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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

21
JUL
MCN Scottish Festival 2018
Royal Highland Centre

Its new; its exciting its outdoors and its coming to Scotland in 2018The all‐new MCN Scottish Festival takes place at the Royal Highland Centre Edinburgh on 21st and 22nd July 2018.The two day event will bring together the best of biking plus…

Location: 7.7 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01775 768661
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21
JUL
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…

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07738 533322
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22
JUL
Subway Helping Heart Family 5K fun run - Edinburgh
Holyrood Park

Heart Research UK and Subway are hosting their ever‐popular 5K fun run at Holyrood Park in Edinburgh on Sunday 22nd July 2018. Sign up online at www.5ksubway.com or come along to the registration tent on the day from 10.30am. Under 12s can…

Location: 0.6 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01132 347474
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25
JUL
Memory and Straw by Angus Peter Campbell
Waterstones West End

A face is nothing without its history.Winner of the Saltire Fiction Book of the Year 2017 Angus Peter Campbell will be launching the new paperback edition of Memory and Straw his poignant dystopian novel that scrutinises the relationship between humanity and technology.Gavin…

Location: 1.4 milesaway
Category: Literature and Books

TEL: 01312 262666
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26
JUL
Speed Dating in Edinburgh
Lulu

Speed Dating in EdinburghHow Speed Dating in Edinburgh worksWhen you arrive at the speed dating venue for Speed Dating in Edinburgh you will be greeted by our friendly professional hosts. They will settle you in by briefly explaining the format of the…

Location: 1.4 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

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27
JUL
Ndar / Prakriti
Edinburgh Printmakers

NdarPrakriti is the first solo UK exhibition by Indian artist Ravi Agarwal including new prints commissioned and published by Edinburgh Printmakers.Ravi Agarwal has a diverse and interdisciplinary practice as an artist environmental campaigner writer and curator and combines the ideas…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01315 572479
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01
AUG
Ken
PlPleasance Dome (Ace Dome)easance Dome (Ace Dome)

Following highly successful runs at Hampstead Downstairs and The Bunker Terry Johnsons Ken now comes to its spiritual home in Edinburgh. Marking the ten year anniversary of the death of Ken Campbell Ken pays tribute to the maverick writer and theatre director.…

Location: 0.7 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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01
AUG
Hunch
Assembly Roxy (Downstairs)

Written and performed by Kate Kennedy BBC Ones Midsummer Nights Dream Channel 4s Catastrophe and The Win Bin The Old Red Lion Theatre produced by Edinburgh Fringe favourites DugOut Theatre Replay Swansong The Sunset Five and Inheritance Blues and directed by Old…

Location: 0.6 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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01
AUG
Drenched
Pleasance Courtyard (Bunker 2)

Drenched is a one man comedy‐theatre piece from Third Man Theatre inspired by The Mermaid of Zennor. Daniel Drench Cornwalls most prolific and unstable storyteller presents his own bewildering and moving interpretation of this classic Cornish folk tale. Co‐written by performer Dan…

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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01
AUG
Revnants
Pleasance Dome (King Dome)

Revenants is set twenty‐five years after the execution of the Romanov family and twenty‐five years before the murder of Martin Luther King looks at oppression prejudice and revolution.This new play by Olivier Award winner Nichola McAuliffe Maurices Jubilee A British…

Location: 0.7 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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01
AUG
Baby Face
Summerhall (Demonstration Room)

Hey Baby Welcome to a world of knee socks bunches lollypops bubble‐gum and models adopting the childlike expressions of six‐year‐old girls. In this brave and outlandish performance Katy Dye questions if innocence is truly as sexy as were told. Baby Face explores…

Location: 0.9 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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AUG
Killymuck
Underbelly McEwan Hall (Jersey)

Inspired by real events Killymuck tells of a housing estate built on a paupers graveyard in 1970s Ireland. From Kat Woods award‐winning writer of Belfast Boy Wasted and Mule comes a powerful exploration of survival ‐ about those who strive to work…

Location: 0.8 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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AUG
The Journey
Pleasance Dome (Ten Dome)

The exciting world premiere of The Journey written and directed by critically acclaimed stand‐up comedian Stuart Laws comes to Pleasance this summer. Co‐directed by Phoebe Ladenburg and starring Will Brown and Phoebe Sparrow The Journey is a romantic comedy about a breakup…

Location: 0.7 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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AUG
Tobacco Road
Pleasance Courtyard (Upstairs)

Incognito Theatre Company winners of the Les Enfants Terribles 2018 Greenwich Partnership Award return to the Edinburgh Fringe with their explosive physical style to tell the story of five resourceful young men and women attempting to carve out a place for themselves…

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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AUG
Thor and Loki
Assembly Roxy (Upstairs)

In a society tearing itself apart through fear greed and violence the apocalypse approaches and unlikely friendships blossom. Thor and Loki the new fierce and fabulous comedy musical by Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer Harry Blake reimagines ancient myths through a modern lens.…

Location: 0.6 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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01
AUG
Very Blue Peter
Gilded Balloon Teviot (Billiards Room)

Very Blue Peter gives you the chance to watch an episode of Blue Peter that was never aired Anyone who is sentimental about the much‐loved programmes of their youth should come and experience kids TV for adults. In 1998 Richard Bacon was…

Location: 0.7 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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AUG
Private Peaceful
Underbelly Bristo Square (Cow Barn)

Commemorating the 100th year anniversary of the end of World War I Michael Morpurgos Private Peaceful directed by Simon Reade returns to Edinburgh prior to a West End run and UK Tour. Andy Daniel returns to the role in Scamp Theatres award‐winning…

Location: 0.8 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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AUG
The Song of Lunch
Pleasance Courtyard (Forth)

Robert Bathurst Cold Feet ITV; Downton Abbey ITV; Toast of London Channel 4 and Rebecca Johnson The Trip BBC Two; The Flood Megatopia Films star in this hilarious and poignant drama of a disastrous attempt to rekindle lost love. Set in a…

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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AUG
The Vanishing Man
Pleasance Courtyard (Above)

Presenting two back‐to‐back productions the pairing of director‐performers Simon Evans dir. Killer Joe Trafalgar Studios; The Best Man Playhouse Theatre; The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui Donmar Warehouse and David Aula Rain God VAULT Festival; The Cement Garden VAULT Festival; Personal Enemy…

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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AUG
A Sockful of Custard
Pleasance Dome (Ace Dome)

In this the centenary year of Spike Milligans birth Chris Larner and Jeremy Stockwell celebrate the life and work of this British comedy legend with laughs songs philosophy and utter utter silliness. Spike Milligan was a man whose tireless comedic invention redefined…

Location: 0.7 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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AUG
The Extinction Event
Pleasance Courtyard (Above)

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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AUG
Paddington Bears First Concert
Underbelly Bristo Square (Cow Barn)

Join Paddington Bear on his adventures as he leaves home meets his new family and enjoys his first concert ‐ not without causing his fair share of mayhem of course The charming tales of everyones favourite bear now come to life with…

Location: 0.8 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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AUG
3 Years, 1 Week and A Lemon Drizzle
Underbelly McEwan Hall (Jersey)

3 Years 1 Week and a Lemon Drizzle examines the relationship between two sisters and how their close bond was affected when one of them was diagnosed with a severe eating disorder as a teenager. Recalling touching memories laugh‐out‐loud anecdotes and Mars…

Location: 0.8 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 03333 444167
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AUG
Jarred Christmas: 'Remarkably Average' Edinburgh
Gilded Balloon Teviot (Billiards Room)

Jarreds brand‐new show Remarkably Average is an uproarious journey of self‐discovery. In his true effervescent style Jarred reveals the very disappointing results of a recent DNA test and revels in the glory of being classed as average but never letting that hold…

Location: 0.7 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07967 455454
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02
AUG
Harpy
Underbelly Cowgate (White Belly)

A razor‐sharp drama from Fringe First award‐winner Philip Meeks Harpy is directed by Hannah Chissick and stars national treasure Su Pollard in her Edinburgh Fringe debut. For Birdie saving what others regard as the junk from her own life allows her to…

Location: 0.9 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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02
AUG
Angry Alan
Underbelly Cowgate (Big Belly)

Multi‐award winning playwright Penelope Skinner The Village Bike Royal Court Theatre; Linda Royal Court and Manhattan Theatre Club returns to Edinburgh for the first time since 2009 with the world premiere of Angry Alan her darkly comic and provocative new play about…

Location: 0.9 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 03333 444167
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02
AUG
NewsRevue 2018
Underbelly George Square (Udderbelly)

A Fringe institution NewsRevue returns to Edinburgh with 100 new content and an exciting new cast in an entirely new show offering a round‐up of this years news. Do you remember all those heinous headlines With the political landscape as it is…

Location: 0.8 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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02
AUG
Diary of an Expat
Underbelly Cowgate (Belly Laugh)

Diary of an Expat is a relevant and thought‐provoking one‐woman show directed by Katharina Reinthaller Labels Fringe First Winner 2015 telling the comic story of the encounter between modern migrant Cecilia and London ‐ a contemporary El Dorado craved by generations of…

Location: 0.9 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 03333 444167
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02
AUG
Tamar Broadbent: Best Life
Underbelly Cowgate (Belly Laugh

Award‐winning songwriter Tamar Broadbent is back and this time shes askinghow do you know if youre living your best life If youre not how do you go about changing it This exciting musical comedy about ambition anxiety and avocados promises…

Location: 0.9 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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AUG
Choose Life Choose Leith Trainspotting on Location
Leith Dockers Club

1980s Britain: Thatcherism. Greed. Poverty. Social inequality. Drugs and heroin. Leith had it all. Trainspotting captured the moment of its time. The disenfranchised youth the drug culture and the realities of living in one of the most deprived areas of Britain. Irvine…

Location: 1.8 milesaway
Category: Literature and Books

TEL: 01312 254326
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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: 19/07/2018 17:04:08