A night of comedy with a difference – headline comedians trying out their brand new material – off notes & off adrenaline!!
11 dates throughout December – for friends, family and colleagues, experience a Christmas party like no other.
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 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.
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 www.wintertrad.com
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 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….
Scottish fiddle repertoire and technique with Lau’s Aidan O’Rourke. For Intermediate to advanced players.
Learn about Kris’s approach to backing Scottish and Irish session tunes.
A workshop on alternative approaches to arranging traditional music for mixed instruments, with Lau’s accordion player. Any Ability.
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
Tom Bancroft leads ensemble session for all workshop participants, experience group playing with one of Scotland’s most remarkable musicians and bandleaders.
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.
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.
Make your own playable synth and take it home with you! Price includes synth kit and you will be guided through the making process by experts at Edinburgh’s Hacklab.
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 ‘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.
Dropships descend through the lacerated skies to strap explosives around the planet, its surface scorched by riots and pitted with celebrity graves.
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.
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.
VortexHealing offers two distinct paths: a path for learning to do deep healings on the body and psyche, and an awakening path.
Alastair McDonald’s programme is selected from a vast repertoire of traditional, contemporary & original material.
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!
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.
‘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 are a four piece noise rock band from Dublin, Ireland. Their live show is known for being loud, intense and energetic.
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.
(Re-)Discover languages through an interactive and playful method combining traditional language learning techniques to acting exercises in a relaxed and friendly environment.
Every Tuesday evening we have the best of Scottish ceilidh bands.
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 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 …
Pickering’s Gin host guided tours and tastings by appointment Monday – Sunday. JOIN US FOR A GIN JOLLY!
‘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 …
Ashtanga, Hatha, Vinyasa, Power, Core, Meditation, Pilates and a Yoga Book Club – all within the loft space.