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Travelling in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a hub of cultural and social events - and City Cabs is here to service your transport needs at each and every one of them.

Booking is easy. We have a Booking App that can be downloaded on iPhone and Android phones and we also have an online booking system. Failing that, you can always call us on 0131 228 1211.

 

Festival Taxis

Every year Edinburgh has a Festival season to look forward to, be sure to book your taxi well in advance.  We can organise to drop you off, pick you up and ensure your night/day goes smoothly.  Remember all our taxis take chip and pin, so cash is not an issue at the end of the night.  And if you don't want to carry cards, set up an account.  With a personal or corporate taxi account we will bill you monthly. 

Festival events in Edinburgh include: 

  • Edinburgh International Film Festival in June
  • Jazz and Blues Festival in July.
  • Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August
  • Edinburgh international Festival in August
  • Edinburgh Art Festival in August

More information on Edinburgh Festivals can be found at http://www.edinburghfestivals.co.uk/ which will include the daytime book and storytelling festivals along with information on the Edinburgh Hogmanay celebrations.

 

Events within 5 miles of Edinburgh

Baby Wants Candy: The Completely Improvised Full Band Musical

Baby Wants Candy and Assembly Festival One of the best known, longest running and most celebrated improv shows in the world. With runs in NYC, Chicago and international touring, Baby Wants Candy has performed over 2,500 completely improvised musicals, and has spawned the careers of top comedic actors and writers in the…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh — Sun 9 Aug, Mon 10 Aug, Tue 11 Aug (and 19 more dates until 30 Aug)

Foodies Festival

Michelin starred and award-winning chefs cook up a storm at this year's festival dedicated to epicureans, as well as offerings from local producers and workshops for food lovers young and old.

Inverleith Park, Edinburgh — Sun 9 Aug

Linking Rings

Written and performed by Paul Zenon. Houdini's right-hand man deals with the death of his boss. A half century later, a Blackpool joke shop proprietor takes on a wide-eyed young protégé. An affectionate look at a misspent youth and unsung heroes; a touching true story of interlocking lives. This new work is an…

Le Monde, Edinburgh — Sun 9 Aug, Mon 10 Aug, Tue 11 Aug (and 17 more dates until 31 Aug)

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 — Mon 10 Aug, Tue 11 Aug, Wed 12 Aug (and 15 more dates until 29 Aug)

MC Escher

The Dutch artist MC Escher produced some of the most fascinating and eye-twisting images in 20th century art, informed by his profound intuitive understanding of mathematics and a razor-sharp technique. Referenced by everyone from science writer Douglas Hofstadter to Family Guy, he's still little-known to the…

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two, Edinburgh — Sun 9 Aug, Mon 10 Aug, Tue 11 Aug (and 47 more dates until 27 Sep)

Magners' Summer Nights

The second annual Magners-sponsored festival features a series of live music gigs in Glasgow and Edinburgh open-air venues. The lineup features Roddy Frame, Glasvegas, James, The Flaming Lips, The Waterboys, Echo & the Bunnymen, King Creosote, Joan Armatrading and Ben Folds with yMusic.

Ross Theatre Bandstand, Edinburgh — Fri 28 Aug

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

Nick Brooke Ltd / Kenny Wax Ltd The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don't expect to see at the door is a big, stripy tiger! Following a smash-hit West End season, the tea-guzzling tiger comes to the Edinburgh Festival in this delightful…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh — Mon 10 Aug, Tue 11 Aug, Wed 12 Aug (and 19 more dates until 31 Aug)

Sunshine on Leith

Captivate Theatre Captivate Theatre’s five-star sell-out show returns to the Famous Spiegeltent for the duration of the Fringe. ‘I defy you not to be uplifted by this production. The joy exuding from these performers is infectious and it’s a pleasure to have such a significant local work present at the Fringe. Life…

The Famous Spiegeltent, Edinburgh — Sun 9 Aug, Tue 11 Aug, Wed 12 Aug (and 13 more dates until 31 Aug)

The Girl Who Fell in Love With the Moon

The Human Zoo Theatre Company 'It wasn't a particularly spectacular night, as she sat stargazing in her room…' Join this tattered troupe as Luna's tragic tale unravels for the first time. But why tonight? A Tim Burton-esque patchwork of puppetry, poetry, movement and live music stitched together with The Human Zoo's…

Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh — Sun 9 Aug, Mon 10 Aug, Tue 11 Aug (and 19 more dates until 31 Aug)

Reginald D Hunter: Bitchproof

Mick Perrin Worldwide ‘In an age when comedians tend to hammer audiences with material, and play the self-promotion game for all it’s worth, he’s a refreshing change, stand-up comedy’s coolest customer’ (Telegraph). Following his successful BBC Two documentary series, Reginald D Hunter’s Songs of the South, Reginald…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh — Sun 9 Aug, Mon 10 Aug, Tue 11 Aug (and 16 more dates until 30 Aug)

Zanna, Don't

The MGA Academy Welcome to Heartsville High and a world where it’s normal to be gay, the students in the school musical are the coolest kids on the block, the chess champion is the heartthrob of the senior year, the captain of the football team has always struggled to fit in, hard liquor's been replaced by hot milk and…

C, Edinburgh — Sun 9 Aug, Mon 10 Aug, Tue 11 Aug (and 19 more dates until 30 Aug)

La Clique and The Famous Spiegeltent presents VELVET

The Famous Spiegeltent Sexy, spectacular, sparkling (and a little sadomasochistic). Velvet completely redefines cabaret as a disco inferno that shocks, surprises, scintillates at every turn. A party – funky, fresh, fun, sexy. The must-see show of the Fringe! Astonishing hit of the Adelaide Fringe 2015. An electrifying…

The Famous Spiegeltent, Edinburgh — Sun 9 Aug, Tue 11 Aug, Wed 12 Aug (and 16 more dates until 30 Aug)

360 ALLSTARS

Onyx Productions A phenomenal physical performance exploring all forms of rotation, 360 ALLSTARS connects the street with the elite to deliver a radical urban circus. Boasting a stellar international cast, including the two-time World Champion BMX Flatlander, two World Champion breakdancers, an internationally…

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh — Sun 9 Aug, Mon 10 Aug, Tue 11 Aug (and 19 more dates until 31 Aug)

Best of the Fest

Assembly The biggest and best comedy line-ups in Edinburgh! This Festival favourite returns and maintains its status as the place to be at midnight. Stellar line-ups listed daily at www.assemblyfestival.com. Recent years featured the likes of Dylan Moran, Jimmy Carr, Adam Hills, Milton Jones, Katherine Ryan, Chris…

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh — Sun 9 Aug, Thu 13 Aug, Fri 14 Aug (and 10 more dates until 30 Aug)

The Titanic Orchestra

Sarah Stribley Productions in association with AHP and the Pleasance John Hannah (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Sliding Doors, The Mummy) stars in this madcap comedy of illusion. Four tramps huddle together at an abandoned railway station, full of vodka-fuelled dreams of escaping on one of the passing trains. But the…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh — Sun 9 Aug, Mon 10 Aug, Tue 11 Aug (and 18 more dates until 31 Aug)

Nish Kumar: Long Word … Long Word … Blah Blah Blah … I'm so Clever

Quirky observations and intelligent storytelling from Kumar, who is kinda smart.

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh — Sun 9 Aug, Mon 10 Aug, Tue 11 Aug (and 19 more dates until 30 Aug)

Can I Start Again Please

Sue MacLaine and Nadia Nadarajah Can I Start Again Please is a bold new work by Sue MacLaine. Two languages, one signed and one spoken, duel and duet as their capacity to express traumatic experience is interrogated and tested. ‘…burning with anger, yet beautifully choreographed and powerfully controlled’ ★★★★★ (Bella…

Summerhall, Edinburgh — Sun 9 Aug, Tue 11 Aug, Wed 12 Aug (and 17 more dates until 30 Aug)

A Gambler's Guide to Dying

Gary McNair with Show And Tell What are the odds of living an extraordinary life? The story of one boy’s granddad who won a fortune betting on the 1966 World Cup and, when diagnosed with cancer, gambled it all on living to see the year 2000. An intergenerational tale of what we live for and what we leave behind. Gary…

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh — Sun 9 Aug, Tue 11 Aug, Wed 12 Aug (and 16 more dates until 30 Aug)

Gruffalos, Ladybirds and Other Beasts – With Julia Donaldson

Julia & Malcolm Donaldson Britain's best-selling children's writer acts out her stories and songs with a cast of five, including guitar-playing husband Malcolm. This brand new show is followed by a daily book-signing.

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh — Mon 10 Aug, Tue 11 Aug, Wed 12 Aug (and 18 more dates until 31 Aug)

Balletronic

The Ballet Revolucion Company in association with the Pleasance The Ballet Revolucion Company presents the world premiere of Balletronic, direct from Havana. From the creators that brought you the hit international dance show Ballet Revolucion, standby for their next innovative and dynamic production. A deconstructed…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh — Sun 9 Aug, Mon 10 Aug, Tue 11 Aug (and 17 more dates until 31 Aug)

Daphne Do Edinburgh

The Invisible Dot Ltd. Daphne are a brand new sketch trio, who are Phil Wang, Jason Forbes and George Fouracres. The group has appeared in various incarnations on Channel 4; BBCs One, Two and Three; and BBC Radio 4. Witness the wise wit of Wang, the flawless physicality of Forbes, and also George, in the group's…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh — Sun 9 Aug, Mon 10 Aug, Tue 11 Aug (and 19 more dates until 31 Aug)

The 56

FYSA Theatre 'Nobody dies in football matches in fires. It doesn't happen'. At 3.40pm, May 11th 1985, a small fire broke out in the main stand at Valley Parade football ground during the final match of the season. Within four minutes the wooden structure was ablaze. Adapted solely from real-life testimonies this piece…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh — Mon 10 Aug, Tue 11 Aug, Wed 12 Aug (and 17 more dates until 31 Aug)

Art Attack

Urbane Art Gallery Art Attack is a vibrant collection of works by award-winning artists of international repute. Highlights include a selection of captivating photorealistic paintings by Spanish hyperrealist artist Javier Banegas, provocative tongue-in-cheek depictions of modernity by British artist Marta Czok…

Urbane Art Gallery, Edinburgh — Sun 9 Aug, Tue 11 Aug, Wed 12 Aug (and 16 more dates until 30 Aug)

Cleansed

Fear No Colours Sarah Kane's darkly passionate play turns the heart into a torture camp where losing love is a fate worse than death. And this love is the most violent thing in the world. Loss of love is the loss of self, and anything may be endured to avoid that. In a torture institution of the heart, the…

C nova, Edinburgh — Sun 9 Aug, Mon 10 Aug, Tue 11 Aug (and 18 more dates until 31 Aug)

Hairy Maclary's Cat Tales

Following the huge success of 'The Hairy Maclary and Friends Show', Nonsense Room return with a new set of stories featuring Hairy Maclary, Hercules Morse, Bottomley Potts, Muffin Maclay, Bitzer Maloney and Schnitzel Von Krumm as well as, Slinky Malinki, Scarface Claw, Stickybeak Sid and more.

George Square Theatre, Edinburgh — Mon 10 Aug, Tue 11 Aug, Wed 12 Aug (and 17 more dates until 31 Aug)

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