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

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 Festival Magazine / Three Weeks Simon Thacker’s Svara-Kanti ★★★★★ Three Weeks ★★★★ The Herald / The

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 Grid Iron for their show Light Boxes and Theater aan Zee who have brought The Great Downhill Journey of

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 Award goes to Catherine Wheels’ mysterious promenade production of The Voice Thief which was held in the transformed basement of Summerhall.

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 Theatre Awards have been recognising innovative and artist-led performance at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. From the shortlist announced today, a total of seven

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 received its first four star review from The Scotsman – Women’s Hour, The Paper Play, Light Boxes, Portraits in Motion

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 Scotsman’s Fringe First awards are the longest-running and most prestigious theatre awards at the festival, and are

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 disappointment. The Voice Thief: “another theatrical triumph from the ever-excellent Catherine Wheels” I Gave Him An Orchid:

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 these ones listed below: ★★★★★ Polyphony – The List ★★★★★ Every Brilliant Thing – The Public Reviews

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 Please and Ndebele Funeral. ★★★★★ Ndebele Funeral – Edinburgh Guide ★★★★★ Can I Start Again Please

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 respectively. Kelly Apter said “If you drew up a checklist of all the things a good


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 From climate change, humanitarian aid, terrorism, the worldwide crisis of modern poverty to TED talks, drag and award winning theatre; visual art as healer, storyteller, vehicle for change, this year’s Summerhall programme brings a mix of true tales and worlds reimagined. Tickets on sale at summerhall.co.uk 00.01 Thursday 4 June

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, Supermoon from the Edinburgh based songbytoad label, as part of the Pale imitation festival, and We Were

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 whole of August. This year’s programme underlines Summerhall’s relationship with its artists and collaborators, sharing aspirations for change and shaping the future through the visual

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 first time, alongside supporting Total Theatre with a new award for dance. The three shows, to be performed at Summerhall, are an extension of The

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, and whose mad exhibitions in sprawling corridors and basements fully live up to this promise. Here at last, Edinburgh shows that

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 a series of special screenings throughout August. Hibrow Hour, generously supported by Arts Council England, is a series of

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 are just some of over eighty companies presenting work at Summerhall this August. Our programme includes returning favourites and brand new shows, including