Edinburgh drive-in event to host RuPaul’s Drag Race queens, pantomime, films and more this May

A socially distanced drive-in event hosting films, pantomime, drag queens and more is set to descend on Dalkeith Country Park for a weekend this spring.

Monday, 8th March 2021, 4:45 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 2:15 pm

The Parking Lot Social returning from May 19 until May 23 bringing with it a selection of familiar favourites alongside some new additions.

Brand new for this year is The Parking Lot Social Easter Panto where the traditional theatre production has had a seasonal makeover – with cast members putting on a special performance of The Wizard of Oz, uniquely tailored to the drive-in format.

Also taking to the stage for 2021, the stars of RuPauls Drag Race UK will also be entertaining adults.

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The Parking Lot Social is returning to Dalkeith Country Park in May

Fans of the cult show can expect performances from cast members, including season one alumni Baga Chipz, Divina De Campo, Vinegar Strokes and Gothy Kendoll, with current season two queens Ginny Lemon, Ellie Diamond and Tayce also confirmed.

Families can safely get together to enjoy the interactive showcase with an afternoon of quizzes, Car-a-oke, games and even a silent disco.

For a drive-in laughs, the Parking LOL Comedy Night is once again back on the road, with some of the UK’s finest comedians to be announced.

John Kinnersley, chief operating officer at XL Event Lab, the company behind the event, said: “As we know the arts, including drag performances and theatre productions, have been heavily impacted due to the coronavirus pandemic, and we’re proud to give these talented entertainers the opportunity to perform to a live audience again.

“Our debut summer tour was a huge success last year, and we’re keen to keep up momentum and continue to deliver first class events which are not only enjoyable, but completely Covid-19 friendly. Every detail of our drive-in tour – from entering the site to parking up and ordering food – has been designed with customer and staff safety front of mind, with ticket holders able to enjoy the experience with complete piece of mind.”

Attendees will be entertained in their cars from a custom made stage, with shows broadcast across two 60ft LED screens. Using the best technology, audio will be transmitted from the stage directly to each vehicle through a dedicated FM radio channel.

Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased from The Parking Lot Social website.

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