Work in Progress

29 November 2016
19:30 (2 Hours)

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


The Yuletide Games

Pea Head and Jungle Industries
1st - 22nd December 2016
19:00 - 01:00

11 dates throughout December – for friends, family and colleagues, experience a Christmas party like no other.


Summerhall – 24 Doors of Advent

Edinburgh Christmas
2nd December 2016
11:00 - 19:00

Summerhall began as a brewery in the 1710s. It then became The University of Edinburgh’s Veterinary College built between 1913 – 1925. Closing in 2011, the McDowell family have since cultivated Summerhall as a hub for all things creative.


The Jam Diaries

Thrive Theatre
2nd December 2016
19:00 - 20:30

The Jam Diaries explores the impact of digital interactions on our human and physical relationships. Our reliance on phones and apps to communicate everything from where we’ve been, what we think and even help us find love or sex.


Ross Couper and Tom Oakes in Concert. Winter Trad 2016.

Ross Couper and Tom Oakes
2nd December 2016
19:30 - 22:30

This very special concert marks the opening of Ross and Tom’s second mini festival and teaching weekend ‘Winter Trad’. Tickets for classes available at


Scams & Fantasies

R P Wilson
3rd, 10th & 17th December 2016
19:00 - 20:00

Sixty minutes of suspense, mystery and surprise. R. Paul Wilson is an author, filmmaker, magician and the foremost expert on the art of deception.


Lau-Land & NEHH Present… Lau Afterparty feat. Rozi Plain & Lost Map DJ’s

Lau-Land / Nothing Ever Happens Here
3rd December 2016
22:30 - 03:00

Lau are delighted to announce that Rozi Plain will be headlining our late evening at Summerhall. Rozi (BBC 6 Music favourite, bassist with This is the Kit) has spent an incredible year promoting her latest Lost Map Records release ‘Friend’ and her subsequent live/remix album ‘Friend Of A Friend’ to which Lau’s Aidan O’Rourke contributed a track. We’ll have a stripped-back set from Rozi and Rachel Dadd then dancing into the night with tunes and visuals from Lost Map DJs, plus a couple of Lau-style surprises….


Aidan O’Rourke – Scottish Fiddle

Lau-Land / Nothing Ever Happens Here
3rd December 2016
11:00 - 12:30 (1 Hour & 30 Mins)

Scottish fiddle repertoire and technique with Lau’s Aidan O’Rourke. For Intermediate to advanced players.


Amy Geddes – Scottish Tunes Repertoire Workshop

Lau-Land / Nothing Ever Happens Here
3rd December 2016
14:00 - 15:30

What gives a tune its Scottish accent?  Try playing a few short tunes to explore the rhythmical & melodic structures behind that unique Scottish sound. Workshops  will culminate free ensemble session in Main Hall 4-5 pm


Ensemble Session with Tom Bancroft

Lau-Land / Nothing Ever Happens Here
3rd December
16:00 - 17:00

Tom Bancroft leads ensemble session for all workshop participants, experience group playing with one of Scotland’s most remarkable musicians and bandleaders.


Gina Rae – Harmony Singing Workshop

Lau-Land / Nothing Ever Happens Here
3rd December 2016
14:00 - 15:30

Edinburgh legend Gina Rae (of The Bevy Sisters) leads a group harmony singing workshop, nothing matches the euphoria of singing in harmony with other humans.


Martha Thomson – Beginners Fiddle

Lau-Land / Nothing Ever Happens Here
3rd December 2016
14:00 - 15:30

Young Shetland Traditional Fiddler Of the Year winner Martha Thomson will teach simple tunes at a slow pace, ideal for those how have recently taken up the fiddle or who play violin already and want to learn some traditional music.


Summerhall Singers Winter Concert

Summerhall Singers
7th December 2016
19:30 - 20:30 (doors 19:15)

Join the Summerhall Singers community choir for their annual Winter Concert. Expect an eclectic mix of songs, a live band, mulled wine, minced pies and some Christmas Carols thrown into the mix.


Real Time

Edinburgh Folk Club
7th December 2016
20:00 (doors 19:30)

Real Time ‘srepertoire includes not only many songs and tunes from both sides of the border but also contemporary and self-penned material, and to date they have released several albums to wide critical acclaim.


Anatomy #14: 2016, Nuke It from Orbit

9th December 2016
20:00 - 22:30

Dropships descend through the lacerated skies to strap explosives around the planet, its surface scorched by riots and pitted with celebrity graves.

October 13, 2016

Summerhall Christmas Market 2016

11th December 2016

Summerhall is delighted to announce our annual Christmas Market – This year we are excited to announce a FOURTH room will host more stalls to ensure you are not short for choice.


Anatominis #3: My First Warp Drive (0-5 years)

11th December 2016
11:00 - 12:00

ANATOMY is a quarterly live art cabaret that crosses mediums and disciplines with a cheeky and playful attitude. ANATOMINIs is their programme of live art for the under 5s, presented in a comforting and welcoming environment.


Karmic Intensive (2 days)

Vortex Healing
11th December 2016

VortexHealing offers two distinct paths: a path for learning to do deep healings on the body and psyche, and an awakening path.


Alastair McDonald

Edinburgh Folk Club
14th December 2016
20:00 (Doors 19:30)

Alastair McDonald’s programme is selected from a vast repertoire of traditional, contemporary & original material.


Shelter Scotland & NEHH present… Home for the Holidays

Shelter Scotland & Nothing Ever Happens Here
16th & 17th December 2016
Day 1 19:00 - 01:00 / Day 2 13:00 - 01:00

To celebrate the release of the Christmas Songbook for Shelter Scotland, there’ll be a launch party at Summerhall covering two days and two stages!


Wendy Weatherby & Friends

Edinburgh Folk Club
21st December 2016
20:00 (Doors 19:30)

endy’s wide musical interests have led her to sing and play at folk and jazz events worldwide. She has composed music for theatre and film and has vast recording experience.


Hitsville Hogmanay Soul Revue

31st December 2016
21:00 - 03:00

‘Get Up Offa That Thing’ and get down to Summerhall’s 3rd edition of its sell-out soulful Hogmanay, hosted LIVE by The Soul Foundation.

Girl Band

NEHH Presents… Girl Band

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

Girl Band are a four piece noise rock band from Dublin, Ireland. Their live show is known for being loud, intense and energetic.


‘Gods in Shackles’ Film Screening

Voice for Asian Elephants
25th March 2017

Please join us for the exclusive Edinburgh screening of the powerful multiple award-winning documentary, GODS IN SHACKLES by journalist and documentary filmmaker, Sangita Iyer.


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.


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
Sunday 04 December 2016
11:15 - 12:30 (60 minutes)

Sunday Assembly is hosted at Summerhall in the unique Anatomy Lecture Theatre on the first Sunday of the month. Doors open 11:15am Feel free to gather in the café both before and after for a chat and a catch up!  The …


Summerhall Distillery Tour

Pickering's Gin

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

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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 …

summerhall yoga

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.