August 29, 2016

Summerhall Festival 2016: The Curtain Falls on an Amazing Fringe

Summerhall celebrates its most successful festival fringe to date – five years after the year-round Edinburgh venue opened.  The festival programme this year boasted 132 shows in a programme that took 10 Fringe Firsts, four Total Theatre awards, the Holden …

August 22, 2016

Summerhall Festival 2016: Record Ticket Sales at Summerhall

Summerhall’s Director Robert McDowell has paid tribute to the artists and shows who have put his venue at the centre of the Fringe thanks to record ticket sales and multiple award wins. Attendances are up 30 per cent on 2015, …

August 21, 2016

Summerhall Festival 2016: A Day of French New Writing

Summerhall is pleased to announce that tomorrow, the 22nd of August, for one day only, we will premiere three new French plays that have been translated into English as part of Cross Channel Theatre Initiative. Led by the Institut Français …

August 20, 2016

Summerhall Festival 2016: Three more Fringe Firsts for Summerhall

Another three Summerhall shows have been awarded Fringe Firsts. Jenna Watt’s Faslane, Two Man Show by Rash Dash and Us/Them by Bronks were all awarded The Scotsman’s prize for new writing in the second week of the Fringe. The paper’s chief critic …

August 16, 2016

BIGGEST AND BEST LIFE-CHANGING COMPETITION ON THE FRINGE

MIND-BENDING, MOOD ENHANCING, INVIGORATING, BEYOND EXCITING. TIRED OF THE STARS? CONFUSED BY EVERY SINGLE THING IN THE FESTIVAL BEING A MUST-SEE? JOIN THE HUNT FOR THE MOST EXAGGERATED STATEMENT ACROSS THE EDINBURGH FESTIVALS. FIND THE MOST EXTREME HYPERBOLE NEEDLE IN …

August 12, 2016

NEHH Presents…Orkestra Del Sol – Tonight!

We’re really pleased to have our friends, Orkestra Del Sol playing in The Dissection Room tonight as part of Nothing Ever Happens Here. Formed ten years ago, and showing no signs of slowing down, their particular brand of ‘honkstep’ has …

August 12, 2016

Summerhall Festival 2016: Fringe First Awards Announced

Summerhall are delighted to announce that three of our shows at this year’s festival have been awarded Fringe Firsts by the critics of the Scotsman. The prize for new writing was presented to Counting Sheep by the Lemon Bucket Orchestra, …

August 10, 2016

Summerhall Festival 2016: A Quick Review Roundup

The stars have come out and it’s only the first week of the Fringe! We’ve been really happy with the reviews we’ve had come in so far, and below is a quick roundup of just some of the press coverage …

August 3, 2016

Summerhall Festival 2016: The Previews Have Begun

After all of our behind-the-scenes preparation, and days of transforming Summerhall, our crews have downed their tools, put on their new Summerhall uniforms and flung open the doors to a new audience for this year. While the Fringe doesn’t officially …

August 1, 2016

Summerhall Festival 2016 – It’s Time for the Get In

It’s the first of August, and all through Summerhall, construction, as the sign says, is everywhere. The old vet school is filled with the sound of furious hammering, eager sawing and the smell of fresh paint as we get ready …

June 2, 2016

Summerhall Festival 2016 – family shows

With our spacious and accessible café, bright courtyard area and Zoom Club events throughout the week, Summerhall is already a destination venue for families across the local area.  As ever, our Fringe programme will include plenty of shows for children …

May 25, 2016

Summerhall NEHH Festival 2016

Summerhall’s Nothing Ever Happens Here series is a year-round showcase of diverse and boundary-pushing contemporary music from across the world, and this year it will once again be one of the essential platforms for live music in Edinburgh during the festival month of August.

May 24, 2016

Summerhall Made in Scotland 2016

Following the announcement of the Made in Scotland 2016 programme for this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Summerhall is once more pleased to welcome a number of the shows in the strand to our venue throughout August. A partnership between the …

August 30, 2015

Final Fringe Review Roundup (Warning: May Contain Stars)

It may have been the final week of Fringe 2015, but Summerhall shows have remained just as popular with the press, bringing in all of these great reviews: Cinema ★★★★ The List Ndebele Funeral ★★★★ Fest ★★★★ The Public Reviews …

August 28, 2015

Final Fringe Firsts Make Fantastic Finale For Summerhall

The Scotsman have announced the final set of Fringe First Award winners and, once again, two Summerhall shows will be heading to the World Famous Spiegeltent in St Andrew’s Square to pick up their much deserved awards. Congratulations to Luke …

August 26, 2015

Smash It Up Shortlisted for Amnesty International Award

Amnesty International has chosen seven outstanding Edinburgh Festival Fringe productions for the shortlist of its 2015 Freedom of Expression Award. The Award, given annually to an outstanding Fringe production with a strong human rights message, has celebrated more than a …

August 21, 2015

A Galaxy of Stars in Summerhall’s Second Week

We think that all of our shows are great! Don’t just take our word for it though; have a look at the great reviews we’ve had this week and book your tickets for this weekend. Women’s Hour ★★★★★ Ed Festival …

August 21, 2015

Fringe Firsts and Fest Features – It Must Be Friday!

The Friday of the second full week of Fringe 2015 has brought yet more reasons to celebrate at Summerhall, with another two of our shows receiving The Scotsman Fringe First Award. This weeks deserving recipients are Grid Iron for their …

August 20, 2015

The Kids Have Spoken! Voice Thief Wins Primary Times Award

Summerhall’s programme has something for everyone this year. Not only have ten of our shows been shortlisted for the Total Theatre Awards, it can now be announced that this year’s Primary Times Children’s Choice Award goes to Catherine Wheels’ mysterious …

August 20, 2015

Swathe of Summerhall Shows Shortlisted For Total Theatre Awards

Summerhall’s 2015 Fringe programme has a whopping ten shows shortlisted for this year’s Total Theatre Awards, managing to be represented in every category including the new dance category. Since 1997, the Total Theatre Awards have been recognising innovative and artist-led …

August 17, 2015

Second Weekend Review Roundup

Summerhall is having a fantastic Fringe so far. Over the weekend (15th-16th August) we had 53 pieces of press for Summerhall shows from a variety of publications. Here are some highlights: – Mitch’s Movie Pitches received its first four star …

August 14, 2015

Friday at Summerhall: Fringe Firsts and Front Pages

Friday 14th August is turning out to be a big day for Summerhall, with two shows winning The Scotsman’s Fringe First award and another being featured on the front pages of The Scotsman and its festival pullout. The Scotsman’s Fringe …

August 12, 2015

A plethora of reviews for Summerhall shows by Total Theatre

Total Theatre Magazine have written some fantastic reviews about many of the shows in our programme. Click on the quotes to read them in full and don’t forget to buy your tickets in advance so as to avoid disappointment. The …

August 10, 2015

New Shows and New Stars

The first full week of Fringe 2015 at Summerhall means the first performances for two of our shows Antiwords and To. Space. We have new stars on the stage and new stars on our near-overflowing review wall, including these ones …

August 6, 2015

First Fringe Reviews Fantastic Four Stars

The first of the reviews are coming in for the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe and Summerhall shows have started off in fine form with 4* for The Tap Dancing Mermaid and The Voice Thief from The List and Broadway Baby respectively. …

June 4, 2015

Summerhall, Edinburgh’s year round multi–arts venue, is proud to announce its 2015 Festival Programme

Summerhall, Edinburgh’s year round multi–arts venue, is proud to announce its 2015 Festival Programme

From climate change, humanitarian aid, terrorism, the worldwide crisis of modern poverty to TED talks, drag and award winning theatre; visual art as healer, storyteller, vehicle for change, this year’s Summerhall programme brings a mix of true tales and worlds reimagined.

Tickets on sale at summerhall.co.uk 00.01 Thursday 4 June

May 19, 2015

Summerhall Fringe Programme 2015!

Summerhall, Edinburgh’s year round multi–arts venue, is proud to announce its 2015 festival programme bursting at the seams with quality international theatre, dance, music and visual arts running throughout the whole of August. This year’s programme underlines Summerhall’s relationship with …

June 3, 2015

Nothing Ever Happens Here… at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015!

Nothing Ever Happens Here is the name of Summerhall’s year round music programme, which this August takes in a mix of the truly international, the venerable Sun Kil Moon and Sun Ra Arkestra, to the uniquely home grown, Supermoon from …

May 19, 2015

THE PLACE at Summerhall, Fringe 2015

The Place

THE PLACE presents LOST DOG’S PARADISE LOST IGOR AND MORENO’S IDIOT-SYNCRASY VERA TUSSING PROJECTS’ T-DANCE This year, The Place will present three productions at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the first time, alongside supporting Total Theatre with a new award …

July 21, 2014

Summerhall Festival to beam into cinemas with Hibrow

Hibrow, the digital arts pioneers, will join forces with big screen giants, ODEON, to take the world’s biggest arts festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, out of its cobbled confines and into a cinema near you with a series of special …

June 5, 2014

Summerhall launches Festival 2014 programme

Over 150 exciting theatrical and visual arts experiences 1 – 24 August 2014   Mark Ravenhill, Steven Berkoff, Alison Jackson, Paines Plough, Northern Stage, Hibrow, Scottish Dance Theatre and Big In Belgium are just some of over eighty companies presenting …

May 28, 2014

Summerhall to host FOURTEEN Made In Scotland shows

The sun is shining (occasionally) the weather is lifting (to seventeen degrees on occasion) and that can only mean one thing – the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is ready to descend once more. We are very excited to announce that no …

August 24, 2013

Summerhall’s Award Winning Fringe

It has been a bumper Fringe for our companies here at Summerhall winning, and gaining nominations for awards across the board. Here’s a wee countdown of where we’re at so far…

August 22, 2013

Education, Colonialism and ‘Quad’

Miriam McDowell & Fay Butler Not only is the building bursting with live and visual arts this festival, but we also have an eclectic programme of talks, panels and workshops to encourage challenging debate and discussion in the midst of …

August 19, 2013

Thoughts on our Children’s Programme

By Anu Selva-Thomson,  Head of Education and Children’s Programme This year, Summerhall’s programme for children explores a wide array of themes. From politics, gender, literature and science to questions about self, other, life , responsibility and even death, our programme attempts …

August 17, 2013

Summerhall gains 13 Total Theatre Award nominations

Congratulations to the 13, yes 13, wonderful Summerhall shows that have been nominated for a Total Theatre Award. This represents more than a third of all the shows nominated. The announcement was made today and reflects not only the quality …

August 14, 2013

Summerhall’s Five Star Fringe

It’s been a five star festival for us here at Summerhall this year with 12 of our shows so far, being awarded maximum stellar love by journalists and reviewers.

August 13, 2013

Scottish Poetry Library’s Children’s Collection at Summerhall

“O Frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!”  Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll   We are delighted to announce that Summerhall’s Children’s Play Room now hosts a fantastic children’s poetry-book collection from the Scottish Poetry Library. There are over 70 poetry-books to choose from …

August 12, 2013

Summerhall theatre programme expands

Week two – the Summerhall theatre programme expands with some of the stand-out shows for 2013 premiering alongside one of 2012’s biggest events. Council of Handmade Crap’s The Portrait Firm kicks off their fringe run in week two on Monday …

August 10, 2013

Summerhall show Feral wins Scotsman Fringe First

Week One – Summerhall picks up its first Scotsman Fringe First Award. Tortoise in a Nutshell in co-production with Cumbernauld Theatre received a Fringe First Award for Feral.

July 19, 2013

Award Winning Shows Return to Summerhall

The Summerhall Festival programme for 2013 includes two award-winning theatrical performances from 2012 that will be making a return to Summerhall this year.