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.

28th October 2023

Munya Chawawa at the O2 Academy

A relatively new comedian on the scene, viral sensation Munya Chawawa has been quick to make a name for himself in the British comedy scene. Join Munya at the O2 City Hall for a quick witted, character-filled display of comedic excellence, just moments from our doors.


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

12th - 14th October 2023

Dracula's Mina Reckoning

A story not for the faint of hearts, discover the disturbing tale of Mina Murray this autumn, as she recounts her terrifying encounter with the mythic villain, Dracula. Allow this all-female and non-binary cast to transport you to the wild scenery of Aberdeenshire and you revisit one of the most gothic stories in history.

24th October to 18th November 2023


Experience a ‘whole new world’ as Disney’s hit musical Aladdin arrives in Edinburgh this October. Escape to Agrabah and discover the story of Aladdin and the magic lamp as wins the heart of Princess Jasmine and fights off the dastardly Jafar. Featuring iconic songs such as Friend Like Me, A Whole New World and Prince Ali, this is the ultimate family friendly event this autumn.

7th December 2023 - 14th January 2024


Experience the story of the Wizard of Oz in a whole new light, in Stephen Schwartz’s breathtaking modern classic, Wicked. Follow fated friends Elphaba and Glinda from their humble beginnings at Shiz University as their paths diverge, where they would forever be known as either ‘good’ or ‘wicked’.

Classical Music

Indulge in a night at the symphony with Edinburgh’s one-of-a-kind classical music culture, with a variety of traditional and contemporary talents to be found moments from our doors.

29th September 2023

Jurassic Park in Concert

Combine your love for music with an evening of great cinema, with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s 30th anniversary celebration of the hit film Jurassic Park. Take in the film you know and love, with a special twist, John William’s iconic score is played live by the RSNO’s expert orchestra.

12th October 2023

Songs of Wars I Have Seen

A poignant and painfully honest of the experiences of wartime, both from today and throughout the ages, communicated through readings of the work of Gertrude Stein and the music of 17th-century composer Matthew Locke.

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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