What's On in Edinburgh

Not only the epicentre of one of the country's greatest arts and creative festivals, this Scottish belle has a lot more to offer. From thumping nightlife to cool events, there's plenty of things to do in Edinburgh that will show you a good time no matter what you're after. Look right here for the best of what's on in Edinburgh. 

Last updated on 15th August 2017

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In a show unlike any other, The Gin Whore Tour will give you an alternative telling of history. The theatre show takes you back to the very beginnings of gin production, the stories of gin and prostitution and a grand tasting of four different gins, just to make sure you really get to know your stuff.

Theatre/Arts, Comedy, Something A Little Different, Date Night
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The Gin Chronicles at Sea

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@Artspace @ StMarks on Various dates

Gin, comedy and theatre combine this August in Edinburgh. Hailed and praised with 4/5 star reviews across the board, join The Gin Chronicles at Sea for a night of laughs, lapping up drinks, vintage nods and plenty more.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Theatre/Arts, Something A Little Different, Live Music, Pop-Up
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Cocktails in the City are heading to Edinburgh this October, bringing all of the city's best mixologists under one roof. Featuring iconic spirit brands, huge bar names and a few inventive concoctions, this is the perfect event for any cocktail lovers in Edinburgh. 

Fun Time Partying, Pop-Up, Something A Little Different
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@The Biscuit Factory on Various dates

Head to the Biscuit Factory in Leith and enjoy a pop-up supper club revolving around Scotland's most traditional dishes and ingredients. Guests will be treated to a welcome cocktail before enjoying a 4-course taster menu of campfire dishes, all cooked using authentic Scottish recipes and seasonal ingredients. 

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Pop-Up, Food & Drink, Something A Little Different, Date Night, Supper Clubs
Live Music
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Regularly drawing some of the most talented ceilidh bands in the country, the Edinburgh Ceilidh Club throws weekly parties that are quite simply a bundle of energy. If you were looking to blow off some steam after a tricky day at the office, this is where you need to be, and with an expert caller on cue to guide you through the steps, it doesn’t even matter if your ceilidh skills are hopeless.

Fun Time Partying, Something A Little Different
Live Music

Your Sunday night entertainment comes from The Electric Circus' Drag Queen crew for something a little different to do in Edinburgh. Whether you're a queen yourself or you just enjoy their flamboyant nature, this night promises to be nothing short of excessive, exciting and totally bonkers at the hands of Groundskeeper Fanny and her gals. 

Cabaret/Burlesque, Comedy, Something A Little Different

What's on in Edinburgh every final Sunday of the month? A playground of Ping Pong and Rock N Roll fun at The Bongo Club! Yes, head down, grab a paddle and smash some table tennis or beer pong games as DJ Ding and DJ Dong play you the best commercial and rock music there ever was. Enter a ping pong tournament if you think your amateur enough and show us what you've got. 

Fun Time Partying
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@ Cabaret Voltaire on Every Friday

Why would you be anywhere else come Friday night than dancing until the early hours of the morning at Cabaret Voltaire's Fly Club night? Hosting international DJs every week, this has fast become a stalwart on Edinburgh's clubbing scene. The likes of Horse Meat Disco, Bondax, HNNY and Karma Kid have all played here, making this one of the best club nights in Edinburgh. 

Live Music

Rum lovers rejoice! There’s finally a festival for you. The UK’s first travelling rum festival is landing in Edinburgh to provide you with a day of over 100 different rums, tasty food, live entertainment and dancing, talks from industry experts and lots of fun.

Live Music, Pop-Up, Something A Little Different
@ Monkey Barrel Comedy on Every Friday

Get yourself down every Friday and Saturday to Edinburgh’s premier comedy club, the Monkey Barrel Comedy club, to see the best acts from across the country and beyond. The city is steeped in comedy heritage, so you know that when acts visit The Big Show – hosted by the hilarious and interactive Rick Molland – that they are bringing their A-Game.


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