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 25th October 2018

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@ Gates of the Museum on the Mound on Various dates from Saturday 17th November 2018

Edinburgh just so happens to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and it's also happens to be the spot for many a Harry Potter movie moment. Join this two hour tour to enjoy just that as you make your way around the city, wizard spotting along the way, as well as loads of other fun themed walks!

@ Edinburgh School of Food & Wine on Saturday 24th November 2018

Part cookery class, part whisky tasting, this great masterclass at the Edinburgh School of Food & Wine is a great opportunity to learn new skills in the kitchen. Whether you're there for the delicious food you'll be making, or the drams you'll be sipping, there's a good time to be had by all at this great food event in Edinburgh. 

@ Edinburgh Central Library on Mon, 3rd Dec 2018 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)

Experience a literary classic like never before as Pure Expression bring their immersive take on Mary Shelley's classic novel to Central Library. With soundscapes created by Submotion Orchestra's Taz Modi it's a unique chance live through this haunting tale.

@ The Bongo Club on Every 4th Sunday of the month

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. 

@ 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. 

@ Summerhall on Every Tuesday

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.

@ The Electric Cirucs on Every 4th Sunday of the month

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. 

@ Royal Botanical Garden Edinburgh on Fri, 23rd Nov 2018 - Sat, 29th Dec 2018

This fun event will really get you (and the family) into the Christmas spirit. Wander around the stunning botanical gardens, lit up in a gorgeous kaleidoscopic light display. Here, you'll get to take in some lovely sights while sipping on hot chocolate, mulled wine or spiced cider, with chestnut and gooey marshmallows that you can roast yourself. 

@ 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.