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

[caption id="attachment_20701" align="alignleft" width="300"] Summerhall sign, one of many[/caption] It’s the first of August, and all through Summerhall, construction, as the sign says, is everywhere. The old... [more]

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... [more]

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... [more]

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... [more]

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... [more]

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 ★★★★ ... [more]

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... [more]

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.... [more]

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... [more]

A Galaxy of Stars in Summerhall's Second Week

We think that all of our shows are great! Don't just take our word for it though; have a look at the great reviews we've had this week and book your tickets for this weekend. Women’s Hour ★★★★★ Ed... [more]

Fringe Firsts and Fest Features - It Must Be Friday!

The Friday of the second full week of Fringe 2015 has brought yet more reasons to celebrate at Summerhall, with another two of our shows receiving The Scotsman Fringe First Award. This weeks deserving recipients are... [more]

The Kids Have Spoken! Voice Thief Wins Primary Times Award

Summerhall's programme has something for everyone this year. Not only have ten of our shows been shortlisted for the Total Theatre Awards, it can now be announced that this year’s Primary Times Children’s Choice... [more]

Swathe of Summerhall Shows Shortlisted For Total Theatre Awards

Summerhall's 2015 Fringe programme has a whopping ten shows shortlisted for this year's Total Theatre Awards, managing to be represented in every category including the new dance category. Since 1997, the Total... [more]

Second Weekend Review Roundup

Summerhall is having a fantastic Fringe so far. Over the weekend (15th-16th August) we had 53 pieces of press for Summerhall shows from a variety of publications. Here are some highlights: - Mitch's Movie Pitches... [more]

Friday at Summerhall: Fringe Firsts and Front Pages

Friday 14th August is turning out to be a big day for Summerhall, with two shows winning The Scotsman's Fringe First award and another being featured on the front pages of The Scotsman and its festival pullout. The... [more]

A plethora of reviews for Summerhall shows by Total Theatre

Total Theatre Magazine have written some fantastic reviews about many of the shows in our programme. Click on the quotes to read them in full and don't forget to buy your tickets in advance so as to avoid... [more]

New Shows and New Stars

The first full week of Fringe 2015 at Summerhall means the first performances for two of our shows Antiwords and To. Space. We have new stars on the stage and new stars on our near-overflowing review wall, including... [more]

First weekend of the Fringe brings a flood of Reviews for Summerhall Shows

Fringe 2015 is officially only two days old; but the quality on offer at Summerhall has already been recognized by a number of critics, with the first five star reviews being awarded to two shows, Can I Start Again... [more]

First Fringe Reviews Fantastic Four Stars

The first of the reviews are coming in for the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe and Summerhall shows have started off in fine form with 4* for The Tap Dancing Mermaid and The Voice Thief from The List and Broadway Baby... [more]

Recent press coverage for Summerhall's 2015 festival programme

"You could spend the entire three weeks at Summerhall and never be bored for a second." Lyn Gardner, The Guardian - Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015, What to see and where to go Brian Ferguson, The Scotsman -... [more]

Summerhall, Edinburgh's year round multi–arts venue, is proud to announce its 2015 Festival Programme

Summerhall, Edinburgh’s year round multi–arts venue, is proud to announce its 2015 Festival Programme Tickets on sale at summerhall.co.uk 00.01 Thursday 4 June From climate change, humanitarian aid, terrorism,... [more]

Nothing Ever Happens Here… at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015!

Nothing Ever Happens Here is the name of Summerhall's year round music programme, which this August takes in a mix of the truly international, the venerable Sun Kil Moon and Sun Ra Arkestra, to the uniquely home grown,... [more]

Summerhall Fringe Programme 2015!

Summerhall, Edinburgh’s year round multi–arts venue, is proud to announce its 2015 festival programme bursting at the seams with quality international theatre, dance, music and visual arts running throughout the... [more]

THE PLACE at Summerhall, Fringe 2015

THE PLACE presents LOST DOG’S PARADISE LOST IGOR AND MORENO’S IDIOT-SYNCRASY VERA TUSSING PROJECTS’ T-DANCE This year, The Place will present three productions at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the... [more]

Edinburgh Art Festival 2014: I'd much rather be in morally squalid Berlin

German artist Isa Genzken and fringe venue Summerhall are standouts "Thank the dark gods for Summerhall, a true fringe venue whose name suggests the sinister Summerisle in the Hebridean horror film The Wicker Man,... [more]

Summerhall Festival to beam into cinemas with Hibrow

Hibrow, the digital arts pioneers, will join forces with big screen giants, ODEON, to take the world’s biggest arts festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, out of its cobbled confines and into a cinema near you with... [more]

Summerhall launches Festival 2014 programme

Over 150 exciting theatrical and visual arts experiences 1 – 24 August 2014   Mark Ravenhill, Steven Berkoff, Alison Jackson, Paines Plough, Northern Stage, Hibrow, Scottish Dance Theatre and Big In Belgium... [more]

Summerhall to host FOURTEEN Made In Scotland shows

The sun is shining (occasionally) the weather is lifting (to seventeen degrees on occasion) and that can only mean one thing – the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is ready to descend once more. We are very excited to... [more]

Summerhall's Award Winning Fringe

It has been a bumper Fringe for our companies here at Summerhall winning, and gaining nominations for awards across the board. Here's a wee countdown of where we're at so far. HeLa from Adura Onashile in association... [more]

Education, Colonialism and 'Quad'

Miriam McDowell & Fay Butler Not only is the building bursting with live and visual arts this festival, but we also have an eclectic programme of talks, panels and workshops to encourage challenging debate and... [more]