Events in Edinburgh

1,953 events within 5 miles

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The Tommy Cooper Show

A celebration of the popular comedian with clips from his best-loved shows and musical accompaniment.

Spotlites @ The Merchant's Hall, Edinburgh (1.4 miles)

Thu 31 Jul

Main Theatre

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Main Theatre

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Main Theatre

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

Scooby-Doo and the Mystery of the Pyramid

Live stage show featuring the classic duo. Ages 2+.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh (1.6 miles)

Thu 24 Apr

£20.50 / 0131 529 6000

Fri 25 Apr

£20.50 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 26 Apr

£20.50 / 0131 529 6000

Sun 27 Apr

£20.50 / 0131 529 6000

The Mousetrap

  • Directed by: Angus Jackson
  • Written by: Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie's play has been performed over 25,000 times. Now celebrating its diamond anniversary in the London West End, it's finally embarking on a UK tour.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh (1.6 miles)

Mon 27 Oct

£15–£30.50 / 0131 529 6000

  • 19:30

Tue 28 Oct

£15–£30.50 / 0131 529 6000

  • 19:30

Wed 29 Oct

£15–£30.50 / 0131 529 6000

  • 14:30
  • 19:30
…and 3 more dates until 1 Nov

Neu! Reekie!

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

Summerhall, Edinburgh (1.0 miles)

Fri 25 Apr

£8.50 / 0845 874 3001

This edition, Michael Pedersen and Kevin Williamson host Fife folktronica act the Pitctish Trail; poet and short story writer Salena Godden; and the launch of a collection from the late Tom McGrath, read by 'assorted cultural bigwigs'; plus more names to be announced.

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

Fri 30 May

£7 in advance; £9 on the door / 0131 553 1876

This time 'round Neu! Reekie! offers up hip hop/funk act Bang Dirty; TS Eliot and Costa Prize nominated poet Helen Mort; electroacoustic sounds from Wolf (aka Kim Moore, formerly of Zoey Van Goey); an animation showcase from John Davide; and more to be announced. Plus all ye good people get a free pint of Heverlee.

Barnum

Brian Conley stars in a musical about P T Barnum, showman, businessman and entertainer in the 1800s, telling the story of his colourful life.

The Edinburgh Playhouse (1.0 miles)

Tue 28 Oct

£12.50–£47.50 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 29 Oct

£12.50–£47.50 / 0844 871 3014

Thu 30 Oct

£12.50–£47.50 / 0844 871 3014

…and 2 more dates until 1 Nov back to top

Jersey Boys

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

The Edinburgh Playhouse (1.0 miles)

Wed 8 Oct

£18–£53.50 / 0844 871 3014

Thu 9 Oct

£18–£53.50 / 0844 871 3014

Fri 10 Oct

£20–£58.50 / 0844 871 3014

…and 13 more dates until 25 Oct

Paul Hollywood: Get Your Bake On

Master baker Paul Hollywood cooks live on stage and shares baking secrets and autobiographical anecdotes.

The Edinburgh Playhouse (1.0 miles)

Tue 29 Apr

£29.50 / 0844 871 3014

Bruce Munro: Field of Light

Installation artist Bruce Munro sets up 9500 glass spheres and then turns on the lights to make us all ohh and ahh.

St Andrew Square, Edinburgh (1.2 miles)

Wed 23 Apr

Free

  • 01:00 (Thursday morning)

Thu 24 Apr

Free

  • 01:00 (Friday morning)

Fri 25 Apr

Free

  • 01:00 (Saturday morning)

Sat 26 Apr

Free

  • 01:00 (Sunday morning)

Young Kato

Indie and alt.pop by the band with members from Cheltenham and Birmingham.

Electric Circus, Edinburgh (1.0 miles)

Tue 29 Apr

£8 / 0131 226 4224

Fame – The Musical

The global smash-hit dance explosion based on the 1980s film of the same name about a bunch of New York students trying to break into the arts, returns with more high-kicking action. Produced by Bill Kenwright and directed by Gary Lloyd.

The Edinburgh Playhouse (1.0 miles)

Wed 23 Apr

£10–£37.50 / 0844 871 3014

Thu 24 Apr

£10–£37.50 / 0844 871 3014

Fri 25 Apr

£10–£37.50 / 0844 871 3014

Sat 26 Apr

£10–£37.50 / 0844 871 3014

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Boo Hewerdine

Admired pop/blues songsmith – founder of cult band The Bible and frequent collaborator with Eddi Reader.

The Liquid Room, Edinburgh (1.2 miles)

Thu 22 May

£10 in advance; £12 on the door / 0131 225 2564

Avenue Q

  • Directed by: Cressida Carre

A laugh-out-loud musical that tells the story of a recent college graduate who moves into a shabby New York apartment, all the way out on Avenue Q, where he meets colourful types who help him finally discover his true purpose in life.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh (1.6 miles)

Tue 10 Jun

£15–£29.50 / 0131 529 6000

  • 19:30

Wed 11 Jun

£15–£29.50 / 0131 529 6000

  • 19:30

Thu 12 Jun

£15–£29.50 / 0131 529 6000

  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 14 Jun

East India Youth

Electro-pop singer-songwriter who refers to himself as 'sound gardener/song architect'.

Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh (1.0 miles)

Thu 29 May

£7.50 / 0131 247 4704

Halfway To Paradise: The Billy Fury Story

Colin Gold and Fury's original backing band, Fury's Tornados, tell his story through words and music.

The Edinburgh Playhouse (1.0 miles)

Thu 13 Nov

£22 / 0844 871 3014

51 Shades of Maggie

  • Written by: Leesa Harker

Comedy spoof of 50 Shades of Grey tells the story of lovable Maggie Muff and her search for love. Maggie is a working class girl who, like most women, has been let down by all the men in her life.

The Edinburgh Playhouse (1.0 miles)

Fri 2 May

£21 / 0844 871 3014

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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 27 Apr

£12 / 0131 226 4224

Sun 22 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 226 4224

Catfish & The Bottlemen

Garage rock and post-punk quartet from Llandudno, with rock'n'roll and indie pop influences.

Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh (1.1 miles)

Tue 6 May

£6 / 0131 225 1757

  • 19:00

a small story: eine kleine geschichte

Starcatchers and Theater o.N. present a world of objects and visual storytelling for 2–4 year olds.

Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh (2.2 miles)

Tue 6 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 13:30
  • 15:00

Wed 7 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 09:30
  • 11:30

Thu 8 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 13:30
  • 15:00
…and 2 more dates until 10 May

Beacon of Light: The New Edinburgh International Festival and the Arts in Post-war Society

The development of the Edinburgh International Festival and how it promotes discussion.

The Hub, Edinburgh (1.3 miles)

Thu 21 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Edinburgh Little League Junior Baseball

If you harbour visions of your kids pitching for the Red Sox one day, these weekly baseball matches and training sessions should help them hone their ball skills and give you a taste of classic Americana to boot (don't forget the hot dogs and potato chips). Ages 6–13.

Warriston Playing Fields, Edinburgh (1.8 miles)

Sun 27 Apr

£10–£20

  • 12:00 – 12:45
  • 13:00 – 15:00

Sun 4 May

£10–£20

  • 12:00 – 12:45
  • 13:00 – 15:00

Sun 11 May

£10–£20

  • 12:00 – 12:45
  • 13:00 – 15:00
…and 21 more dates until 5 Oct back to top

Polly & the Billets Doux

Bristol band blending folk, blues, gospel and soul.

Electric Circus, Edinburgh (1.0 miles)

Sat 10 May

£6 / 0131 226 4224

  • 19:00

Dalziel + Scullion: Immersion

Work from the celebrated environmental artists, exploring the different venues in which it's showing.

Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh (0.9 miles)

Fri 1 Aug

Free / 0131 550 3660

Part of Edinburgh Art Fair.

  • 10:30 – 18:30

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 550 3660

Part of Generation.

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 0131 550 3660

Part of Edinburgh Art Fair.

  • 10:30 – 18:30

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 550 3660

Part of Generation.

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 0131 550 3660

Part of Edinburgh Art Fair.

  • 10:30 – 18:30

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 550 3660

Part of Generation.

…and 41 more dates until 13 Sep

Pussy Whipped Festival

Three-dayer organised by Edinburgh's queer-feminist underground music night, with a progamme that spans gigs, club nights, films and workshops. The 2014 line-up is typically impressive. Across the weekend there are performances from – among many many others – Maybecyborgs (Germany) – gender fucking art indie pop…

Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh (1.5 miles)

Fri 25 Apr

Times vary / £6 in advance; £8 on the door / 0131 229 1442

Sat 26 Apr

Times vary / £6 in advance; £8 on the door / 0131 229 1442

Sun 27 Apr

Times vary / £6 in advance; £8 on the door / 0131 229 1442

Riverdance

The original Riverdance goes on tour for its 20th anniversary, celebrating all those years of fast-paced Irish dance.

The Edinburgh Playhouse (1.0 miles)

Tue 4 Nov

£24–£41 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 5 Nov

£24–£41 / 0844 871 3014

Thu 6 Nov

£24–£41 / 0844 871 3014

…and 3 more dates until 9 Nov

James II: Day of The Innocents

The tale of James II of the Stewart Kings.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre (0.9 miles)

Thu 7 Aug

£15 / 0131 529 6000

Preview. Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sun 10 Aug

£15 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Wed 13 Aug

£15 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

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