July 29, 2021

Eclipse Award 2020-21 Presented to Initiative.dkf

Presented by Eclipse Theatre and Summerhall, the Eclipse Award is a groundbreaking initiative which supports Black artists to achieve the notoriously difficult but life-changing step of undertaking a run at the... [more]

July 21, 2021

More Fringe tickets on sale now

Summerhall has just added more tickets for in-person works in its 10th Summerhall Festival Programme running 6-29 August 2021 as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The capacity increase comes as the Scottish... [more]

July 5, 2021

Summerhall Festival 2021 - Programme Now Live

Year-round cultural hub Summerhall has launched its 10th Summerhall Festival Programme running 6-29 August 2021. After the challenges of 2020-21, the programme spans online and in-person performances and sees... [more]

May 27, 2021

Spring Artist Development Programme 2021: Successful Artists

We have re-imagined Summerhall’s artist development programme in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic and associated public health restrictions. This iteration of the programme comprises Labs, offering artists... [more]

May 26, 2021

Syncrasy - presented by Summerhall and ASCUS Art & Science

Art, science and technology collide in Syncrasy - Summerhall and ASCUS Art & Science’s co-curated Edinburgh Science Festival exhibition. Made up of three exhibitions: We Began As Part of The Body by Beverley... [more]

May 25, 2021

The Popcorn Writing Award 2021

Established in 2019 by Popcorn Group, the Popcorn Writing Award celebrates fearless work which playfully and artistically questions and addresses current affairs, societal trends and contributes positively to... [more]

April 13, 2021

Applications Now Open: Spring 2021 Artist Development Programmes

Applications for Summerhall's Spring 2021 Artist Development Programmes are now live! We have re-imagined Summerhall’s artist development programme in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic and associated public... [more]

March 24, 2021

An Update on Summerhall's Future

An update from Summerhall's General Manager, Rowan Campbell: Today marks one year and one day since lockdown began, and I wanted to let you: our supporters, our audiences, our artists and our residents, know where... [more]

November 26, 2020

Summerhall Space and Summerhall Lab 2020 - Artist Announcement

Summerhall is continuing to support new artistic development in the midst of continuing Covid-19 restrictions, awarding Ciara Elizabeth Smyth & Oisin Kearney and Tony Mills of Room to Manoeuvre Summerhall Lab weeks... [more]

October 19, 2020

Artist Development Opportunities

Applications for Summerhall's Autumn 2020 artist development programmes are now live! We have re-imagined Summerhall’s artist development in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic and associated public health... [more]

August 7, 2020

Office Space Available To Let

We have a desirable office space available to let in Summerhall’s TechCube, located on the East corner of the Meadows. This is a rare opportunity to join a bustling hub of like-minded, creative companies and... [more]

April 1, 2020

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 spoken with all... [more]

March 13, 2020

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... [more]

February 20, 2020

The Eclipse Award - Panellist Call Out

We’re looking for an early career artist based in the North to help judge The Eclipse Award 2020. After our announcement earlier this month, we’re very excited at the level of responses and applications so far... [more]

January 17, 2020

Broar trio break world record rowing across the Atlantic

Summerhall is proud to have sponsored Broar in their successful attempt to row the Atlantic, going from La Gomera to Antigua. Broar finished the 3000 mile journey in just 35 days, 9 hours and 9 minutes, earning... [more]

October 23, 2019

Puppet Animation Scotland presents MANIPULATE VISUAL THEATRE FESTIVAL Friday 31 January – Saturday 8 February 2020

www.manipulatefestival.org / @manipulatefest / #manipulate2020 / #manipulatefest Puppet Animation Scotland presents the 2020 edition of manipulate, its innovative festival of international, award-winning visual... [more]

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... [more]

April 23, 2019

Applications for Summerhall Christmas Market 2019 ARE NOW CLOSED

Please note our applications are now closed.   Applications for Summerhall’s Christmas Market 2019 open at 16:00 on Tuesday 23rd April. Submissions will close on Friday 24th May at 10:00. This year's... [more]

April 3, 2019

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 Daddy Drag. A tongue in... [more]

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... [more]

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. Fagan will become writer in residence at Edinburgh’s Summerhall... [more]

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... [more]

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... [more]

October 12, 2018

Summerhall Space Autumn 2018 - Artist Announcement

Three more artists/companies will be supported by Summerhall this autumn through its Summerhall Space initiative. Summerhall Space offers artists in-kind space for one week to develop new work. The artists for the... [more]

August 27, 2018

Summerhall Festival Ends for 2018 with a rise in ticket sales

Press Release 26th August 2018 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... [more]

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. The cast and crew of ‘The Ballad of the Apathetic Son and his Narcissistic Mother’ were... [more]

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. Summerhall has agreed to move all of its workers... [more]

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... [more]

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... [more]

February 8, 2018

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

Summerhall congratulates Hope Mill Theatre, the winner of Fringe Theatre of the Year, sponsored by encoreinsure.com, at The Stage Awards. Summerhall is delighted to have been nominated for Fringe Theatre of the... [more]