April 14, 2014

Summerhall Historical Fiction Festival Returns for 2014

Following the success of last year’s inaugural Summerhall Historical Fiction Festival, the event will return this May. Organised by historical authors Allan Massie and Iain Gale, and sponsored by Baillie Gifford,... [more]

March 7, 2014

The Latest Tasty Offerings from The Royal Dick

We, The Royal Dick, have launched our brand new and totally delicious menu. The set menu has been aimed to be competitive in price and packed with flavour and seasonal produce. This will change every two weeks, so keep... [more]

February 28, 2014

Mysore Classes at Summerhall

Summerhall Yoga are offering a 1:1 Mysore course taught by Christopher Conn. In this class there will be a very small group of people (maximum 8). Each person is given individual attention and is helped to progress... [more]

February 19, 2014

85A: Renegade Maskerrade Video

Back in December, 85A Collective brought us the Edinburgh premiere of Judd Brucke's industrial-horror film: 'CHERNOZEM', casting a cinematic shadow as trenchant and visceral as they come! After the showing, 85A held... [more]

February 10, 2014

Les Amis d'Onno Vintage Cabaret

“An Auction of the late Captain Cuthbert Cruickshank’s Collection of Curios” Les Amis d’Onno bring their unmissible brand of Vintage Cabaret to Summerhall, Edinburgh. Les Amis d’Onno’s Vintage Cabaret... [more]

January 22, 2014

DARK WOULD Catalogue

World-leading poets and text artists explore the maze of living and dying in The Dark Would. Contributors: Jenny Holzer, Richard Long, Susan Hiller, Tom Phillips, Simon Patterson, Mike Chavez-Dawson, Tony Lopez, Richard... [more]

December 11, 2013

The Novel Cure

19.00 - 21.00

Word on the street is that reading a novel can cure your cold. Or hangover, depression, headache and heartache. Join us on the 14th of December from 7-9pm for a unique chance to find out exactly how from author Ella... [more]

December 4, 2013

Summerhall Winter Visual Arts Launch - 6th December 2013

19:00 - 21:00

Join us on the 6th December between 7-9pm for the launch of Summerhall’s Winter Visual Arts programme. An opportunity to explore Summerhall and meet the artists and members of staff involved in the... [more]

November 29, 2013

The National Script Library of Scottish Community Drama

The National Script Library of Scottish Community Drama is located in room 3:6 on the top floor of the Taconic building at Summerhall Arts Centre. The library started in 1936 with scripts in a suitcase and now contains... [more]

November 26, 2013

Simon Garfield: The Art of Letter Writing

18:30 - 20:00

To book tickets click here   This week, we will be looking at the letter by one of the best English poets and writers of the 20th century, Ted Hughes, for his wife, Slyvia Plath.  Do not miss out on Simon... [more]

November 19, 2013

Rupert Thomson, Artistic Director of Summerhall is voted into The Hospital Club 100 list 2013.

The results are in for this year's h.Club100, a search for the most innovative creatives working in the UK today. The h.Club100 in association with the Guardian Culture Professionals Network is the Hospital... [more]

November 14, 2013

Summerhall & Barney's Beer Festival Programme

This weekend Summerhall hosts its second beer fest of 2013. After the rip-roaring success of the first beer fest in May, it’s back, and bigger, with all and more for the same ticket price. Friday & Saturday... [more]

Strictly 18s over. Sundays kids come free.

October 29, 2013

The Beer Festival is back!

It’s back! By popular demand the second Summerhall beer festival. Same price. Same place. This time it is bigger, with more beer, in fact our master brewer and libation curator Barney says there are too many beers... [more]

October 15, 2013

Summerhall's Creative Director nominated for the hClub100!

The hClub100 in association with Guardian Culture Professionals Network is a national search for the most innovative, interesting and influential people in the British creative and media industries.   This year,... [more]

August 24, 2013

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]

August 23, 2013

Richard Demarco awarded European Citizen’s Medal

Richard Demarco received his European Citizen's Medal on Monday 19th August. A ceremony was held at the European Parliament Office, with Scottish MEP Struan Stevenson, who nominated him, presenting him with the... [more]

August 22, 2013

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]

August 21, 2013

'Bag' yourself a ticket for the 2013 Fringe sensation: 'L'Après-midi d'un Foehn - Version 1'

Due to popular demand we have now added three extra performances of Company Non Nova's amazing L'Après-midi d'un Foehn - Version 1! This will be the last chance to catch the UK premiere of the show that is blowing... [more]

August 19, 2013

Thoughts on our Children's Programme

By Anu Selva-Thomson,  Head of Education and Children's Programme This year, Summerhall’s programme for children explores a wide array of themes. From politics, gender, literature and science to questions about... [more]

August 17, 2013

Summerhall gains 13 Total Theatre Award nominations

Congratulations to the 13, yes 13, wonderful Summerhall shows that have been nominated for a Total Theatre Award. This represents more than a third of all the shows nominated. The announcement was made today and... [more]

August 14, 2013

Summerhall's Five Star Fringe

It's been a five star festival for us here at Summerhall this year with 12 of our shows so far, being awarded maximum stellar love by journalists and reviewers. Anatomy of The Piano was hailed as an "exquisitely... [more]

August 13, 2013

Scottish Poetry Library's Children's Collection at Summerhall

"O Frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!"  Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll   We are delighted to announce that Summerhall’s Children’s Play Room now hosts a fantastic children’s poetry-book collection from the Scottish... [more]

August 12, 2013

Summerhall theatre programme expands

Week two – the Summerhall theatre programme expands with some of the stand-out shows for 2013 premiering alongside one of 2012’s biggest events. Council of Handmade Crap’s The Portrait Firm kicks off their... [more]

August 10, 2013

Summerhall show Feral wins Scotsman Fringe First

Week One - Summerhall picks up its first Scotsman Fringe First Award. Tortoise in a Nutshell in co-production with Cumbernauld Theatre received a Fringe First Award for Feral. "This mesmerisingly inventive show... [more]

July 19, 2013

Award Winning Shows Return to Summerhall

The Summerhall Festival programme for 2013 includes two award-winning theatrical performances from 2012 that will be making a return to Summerhall this year. The List last year won a Fringe First award as well as a... [more]

July 17, 2013

HeLa Review: Iron- Oxide

We would like to share this recent first class review of HeLa by Iron - Oxide, the famous science journal, who rarely review theatrical performances. HeLa is 'an all consuming story, intertwining genetic identity,... [more]

June 5, 2013

Breathing Earth - Susumu Shingu's Dream, UK premiere

Breathing Earth - Susumu Shingu's Dream will have its UK premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival on 26th June at 18.00 in Filmhouse 1, 88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh. The second screening is on Sunday 30th at... [more]

May 29, 2013

Nile Rodgers & Jean Pierre Muller: An Indigo Night in F

Summerhall is very excited to announce that over two nights on the 21st and 22nd June we play host to music legend Nile Rodgers for ‘Indigo Night’, a unique collaboration between Rodgers and Belgian artist, Jean... [more]

May 29, 2013

Festival Intro by Rupert Thomson, Artistic Director

We have a very strong programme at Summerhall this year. I’m not just referring to the quality of the art on offer, but also to the astounding breadth of subject matter it tackles. From ritualistic horror and... [more]

February 1, 2013

The Royal Dick now open everyday from 11am

Summerhall's Royal Dick is open to the public from 11am till 11pm Sunday through Thursday, 11am till 1am Fridays and Saturdays. Food available from noon till 10pm. Behind the bar is a great selection of spirits and... [more]