Events within 5 miles of Edinburgh

1,460 events within 5 miles

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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.

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

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

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)

Tue 21 Oct

Times & prices vary / 07813 159823

Wed 22 Oct

Times & prices vary / 07813 159823

Thu 23 Oct

Times & prices vary / 07813 159823

…and 8 more dates until 31 Oct

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

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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

Jersey Boys

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

The Edinburgh Playhouse (1.0 miles)

Wed 22 Oct

£18–£53.50 / 0844 871 3014

Thu 23 Oct

£18–£53.50 / 0844 871 3014

Fri 24 Oct

£20–£58.50 / 0844 871 3014

Sat 25 Oct

£20–£58.50 / 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)

Wed 22 Oct

£16.50–£25 / 0131 529 6000

Thu 23 Oct

£16.50–£25 / 0131 529 6000

Fri 24 Oct

£16.50–£25 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 25 Oct

£16.50–£25 / 0131 529 6000

In Conversation With Russell Brand

Russell Brand talks to the Guardian's Owen Jones.

Vue Omni Centre, Edinburgh (1.0 miles)

Thu 23 Oct

0871 224 0240

Cameo Cinema, Edinburgh (1.7 miles)

Thu 23 Oct

0871 902 5723

Odeon Lothian Road, Edinburgh (1.7 miles)

Thu 23 Oct

08712 244007

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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 back to top

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

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

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 24 Oct

£9 / 0131 225 7171

Sat 25 Oct

£9 / 0131 225 7171

Fri 31 Oct

£9 / 0131 225 7171

…and 17 more dates until 27 Dec

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

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

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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 (1.5 miles)

Wed 31 Dec

£25 / 0131 339 5374

£8 / 0131 339 5374

Cocktails In The City

The cocktail festival heads to Edinburgh for one night only with fifteen of the city's bars showcasing their mad skills and cocktail flair. Demonstrations include 'Cocktail Making at Home', 'Sours, Punches & Flips' and 'Cocktails in the US of A'. There's also DJs, food and complimentary makeovers from Harvey Nichols.

Mansfield Traquair, Edinburgh (1.3 miles)

Thu 23 Oct

£10 / 0131 555 8475

Ticket price includes a free cocktail and a cocktail book

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 31 Oct

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

Fri 28 Nov

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

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)

Men With Coconuts

Improv comedy from Men With Coconuts, aka Fringe faves Impro FX.

The Granary, Edinburgh (1.9 miles)

Fri 24 Oct

£6 (£5) / 0131 554 9465

Fri 7 Nov

£6 (£5) / 0131 554 9465

Fri 14 Nov

£6 (£5) / 0131 554 9465

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A Play, a Pie and a Pint: Squash

Martin McCormick's play about bad boy Paul and his antics.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh (1.6 miles)

Wed 22 Oct

£12 / 0131 228 1404

Thu 23 Oct

£12 / 0131 228 1404

Fri 24 Oct

£12 / 0131 228 1404

Sat 25 Oct

£12 / 0131 228 1404

Scott Methven: Plagued – A view of Leith

Intricate India ink drawings by Leith-based artist.

Woodland Creatures, Edinburgh (1.3 miles)

Wed 22 Oct

Free / 0131 629 5509

Thu 23 Oct

Free / 0131 629 5509

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 0131 629 5509

…and 23 more dates until 16 Nov

The Cabeytu Brothers

Fancy a bit of Benidorm in the winter, their top act Cabeytu brothers are coming to Durham.

Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh (1.1 miles)

Wed 10 Dec

£10 / 0131 225 1757

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

Our House

Musical comedy-drama set in London's Camden Town and featuring famous songs by the 1980s ska-pop band, Madness. Presented by the Allegro Musical Group.

Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh (2.2 miles)

Wed 22 Oct

£10–£13 / 0131 447 7597

Thu 23 Oct

£10–£13 / 0131 447 7597

Fri 24 Oct

£10–£13 / 0131 447 7597

Sat 25 Oct

£10–£13 / 0131 447 7597

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