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Eala Shàilein / The Swan of Salen

20th April 2023 - 20th April 2029
Broxburn

Swan of Salen is A Multimedia Folk Ballet inspired by Tchaikovsky’s iconic Swan Lake and the parallel Gaelic legend, Eala Shàilein. Catch it at Ecclesmachan & Threemiletown Village Hall in April!

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Drama Classes for Children and Young People in Central Edinburgh

14th August 2023 - 23rd June 2024
Various Locations Edinburgh

Parents, do you want to help your child grow their confidence and make new friends in a fun and creative way? The Blossom Theatre Project drama classes are the perfect way to do this.

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Edinburgh Opera Company Seeking New Singers For Carmen

20th November 2023 - 18th August 2024

Aria Alba is looking for new members to join our exciting production of Georges Bizet's Carmen at the Edinburgh Fringe in August 2024.

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Stand Up Horror

Selected dates between 6th January 2024 - 19th October 2024

Actor, writer and tour guide Alex Staniforth invents a horror story every night. You decide what the characters do, find and sometimes - yes sometimes - even love!

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Dr. Bonk’s Macarbaret

Selected dates between 20th January 2024 - 21st December 2024

Scotland's silliest surgeon, Dr. Bonk, is back with his hit SELL-OUT SHOW 'Dr Bonk's Macarbaret', an evening of drag, burlesque, music, comedy, and medical mayhem!

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Flamenco Noche

Selected dates between 20th January 2024 - 27th April 2024

Join the Alba Flamenca Penya for a show full of fiery intensity and joyful celebration in our beautiful and intimate ‘tablao’!

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Edinburgh Dungeon Lates - 18+

Selected dates between 26th January 2024 - 28th June 2024

It's darker, it's scarier... It's Dungeon Lates! That’s right, The Edinburgh Dungeon will be opening into the darker hours of the night to bring back its infamous adults-only Lates shows!

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Hamilton

28th February 2024 - 27th April 2024

The multi award-winning cultural phenomenon 'Hamilton' is touring the UK for the very first time and is coming to the Festival Theatre for a 9 week season from 28th February 2024!

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Haunted Haus

Selected dates between 2nd March 2024 - 7th December 2024

Get ready for a haunting so fabulous you'll die from excitement! The Spooktacular 'Haunted Haus' is back to terrorize Banshee Labyrinth!

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Paranormal Illusionist: Ghosts of the Banshee

Selected dates between 2nd March 2024 - 7th December 2024

Are you brave enough to attend an unsettling night of magic and ghosts in the Banshee Labyrinth - Scotland's Most Haunted Pub -  built into the legendary South Bridge Vaults.

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Edinburgh Magic

Selected dates between 16th March 2024 - 22nd June 2024

Kevin Quantum invites you to an intimate and quite astonishing evening of magic, mystery and wonder in one of Edinburgh’s most historic and enchanting hotels; Waldorf Astoria - The Caledonian!

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Rock, Paper, Scissors

Selected dates between 30th March 2024 - 18th May 2024

Following on from their sell our shows in 2023, the Tandem Writers are back with a series of three individual 45-minute play readings expanding on their previous stories.

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The Girls of Slender Means

13th April 2024 - 4th May 2024

The Girls of Slender Means is a story of glamour in austerity, women at work, women at play, and women’s wit.

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Johannes Radebe: House of JoJo

21st April 2024

Join TV Dance Sensation Johannes Radebe and a host of eclectic characters in this brand-new theatrical celebration at Edinburgh Playhouse on Sunday 21st April!

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Page2Stage

23rd April 2024

Page2Stage is back at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, with another exciting line up of new writing on 23rd April!

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An Evening with Rebel Wilson

24th April 2024

This intimate evening with Rebel Wilson will take us on a journey which shows us how to love ourselves while always remembering the value of laughing.

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Extreme Magician - All Out Magic Show

Selected dates between 25th April 2024 - 9th May 2024

Dave Reubens, The Extreme Magician, goes all out to give you a sneaky peek behind the scenes with his All Out Magic Show at The Banshee Labyrinth.

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Madagascar The Musical

25th April 2024 - 27th April 2024

Join Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria as they bound out of the zoo and onto the stage when live musical spectacular Madagascar The Musical comes to Edinburgh Playhouse in April!

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Elegies

27th April 2024

Elegies is the first dance adaptation of Elegies for the Dead in Cyrenaica by legendary Scottish poet and songwriter Hamish Henderson.

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Just Beatles

27th April 2024

You'll think you're experiencing the Fab Four live in concert when you catch Just Beatles at Reconnect Regal Theatre, Bathgate on Saturday 27st April!

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My Friend Selkie

27th April 2024

Developed by the cast & Dawn Hartley from an original concept by Niamh, this tale is told through dance, text and songs and has been enjoyed by children age 3+ across Scotland.

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John Robertson’s The Dark Room (For Kids!)

28th April 2024

John Robertson’s terrifying, live-action videogame 'The Dark Room’ now comes with a family-friendly flavour! Part stand-up comedy show, part theatre; all interactive and insane!

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RuPaul’s Drag Race UK vs The World Tour

29th April 2024

Experience your favourite queens in an all-new production and witness the best drag the mother-tucking world has to offer when RuPaul's Drag Race UK vs The World Tour comes to Edinburgh!

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The Drifters Girl

30th April 2024 - 4th May 2024

The Drifters Girl, the acclaimed new musical which tells the remarkable story of The Drifters and the woman who made them, is coming to Edinburgh Playhouse in April 2024!

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Scottish Ballet: Swan Lake

2nd May 2024 - 4th May 2024

Lose yourself in the raw intensity of this sleek and unmissable Swan Lake, when it finally returning to Scotland in 2024 after its sell-out 2016 debut!

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The Great Edinburgh May Day Cabaret

2nd May 2024

Featuring a fantastic line-up, the Great Edinburgh May Day Cabaret is a celebration of International Workers’ Day.

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Back to Bacharach

3rd May 2024

Back To Bacharach is a fantastic show for all ages, friends and family, songs everyone will remember and fall in love with again.

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Dreamcoat Stars

4th May 2024

Experience the powerful star vocals of four Josephs, coming together for a magical evening of West End and Broadway musical classics at the Howden Park Centre in May!

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Jack Docherty: David Bowie and Me - Parallel Lives

4th May 2024

BAFTA award-winning star of Scot Squad and Absolutely, Jack Docherty brings his critically-acclaimed show David Bowie & Me to the Corn Exchange Haddington on Saturday 4th May!

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The Ebony Frame

4th May 2024

Don't miss this new adaption of Edith Nesbit's classic ghost stories marking the 100th anniversary of the author's birth! This is a rehearsed reading/ work in progress performance.

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Mochyn Myrddin: Merlin’s Pig - Part of Edinburgh Tradfest 2024

7th May 2024

Welsh storyteller Milly Jackdaw presents a fusion of traditional storytelling, physical theatre, music and ceremony in this solo performance based on the life of Myrddin.

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EDGAS: The Gondoliers

8th May 2024 - 11th May 2024

The Edinburgh Gilbert & Sullivan Society celebrates their centenary year with an enchanting new production of The Gondoliers.

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A Jaunt Round Auld Reekie - Part of Edinburgh Tradfest 2024

11th May 2024

Join mad auld Auntie Bee and her long-suffering niece Bonnie McRee on a tour of Auld Reekie, past and present, real and imagined, without leaving the cosy Storytelling Court!

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This Is Where We Get Off

11th May 2024

This Is Where We Get Off is a 'confident, hilarious play full of truth and heart' don't miss it when it comes to Reconnect Regal Theatre in May!

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Edward Scissorhands

14th May 2024 - 18th May 2024

Matthew Bourne’s magical dance production of Edward Scissorhands has carved a place in the hearts of audiences world-wide since its premiere in 2005. Catch it at The Festival Theatre in May!

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Macbeth (an undoing), 2024

14th May 2024 - 25th May 2024

The five star smash hit returns to the Lyceum Theatre in 2024 for two weeks only due to popular demand.

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A Vision of Elvis

16th May 2024

The smash hit show A Vision Of Elvis starring Rob Kingsley, winner of The National Tribute Music Awards "Official Elvis Show" and "No.1 Male Tribute" returns to Howden Park Centre on 16th May!

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Jack Docherty: David Bowie & Me: Parallel Lives

16th May 2024 - 18th May 2024

BAFTA award-winning star of Scot Squad and Absolutely, Jack Docherty brings his critically-acclaimed show David Bowie & Me to the Traverse Theatre in May!

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Romesh Ranganathan: Hustle

16th May 2024 - 17th May 2024

After a sell-out tour in 2022, Romesh Ranganathan is back with a brand-new show examining the human condition. Join him at Edinburgh Playhouse on 16th & 17th May 2024!

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The Rod Stewart Songbook

16th May 2024

The Rod Stewart Songbook’s spectacular theatre production is the ultimate homage to Rod Stewart, featuring Pete McCall, Europe’s foremost tribute.

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Bright & Wild 2024

17th May 2024 - 25th May 2024

Bright & Wild 2024, a festival with children and teens at its heart, celebrates the talent and creativity of young people who take part in Lyra’s Young Artists programme.

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Strictly Come Dancing: The Professionals

18th May 2024

Don’t miss your chance to see Strictly Come Dancing: The Professionals UK Tour when it returns to Edinburgh Playhouse in May 2024!

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Seven Drunken Nights - The Story of the Dubliners

19th May 2024

Direct from the West End and having sold out venues worldwide, Seven Drunken Nights - The Story of the Dubliners returns to theatres in 2024 with a date at Edinburgh Playhouse on 19th May!

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Dead Girls Rising

21st May 2024 - 23rd May 2024

Dead Girls Rising is a furious coming-of-age punk cabaret show about trying to survive in a violent patriarchy, our deepest fears, and how we seek to control them.

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The Music Man

21st May 2024 - 25th May 2024

After a show-stopping, high-flying performance of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang last year. Southern Light is back at the Festival Theatre with Meredith Willson’s The Music Man.

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Oliver

22nd May 2024 - 25th May 2024

Join the Livingston Players at the Howden Park Centre in May as they present their production of Oliver!

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Big Girls Don’t Cry

23rd May 2024

It’s time to hang on to what we got and celebrate one of the worlds treasures in two hours of non-stop hits with Big Girls Don’t Cry!

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Curtain Up! by Peter Quilter

23rd May 2024 - 25th May 2024
Leith

The St Serf's Players present 'Curtain Up!', a madcap play full of vitality, quickfire dialogue and several surprises, at Inverleith St Serf's Church Centre from 23rd to 25th May!

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The Sensational 60’s Experience

24th May 2024

The biggest and best 60's show touring the UK, will be appearing at Corn Exchange Haddington for one night only on Friday 24th May!

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The Tortoise and the Hare

26th May 2024

The perfect introduction to live ballet and music, your little ones will be cheering along as a playful cast of characters re-tell this classic tale.

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An-Ki

27th May 2024 - 2nd June 2024

An-Ki is an immersive theatrical experience about the origin and destiny of humankind, set in an intimate and magical tent.

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Cabinet of Miracles

27th May 2024 - 29th May 2024

Inspired by the world-famous textbook Orbis Pictus, Cabinet of Miracles is a theatrical introduction to planet Earth.

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Shō and the Demons of the Deep

27th May 2024 - 30th May 2024

Shō and the Demons of the Deep by Zoë Bullock is a visual adventure story about overcoming fear, climate crisis and how the actions of one generation can affect the next.

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TRASHedy

27th May 2024 - 30th May 2024

Using a mix of of animated drawings, dance and sound collages, TRASHedy takes an honest, humorous look at our freedom of choice and consumerist behaviour, and invites us to reflect on our actions.

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Univers

27th May 2024 - 29th May 2024

Univers is a poetic sensory experience based on stunning visual imagery and live music. A space for very young children to explore how small insignificant things can have unexpected outcomes.

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

28th May 2024 - 1st June 2024

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the most fantasmagorical musical of all time, flies into Edinburgh Playhouse for one week only!

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Sunset Song

28th May 2024 - 8th June 2024

Scotland’s most loved literary heroine Chris Guthrie is brought to the stage in this thrilling contemporary adaptation.

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The Unexpected Gift

28th May 2024 - 31st May 2024

This highly interactive and inclusive dance-theatre performance is made especially for and with children with complex needs such as autism.

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The Yellow Canary

28th May 2024 - 30th May 2024

The Yellow Canary is based on a true story and is a leap into the imagination of a young boy as he attempts to escape the horrors of war, exploring love, loss, and what it means to flee your home.

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Uncanny Live: I Know What I Saw

28th May 2024

Due to PHENOMENAL demand, the sell-out hit show Uncanny: I Know What I Saw with Danny Robins is back in 2024! Catch it at the Festival Theatre on 28th May!

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NT Live Encore Screening: The Motive and the Cue

29th May 2024

Catch a special screening of The Motive and the Cue, a fierce and funny new play directed by Sam Mendes and starring Mark Gatiss as John Gielgud and Johnny Flynn as Richard Burton!

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Be Kind

30th May 2024 - 1st June 2024

Be kind is an intimate theatre experience for babies. In this sensory performance of sound, colour and movement, children experience acrobatics and juggling up close.

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Black

30th May 2024 - 1st June 2024

Black is a reflection on the violence and emancipation of being Black in today’s world, through a body that narrates, challenges and disturbs – a body that is both wounded and celebrated.

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Country Roads

30th May 2024

Leave your 9 to 5 worries at the door and get ready as, for one night only, hit producers Entertainers celebrate the Kings and Queens of country music at the Festival Theatre!

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Hel Cabaret - Nocturnal Rites

30th May 2024

Hel Cabaret returns to La Belle Angele on Thursday 30th May bring you Nocturnal Rites!

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Kish Kush

30th May 2024 - 1st June 2024

Kish Kush traces the journey of two characters as they progress from solitude to connectedness, offering a unique and eloquent portrayal of diversity.

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So Far So Good

30th May 2024 - 2nd June 2024

So Far So Good, an adventurous new contemporary circus show for 3 - 6 year olds, comes to the Assembly Roxy as part of the Edinburgh International Children's Festival.

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An ABBA Dream

31st May 2024 - 1st June 2024

An Abba Dream, one of Scotland's top Abba tributes, are coming to Reconnect Regal Theatre!

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An Ant Called Amy

31st May 2024 - 2nd June 2024

This is a charming and moving story that sensitively explores sibling loss, An Ant Called Amy tells the tale of an ant who learns to slow down.

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By Trial and Error

31st May 2024 - 2nd June 2024

By Trial and Error is a delightful show of acrobatic lifts, full of humour borrowed from burlesque and silent cinema.

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Iain Stirling: RELEVANT

31st May 2024

BAFTA-winning comedian, national sensation and extremely funny Iain Stirling, is bringing his intuitive razor-sharp humour to the Festival Theatre with brand new show, RELEVANT!

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Nadiya & Kai: Behind The Magic

4th June 2024

Following their critically acclaimed debut tour, Nadiya and Kai are back with their brand new show Behind the Magic! Don't miss it at the Festival Theatre on Tuesday 4th June!

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Storm Lantern

4th June 2024 - 6th June 2024

Caught by the Nazis distributing forbidden leaflets, Sophie Scholl is facing execution. Only one route remains: confession and betrayal of everything she stood for… but will she take it?

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So Far So Good

5th June 2024

So Far So Good, an adventurous new contemporary circus show for 3 - 6 year olds, comes to the Reconnect Regal Theatre as part of Edinburgh International Children's Festival.

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The Last Pearl

6th June 2024 - 8th June 2024

From the team that created the multi award winning productions Shackleton and the Third Policeman, Blue Raincoat Theatre Company bring their newest devised piece, The Last Pearl.

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Scottish Opera - La Traviata

7th June 2024 - 15th June 2024

This beloved production, which began life at Scottish Opera in 2008, has been seen at opera houses around the world! Don't miss La Traviata when it come to Edinburgh in June!

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The UK Rock Show

7th June 2024

From the producers of the hugely popular Bon Jovi Forever One Wild Night Tour, Harder Rock Productions is Proud to bring The UK Rock Show to Reconnect Regal Theatre on 7th June!

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Six

11th June 2024 - 15th June 2024

From the West End to Broadway, the international smash hit musical SIX returns to Edinburgh Playhouse in June!

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Lie Low

12th June 2024 - 15th June 2024

Lie Low is the award-winning, critically acclaimed dark, funny and surreal new play by Ciara Elizabeth Smyth.

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Maggie & Me

12th June 2024 - 15th June 2024

Maggie & Me, Damian Barr's award-winning and darkly witty memoir about growing up gay in Thatcher's Britain comes to the Traverse Theatre in June!

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What’s Love Got To Do with It?

13th June 2024

After a fantastic sell out debut tour across the UK, Tina Turner fans will have the time of their lives as What’s Love Got To Do With It? is back for 2024!

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Bon Jovi Forever

15th June 2024

The only Bon Jovi tribute show you need to see! A high energy, electric packed show guaranteed to raise your hands.

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Dave Reubens - Freaky Magic

15th June 2024

Master magician Dave Reubens brings his crazy magic show, packed with comedy, story and danger, to The Banshee Labyrinth on Saturday 15th June!

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Queen’s Aloud Drag Brunch

15th June 2024

Join us at Yotel Edinburgh on Saturday 15th June for an afternoon of booze, brunch, and Girls Aloud hits courtesy of Queens Aloud!

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Bluey’s Big Play

20th June 2024 - 23rd June 2024

For the first time ever, hit theatre tour Bluey's Big Play will visit the UK! Don't miss Bluey, Bingo and all the family when they come to Edinburgh's Festival Theatre in June!

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TuFlamenco Festival 4th Edition: Annual Student Showcase 2024

22nd June 2024

Watch Flamenco in Scotland shine when the 4th Edition of the TuFlamenco Festival 'Student Showcase' takes place at the St Brides Centre in Edinburgh on Saturday 22nd June!

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80s Live!

23rd June 2024

You've made it through the wilderness, somehow, you've made it through and now we're never gonna give you up. Get ready as the biggest 80s party show to tour the UK comes to the Assembly Rooms!

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Grease

25th June 2024 - 29th June 2024

The world's best-loved musical is back! Grittier and more glamorous than ever before don't miss Grease at Edinburgh Playhouse in June!

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Henry Winkler: The Fonz and Beyond

25th June 2024

Join the legendary Henry Winkler at the Usher Hall as he shares stories of his life on the 50th anniversary of his time in Hollywood!

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Life Of Pi

25th June 2024 - 29th June 2024

Winner of five Olivier Awards, including Best Play, see the West End spectacle on its first-ever UK tour coming to the Festival Theatre!

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Hen Night Horror

29th June 2024

Thrilling, terrifying, hilarious... Hen Night Horror at the Howden Park Centre is an original musical comedy that promises to put the willies right up ye!

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Bonnie & Clyde The Musical

2nd July 2024 - 6th July 2024

The West End smash-hit Bonnie & Clyde The Musical is set to hold-up Edinburgh following two hell-raising seasons in London's West End!

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Girls Night OUT

6th July 2024

Five-Star Hit show from the World famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival: Flat & the Curves are leaving a trail of Sequins across the UK on their 2024 tour! Catch them at the Howden Park Centre in July!

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In the Night Garden Live

6th July 2024 - 7th July 2024

Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy, MakkaPakka and friends are coming to Edinburgh in their fun-filled live show Igglepiggle’s Busy Day!

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Anton & Giovanni - Together

7th July 2024

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

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Cirque - The Greatest Show

13th July 2024

Welcome to Cirque: the award-winning, smash-hit circus musical that is fun for all the family. Escape the ordinary and enter the world of the extraordinary!

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Girls Overheard

13th July 2024

Get ready to eavesdrop on the juiciest conversations from Glasgow's own Eilidh Wells, Lauren Kerr, and Ash Reid in 'Girls Overheard' at the Assembly Rooms on Saturday 13th July!

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Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance

16th July 2024 - 18th July 2024

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

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Peppa Pig’s Fun Day Out

20th July 2024 - 21st July 2024

Peppa Pig is back in her oinktastic brand new live show, Fun Day Out! Don't miss it at the Edinburgh Playhouse on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st July!

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Here You Come Again - The New Dolly Parton Musical

23rd July 2024 - 27th July 2024

The new official Dolly Parton musical, Here You Come Again, arrives in Edinburgh in July, featuring all of her greatest hits, don't miss this rollicking and joyous new show!

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CATS - The Beyond Broadway Experience

26th July 2024 - 27th July 2024

Join the Beyond Broadway Experience's 200-strong cast as they present Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical, CATS.

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Ireland The Show

30th July 2024

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

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Arturo Brachetti: SOLO

31st July 2024 - 25th August 2024

Take a magical journey inside the mind of Italian quick-change legend Arturo Brachetti (Olivier-nominated), in the UK premiere of smash-hit show SOLO.

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The Outrun

31st July 2024 - 24th August 2024

Amy Liptrot’s bestselling memoir is brought to life in an epic and elemental world premiere at Church Hill Theatre.

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Ian Stone is Keeping it Together

1st August 2024 - 25th August 2024

Ian will return to Edinburgh Fringe in August 2024 with a brand new show, ‘Ian Stone is Keeping it Together’, from 1st - 25th August at the Counting House Ballroom.

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe

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

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

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Edinburgh International Festival

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

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

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Forth on The Fringe

2nd August 2024 - 3rd August 2024

Forth on the Fringe is our annual one stop shop for all the essential acts you need to see at this year’s Edinburgh Festival. Catch it at Edinburgh Playhouse on 2nd & 3rd August!

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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

2nd August 2024 - 24th August 2024

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo returns from 2nd to 24th August 2024!

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Penthesilea

3rd August 2024 - 6th August 2024

Ferocious and emotionally charged, Internationaal Theater Amsterdam’s production of Heinrich von Kleist’s Penthesilea is a powerful fusion of a rock concert and an ancient tragic love story.

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The Ladyboys of Bangkok - Edinburgh

3rd August 2024 - 25th August 2024

Funnier, cheekier and as glamorous as ever, The Lady Boys of Bangkok return to the Fringe as part of their 25th Anniversary Tour!

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Carmen

4th August 2024 - 8th August 2024

The most popular French opera in the world comes to the International Festival direct from Opéra-Comique – the Parisian opera house where it all began.

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Margolyes & Dickens: The Best Bits

7th August 2024 - 15th August 2024

Unstoppable 82-year-old Miriam Margolyes returns to the Fringe with her new show 'The Best Bits'.

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Margolyes & Dickens: The Best Bits

7th August 2024 - 15th August 2024

Unstoppable 82-year-old Miriam Margolyes returns to the Fringe with her new show 'The Best Bits'!

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Voyage - The ABBA Tribute

8th August 2024

VOYAGE The Abba Tribute, at La Belle Angele, is an explosive show packed with all your favourite Abba Hits, sensational singing, mesmerising choreography and authentic costumes.

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Songs of the Bulbul

9th August 2024 - 11th August 2024

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

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Hamlet

15th August 2024 - 17th August 2024

Teatro La Plaza’s enigmatic interpretation of a Shakespearean classic, full of personal anecdotes from a cast made up of eight actors who have Down’s Syndrome.

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Ute Lemper - Rendezvous with Marlene

15th August 2024

Rendezvous with Marlene is a show based on a 3-hour phone call between Marlene Dietrich and Ute in Paris, 1988.

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The Marriage of Figaro

16th August 2024 - 18th August 2024

The acclaimed Komische Oper Berlin and director Kirill Serebrennikov, known for his daring, satirical productions, present Mozart’s iconic comic opera.

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Adam Kay - Undoctored

17th August 2024

The nation's twelfth-favourite doctor, Adam Kay, brings his brand new show to Edinburgh, fresh from a record-breaking run at the Edinburgh Fringe and a sell-out season in the West End!

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The Fifth Step

21st August 2024 - 25th August 2024

The Fifth Step, David Ireland's latest collaboration with the National Theatre of Scotland tells a complex story about men, intimacy and our belief systems.

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Assembly Hall

22nd August 2024 - 24th August 2024

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

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Fern Brady - I Gave You Milk To Drink

22nd August 2024

Scotland’s queen of comedy, Fern Brady, is back on tour with a brand new show. Catch her at Edinburgh Playhouse on Thursday 22nd August!

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Blame It On The Bucky

5th September 2024

From the production company that brought you, Singin I'm no a Billy He's a Tim! Working Class productions are back with brand new, hilarious play, 'Blame it on the Bucky'!

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The Ultimate Boyband Party Show

5th September 2024

Pop on your Kangol hat and cargo pants, dust off your glow sticks, and Get On Up for an evening you’ll never forget at The Ultimate Boyband Party Show in the Usher Hall!

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The Magic of Motown

7th September 2024

Get ready for the biggest Motown party of the year when The Magic of Motown returns to the stage at the Usher Hall!

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Jay Rayner - Nights Out At Home

8th September 2024

Join the ever-tasteful, often hilarious, writer and broadcaster Jay Rayner as he celebrates 25 years as The Observer’s award-winning restaurant critic with the publication of Nights Out At Home!

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Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Mad, Bad and Dangerous - CANCELLED

8th September 2024

Spend an evening in the company of the extraordinary Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE as he goes beyond his record-breaking achievements to explore the man behind the myth.

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Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves - Cher Tribute

13th September 2024

Don't miss this tribute to Cher at Reconnect Regal Theatre on Friday 13th September!

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Sarah Millican: Late Bloomer

13th September 2024

Don't miss Sarah Millican when she brings her new show 'Late Bloomer' to Edinburgh Playhouse on Friday 13th September 2024!

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The Choriza May Show

13th September 2024

Fresh from their appearance on BBC Three’s RuPaul’s Drag Race UK VS The World, Choriza May hits the road with their first ever solo theatre show extravaganza and brings it to the Traverse Theatre!

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Come From Away

17th September 2024 - 21st September 2024

7,000 Stranded Passengers. One Small Town. A Remarkable True Story. Don't miss the smash hit musical Come From Away when it comes to the Edinburgh Playhouse in 2024!

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Auld Pals - An evening with the cast of ‘Still Game’

20th September 2024

Whether you're a superfan or just looking for a great night out, 'Auld Pals - An Evening With The Cast Of Still Game' at The Queen's Hall is not to be missed!

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The History Of Rock

20th September 2024

Featuring the music of artists such as Led Zeppelin, Cream, Guns n Roses, AC/DC, Queen and many more, don't miss The History Of Rock when it comes to the Howden Park Centre!

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Blame It On The Bucky - World Premier Tour

21st September 2024

From the production company that brought you, Singin I'm no a Billy He's a Tim! Working Class productions are back with brand new, hilarious play, 'Blame it on the Bucky'!

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A Chorus Line

24th September 2024 - 28th September 2024

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

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Blood Brothers

24th September 2024 - 28th September 2024

Don't miss the the multi-award-winning Blood Brothers when it comes to Edinburgh Playhouse in September!

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Macbeth

25th September 2024 - 28th September 2024

Don't miss this production of Macbeth at the Howden Park Centre in September!

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First Ladies of Country: The Story of Patsy Cline & Tammy Wynette

29th September 2024

The story of two, of the most famous American female country stars; Patsy Cline & Tammy Wynette together at last for one night only at the Howden Park Centre!

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Tim Peake: Astronauts - The Quest To Explore Space

29th September 2024

After multiple sell-out tours with his debut show, My Journey to Space, Tim Peake brings his hugely anticipated new show, ASTRONAUTS: The Quest to Explore Space! to Edinburgh Playhouse!

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Rambert’s Peaky Blinders

1st October 2024 - 5th October 2024

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

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The Baddies

4th October 2024 - 20th October 2024

Meet the very worst Baddies in the world! Don’t you dare to come too close to a witch, a troll and an ancient ghost!

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Hairspray the Musical

7th October 2024 - 12th October 2024

The smash hit musical comedy Hairspray returns to Edinburgh Playhouse in October 2024. Don't miss it!

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Blue Man Group

9th October 2024 - 13th October 2024

The theatrical phenomenon 'Blue Man Group' returns to the UK bringing its award-winning Bluevolution World Tour and comes to the Festival Theatre in October!

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Dancing in the Streets

10th October 2024

Get ready for an unforgettable night reliving the iconic sound of Motown when Dancing in the Streets comes to the Usher Hall on Thursday 10th October!

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The Book of Mormon

15th October 2024 - 2nd November 2024

The Book of Mormon, Broadway’s smash-hit musical written by Trey Parker, Matt Stone and Robert Lopez, is coming to Edinburgh Playhouse from Tuesday 15th October to Saturday 2nd November!

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No Man’s Land

16th October 2024

After the successful run of their 5ive star production 'O'er the Tap' in 2018 Geeza Break are delighted to announce brand new play No Man's Land which will be touring theatres in 2024!

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Come What May

17th October 2024

Come What May, the ultimate tribute to Moulin Rouge & other hit movie musicals, comes to the Usher Hall on Thursday 17th October!

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Celine - My Heart Will Go On

18th October 2024

Experience the ultimate Celine Dion tribute Concert as it tours across the UK when Celine - My Heart Will Go On comes to Howden Park Centre on Friday 18th October!

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Clinton Baptiste: Roller Ghoster!

18th October 2024

Solo again, Clinton Baptiste, Britain's most celebrated clairvoyant medium psychic from Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights, comes to Edinburgh with his brand new hilarious one-man stand-up show!

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Qudus Onikeku/The Q Dance Company - Re:incarnation

18th October 2024 - 19th October 2024

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

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Garrison Keillor: Tonight

19th October 2024

Garrison Keillor Tonight is an evening of stand-up, storytelling, audience song, and poetry. One man, one microphone, coming to The Queens Hall Edinburgh on 19th October!

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Dick and Angel: Forever Home (avec le nitty gritty)

22nd October 2024

Spend an entertaining evening with the stars of Channel 4 hit Escape to the Chateau, Dick and Angel Strawbridge, and experience the Chateau like never before!

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Murder on the Orient Express

22nd October 2024 - 26th October 2024

Agatha Christie's classic Murder on the Orient Express gets a thrilling new stage adaptation. Can Poirot solve the mystery before the final stop? Find out when the show comes to Edinburgh in October!

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Jon Ronson’s Psychopath Night

23rd October 2024

Join Jon Ronson at the Usher Hall for an electrifying journey into the enigmatic world of psychopaths and the perplexing concept of normalcy!

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Stuart Michael - Psychic Medium - CANCELLED

26th October 2024

Direct from London’s West End – enjoy a thrilling and intriguing night of psychic mediumship from Stuart Michael!

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The Makings of A Murderer 2 - The Real Manhunter

26th October 2024

Following sell-out shows nationwide, the UK’s top true crime theatre tour is back with a brand-new lineup and brings it to the Assembly Rooms in October!

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Auld Pals - An Evening With The Cast Of Still Game

1st November 2024

Whether you're a superfan or just looking for a great night out, 'Auld Pals - An Evening With The Cast Of Still Game' at Haddington Corn Exchange is not to be missed!

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The Horne Section’s Hit Show

4th November 2024

The six-headed comedy band includes five outstanding musicians and one non-musical stand-up. Expect comedy, songs, enthusiastic dancing, and a lot of mucking about!

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Only Fools & Horses The Musical

5th November 2024 - 9th November 2024

Stick a pony in your pocket – The Trotters are back and coming to Edinburgh Playhouse in November 2024!

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& Juliet

12th November 2024 - 16th November 2024

There is life after Romeo! After a phenomenal run in London's West End, & Juliet is heading to Edinburgh Playhouse in November 2024!

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Fischy Music Show

17th November 2024

Children’s favourites Fischy Music are back at The Queen's Hall Edinburgh in November, with an entertaining show full of songs bringing hope and humour!

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Legends of American Country

17th November 2024

Europe's No.1 country music tribute show, The Legends of American Country, return to Reconnect Regal Theatre on 17th November for a fantastic night of toe tapping Country classics!

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101 Dalmatians

19th November 2024 - 23rd November 2024

A new musical version of Dodie Smith’s classic book 101 Dalmatians comes to Edinburgh Playhouse in November 2024!

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Fairytale of New York - Coming Home For Christmas

24th November 2024

After three sell out tours, the ultimate Irish-inspired Christmas concert returns to the Usher Hall with an even bigger production for 2024.

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Jason Manford - A Manford All Seasons

24th November 2024

Jason Manford is back with a new live show for 2024/5 - A Manford All Seasons and brings it to Edinburgh Playhouse on Sunday 24th November 2024!

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Rat Pack - A Swingin’ Christmas at the Sands

26th November 2024

The stars of ‘The Rat Pack - Swingin’ at the Sands’ will be bringing the ultimate Christmas party to the Usher Hall on Tuesday 26th November!

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Treasure Island

30th November 2024 - 4th January 2025

The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh presents another epic story for the whole family - a new re-imagining of esteemed Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson’s adventure story: Treasure Island!

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

3rd December 2024 - 29th December 2024

The smash-hit London Palladium production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat returns to Edinburgh Playhouse this Christmas!

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The Bootleg Beatles

16th December 2024

Regarded the world over as being the Gold standard of Tribute, the Bootleg Beatles return to the Usher Hall this Christmas for another nostalgic whirlwind trip through the sixties.

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ABBAMANIA Christmas Spectacular

20th December 2024

Dust off your platforms, put on your flares and come and enjoy an unforgettable night with ABBAMANIA at The Queen's Hall on 20th December!

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RSNO Christmas Concert Featuring The Snowman

22nd December 2024

Join the RSNO this December for a special feast of Christmas cheer! Still Game’s Sanjeev Kohli will narrate our popular screening of the magical film!

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Scottish Ballet’s The Nutcracker

8th January 2025 - 18th January 2025

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

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Murder: Staged

18th January 2025

Following the success of Crime Viral's sell out UK serial killer tour, Cheish Merryweather will bring Murder: Staged to the Usher Hall on Saturday 18th January!

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Mary Poppins

22nd January 2025 - 15th February 2025

Direct from the West End, the classic multi award-winning musical Mary Poppins comes to the Festival Theatre from 12th January!

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Pretty Vacant

28th January 2025

Pretty Vacant - The Story of Punk and New Wave is THE stage show not to be missed and it's coming to the Usher Hall on Tuesday 28th January!

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Singin’ I’m No A Billy He’s A Tim

1st February 2025

Des Dillon's smash hit comedy, Singing I'm No A Billy He's A Tim, comes to Reconnect Regal Theatre as part of it's 20th Anniversary tour!

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Chicago

4th February 2025 - 8th February 2025

Chicago returns to razzle dazzle theatres across the country in 2025, don't miss your chance to see it when it returns to the Edinburgh Playhouse in February!

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Kinky Boots

18th February 2025 - 22nd February 2025

Broadway and West End phenomenon Kinky Boots The Musical, is strutting into Edinburgh in a brand-new production starring Strictly's Johannes Radebe and rising star Dan Partridge!

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Jenny Eclair: Jokes Jokes Jokes Live!

22nd February 2025

In celebration of the release of her hilarious memoir of the same name, comedian, novelist, and professional show-off Jenny Eclair comes to The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh on 22nd February!

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NOW That’s What I Call A Musical

25th February 2025 - 1st March 2025

Get ready to relive the playlist of your life by celebrating 40 years of the iconic and chart-topping compilations brand NOW That’s What I Call Music at the Edinburgh Playhouse!

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Greg Davies: Full Fat Legend

12th March 2025 - 14th March 2025

Greg Davies is heading back out on tour for the first time in 7 years with his brand-new 2025 stand-up show Full Fat Legend and brings it to Edinburgh Playhouse in March 2025!

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Russell Kane: HyperActive

28th March 2025

Russell Kane is back on tour, and his brand new show, HyperActive, heads to Edinburgh Playhouse on 28th March 2025!

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Giovanni - The Last Dance

5th April 2025

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

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Singin’ I’m No A Billy He’s A Tim

5th April 2025

Des Dillon's smash hit comedy, Singing I'm No A Billy He's A Tim, comes to the Howden Park Centre as part of it's 20th Anniversary tour!

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Rob Beckett: Giraffe

26th June 2025

From Bromley to Brisbane, Rob Beckett’s new show Giraffe is going worldwide. Catch it at Edinburgh Playhouse on Thursday 26th June 2025!

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Riverdance

10th October 2025 - 11th October 2025

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

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Tina - The Tina Turner Musical

11th November 2025 - 22nd November 2025

West End mega-hit Tina – The Tina Turner Musical, comes to Edinburgh Playhouse in November 2025 as part of its first ever UK & Ireland tour!

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Theatre Events in East Renfrewshire

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

And Then There Were None

And Then There Were None

27th May 2024 - 30th May 2024

Giffnock Theatre Players return to Eastwood Park Theatre in May with their production of Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None!

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John Lydon: I Could Be Wrong, I Could Be Right

John Lydon: I Could Be Wrong, I Could Be Right

15th June 2024

Music icon John Lydon, frontman and lyricist of the Sex Pistols and Public Image Ltd (PiL), will take centre stage at Eastwood Park Theatre in June 2024!

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Apple ‘N’ Spice

Apple ‘N’ Spice

23rd June 2024

Inspired by the stories of Ramayana and Snow White, Apple ‘N’ Spice at Eastwood Park Theatre, is the magical tale of two stepmothers: one from the East and one from the West.

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Theatre Events in Fife

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

Stuart Michael - Psychic Medium

Stuart Michael - Psychic Medium

17th May 2024

Direct from London’s West End – enjoy a thrilling and intriguing night of psychic mediumship from Stuart Michael!

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The Red Hot Chilli Pipers

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers

30th December 2024

The Chilli's have fast become a global phenomenon and you can catch them when they return to the Alhambra Theatre on 30th December!

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

1st May 2024 - 4th May 2024

Kelty Musical Association is delighted to be back at Carnegie Hall this May with their production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels!

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Theatre Events in Glasgow

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

That’ll Be The Day

That’ll Be The Day

17th May 2024

That'll Be The Day returns to The Pavilion Theatre Glasgow for another momentous celebration of the most iconic moments in music and comedy from the 50s, 60s, 70s & 80s!

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Live Forever

Live Forever

16th January 2025

Celebrate the first ever production of its kind, 'Live Forever' - the story of the greatest rock 'n' roll band Britain has ever seen... Oasis!

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NOW That’s What I Call A Musical

NOW That’s What I Call A Musical

18th February 2025 - 22nd February 2025

Get ready to relive the playlist of your life by celebrating 40 years of the iconic and chart-topping compilations brand NOW That’s What I Call Music at the King's Theatre Glasgow!

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Theatre Events in Lanarkshire

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

Message In A Bottle

Message In A Bottle

30th May 2024

The iconic songs of Sting. The electrifying choreography of Kate Prince. This is a tale of hope. Don't miss a special screening of Message In A Bottle at Lanternhouse Cinema!

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South Lanarkshire Pride Festival: Drag at The Town House

South Lanarkshire Pride Festival: Drag at The Town House

26th July 2024

Pride South Lanarkshire presents a fabulous evening of drag, comedy and cabaret at the Hamilton Townhouse on Friday 26th July!

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The Royal Ballet: Swan Lake

The Royal Ballet: Swan Lake

24th April 2024

Don't miss a special performance of Swan Lake, the best-known and most-loved classical ballet, at a special screening at Lanternhouse Cinema!

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Theatre Events in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

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

Huey Morgan - The Fun Lovin’ Criminal

Huey Morgan - The Fun Lovin’ Criminal

9th October 2024

Huey Morgan is heading out on his first solo tour, mixing music and chat, so fans can get up close and personal with The Fun Lovin' Criminal at Beacon Arts Centre!

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Disney’s The Little Mermaid

Disney’s The Little Mermaid

16th May 2024 - 18th May 2024

Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs!

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Shaun Ryder: Happy Mondays, and Fridays, and Saturdays, and Sundays

Shaun Ryder: Happy Mondays, and Fridays, and Saturdays, and Sundays

25th October 2024

He's the wild man of rock who became a national treasure, Happy Mondays and Black Grape frontman Shaun Ryder will bring his new, spoken word tour to Airdrie Town Hall on Friday 25th October!

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Theatre Events in Stirling

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

The Magic of Motown

The Magic of Motown

28th February 2025

Come celebrate our brand-new show for 2025 as we Reach Out and show you there ain’t no mountain high enough with the biggest Motown party of the year.

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Jo Caulfield: Here Comes Trouble

Jo Caulfield: Here Comes Trouble

8th June 2024

Award-winning comedian Jo Caulfield hits the road with her first UK tour in five years. Catch her at Victoria Hall, Dunblane on Saturday 8th June!

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Genesis Visible Touch

Genesis Visible Touch

30th November 2024

Genesis Visible Touch are the ultimate Phil Collins-era Genesis show. Catch them when they return to The Tolbooth, Stirling on 30th November!

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Events in Other Areas

Big Kid Circus: Ayr

Big Kid Circus: Ayr

25th April 2024 - 28th April 2024

Roll Up, Roll Up! The Big Kid Circus is in town with their brand new show ILLUMINATION! Catch them at Ayr United Football Stadium between Thursday 25th and Sunday 28th April!

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Big Kid Circus: Kilmarnock

Big Kid Circus: Kilmarnock

2nd May 2024 - 6th May 2024

Roll Up, Roll Up! The Big Kid Circus is in town with their brand new show ILLUMINATION! Catch them at Kilmarnock Rugby Club between Thursday 2nd and Monday 6th May!

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That’ll Be The Day

That’ll Be The Day

15th May 2024 - 16th May 2024

That'll Be The Day returns to The Gaiety Theatre for another momentous celebration of the most iconic moments in music and comedy from the 50s, 60s, 70s & 80s!

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Short Attention Span Theatre

Short Attention Span Theatre

16th May 2024 - 18th May 2024

Six mini masterpieces are on the menu as Ayr’s leading cultural hub serves up another series of treats for theatre fans.

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Zippos Circus at Ayr’s Low Green

Zippos Circus at Ayr’s Low Green

7th August 2024 - 12th August 2024
Ayr

Zippos Circus returns to Ayr's Low Green between Wednesday 7th and Monday 12th August with their all-new 2024 production, Magnificent!

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