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

Curious About Edinburgh

Curious About Edinburgh

1st January 2020 - 31st December 2020
Various Locations Edinburgh

Have fun discovering Edinburgh with a self-guided, heritage walk with a treasure hunt theme from Curious About!
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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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Cuddly Corgi Treasure Hunt

Cuddly Corgi Treasure Hunt

27th July 2020 - 31st October 2020

Looking to entertain the kids? Come and spot our cuddly corgis hiding around Britannia’s tour route.
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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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Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Selected dates between 1st August 2020 - 1st November 2020
Various Locations Edinburgh

Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their weekend walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
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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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Eat Out To Help Out 2

Eat Out To Help Out 2

1st September 2020 - 30th September 2020
Various Locations Edinburgh

It's a September sequel to the popular Eat Out To Help Out scheme at Tigerlily, Rabble Taphouse & Grill, Indigo Yard and Montpeliers!
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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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Music Classes for Children age 4 to 12

Music Classes for Children age 4 to 12

12th September 2020 - 12th November 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

St Marys Music School Edinburgh is delivering various online music classes for children age 4 to 12 years starting in September.
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Laura Boswell: Walk the Walk

Laura Boswell: Walk the Walk

16th September 2020 - 11th October 2020

Well-known linocut and Japanese woodblock printmaker Laura Boswell is returning to the Birch Tree Gallery for her second solo exhibition 'Walk the Walk'.
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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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The Phantom of the Opera - CANCELLED

The Phantom of the Opera - CANCELLED

23rd September 2020 - 31st October 2020

The brilliant original production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera arrives at the Festival Theatre for the first time ever in 2020!
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Leith100 : Light-Up Leith History Mural

Leith100 : Light-Up Leith History Mural

25th September 2020 - 4th October 2020
Leith

Come see the Leith History Mural in a whole new LIGHT when it returns for a run of 10 nights from 25th September!
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Make memories aboard The Royal Yacht Britannia

Make memories aboard The Royal Yacht Britannia

1st October 2020 - 31st October 2020

The Royal Yacht Britannia has attained VisitScotland's 'We're Good To Go' certificate, so step aboard and follow in the footsteps of Royalty this October!
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Pedal It Purple

Pedal It Purple

1st October 2020 - 31st October 2020
National Event

Cycle your purple socks off this October with by taking park in Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity's brand new cycling challenge... Pedal It Purple!
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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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South Queensferry Artisan Craft Market

South Queensferry Artisan Craft Market

Selected dates between 3rd October 2020 - 12th December 2020
South Queensferry

Come along to Artisan Antics monthly Maker's Market at Port Edgar Marina where you will find a selection of beautifully handcrafted gifts from local artisans and makers!
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The Big Escape Live: Edinburgh

The Big Escape Live: Edinburgh

3rd October 2020
Edinburgh Old Town

The Big Escape Live is a brand new interactive outdoor escape experience and it's coming to Edinburgh on October 3rd!
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Wicked Kids Zoom Party

Wicked Kids Zoom Party

3rd October 2020
Online Event

Wish Upon A Star Entertainment is delighted to bring you a ZOOM Halloween party with our wicked kids!
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Five Sisters Zoo Autumn Nights

Five Sisters Zoo Autumn Nights

Selected dates between 9th October 2020 - 15th November 2020

The Five Sisters Zoo will be beautifully illuminated every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from Friday the 9th October to Sunday 15th November.
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Recreate the Original PONG Game

Recreate the Original PONG Game

10th October 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

Join ComputerXplorers SEScotland LiVE on Saturday 10 October at 11am to learn how to code your very own version of the original Pong Game!
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Secrets of Witches Wood

Secrets of Witches Wood

10th October 2020 - 31st October 2020

Follow the winding footpaths and venture into the lost lands of the Calder Witches at Almond Valley Heritage Centre this October!
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Edinburgh October Half Term Camp @ George Watson’s College

Edinburgh October Half Term Camp @ George Watson’s College

19th October 2020 - 23rd October 2020
Edinburgh South

Miniversity Holiday Camps are coming to George Watson’s College this October half-term and are specifically designed for children age 5-12 years!
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Wondrous Woods

Wondrous Woods

21st October 2020 - 15th November 2020

Come and join us for a creative lighting journey through the winding mystical pathways of the Wondrous Woods at Hopetoun House in a family friendly and safe event this Autumn!
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Medicine and Blood: Online Kids Workshop

Medicine and Blood: Online Kids Workshop

22nd October 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

Join Surgeons Hall Museums for some hands on learning in this new Zoom workshop for Kids aged 8+!
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EIFF and  Unique Events present: Drive In Movies

EIFF and Unique Events present: Drive In Movies

Selected dates between 29th October 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 throughout the rest of 2020!
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After Dark in the Witches Wood

After Dark in the Witches Wood

30th October 2020 - 31st October 2020

There's ancient magic in the air as strings of tiny lights guide your way to secret places in the Witches Wood at Almond Valley Heritage Centre!
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Halloween Spooktacular at Dobbies Edinburgh

Halloween Spooktacular at Dobbies Edinburgh

30th October 2020 - 1st November 2020

Enjoy Halloween as a family this year at Dobbies Edinburgh with terrifying treats, creepy craft activities and ghoulish games!
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Halloween Spooktacular at Dobbies Livingston

Halloween Spooktacular at Dobbies Livingston

30th October 2020 - 1st November 2020

Enjoy Halloween as a family this year at Dobbies Livingston with terrifying treats, creepy craft activities and ghoulish games!
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Halloween Tales - CANCELLED

Halloween Tales - CANCELLED

30th October 2020

Discover the darker side of Trinity House`s maritime history and hear tales of hauntings, superstition and mystery this Halloween!
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Hearth Fire – Digital Samhuinn Fire Festival

Hearth Fire – Digital Samhuinn Fire Festival

31st October 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

Meet the Beltane Fire Society at the virtual hearth fire for an evening of performance, music, and ritual bringing our traditional Samhuinn celebrations to life in the digital realm!
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Fireworks Night at Dobbies Edinburgh

Fireworks Night at Dobbies Edinburgh

6th November 2020

Enjoy an evening of delicious food, show stopping fireworks, shopping and more at Dobbies Edinburgh!
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Fireworks Night at Dobbies Livingston

Fireworks Night at Dobbies Livingston

6th November 2020

Enjoy an evening of delicious food, show stopping fireworks, shopping and more at Dobbies Livingston!
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Edinburgh Wedding Fair and Fashion Show

Edinburgh Wedding Fair and Fashion Show

7th November 2020 - 8th November 2020

The biggest wedding fair on the east coast of Scotland will once again return to the Edinburgh Corn Exchange on 7th and 8th November!
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Edinburgh Vegan Festival

Edinburgh Vegan Festival

22nd November 2020

Don't miss the Edinburgh Vegan Festival, taking place on Sunday 22nd November at Out of the Blue Drill Hall!
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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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Santa’s Grotto at Dobbies Livingston

Santa’s Grotto at Dobbies Livingston

22nd November 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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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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The Snow Queen - RESCHEDULED TO CHRISTMAS 2021 - DATES TBC

The Snow Queen - RESCHEDULED TO CHRISTMAS 2021 - DATES TBC

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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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

St Andrews Ceilidh in Lauriston Hall

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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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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Five Sisters Zoo Illuminations

Five Sisters Zoo Illuminations

1st December 2020 - 23rd December 2020

The Five Sisters Zoo's ever-popular Christmas Zoo illuminations will return on 1st December until 23rd December every night from 5pm – 9pm.
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Beecraigs Festive Forest

Beecraigs Festive Forest

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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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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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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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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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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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

Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever

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

SCO Family Festival 2021 – Stan and Mabel

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 Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

9th February 2021 - 13th February 2021

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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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

Counterfeit Seventies Show

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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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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9 To 5 The Musical

9 To 5 The Musical

9th March 2021 - 13th March 2021

Tumble outta’ bed and stumble to the Edinburgh Playhouse to see Dolly Parton’s smash-hit musical in March!
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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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School of Rock - The Musical

School of Rock - The Musical

23rd March 2021 - 27th March 2021

School of Rock - The Musical, Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash hit, award-winning West End show, is coming to the Edinburgh Playhouse in March 2021!
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Singin’ in the Rain

Singin’ in the Rain

23rd March 2021 - 27th March 2021

Jonathan Church’s critically acclaimed production of Singin’ in the Rain is back to make a splash. Catch it at the Festival Theatre in March 2021!
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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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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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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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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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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

What mysteries does Lauriston Castle conceal? Come along and explore untold mysteries in the Secret Room!
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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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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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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 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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Scottish Ballet’s The Nutcracker

Scottish Ballet’s The Nutcracker

1st December 2021 - 31st December 2021

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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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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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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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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The Big Escape Edinburgh
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!
Royal Highland Show 2021
One of Scotland's most iconic events 'The Royal Highland Show' returns to the Royal Highland Centre from 17th June!
Edinburgh Corn Exchange Car Boot Sale Market
Edinburgh Corn Exchange Car Boot Sale Market is open but with strict rules and guidelines. Come and join us for some bargains and for sellers to have a clearout!
Leith100 : Light-Up Leith History Mural
Come see the Leith History Mural in a whole new LIGHT when it returns for a run of 10 nights from 25th September!
Auld Reekie Tours
Take a journey into the dark side of old Edinburgh's history touring the haunted underground vaults with Auld Reekie Tours!

Popular Venues

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