Events within 5 miles of Edinburgh

1,547 events within 5 miles

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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

Oktoberfest

Party like you're in Bavaria, minus the plane fare. Drink the beer, eat the bratwurst, wear the lederhosen and party the night away, stein in hand. There's even a family-friendly Sunday lunch for the kinder.

West Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh (1.4 miles)

Thu 2 Oct

Free on Wednesdays; £5 Thursday, Friday and Sunday; £10 Saturday / 07435 428290

Fri 3 Oct

Free on Wednesdays; £5 Thursday, Friday and Sunday; £10 Saturday / 07435 428290

Sat 4 Oct

Free on Wednesdays; £5 Thursday, Friday and Sunday; £10 Saturday / 07435 428290

…and 6 more dates until 12 Oct

Nick Harper

Singer, songwriter and virtuoso guitarist Nick 'son of Roy' Harper takes his show on the road – attention all 'Harponauts' (as the man himself calls them).

Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh (1.1 miles)

Fri 17 Oct

£12.37 / 0131 225 1757

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

Edinburgh's Christmas

Six weeks of winter wonderland in Edinburgh, with the east side of Princes Street transformed by a fairground, ice rink, a host of colourful lights and the fabled German Christmas market with dozens of stalls selling traditional trinkets and crafts as well as delicious Teutonic treats (and, of course, glühwein).

City Centre, Edinburgh (2.1 miles)

Fri 21 Nov

Times & prices vary

Sat 22 Nov

Times & prices vary

Sun 23 Nov

Times & prices vary

…and 42 more dates until 4 Jan 2015 back to top

Billy Connolly: High Horse

The Big Yin of Scottish stand-up takes a break from all that globe-trotting and acting for a Scottish stand-up tour. A rare chance to see live what made him famous. Connolly's talent for spinning a great yarn began back in his 1960s folkie days, when his sets veered off from music to storytelling. Since then, he's…

Usher Hall, Edinburgh (1.7 miles)

Sat 4 Oct

prices vary / 0131 228 1155

Sun 5 Oct

prices vary / 0131 228 1155

Tue 7 Oct

prices vary / 0131 228 1155

…and 3 more dates until 16 Oct

Andre Hudson: Remote

Photographs of Scotland at night.

Whitespace, Edinburgh (1.2 miles)

Sat 11 Oct

Free / 07814 514771

Part of Hispanic Festival.

Sun 12 Oct

Free / 07814 514771

Part of Hispanic Festival.

Mon 13 Oct

Free / 07814 514771

Part of Hispanic Festival.

…and 3 more dates until 16 Oct

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

An Evening With Yotam Ottolenghi

Chef and food writer Yotam Ottolenghi discusses his new cookbook, Plenty More. Yotam is also signing copies of the book after the event.

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh (1.6 miles)

Mon 10 Nov

Times to be confirmed / £12.50 / 0131 248 4848

Regeneration

Play based on Pat Barker's 1991 novel about Siegfried Sasson and his fellow officers, and the treatment they received at Craiglockhart hospital during WWI.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh (1.6 miles)

Thu 2 Oct

£14–£29.50 / 0131 529 6000

Fri 3 Oct

£14–£29.50 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 4 Oct

£14–£29.50 / 0131 529 6000

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Sixties Gold: 50th Anniversary Show

Stars of the most swingin' decade of them all perform their golden hits. Featuring Gerry & the Pacemakers, The Searchers, PJ Proby, The Fortunes and Brian Poole & Chip Hawkes.

The Edinburgh Playhouse (1.0 miles)

Mon 10 Nov

£30.50 / 0844 871 3014

Edinburgh's Hogmanay

Edinburgh's world-famous Hogmanay celebration ushers the new year in with a bang. A Torchlight Procession winds through the historic Old Town and onto a son et lumiere on Calton Hill on 30 Dec, a massive street party with live music from Lily Allen (with more acts tbc) that culminates with Midnight Fireworks from the…

Various venues, Edinburgh (1.0 miles)

Tue 30 Dec

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0844 573 8455

Wed 31 Dec

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0844 573 8455

Thu 1 Jan 2015

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0844 573 8455

Botanic Lights

Follow a trail of light through the Botanic Garden and see it illuminated as you've never seen it before.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh (2.0 miles)

Thu 30 Oct

£12.50 (Children £6; under 3s free) / 0844 573 8455

Fri 31 Oct

£12.50 (Children £6; under 3s free) / 0844 573 8455

Sat 1 Nov

£12.50 (Children £6; under 3s free) / 0844 573 8455

…and 19 more dates until 23 Nov

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

The Beehive Comedy Club

Ben Verth presents a weekend packed full of top local and visiting comedians to tickle your funny bone in an entirely appropriate way.

Beehive Inn, Edinburgh (1.3 miles)

Fri 3 Oct

£9 / 0131 225 7171

Sat 4 Oct

£9 / 0131 225 7171

Fri 10 Oct

£9 / 0131 225 7171

…and 23 more dates until 27 Dec back to top

Gordon Buchanan: Lost Adventures

Gordon's tales of his adventures, expedition and wildlife experiences.

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh (1.6 miles)

Mon 27 Oct

£12.50–£14.50 / 0131 248 4848

The Magic of Motown

Tribute to the sweet soul sounds of Motown starring the supremely-talented Magic of Motown band, with hits made famous by the Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves and more.

The Edinburgh Playhouse (1.0 miles)

Sat 15 Nov

£24.50–£26 / 0844 871 3014

Salsa Night at Harry's Bar

Everyone welcome at these salsa classes, with no experience or partner required. Free social dancing from 9pm.

Harry's Bar, Edinburgh (1.9 miles)

Wed 8 Oct

£4–£5 (taster and social dancing are free) / 07734 435354

Wed 15 Oct

£4–£5 (taster and social dancing are free) / 07734 435354

Wed 22 Oct

£4–£5 (taster and social dancing are free) / 07734 435354

…and 8 more dates until 17 Dec

Three Sisters

John Byrn (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)

Tue 21 Oct

£16.50–£25 / 0131 529 6000

Wed 22 Oct

£16.50–£25 / 0131 529 6000

Thu 23 Oct

£16.50–£25 / 0131 529 6000

…and 2 more dates until 25 Oct

Billboard for Edinburgh: Charles Avery

The Ingleby's 25th artist to take part in their art-for-all public installation is Charles Avery, with We Don't Stay Here Because of Gravity.

Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh (1.0 miles)

Thu 2 Oct

24 hours / Free / 0131 556 4441

Fri 3 Oct

24 hours / Free / 0131 556 4441

Sat 4 Oct

24 hours / Free / 0131 556 4441

…and 26 more dates until 30 Oct back to top

The Dreamboys

The ultimate ladies night featuring some of the best looking boys in an all male glamour extravaganza.

The Edinburgh Playhouse (1.0 miles)

Fri 14 Nov

£23.50 / 0844 871 3014

Cav, Edinburgh (1.7 miles)

Sat 4 Oct

£25 / 0131 228 3252

Sat 11 Oct

£25 / 0131 228 3252

Sat 18 Oct

£25 / 0131 228 3252

…and 10 more dates until 27 Dec

Old MacDonald Had A Farm

A mix of live action, puppetry and animation telling the tale of Old MacDonald and his lively farm.

The Brunton, Musselburgh (4.1 miles)

Tue 14 Oct

£7 (Family £26) / 0131 665 2240

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 2 Oct

Times & prices vary / 07813 159823

Fri 3 Oct

Times & prices vary / 07813 159823

Sat 4 Oct

Times & prices vary / 07813 159823

…and 27 more dates until 31 Oct

Ken's Ceilidh

Ken Gourlay calls this regular evening of traditional Scottish dancing, with different ceilidh bands each night. Soft drinks are £1 and alcoholic drinks £3, and you're requested not to wear stilettos or high heels.

Lauriston Hall, Edinburgh (1.5 miles)

Sat 11 Oct

£8 in advance; £10 on the door / 0131 339 5374

Sat 18 Oct

£8 in advance; £10 on the door / 0131 339 5374

Sat 8 Nov

£6–£8 / 0131 339 5374

Sat 15 Nov

£6–£8 / 0131 339 5374

The Drifters

The veteran vocal harmony group celebrate over 60 years of The Drifters with hits including 'Under the Broadway', 'Saturday Night at the Movies’ and ‘Up on the Roof’.

The Edinburgh Playhouse (1.0 miles)

Sun 7 Jun 2015

£27 / 0844 871 3014

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