Events within 5 miles of Edinburgh

2,154 events within 5 miles

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Magners' Summer Nights

The second annual Magners-sponsored festival features a series of live music gigs in Glasgow and Edinburgh open-air venues. The lineup features Roddy Frame, Glasvegas, James, The Flaming Lips, The Waterboys, Echo & the Bunnymen, King Creosote, Joan Armatrading and Ben Folds with yMusic.

Ross Theatre Bandstand, Edinburgh (1.4 miles)

Wed 26 Aug

£32.50–£40

  • 18:30

Thu 27 Aug

£32.50–£40

  • 18:30

Fri 28 Aug

£32.50–£40

  • 18:30

52 Shades of Maggie

The sequel to 51 Shades of Maggie follows Maggie Muff and her pal Sally-Ann as they try to organise a party in the pub. Will things go as planned? What do you think?

The Edinburgh Playhouse (1.0 miles)

Sun 3 May

£21 / 0844 871 3014

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

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 21 Jun

£8.94–£128.75 / 07986 527947

ECA Third Year Show: Low Risk Occupiers

Third year Edinburgh College of Art students showcase their work.

St Margaret's House, Edinburgh (0.6 miles)

Mon 27 Apr

Free / 0131 661 1924

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Tue 28 Apr

Free / 0131 661 1924

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Wed 29 Apr

Free / 0131 661 1924

  • 10:00 – 18:00
…and 3 more dates until 2 May 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

£24–£25 / 0844 871 3014

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time

  • Directed by: Marianne Elliott
  • Written by: Simon Stephens (adapt)

Simon Stephens's adaptation of the darkly humorous book by Mark Haddon presented by National Theatre.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre (0.9 miles)

Mon 27 Apr

Over-11s only

£17–£33 / 0131 529 6000

Tue 28 Apr

Over-11s only

£17–£33 / 0131 529 6000

Wed 29 Apr

Over-11s only

£17–£33 / 0131 529 6000

…and 9 more dates until 9 May

The Whighams Jazz Club

All singers and instrumentalists are welcome at this jazz jam with a different host every week and a stellar trio.

Whighams Wine Cellars, Edinburgh (1.8 miles)

Sun 3 May

Free / 0131 225 8674

  • 20:00 – 23:00

Sun 10 May

Free / 0131 225 8674

  • 20:00 – 23:00

Sun 17 May

Free / 0131 225 8674

  • 20:00 – 23:00
…and 32 more dates until 27 Dec

The Venetian Twins

Tony Cownie's new version of Carlo Goldoni's timeless comedy tells the story of two estranged twins, Zanetto and Tonino. Though they look alike, as people they couldn't be more different. When the arrive in the same town on the same day, things start to get a little confusing.

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh (1.6 miles)

Mon 27 Apr

£10 / 0131 248 4848

Preview

  • 19:30

Tue 28 Apr

£15–£29 evening (concession from £10; matinee £12.50–£24) / 0131 248 4848

Wed 29 Apr

£15–£29 evening (concession from £10; matinee £12.50–£24) / 0131 248 4848

…and 13 more dates until 16 May

Shrek the Musical

  • Directed by: Nigel Harman
  • Written by: David Lindsay-Abaire (lyrics)

Based on the award-winning DreamWorks animation film, Shrek the Musical comes direct from London, where it was seen live on stage by nearly a million people. This production is directed by Nigel Harman, who starred as Lord Farquaad in the West End show and won the 2012 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a…

The Edinburgh Playhouse (1.0 miles)

Tue 20 Oct

£15–£45 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 21 Oct

£15–£45 / 0844 871 3014

Thu 22 Oct

£15–£45 / 0844 871 3014

…and 15 more dates until 8 Nov back to top

Tradfest

A festival inspired by the traditional arts of Scotland. Expect music, song, story, dance and craft to coincide with the seasonal rites of Beltane and May Day given a contemporary spin. The 2015 line-up features Malinky, The Tannahill Weavers, Nuala Kennedy, Southern Tenant Folk Union, Rozi Plain, The Shee, Dean Owens…

Various venues: Edinburgh (1.0 miles)

Wed 29 Apr

Times & prices vary / 0131 556 9579

Thu 30 Apr

Times & prices vary / 0131 556 9579

Fri 1 May

Times & prices vary / 0131 556 9579

…and 9 more dates until 10 May

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

Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom

  • Directed by: Richard Lewis
  • Written by: Mani Svavarsson (music)

Richard Lewis' adaptation of the award-winning television animation set in a miniature world of fairies, elves and insects. The production features original music by Mani Svavarsson, with original lyrics by Matt Lewis.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh (1.6 miles)

Sat 11 Jul

£14.50–£18.50 / 0131 529 6000

Dark Side of the Mime

Takomo An audacious, dark and dirty romp that will have Marcel Marceau turning in his grave. Its raunchy humour will take you by surprise. Actor and mime artist Marc Gassot is joined by his accompanist Karl Sinkkonen, to bring you this multi award-winning late night physical show. Are you bold enough to enter the Dark…

Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh (0.9 miles)

Wed 5 Aug

Central

£6 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Central

£6 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Central

£6 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 30 Aug

Hidden Door Festival

Artists of all stripes congregate for the Hidden Door interdisciplinary arts festival, which features dozens of cool musicians, bands, artists, poets and filmmakers under one roof, often working in new and exciting combinations.

Old Street Lighting Depot, Edinburgh (1.4 miles)

Fri 22 May

Times & prices vary

Sat 23 May

Times & prices vary

Sun 24 May

Times & prices vary

…and 6 more dates until 30 May back to top

VEGAS!

Hipster swing, jump jive, rockin' R&B, dancefloor jazz, sleazy listening and gangster grooves at the multiple award-winning, multi-genre club night for movers, groovers, hipsters, flipsters, guys and dolls.

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh (1.2 miles)

Sat 2 May

£6.95 / 0131 556 7060

Sat 30 May

£6.95 / 0131 556 7060

Sat 4 Jul

£6.95 / 0131 556 7060

…and 4 more dates until 28 Nov

Balkanarama

A blend of klezmer, Balkan, gypsy punk and electronic beats featuring live music, bellydancing, Balkan rakija brandy tasting and a live jam session.

Studio 24, Edinburgh (0.7 miles)

Sat 30 May

£9–£11 / 0131 558 3758

Big Fat Balkan Bash as the club celebrates eight years with special guests Kumpania Algazarra.

  • 22:00 – 03:00

The Correspondents

Eccentric experimental duo, MC Mr Bruce and DJ/producer Mr Chuckles, mixing vintage sounds, electro, swing and drum & bass.

The Bongo Club, Edinburgh (1.2 miles)

Fri 22 May

£5 earlybird; £8 in advance; £10 on the door / 0131 558 8844

The Trouble DJs provide support. Part of Bongo Lives! x Hidden Door Festival.

  • 19:00

All the Young Nudes – Life Drawing Club

A relaxed life drawing club with music and a bar to aid the flow of inspiration.

Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh (1.0 miles)

Tue 28 Apr

£5 / 0131 247 4704

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Tue 5 May

£5 / 0131 247 4704

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Tue 12 May

£5 / 0131 247 4704

  • 19:00 – 21:00
…and 32 more dates until 22 Dec

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 28 Apr

Free / 0131 622 6802

  • 22:00 – 00:00

Tue 5 May

Free / 0131 622 6802

  • 22:00 – 00:00

Tue 12 May

Free / 0131 622 6802

  • 22:00 – 00:00
…and 33 more dates until 29 Dec

Cargo, Edinburgh (1.8 miles)

Wed 29 Apr

Free / 0131 659 7880

  • 18:00 – 20:00

Wed 6 May

Free / 0131 659 7880

  • 18:00 – 20:00

Wed 13 May

Free / 0131 659 7880

  • 18:00 – 20:00
…and 33 more dates until 30 Dec back to top

Old Town Street Food Festival

Edinburgh gets on the street food train in a big way with a multi-vendor street food festival. Get your paws on a range of delish dishes as you jam out to over 20 acts.

The Three Sisters, Edinburgh (1.1 miles)

Sun 3 May

Free / 0131 622 6802

  • 12:00 – 23:00

Sun 24 May

Free / 0131 622 6802

  • 12:00 – 23:00

One Day in May Book Festival

Book festival from the charity Scottish Love in Action, featuring appearances from Jeremy Strong, Alasdair Gray, Alexander McCall Smith and more.

Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh (1.1 miles)

Sat 30 May

£6–£10

  • 10:30 – 22:00

Out of the Blue Flea Market

Bargain buys including furniture, clothes, music, bric-a-brac and more.

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

Sat 30 May

Free / 0131 555 7100

  • 10:00 – 15:00

Sat 27 Jun

Free / 0131 555 7100

  • 10:00 – 15:00

Sat 25 Jul

Free / 0131 555 7100

  • 10:00 – 15:00
…and 4 more dates until 28 Nov

Sofi's Nocturnes

A new name and slightly broader format at Sofi's Unplugged Open Stage now welcoming performers of all kinds, from musicians to poets to comedians. House guitar provided (for those who need it) and every performer gets a beer on the house.

Sofi's, Edinburgh (1.8 miles)

Sun 3 May

Free / 0131 555 7019

  • 20:00 – 22:00

Sun 10 May

Free / 0131 555 7019

  • 20:00 – 22:00

Sun 17 May

Free / 0131 555 7019

  • 20:00 – 22:00
…and 32 more dates until 27 Dec

Stewart Francis: Pun Gent

Surreal and deadpan one-liners from the Canadian stand-up and TV regular, as seen on Mock The Week and Live At The Apollo.

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh (1.4 miles)

Wed 5 Aug

The Ballroom

£14 (£12) / 0131 220 4348

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£13) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£13) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 30 Aug

The Brunton, Musselburgh (4.1 miles)

Fri 18 Dec

£18.50 / 0131 665 2240

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