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

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

15 - 17 November 2013 November 14, 2013

Summerhall & Barney's Beer Festival Programme

Strictly 18s over. Sundays kids come free.
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 night take the traditional beer festival and give it that Summerhall flavour – beers on tap range from

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 and styles to mention! But to start, there will be a variety of home-grown beers supplied by Barney’s as well

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, our own Creative Director, RUPERT THOMSON, has received a nomination for top innovator in the category ‘Theatre & Performance’! He is also the only

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...

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 medal. Richard Demarco was the co-founder of the Traverse Theatre, and later set up the Richard Demarco Gallery, which helped to promote cultural

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 discussion in the midst of the Fringe. On the 15th, panel discussion, Must Try Harder, hosted in conjunction with the Glasgow youth

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 both audiences and critics away this festival! This is the moment that the plastic bag begins its

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 self, other, life , responsibility and even death, our programme attempts to engage young audiences with the sorts of ideas that the world around them is

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 reflects not only the quality but the diversity of the programme we’re running this year. Across categories ranging from physical

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.