March 24, 2015

How the Light Gets In

Co-curated by the Science Festival, Summerhall and ASCUS Art & Science, How the Light Gets In brings together a selection of works by international artists intrigued by light in all its forms. Celebrating the UN International Year of Light and the Science Festival’s Brainwaves strand, the exhibitions explore the beauty, form and function of light

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 recently been working in theatre and live events at Pitlochry Festival Theatre as the Deputy Head of Lighting and Sound,

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 some of the leading up-and-coming acts from the UK and abroad to play gigs. Summerhall hopes a new series of year-round concerts will kick-start

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 of his work, Mario Pirovano.  Written by Fo against a background of political corruption in 1990s Italy, Francis The Holy Jester draws

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

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

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

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 announce that no less than fourteen Summerhall shows have made it onto the Made In Scotland programme which

Fri 02 May 2014- Sun 04 May 2014 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, Thomas Miller Investment and Pickering’s Gin, the festival will run over the weekend of Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th May. Having celebrated Walter Scott

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 coming back to us! Our homemade burgers will change weekly too, please do let us know

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 at their level. Therefore people who are complete beginners, to those who are more advanced, can attend and

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 the provocative ‘Renegade Maskerrade’ – an explosive barrage of highly charged live performances, knee-dropping music and blood pulsing DJs… featuring: ‘Jacob Yates & The

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 offers all the charm and ambiance of a bygone era, the family run show is good old fashioned entertainment at its very best.  This year’s show

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 Wentworth, Caroline Bergvall, Lawrence Weiner, Fiona Banner and many others, including outsider artists. Curator Philip Davenport says : “This is an extraordinary gathering

January 10, 2014

New Menu at 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 coming back to us! Our homemade burgers will change weekly too, please do let us know

Sat 14 Dec 2013 December 11, 2013

The Novel Cure

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 Berthoud who has released the much acclaimed The Novel Cure, an A-Z of Literary Remedies.
19.00 - 21.00

6 December 2013 December 4, 2013

Summerhall Winter Visual Arts Launch - 6th December 2013

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 exhibitions. To continue the evening’s celebrations Summerhall is hosting Glasgow’s 85A Collective’s provocative ‘Renegade Maskerrade’ – an explosive barrage of highly charged live performances, knee-dropping
19:00 - 21:00

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 well in excess of 20,000 one-act and full-length play scripts – Classic Theatre, Modern Drama, Pantomime, Musicals,

November 26, 2013

Simon Garfield: The Art of Letter Writing

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 Garfield’s talk on ‘The Art of Letter Writing’ at the Anatomy Lecture Theatre on
18:30 - 20:00

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 Club’s annual search for the most influential, innovative and interesting people in the creative and media industries. A total of 300 individuals made it to the shortlist for