What's On in Edinburgh

While it may be the epicentre of one of the world's greatest arts and creative festivals, the Scottish capital also just happens to boast an exciting roster of events all year round. From thumping nightlife to quirky tours and regular comedy nights, there's a reason so many visitors flock to this historic city every year. So, what are you waiting for? Get set to dive in headfirst with our guide to the best goings-on in Edinburgh

Last updated on 27th September 2022

Looking for fun things to do in Edinburgh's Old Town? The Three Sisters is coming in hot with its mega lineup of events. From the Bad Boy pub quiz every Tuesday to the live comedy on Thursday and cabaret musicals on Sunday, there's more than you can shake a stick at.

Edinburgh events don't get much better than tickets to Ballie Ballerson's ball pits and seasonal activities. Think diving into all those balls, listening to tunes from the DJ and sipping on nostalgia-inducing cocktails while you're at it.


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Every Wednesday, YO! is holding its sushi school at its outpost in the New Town. Not only will you get to create a whole load of tasty Japanese plates, but also try them out for yourself. You'll refine your fish-cutting skills, learn the history of sushi and so much more.

@ Monkey Barrel Comedy on Every Friday

Steeped in comedy heritage, the Scottish capital is known for attracting some of the funniest stand-ups around, and The Monkey Barrel is no different. Taking place every Friday and Saturday, this event is hosted by the hilarious and (be warned) interactive Rick Molland.