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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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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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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Curious About Edinburgh - Quirky Heritage Walks for the Curious!

Curious About Edinburgh - Quirky Heritage Walks for the Curious!

1st September 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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Balerno Farmers Market

Balerno Farmers Market

Selected dates between 11th September 2021 - 11th December 2021
Balerno

Balerno Farmers Market is held on the 2nd Saturday of every month on Main Street between 9am and 1pm.
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Newhailes Market

Newhailes Market

Selected dates between 18th September 2021 - 19th December 2021

Come along to Newhailes monthly market where you'll find a fine selection of handmade goods; from jams and chutneys to pies and candles!
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Flamenco Dance Classes for Kids

Flamenco Dance Classes for Kids

23rd September 2021 - 11th December 2021

Alba Flamenca Kids classes starting again on the 23rd September for ages 3 to 16 years old. Fun classes to learn flamenco moves & plenty taconeos!
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Halloween @ ‘The Anatomist’ Escape Room

Halloween @ ‘The Anatomist’ Escape Room

1st October 2021 - 31st October 2021

With the nights drawing in and halloween just around the corner, what better time to take on Edinburgh's spookiest escape room 'The Anatomist' at Escape The Past.
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Portobello Local Market

Portobello Local Market

Selected dates between 2nd October 2021 - 4th December 2021
Portobello

Portobello Local Market is a much loved monthly venue for truly local food, drink and crafts, held in Brighton Park, Brighton Place, Portobello.
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Stumbling Block: Jessica Ramm

Stumbling Block: Jessica Ramm

2nd October 2021 - 12th November 2021

With the aid of a children's chemistry set and a selection of household chemicals, Jessica Ramm presents a cycle of prints that evidence everyday magic.
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Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

Selected dates between 3rd October 2021 - 6th March 2022

Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
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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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Visit the Best UK Attraction this October!

Visit the Best UK Attraction this October!

8th October 2021 - 31st October 2021

Step aboard The Royal Yacht Britannia this October holidays to enjoy a day out with fun for all the family.
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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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Cook it Up, Eat it Up

Cook it Up, Eat it Up

14th October 2021 - 4th November 2021

Tasting Change and Whale Arts are running a set of family workshops 'Cook it Up, Eat it Up'. Learn to cook delicious seasonal teas and enjoy a sit down meal with other families.
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Holyrood Herbs

Holyrood Herbs

14th October 2021 - 30th October 2021

This October half term join us on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays to discover how herbs have been used for centuries at the Palace of HolyroodHouse.
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Pick Your Own Pumpkin and Halloween Hunt

Pick Your Own Pumpkin and Halloween Hunt

16th October 2021 - 31st October 2021

Conifox Adventure Park’s Annual Halloween Pumpkin Haunted Field is back and better than ever, plus there’s even more fun to be had this year with our Halloween Hunt!
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A Walk in a Walled Garden

A Walk in a Walled Garden

17th October 2021 - 5th June 2022

Enjoy a visit to Granton Castle Walled Garden! It's open to visitors for a couple of hours every Saturday and Sunday afternoon.
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Talking Statues Walking Tours

Talking Statues Walking Tours

20th October 2021 - 27th October 2021
Various Locations Edinburgh

Explore the stories of people from history, immortalised (in bronze), but murky in people’s memories – a fighter, surgeon, scientist, philosopher, an explorer and a politician.
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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 presents Woodyfest

Wondrous Woods presents Woodyfest

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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Five Sisters Zoo Autumn Nights

Five Sisters Zoo Autumn Nights

22nd October 2021 - 14th November 2021

The Five Sisters Zoo Autumn Nights return Thursdays to Sundays from 22nd October to 14th November.
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Planetarium Nights with Gaia

Planetarium Nights with Gaia

22nd October 2021 - 7th November 2021

Enjoy Gaia by night with a relaxing drink before taking in one of our magnificent planetarium shows at Dynamic Earth!
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Kids Circus Club (5-8 year-olds)

Kids Circus Club (5-8 year-olds)

26th October 2021 - 7th December 2021
Leith

Join Think Circus to spin, twirl, juggle and play at our Kids Circus Club (5-8 year olds) every Tuesday in Leith!
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Halloween Spooktacular at Dobbies Edinburgh

Halloween Spooktacular at Dobbies Edinburgh

28th October 2021 - 31st October 2021

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

28th October 2021 - 31st October 2021

Enjoy Halloween as a family this year at Dobbies Livingston with terrifying treats, creepy craft activities and ghoulish games!
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After Dark in the Witches Wood

After Dark in the Witches Wood

29th October 2021 - 31st October 2021

Are you brave enough to explore the night-time charms of the Witches' Wood at Almond Valley Heritage Centre!
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LIVE MUSIC: Electro-Acoustic Concert

LIVE MUSIC: Electro-Acoustic Concert

29th October 2021

Join us as we welcome violinist Diane Aidenbaum, cellist Timothée Botbol and electronic musician Pascal Savy for an electronic-acoustic concert at the Institut français d’Ecosse.
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Family Day at the Botanics

Family Day at the Botanics

30th October 2021

Join the Scottish International Storytelling Festival for a day of family fun with storytellers popping up throughout the community garden in the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.
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Fright Night - Silent Movie Double Bill with live score

Fright Night - Silent Movie Double Bill with live score

30th October 2021

Enjoy a double bill of silent movie Halloween classics - "The Phantom of the Opera" (1925) and "Nosferatu" (1922) - accompanied by a live score performed by professional musicians!
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Haunted Halloween Trail

Haunted Halloween Trail

30th October 2021

Come and visit Newhailes House and Gardens Haunted Woodland this Halloween and get spooked on our eerie trail!
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John Muir and the Missionary’s Dog

John Muir and the Missionary’s Dog

30th October 2021 - 31st October 2021

Join Richard Medrington and Rick Conte from 'The Man Who Planted Trees' and storyteller Andy Cannon, on the trail of the legendary John Muir.
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Newhailes Halloween Afternoon Tea

Newhailes Halloween Afternoon Tea

30th October 2021 - 31st October 2021

Join us this Halloween for some terrifyingly tasty treats at our horrifying Newhailes Halloween Afternoon Tea!
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Conifox Halloween Disco

Conifox Halloween Disco

31st October 2021

Calling all wee Ghosts, Ghouls, Vampires, Zombies, Witches and Wizards to come strut their stuff on the Dance Floor in The Adventure Park Marquee.
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Ghost Ship

Ghost Ship

31st October 2021

This Halloween, enjoy creepy classics and spooky sound waves as Owen and his crew of ghostly pirates from the RSNO sail the seven seas in search of musical bounty!
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Halloween Family Breakfast

Halloween Family Breakfast

31st October 2021

Join us in our Gateway Restaurant at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh for a Halloween themed breakfast!
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Halloween Family Jekyll and Hyde Tour

Halloween Family Jekyll and Hyde Tour

31st October 2021
Edinburgh Old Town

Do you have a brave family who want something different for Halloween? Then join Edinburgh Walking Tour Company on 31st October!
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Samhuinn Fire Parade 2021

Samhuinn Fire Parade 2021

31st October 2021
Various Locations Edinburgh

Edinburgh's spectacular Winter festival returns with a live parade to celebrate the Celtic ritual of Samhuinn on 31st October!
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Taster Day for Young Musicians age 11 to 16 - Piano, Strings, Accordion

Taster Day for Young Musicians age 11 to 16 - Piano, Strings, Accordion

31st October 2021

Bring your instrument and play your part in a day of focussed activities and interaction at St Mary's Music School, Edinburgh! For young musicians age 11 to 16, no specific grade level required.
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The McLarens Pumpkin Hunt

The McLarens Pumpkin Hunt

31st October 2021

It’s that time of year again – it’s the McLarens Pumpkin Hunt! Our free family-friendly walk will be taking place on Sunday 31st October between 12pm and 3pm.
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Treats and Thrills Family Halloween

Treats and Thrills Family Halloween

31st October 2021

Join us at Leonardo Restaurant, Bathgate for some proper family fun this Halloween with Magic Entertainment from “Alexander the Great”, Disco, Dance competition and much more!
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Be a Chorister Afternoon

Be a Chorister Afternoon

5th November 2021

If your child is in P3 to P5 and loves to sing, join us for a busy afternoon to discover what it's like to be a chorister of St Mary's Cathedral in Edinburgh.
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Fragile Futures

Fragile Futures

5th November 2021 - 26th November 2021

Fragile Futures explores the beauty of glacial structures whilst also reflecting a more generalised sense of loss and the urgency of taking action to protect our fragile eco systems.
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Musselburgh Fireworks

Musselburgh Fireworks

5th November 2021

Musselburgh Fireworks’s annual display will be held at the town’s famous racecourse for the first time in a decade. Admission will be limited to 5,000 residents with an EH21 postcode.
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Climate Science Showcase at Dynamic Earth

Climate Science Showcase at Dynamic Earth

6th November 2021

To celebrate the globally important climate conference, COP26, happening right here in Scotland, Dynamic Earth is hosting a Climate Science Showcase Day on Saturday 6th November.
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Growth Workshops: 12 Principles of Animation

Growth Workshops: 12 Principles of Animation

6th November 2021

If you are ages 12-18 and interested in learning animation get signed up for this 5 week course and learn all about the 12 Principles of Animation - the foundation of all animation!
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Growth Workshops: Animation Sensory & Play

Growth Workshops: Animation Sensory & Play

6th November 2021 - 6th December 2021

If you are ages 6-11 and interested in animation, get signed up to our 5 week Animation Sensory & Play workshop!
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LIVE Family Wrestling - Bathgate

LIVE Family Wrestling - Bathgate

6th November 2021

Enjoy an action-packed, top-rated, must-see show suitable for all ages when LIVE Family Wrestling comes to Reconnect Regal Theatre Bathgate on 6th November!
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Growth Workshops: Stop-Motion Sundays

Growth Workshops: Stop-Motion Sundays

7th November 2021

Are you aged 12-18 and interested in animation, then get signed up to Growth Workshops Stop-Motion Sundays workshop!
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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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Scottish Signs and Symbols: Family Workshop

Scottish Signs and Symbols: Family Workshop

13th November 2021

In this family workshop at The Palace of Holyroodhouse on 13th November, create your own shield using Scottish symbols - or even invent your own! Suitable for ages 5 - 14 years.
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Tapestry: Changing Concepts

Tapestry: Changing Concepts

13th November 2021 - 13th March 2022

This two-floor exhibition, at the City Art Centre this winter, will feature work by 19 contemporary artists associated with the former Tapestry Department at Edinburgh College of Art.
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Castle Of Light

Castle Of Light

Selected dates between 19th November 2021 - 9th January 2022

Expect wonder, enchantment and a spectacle of colour this festive season as Edinburgh Castle, the defender of the nation, becomes the ‘Castle of Light’ once again!
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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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Vivaldi’s Four Seasons by Candlelight

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons by Candlelight

19th November 2021

Join the stunning musicians of the Piccadilly Sinfonietta, featuring soloist Warren Mailley-Smith (piano), for a magical, candlelit evening in Edinburgh's St Giles Cathedral!
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Winter Windows

Winter Windows

19th November 2021 - 4th January 2022
Various Locations Edinburgh

Come and see Edinburgh's 2021 Winter Windows, showcasing the creativity of Edinburgh’s school pupils!
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Christmas Market - East Princes Street Gardens

Christmas Market - East Princes Street Gardens

20th November 2021 - 4th January 2022

The Christmas Market returns to East Princes St Gardens in 2021 for a whole host of bespoke products, gifts and tasty treats!
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Santa’s Grotto

Santa’s Grotto

20th November 2021 - 24th December 2021
Edinburgh New Town

Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without a visit to Santa... it’s the perfect way for children to get into the festive spirit.
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Starlight Walk

Starlight Walk

20th November 2021
Various Locations Edinburgh

Join Sands, the stillbirth & neonatal death charity on 20th November for the Starlight Walk Edinburgh!
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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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Edinburgh Diwali 2021

Edinburgh Diwali 2021

21st November 2021

The South Asian festival of Diwali, which is celebrated by different cultures and religions all over the world, returns to Edinburgh with a multi-cultural feast of light, music, dance and food.
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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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Castle Street Christmas Market

Castle Street Christmas Market

26th November 2021 - 23rd December 2021
Edinburgh New Town

Castle Street Christmas Market returns in December, providing everyone with something special to buy and enjoy. Not to be missed!
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Conifox’s Christmas Experience

Conifox’s Christmas Experience

26th November 2021 - 23rd December 2021

Conifox Adventure Park's sell-out Christmas Experience returns in 2021 bigger and better than ever for children and adults of all ages to enjoy.
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Hansel and Gretel 2021

Hansel and Gretel 2021

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 Hansel and Gretel!
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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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Santa’s Grotto at Dobbies Edinburgh

Santa’s Grotto at Dobbies Edinburgh

27th November 2021 - 24th December 2021

Bring your little ones along to Dobbies Edinburgh for an exciting festive experience at their annual Santa's Grotto!
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Santa’s Grotto at Dobbies Livingston

Santa’s Grotto at Dobbies Livingston

27th November 2021 - 24th December 2021

Bring your little ones along to Dobbies Livingston for an exciting festive experience at Father Christmas’ Grotto!
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St Andrews Ceilidh in Lauriston Hall

St Andrews Ceilidh in Lauriston Hall

27th November 2021

Edinburgh Ceilidhs invite you to their St Andrews Ceilidhs on 27th November in Lauriston Hall.
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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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St Andrew’s Day celebration

St Andrew’s Day celebration

28th November 2021

Join us at The Palace of Holyroodhouse the Sunday before St. Andrew's Day for a celebration of Scottish art, music, symbols and stories for the whole family to enjoy.
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Five Sisters Zoo Christmas Illuminations

Five Sisters Zoo Christmas Illuminations

1st December 2021 - 23rd December 2021

Our ever-popular Christmas Zoo illuminations will return on selected dates this December from 5pm – 9pm.
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Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk

1st December 2021 - 4th December 2021

Join the St Serfs Players at Inverleith St Serfs Church as they bring you the family Pantomime - Jack and the Beanstalk!
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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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Christmas at the court of Mary, Queen of Scots

Christmas at the court of Mary, Queen of Scots

2nd December 2021 - 16th December 2021

Come and see the beautiful Christmas decorations at the Palace and step back in time to discover how Mary, Queen of Scots would have celebrated Christmas over 400 years ago.
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Santa’s Secret Storeroom

Santa’s Secret Storeroom

2nd December 2021 - 23rd December 2021

This year, The Eco Larder is harbouring this years BIGGEST secret. Santa is in our storeroom!
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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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Beecraigs Festive Forest

Beecraigs Festive Forest

3rd December 2021 - 24th December 2021

Beecraigs Festive Forest is back for 2021. Even bigger, brighter, longer and more spectacular!
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Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk

3rd December 2021 - 30th December 2021

Join the Cast of Jack and Beanstalk at the Reconnect Regal Theatre for a family adventure that’s got its head in the clouds!!
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The Santa Experience

The Santa Experience

3rd December 2021 - 23rd December 2021

The Santa Experience returns! Add some magic to your Christmas with a visit to Santa and his elves at Archerfield Walled Garden.
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Enchanted Christmas Pictures

Enchanted Christmas Pictures

4th December 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Create a Christmas themed 3-dimensional framed picture that will light up like an enchanted magical forest in this online workshop with Lauriston Castle staff!
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Santa’s Breakfast at Dobbies Edinburgh

Santa’s Breakfast at Dobbies Edinburgh

Selected dates between 4th December 2021 - 24th December 2021

Make it a Christmas to remember and see your child's eyes light up as they tuck into breakfast or tea with Santa at Dobbies Edinburgh!
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Santa’s Breakfast at Dobbies Livingston

Santa’s Breakfast at Dobbies Livingston

Selected dates between 4th December 2021 - 24th December 2021

Make it a Christmas to remember and see your child's eyes light up as they tuck into breakfast or tea with Santa at Dobbies Livingston!
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Spectacle of Light

Spectacle of Light

4th December 2021 - 2nd January 2022

Don't miss Dalkeith Country Park’s winter festive light experience 'Spectacle of Light' when it returns in 2021! It's a magical after-dark adventure for all the family!
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An Edwardian Christmas

An Edwardian Christmas

5th December 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

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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Children’s Classic Concerts: Santa’s Postbox

Children’s Classic Concerts: Santa’s Postbox

5th December 2021

With plenty of Children's Classic Concerts sparkle, musical magic and seasonal singalongs, Santa's Postbox has got the perfect recipe for an action-packed concert yule never forgot!
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Christmas at the Palace: Family trail

Christmas at the Palace: Family trail

6th December 2021 - 3rd January 2022

This December explore The Palace of Holyroodhouse with the help of Holly and Rudy and a special Christmas trail!
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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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The Paraffin Pixies Search for Santa

The Paraffin Pixies Search for Santa

10th December 2021 - 23rd December 2021

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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Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at Christmas

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at Christmas

11th December 2021

Treat yourself to a Christmas Special as the walls of St Mary’s Cathedral (Palmerston Place) resound to the music of Vivaldi, Corelli and Mozart, performed by the Piccadilly Sinfonietta!
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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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Breakfast with Santa!

Breakfast with Santa!

12th December 2021

Rudolph has rounded up the reindeers and Santa is coming to Apex Grassmarket. Bring the family along for some Christmas cheer!
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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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Royal Rhyme Time: Christmas Ceilidh

Royal Rhyme Time: Christmas Ceilidh

13th December 2021

Join us to hear stories about celebrations and play a special game called the Feast of the Bean. With music and dancing in our Christmas ceilidh, suitable for children aged four and under!
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Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at Christmas

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at Christmas

15th December 2021

Treat yourself to a Christmas Special as the walls of St Giles' Cathedral Edinburgh resound to the music of Vivaldi, Corelli and Mozart, performed by the Piccadilly Sinfonie!
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Carmen

Carmen

17th December 2021 - 18th December 2021

This Christmas, Bird&Carrot and the Pleasance are delighted to present 'Carmen', one of the most popular operas ever written.
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Georgian Concert Society presents Bach Players

Georgian Concert Society presents Bach Players

18th December 2021

On their final tour after 25 years of recreating baroque music on period instruments, the Bach Players perform Bach’s masterpiece A Musical Offering and music by his friend Buxtehude.
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Mary, Queen of Scots at Christmas

Mary, Queen of Scots at Christmas

18th December 2021

Come and see the beautiful Christmas decorations at the Palace of Holyroodhouse and step back in time to discover how Mary, Queen of Scots would have celebrated Christmas over 400 years ago.
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RSNO Christmas Concert Featuring The Snowman

RSNO Christmas Concert Featuring The Snowman

19th December 2021

Enjoy a special showing of the festive classic, The Snowman, on a large screen, accompanied by the RSNO 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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A Family Christmas Day

A Family Christmas Day

25th December 2021

Come along and take delight in every bite of your delicious three-course festive feast before enjoying extravagant entertainment including a DJ hosted disco and a super special guest… Santa!
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New Year’s Day Brunch with entertainment

New Year’s Day Brunch with entertainment

1st January 2022

Come to our stylish space at Apex Grassmarket where spirited people can meet with family and friends for an afternoon of fun and food.
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Funbox presents Pyjama Party

Funbox presents Pyjama Party

8th January 2022 - 9th January 2022

Funbox invite you to Pyjama Party, is the perfect family treat all wrapped up with a bow on top. Come dressed for a sleepover!
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Georgian Concert Society presents Sofie Vanden Eynde and Deborah Cachet

Georgian Concert Society presents Sofie Vanden Eynde and Deborah Cachet

8th January 2022

The Georgian Concert Society presents Sofie Vanden Eynde and Deborah Cachet. Composers featured will include Charpentier, Lambert, Marais and St Colombe.
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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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George Hinchliffe’s Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

George Hinchliffe’s Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

27th May 2022

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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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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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

25th October 2022 - 29th October 2022

The smash-hit London Palladium production of Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat comes to Edinburgh Playhouse from 25th to 29th October 2022!
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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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