform your own magic in this workshop at Lauriston Castle this summer for Ages 7 - 11!
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Family Craft: Pond life - Pond Dipping

Family Craft: Pond life - Pond Dipping

2nd August 2021

Discover what lives in our wonderful pond in the Japanese Garden and like a scientist record what you have found in a special little book.
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Foodies Festival

Foodies Festival

6th August 2021 - 8th August 2021

Foodies Festival, the UK’s biggest food festival, returns to Edinburgh’s Inverleith Park 6th, 7th and 8th August 2021!
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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

6th August 2021 - 28th August 2021

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo will return home to the Edinburgh Castle Esplanade in 2021!
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Party at the Palace

Party at the Palace

7th August 2021 - 8th August 2021

The award winning Party at The Palace will return in 2021, taking place on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th August.
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MagicFest at the Fringe - The Secret Room

MagicFest at the Fringe - The Secret Room

Selected dates between 8th August 2021 - 21st August 2021

What mysteries does Lauriston Castle conceal? Come along and explore untold mysteries in the Secret Room!
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Woodland Treasure Box

Woodland Treasure Box

11th August 2021

Make your own little treasure box to store your Summer memories and decorate it with natures scenes with Lauriston Castle staff!
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George Hinchliffe’s Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

George Hinchliffe’s Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

17th August 2021

The world’s very first Ukulele Orchestra is not just about ukuleles; it is about entertainment, joy, fun, strum and artistry. Come along and tap your toes at The Queen's Hall!
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Ocean Film Festival

Ocean Film Festival

11th September 2021

The Ocean Film Festival returns to the Festival Theatre with a brand new selection of the most amazing ocean films.
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Scots at War at the Castle

Scots at War at the Castle

11th September 2021

Join Scots at War for an interactive family experience where you can join Scotland's army of yesterday- today!
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9 To 5 The Musical

9 To 5 The Musical

14th September 2021 - 18th September 2021

Tumble outta’ bed and stumble to the Edinburgh Playhouse to see Dolly Parton’s smash-hit musical in September!
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AJ and Curtis’ Big Night Out

AJ and Curtis’ Big Night Out

18th September 2021

Strictly Come Dancing star AJ PRITCHARD and his brother, Love Island and Greatest Dancer favourite CURTIS PRITCHARD are bringing you a brand new, action packed variety show in 2021.
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Upstairs Downstairs

Upstairs Downstairs

19th September 2021

Come along to Lauriston where you will don an apron and mob cap to make lemonade and biscuits in the old kitchen then visit the magnificent rooms upstairs!
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Flags Ahoy

Flags Ahoy

25th September 2021

Come along to these structured family drop-in sessions where you will make some little flags inspired by maritime themes in our Ian Hamilton Finlay exhibition!
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Push the Boat Out

Push the Boat Out

2nd October 2021

Join writer Katy Hastie at a family friendly drop-in poetry session to make nautical collage poems that fold into origami boats to sail the seven seas - just bring your imagination!
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Riverdance: The New 25th Anniversary Show

Riverdance: The New 25th Anniversary Show

5th October 2021 - 6th October 2021

Riverdance: The New 25th Anniversary Show comes to Edinburgh Playhouse in October 2021, immersing you in the extraordinary and elemental power of its music and dance!
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Halloween Wand Making Workshop

Halloween Wand Making Workshop

20th October 2021

Join us at Lauriston Castle in a magical crafting class just in time for Halloween and create your own unique magic wand!
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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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Scottish Ballet’s The Scandal at Mayerling

Scottish Ballet’s The Scandal at Mayerling

21st October 2021 - 23rd October 2021

Reimagined and redesigned by Scottish Ballet, this dramatic world premiere will be the first time MacMillan’s iconic ballet is produced in the UK outside of London.
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The Haunted Hunt: The Vampire’s Curse

The Haunted Hunt: The Vampire’s Curse

23rd October 2021 - 24th October 2021

In this interactive puzzle adventure aimed at families and children aged 8 and over, you get to explore the grounds and rooms of the castle, solve puzzles, find clues and remove the curse!
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The Terror Trail

The Terror Trail

23rd October 2021 - 24th October 2021

The Edinburgh Horror Festival have created an all new interactive morning adventure for families at Lauriston Castle.
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King’s Panto: Sleeping Beauty

King’s Panto: Sleeping Beauty

27th November 2021 - 16th January 2022

Rise and shine! Allan Stewart, Andy Gray, Grant Stott and Jordan Young return in the pantomime of your dreams!
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Christmas Tricks with Edinburgh International Magic Festival

Christmas Tricks with Edinburgh International Magic Festival

28th November 2021

The Christmas magic show is back at Lauriston Castle! Witness mind-blowing magic and festive frolics for the whole family in a lavish, historic setting inside the Castle.
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Edinburgh Vegan Festival

Edinburgh Vegan Festival

28th November 2021

Don't miss the Edinburgh Vegan Festival, taking place on Sunday 28th November 2021 at Out of the Blue Drill Hall!
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Enchanted Christmas Pictures

Enchanted Christmas Pictures

4th December 2021

Create a Christmas themed 3-dimensional framed picture that will light up like an enchanted magical forest in this workshop with Lauriston Castle staff!
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An Edwardian Christmas

An Edwardian Christmas

5th December 2021

It’s Christmas 1910 all the family and staff come together to enjoy the season. Walk through Lauriston Castle on a special tour watching the performance by Edinburgh Living History unfold!
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A Family Edwardian Christmas at Lauriston Castle

A Family Edwardian Christmas at Lauriston Castle

12th December 2021

Join us at Lauriston Castle for our annual Christmas event where you can capture the magic of Christmas past!
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Il Divo

Il Divo

12th December 2021

The original and the best classical cross over group of all time Il Divo return to the UK in December 2021 for the Christmas With Il Divo tour and stop off at the Usher Hall!
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School of Rock - The Musical

School of Rock - The Musical

25th January 2022 - 29th January 2022

School of Rock - The Musical, Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash hit, award-winning West End show, is coming to the Edinburgh Playhouse in January 2022!
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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

8th February 2022 - 12th February 2022

Direct from London, the acclaimed production of The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe is coming to the King's Theatre Edinburgh in February!
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Strictly Ballroom

Strictly Ballroom

21st March 2022 - 26th March 2022

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 March 2022.
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Singin’ in the Rain

Singin’ in the Rain

26th April 2022 - 30th April 2022

Jonathan Church’s critically acclaimed production of Singin’ in the Rain is back to make a splash. Catch it at the Festival Theatre in April 2022!
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