COVID-19 Pandemic Update


Last updated: 1 July 2021, 10:00

Summerhall Festival 2021 will take place from 6th – 29th August. Featuring in-person performances alongside digital shows, we’ll be hosting 50+ theatre, performance and music shows this August. Tickets are on sale now.

Our visual art exhibition spaces are now open, and are currently hosting Syncrasy, a three-part exhibition exploring the connections between art, science, and the physical world.

Our brand new café-bar The Gallery Bar is open indoors 7 days a week, serving tasty homemade dishes, hot and soft drinks, and a full alcoholic bar menu. For more information and to book a table, click here.

The Royal Dick‘s indoor seating and the Courtyard Bar are also open daily for you to enjoy a pint, coffee, or some pub food in a safe, socially-distanced location. Please click here for more information and bookings.

We have limited availability for venue hires, and our Events Team are addressing each enquiry on a case by case basis. For more info, click here.

The rest of Summerhall remains closed at this time, except to:

  • Residents & their clients
  • Summerhall security staff
  • Deliveries

Please keep an eye on our social media pages for further updates.

On Wednesday 24th March 2021, to mark one year and one day since lockdown began, Summerhall’s General Manager Rowan Campbell issued a statement updating our supporters, audiences, artists and residents on Summerhall’s current position and plans for the future.

Read the full statement here.

Many events due to take place over the coming months have been postponed or cancelled. We are doing everything we can to inform customers of any changes to our programme as quickly as possible, and we greatly appreciate your patience during this time.

Our priority at all times is the health and safety of our customers, staff, residents and clients. We would like to thank all our customers and visitors for their patience and understanding during these unprecedented circumstances.