Things to Do

The best things to do in Edinburgh, including events, festivals, attractions, tours, activities and entertainment

Things to do

Easter in Edinburgh

Discover the best things to do in Edinburgh over the Easter weekend

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Art

15 moody pictures of Newcraighall Station car boot

Photographer Ed Walker has created a series of incredibly atmospheric shots

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The best free things to do in Edinburgh

Have a glance at our recommendations for the essential Edinburgh experiences that'll cost you pecisely nada

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The best art galleries in Edinburgh

From classy independent collections to the National Gallery, quality art is everywhere in Edinburgh

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Recommended events in Edinburgh

BP Portrait Award

Prestigious art competition featuring stunning portraiture across a variety of media

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Game Masters

Exhibition celebrating over 30 years of video gaming history, with 100 plus playable games

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Theatre

Birdsong

Sebastian Faulks adaptation set amidst the horrors of the Somme in WWI

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Art

Mikhael Subotzky and Patrick Waterhouse: Ponte City

Photography exhibition documenting the decline of a formerly swanky skyscraper

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The best theatres in Edinburgh

Theatre

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Home to the Scottish Opera, the Scottish Ballet, world class theatre and its very own ghost story, this grand old spot is one of the city's best

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Art

Summerhall

Edinburgh’s newest – and hippest – multi-arts venue. It even has its own craft brewery

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Royal Lyceum Theatre

One of the city's oldest theatres, the programme here is impressive

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Traverse Theatre

A doyen of Edinburgh’s cultural scene, the Trav recently celebrated 50 years at the top

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The Edinburgh Playhouse

An iconic - and huge - theatre space, popular with touring musicals

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