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Optimo Hogmanay

JD Twitch and JG Wilkes host their annual extravaganza.

The Art School, Glasgow

Wed 31 Dec

£20

Boasting three rooms of music featuring Boot & Tax (live), Whilst (live and DJ), Golden Teacher (DJ set) and karaoke.

Alan Carr: Yap, Yap, Yap

The camp face of Chatty Man proves his status as the King of bitchy comedy.

Eventim Hammersmith Apollo, London W6

Wed 23 Sep 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 249 4300

Thu 24 Sep 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 249 4300

Hogmanay Ceilidh

Ceilidh into the new year with live music from Willie Fraser with caller Ken Gourlay. No stilettos or high heels, please!

Lauriston Hall, Edinburgh

Wed 31 Dec

£25 / 0131 339 5374

Slam NYE

A slammingly good house and techno line-up for New Year's, with Slam (as you might imagine), Silicone Soul, Animal Farm, Sunday Circus, Ivan Kutz (Platform 18) and Simon Stokes.

Glue Factory, Glasgow

Wed 31 Dec

£17

  • 21:00 – 03:00 Slam NYE Glue Factory, Glasgow

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

This unique event draws crowds (and performers) from all over the world with massed pipes and drums, massed military bands, display teams, dancers and the haunting lament of the Lone Piper set against the magnificent backcloth of Edinburgh Castle.

Castle Esplanade, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug 2015

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

Sat 8 Aug 2015

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

Mon 10 Aug 2015

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

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A:M

Promising 'the naughtiest party for the dirtiest boyz', there's an amateur strip contest, giveaways, gogo dancers and the intriguingly named 'Scally Alley'.

Fire, London SW8

Fri 19 Dec

£7–£12 / 020 3242 0040

  • 23:00 – 11:00 A:M Fire, London

Fri 26 Dec

£7–£12 / 020 3242 0040

  • 23:00 – 11:00 A:M Fire, London

Fri 2 Jan 2015

£7–£12 / 020 3242 0040

  • 23:00 – 11:00 A:M Fire, London
…and 33 more dates until 21 Aug 2015

Cinderella

A traditional family pantomime with lots of fun and laughter from Owen money and a whole cast of talented actors, singers and dancers in show filled with all the traditional elements that we all know and love including musical numbers, slap-stick comedy and, of course, bags of audience participation.

Blackwood Miners' Institute

Wed 31 Dec

£6; £14; £15 (Children £11; Children £11; Children £12; £44; £38 if booked before Aug 31; £44; £38 if booked before Aug 31; £48; £38 if booked… / 01495 227206

Treasure Island

Classic swashbuckling panto action starring Johnny Mac, Stephen Purdon and Michelle McManus.

Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 20 Dec

£17.50–£22.50 / 0141 332 1846

Sat 27 Dec

£17.50–£22.50 / 0141 332 1846

Fatboy Slim

House music from Fatboy Slim, Midfield General and Dextric.

Coliseum, Brighton

Wed 17 Dec

£20

OTR: A Journey Through Trance Classics

DJs supply trance from across the years.

Plug, Sheffield

Sat 10 Jan 2015

£10 / 0114 276 2676

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Alice's Adventures Underground

Les Enfants Terribles present an immersive, theatrical adaptation, of Lewis Carroll's tale. A fusion of puppetry, music, storytelling and modern circus-theatre, where the audience will find itself at the midst of the action. Not suitable for ages below 11.

The Vaults, London SE1

Thu 9 Apr 2015

£47.50; £65 Premium with access to private bar, post-show; £35 booking required; £65 Premium with access to private bar, post-show; £65 Premium with… / 020 7401 9603

Fri 10 Apr 2015

£47.50; £65 Premium with access to private bar, post-show; £35 booking required; £65 Premium with access to private bar, post-show; £65 Premium with… / 020 7401 9603

Sat 11 Apr 2015

£47.50; £65 Premium with access to private bar, post-show; £35 booking required; £65 Premium with access to private bar, post-show; £65 Premium with… / 020 7401 9603

…and 34 more dates until 30 May 2015

Half Baked New Year's Celebration

After celebrating five years of incredible parties Half Baked have announced their plans to bring in the new year with a spectacular two-day marathon at London's Loose Cannon warehouse followed by the official after-party at Hackney Wick's Number 90.

Loose Cannon, London EC4R

Wed 31 Dec

£15–£20; £12 early bird

Wee Dub Hogmanay!

A bass-heavy way to see in 2015 with a night of international roots, featuring Prince Fatty & Horseman MC, Dread Squad, Big Toes Hi-Fi, Riddim Tuffa Sound and Escape Roots Sound.

Studio 24, Edinburgh

Wed 31 Dec

£15 earlybird; £21 in advance; £25 on the door / 0131 558 3758

Adam Riches: Adam of the Riches

  • 4 stars

The 2011 Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award winner returns with a brand new hour of phenomenal nonsense.

Soho Theatre, London W1D

Thu 18 Dec

£15–£20 / 020 7478 0100

Fri 19 Dec

£15–£20 / 020 7478 0100

Sat 20 Dec

£15–£20 / 020 7478 0100

…and 8 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

The Keilidh

Big ol' traditional knees up with the best in live traditional tunes from Jimi Shandrix Experience, Hugh MacDiarmid's Haircut and The Smashers. You also get a cracking view of the fireworks when 2015 comes.

The Mound Precinct, Edinburgh

Wed 31 Dec

£40 / 0844 573 8455

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Pressure

More techno action from Slam featuring some big-name guests.

The Arches, Glasgow

Fri 19 Dec

£24 / 0141 565 1000

Christmas party with Sven Väth.

  • 22:00 – 04:00 Pressure The Arches, Glasgow

Sat 27 Dec

£18–£22 / 0141 565 1000

End of year party.

  • 22:00 – 04:00 Pressure The Arches, Glasgow

Soulsville

DJs Francis Dosoo, Fryer & Mr Mason bring you a night of rapturous soul music, playing rugged rhythms and deep blue grooves long into the midnight hours. Featuring visuals downstairs and the return of Motherfunk upstairs.

The Bongo Club, Edinburgh

Sat 20 Dec

£5 / 0131 558 8844

  • 23:00 – 03:00 Soulsville The Bongo Club, Edinburgh

Sat 17 Jan 2015

£5 / 0131 558 8844

  • 23:00 – 03:00 Soulsville The Bongo Club, Edinburgh

Colours Winterparty

Scotland's biggest commercial club party returns for its traditional Boxing Day bash.

The Arches, Glasgow

Fri 26 Dec

£25 / 0141 565 1000

With Aly & Fila, Ummet Ozcan, Quintino, Jordan Suckley, Mightyfools, Michael Calfan and Ferry Tayle.

Dark Circus Party New Year's Spectacular

Burlesque, cabaret and vaudeville performances in a New Year spectacular.

The Grand Hall St Pancras, London WC1H

Wed 31 Dec

£40 early birds; £45

The Detroit Motown Disco

The Soul Foundation present Summerhall's retro Hogmanay party with live music, old school disco and floor-filling Motown classics featuring DJ NormaJean, DJ Afrop, DJ Ruffin, The Harmoettes and glitterballs.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Wed 31 Dec

£22.50–£27.50 / 0131 560 1581

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ABBA Mania

Celebrating decades of golden hits with a recreation of the live Abba show.

Boisdales Of Canary Wharf, London E14

Wed 31 Dec

£110–£185 / 020 7715 5818

  • 21:30 ABBA Mania Boisdales Of Canary Wharf, London

Afore the Bells

A traditional Hogmanay knees up as Heeliegoleerie provide the live music at this ceilidh night plus a piper to bring in 2015, includes haggis, neeps, tatties, a wee dram and champagne on arrival.

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Wed 31 Dec

£40 before 14 Nov; £45 after (under 16s £5) / 0131 668 2019

Blast Off Xmas Reunion

Popular indie club night Blast Off returns for a Christmas Special.

Wolverhampton Civic Hall

Sat 20 Dec

£6.60 / 0870 320 7000

The Bubbledogs NYE Disco

New year's disco with a retro theme. DJs spin disco, rock, funk and soul.

Porchester Hall, London W2

Wed 31 Dec

£30; £25 adv; £50 plus food; £120 plus food for two; £180 plus food for four / 020 7792 2823

Club Noir's New Year’s Eve Burlesque

Two tartan-tinged burlesque shows at this reliable staple of the Glasgow scene, while DJ Loveless and David Stone play vintage and modern music. Dress up is actively encouraged, but no jeans or trainers.

O2 Academy Glasgow

Wed 31 Dec

£20.50 / 0844 477 2000

2014's celebrations also include Michelle McManus, Russian Cossack dancers, drag artist Ida Barr and a ceilidh band.

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