Events within 5 miles of Edinburgh

1,464 events within 5 miles

Sorted by popularity / date & time

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The largest arts festival in the world and the greatest show on earth. Every year thousands of performers take to a multitude of stages all over Edinburgh to present shows for every taste. From big names in the world of entertainment to unknown artists looking to build their careers, the festival caters for everyone and…

Various venues, Edinburgh (1.0 miles)

Fri 7 Aug 2015

Times & prices vary / 0131 226 2000

Sat 8 Aug 2015

Times & prices vary / 0131 226 2000

Sun 9 Aug 2015

Times & prices vary / 0131 226 2000

…and 22 more dates until 31 Aug 2015

Balkanarama

A blend of klezmer, Balkan, gypsy punk and electronic beats featuring live music, bellydancing, VJs and a live jam session.

Potterrow, Edinburgh (1.0 miles)

Fri 24 Oct

£9 in advance; £10 on the door / 0131 650 4673

Featuring Smash Kafana.

Dreamboats And Miniskirts

  • Written by: Maurice Gran

Musical sequel to Dreamboats And Petticoats written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, which follows an aspiring vocal duo, who must adapt their style to succeed during the advent of the Beatles and the Mersey sound. Featuring the hits Twist & Shout, Handy Man, Pretty Woman and One Fine Day.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh (1.6 miles)

Mon 3 Nov

£14–£31 / 0131 529 6000

Tue 4 Nov

£14–£31 / 0131 529 6000

Wed 5 Nov

£14–£31 / 0131 529 6000

…and 3 more dates until 8 Nov

Jersey Boys

The electrifying true life story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

The Edinburgh Playhouse (1.0 miles)

Fri 24 Oct

£20–£58.50 / 0844 871 3014

Sat 25 Oct

£20–£58.50 / 0844 871 3014

Baby Loves Disco

Baby Loves Disco is a chance for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their parents to get their respective grooves on and enjoy some dayclubbing with real club DJs spinning retro and pop tunes. Chillout room, themed crafts, facepainting, healthy snacks and more – all included in the price, plus licensed bar for parents.

Electric Circus, Edinburgh (1.0 miles)

Sun 26 Oct

£8.94 / 07986 527947

back to top

Fireworks Extravaganza

To keep up with audience demand there are two fireworks displays at George Watson's Rugby Stadium. Both shows feature a full programme of entertainment, including Delighters Fire Circus Theatre, rock choir and pipe band. Plus plenty of hot food and drink. Book online via the SLA charity website; early booking advised.

George Watson's Rugby Stadium, Edinburgh (2.9 miles)

Sun 2 Nov

£6.50–£7.50 (Family £24–£26; under 2s free) / 0131 629 9112

Kevin Bridges: We Need to Talk About …

The Glaswegian comedian signs copies of his new book, We Need To Talk about … Kevin Bridges.

ASDA, Edinburgh (2.3 miles)

Thu 18 Dec

Free / 0131 669 9151

Meadowbank Annual Fireworks Display

Fun for all the family at Edinburgh's only official fireworks display, which kicks off at 7.30pm.

Meadowbank Sports Centre, Edinburgh (0.6 miles)

Wed 5 Nov

£6.50 / 0844 8700 887

That'll Be the Day

Step back in time with a brand new edition of the popular touring show, and hear rock'n'roll hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

The Edinburgh Playhouse (1.0 miles)

Sat 6 Jun 2015

£24–£25 / 0844 871 3014

Three Sisters

John Byrne (Tutti Frutti, The Slab Boys) present Chekhov's classic drama, documenting the decay of the privileged class in Russia and the search for meaning in the modern world.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh (1.6 miles)

Fri 24 Oct

£16.50–£25 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 25 Oct

£16.50–£25 / 0131 529 6000

back to top

Causewayside Splitters

Up and coming local and national talent with one aim: to cheer your evening up. Hurray for that!

The Old Bell, Edinburgh (1.2 miles)

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 0131 668 1573

Sat 15 Nov

Free / 0131 668 1573

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 0131 668 1573

…and 2 more dates until 27 Dec

Hispanic Festival

The Hispanic Festival celebrates its tenth year with a month of events showcasing Spanish and Latin American culture, curated by people who are authentically Spanish and Latin American. Watch out for the Flamenco performances, for which this festival is renowned.

Various venues, Edinburgh (1.0 miles)

Thu 23 Oct

Times & prices vary / 07813 159823

Fri 24 Oct

Times & prices vary / 07813 159823

Sat 25 Oct

Times & prices vary / 07813 159823

…and 6 more dates until 31 Oct

Motown's Greatest Hits: How Sweet It Is

Celebrating over 50 years of Motown music with tributes to The Four Tops and The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, the Jackson 5 and many more.

The Edinburgh Playhouse (1.0 miles)

Fri 30 Jan 2015

£24 / 0844 871 3014

Nightvision

House and techno heavyweights Musika have banded together with bass titans Xplicit to create a series of events across the city with an aim to pave the way for a new era of electronic music.

La Belle Angèle, Edinburgh (1.0 miles)

Fri 24 Oct

£12–£16

With Bicep X and Leon Vynehall.

Sat 25 Oct

£10–£16

With Andy C and MC Tonn Piper.

Sat 29 Nov

£10–£15

With Kink & Neville Watson.

The Liquid Room, Edinburgh (1.2 miles)

Sat 8 Nov

£12.50–£20 / 0131 225 2564

With Joy Orbison, Boddika and Levon Vincent.

Samhuinn Fire Festival

Hosted by Beltane Fire Society, the Samhuinn Fire Festival celebrates the Celtic New Year, marking the end of summer and welcoming the onset of winter. It takes the form of a stunning torchlit procession down the Royal Mile, with acrobatics, fireworks, beautiful costumes and breathtaking performances, all set to the…

Royal Mile, Edinburgh (1.3 miles)

Fri 31 Oct

Times to be confirmed / Free (donations welcome)

back to top

BBC SSO: Beethoven's Ninth

If Beethoven's Symphony No 9 is one of its composer's most popular pieces, it's not just because of its wealth of great tunes; it's because of its uncanny power to make you want to jump up and down cheering. Hence its suitability for a celebration, in this case conductor Donald Runnicles' 60th birthday. The opening piece…

Usher Hall, Edinburgh (1.7 miles)

Sun 16 Nov

£11–£27 / 0131 228 1155

The Cancer Research UK Ceilidh Experiment

A hoolie in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Summerhall, Edinburgh (1.0 miles)

Fri 24 Oct

£10 (£7–£8) / 0131 560 1581

Ceilidh at The Counting House

The Annasach Ceilidh Band provide the live music at this ceilidh dance with a caller. Under 18s are welcome but must be accompanied by two adults over 25.

Counting House, Edinburgh (0.9 miles)

Fri 24 Oct

£8 (£6) / 0131 667 7533

Fri 23 Jan 2015

£18 (£16) / 0131 667 7533

Sat 24 Jan 2015

£18 (£16) / 0131 667 7533

Sun 25 Jan 2015

£18 (£16) / 0131 667 7533

Hot Dub Time Machine. Best. Party. Ever.

An all night long mashup of instantly recognisable tunes from the 60s to the present day, presented against a video backdrop.

St Andrew Square, Edinburgh (1.2 miles)

Wed 10 Dec

£18.50–£20.50 (£17.50–£19.50)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Thu 11 Dec

£18.50–£20.50 (£17.50–£19.50)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Fri 12 Dec

£18.50–£20.50 (£17.50–£19.50)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

…and 5 more dates until 17 Dec

Jackie Holt and Ruth Bailey: Knit Your Own Broons

Authors Jackie Holt and Ruth Bailey launch their new book, Knit Your Own Broons, which pretty much does what it says on the tin – teaches readers how to knit mini woolly versions of The Broons. Booking is essential.

Blackwell's, Edinburgh (0.9 miles)

Mon 10 Nov

Free / 0131 622 8218

back to top

Negritude Republic

A selection of poster art from Johannesburg-based, designer/illustrator/photographer/art director, Modise BlackDice mixing African and pop art.

Summerhall, Edinburgh (1.0 miles)

Fri 24 Oct

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 560 1581

Sat 25 Oct

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 560 1581

Sun 26 Oct

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 560 1581

…and 12 more dates until 7 Nov

Out of the Blue Flea Market

Bargain buys including furniture, clothes, music, bric-a-brac and more.

Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh (1.1 miles)

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0131 555 7100

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 0131 555 7100

Sat 27 Dec

Free / 0131 555 7100

Russian State Ballet: Swan Lake

  • Written by: Tchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky's magical score accompanies this tale of mystery and romance with spellbinding ballet dancing from the Russian State Ballet.

The Edinburgh Playhouse (1.0 miles)

Thu 12 Feb 2015

£17.50–£42.50 / 0844 871 3014

Fri 13 Feb 2015

£17.50–£42.50 / 0844 871 3014

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£17.50–£42.50 / 0844 871 3014

Scottish International Storytelling Festival

It is easy to overlook storytelling amid the clamour of higher-profile artforms. This festival seeks to redress the balance by treating storytelling as a contemporary artform that is a rich part of Scotland's cultural heritage and this year looks at the past and how it has been handed down to us in story. Performance…

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh (0.9 miles)

Fri 24 Oct

Times & prices vary / 0131 556 9579

Sat 25 Oct

Times & prices vary / 0131 556 9579

Sun 26 Oct

Times & prices vary / 0131 556 9579

…and 7 more dates until 2 Nov

Shape-Note Singing Workshop

Have a go at joining in this traditional form of singing from the American South.

Quaker Meeting House, Edinburgh (1.2 miles)

Sat 1 Nov

£7 suggested donation / 0131 225 4825

back to top