Neu! Reekie! Where Are We Now?

Neu! Reekie!
24th February 2017
19:30 - 22:00

In a break from their usual format Neu! Reekie! have organised an intimate event at their base of Summerhall asking artists and audience alike the question: Where Are We Now? In the run up to their Where Are We Now …

Jed Grimes

Edinburgh Folk Club
1st March 2017
20:00 (doors 19:30)

North-East (of England) singer & songwriter Jed Grimes has been a busy man in the past few years, putting together solo albums celebrated for their complex, innovative arrangements of traditional and self-penned songs.

Braw Gigs & NEHH present… Tropic of Cancer + Michelle Hannah

Braw Gigs & Nothing Ever Happens Here
1st March 2017
20:00 - 23:00

Los Angeles-based Tropic Of Cancer is the solo project of Camella Lobo. Though her music has been labeled gothic, shoegaze and drone pop, Lobo’s take on her influences is anything but nostalgic.


Mental Health Foundation
Thurs 02 - Fri 03 March 2017

If we all have a ‘right to health’, how do we ensure that right is protected for everybody in society? Declaration, a groundbreaking new festival of ideas at Summerhall, will explore just that. The festival opens with an evening reception …

Re-Act Scotland Ceilidh

The Hillside Ceilidh Band
4th March 2017
19:30 - 23:00

Fundraising Ceilidh with the Hillside Ceilidh Band for Refugee Action (Re-Act) Scotland, a not-for-profit humanitarian aid project launched in response to the worldwide refugee crisis.

NEHH Presents….PAWS + Savage Mansion

Nothing Ever Happens Here
4th March 2017

PAWS are Phillip Taylor, Josh Swinney and John Bonnar. More than just the third PAWS record, No Grace is representative of a transformative period of time in the bands life and is the gravel-throated affirmation of that ‘do it or die’ attitude …

NEHH Presents… Summerhall’s Mardi Gras Party

Nothing Ever Happens Here
4th March 2017
23:00 - 03:00

Say “farewell to the flesh” as we welcome you to dance off with rivals and romances in Summerhall’s first take on the New Orleans grandiose extravaganza: Mardi Gras.

Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage

Edinburgh Folk Club
8th March 2017
20:00 (doors 19:30)

Huddled round a single microphone, singing intimate duets with just mountain dulcimer, dobro and guitar Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage are a folk duo that look & sound classically timeless, yet feel refreshingly unique.

Wizz Jones

Edinburgh Folk Club
15th March 2017
20:00 (doors 19:30)

Inspired by hearing Big Bill Broonzy and Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Wizz Jones learnt his guitar licks from the likes of Davy Graham and Long John Baldry whilst playing in the coffee bars of London’s Soho in the late 1950s.

The Fair Rain (ex Old Dance School)

Edinburgh Folk Club
22nd March 2017
20:00 (doors 19:30)

The Fair Rain is a 7-piece contemporary folk band from England. Until 2015 the band operated under the name The Old Dance School, under which they released three studio albums and a live album.

NEHH Presents….Austra + Support

Nothing Ever Happens Here
23rd March 2017
20:00 - 23:00

Austra is an electronic music project from Toronto, Ontario, founded by Katie Stelmanis in 2009.

NEHH presents… Rachel Sermanni

Nothing Ever Happens Here
24th March 2017
20:00 - 23:00

The music of Folk-Noir Balladeer, Rachel Sermanni, has the flesh of Folk but, if you were to cut the skin, you’d find it pumped with contemporary, genre blended blood.

‘Gods in Shackles’ Film Screening CANCELLED

Voice for Asian Elephants
25th March 2017

Unfortunately this event has been cancelled. If you have already purchased a ticket online you will be automatically refunded. If you purchased a ticket in person at the Summerhall Box Office please visit us again between 10am and 6pm daily and we will process your refund.

NEHH presents… Mick Harvey

Nothing Ever Happens Here
26th March 2017
20:00 - 23:00

Best known for his collaborative work in with Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Mick Harvey has had a varied career spanning the roles of musician, singer-songwriter, composer, arranger and record producer.

Simon Thacker’s Svara-Kanti

Simon Thacker
26 March, 2017

One of Scotland’s most distinctive musical voices and four extraordinary performers tap into the Indian subcontinent’s folk, classical and spiritual traditions to create a gloriously unpredictable, rhythmically thrilling programme of original compositions and radical reimagining.

Judy Cook

Edinburgh Folk Club
29th March 2017
20:00 (doors 19:30)

A welcome visitor from the USA, Judy Cook has been touring Britain and the US as a professional musician for more than fifteen years.

Gerry Creen

Edinburgh Folk Club
5th April 2017
20:00 (Doors 19:30)

Gerry Creen, Belfast born and bred, is acknowledged as one of Belfast’s finest singer songwriters. Having lived all his life in the city Gerry emerged from the vibrant Belfast folk scene of the 1960s and 70s.


10th & 11th April 2017

Her Majesty’s Naval Base Clyde, or Faslane, situated 40 miles outside Glasgow, is home to the UK’s nuclear missile program: Trident.
With her family having worked in Faslane all her life, and with friends protesting at the gates, Fringe First winner Jenna Watt explores what happens when the personal and political collide.

Ella Munro

Edinburgh Folk Club
12th April 2017
20:00 (doors 19:30)

Ella Munro is a young folk singer hailing from the Isle of Skye, on the west coast of Scotland.

Edinburgh Ceilidh Club @ Assembly Roxy

Edinburgh Ceilidh Club
18th April 2017
20:00 - 23:00

The Edinburgh Ceilidh Club relocates to Assembly Roxy for one week – ceilidhs for beginners up with a rotating selection of Scotland’s finest bands!

Cath & Phil Tyler

Edinburgh Folk Club
19th April 2017
20:00 (doors 19:30)

Cath & Phil Tyler play Anglo-American folk music using guitar, banjo, voice and fiddle.

Lost in Translation: A Bilingual Journey

Theatre Sans Accents
21 April 2017
19:30 - 20:30 (1 hour (advanced booking ONLY))

Performed in four different languages (Occitan, French, English, Gaelic) and inspired by British literature and pop culture, “Lost in Translation…” is a coming of age tale where fantasies meet reality in a hybrid bilingual form.

Fil Campbell & Tom McFarland

Edinburgh Folk Club
26th April 2017
20:00 (doors 19:30)

Irish singer Fil Campbell and her percussionist husband Tom McFarland, have been part of the Irish, British and European folk scene since the early 90s.

On The Radical Road: Enacting Hamish Henderson

Scottish Storytelling Centre
Thurs 27 April - Mon 1st May 2017
19:30 (50mins)

A radical theatrical fusion enacting the poems and songs of Hamish Henderson; a visual, choral and dramatic movement, lyrical and declamatory, personal and political.

Soundhouse Presents: Connla

Fri 28 April 2017
20:30 (Doors 20:00) (2 hours)

Following their Celtic Connections performance at Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall in January, Ireland’s Connla arrive in Edinburgh riding a wave of acclaim.

Soundhouse Presents: Kaela Rowan Band

Sat 29 April 2017
20:30 (Doors 20:00) (2 hours)

Kaela Rowan presents songs from her critically acclaimed 2016 release The Fruited Thorn, accompanied by her band James Mackintosh (Shooglenifty, String Sisters, Grit Orchestra) and Ewan MacPherson (Shooglenifty, Salt House, Fetch).

NEHH presents… Wild Beasts

Nothing Ever Happens Here
1st May 2017
20:00 - 23:00

Wild Beasts return to Summerhall on the back of their latest, raucous & aggressive record ‘Boy King’.

The Flooers O’ May

Scots Music Group
Mon 1st May 2017
20:30 (Doors 20:00) (2 hours)

Bring in the May flooers with weel-kent performers, including songwriter Karine Polwart reuniting with her old Malinky bandmate Steve Byrne for a one-off duet, fiddler extraordinaire Adam Sutherland, award-winning singer Mairi Campbell and pipe and fiddle maestros Fin Moore and Sarah Hoy.

Soundhouse Presents: Dallahan

Tues 2nd May 2017
20:30 (Doors 20:00) (2 hours)

One of the most thrilling forces in the international folk music scene; heavily rooted in traditional Irish music, but with hugely diverse backgrounds.

Tom McConville & Andy Watt

Edinburgh Folk Club
3rd May 2017
20:00 (19:30 doors)

Tom was born on Tyneside and brought up in a pub on the famous Scotswood Road with clientele drawn from the Irish and Scottish communities.

Soundhouse Presents: Fourth Moon

Thurs 4th May 2017
20:30 (Doors 20:00) (2 hours)

After years of hiding, Fourth Moon are finally here! And with a killer – albeit unorthodox – line up of musicians, comprising members from Talisk, Ímar, HOLiDAY ON iO and Event Horizon, they certainly raise the bar with concertina, fiddle, whistles, flute, pipes and guitar.

Ross Fraser McLean – CEIBA – Casa de Todos los Muertos

Ross Fraser McLean
28th October 2016 - 23rd December 2016
11:00 - 18:00

Two years in the making, CEIBA – Casa de Todos los Muertos is the result of photographer- artist Ross Fraser McLean’s research trips into Mexican culture, specifically exploring Mexico’s relationship with death and dying.

Soundhouse Presents: The Lowest Pair

Fri 5th May 2017
20:30 (Doors 20:00) (2 hours)

Steven Blake, Adam Brown, David Foley, Adam Holmes and Jack Smedley’s powerful instrumentals and haunting song craft have impressed at many leading folk festivals.

Roundhouse Presents: Rura

Sat 6th May 2017
20:30 (Doors 20:00) (2 hours)

Steven Blake, Adam Brown, David Foley, Adam Holmes and Jack Smedley’s powerful instrumentals and haunting song craft have impressed at many leading folk festivals.

Soundhouse Presents: Anna & Elizabeth

Sun 07 May 2017
20:30 (Doors 20:00) (2 hours)

A collaboration between Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth Laprelle, the pair’s growing acclaim springs from a shared quartet of talents; both are historians, storytellers, visual artists, and intuitive musicians.

Fred Morrison

Edinburgh Folk Club
10th May 2017
20:00 (doors 19:30)

Fred Morrison was born and raised near Glasgow, but it’s the celebrated Gaelic piping tradition of his father’s native South Uist, in the outer Hebrides, that forms the bedrock of his intensely expressive, uniquely adventurous style.

Basic/Foundational VortexHealing® Training

15th - 20th May 2017

This 5 day Training needs to be taken before any of the other VortexHealing trainings can be taken. It is taught worldwide. No previous experience in healing is required.

Work in Progress

16th May 2017
19:30 - 21:30

A night of comedy with a difference – headline comedians trying out their brand new material – off notes & off adrenaline!!

Songwriting Competition

Edinburgh Folk Club
17th May 2017
20:00 (doors 19:30)

A wee feast of brand new songs performed live – judged by a jury for 1st, 2nd and 2rd prize. And the audience has a say, too – awarding a quaich to the most popular song.

200Hr Multi-Style Yoga Teacher Training – Yoga Alliance

Banjaara Yoga and Ayurveda
22nd May - 23rd June 2017

This internationally recognized Yoga Teacher Training is an intensive course that will make you eligible to be certified by Yoga Alliance and teach anywhere in the world.

100+ Hours Hatha Yoga Teacher Training

Banjaara Yoga
22nd May 2017

In this 100Hr Hatha Yoga TTC (YACEP) you will gain a strong foundation and understanding of Hatha Yoga and its different branches or steps.

Pete Morton

Edinburgh Folk Club
24th May 2017
20:00 (doors 19:30)

Pete sings from the heart, delivering songs that tell compelling stories and speak of the human condition from a very unique perspective. 

Colin Gray: It Takes a Village

Colin Gray
28 October 2016 - 27 November 2016
11:00 - 18:00

There is an old African proverb – ‘It takes a village to raise a child – meaning, children need the input and support of their whole community to grow into well-rounded adults. But doesn’t it also ‘take a village’ to support someone who is dying?

SCDA National Script Library

Scottish Community Drama Association

The library contains over 25,000 one-act and full-length play scripts – Classic Theatre, Modern Drama, Pantomime, Musicals, Youth Theatre, Out-of-Prints and Unpublished work -all available for loan to SCDA members and to Friends Of The Library.

Artiscience Library


ASCUS is delighted to offer access to the Artiscience Library at Summerhall. This library contains around 25,000 books on art and science.

Edinburgh Folk Club

Every Wednesday
20:00 (Doors 19:30)

Edinburgh Folk Club is an organisation which exists to foster an interest in the wide international world of folk and related musics.


David Blyth, Derrick Guild and Alan Grieve
21st January - 17th March 2017
11:00 - 18:00 (Tuesday - Sunday)

Curated by Jon Blackwood This exhibition of new work by David Blyth, Derrick Guild and Alan Grieve has grown out of a long process of analysis and discussion of contemporary art in Scotland, and how it measures up against visual …

Alloway 432

Ann Marie Gilmore (1948-2006)
COMING UP 25 February - 18 March 2017
11:00 - 18:00 (daily)

Ann Marie Gilmore spent her formative years in Alloway before studying at the Edinburgh College of Art in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. After several nomadic years she returned to her native Canada and devoted herself to painting and …

Highlight Arctic: Wayfarers

Yulia Kovanova, Ulrike Ottinger, Tomi Knuutila
COMING UP: 25th February- 19th March
11:00 - 18:00

Taking its cue from the metaphor of passage, WAYFARERS responds to the ecological changes affecting the arctic and our attempts to navigate a newly configured world. As part of our Highlight Arctic project, we bring you this three-week visual/media art …


A group exhibition devised by Su Grierson featuring video artists, performers and composers
15 May – 5 June
11:00– 17:00

The multi-artform exhibition Underground includes performance to camera, responses to specific locations both rural and urban, sound,  and text, and are presented variously as  installation, single monitor works  and  screen projections. The works have been brought together by visual artist Su Grierson …

Deeper Underground: multi-artform collaboration

A discussion event about the art of collaboration.
21st May 2016

As an accompaniment to Underground – an exhibition of artists’ video work currently showing in Summerhall’s Basement Galleries – Magnetic North is hosting a discussion event about the art of collaboration. Is there such a thing as true collaboration, or will …


The Zoom Club
11:00 - 12:00 (1 hour (advanced booking ONLY))

Sensory Play and Action Art adventures for under 5’s and their grown ups.

Menagerie of Microbes

Heather Barnett, Anna Dumitriu, ecoLogicStudio, Patrick Hickey, Simon Park, Sarah Roberts and the ASCUS Lab
11:00 - 18:00

As we go about our daily business we are surrounded by vast colonies of microorganisms, thriving communities existing largely out of sight. They may be small, yet in terms of impact and numbers, they represent the predominate form of life …


Lauren Law & Siobhain Ma
8th April - 6th May 2016
11:00 - 18:00

An immersive collaboration between set designer, Lauren Law and sound artist, Siobhain Ma. Visual and sonic elements are combined to create a sensory dreaming room.

Imaging Faith

Isabel Rocamora
26 May - 13 July 2016
11:00-18:00 (closed Mondays)

Isabel Rocamora’s Imaging Faith centres on Faith, a film triptych which intimately observes the act of worship of the three monotheistic religions in Jerusalem. Set in the wilderness of the Holy Land – the historically significant landscapes of the Judean …

Wondering People

17th March - 31st March
11:00 - 18:00 (Tues-Sun)

In response to the focused nature of our degrees, Wondering People was started as a student run curatorial initiative to provide anyone, from a politics student to an art student who may feel restricted by their medium, with the opportunity …

ESAF For the Love of Science

Edinburgh Student Arts Festival
14 February 2016
11:00 - 01:00

ESAF is collaborating with ASCUS, a network of artists and scientists committed to the practice of collaboration, to throw a ‘love’ themed day of talks, workshops, performance, speed dating, a stall market, and a party into the night for this Valentine’s Day at Summerhall.

Paradigm Electronic Arts

5th March - 12th March 2016
11:00 - 18:00

Featured for Visit Scotland’s Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design, Paradigm is a disruptive exhibition of Electronic Arts centring around technology and interactivity. For one week only the basement of Summerhall will be transformed into an interactive playground of visual …

Braw Gigs & NEHH Presents… King Ayisoba and Ayuune Sule

22nd January 2016
20:00 - 23:00

King Ayisoba mixes kologo music from the Upper East Region of Ghana with the energy and flavor of the ‘Modern Ghanaian’ dance scene. He will be joined by by fellow legendary Ghanaian kologo player, Ayuune Sule, as well as Zea (aka. Arnold de Boer) who is also the vocalist/guitarist of world fusion inspired punk legends, The Ex from Amsterdam.

Dan McKinnon

Edinburgh Folk Club
31st May 2017
20:00 (doors 19:30)

From the coffeehouses, pubs, and bars of his early beginnings in Atlantic Canada, Dan, “blessed with a gorgeous baritone voice, and an exceptional command of phrasing, light and shade” continues to convey his “finely crafted songs” to audiences through his yearly tours.

Edinburgh Juniper Festival 2017

Solid Liquids Ltd
2nd - 4th June 2017

The Juniper Festivals have become a mainstay in the Gin Lovers calendar, and in 2017 we are delighted to be returning to Summerhall in Edinburgh.

James Hickman & Dan Cassidy

Edinburgh Folk Club
7th June 2017
20:00 (doors 19:30)

Hickman’s emotive, soaring vocals and driving guitar is complemented by Cassidy’s ingenious and virtuosic fiddling.

Steve Hicks & Lynn Goulburn

Edinburgh Folk Club
14th June 2017
20:00 (doors 19:30)

With a mutual love of folk, roots and acoustic genres, their musical partnership has flourished and taken them to all corners of the UK, to Germany and the USA.

Tildon Krautz

Edinburgh Folk Club
21st June 2017
20:00 (doors 19:30)

Tilden krautz’ music comes from urban, old-time and rural mountain folk/bluegrass.


Edinburgh Folk Club
28th June 2017
20:00 (doors 19:30)

Bringing fresh life to the best of the tradition, Nicole Murray, John Thompson and Emma Nixon have carved themselves a niche internationally as outstanding performers of acoustic folk music. With vocal harmonies reminiscent of Steeleye Span and the Seekers, powerful …

Eddie Seaman & Luc McNally

Edinburgh Folk Club
5th July 2017
20:00 (doors 19:30)

Versatility and virtuosity combine so effortlessly on this thrilling tune set from Scottish duo Eddie Seaman and Luc McNally that it belies their short time together

Bob Fox

Edinburgh Folk Club
12th July 2017
20:00 (doors 19:30)

Edinburgh Folk Club is an organisation which exists to foster an interest in the wide international world of folk and related musics.

American Football

Synergy Concerts
Sun 3rd Sept 2017
19:30 - 23:00 (3.5 hours)

Tickets onsale Friday 17th February 2017 at 10am!

The Ceilidh Club at Summerhall

The Edinburgh Ceilidh Club
Every Tuesday at Summerhall
20.00 - 23.00 (3 hours)

Every Tuesday evening we have the best of Scottish ceilidh bands.


Saturday 13th December - ∞
11:00 - 18:00

I.D.S.T **if destroyed still true A perpetual multi-screen video installation powered by the submissions of moving-image makers. I.D.S.T will serve as a platform for established and emerging practitioners working in the field of moving image to display their work. An …

The Thermos Museum

The Thermos Museum was part of Summerhall’s Festival August 2015 visual arts programme. It is a comedic but also edifying experience; suitcases unfold to reveal numerous astonishing displays. However, the public are not free to reign: visitors are escorted around …

The Demarco European Art Foundation’s Romanian Artists

Demarco European Art Foundation and Romanian Cultural Institute, London
10 - 31 October, 2015
11:00 - 18:00

The legendary curator Richard Demarco, who launched the Western careers of legions of extraordinary Eastern European artists, opens the vaults of his inestimable collection housed at Summerhall for a vivid initiation into modern Romanian visual culture. The showcase represents influential …

Life Drawing

Every Wednesday
19:00 - 21:00

A weekly life drawing session – drop-in or book ahead, with board provided and materials available for purchase. Reconfigure provide the good tunes and lightly themed set-ups in case inspiration strikes!

Shoe Swing – Lindy Hop classes

Every Wednesday
Foundations class 7pm, Improvers class 8pm, social dancing 9-11pm

Have you always wanted to learn to dance like it’s 1939?

Edinbop is a non-profit swing dancing organisation which offers classes, workshops and social dancing opportunities in Edinburgh.

Sunday Assembly Edinburgh

Sunday Assembly Edinburgh
Sundays, monthly- please check organisers website for upcoming assembly's
11:15 - 12:30 (60 minutes)

The Sunday Assembly is a secular congregation that celebrates life as the one life we have. Our motto: Live better, Help often, Wonder more. Your own interpretation of this motto is welcome – we are open for everyone. Our mission: …

Summerhall Distillery Tour

Pickering's Gin

Pickering’s Gin host guided tours and tastings by appointment Monday – Sunday. JOIN US FOR A GIN JOLLY!

A Lady’s Not A Gent’s

Curated by Julian Spalding and Glyn Thompson
5th August - 5th October

The Urinal is the first great feminist work of art, created by Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven in 1917 as a protest against America’s declaration of war on Germany. Long after she died, Duchamp appropriated it and robbed it of its meaning. …



ACTINIC Alternative Photography Festival
3rd - 21st July 2015

Alternative Photography Scotland, in partnership with Summerhall, are proud to present LUX SHIFTER – a new exhibition as part of the ACTINIC alternative photography festival. The ACTINIC Festival is a new series of exhibitions and events featuring Scottish and international …


Harper Theatre Production
Wed 10 June- Fri 12 June 2015
19:30-21:15 (1 hour and 45 minutes)

Highlighting the struggles of depression in young people, Clouds follows the story of student Nick, whose symptoms are covered up by the tragic death of his younger sister.


Andrew Carnie
4 April - 22 May, 2015
11:00 - 18:00

Andrew Carnie’s practice involves interaction with scientists, regarding themes based around neurology. He will exhibit two works; Slice, a slide-dissolve work that explores the body as a theatre of action, and Magic Forest, a dream-like journey through a sea of developing neurones.


The Zoom Club
1:15 - 3:15pm (2 hours (Advance bookings only, trial sessions available))

Leap into the thoroughly thrilling world of digital arts through messy play, storytelling, animation, photo and film!


The Zoom Club
Fridays 4-6pm and Sundays 10-12 (noon)
(2 hours (advance booking only, trial session available))

Grab a camera and start telling your own story! Think, make, create and disrupt using digital technology alongside more traditional hands-on making in our mega popular animation, photo and film club.

Pattern Repeat

Julia Malle

In the work of UK-based sculptor and scientific glassblower Julia Malle, light and glass come together to form map-like structures that stand independently, removed from their original context, highlighting the material qualities of light against glass surfaces and surrounding space. …


Goodnight Press
Friday 14th November 2014
(Doors Open 19:30) 20:00 - 22:00 (2 hours)

A series of events that explore experimental writing and performance through stripped-back, often anarchic, performances.

Instalodecoración: Transforming The Everyday

Olmo Blanco

Interview Room 11 Gallery and Summerhall have joined together to present an intervention by durational mark-maker Olmo Blanco. His drawings add to what is already there – walls, floors and common objects. Blanco does not mask but honours what has gone before, exploring transformation and the evolving …

LockedIn Edinburgh

LockedIn Edinburgh

‘Locked In Edinburgh’ opens at Summerhall, making it the fifth escape game in the city – but this one is unique! It’s the only one themed and built around a real room. Discover for yourself the secrets hidden within the …


The Zoom Club
Wednesdays 4:15 - 6:15pm & Sundays 3:30 - 5:30pm
(2 hours (advance booking only, trial sessions available))

A digital arts studio designed for young people where makers, animators, photographers and film-buffs join forces to create projects with real-world outcomes.

The Glorious Return of Emperor Andrew

Andrew Gilbert
7 June - 11 July 2014
11.00 - 18.00

Emperor Andrew’s Imperial Palace is inspired by the 19th century ‘Colonial Exhibitions’ which toured Europe – presenting the ‘exotic and primitive’ indigenous people in a mock recreation of their natural environment.

12 Shoes for 12 Lovers

Sebastian Errazuriz
7 June - 11 July 2014
11:00 - 18:00

Artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz has created 3-D printed shoes inspired by his former flames, with each shoe representing how he remembers its counterpart: either by a nickname, a personal attribute or sexual behaviour.


Michele Marcoux
7 June - 11 July 2014
11:00 - 18:00

Michele Marcoux explores ideas surrounding personal identity, specifically female identity as a form of haunting. Marcoux’s starting point is a dream she had in 1979.

Snake-Wise +

Georgia Rose Murray
7 June - 11 July 2014
11:00 - 18:00

Georgia Rose Murray creates narratives inspired by the painting process. Her surreal landscapes are informed by intuition; her gestures depict a desire to understand the role of the conscious and subconscious within our awareness of experience.

Fun just wants to have Girls

Sally Hackett
7 June - 11 July 2014
11:00 - 18:00

Sally Hackett creates contemporary ceramics documenting the social rituals and habitual acts associated with current youth generation. Taking on the role of an alien, Hackett adopts the task to represent today’s culture through artworks.

Invisible Empire

Company of Wolves
Sat 26 & Sun 27 Apr 2014
19:30- 20:30 (55 mins)

Invisible Empire takes us on a journey from conformity and alienation to extreme acts of resistance. It is a live interrogation of our conflicting tendencies to conform and to rebel, and explores our astounding ability as human beings to justify …

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A Neu! Reekie! Event
Fri 28 Feb 2014
19.30- 22.30 (3 hours)

Brought to you by Michael Pedersen and Kevin Williamson, February’s starring stack is sizzling: MOMUS – LUKE WRIGHT – PATIENCE AGBABI – THE BAND OF HOLY JOY

Circus Alba @ The Zoom Club (5-12 years)

Circus Alba
Every Tuesday (during term-time)
16:00 - 17:00 (Ages 5-8) and 17:00 - 18:00 (Ages 8-12) (1 hour)

Roll up, roll up and join Circus Alba who’ll help you jiggle and juggle whilst learning amazing circus skills. Develop proprioception, hand-eye coordination, fine and gross motor skills in a fun and playful way!

Pain Thing

Robert Kuśmirowski

Polish artist Robert Kuśmirowski created a major installation in Summerhall’s former stables for last year’s Edinburgh Festival. This year is another chance to see that permanently sited work – an animal experiment has gone wrong and an unwitting sacrifice has been made to bring a robot to life. Not for the squeamish.

Moving Minds – Community Led Dialogue

8th October, 2013
10:00 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 17:00 (6 hours)

An attempt to dispel myths, promote dialogue and reflect on the impact prejudice can have on mental health and well being.

FAILURE (& other opportunities for non-linear success)

Mary Pearson
Sat 07 Dec 2013
19.30-20.40 (70 mins)

A new solo performance bringing together visual absurdity with contemporary dance, comedy and social commentary. Fashion victim, aspiring pop diva, and chronic underachiever is consumed by delusional fantasies of commercial success.

Hickory and Dickory Dock

Wee Stories
5 May, 2013

Once upon a time…that’s the way most good stories begin and this story starts that way too, which is just as well as it is a story all about time.

Drink ‘n Draw at Summerhall

26th June, 3rd July & 10th July
19.00 (2 hours)

Always wanted to learn to draw but a longtime sufferer of beginner nerves? Bored of traditional drawing classes? Drink ‘n Draw at Summerhall aims to put the fun back into life drawing.

One Giant Leap

4 May, 2013 @ 7.30pm & 5 May, 2013 @ 4pm
See above

One Giant Leap is an impossible attempt to bring the whole universe into a theatre and into our understanding.

Mardi Gras Edinburgh

Oi Musica & Return To The Hearth
10 February, 2013
16.00 (6 hours)

A riot of drums, brass, street bands, dressing up, authentic New Orleans cuisine revelry and dancing!

Featuring for one night only distinguished members of ORKESTRA DEL SOL & HORNDOG BRASS BAND and selected renegade horn players masquerading as the MARDI GRAS ALLSTARS.

Conflux presents PITCH

1 February, 2013
18.00 (2 hours 30 mins)

A quarterly event for artists, companies, producers, venues and anyone else interested in the physical performance community

This month’s PITCH works-in-progress/business event will be held at Summerhall, in Edinburgh

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1 March, 2013
7pm (03.15)

Brought to you by writers Michael Pedersen and Kevin Williamson, Neu! Reekie! is a medley of spoken word, film, animation, performance and music – now seen to be Scotland’s best attended mixed-arts night and ‘a key piece of mother Caledonia’s cultural puzzle’.

Anatomy 4

8 March, 2013
20.00 (3 hours)

Edinburgh’s night of cutting edge art returns to Summerhall with another line-up of performance in all its wonderful and myriad forms. A contemporary take on the music hall variety show, ANATOMY is a platform for performance artists of all disciplines. …

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//Buzzcut// @ Manipulate

Puppet Animation Scotland - Manipulate Visual Theatre Festival
3 February, 2013
19.00 (2 hours 30 mins)

Join us to learn about the potential future of humans alongside robots…. meditate on the politics of growing older and in our lively and welcoming bar experience the intimacy of a one-to-one table top performance provided by solo artists from five different decades.

Summerhall Yoga

Summerhall Yoga
Every Day: Timetable Available

Ashtanga, Hatha, Vinyasa, Power, Core, Meditation, Pilates and a Yoga Book Club – all within the loft space.

Auricle Ensemble: The City

Auricle Ensemble
28 January, 2013
20.00 (2 hours)

The Auricle Ensemble performs live alongside a showing of seminal documentary ‘The City’. Produced for New York’s 1939 World Fair, it was written by Lewis Mumford who was greatly inspired by Scot, Sir Patrick Geddes. Aaron Copland’s accompanying score has …

Edinburgh Women’s Aid Benefit Event

6 December
8pm till 10.30pm

Celebrating Edinburgh Women’s Aid achievements over the last 40 years. A unique one off gathering of artists, writers and performers including, Kate Fox satirical poet from Saturday Live BBC Radio 4, UrBanter: Anita Govan (Stirling Makar), Paul Mills(…)

Celebrate St Andrew’s Night with fine Whiskies: Hurricane Sandy Benefit

30th November
7.30pm till 10.30pm

Enjoy St Andrew’s Night, with some of the finest single malt whiskies, and live Bluegrass music! The informal whisky tasting event will take place at Summerhall – Edinburgh’s buzzing creative hub for the arts. Whisky tasting notes will be provided …

Santa’s Toy Making Workshop

8th and 9th December 2012
11am - 3pm

As part of the Noir! Christmas Fair, Summerhall together with Alchemy Arts presents two joyful afternoons of toy-making, singing, dancing, storytelling and face-painting for kids aged 2 to 12. Come and join us in Santa’s Grotto to make Christmas toys …

Edinburgh-Unite Against Fascism: The Love Comedy Hate Racism gig

24 November
Door 7.30pm First act 8pm

This comedy packed evening will start with the BAFTA nominated rapper Northern Xposure who has performed with Dizzee Rascal and Amy Winehouse. Then Scottish Comedian of the Year runner up Rick Molland will MC a night of four rowdy comedians, …

Edinburgh-Unite Against Fascism: Love MultiCulture Hate Racism Festival

24th November
3pm till 7pm

Edinburgh-Unite Against Fascism proudly presents the Love MultiCulture Hate Racism festival, celebrating our multi-cultural society with music, song and dance. The festival line-up just gets better and better. In the last week we have confirmed; Bollywood dancers, award winning singer …

Bassment Carousel

1st December
8.30pm till 1.00am

On the first Saturday of every month Bassment Carousel offers an eclectic mix of new sounds from bands and guest DJs from around the country alongside diverse live art performances. Featuring the best live music and atmosphere in Edinburgh, Bassment Carousel brings a slice of festival fun to the darkening nights ahead.

Neu! Reekie! 27 (The End of Year Bash)

30th November
7pm till 10.15pm

Michael Pedersen and Kevin Williamson bring you the Neu! Reekie! end of year bash. Readers: GEORGE GUNN – – EMER MARTIN
Music: THE PASTELS – – TEENCANTEEN (with Eugene Kelly/The Vaselines). Team also includes: Spotlight Captain Gavin Fraser, Sound Stud Mike Lithgow and Digital Diva Carla Easton.

Catalan Film Festival: Bicycle, spoon, apple (2010) by Carles Bosch

30th November 2012

A very special night of cinema, hope and life with another documentary that will focus this time on popular leader for the people of Spain Pasqual Maragall -once former mayor of Barcelona and president of Catalunya- in his actual struggle to fight Alzheimer’s disease. ‘Bicycle’, ‘spoon’, …

Catalan Film Festival: Listening to judge Garzón (2011), by Isabel Coixet

29 November 2012

The celebrated Spanish Human Rights investigator Baltasar Garzón was convicted in February 2012 by Spanish supreme court for his enquiries over the systematic repression of Franco’s iron-fisted regime alongside his will to uncover the biggest corruption case in modern Spain …

Anobii First Book Award

29 November

Do you remember the first time… …you read a book? …you wished a book would never end? …you cried at a book? Or the first time you wanted to write a story? First day at school. First time you got …

No Hate State – An anti-racism art making workshop

17th November

In line with our exhibition of Punk Politics Posters, which showcases a wide range of posters from 35 years of fighting racism with music, and together with Alchemy Arts, Summerhall presents an opportunity for youth to create vibrant melodic artwork …

Prologue at Summerhall: Artist and Curator Award

Prologue is a project that awards three emerging visual artists & one emerging curator based in Scotland a significant visual art exhibition to be realised at Summerhall, Edinburgh’s newest and biggest arts venue.Through an open application Prologue identifies, supports and …

Amalgamate 2012

An exhibition of the work of Louise Gibson
11.00 till 18:00 (Opening 7pm 27 October, daily from 28th October -24th November )

Industrial resin in different combinations and formulas. Worked out in co-operation with chemical researchers, the work combines various nostalgic or manmade fabrics and materials, inventing their existence and revising their identity, creating organic and complex forms.

Puppet Animation Scotland and the Federation of Scottish Theatre Seminar,

19 November 2012 - 20 November 2012

We’re delighted to announce booking is open for Puppet Animation Scotland and the Federation of Scottish Theatre’s two day seminar, during which the choreographer, performer, writer, educator and speaker Liz Lerman, and delegates, will talk in depth about her Critical Review Process.

Johnny Cash at San Quentin State Prison 1969. © Jim Marshall LLC

A Hero Of The True West

Photographs of Johnny Cash by Jim Marshall
6 October - 24 November 2012
11.00 till 18:00

Legendary photographer Jim Marshall met Johnny Cash in 1963 in New York and quickly became not only the ‘Man in Black’s favourite photographer (being allowed unprecedented access to Cash and his family both at work and at play) but also a close …

Bob Dylan in Liverpool, May 1966. Copyright Estate of Barry Feinstein

Bob Dylan in the “Judas” years

Photographs by Barry Feinstein
6 October - 24 November, 2012
11.00 till 18:00

In 1965 Bob Dylan was a celebrated folk musician much loved by those who treasured the tradition of a music which was primarily acoustic in form. On May 17, 1966 in Manchester’s Free Trade Hall that tradition was challenged head-on by …

Mama Baer Kommissar Hjuler & Violet Storm: Flux+(st/p) or (m/n)

6 October - 24 November 2012
11.00 till 18:00

Kommissar Hjuler (a career policeman in his homeland) creates small boxes containing sculptures which star fictitious animals made of bread (Brotkatze or “bread cats”) which have adventures in a world of degradable materials such as toast, liquorice, long separated milk/strange liquids and …

Punk Politics Posters

35 years of fighting racism through music
6 October 2012 - 24 November 2012
11.00 till 18:00

Rock Against Racism and the Anti-Nazi League were formed in 1977 and 1978 to combat the rise of Nazi parties in Britain and their subsequent attempt to hijack popular music for their own ends. ANL and RAR created fun campaigns with …

OU OU OU: Henri Chopin and Revue OU

6 October - 24 November 2012
11.00 till 18:00

Henri Chopin was a French avant garde musician, concrete / visual and sound poet, critic and publisher of the Revue OU – one of the most influential music publications of the 21st century. Born in Paris in 1922 but deported to …

A Little Harmonic Labyrinth

A video installation by Harry Whalley
6 October - 1st November 2012
11.00 till 18:00

“A violin duet, created out of re-combining short video fragments of a single musician. All possible pathways though a harmonic maze were also composed. A computer generates the shape/pathway through the variants. The result is a movement of music, with complete internal consistency but never …

Skin Music: A music installation by Lauren Sarah Hayes

5 November - 24 November 2012
11.00 till 18:00

Music can touch us by arousing the emotions or triggering a memory. Skin Music is a new work that explores how music also touches us physically, through vibrations in the air, which our ears perceive as sound, but which are felt, often unconsciously, by the entire body.

Collective Dreaming

Jonathan Freemantle and Frode Bolhuis
10 October - 16th October 2012
11.00 till 18:00

Bolhuis and Freemantle studied together in London in the 1990s and have remained close friends ever since. This is the first time they have exhibited together. Bolhuis is an Amsterdam based sculptor who’s work has already gained prominence in Holland …

Demarco European Art Foundation – Exhibition Series

3 August - 24 November 2012
11:00: 18:00

The arrival of the Richard Demarco European Foundation archive at Summerhall will be celebrated by an exhibition of works, photographs and documents from the preeminent history of the Richard Demarco Gallery and Demarco’s close and influential relationship with the Edinburgh …

Pain Thing

Robert Kuśmirowski
3 August - 24 November 2012

Pain Thing is a powerful yet playful installation relating directly to the existing fabric of the former veterinary hospital at Summerhall. Witness an unsuccessful experiment, as it starts to live its own life.

Art & Language Exhibition

Art & Language
3 August - 24 November, 2012 by appointment only please contact

Art & Language was the foremost conceptual art grouping of the 60s and the 70s. Formed at Coventry School of Art in 1968, the group took on an international flavour with Joseph Kosuth, James Collins and other American conceptual artists …

The Secret Exhibition

3 August-24 November, 2012
By appointment only please email

During the Festival, Summerhall will be staging an exhibition of works by a well known British contemporary artist. That exhibition will be hidden in the building in a locked room – only those people who purchase five separate tickets for …