Courtyard Commission Project: Open Call 2024

Open Call for visual artists to respond to the theme of 'transformation'.For the third year running, Summerhall is delighted to announce the annual Summerhall Courtyard Commission Project.... [more]

Now Hiring: Staff for Fringe 2024

We're now hiring for staff to join our amazing FOH, Box Office, Bar & tech teams for our festival period this summer - visit the Fringe jobs page for full descriptions and info on how to... [more]

2023 Lustrum Award Winners Announced

Summerhall is proud to present the 2023 winners of the LUSTRUM AWARD for unforgettable festival shows! The Lustrum Award, presented by Summerhall & others include:England & Son -... [more]

Summerhall Surgeries: Artist Development Initiative

Applications Now ClosedAre you an early career artist looking for peer-to-peer feedback on a new idea? Do you have an unfinished piece you’re keen to showcase in a Fringe environment? Do... [more]

Summerhall Launches New 'Support the Artist Ticket'

Summerhall is announcing two exciting initiatives that will happen at the Festival Fringe in August. A new scheme to directly help participants with the increasing costs that are part of presenting... [more]

Summerhall Festival 2020 Statement

Further to the announcement by the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society and the Edinburgh Festivals, Summerhall will not be presenting its usual Fringe programme in August 2020.  Summerhall has... [more]


The 9th Summerhall Festival Programme is announced today by the year round Edinburgh arts venue. The programme is full of exciting, invigorating and fresh theatre, music and visual arts. Whilst the... [more]

Glasgow Poet Leyla Josephine wins Summerhall Autopsy Fringe Award with Daddy Drag

Summerhall and Feral are proud to announce that the 2019 Autopsy Award recipient is Leyla Josephine, the award-winning poet and theatre maker from Glasgow, Scotland, with her brand new solo show... [more]

Summerhall Festival Ends for 2018 with a rise in ticket sales

Press Release 26th August 2018The 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe marked Summerhall’s 8th year contributing to the programme. The venue continues to draw in diverse talent from across the world,... [more]

Sia producer attends 'The Ballad of the Apathetic Son and his Narcissistic Mother' at Summerhall

Sia producer David Russell attends a Summerhall show based on a mother and son’s mutual love for the Australian pop-star.The cast and crew of ‘The Ballad of the Apathetic Son and his... [more]

£5 Previews on August 1st @ Summerhall

Enjoy many of our excellent shows for only £5 on August 1st.New Perspectives Theatre Company A FORTUNATE MANThis striking mixed media performance takes the pulse of GP practice then... [more]

Festival Press Roundup - July

In the Independent, Lyn Gardner presents her guide for what to see, including our shows: Fallen Fruit, After the Cuts, A Fortunate Man, Big Aftermath of a Small Disclosure, Status, The Midnight... [more]

Summerhall's Festival Programme 2018

Summerhall, Edinburgh’s acclaimed multi-arts venue and Fringe Theatre of the Year nominee at this year’s Stage Awards, is proud to announce nearly 120 shows for its seventh year as part of the... [more]

Summerhall Music Highlights 2017

Already well-known in Edinburgh as one of the city’s key multi-genre strands of dedicated music programming, Summerhall’s Nothing Ever Happens Here (NEHH) pulls out the stops during the Edinburgh... [more]

Summerhall’s Nothing Ever Happens Here music programme: New Additions

Flying the Edinburgh flag will be synth-rock band DTH PDL, who also rocked up at Leith’s fantastic Hidden Door Festival earlier this year, and the always entertaining Kid Canaveral, whose third... [more]


For many, the political edge of the Edinburgh Fringe is its main attraction, with the collective abilities of some of the most skilled and boundary-pushing artists in the world creating a map of... [more]

Summerhall Art Highlights 2017

Seventy years on from the Edinburgh Festival’s foundation with the explicit intention of helping heal the wounds of the Second World War, art is still required to help us make sense of the chaos... [more]

Fringe show to campaign for return of Canadian indigenous remains from National Museum of Scotland

A show by indigenous Canadians at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is to request the remains of two bodies which are held by the National Museums of Scotland.The remains of the two Beothuk people, a... [more]

Tea break with... Pictish Trail

TEA BREAK WITH... Pictish Trail aka Eigg-based musician Johnny Lynch, winner of the public vote to be shortlisted for the SAY Award and head of the Lost Map record label.You've just played... [more]

(Summerhall) shows we can't wait to see at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Boasting over 50,000 performances in over 300 venues, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe will once again be the talk of the arts world this summer. For three weeks in August (4–28 2017), the Scottish... [more]

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017: drop everything and book these

The 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme has landed. We’ll be diving in to its pages deeper at a later date, once we're suitably armed with highlighter pens, snacks and emergency gin – but... [more]

Edinburgh Festival 2017: What to see and where to go - The Guardian

Summerhall’s Big in Belgium strand always produces some seriously good shows. This year it includes the latest from Ontroerend Goed, who explore the super-rich in £¥€$. The Catalan company... [more]

Summerhall Festival 2017: Programme Announcement

Summerhall is proud to announce 140 shows for its seventh Fringe programme, in the 70th year of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.For this very special anniversary, once again the venue has risen to... [more]

Summerhall Festival 2016: The Curtain Falls on an Amazing Fringe

[caption id="attachment_20979" align="alignleft" width="200"] Summerhall Festival 2016[/caption]Summerhall celebrates its most successful festival fringe to date – five years after the... [more]

Summerhall Festival 2016: Summerhall scoops an unprecedented 10 out 19 Fringe Firsts

Shows at Summerhall have won ten Fringe Firsts out of a possible 19.This week judges from the Scotsman newspaper handed out the prize for new writing at the Fringe to Scorch, Growth, One Hundred... [more]

Summerhall Festival 2016: Record Ticket Sales at Summerhall

[caption id="attachment_20937" align="alignright" width="300"] Summerhall Director Robert McDowell - picture by Dima Nechepurenko[/caption]Summerhall's Director Robert McDowell has paid tribute... [more]

Summerhall Festival 2016: A Day of French New Writing

[caption id="attachment_20932" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Best of French New Writing[/caption]Summerhall is pleased to announce that tomorrow, the 22nd of August, for one day only, we... [more]

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... [more]


[caption id="attachment_20881" align="alignleft" width="300"] Tamsyn Challenger in her Hyperbowl - ©Peter Dibdin[/caption]MIND-BENDING, MOOD ENHANCING, INVIGORATING, BEYOND EXCITING.TIRED OF... [more]

NEHH Presents...Orkestra Del Sol - Tonight!

[caption id="attachment_20839" align="alignleft" width="300"] Orkestra Del Sol[/caption]We're really pleased to have our friends, Orkestra Del Sol playing in The Dissection Room tonight as part... [more]