Events within 5 miles of Edinburgh

1,222 events within 5 miles

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24 Doors of Advent

Every day throughout December until Christmas Eve, a building in Edinburgh that is usually closed to the public will open its doors in this unique twist on the advent calender. Sorry though, it's unlikely there'll be a tiny chocolate shaped like a snowman behind these doors.

Various venues, Edinburgh (1.0 miles)

Mon 1 Dec

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Tue 2 Dec

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Wed 3 Dec

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Dec

St Andrew's Day Celebrations

The capital celebrates Scotland's patron saint with a programme of free events in St Andrew Square. There's storytelling in the Spiegeltent with Jess Smith and Aiden Moffat; Scottish dance workshops led by the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society; a Family Ceilidh hosted by the Robert Fish Band and demonstrations on the…

St Andrew Square, Edinburgh (1.2 miles)

Sun 30 Nov

Free

All events are free but some workshops and performances are ticketed. Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Scotch and Soda

Circus, dance and foot-stomping sounds in this whisky-soaked extravaganza, featuring music from The Crusty Suitcase and some nifty moves from a selection of Australia's finest acrobats.

St Andrew Square, Edinburgh (1.2 miles)

Fri 28 Nov

Times & prices vary

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Sat 29 Nov

Times & prices vary

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Sun 30 Nov

Times & prices vary

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

…and 21 more dates until 21 Dec

Capital City Roller Derby Doubleheader: A Bridge Too Far

Capital City Roller Derby, Edinburgh's only mens' roller derby league, host its first home game, with a bridge theme. First up it's the Auld Reekie Roller Girls' Cannon Belles v Malmö's Crime City Rollers B followed by Capital City Roller Derby v Bristol Vice Quads. As well as the thrills and spills of roller derby there…

Meadowbank Sports Centre, Edinburgh (0.6 miles)

Sat 29 Nov

£7–£8 (children free) / 0131 661 5351

  • 12:30 – 17:30

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.

  • 21:30

Thu 11 Dec

£18.50–£20.50 (£17.50–£19.50)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

  • 21:30

Fri 12 Dec

£18.50–£20.50 (£17.50–£19.50)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

  • 21:30
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Edinburgh's Christmas

Six weeks of winter wonderland in Edinburgh, with the east side of Princes Street transformed by a fairground, 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). The ice rink has…

City Centre, Edinburgh (2.1 miles)

Fri 28 Nov

Times & prices vary

Sat 29 Nov

Times & prices vary

Sun 30 Nov

Times & prices vary

…and 35 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

The List Charity Bake Sale

The List are a naturally benevolent lot, and as Christmas is the time for giving we are rising to the occasion by holding a bake sale in our lovely courtyard. There's a myriad of tasty goodies, and maybe some mulled wine, so get your best tacky winter knitwear on and come along and help the homeless. All money raised…

Tweeddale Court, Edinburgh (0.9 miles)

Thu 18 Dec

Free / 0131 550 3062

  • 13:00 – 15:00

One Man, Two Guvnors

  • Directed by: Adam Penford
  • Written by: Grant Olding (music)

National Theatre's satirical, slapstick production based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni. Featuring Gavin Spokes as Francis Henshall and Shaun Williamson (Barry from EastEnders) as Charlie Clench.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre (0.9 miles)

Tue 17 Feb 2015

£14–£30.50 / 0131 529 6000

Wed 18 Feb 2015

£14–£30.50 / 0131 529 6000

Thu 19 Feb 2015

£14–£30.50 / 0131 529 6000

…and 2 more dates until 21 Feb 2015

Wicked

  • Directed by: Joe Mantello
  • Written by: Winnie Holzman

Smash-hit musical that acts as a prequel to The Wizard of Oz, with L Frank Baum's characters brilliantly re-imagined as two young girls who grow up to fulfil their destinies as Glenda the Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.

The Edinburgh Playhouse (1.0 miles)

Fri 28 Nov

£22.50–£75 / 0844 871 3014

Sat 29 Nov

£22.50–£75 / 0844 871 3014

Mon 1 Dec

£20–£72.50 / 0844 871 3014

…and 33 more dates until 10 Jan 2015

Aladdin

Panto veterans Grant Stott, Andy Gray and Allan Stewart take to the stage to present Aladdin complete with special effects.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh (1.6 miles)

Sat 29 Nov

£14–£30 (£11–£27) / 0131 529 6000

Sun 30 Nov

£14–£30 (£11–£27) / 0131 529 6000

Tue 2 Dec

£14–£30 (£11–£27) / 0131 529 6000

…and 41 more dates until 18 Jan 2015 back to top

Gap in the Air: a festival of sonic art

A celebration of experimental music and sonic art, with live performances, discussions, workshops and a symposium.

Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh (1.0 miles)

Fri 28 Nov

Times vary / Free / 0131 650 2210

Sat 29 Nov

Times vary / Free / 0131 650 2210

Tue 2 Dec

Times & prices vary / 0131 650 2210

…and 41 more dates until 21 Feb 2015

John Grant

The former Czars singer has a baritone to die for and a handful of critically-acclaimed solo albums under his belt.

Usher Hall, Edinburgh (1.7 miles)

Sat 29 Nov

£18–£22 / 0131 228 1155

Accompanied by the Royal Northern Sinfonia.

  • 19:30

Hot Mess

Queer dance party where the focus is on the music, which is a heady mix of pop classics, obscure synthwave, house, techno and disco from the safe hands of DJ Simonotron.

The Annexe at the Liquid Room, Edinburgh (1.2 miles)

Fri 28 Nov

£4 before 11.30pm; £6 after / 0131 225 2564

  • 23:00 – 03:00

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

Neu! Reekie!

Avant-garde spoken word, film and music fusion night describing itself as 'playing host to the sinister and the sanguine'.

Pilrig St Paul's Church, Edinburgh (1.2 miles)

Fri 28 Nov

£8 / 0131 553 1876

The End of Year Bash with Honeyblood (solo), Kirsty Logan, Loki with Becci Wallace, Duglas T Stewart (spoken word slot) and Moon Hop (DJ Whisky Stephen with FOUND).

  • 19:00 – 23:00
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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)

Sat 29 Nov

£10–£15

With Kink & Neville Watson.

Stick Man

  • Directed by: Sally Cookson
  • Written by: Benji Bower (music)

A show about a family of stick people. Presented by Scamp Theatre. Ages 3+.

St Andrew Square, Edinburgh (1.2 miles)

Fri 28 Nov

Times vary / £15–£18.50 (£13–£15.50; Family £46–£56) / 0844 545 8252

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Sat 29 Nov

Times vary / £15–£18.50 (£13–£15.50; Family £46–£56) / 0844 545 8252

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Sun 30 Nov

Times vary / £15–£18.50 (£13–£15.50; Family £46–£56) / 0844 545 8252

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

…and 35 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

The BFG

David Wood's adaptation of Roald Dahl's tale of nice and nasty giants, directed by Andrew Panton.

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh (1.6 miles)

Fri 28 Nov

£10–£28 (£15) / 0131 248 4848

  • 19:00

Sat 29 Nov

£10–£28 (£15) / 0131 248 4848

  • 19:00

Thu 4 Dec

£10–£28 (£15) / 0131 248 4848

  • 19:00
…and 21 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

Santa Cruise

A cruise from Edinburgh Quay to celebrate the festive season with games, songs, craft and a wee visit from the man himself.

Re-Union Canal Boats, Edinburgh (1.8 miles)

Sat 29 Nov

£10 (under 12 months free) / 0131 261 8529

  • 10:00
  • 12:30
  • 14:00
  • 15:30

Sun 30 Nov

£10 (under 12 months free) / 0131 261 8529

  • 10:00
  • 12:30
  • 14:00
  • 15:30

Sat 6 Dec

£10 (under 12 months free) / 0131 261 8529

  • 10:00
  • 12:30
  • 14:00
  • 15:30
…and 6 more dates until 22 Dec

Slope

Untitled Projects reconceive their 2006 production of Pamela Carter's Slope for an intimate studio setting, lending new weight to a 19th century love triangle.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh (1.6 miles)

Fri 28 Nov

£16 (£8–£13) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Glasgay!.

  • 20:00

Sat 29 Nov

£16 (£8–£13) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Glasgay!.

  • 20:00
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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 28 Nov

£9 / 0131 225 7171

  • 20:30

Sat 29 Nov

£9 / 0131 225 7171

  • 20:30

Fri 5 Dec

£9 / 0131 225 7171

  • 20:30
…and 15 more dates until 31 Jan 2015

Joan As Policewoman

Aka dramatic violinist/vocalist Joan Wasser who has performed with Rufus Wainwright and Antony's Johnsons, and who named her act after the old Angie Dickinson TV show.

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh (0.9 miles)

Fri 28 Nov

£16 (£14) / 0131 668 2019

With Adam Holmes. Part of Lau-Land Edinburgh.

  • 19:00

The Caves Edinburgh Hogmanay Party

Bring in 2015 in one of the city's most unique clubbing venues. Expect a ceilidh, choons old and new, and bags of fun to welcome in the new year.

The Caves, Edinburgh (0.9 miles)

Wed 31 Dec

£16.87 / 0131 557 8989

Cirque Berserk

A large-scale family circus show with jugglers, acrobats, aerialists, dancers, musicians and stuntmen. Highlights include Hercules the strongman, award-winning clown Tweedy and a hair-raising motorcycle routine from Globe of Death.

The Edinburgh Playhouse (1.0 miles)

Sun 1 Feb 2015

£19–£27 / 0844 871 3014

Mon 2 Feb 2015

£19–£27 / 0844 871 3014

Tue 3 Feb 2015

£19–£27 / 0844 871 3014

Stan Douglas

An overview of the work of major Canadian artist Stan Douglas, featuring videos and image works such as Der Sandmann, Hogan's Alley and Hotel Vancouver.

Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh (1.0 miles)

Fri 28 Nov

Free / 0131 225 2383

Note: Fruitmarket Gallery is closed from Wed 24–Fri 26 Dec inclusively.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 0131 225 2383

Note: Fruitmarket Gallery is closed from Wed 24–Fri 26 Dec inclusively.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 0131 225 2383

Note: Fruitmarket Gallery is closed from Wed 24–Fri 26 Dec inclusively.

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 74 more dates until 15 Feb 2015 back to top