Events in Edinburgh

1,497 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

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)

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

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

Night in the Garden

As darkness descends, follow a magical trail of light through the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Some of the Garden's favourite features, like the Pond and the Victorian Palm House, will be used as the backdrop for extraordinary light effects.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh (2.0 miles)

Thu 30 Oct

Outdoors

£12.50 Online bookings at www.rbge.org.uk/botaniclights Phone 0844 573 8455 or in person at The Fringe Shop, 180 High Street, Edinburgh / 0131 248 2909

Fri 31 Oct

Outdoors

£12.50 Online bookings at www.rbge.org.uk/botaniclights Phone 0844 573 8455 or in person at The Fringe Shop, 180 High Street, Edinburgh / 0131 248 2909

Sat 1 Nov

Outdoors

£12.50 Online bookings at www.rbge.org.uk/botaniclights Phone 0844 573 8455 or in person at The Fringe Shop, 180 High Street, Edinburgh / 0131 248 2909

…and 22 more dates until 23 Nov back to top

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

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

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

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

Causewayside Splitters

Up and coming local and national talent with one aim: to cheer your evening up. Hurray for that!

The Old Bell, Edinburgh (1.2 miles)

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 0131 668 1573

Sat 15 Nov

Free / 0131 668 1573

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 0131 668 1573

…and 2 more dates until 27 Dec back to top

The Fountain Hallowe'en Party

A Hallowe'en costume party with themed drinks, DJ Gary Mac on the decks and prizes for the best dressed customer, staff member and dog.

The Fountain, Edinburgh (2.2 miles)

Fri 31 Oct

Free / 0131 229 1899

Ian Healy: Some of its Parts

Paintings exploring the idea of the family portrait.

Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh (1.8 miles)

Sat 8 Nov

Free

Sun 9 Nov

Free

Mon 10 Nov

Free

…and 9 more dates until 19 Nov

Hallowe'en Pumpkin Trail

See if you can find the pumpkins hidden along the trail.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh (2.0 miles)

Thu 30 Oct

£1 / 0131 248 2909

Fri 31 Oct

£1 / 0131 248 2909

Sat 1 Nov

£1 / 0131 248 2909

Sun 2 Nov

£1 / 0131 248 2909

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

Norloch Ceilidh Band

The Norloch Ceilidh Band provide the live music at this night of traditional Scottish dancing. BYOB.

Old St Paul's Church, Edinburgh (1.0 miles)

Fri 31 Oct

£6 (£5; Family £15) / 0131 556 3332

Fri 28 Nov

£6 (£5; Family £15) / 0131 556 3332

Fri 19 Dec

£6 (£5; Family £15) / 0131 556 3332

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The RSNO Christmas Concert: The Snowman

A family-friendly concert of carols and seasonal tunes, including the now annual screening of Dianne Jackson's 1982 film of Raymond Briggs' The Snowman with live musical accompaniment, because nothing spells 'Christmas' like a magical fable about the transience of life. Christopher Bell conducts.

Usher Hall, Edinburgh (1.7 miles)

Sun 21 Dec

£15–£35 (disabled £7.50–£17.50; under 26s/mature students/unemployed £6; under 16s free) / 0131 228 1155

Bad Boy Pub Quiz

The Bad Boy Pub Quiz: an evening of fun and frolics, musical statues, pass the pineapple, and the chance to win 'hunners' of money. Loads of great prizes to be won, and plenty of crap ones too!

The Three Sisters, Edinburgh (1.1 miles)

Tue 4 Nov

Free / 0131 622 6802

Tue 11 Nov

Free / 0131 622 6802

Tue 18 Nov

Free / 0131 622 6802

…and 58 more dates until 29 Dec 2015

Cargo, Edinburgh (1.8 miles)

Wed 5 Nov

Free / 0131 659 7880

Wed 12 Nov

Free / 0131 659 7880

Wed 19 Nov

Free / 0131 659 7880

…and 58 more dates until 30 Dec 2015

Remembering the Great War

A major exhibition to mark the centenary of the outbreak of WWI. There are portraits and related works, preparatory sketches for the Scottish National War Memorial, recent images of the battlefields of the Somme and projected images of unidentified servicemen and servicewomen, as well as a focus on the contribution of…

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh (1.3 miles)

Thu 30 Oct

Free / 0131 624 6200

Fri 31 Oct

Free / 0131 624 6200

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 0131 624 6200

…and 245 more dates until 5 Jul 2015

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 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

Wed 19 Nov

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

…and 4 more dates until 17 Dec

Children's Classic Concerts: The Monsters' Ball

A spooky concert of music and dance for all the family. Dress up in your scariest costume and join the Monster Ball.

Usher Hall, Edinburgh (1.7 miles)

Sun 2 Nov

£10 (Children £6; Family £29) / 0131 228 1155

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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, 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 Head Bang Theory: Alternative Quiz

Quiz night featuring rounds on alternative music, movies, comics, art, TV and more, with four prizes up for grabs. 10% of the money raised goes to MacMillan Cancer Support.

Pivo Club & Bar, Edinburgh (1.0 miles)

Thu 30 Oct

£1 / 0131 557 2925

Thu 6 Nov

£1 / 0131 557 2925

Thu 13 Nov

£1 / 0131 557 2925

…and 6 more dates until 25 Dec

The Indos

Heavy indie rock taking cues from mod, pop and 60s rock.

Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh (1.0 miles)

Fri 31 Oct

£6 in advance; £8 on the door / 0131 247 4704

Monkey Drama

Fun and developmental classes for little ones, based on the notion that enjoying drama and the creative arts is good for children's social and emotional well-being. Suitable for ages 2–5.

North Merchiston Club, Edinburgh (2.5 miles)

Mon 3 Nov

£6 per session; block of five £27.50; block of ten £50 / 0131 622 1757

Mon 10 Nov

£6 per session; block of five £27.50; block of ten £50 / 0131 622 1757

Mon 17 Nov

£6 per session; block of five £27.50; block of ten £50 / 0131 622 1757

…and 6 more dates until 29 Dec

Shape-Note Singing Workshop

Have a go at joining in this traditional form of singing from the American South.

Quaker Meeting House, Edinburgh (1.2 miles)

Sat 1 Nov

£7 suggested donation / 0131 225 4825

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