Events within 5 miles of Edinburgh

1,196 events within 5 miles

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Game Masters

Massive touring exhibition celebrating the varied history of computer gaming. With more than 125 playable games to work your way through, get stuck into arcade games, physical games (think Dance Battle et al), consoles, PCs and many more. On top of this, there's also displays of concept art, interactive displays and…

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh (1.0 miles)

Mon 2 Mar

Exhibition Gallery 1

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

Tue 3 Mar

Exhibition Gallery 1

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

Wed 4 Mar

Exhibition Gallery 1

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

…and 47 more dates until 20 Apr

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

£24–£25 / 0844 871 3014

Madama Butterfly

  • Directed by: Ellen Kent
  • Written by: Puccini

Ellen Kent presents Puccini's heartbreaking story of a beautiful young Japanese girl who falls in love with an American naval lieutenant. Starring Elena Dee and Miki Mori.

The Edinburgh Playhouse (1.0 miles)

Sat 28 Mar

£15–£37.50 / 0844 871 3014

Art Maker

Art Cart has had a makeover and is now Art Maker! Drop in to the gallery and make your own masterpiece using materials provided. Go four times and you can earn a badge. Ages 4–12.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh (1.3 miles)

Sun 5 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sun 3 May

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00

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 6 Mar

£9 / 0131 225 7171

  • 20:30

Sat 7 Mar

£9 / 0131 225 7171

  • 20:30

Fri 13 Mar

£9 / 0131 225 7171

  • 20:30
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The Slab Boys

Seminal piece of Scottish theatre by John Byrne depicting one Friday in the life of the boys who work in the slab room of a Paisley carpet factory.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh (1.6 miles)

Tue 10 Mar

£14–£27.50 / 0131 529 6000

Wed 11 Mar

£14–£27.50 / 0131 529 6000

Thu 12 Mar

£14–£27.50 / 0131 529 6000

…and 2 more dates until 14 Mar

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 4 Mar

£5 / 07734 435354

  • 18:30 – 00:00

Wed 11 Mar

£5 / 07734 435354

  • 18:30 – 00:00

Wed 18 Mar

£5 / 07734 435354

  • 18:30 – 00:00
…and 40 more dates until 23 Dec

Oliver!

Much loved musical about a young orphan taken in by a gang of mischievous pick pockets and featuring catchy tunes 'Food Glorious Food', 'Consider Yourself' and 'You’ve Got to Pick a Pocket or Two'.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh (1.6 miles)

Tue 3 Mar

£15–£19 / 0131 529 6000

Wed 4 Mar

£15–£19 / 0131 529 6000

Thu 5 Mar

£15–£19 / 0131 529 6000

…and 2 more dates until 7 Mar

Express Yourself

Learn about jewellery and the people who make it, including leading UK jeweller and fashion designer Jean Muir.

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh (1.0 miles)

Sun 1 Mar

Times to be confirmed / Free / 0300 123 6789

Mon 2 Mar

Times to be confirmed / Free / 0300 123 6789

Tue 3 Mar

Times to be confirmed / Free / 0300 123 6789

…and 47 more dates until 19 Apr

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 19 Apr

£8.94–£128.75 / 07986 527947

Sun 21 Jun

£8.94–£128.75 / 07986 527947

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Dirty Dancing

  • Directed by: Sarah Tipple
  • Written by: Eleanor Bergstein

See Baby not put in the corner in the musical based on the late Patrick Swayze's popular film.

The Edinburgh Playhouse (1.0 miles)

Mon 2 Mar

£20–£75 / 0844 871 3014

Tue 3 Mar

£20–£75 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 4 Mar

£20–£75 / 0844 871 3014

…and 9 more dates until 14 Mar

The Royal Ballet: Swan Lake

The classic ballet about a prince who falls in love with a swan maiden, filmed live at the Royal Ballet.

Cineworld Fountainpark, Edinburgh (2.2 miles)

Tue 17 Mar

0871 200 2000

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

This unique event draws crowds (and performers) from all over the world with massed pipes and drums, massed military bands, display teams, dancers and the haunting lament of the Lone Piper set against the magnificent backcloth of Edinburgh Castle.

Castle Esplanade, Edinburgh (1.3 miles)

Fri 7 Aug

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

  • 21:00

Sat 8 Aug

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

  • 19:30
  • 22:30

Mon 10 Aug

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

  • 21:00
…and 17 more dates until 29 Aug

Bloody Mary Club

Sunday afternoon, hangover-curing blend of Bloody Mary and music.

Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh (1.0 miles)

Sun 8 Mar

Free / 0131 247 4704

  • 14:00 – 20:00

Sun 15 Mar

Free / 0131 247 4704

  • 14:00 – 20:00

Sun 22 Mar

Free / 0131 247 4704

  • 14:00 – 20:00

Sun 29 Mar

Free / 0131 247 4704

  • 14:00 – 20:00

CircuSkool

Run by Edinburgh-based fire troupe PyroCeltica, these workshops teach modern day circus skills including poi, juggling, diablo and unicycling. Under 16s welcomed if accompanied by an adult.

Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh (1.1 miles)

Sun 8 Mar

£4 / 0131 555 7100

  • 18:00 – 22:00

Sun 15 Mar

£4 / 0131 555 7100

  • 18:00 – 22:00

Sun 22 Mar

£4 / 0131 555 7100

  • 18:00 – 22:00
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Roy Chubby Brown

Blue comedy from man branded 'too rude for television'. Never mind the comedy, that patchwork jacket is hardly fit for public consumption.

The Edinburgh Playhouse (1.0 miles)

Thu 4 Jun

£22 / 0844 871 3014

Caucasian Chalk Circle

A production of Bertolt Brecht's famous drama, which tells the powerful story of two women who both claim to be the mother of a child. This performance has been translated by Scottish writer Alistair Beaton and directed by the Lyceum's artistic director Mark Thomson.

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh (1.6 miles)

Tue 3 Mar

£15–£29 evening ticket (concessions from £10; Matinees £12.50–£24) / 0131 248 4848

Wed 4 Mar

£15–£29 evening ticket (concessions from £10; Matinees £12.50–£24) / 0131 248 4848

Thu 5 Mar

£15–£29 evening ticket (concessions from £10; Matinees £12.50–£24) / 0131 248 4848

…and 7 more dates until 14 Mar

Michael McGoldrick, John Doyle & John McCusker

Traditional music from master flautist McGoldrick (Flook, Lunasa and Capercaillie), McCusker (Battlefield Band) and guitarist Doyle.

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh (0.9 miles)

Thu 12 Mar

£17.50 / 0131 668 2019

  • 20:00

Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure

A deep sea adventure with Captain Barnacles, Kwazii and Peso, in this brand new live stage show.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh (1.6 miles)

Sat 4 Apr

Over-2s only

£16.50–£18.50 / 0131 529 6000

Sun 5 Apr

Over-2s only

£16.50–£18.50 / 0131 529 6000

Scottish Church Music up to the Reformation

Dr Jamie Reid-Baxter talks about Scottish church music up to the Reformation, from Columban chant to the music of Carver and Peebles, followed by a performance by Sang Scule of some of the music discussed.

Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church, Edinburgh (1.3 miles)

Sat 7 Mar

Free / 0131 667 1522

Part of Festival of Sacred Music.

  • 19:00
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Saturday Life Drawing Class

Artist Graham Flack leads this drawing workshop; learn how others have portrayed the human figure, and then practise drawing from a life model yourself. Materials are supplied; suitable for all levels of experience. Booking is essential.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh (1.3 miles)

Sat 14 Mar

Clore Education Centre

£15 (£12) / 0131 624 6560

  • 10:30 – 12:30
  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sat 11 Apr

Clore Education Centre

£15 (£12) / 0131 624 6560

  • 10:30 – 12:30
  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sat 16 May

Clore Education Centre

£15 (£12) / 0131 624 6560

  • 10:30 – 12:30
  • 14:00 – 16:00

The Vintage Wedding Show

A wedding show for brides and grooms who are looking to add a quirky edge to their big day.

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh: The Caledonian (1.7 miles)

Sun 29 Mar

£5 / 0131 222 8888

  • 11:00 – 16:00

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

Times & prices vary / 0131 226 2000

Sat 8 Aug

Times & prices vary / 0131 226 2000

Sun 9 Aug

Times & prices vary / 0131 226 2000

…and 22 more dates until 31 Aug

RSNO: The Music of John Williams

Some classical fans may flare their nostrils at the idea of a concert devoted to the music of the guy who wrote the score for E.T., but from the brutal simplicity of the two-note 'shark theme' in Jaws to the sinister music-box tinkle of 'Hedwig's Theme', the unifying musical motif in the Harry Potter films, Williams…

Usher Hall, Edinburgh (1.7 miles)

Fri 13 Mar

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

  • 19:30

St Giles' at Six

St Giles' Cathedral's regular 6pm concerts of rush hour music are always free.

St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh (1.1 miles)

Sun 15 Mar

Free / 0131 226 0673

Hector Scott (violin & viola) and Anna Mavromatidi (piano) play Beethoven's 'Kreutzer' Sonata and Brahms' Sonata for Viola in E flat.

  • 18:00

Sun 22 Mar

Free / 0131 226 0673

Edinburgh Napier Chamber Choir performs Elgar's 'My love dwelt in a northern land'; Brahms's 'In stiller Nacht'; Coleridge Taylor's 'The Evening Star'; Sullivan's The long day closes; Robin McLeish's Three Songs (premiere) and Ivo Antognini's 'There is another sky'.

  • 18:00

Sun 7 Jun

Free / 0131 226 0673

Nicholas Wearne plays the organ.

  • 18:00
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