October 23, 2019

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

www.manipulatefestival.org / @manipulatefest / #manipulate2020 / #manipulatefestPuppet Animation Scotland presents the 2020 edition of manipulate, its innovative festival of international,... [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... [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... [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... [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... [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... [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.December23rd – Open as usual24th –... [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... [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... [more]

August 27, 2018

Summerhall Festival Ends for 2018 with a rise in ticket sales

Press Release 26th August 2018The 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,... [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... [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... [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... [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:  SHChristmasMarket2018Submissions will close on Thursday 3rd May at... [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... [more]

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.December23rd - Open as usual24th - cafe &... [more]

October 27, 2017

Summerhall Artist Development Programme

Supported by Creative Scotland, the programme comprises: two Labs, offering artists time, space and money to develop new work, two Scratch nights, offering artists the chance to try out an idea in... [more]

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.As well as Summerhall's Edinburgh Festival Fringe... [more]

August 20, 2017

TOTAL AWARD shortlist

Total Theatre have released their shortlist for the 2017 awards. We are delighted that 11 of the 22 shortlisted are Summerhall shows. The Total Theatre Awards participate in a peer led,... [more]

August 11, 2017

Amnesty Freedom of Expression Award 2017

We are delighted to announce that a huge number of Summerhall Fringe shows have been included in the longlist for the Amnesty Freedom of Expression Award 2017.The Freedom of Expression Award... [more]

August 5, 2017


Theatre for families is an important part of what we do here at Summerhall, with the venue itself a welcoming place to explore and to rest up in our spacious and accessible café during the Festival... [more]

July 25, 2017

Summerhall Artist Development Programme

Summerhall has been awarded funding from Creative Scotland for a pilot programme of artist development initiatives. The pilot comprises: two Labs, offering artists time, space and money to develop... [more]

April 13, 2017

Summerhall Christmas Market 2017

Applications are now open to take part in our annual Christmas market.In order to apply please follow the link below and complete the application form.Applications will close on Monday 15th... [more]

April 13, 2017

Venture English

BOOK COURSES6 week small group courses from £233Private lessons from £30/hourAvailable Monday to Friday daytimes and evenings  Venture English is a small language school with... [more]

December 14, 2016

Summerhall and Feral Arts present the Autopsy Award 2017

The Autopsy Award aims to help artists working in Scotland who make boundary-pushing performance work to undertake an Edinburgh Fringe run. The original Autopsy Award was a joint initiative between... [more]

September 13, 2016

Mischief La-Bas and Summerhall Present Festival of Death - PRESS RELEASE

Mischief La-Bas and Summerhall PresentFestival of Death28 October – 27 November 2016Opening events and ALL performance programme 28 – 30 OctoberWith an opening weekend over... [more]

August 29, 2016

Summerhall Festival 2016: The Curtain Falls on an Amazing Fringe

[caption id="attachment_20979" align="alignleft" width="200"] Summerhall Festival 2016[/caption]Summerhall celebrates its most successful festival fringe to date – five years after the... [more]

August 26, 2016

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... [more]

August 22, 2016

Summerhall Festival 2016: Record Ticket Sales at Summerhall

[caption id="attachment_20937" align="alignright" width="300"] Summerhall Director Robert McDowell - picture by Dima Nechepurenko[/caption]Summerhall's Director Robert McDowell has paid tribute... [more]

August 21, 2016

Summerhall Festival 2016: A Day of French New Writing

[caption id="attachment_20932" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Best of French New Writing[/caption]Summerhall is pleased to announce that tomorrow, the 22nd of August, for one day only, we... [more]