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

Weekly Online Computing Club for Kids

Weekly Online Computing Club for Kids

10th August 2020 - 19th December 2021
Online Event

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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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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Edinburgh Valmiki Balagokulam Shaka

Edinburgh Valmiki Balagokulam Shaka

Selected dates between 9th January 2021 - 18th December 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Namaste All....! Join us online for the Edinburgh Valmiki Balagokulam Shaka each Saturday!
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West Linton Market

West Linton Market

Selected dates between 3rd April 2021 - 31st December 2021
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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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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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Longwood

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Longwood

Selected dates between 13th May 2021 - 9th September 2021
Various Locations East Lothian

Visit Longwood, an extensive, long-established country garden at 800 feet, undergoing renewal. There are ducks and hens, stream and ponds as well as areas of wild garden.
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Curious About Edinburgh - Quirky Heritage Walks for the Curious!

Curious About Edinburgh - Quirky Heritage Walks for the Curious!

14th May 2021 - 31st October 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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Cuddly Corgi Treasure Hunt

Cuddly Corgi Treasure Hunt

20th May 2021 - 31st August 2021

Looking to entertain the kids? Come and spot our cuddly corgis hiding around Britannia’s tour route.
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Ellie Harrison: Early Warning Signs

Ellie Harrison: Early Warning Signs

1st June 2021 - 31st December 2021

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is hosting one of artist Ellie Harrison’s four Early Warning Signs.
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Wonder Wander

Wonder Wander

3rd June 2021 - 26th September 2021

Wonder Wander, by Edinburgh-based sculptor Andrea Geileis, is the first extensive display of outdoor sculptures in the grounds of Waterston House.
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Edinburgh Zoo After Hours

Edinburgh Zoo After Hours

4th June 2021 - 14th August 2021

Edinburgh Zoo After Hours events return for summer 2021 giving you more opportunity to see your favourite animals!
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In Our Yard: After Zooms

In Our Yard: After Zooms

Selected dates between 4th June 2021 - 27th August 2021

‘After Zooms’ are a re-invention of Capital Theatres popular play days and they are happening live and in-person in Festival Theatre's Courtyard this summer.
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In Our Yard: Wee Creatives

In Our Yard: Wee Creatives

Selected dates between 4th June 2021 - 27th August 2021

This summer Capital Theatres are delighted to be returning with Wee Creatives, live and in person, delivered in the newly transformed courtyard space at the Festival Theatre!
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Hopetoun Grounds Walk

Hopetoun Grounds Walk

Selected dates between 5th June 2021 - 18th September 2021

This Ranger-led walk at Hopetoun House will lead you through the nature and history of Hopetoun’s designed landscape.
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In Our Yard: Family Takeovers

In Our Yard: Family Takeovers

Selected dates between 5th June 2021 - 28th August 2021

Family takeovers are back with two hour sessions delivered outdoors by professional artist, providing an opportunity for families to make, create and play together.
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Humbie Dean

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Humbie Dean

Selected dates between 10th June 2021 - 7th October 2021
Various Locations East Lothian

Come and visit Humbie Dean, a two-acre ornamental and woodland garden sandwiched between two burns at 600 feet with interest throughout a long season!
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Jock McFadyen: Lost Boat Party

Jock McFadyen: Lost Boat Party

11th June 2021 - 25th September 2021

This summer Dovecot Studios celebrates the artist Jock McFadyen’s 70th birthday year with Lost Boat Party an exhibition of paintings which describe the romance and grandeur of the Scottish landscape
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The Lauriston Horror Tour

The Lauriston Horror Tour

Selected dates between 12th June 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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Search Party Edinburgh

Search Party Edinburgh

14th June 2021 - 29th August 2021
Various Locations Edinburgh

Search Party Edinburgh is back for Summer 2021! Race against the clock around the streets of Edinburgh and help Professor Artie Fact find the missing city mascot.
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#StreamMyStory

#StreamMyStory

17th June 2021 - 31st August 2021
Online Event

Scottish Public Libraries will host #StreamMyStory author events online for children to enjoy in the summer holidays!
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Discovering the Deep Outdoor Exhibition

Discovering the Deep Outdoor Exhibition

26th June 2021 - 15th August 2021

Explore the mysteries of the deep ocean in this outdoor photography exhibition that tells the story of marine science in Scotland, from its earliest beginnings to the present day.
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Den Building Adventures and Astounding Discoveries

Den Building Adventures and Astounding Discoveries

30th June 2021 - 22nd August 2021

2021 is a very special summer, and at Almond Valley we're doing even more than usual to ensure that everyone enjoys a brilliant time with our range of activities for children of all ages!
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Camp Out for Cancer Support Scotland

Camp Out for Cancer Support Scotland

1st July 2021 - 30th September 2021
Nationwide

Make a fort in your living room, roll your sleeping bag out in your bedroom or pitch a tent out in your back garden and help raise vital funds for Cancer Support Scotland!
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Summer Holidays Aboard Britannia

Summer Holidays Aboard Britannia

1st July 2021 - 31st August 2021

With complimentary audio guides available in both adult and children’s versions, step aboard the Best UK Attraction (Which? Magazine, 2020) this summer, The Royal Yacht Britannia!
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Tynecastle DigiFest - Online Festival of Learning

Tynecastle DigiFest - Online Festival of Learning

5th July 2021 - 12th August 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Tynecastle DigiFest, the online Festival of Learning, is on until 13th August with an amazing line-up of guest speakers and workshops guaranteed to get you thinking about how you can use technology.
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Art Map Making - Summer Workshops

Art Map Making - Summer Workshops

Selected dates between 7th July 2021 - 11th August 2021

Every Wednesday from July 7th - August 11th a variety of artists will be hosting sessions for young people (age 11+) to explore different art making techniques.
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Summer Holidays at Can You Escape? Edinburgh

Summer Holidays at Can You Escape? Edinburgh

8th July 2021 - 1st September 2021

Can You Escape? is a family friendly escape room venue in the heart of Edinburgh. Book now to experience Edinburgh's most magical escape rooms this summer!
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Pentlands Activity Camps - Summer

Pentlands Activity Camps - Summer

12th July 2021 - 13th August 2021

Pentlands Activity Camps (PAC) offers school holiday fun, adventure and activity for school aged children (5+/nearing the end of Primary 1) and young teenagers.
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A Summer To Remember - Bobby’s Heritage Trail

A Summer To Remember - Bobby’s Heritage Trail

13th July 2021 - 31st August 2021

Looking for free fun activities for children over the summer holidays? Come along to 'A Summer to Remember' at The Wee Museum of Memory in Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre, Edinburgh!
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Kids Funky Wonky Crochet Sculpture - 5 week holiday course

Kids Funky Wonky Crochet Sculpture - 5 week holiday course

14th July 2021 - 14th August 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Crochet a playful sculpture or a collection of tactile shapes over the summer holidays on this 5 week online summer course run by AlmaBorealis! Suitable for children aged 6-12 years.
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The Ultimate Harry Potter Walking Tour

The Ultimate Harry Potter Walking Tour

23rd July 2021 - 31st October 2021
Various Locations Edinburgh

Our squib guide will show you Edinburgh's must-see landmarks and key locations from the Harry Potter book and film series. What are you waiting for? Potterheads assemble!
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Joan Eardley I Centenary

Joan Eardley I Centenary

30th July 2021 - 28th August 2021

Marking the centenary of Joan Eardley’s birth, The Scottish Gallery will present a major exhibition of Joan Eardley’s paintings and drawings this Summer as part of Edinburgh Art Festival.
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Wanderings by Emma-Louise Grady

Wanderings by Emma-Louise Grady

30th July 2021 - 20th August 2021

Upright Gallery's next exhibition is by Emma-Louise Grady entitled 'Wanderings'. Emma is an exciting, up and coming artist who exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy 'New Contemporaries 2020'.
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Preston Hall Walled Garden

Preston Hall Walled Garden

1st August 2021 - 29th August 2021

Set within 200 acres of private parkland, The Preston Hall Walled Garden is opening for the month of August only for all to come and enjoy!
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Castle Street Festival Fair

Castle Street Festival Fair

2nd August 2021 - 15th August 2021
Edinburgh New Town

Filled with an abundance of beautiful crafted gifts and delicious foodies, Castle Street Festival Fair is one not to be missed this summer!
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Lunchtime Recital - James Gaughan, Baritone

Lunchtime Recital - James Gaughan, Baritone

4th August 2021

James Gaughan (Baritone) and Matthew Collins (Piano), present a song recital on 4th August as part of the series of Lunchtime Recitals at St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral.
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Jacobite Edinburgh - A Healthy Walk through History

Jacobite Edinburgh - A Healthy Walk through History

5th August 2021 - 7th August 2021
Edinburgh Old Town

Take a walking tour through time, seeing Edinburgh's Old Town as it was when the Jacobites were there from September 17th to October 31st 1745.
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Army@TheFringe

Army@TheFringe

6th August 2021 - 22nd August 2021
Edinburgh New Town

Army@TheFringe returns to the stage at Edinburgh in August with a bright and bold programme of theatre, discussions, installation - mixed with magic and variety.
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Edinburgh Colour Bomb Carnival

Edinburgh Colour Bomb Carnival

6th August 2021 - 16th August 2021

Edinburgh Colour Bomb Carnival is back for 2021 at Sighthill Park from 6th to 16th August.
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Funbox: Back to the Fringe

Funbox: Back to the Fringe

6th August 2021 - 15th August 2021
Edinburgh West

Funbox have created a sparkling show for families maintaining the balance of traditional singalong songs and brand-new compositions, but with a distinctly Scottish flavour.
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Hunt for Treasure Island

Hunt for Treasure Island

6th August 2021 - 15th August 2021
Edinburgh New Town

Escape room meets theatre in this interactive, family-friendly adventure around the streets of Edinburgh’s New Town.
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Out East Festival 2021 - CANCELLED

Out East Festival 2021 - CANCELLED

6th August 2021 - 7th August 2021

The Out East Festival has been postponed until August 2022.
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Shiva’s Camino

Shiva’s Camino

6th August 2021 - 12th August 2021
Edinburgh West

Feast your senses on this riveting, unique blend as we follow the journey of Indian Classical dance, through to its impact of Spanish Flamenco, Scottish Trad and contemporary dance.
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Ciara Harvie - Cinema Paradiso

Ciara Harvie - Cinema Paradiso

7th August 2021

One of Ciara Harvie’s proudest moments to date is holding her own official Edinburgh Fringe concerts during August 2019 and she is back this year, performing songs from the silver screen!
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Fringe by the Sea: Gordon Buchanan – Animal Families and Me

Fringe by the Sea: Gordon Buchanan – Animal Families and Me

7th August 2021
North Berwick

Animal Families and Me promises a unique opportunity to hear personal recollections of Gordon’s globetrotting travels, as he delves into his world of weird, wild and wonderful wildlife.
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Party at the Palace - CANCELLED

Party at the Palace - CANCELLED

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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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: 39 Nantwich Drive

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: 39 Nantwich Drive

7th August 2021 - 8th August 2021
Edinburgh East

39 Nantwich Drive is a large friendly garden, run on organic principles. It includes a mini orchard, pond, mixed borders, greenhouse and a secret garden.
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Sculpture Saturday: Plot your dream garden with Alaya Ang & Hussein Mitha

Sculpture Saturday: Plot your dream garden with Alaya Ang & Hussein Mitha

Selected dates between 7th August 2021 - 14th August 2021

Join artist Alaya Ang and Hussein Mitha for this Plot your dream garden workshop and make a collaborative collage that grows across the Sculpture Workshop’s courtyard!
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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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The Royal Society of Edinburgh: Curious

The Royal Society of Edinburgh: Curious

9th August 2021 - 27th August 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) will be making us wonder this summer as it launches its third annual events programme, Curious.
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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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Celebrating Okoe

Celebrating Okoe

13th August 2021 - 20th August 2021
Edinburgh West

A joyous showcase of music, dance and song by 13-piece African Groove Machine honouring the late Okoe Ardyfio - A Ghanaian master drummer.
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Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

13th August 2021

Murderous rage is unleashed, and death can be the only solution...Or can it? In their 29th open-air touring season, Illyria stick to their home-turf: Shakespearean comedy.
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Edinburgh International Book Festival Online Themes: Poetry - The Art of the People

Edinburgh International Book Festival Online Themes: Poetry - The Art of the People

14th August 2021 - 30th August 2021
Various Locations Edinburgh

This year’s poetry series celebrates those poets whose collections work to fill in the gaps in our understanding of ourselves, our society and communities and our planet.
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Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Generation Next - Empowering Voices

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Generation Next - Empowering Voices

14th August 2021 - 30th August 2021
Various Locations Edinburgh

This year’s series of events for young adults takes a fearless and unflinching look at the issues affecting young people today.
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Treasure Island

Treasure Island

14th August 2021

It’s pirate ships, pieces of eight and salty old sea dogs at Newhailes House in Quantum Theatre’s swashbuckling new adaptation of the classic pirate adventure, Treasure Island.
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Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: A Planet in Crisis - Ideas for Action

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: A Planet in Crisis - Ideas for Action

15th August 2021 - 31st August 2021
Various Locations Edinburgh

In this series of events we turn to those who offer positive calls to action and creative perspectives for protecting our planet – giving us hope that it’s not too late.
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Scottish Festival of Motoring

Scottish Festival of Motoring

15th August 2021

Brand new 'Scottish Festival of Motoring' is coming to the Royal Highland Centre Edinburgh on Sunday 15th August 2021, it's a must go event for all the family!
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Walter Scott Storytelling Festival Day

Walter Scott Storytelling Festival Day

15th August 2021 - 15th July 2021

Born 250 years ago, Scottish novelist Walter Scott was at one time the most famous writer in the world. Join us on his birthday to celebrate Scott and his connection to the Palace of Holyroodhouse!
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Rapunzel

Rapunzel

16th August 2021 - 26th August 2021
Edinburgh West

Join us at the Fringe for this classic fairy tale with a Pantomimic twist. A fun-filled, family-friendly extravaganza full of laughs, interaction, singing, dancing and fun!
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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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Scottish Opera Pop-up Opera Tour - A Little bit of HMS Pinafore and The Pirates of Penzance

Scottish Opera Pop-up Opera Tour - A Little bit of HMS Pinafore and The Pirates of Penzance

21st August 2021 - 22nd August 2021

Pop-up Opera is back on the road for Summer 2021 with a bumper tour featuring Gilbert & Sullivans' best-loved hits! Don't miss it at Musselburgh Racecourse on 21st & 22nd August!
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Sculpture Saturday: What are we doing when we aren’t doing anything? with Andrew Gannon

Sculpture Saturday: What are we doing when we aren’t doing anything? with Andrew Gannon

21st August 2021

During this Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop we will be making live works using our own bodies and objects together, with your family, around the question: What are we doing when we aren’t doing anythin
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Field - Something for the Future Now

Field - Something for the Future Now

Selected dates between 22nd August 2021 - 29th August 2021

Directed by Christine Devaney and featuring an ensemble of Edinburgh-based performers, Field is an immersive, uplifting work that has Arthur’s Seat as its backdrop.
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NYCOS Mini Music Makers Linlithgow

NYCOS Mini Music Makers Linlithgow

23rd August 2021

Join NYCOS for their Mini Music Makers classes, providing an opportunity for you and your child to make and enjoy music together!
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Éowyn Emerald and Dancers – Your Tomorrow

Éowyn Emerald and Dancers – Your Tomorrow

24th August 2021 - 29th August 2021
Edinburgh West

An entertaining and deeply intimate jazz dance for two performers, celebrating the private moments, uplifting intimacies and companionable bliss of the relationships that unite us.
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Bicycle Boy

Bicycle Boy

27th August 2021 - 29th August 2021
Edinburgh West

Packed with songs and humour, Bicycle Boy explores themes of sustainability in an engaging, interactive performance.
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Vivaldi’s Four Seasons by Candlelight - 27th August

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons by Candlelight - 27th August

27th August 2021

Join the stunning musicians of the Piccadilly Sinfonietta for a magical, candlelit evening in Edinburgh's St Giles Cathedral!
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Family Festival: Summer Garden Party

Family Festival: Summer Garden Party

28th August 2021

Join us for a day full of activities, for all ages to enjoy, inspired by the garden at The Palace of Holyroodhouse!
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Let’s Rock Scotland

Let’s Rock Scotland

28th August 2021

Let's Rock Scotland, the Ultimate 80's Festival, returns to Dalkeith Country Park on Saturday 28th August with a fantastic lineup of artists bringing you the very best of the 80’s!
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Sculpture Saturday: Paper Clay Play with Ashleen Lewis

Sculpture Saturday: Paper Clay Play with Ashleen Lewis

28th August 2021

This Sculpture Saturday workshop on 28th August is designed specifically for young people with Autism or additional support needs and their families.
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Banff Mountain Film Festival

Banff Mountain Film Festival

1st September 2021 - 2nd September 2021

Experience an extraordinary collection of short films when the Banff Mountain Film Festival returns to the Festival Theatre on 1st and 2nd September!
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Big Ginger Social

Big Ginger Social

1st September 2021 - 30th September 2021
Nationwide

Throughout the month of September, Cancer Support UK are encouraging you to host a 'Big Ginger Social' to support people currently undergoing cancer treatment.
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My Zen Run

My Zen Run

1st September 2021 - 30th September 2021
Nationwide

Join My Zen Run during September and give your mind and body some self care, whilst helping to provide vital services for families living with Huntington's disease (HD).
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Ocean Film Festival

Ocean Film Festival

3rd 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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Sculpture Saturday: Mind-Mirror, Mind’s Eye with Naomi Garriock

Sculpture Saturday: Mind-Mirror, Mind’s Eye with Naomi Garriock

4th September 2021

Join artist Naomi Garriock who will introduce you to the Mind’s Eye booth, a colour mixing live broadcast that is brought to you by a family of hands.
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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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Battle of Prestonpans - Re-enactment Weekend

Battle of Prestonpans - Re-enactment Weekend

18th September 2021 - 19th September 2021
Prestonpans

This large-scale living history event will bring the past to life as visitors get the chance to meet re-enactors in full period dress and witness history being made.
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Four Nations Challenge Edinburgh

Four Nations Challenge Edinburgh

18th September 2021 - 19th September 2021
Various Locations Edinburgh

The Homeless World Cup Foundation (HWCF) is delighted to announce that the inaugural Four Nations Challenge Cup will take place in Edinburgh over the weekend of the 18th and 19th September.
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Holyrood Stroll

Holyrood Stroll

18th September 2021

Join Deaf Action's 5k challenge around beautiful Holyrood Park and Queens Drive in Edinburgh on Saturday 18th September!
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Scotland’s Memory Walk

Scotland’s Memory Walk

18th September 2021 - 19th September 2021
Nationwide

Alzheimer Scotland’s Memory Walk is back for 2021 on Saturday 18th & Sunday 29th September and this year it's your walk, your route, your way!
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Truckfest Scotland

Truckfest Scotland

18th September 2021 - 19th September 2021

Scotland's biggest and best truck show returns to Edinburgh's Royal Highland Centre on the 18th and 19th September, it's a great day out for the family!
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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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Tracks, Trail and Signs

Tracks, Trail and Signs

20th September 2021

A Ranger-led guided walk to help you investigate the tracks, trails and signs of the Hopetoun wildlife.
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In the Night Garden Live

In the Night Garden Live

24th September 2021 - 25th September 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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Moonlight Sonata by Candlelight

Moonlight Sonata by Candlelight

24th September 2021

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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Chopin and Champagne by Candlelight: Four Ballades

Chopin and Champagne by Candlelight: Four Ballades

25th September 2021

Hear the world’s most breath-taking classical music performed live by the spectacular British concert pianist, Warren Mailley-Smith!
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Family Event: Poetic Neon Signs

Family Event: Poetic Neon Signs

25th September 2021

Inspired by maritime themes in our Ian Hamilton Finlay exhibition, Create your own poetic neon sign using paint!
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Text Artworks

Text Artworks

25th September 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Create your own text artwork with artist Hannah Nugent, inspired by our ‘Marine: Ian Hamilton Finlay’ exhibition.
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Grease

Grease

28th September 2021 - 2nd October 2021

Grease, the world’s best-loved musical is back, grittier and more glamorous than ever before. Catch it at the Festival Theatre Edinburgh!
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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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Support The Makers Market

Support The Makers Market

Selected dates between 3rd October 2021 - 4th December 2022

Enjoy an incredible selection of beautiful handmade local artisan products and support the incredibly talented Makers.
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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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Edinburgh Zoo Spooktacular

Edinburgh Zoo Spooktacular

9th October 2021 - 31st October 2021

This Halloween, Edinburgh Zoo is opening its gates after dark to invite you on a family friendly spooktacular trail through the zoo!
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Fascinating Fungi

Fascinating Fungi

16th October 2021

Come along for a gentle Ranger-led walk on to explore the fascinating world of fungi at Hopetoun House.
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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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Wondrous Woods

Wondrous Woods

21st October 2021 - 14th November 2021

Don't miss a stunning creative lighting journey through the winding mystical pathways of the amazing Wondrous Woods when it returns to the grounds of Hopetoun House in 2021!
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Ian Waite and Vincent Simone - the Ballroom Boys Act 2

Ian Waite and Vincent Simone - the Ballroom Boys Act 2

23rd October 2021

The Ballroom Boys double act Ian Waite and Vincent Simone are set to return with a brand new show! Catch it at the Howden Park Centre in October!
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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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Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing

8th November 2021 - 13th November 2021

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage is back, exploding with heart-pounding music, breathtaking emotion and sensationally sexy dancing.
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Edinburgh Zoo’s Christmas Nights

Edinburgh Zoo’s Christmas Nights

19th November 2021 - 2nd January 2022

Make your evenings merry and bright this festive season with a magical journey through Edinburgh Zoo!
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Dachshund Pop Up Cafe Edinburgh

Dachshund Pop Up Cafe Edinburgh

21st November 2021

Pup Up Cafe are coming to The Old Dr Bells Baths for a special Dachshund Edition featuring all new props, treats, photo opportunities, competitions, prizes and much more!
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Christmas at the Botanics

Christmas at the Botanics

25th November 2021 - 2nd January 2022

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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The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen

25th November 2021 - 2nd January 2022

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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Aladdin - CANCELLED

Aladdin - CANCELLED

26th November 2021 - 31st December 2021

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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King’s Panto: Sleeping Beauty

King’s Panto: Sleeping Beauty

27th November 2021 - 16th January 2022

Rise and shine, it's the pantomime of your dreams, as Sleeping Beauty comes to the King's Theatre!
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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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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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The Muppet Christmas Carol Live In Concert

The Muppet Christmas Carol Live In Concert

2nd December 2021

Disney's The Muppet Christmas Carol is live in concert across the UK this winter, featuring its musical score performed live to the film! Don't miss it at the Usher Hall on December 2nd!
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Bairns in the Wood

Bairns in the Wood

3rd December 2021 - 28th December 2021

Join us at Howden Park Centre for another Christmas cracker of a pantomime - Bairns in the Wood!
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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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Heathers The Musical

Heathers The Musical

7th December 2021 - 11th December 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 December 2021.
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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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Funbox presents Santa’s Pyjama Party

Funbox presents Santa’s Pyjama Party

Selected dates between 23rd December 2021 - 27th December 2021

Ho Ho Ho! Funbox invite you to a very special sleepover at The Brunton Edinburgh, but you’ll be too excited to snooze cos we're all staying up for Santa!
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Burn the Floor

Burn the Floor

9th January 2022

Kevin Clifton is back with the sensational worldwide Ballroom dance company 'Burn the Floor' in 2022!
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Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Bedknobs and Broomsticks

19th January 2022 - 23rd January 2022

Enter a world of magic and fantasy as Disney's classic movie Bedknobs and Broomsticks comes to the Festival Theatre Edinburgh as an exciting new musical!
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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 Addams Family

The Addams Family

25th January 2022 - 29th January 2022

Everyone's favourite kooky and spooky family are back in this spectacular and hilarious musical comedy.
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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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Bring It On The Musical

Bring It On The Musical

15th February 2022 - 19th February 2022

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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Toy Story - Film with Live Orchestra

Toy Story - Film with Live Orchestra

16th February 2022

Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story” will be presented live in concert for the first time in the UK in 2022 with a nationwide tour. Catch it at the Usher Hall on Wednesday 16th February!
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The Story of Guitar Heroes

The Story of Guitar Heroes

26th February 2022

The Story of Guitar Heroes - If you like music and guitars you will LOVE this show at The Brunton Theatre on 26th February 2022!
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Sing-a-Long-a Bohemian Rhapsody

Sing-a-Long-a Bohemian Rhapsody

27th February 2022

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

27th February 2022

Singalonga Productions returns with the smash hit film musical that everyone can’t stop singing - The Greatest Showman!
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Russian State Ballet of Siberia - Romeo and Juliet

Russian State Ballet of Siberia - Romeo and Juliet

3rd March 2022

Prepare to be spellbound by the dazzling Russian State Ballet of Siberia when it brings Romeo and Juliet to Edinburgh Playhouse in March 2022!
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Russian State Ballet of Siberia - Swan Lake

Russian State Ballet of Siberia - Swan Lake

4th March 2022 - 5th March 2022

From the impressive splendour of the Palace ballroom to the moon-lit lake where swans glide in perfect formation, this compelling tale of tragic romance has it all.
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Hairspray the Musical

Hairspray the Musical

14th March 2022 - 19th March 2022

The smash hit musical comedy Hairspray returns to Edinburgh Playhouse for one week only. Don't miss it!
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SIX

SIX

15th March 2022 - 26th March 2022

The international smash hit ‘SIX’ is the phenomenon everyone is losing their head over and it returns to the Festival Theatre in March 2022!
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Shrek The Musical

Shrek The Musical

16th March 2022 - 19th March 2022

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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Remembering The Oscars

Remembering The Oscars

27th March 2022

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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The Magical Music of Harry Potter

The Magical Music of Harry Potter

14th April 2022

Witches, wizards and muggles alike are sure to enjoy this spectacular concert showcasing the music from the magical world of Harry Potter at the Usher Hall on April 14th!
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Edinburgh Comic Con 2022

Edinburgh Comic Con 2022

16th April 2022 - 17th April 2022

Edinburgh Comic Con returns to the EICC in 2022 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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Diversity - Connected 2022

Diversity - Connected 2022

Selected dates between 23rd April 2022

After nine sell out UK tours, Diversity have announced one of their biggest UK tours to date including a night at The Usher Hall.
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Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever

Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever

23rd April 2022 - 24th April 2022

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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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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Scottish Ballet’s The Scandal at Mayerling

Scottish Ballet’s The Scandal at Mayerling

26th May 2022 - 28th May 2022

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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Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham

Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham

27th May 2022

Enjoy an intimate evening at The Brunton celebrating over 30 years on the road with Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham!
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Funbox present Jungle Party

Funbox present Jungle Party

5th June 2022

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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The Royal Highland Show

The Royal Highland Show

23rd June 2022 - 26th June 2022

One of Scotland's most iconic events, The Royal Highland Show, returns to the Royal Highland Centre between the 23rd and 26th June 2022!
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Here Come The Boys

Here Come The Boys

24th June 2022

Here Come the Boys returns with three Strictly dance superstars, a brand-new cast and a brand-new dazzling production in 2022.
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BGCP Comic Con: Bathgate

BGCP Comic Con: Bathgate

25th June 2022

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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Anton and Giovanni - Him and Me Tour

Anton and Giovanni - Him and Me Tour

1st July 2022

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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Zog and the Flying Doctors

Zog and the Flying Doctors

9th July 2022 - 13th July 2022

The roar-some crew are back at the Festival Theatre Edinburgh for a brand new adventure.
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Billionaire Boy

Billionaire Boy

28th July 2022 - 30th July 2022

From the award-winning West End producers of Gangsta Granny and Horrible Histories comes this amazing new production of David Walliams' best-selling story comes to Edinburgh Playhouse!
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Paw Patrol Live

Paw Patrol Live

3rd August 2022

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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Foodies Festival

Foodies Festival

5th August 2022 - 7th August 2022

Foodies Festival, the UK’s biggest food festival, returns to Edinburgh’s Inverleith Park 5th, 6th and 7th August 2022!
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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

5th August 2022 - 27th August 2022

It is with deep regret that we announced the cancellation of the 2021 Tattoo but we will return from 5th to 27th August 2022.
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Alex Hodgson: Tickety Boo

Alex Hodgson: Tickety Boo

27th August 2022

Alex Hodgson returns to the Brunton from another successful tour of New Zealand to entertain on his home turf!
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Sister Act

Sister Act

6th September 2022 - 17th September 2022

Brace yourselves Sisters! The Broadway and UK smash-hit musical Sister Act is coming to the Festival Theatre Edinburgh in 2022!
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The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon

13th September 2022 - 8th October 2022

The Book of Mormon, Broadway’s smash-hit musical written by Trey Parker, Matt Stone and Robert Lopez, is coming to Edinburgh Playhouse in 2022!
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The Cher Show

The Cher Show

10th October 2022 - 15th October 2022

It’s time to turn back time with this fiercely fabulous kick-ass new musical to honour the original Queen of Sass – the inimitable Cher!
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Strictly Ballroom

Strictly Ballroom

8th May 2023 - 13th May 2023

With direction from dancer, choreographer, theatre director and Britain’s favourite TV Judge, Craig Revel Horwood, Strictly Ballroom the Musical will be foxtrotting into Edinburgh in May 2023.
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