A new contemporary multi-arts festival offering diverse creative responses to Burns. Featured are over 30 visual artists, an Alternative Burns Night, a Flyting competition, a tailor made programme of music as well as children’s performance and workshops as well as a series of Whisky Masterclasses.
A live music event especially curated to fit with the themes of the Burns Unbroke festival. Folk-noir balladeer Rachel Sermanni’s work has been described as ‘Stately, Poetic, Rooted in the Traditional’ (Clash) and she cites Burns as an inspiration.
Liima was born as much of breaking old habits as building new habits, and their second album, ‘1982’, provides a masterclass in pushing beyond one’s established comfort zones. See them live when they return to Summerhall's Dissection Room.
Deep in the basement, beneath the galleries and lecture theatres, something new fuels the boiler room and ancient generators. Strobe and haze through neon pipes ignite the Former Women’s Locker Room back to life. Down the corridor awaits INCINERATOR; Electro, Disco, Dance and Techno.
Summerhall curates themed programmes that welcome artists from all over the world. Our Associate Exhibitions provides individuals and organisations with the opportunity to create their own exhibition
NEHH is a live music programme curated for The Dissection Room. Up & coming musicians can apply for free tickets to shows here.
Summerhall hosts a range of regular events throughout the year.
Events for children and families, plus weekly activities for children aged from 0 - 16 at The Zoom Club.
The programming department looks after the live performance elements at Summerhall, such as Theatre, Dance, Physical Theatre and Performance Art.
Summerhall is home to around 120 companies, artists, designers & more.
With an on-site brewery and Gin distillery, it’s a bar like no other in Edinburgh.
Our cafe opens at 9am for breakfast, we also serve hot and cold lunches, cakes and pastries all day. Our eclectic shop presents a variety of original and interesting items.
We have an amazing variety of spaces ready to accommodate anything from 5 to 500 guests.
Summerhall is notably located at the east end of the Meadows park, in close proximity to George Square, The Festival Theatre.
Arts channel dedicated to capturing the visually weird, the socially radical, and the artistically wonderful including Summerhall’s theatre and gallery spaces, libraries, micro-museums and archives
Radio Summerhall is art, music and culture. An independent radio station based at Summerhall the station is intended as a platform for anyone who needs an outlet to express themselves creatively.
Summerhall, a vibrant cultural village in the heart of Edinburgh. A place where things happen, all kinds of interesting, wonderful and downright inspiring things.