Performing Arts in Edinburgh

With a grand selection of thriving music venues, picturesque theatres, and exceptional local talents just moments from our doors, how better to experience Edinburgh than by visiting the city’s stellar arts and culture scene first-hand?

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From side-splitting comedic observations to moments of poignant levity, escape for the evening with Edinburgh’s outstanding comedy scene.

8th to 10th of August 2024

Jimmy Carr 'Laughs Funny' Tour

Join Jimmy Carr at The Edinburgh Playhouse this summer for a side-splitting evening of observational comedy, satire and his signature snarky one-liners. Wildly regarded as one of the top talents on the British comedy circuit, don’t miss one of Edinburgh’s top shows of the summer.

17th of August 2024

Adam Kay Returns to Edinburgh with 'Undoctored'

Following the success of his amusing but heartbreaking debut ‘This is Going to Hurt’, award-winning author, comedian and ex-NHS doctor, Adam Kay returns with his new tour (and sell-out book) ‘Undoctored’, offering hysterical and at times moving insights into the NHS.


Whether you favour classic plays, moving contemporary pieces or a cheerful musical, explore Edinburgh’s world-class theatrical legacy.

25th to 29th of June

Life Of Pi

Rediscover the beloved tale of Pi, in this visually stunning adaptation of Yann Martel’s award-winning novel and hit motion picture.

Classical Music and Opera


Elevate your evening in Edinburgh with a spot of classical music or an evening at the opera. As the home to some of the best-emerging talents in the music world, show your support for budding Scottish musicians and maestros alike.

22nd of June 2024

Chopin by Candlelight

Enjoy an evening of classical music by candlelight in one of Scotland’s most iconic venues, St Giles Cathedral!  Watch as renowned concert pianist Warren Mailley Smith performs Chopin’s finest pieces, lit by atmospheric candlelight.

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival

One of the most notable performing arts events in Edinburgh’s calendar, each August the city fills to the brim with theatrics, music and arts as performers from around the globe travel to partake in the legendary Fringe Festival. To learn more visit our devoted Edinburgh Fringe Festival guide.

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Retreat to Cityroomz Edinburgh in the thriving New Town


Following a night at the theatre, relax in the comfort of your room at Cityroomz Edinburgh, cared for with warm hospitality from our kind team. With an extensive selection of rooms and suites to choose from, ranging from cosy Compact Double Rooms to the extensive King Suite, feel at home in Edinburgh’s stylish New Town.


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