What's on inEdinburgh


Welcome to Edinburgh

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Edinburgh - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Edinburgh to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Edinburgh

26
MAY
Edinburgh Marathon 2019
Potterrow

The Edinburgh Marathon has sold out every year since 2008 and is the second largest marathon in the UK behind only London. Fast & flat this course was voted the fastest marathon in the UK by Runners World ideal if its your…

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26
MAY
Edinburgh Half Marathon 2019
Potterrow

Starting on Potterrow in the grounds of one of the oldest Universities in the world this incredible city centre start takes you through the very heart of Edinburgh. As you pass Greyfriars Bobby on your left you also take in the National…

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27
MAY
Jon Ronson | The Last Days of August
The Assembly Rooms

Critically acclaimed award‐winning best‐selling writer journalist and documentary filmmaker Jon Ronson returns to the UK in May with his new show Tales from The Last Days of August and The Butterfly Effect. In this brand new show Jon will recount his recent…

TEL: 01312 204348
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30
MAY
Hidden Door
Leith Theatre

Thursdays opening night in partnership with The List hosts a female‐led roster of acts including the groundbreaking R&B star Ray BLK winner of BBC Sound of 2017 and the universally acclaimed experimental pop duo Lets Eat Grandma. Bass‐heavy hip hop direct from…

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30
MAY
Hidden Door Weekender 2019 | Thursday 30th May
Leith Theatre

Following our recent announcement that Hidden Door has been saved and will be back in May 2019 were now excited to confirm that well be returning to the wonderful Leith Theatre with a special opening night presented in partnership with The List.This…

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31
MAY
Hidden Door Weekender 2019 | Friday 31 May
Leith Theatre

Following our recent announcement that Hidden Door has been saved and will be back in May 2019 were now excited to confirm that well be returning to the wonderful Leith Theatre with a special opening night presented in partnership with The List.This…

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01
JUN
Lecture: Help and Healing on the Spiritual Path
Salisbury Centre

A lecture about spiritual healing and help through the teaching of Bruno Groening.Through the absorption of the divine power many people are experiencing the healing of illnesses and pain that have been declared as incurable by the medical profession. The words of…

Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07738 533322
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02
JUN
Hidden Door Weekender 2019 | Sunday 2 June
Leith Theatre

Following our recent announcement that Hidden Door has been saved and will be back in May 2019 were now excited to confirm that well be returning to the wonderful Leith Theatre with a special opening night presented in partnership with The List.This…

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04
JUN
Management Training - Edinburgh
The Melting Pot

Every group is different and every individual has different needs desires and ideas on how things should be done. Managing both your staffs and your own expectations can be challenging at times. However with a good understanding of group dynamics and some…

Category: Business

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05
JUN
Facilitation Training - Edinburgh
The Melting Pot

We will look closely at what facilitation is the role facilitators may play and how facilitating can encourage long term community development. The day will build the confidence of anyone keen to be a good facilitator and give them a solid basis…

Category: Business

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08
JUN
The MoonWalk Scotland 2019
Holyrood Park

Roll up roll up The MoonWalk Scotland is coming to town On Saturday 8th June the famous experience will be bringing the magic of the Big Top to Edinburgh so come one and all sign up nowThink crazy fun colours and decorated…

Category: Sports

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09
JUN
Take That on the big screen in Edinburgh
Vue Edinburgh Ocean Terminal

British supergroup Take That are celebrating their 30th anniversary in style with a massive stadium tour.And for one night only their Greatest Hits tour will be coming live to Vue Edinburgh Omni Centre and Vue Edinburgh Ocean Terminal.Visitors to Vue Omni and…

TEL: 03453 084620
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10
JUN
Euro Psychiatrists 2019
Berlin Bierhaus

Psychiatric disorders also called as mental disorder or mental illness is a disease that affect an individuals thoughts behaviors and emotions resulting in distress and impairment of personal functioning.The 29th Euro Congress on Psychiatrists and Psychologists will be held during June 10‐11…

Category: Exhibitions

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12
JUN
Bernadette Peters
EDINBURGH Usher Hall

The three‐time Tony and multi award winning Broadway star Bernadette Peters returns to the UK this June.The stage and screen star will perform selections from her award‐winning Broadway outings including songs from Sunday in the Park with George Into the Woods and…

TEL: 01312 281155
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12
JUN
Planet Earth Distinguished Lecture 2019
Wolfson Lecture Theatre

The School of GeoSciences of the University of Edinburgh has an established annual Planet Earth Distinguished Lecture Series where an internationally renowned natural or social scientist is invited to Edinburgh for a two‐day visit to deliver a number of activities inspiring academics…

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15
JUN
Funny Women Awards Heat Edinburgh, Scotland, hoste
Innis & Gunn Comedy Attic

See a host of brand new acts on their way to stardom hosted by FWAwards2017 finalist Megan Shandley competing in the Funny Women Awards Heat for a place in the Semi Final. Your opinion counts as the audience has an opportunity to…

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17
JUN
Born Free celebrates 35th birthday in Edinburgh
Hendersons Salad Table Restaurant

. Will Travers OBE President and co‐founder of the internationally‐renowned wildlife charity Born Free is coming to Edinburgh on Monday 17th June to host a unique evening with event in celebration of the charitys 35th anniversary.Taking place at the popular vegan restaurant…

Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01403 240170
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22
JUN
Edinburgh Wine Tasting Experience Day - 'World of
apex grassmarket

Why Book on a Edinburgh Wine Tasting Course with Wine UnearthedWine Tasting should be all about enjoying wine and having Fun ‐ our Edinburgh Days are ‐ learn about wine with like‐minded people in an un‐stuffy way.We are Established & Proven and…

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TEL: 03452 998652
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27
JUN
Circus Extreme
Gyle park

We are offering a 2 for 1 deal any seat any day. Call the box office in advance 0203753970 ans quote EXTREME241 to receive the dealTHIS YEAR a new death‐defying and extreme circus is descending on the UK as part of its…

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08
JUL
Evening of International Music
Greyfriars Kirk

Join us in the enchanting setting of Greyfriars Kirk. Come along to experience the breathtaking sounds created by our performance groups hailing from South Africa the USA and Canada. Special guests: The Edinburgh Highland Reel & Strathspey Society.The evening will end in…

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10
JUL
The Battle of Glenshiel - 300 Years O!
Scottish National Portrait Gallery

June 10th 1719: Hanoverian Government forces under Lieutenant‐General Wightman close in on a Jacobite army under the Marquis of Tullibardine in the mountainous terrain of the Western Highlands. The two armies engage that afternoon in the valley of Glenshiel in the…

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28
JUL
Dog Jog Edinburgh 5K
Holyrood Park

Bring along your four‐legged friend and have a bark in the park at Edinburghs Dog JogDog Jog is a unique 5k jogging event for you and your dog to get fit and have fun. Each event offers a relaxed fun atmosphere with…

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28
JUL
Big Fun Run Edinburgh
Holyrood Park

Be a Edinburgh Big Fun Runner in 2019Big Fun Run is a 5k untimed run strictly for FUN where its all about relaxed exercise. Theres no times no pressure no sweat ‐ just some easy moves and lots of laughs. The Big…

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31
JUL
Knot
Assembly Roxy (Upstairs)

Physically exhilarating and touchingly poignant Knot is the internationally acclaimed circus theatre work by Nikki & JD. These talented performers use breathtaking hand‐to‐hand and dance skills to tell the tale of an impossible choice: how can we be honest with ourselves without…

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31
JUL
Bromance
Assembly Rooms (Music Hall)

The UKs hottest circus company award‐winning Barely Methodical Troupe are bringing their debut show Bromance back to where it all began. An international sensation Bromance explores the friendship between three of the UKs most exciting acrobats big man Louis Gift…

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31
JUL
Drowning
Pleasance Courtyard (Above)

In 1991 four Austrian nurses were charged with murdering 49 elderly patients in their beds although estimates now put the death toll nearer to 200. Drowning is directed by Steven Roy and executive produced by Carrie‐Anne Moss star of The Matrix…

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31
JUL
Algorithms
Pleasance Courtyard (Baby Grand)

The tragi‐comic Algorithms introduces the bisexual Bridget Jones for the online generation. Developed on the Soho Theatre Writers Lab and longlisted for the Tony Craze Award 2018 Algorithms is a hilarious and touching new one woman play written and performed by Sadie…

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31
JUL
Bible John
Pleasance Courtyard (Above)

Recipient of Pleasances Charlie Hartill Theatre Reserve 2019 Bible John uses a real unsolved series of murders that occurred in Glasgow at the Barrowlands Ballroom in the late 60s to interrogate the current cult of true crime and notions of victimhood. …

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31
JUL
Bobby & Amy
Pleasance Courtyard (Upstairs)

From Fringe First award‐winner Emily Jenkins Rainbow Edinburgh Fringe; Cookies Theatre Royal Haymarket comes Bobby & Amy a dark comedy about friendship heartache and the repercussions of foot‐and‐mouth disease. Starring Will Howard The Archers BBC Radio 4 and Kimberley Jarvis Lears…

TEL: 01315 566550
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31
JUL
The Burning
Pleasance Courtyard (Upstairs)

Following back‐to‐back sell out shows including All Quiet on the Western Front and Tobacco Road Incognito return in their award‐winning physical style with a formidable tale of corruption persecution and roaring rage. The Burning explores the derogatory depictions of women who…

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Tourist Attractions


Dynamic Earth

Our Dynamic Earth is one of Edinburgh's most exciting, must see attractions. Take a thrilling journey back in time and learn about our planet Earth. Interactive displays let you see, hear, smell and feel the planet as it was in the past, how it is…

Camera Obscura

Enjoy the fascinating Camera Obscura Show, fantastic views of Edinburgh, and three galleries packed full of an amazing range of optical experiences which have been amusing visitors of all ages and nationalities since 1853The Camera Obscura show is the essential Edinburgh tour and an excellent start to your…

Ego

Ego Nightclub in Edinburgh, Midlothian. Contact venue on telephone number 0131‐478 7434 for opening times, entrance costs, guest list information and special offers.…

City

City Nightclub in Edinburgh, Midlothian. Contact venue on telephone number 0131‐226 9560 for opening times, entrance costs, guest list information and special offers.…

Time

Time Nightclub in Edinburgh, Midlothian. Contact venue on telephone number 0131‐220 1226 for opening times, entrance costs, guest list information and special offers.…

Faith

Faith Nightclub in Edinburgh, Midlothian. Contact venue on telephone number 0131‐225 9764 for opening times, entrance costs, guest list information and special offers.…

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