Every Tuesday

Edinburgh Ceilidh Club

20.00 - 23.00

The Edinburgh Ceilidh Club bring you Edinburgh's best regular ceilidhs. Every Tuesday evening we have the best of Scottish ceilidh bands at Summerhall. The bands have a caller who will teach the dances, so the event is... [more]

Book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays

The Zoom Club: Makers (8-12 years)

Thurs/Fri 4-6pm, Saturday 1-3pm Sunday 10am - 12noon

Grab a camera and start telling your own story! Think, make, create and disrupt using digital technology alongside more traditional hands-on making in our mega popular animation, photo and film... [more]

Advanced booking only, trial sessions available.

Wednesdays & Sundays

The Zoom Club: Studio (12-16 years)

Wednesdays 4:15 - 6:15pm, Sundays 4:00 - 6:00pm

A digital arts studio designed for young people where makers, animators, photographers and film-buffs join forces to create projects with real-world outcomes. The Zoom Club Studio is Arts Award accredited and... [more]

Daily Escapes

LockedIn Edinburgh

LockedIn Edinburgh

'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... [more]


The Zoom Club: Movers (5-8 years)

Fridays 1:15 - 3:15pm, Sundays 1-3pm

Leap into the thoroughly thrilling world of digital arts through messy play, storytelling, animation, photo and... [more]

Advanced booking only, trial sessions available.

Wed 01 Aug 2018 - Mon 01 Jan 2046

The Demarco European Art Foundation

For over half a century Richard Demarco has been closely involved with the Edinburgh International Festival. As an artist, gallery director, conference organiser and teacher, he has been a potent force on the Scottish... [more]

Viewing available by appointment with Richard Demarco's office only

Sat 7th, Sun 8th, Sat 14th November

Edinburgh Short Film Festival Ltd

(POSTPONED) Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2020

18:30 / 21:00

The ESFF again brings the world’s best short film to Edinburgh: your only chance to see one of the UK’s strongest short film programmes!  From Palme D’Or nominees to Sundance winners, BAFTA winners,... [more]


Fri 04 Jun 2021 - Sun 06 Jun 2021

Edinburgh Short Film Festival Ltd.

Edinburgh Short Film Festival

17:00 / 19:00 (2 blocks per day)

Originally set to take place in November 2020, we're thrilled that we're finally able to present the postponed 2020 edition of the Edinburgh Short Film Festival, live at Summerhall. We're bringing a programme of... [more]

Unreserved seating. Please contact venue with any access requirements.

Sun 14 Nov 2021

(RESCHEDULED) Grace Petrie

19:30 - 22:30

This event has been rescheduled from 21st April 2020. Grace Petrie’s unique takes on life, love and politics, and the warmth and wit with which they are delivered, have won over an army of loyal fans across the... [more]

Standing only. Please contact venue with any access requirements.

Wed 13 Oct 2021

Laura Veirs


Laura Veirs grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where she often spent summers camping with her family, which gave her much of her songwriting inspiration. Veirs didn’t seriously listen to music until she was in... [more]

Standing only. Please contact venue with any access requirements.

Mon 06 Sep 2021

(RESCHEDULED) The Wandering Hearts

19:30 - 23:00

Harmony-laden folk-Americana on Decca... [more]

Standing only. Please contact venue with any access requirements. Please note: this show was rescheduled from 15th March 2021. All Tickets remain valid.

Fri 03 Dec 2021

Rachel Sermanni

19:00 - 22:00

Rachel Sermanni is a Scottish based singer/songwriter that makes the mundane moments mystical: shock-positive pregnancy tests in train-station toilets, coffee machine breakages, cold river swims, the regret of not... [more]

Standing only. Please contact venue with any access requirements.

Sat 14 Dec 2019

Jackhammer 18th pt. 2 | with Dave Clarke & Stephen Brown

23:00 - 03:00

Jackhammer celebrate their 18th birthday across Edinburgh, and Summerhall host part 2 - featuring 2 producers and DJs that have influenced techno and everyone at Jackhammer, Dave Clarke and Stephen Brown.... [more]

Standing only. Please contact venue with any access requirements.

Sat 05 Jun 2021

(RESCHEDULED) The National Whisky Festival

12:00-15:30 / 16:15 - 19:45

Following popular previous editions in Edinburgh and Aberdeen, NWF will be making its way back to both Edinburgh and Glasgow year. Maintaining the format of previous festivals, these editions will each offer two... [more]

Standing only. Please contact venue with any access requirements. PLEASE NOTE: THIS SHOW HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM 18TH JULY 2020.

Thu 16 Dec 2021

World Headquarters

The Transatlantic Ensemble perform Fleetwood Mac's Rumours

20:00 - 23:00

This Xmas (once lockdown is well & truly over) the outstanding Transatlantic Ensemble return to Summerhall Edinburgh, to perform Fleetwood Mac's iconic Rumours album. If you’ve been lucky enough to see them... [more]

Standing only. Please contact venue with any access requirements.

Fri 13 Nov 2020 - Sat 28 Nov 2020

Out of Sight Out of Mind 2020

CAPS Independent Advocacy
12:00 - 18:00

Out of Sight Out of Mind, a multimedia exhibition featuring artworks by 100 individuals who have experience of mental health issues, is to return for its eighth year to Summerhall – and will be available online for... [more]

Sat 27 Nov 2021

(RESCHEDULED) The Great Eastern

12:00 - late


Standing only. Please contact venue with any access requirements. PLEASE NOTE: THIS SHOW HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED (ORIGINAL DATE: SAT 9TH MAY 2020)

Every Wednesday


Shoe Swing - Lindy Hop classes

19:00 (Foundation) | 20:00 (Improvers ) | 21:00 (Social)

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. Wednesday Nights at the... [more]

All classes paid for on the door

Fri 23 Oct 2015 - Tue 01 Jan 2047

Instalodecoración: Transforming The Everyday

Olmo Blanco

Interview Room 11 Gallery and Summerhall have joined together to present an intervention by durational mark-maker Olmo Blanco. His drawings add to what is already there - walls, floors and... [more]

Currently Closed

Sat 02 Oct 2021

(Rescheduled) Robyn Hitchcock - Unusually Intimate

Matinee (17:30 - 20:00) / Evening (20:30 - 23:00)

Robyn Hitchcock is one of England's most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters and live performers. A surrealist poet, talented guitarist, cult artist and musician's musician, Hitchcock is among alternative rock's... [more]

Unreserved seating. Please contact venue with any access requirements. PLEASE NOTE: This event has been rescheduled (original date 13th June 2020)

Sun 18 Sep 2016 - Thu 31 Dec 2020

SCDA National Script Library

Scottish Community Drama Association

The library contains over 25,000 one-act and full-length play scripts – Classic Theatre, Modern Drama, Pantomime, Musicals, Youth Theatre, Out-of-Prints and Unpublished work -all available for loan to SCDA members and... [more]

First Sunday of the month

Summerhall Sunday Sesh

11:00 - 18:00

Sunday can often feel like the weekend's over before it even started - but The Royal Dick and their neighbours Pickering's Gin and Barney's Beer are here to save you from your Sunday Blues. On the first Sunday of... [more]

Accompanied children allowed until 8pm


Goose's Quizzes

The Royal Dick Pub Quiz


Goose's Quizzes present a brand new weekly quiz, right here in the heart of Summerhall, The Royal Dick Bar! Entry is free, with teams of up to 7 people - get yours together (think up a good team name!) and come down... [more]

Fri 16 Jun 2017 - Sat 17 Jun 2017

Physical Theatre Scotland in association with Fife College

Back In My Day....

3pm & 7pm

In a care home for the elderly, memories distort. The stories of the past mingle with an imagined future, the side effects of medication manipulates reality, whilst daydreams, nightmares and TV images add to the... [more]

Sexual references and adult humour

Fri 12 Nov 2021

(RESCHEDULED ) Jim Bob (Carter USM) - Full Band Show

19:00 - 22:00

As singer with Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine, Jim Bob had 14 top 40 singles, 4 top ten albums (including a number one), sold over a million records, toured the world and headlined Glastonbury. In 2007, ten years... [more]

Standing only. Please contact venue with any access requirements. Please note: this show has been rescheduled from 20th August 2020.

Sun 22 Mar 2020

(POSTPONED) Man Up - Scotland Heat

19:00 - 23:00 (show starts 19:30)

This event is postponed - see the event organisers' statement at this link. The world’s most exciting drag king battle, created by The Glory, London in 2014, comes to Edinburgh! For the first time ever Jonny... [more]


Sat 04 Apr 2020 - Sun 28 Jun 2020

(POSTPONED) Oscillations

Victoria Evans
Mon-Sun (until 19 Apr) / Wed-Sun (until 28 Jun)

Presented by Summerhall and ASCUS Art and Science Inspired by science and the interrelatedness of the physical world, this immersive installation reflects Victoria Evans' interest in the way distant or invisible... [more]

Sat 21 Aug 2021

(RESCHEDULED) Admiral Fallow

19:00 - 22:00

Admiral Fallow head to Edinburgh's Summerhall for their first show in the capital in over three years! Glasgow-based 5 piece fronted by Louis Abbott produce heartbreakingly beautiful, sonically audacious and... [more]

Standing only. Please contact venue with any access requirements. Please note: This show has been rescheduled from 26th August 2020.

Fri 22 Jan 2021 - Sun 21 Mar 2021

(Postponed) Remote Control

Radosław Liweń and James Sinfield

Remote Control is a collaborative exhibition between two Edinburgh-based painters. Sharing a studio throughout lockdown, James Sinfield and Radosław Liweń used radically different approaches to explore the... [more]