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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

19
JUL
BACARDRum Month - Daiquiri Tasting Tour
The Voodoo Rooms

From rum‐themed tours takeovers parties cocktail offers and even a few freebies rum fans across the country will be spoilt for choice this July. For the second year running BACARD Rum Month brings together the best of UK bars and cocktails to…

Category: Miscellaneous

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24
JUL
Barnhill with Norman Bissell
Blackwell's Bookshop Edinburgh

Author Norman Bissell joins Blackwells Bookshop to launch his new novel Barnhill based on George Orwells time living on Jura as he wrote his enduring dystopian masterpiece Nineteen Eighty‐Four. George Orwell left post‐war London for Barnhill a remote farmhouse on the Isle…

TEL: 01316 228222
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26
JUL
Coburg House Open Studios Weekend
Coburg House Art Studios

Over 70 artists at Coburg House will be opening their doors offering a rare opportunity to see behind the scenes. With work from painters printmakers textile designers ceramicists jewellers designers and more its a great opportunity to discover unique hand crafted pieces…

Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01315 532266
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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…

Category: Sports

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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…

Category: Sports

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29
JUL
Edinburgh Marketing Meetup: The Curiosity Content
Arthur Conan Doyle Centre

Edinburgh Marketing Meetup Group:The Curiosity Content Marketing Q&A featuring Bronwen Winter PhoenixThe format is informal and provides an ideal opportunity for members of the group to meet each other over drinks and some tasty canapes. Our guest speakers are experts in their…

Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 02035 515198
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31
JUL
Fox
Pleasance Courtyard (Baby Grand)

Inspired by true events Katie Guicciardis Fox is a sharply observed drama that explores our complex relationship with help ‐ our desire to give it and the need to seek it for ourselves ‐ in an increasingly isolating society. This world premiere…

TEL: 02036 272960
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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…

TEL: +44(0)1316 233000
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31
JUL
Pops
Assembly Roxy

Pops from award‐winning writer Charlotte Josephine Bitch Boxer Blush directed by Ali Pidsley of Barrel Organ and co‐produced by Live Theatre follows a father and daughter caught in a cycle of addiction.Despite everything theyre really trying to honestly connect forgive…

TEL: 01316 233030
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31
JUL
Rust
Assembly Roxy

After the success of their 2018 HighTide: Edinburgh programme HighTide have now partnered with Assembly to present Disruption their programme of contemporary new writing exclusively at Assembly Roxy.The six pieces chosen demonstrate HighTide and Assembly Festivals shared vision for new…

TEL: 013162 33030.
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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 acrobatsbig man Louis Gift…

TEL: (0)1316 233000
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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
Fishbowl
Pleasance Courtyard (Grand)

Winner of Frances Molire Award for Best Comedy Play 2017 Fishbowl now makes its UK premiere bringing its farcical antics and physical comedy extravaganza to Pleasance Grand. In perfectly choreographed pandemonium it follows the hilarious misadventures of three eccentric and lovable anti‐heroes…

TEL: 02036 272960
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31
JUL
The Claim
Paines Ploughs ROUNDABOUT @ Summerhall

After a hit London run in 2018 The Claim comes to Edinburgh Festival Fringe now staged in the round as part of the British Council Showcase 2019.Written by Tim Cowbury Made In China and directed by Mark Maughan Michael Grandage…

TEL: 01315 601580
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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…

TEL: 02076 196868
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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
Collapsible
Assembly Roxy

Collapsible winner of VAULT Festival 2019s Origin Award for Outstanding New Work is afunny furious new monologue about holding on in this collapsing world by award‐winningIrish writer Margaret Perry Porcelain Abbey Theatre directed by Thomas Martin Ross andRachel. Following the life of…

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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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31
JUL
Like Animals
Summerhall (Old Lab)

A dolphin trying to speak English.A parrot saying Be good see you tomorrow I love you.A woman spending a lifetime proving its not a trick.Like Animals is a funny and poignant investigation into love and communication in human…

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31
JUL
Madame Ovary
Pleasance Dome (Jack Dome)

Its January and Rosa Hesmondhalgh is writing her resolutions. This will be her year. She will stop going out with plonkers start doing yoga and write some Really Good Art. But before shes had a chance to delete her dating apps and…

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31
JUL
Paradise Lodge
Underbelly Bristo Square (Dairy Room)

A hilarious heart‐wrenching musical comedy. Two actors play multiple roles that have the audience laughing crying and singing their hearts out. Inspired by the authors experience caring for his mother‐in‐law when she was living with dementia. The tears the laughs ‐ there…

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31
JUL
Wireless Operator
Pleasance Courtyard (Below)

Told against a backdrop of an extraordinary and dynamic soundscape Wireless Operator reveals the emotional trauma of one single night in a Lancaster Bomber during World War II as a young crew hurtle through a terrifying frenzy of violence.Wireless Operator…

TEL: 02036 272960
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31
JUL
A Womb of One's Own
Pleasance Dome (10 Dome)

Funny clever and politically challenging A Womb of Ones Own follows a young woman on her journey of self and sexual discovery exploring the emotional rollercoaster of an unwanted pregnancy an abortion and the surrounding taboos. Supported by The Pleasances Charlie Hartill…

TEL: 02076 196868
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31
JUL
Ogg 'n' Ugg 'n' Dogg
Gilded Balloon Teviot (Dining Room)

2018 winner of Primary Times Childrens Choice Award Theatre Fideri Fidera present their new comic play for all ages which takes on the amazing evolutionary process that transformed the wolf into mans best friend.Using their characteristic rich mix of theatrical…

Category: Family Events

TEL: 01316 226552
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31
JUL
LOVE (Watching Madness)
Pleasance Courtyard (Bunker 3)

My mum threw a trifle at my best friend and thats when I first thought something was probably wrongCritically acclaimed SpeakUp Theatre present a searingly honest one‐woman show investigating mums daughters and the complexities of loving someone with mental illnessspecifically…

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31
JUL
Suffering from Scotishness
Assembly Roxy

An immersive theatrical experience that confronts the unique absurdity of Scottish identity Suffering From Scottishness from award‐winning writer and spoken word artist Kevin P. Gilday Sonnet Youth National Theatre of Scotland BBC turns a hilariously caustic eye on notions of nationhood and…

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31
JUL
Manual Cinema's Frankenstein
Underbelly Bristo Square (McEwan Hall)

Returning to the Fringe with an exciting UK premiere Manual Cinema AdaAva Lula del Ray find a special affinity with Mary Shelleys gothic story about the reanimation of obsolete materials.Creating their own Frankenstein against the backdrop of Shelleys own fascinating…

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31
JUL
Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs
Pleasance Courtyard (One)

Following a highly successful run at Edinburgh Fringe in 2016 and an extensive UK tour Captain Flinn is back and is once again ready for a rollicking adventureBased on the award‐winning book by Giles Andreae and Russell Ayto its all…

Category: Family Events

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31
JUL
Scottish Parliament in its Own Words-Oral Histor
Blackwell's Bookshop Edinburgh

The Scottish Parliament has been utterly transformative. I dont think our predecessors that voted for this Parliament in 1997 could have envisioned the difference it would make to Scottish public life. Humza Yousaf MSPThomas A.W. Stewart editor of The Scottish Parliament in…

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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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Updated: 16/07/2019 16:48:41

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