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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Comedy

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

11th March 2023

Bill Bailey Presents 'Thoughtifier'

Join celebrated comedian and winner of Strictly Come Dancing Bill Bailey as he takes audiences on a mystifying but hysterical journey exploring human thought and how it helps us survive the world.

16th & 17th of May 2024

Romesh Ranganathan's Hustle Tour

Following his sell-out tour in 2022, Romesh returns to Edinburgh with his brand new tour ‘Hustle’, which explores a number of deep and at times taboo subjects including questions such as ‘Are humans truely good?’ ‘Is hustling the true key to success?’

Theatre

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

28th of February until the 27th April 2024

Hamilton at the Festival Theatre

Don’t throw away your shot to be in the ‘Room where it happens’ as the international hit musical Hamilton arrives for its short spring residency in Edinburgh. Created by modern legend Lin Manuel Miranda (composer of Moana and In the Heights), experience the story of the founding fathers set to contemporary rap.

14th to 18th of May 2024

MATTHEW BOURNE'S EDWARD SCISSORHANDS

Immerse yourself in the enchanting realm of Matthew Bourne’s contemporary ballet, Edward Scissorhands, as it brings a fresh take on the Tim Burton classic to Edinburgh. Prepare to be captivated by the poignant tale of Edward Scissorhands all over again.”

28th of May to the 1st of June 2024

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Family favourite classic Chitty Chitty Bang Bang makes a triumphant return to Edinburgh this spring, flying back into the Edinburgh Playhouse in late May. Join Caractacus Potts, Truly Scrumptious and mischievous children Jemima and Jeremy as they restore a classic car and find an unexpected adventure on the way.

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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Classical Music and Opera

15th March 2024

RSNO's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Step into the enchanting world of Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream brought to life in this powerful new rendition by the Roya Scottish National Opera.

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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