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Summerhall Festival 2016: The Curtain Falls on an Amazing Fringe

Summerhall celebrates its most successful festival fringe to date – five years after the year-round Edinburgh venue opened.  The festival programme this year boasted 132 shows in a programme that took 10 Fringe Firsts, four Total Theatre awards, the Holden Street Theatre Award which will see Scorch head to Adelaide Fringe in Australia, an Amnesty

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 Homes and Letters to Windsor House. In the first two weeks of the Fringe, Kieran Hurley’s Heads Up, Ontrorend Goed’s World

Summerhall Festival 2016: Record Ticket Sales at Summerhall

Summerhall’s Director Robert McDowell has paid tribute to the artists and shows who have put his venue at the centre of the Fringe thanks to record ticket sales and multiple award wins. Attendances are up 30 per cent on 2015, with more tickets bought in the first two weeks than in the whole of last

Summerhall Festival 2016: A Day of French New Writing

Summerhall is pleased to announce that tomorrow, the 22nd of August, for one day only, we will premiere three new French plays that have been translated into English as part of Cross Channel Theatre Initiative. Led by the Institut Français du Royaume-Uni, supported by the SACD, and in collaboration with IPR ltd, Cross-Channel Theatre aims

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 second week of the Fringe. The paper’s chief critic Joyce McMillan told The Stage, the award winners were  “a really interesting mix of completely new

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NEHH Presents...Orkestra Del Sol - Tonight!

We’re really pleased to have our friends, Orkestra Del Sol playing in The Dissection Room tonight as part of Nothing Ever Happens Here. Formed ten years ago, and showing no signs of slowing down, their particular brand of ‘honkstep’ has been heard and celebrated on dance floors across the world. If you like big, sexy

Summerhall Festival 2016: Fringe First Awards Announced

Summerhall are delighted to announce that three of our shows at this year’s festival have been awarded Fringe Firsts by the critics of the Scotsman. The prize for new writing was presented to Counting Sheep by the Lemon Bucket Orchestra, Heads Up by Kieran Hurley and World Without Us by Ontroerend Goed. Summerhall’s Director, Robert

Summerhall Festival 2016: A Quick Review Roundup

The stars have come out and it’s only the first week of the Fringe! We’ve been really happy with the reviews we’ve had come in so far, and below is a quick roundup of just some of the press coverage that we’ve received so far. An early favourite with the critics, was the school hostage

Summerhall Festival 2016: The Previews Have Begun

After all of our behind-the-scenes preparation, and days of transforming Summerhall, our crews have downed their tools, put on their new Summerhall uniforms and flung open the doors to a new audience for this year. While the Fringe doesn’t officially start until the 5th, a number of the shows on our Festival programme actually started

Summerhall Festival 2016 – It’s Time for the Get In

It’s the first of August, and all through Summerhall, construction, as the sign says, is everywhere. The old vet school is filled with the sound of furious hammering, eager sawing and the smell of fresh paint as we get ready for the official start of this year’s festival in just two days away, On top

Summerhall Festival 2016 - family shows

With our spacious and accessible café, bright courtyard area and Zoom Club events throughout the week, Summerhall is already a destination venue for families across the local area.  As ever, our Fringe programme will include plenty of shows for children and young people that are equally enjoyable for grown-ups. Sure to be as talked-about as

Verity Leigh introduces Summerhall's Edinburgh Fringe 2016

Summerhall’s 2016 festival programme, a feast of theatre, performance, dance, visual art and music for audiences of all ages, is on sale now via the Edinburgh Fringe box office.

Summerhall NEHH Festival 2016

Summerhall’s Nothing Ever Happens Here series is a year-round showcase of diverse and boundary-pushing contemporary music from across the world, and this year it will once again be one of the essential platforms for live music in Edinburgh during the festival month of August.

Summerhall Made in Scotland 2016

Following the announcement of the Made in Scotland 2016 programme for this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Summerhall is once more pleased to welcome a number of the shows in the strand to our venue throughout August. A partnership between the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, Creative Scotland, the Federation of Scottish Theatre and the Scottish Music

Final Fringe Review Roundup (Warning: May Contain Stars)

It may have been the final week of Fringe 2015, but Summerhall shows have remained just as popular with the press, bringing in all of these great reviews: Cinema ★★★★ The List Ndebele Funeral ★★★★ Fest ★★★★ The Public Reviews I’m Not Here Right Now ★★★★ Three Weeks ★★★★ Edinburgh Guide The Voice Thief ★★★★

Edinburgh Total Theatre Awards 2015 Recognise Two Summerhall Companies

Two Summerhall companies, Sue MacLaine and Nadia Nadarajah’s Can I Start Again Please, and Portraits in Motion by Volker Gerling in association with Aurora Nova, have been recognised in The Total Theatre Awards, which took place Friday 28 August. The two companies won the award in the category for innovation, experimentation and playing with form.

Final Fringe Firsts Make Fantastic Finale For Summerhall

The Scotsman have announced the final set of Fringe First Award winners and, once again, two Summerhall shows will be heading to the World Famous Spiegeltent in St Andrew’s Square to pick up their much deserved awards. Congratulations to Luke Wright and Sachli Ghjolamalizad for winning these prestigious awards with their shows What I Learned

Smash It Up Shortlisted for Amnesty International Award

Amnesty International has chosen seven outstanding Edinburgh Festival Fringe productions for the shortlist of its 2015 Freedom of Expression Award. The Award, given annually to an outstanding Fringe production with a strong human rights message, has celebrated more than a decade of excellence in theatre in Edinburgh. The winner will be announced at a ceremony