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 screenings throughout August.

Hibrow Hour, generously supported by Arts Council England, is a series of daily performances at Summerhall, throughout this year’s Fringe. Book tickets for the live events.

Rupert Thompson, Artistic Director at Summerhall commented:

We are delighted that Summerhall will be hosting this live cinematic fringe first – beaming the festival to audiences across the UK. We are immensely proud of the programme of festival events this year – and delighted to be working with theatre innovators Hibrow on this project.

Eight of these new shows, spanning theatre, comedy, opera and visual art, have been specially designed to be transmitted via satellite to selected ODEON Cinemas nationwide. Hibrow Hour represents an exciting new digital frontier for the legendary festival: three brand new plays by young theatre-makers, an opera from an internationally recognised artist/filmmaker, comedy acts curated by two of Britain’s most celebrated comedy producers, and a show from the inimitable Steven Berkoff who epitomises the Festivals dedication to talent and innovation. All designed to bring to cinema audiences the excitement of the festival. Each 90 minute programme will also include exclusive coverage of the Festival at large in a specially produced featurette.

Is your local cinema on our list? Have a look below.


Summerhall Box Office for live events: 0131 560 1581
ODEON Box Office: 08712 244 007

  • Basingstoke: Churchill Way West, Basingstoke RG21 6PG
  • Bath: Kingsmead Leisure Complex, James St W, Bath, Somerset BA1 2BX
  • Birmingham Broadway Plaza: 220 Ladywood Middleway, Birmingham B16 8LP
  • Bournemouth: Westover Rd, Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 2BZ
  • Brighton: West Street, Kingswest, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 2RE
  • Cardiff: The Red Dragon Centre, Hemingway Rd, Cardiff CF10 4JY
  • Dundee: Douglas Rd, Dundee, Tayside DD4 7SN
  • Dunfermline: 1 Whimbrell Pl, Dunfermline, Fife KY11 8EX
  • Edinburgh: 118 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH3 8BQ
  • Edinburgh: Westside Plaza, 120 Wester Hailes Rd, Edinburgh, EH14 3HR
  • Glasgow Quay: Springfield Quay, Paisley Rd, Glasgow G5 8NP
  • Guildford: Bedford Road, Surrey. GU1 4SJ
  • Hull: Kingston Park, Kingston St, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire HU1 2TX
  • Kilmarnock: Queen’s Dr, Kilmarnock, Ayreshire KA1 3XF
  • Kingston: The Rotunda, Clarence St, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 1QP
  • Leeds, Bradford: Gallagher Leisure Park, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD3 7AT
  • Lincoln: Brayford Wharf North, Lincoln LN1 1YS
  • Liverpool: 14, Paradise Street, Liverpool, Lancashire L1 8JF
  • London, Covent Garden: 135 Shaftesbury Ave London WC2H 8HA
  • Manchester: The Printworks, 27 Withy Grove, Manchester M4 2BS
  • Milton Keynes: The Point, 602 Midsummer Blvd, Milton Keynes MK9 3NB
  • Norwich: Riverside Leisure Park, Wherry Rd, Norwich NR1 1XA
  • Oxford: George St, Oxford OX1 2BL
  • Sheffield: Arundel Gate, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S1 1DL
  • Newcastle: Silverlink Retail Park, Osprey Dr, Wallsend NE28 9NP
  • Southampton: Leisure World, W Quay Rd, Southampton SO15 1RE
  • Tunbridge Wells: Knights Park, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN2 3UW
  • Warrington: 100 Westbrook Centre, Warrington, Cheshire WA5 8UD
  • Wimbledon: Victoria Crescent, 57 The Broadway, London SW19 1QB