Events in Edinburgh

1,478 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.

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)

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

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

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

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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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

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

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)

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

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)

Wed 22 Oct

Times & prices vary / 07813 159823

Thu 23 Oct

Times & prices vary / 07813 159823

Fri 24 Oct

Times & prices vary / 07813 159823

…and 7 more dates until 31 Oct back to top

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

Bondagers

Sue Glover’s play with music and song follows six women land workers as they graft and dance their way through a year on a 19th Century Borders farm. Directed by Lu Kemp.

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh (1.6 miles)

Thu 23 Oct

£12.50–£29 / 0131 248 4848

Fri 24 Oct

£12.50–£29 / 0131 248 4848

Sat 25 Oct

£12.50–£29 / 0131 248 4848

…and 15 more dates until 15 Nov

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)

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

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)

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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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

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 29 Oct

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

Wed 5 Nov

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

Wed 12 Nov

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

…and 5 more dates until 17 Dec

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

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

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 25 Oct

£25 / 0131 228 3252

Sat 1 Nov

£25 / 0131 228 3252

Sat 8 Nov

£25 / 0131 228 3252

…and 7 more dates until 27 Dec back to top

LGBT Roller Disco

Family-friendly skating, songs and socialising, organised by LGBT Health & Wellbeing.

Meadowbank Sports Centre, Edinburgh (0.6 miles)

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0131 523 1104

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

The Coathangers

Punky garage style rock from the Atlanta trio.

The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh (1.0 miles)

Wed 12 Nov

£7–£10 / 0131 558 8209

With The Twistettes.

Please note: There is also a live music after party from 11pm–2.30am, which is free to those attending the main event.

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

The Voice Thief

  • Directed by: Gill Robertson
  • Written by: Rob Evans

Catherine Wheels presents a new promenade production about the mysterious ‘Voice Facility’ which removes the voices of ‘troublesome’ girls. Ages 9+.

Summerhall, Edinburgh (1.0 miles)

Sat 1 Nov

£12 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Sun 2 Nov

£12 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Fri 7 Nov

£12 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

…and 4 more dates until 15 Nov back to top