September 22, 2015

Doors Open Day 2015

Once again this year we are delighted to be taking part in Doors Open Day Weekend! “Formerly The Royal (Dick) Vet School, Summerhall is now a creative hub for the arts. Summerhall is home to over fifty resident artists and companies, some of whom will be hosting open studio days. We also have a café

September 4, 2015

South London Gallery Graduate Residency

SOUTH LONDON GALLERY GRADUATE RESIDENCY DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: MON 28 SEP 2015, 11AM The South London Gallery Graduate Residency is an open submission 6-month residency opportunity available to artists completing a postgraduate MA, MFA, PGDip, MRes or equivalent programme of study, from a national institution, collective, or art school in the UK between October 2014

August 30, 2015

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 ★★★★

August 29, 2015

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.

August 28, 2015

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

August 26, 2015

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

August 21, 2015

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

August 21, 2015

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

August 20, 2015

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.

August 20, 2015

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

August 17, 2015

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

August 14, 2015

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

August 12, 2015

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:

August 10, 2015

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

August 8, 2015

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

August 6, 2015

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

July 16, 2015

Access Fringe

If you would like to take part, please complete the attached form and return by 17th July. Template Form 2015 Frequently Asked Questions

July 13, 2015

Job Opportunity: Administrative Assistant

Enthusiastic and flexible individual required for Administrative Assistant Position at exciting Edinburgh Arts Venue. Duties will include; Devising and maintaining office systems, including data management and filing Processing phone calls, enquiries and requests, and handling them when appropriate Diary management to arrange travel, schedule meetings and coordinate with suppliers and customers Dealing with incoming email,

June 27, 2015

Open position: Operations Bar Manager

Summerhall is looking a for talented, experienced and enthusiastic bar manager to take on a new position within Summerhall’s events and operations team. The roles requires the candidate to be responsible for all aspects of bar delivery for Summerhall’s busy event calendar. The successful applicant will be working collaboratively and alongside the F&B manager and

June 9, 2015