Things to do this Easter Weekend in Edinburgh

Easter Weekend in Edinburgh 2022

Now that the festive season is over, our thoughts turn to the next holiday in the calendar. Easter falls on Friday 15th to Monday 18th April this year. So, lets take a look at what’s on this Easter weekend in Edinburgh to keep us all entertained.


The Edinburgh Science Festival is on throughout the Easter holidays, but its not just for kids and families. There are many science-themed events for grown-ups too, including discussions, debates, workshops, screenings and nights out. The full programme will be released soon.

If you’re into comics and cosplay, don’t miss Edinburgh Comic Con at the EICC, a convention dedicated to comic book culture. Dress up like your favourite hero or villain, meet with fellow fans and enjoy exhibits and events from the world of comic books, science fiction and fantasy.

Edinburgh Castle in spring surrounded by cherry blossom and blue skies


From your accommodation at Parliament House Hotel, head just round the corner to Edinburgh Playhouse for a dazzling performance of Dreamgirls. This multi-award winning musical is on until 16th April. Then, on 17th Marti Pellow takes to the stage for a concert of his greatest hits.

Also on Easter weekend, there’s Imelda May at the Assembly Rooms, Magic Goes Wrong at the Festival Theatre and The Meaning of Zong at the Royal Lyceum.

Audience at a theatre show


If you’re in need of a good laugh this bank holiday weekend, there are several comedy shows to choose from. Including the mixed-bill Friday Show and Saturday Show at The Stand. While Monkey Barrel Comedy showcases a line-up of rising stars in The BIG SHOW on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Comedy Show neon sign on the wall

Exhibitions and Events

There are always lots of special displays and exhibitions on in Edinburgh’s galleries and museums. Popular ones for the bank holiday weekend include Audubon’s Birds of America at the National Museum of Scotland and Masterpieces from Buckingham Palace at the Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Woman taking photos in an art gallery

In addition to these great shows and festivals, make sure you take some time to soak up our beautiful city in full bloom. Get outdoors and take in the sights on a spring day in Edinburgh. And if you’re looking for stylish accommodation right in the heart of the city, book a room at Parliament House Hotel and enjoy Easter weekend 2022 in Edinburgh with us! You can also sign up to our newsletter for updates, great things to do and hotel special offers.