March 16, 2015

Summerhall New Technical Manager appointed

Summerhall is pleased to announce the arrival of Jonathan Towers to our technical team. Jonathan has moved back to his home town of Edinburgh to bring his technical knowledge and experience to Summerhall. He's most... [more]

March 11, 2015

Summerhall to launch new live music night "Nothing Ever Happens Here"

Full Line Up: Nothing Ever Happens Here Original Article Source: STV Edinburgh ONE of Edinburgh’s leading Fringe venues has vowed to reverse the fortunes of the capital’s under-fire music scene by attracting... [more]

October 15, 2014

Francis the Holy Jester

Saturday 18 October, 7.30pm, Summerhall Mario Pirovano performs Francis the Holy Jester by Dario Fo This is a rare opportunity to see Dario Fo’s monologue, performed by his close friend and leading interpreter... [more]

July 31, 2014

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]

July 21, 2014

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]

June 5, 2014

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]

May 28, 2014

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]

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]