August 26, 2019

Summerhall celebrates its ninth successful festival fringe with a rise in ticket sales and footfall

At the end of our ninth successful festival fringe, Summerhall presented brilliant work by theatre makers and artists from around the world from its home nestled on the Edinburgh Meadows.   In her first year as General Manager Rowan Campbell commented: “This has been another incredible year – hosting brave and bold work that makes

July 17, 2019

How to do Fringe of Colour at Summerhall

In 2019 Summerhall is participating in Jessica Brough's Fringe of Colour project by donating tickets for selected shows by artists of colour to enable young people of colour to attend.

July 12, 2019

Summerhall Wins Outstanding Venue at Herald Culture Awards 2019

Summerhall are thrilled to have been awarded Outstanding venue 2019 at this year's Herald Culture Awards. 

May 20, 2019


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 venue grows into its reputation for hosting new, avant-garde and personal work, it also begins to create partnerships with artists. The Eclipse Award, Fringe

April 23, 2019

Applications for Summerhall Christmas Market 2019 ARE NOW CLOSED

This year's Christmas Market will be as jam packed as ever - applications are now closed.

April 3, 2019

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

Summerhall & Feral announces sixth recipient of Edinburgh Fringe Autopsy Award - with cash award.

February 20, 2019

#AnyWomanAnywhere Campaign

In celebration of International Women’s Day 2019, Zero Tolerance, AMINA The Muslim Women’s Resource Centre, The Church of Scotland and Summerhall ask you to join us in our new campaign #AnyWomanAnywhere to increase awareness and understanding of violence against women.

February 12, 2019

Jenni Fagan selected as 2019 Dr Gavin Wallace Fellow at Summerhall, Edinburgh

Scotland-based writer Jenni Fagan has been selected as the 2019 Dr Gavin Wallace Fellow, supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland.

December 20, 2018

Summerhall Festive Opening Times 2018

Summerhall’s galleries, cafe and reception/box office will be shut or operating on shortened hours on certain days across the festive period. December 23rd – Open as usual 24th – Exhibitions closed, cafe closed from lunch, pub closed at midnight 25th – Building shut 26th – Building Shut 27th – Building Shut 28th – open as

December 13, 2018

Summerhall to host 2019 Dr Gavin Wallace Fellowship

Edinburgh’s multi-arts complex and events venue Summerhall has been selected by Creative Scotland to host the 2019 Dr Gavin Wallace Fellowship.  Mid-career or established writers based in Scotland are now invited to apply for the post of Fellow, with a deadline for applications of midday on Monday 21 January 2019.

October 12, 2018

Summerhall Space Autumn 2018 - Artist Announcement

Three more artists/companies will be supported by Summerhall this autumn through its Space initiative - Skye Renolds, Kevin Gilday & Shotput.

August 27, 2018

Summerhall Festival Ends for 2018 with a rise in ticket sales

The 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, hosting over one hundred shows from 20 different countries - a figure that we are particularly proud of given the current political and economic climate, where the ability to give voice to a wide range of national and international talent is essential to our continued success.

August 24, 2018

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.

July 27, 2018

Fringe venue pledges fair conditions for all following ‘landmark’ agreement

One of the biggest venues at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe has been praised by campaigners demanding better pay and conditions for reaching a “landmark” agreement.

May 17, 2018

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 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, including some of the finest international theatre, music, dance and visual art. In 2018 we will play host to companies,

April 12, 2018

Summerhall Christmas Market 2018 - Applications open

Applications for Summerhall’s Christmas Market 2018 open at 10:00 on Thursday 12th April. Apply here:  SHChristmasMarket2018 Submissions will close on Thursday 3rd May at 10:00.   This years Christmas Market will be as jam packed as ever with  local businesses selling top quality unique products and  food vendors serving up delicious food and drink alongside activities

February 8, 2018

Summerhall nominated for Fringe Theatre of The Year at The Stage Awards 2018

Summerhall is delighted to have been nominated for Fringe Theatre of the Year, sponsored by, at The Stage Awards. Alongside fellow nominees Hope Mill Theatre and The Orange Tree Theatre, the award celebrates unfunded organisations based outside central London, recognizing them as a vital part of the UK theatre ecology.

December 19, 2017

Summerhall Festive Opening Times 2017

Summerhall's galleries, cafe and reception/box office will be shut or operating on shortened hours on certain days across the festive period.

October 27, 2017

Summerhall Artist Development Programme

Summerhall is delighted to announce the first round of successful applications to the Lab and Space strands of our artist development programme.

September 8, 2017

Summerhall Performance Programme

The programming department looks after the live performance elements at Summerhall, such as Theatre, Dance, Physical Theatre and Performance Art.