Listings: Evening events

420 events

Sorted by popularity / date & time

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

This unique event draws crowds (and performers) from all over the world with massed pipes and drums, massed military bands, display teams, dancers and the haunting lament of the Lone Piper set against the magnificent backcloth of Edinburgh Castle.

Castle Esplanade, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

Sat 8 Aug

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

Mon 10 Aug

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

…and 17 more dates until 29 Aug

Milton Jones and the Temple of Daft

Absurd one-liners from telly regular Jones.

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

Main Hall

£18 / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Main Hall

£18 / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

Main Hall

£18 / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 10 more dates until 21 Aug

Lang Lang in Recital

Bach Italian Concerto Tchaikovsky The Seasons Chopin Four Scherzos Lang Lang returns to the Usher Hall for a solo recital showcasing the poetry and pyrotechnics of his powerful pianism, from the brisk precision of Bach to the dazzling keyboard fireworks of Chopin, by way of Tchaikovsky’s gloriously lyrical The…

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 21 Aug

£14 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Luisa Omielan: Am I Right Ladies?

  • 3 stars

The comedian with a follow-up to her What Would Beyonce Do? show.

George Square Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 13 Aug

The Theatre

£16.50 / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 14 Aug

The Theatre

£16.50 / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 15 Aug

The Theatre

£16.50 / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The 229 is Never on Time

Z Theatre Company Time is the only thing we can't control, but this is my time so it can be whatever I desire. The 229 is never on time … and there's nothing worse than being late right? Contains strong language. Age category: 16+

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Mon 10 Aug

Theatre 1

£5 (£3) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 11 Aug

Theatre 1

£5 (£3) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 12 Aug

Theatre 1

£5 (£3) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 15 Aug back to top

Big Value Comedy Show – Early

Just The Tonic Our 21st year as the recognised launch pad for future legends. Four top comedians for the price of one. A two hour show. A proper comedy night. 'Cabaret comedy at its best' (Scotsman). Age category: 16+

Just the Tonic at the Community Project, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

The Old Foundry Room

£5 (£4)

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

The Old Foundry Room

£7.50 (£6.50)

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

The Old Foundry Room

£10 (£9)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 30 Aug

FFS

There's a new supergroup in town. Glasgow indie rockers Franz Ferdinand have teamed us with theatrical alt.rock group Sparks to form FFS.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Mon 24 Aug

£20 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Henning Wehn: Eins, Zwei, DIY!

Henning Wehn The same show as last year? Well, not exactly. After a year on the road it's become a humdinger of an evening. Enjoy two hours of Teutonic jolliness (including an interval) in magnificent splendour. Wunderbar! Recent TV and radio appearances: Have I Got News For You (BBC1), 8 Out Of 10 Cats and 8 Out of 10…

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Queen's Hall

£10 / 0131 668 2019

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Queen's Hall

£15.50 / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Queen's Hall

£15.50 / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 6 more dates until 16 Aug

Lo Real / Le Réel / The Real

Israel Galván was born into flamenco and has gone on to extend the flamenco form with his innovative choreography and breathtaking dancing technique. One critic wrote, ‘Israel Galván doesn’t dance flamenco, he reinvents it’. In his latest and perhaps most poignant creation, he draws together an extraordinary group of…

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Wed 19 Aug

£12 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Thu 20 Aug

£12 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Fri 21 Aug

£12 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Monster Karaoke Sundays @ Frankenstein Pub

Stewart Calverto Join us for the biggest, best and only karaoke night at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe every Sunday. Guaranteed to be a great, raucous night to belt out a classic.

Frankenstein Pub, Edinburgh

Sun 9 Aug

Main Bar

Free / 0131 622 1818

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 16 Aug

Main Bar

Free / 0131 622 1818

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 23 Aug

Main Bar

Free / 0131 622 1818

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 30 Aug

Main Bar

Free / 0131 622 1818

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

back to top

Blueflint

Lady banjo players extraordinaire tour their bluegrass ballads.

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, Edinburgh

Thu 20 Aug

Big Room

£12 (£10) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Close Up

Underbelly Productions and Circa How close do you want to be? Four extraordinary circus artists. Acrobatic mastery at its most extreme. Circa, the company behind five-star productions Beyond and multi award-winning Wunderkammer, challenge everything you’ve thought about circus as they wrench back the curtain and bring…

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

Udderbelly

£11 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Udderbelly

£11 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Udderbelly

£11 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 31 Aug

Doris, Dolly and the Dressing Room Divas

Sharon Burgess Productions by arrangement with Oran Mor Secrets, songs and love lives of five legendary divas. Three make-up girls bitch, compete, harmonise and laugh as they entertain us with hilarious, heartbreaking, irreverent tales from backstage. Morag Fullarton, double Scotsman Fringe First winner and creator of…

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Rainy Hall

£10 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Rainy Hall

£10 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Rainy Hall

£16 (£14) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 30 Aug

Nina Conti: In Your Face

PBJ She's won a British Comedy Award, stormed Live at the Apollo, Russell Howard's Good News, Sunday Night at the Palladium, and made a BAFTA nominated film – all without moving her lips. Nina creates a new show each night by plucking inspiration from the audience. Strap into the mask as Nina gets in your face. With…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

Pleasance One

£9 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Pleasance One

£9 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Pleasance One

£9 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 30 Aug

Stewart Francis: Pun Gent

Surreal and deadpan one-liners from the Canadian stand-up and TV regular, as seen on Mock The Week and Live At The Apollo.

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

The Ballroom

£14 (£12) / 0131 220 4348

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£13) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£13) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 30 Aug back to top

Antigone

Ivo van Hove directs a stellar cast including Juliette Binoche, Obi Abili, Kirsty Bushell, Samuel Edward-Cook, Finbar Lynch, Patrick O’Kane and Kathryn Pogson in Anne Carson’s striking new translation of Sophokles’s great tragedy. Binoche plays Antigone, a Theban noblewoman whose brother is deemed a traitor after…

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

£17 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sat 8 Aug

£17 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sun 9 Aug

£17 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

…and 11 more dates until 22 Aug

Antigone on Antigone

Theandric TeatroNonviolento The show is a rite of transformation in which the conflict is brought to its tragic consequences. Directly extracted from Sophocles Antigone, the story is narrated following the original plot, but with simplified dialogue: introduction of pauses aim to help the physical and emotional…

theSpace on Niddry Street, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

theSpace on Niddry St (Upper)

£10 (£7) / 0845 557 0844

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

theSpace on Niddry St (Upper)

£10 (£7) / 0845 557 0844

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

theSpace on Niddry St (Upper)

£10 (£7) / 0845 557 0844

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 29 Aug

Ballett Zürich

Ballett Zürich, one of Europe’s leading ensembles, presents a captivating double bill featuring works by their artistic director Christian Spuck and multi-award-winning British choreographer Wayne McGregor. McGregor’s new work Kairos is a seamless marriage of design and structure set to Max Richter’s celebrated…

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Thu 27 Aug

£10 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Fri 28 Aug

£10 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sat 29 Aug

£10 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

The Best of Irish Comedy

The Stand Comedy Club / Various Ireland's finest under one roof. Excellent value Celtic showcase featuring three top comics for the price of one. Fringe institution since 1999. Now being held in the slightly bigger Stand Three because we just couldn't contain that much hilarity in Stand One! Previous guests include…

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

Stand 3

£12 (£10) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Stand 3

£12 (£10) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

Stand 3

£12 (£10) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 30 Aug

Dean Martin and Friends (Christmas Special)

Kingdom Theatre Company In this new Fringe premiere we join Dean Martin as he records his Christmas TV Special. You are invited to experience the excitement of the TV studio with the production crew, vintage cameras, the live announcer, the nervous dancers and Dino introducing Frank Sinatra and star guests as they…

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

Grand Theatre

£11 (£9) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Grand Theatre

£11 (£9) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

Grand Theatre

£11 (£9) / 0845 508 8515

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 29 Aug back to top

Dick Gaughan

Gaughan plays an eclectic mix of styles and stringed instruments combining his classic orchestration skills with a love of the Scots ballad.

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, Edinburgh

Mon 24 Aug

Big Room

£15 (£13) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 25 Aug

Big Room

£15 (£13) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fast Fringe

Chortle Twelve top comedy and variety acts perform ridiculously short sets in one furiously fast-paced showcase. There's a different line-up every day, selected by leading comedy website Chortle, so check www.chortle.co.uk for today's listings. Previous acts have included: Mark Watson, Pappy's, Brendon Burns, Simon…

Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

AceDome

£5 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

AceDome

£5 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

AceDome

£5 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 29 Aug

Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience

Trademark mix-ups from the Faulty Towers hotel staff served alongside a three course meal.

B'est, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

£49.50 / 0131 556 4448

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

£49.50 / 0131 556 4448

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

£49.50 / 0131 556 4448

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 16 more dates until 31 Aug

H.M.S. Pinafore

Scottish Opera Richard Egarr Conductor John Mark Ainsley Rt. Hon. Sir Joseph Porter, K.C.B. Andrew Foster-Williams Captain Corcoran Toby Spence Ralph Rackstraw Elizabeth Watts Josephine Hilary Summers Little Buttercup Kitty Whately Hebe Neal Davies Dick Deadeye Gavan Ring Bill Bobstay Barnaby…

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 23 Aug

£12 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Lanark

A young man arrives in a dying city with seashells in his pockets. He doesn’t know who he is, or how he got here. He goes by the only name he can think of: Lanark. This theatrical re-imagining of Alasdair Gray’s seminal work takes us from the Dragon Chambers to the Cathedral of Unthank, from post-war Glasgow School of…

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Sun 23 Aug

£10 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Mon 24 Aug

£10 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Tue 25 Aug

£10 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

…and 4 more dates until 30 Aug back to top