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.

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 Poetry Library. There are over 70 poetry-books to choose from for all age ranges. The collection is hand-picked by Julie Johnstone at the Scottish Poetry

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 fringe run in week two on Monday 12 at 13.00 daily in the Cairns Lecture Theatre. Projector/Conjector by Mamoru Iriguchi also opens

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.

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.

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, social responsibility and current ethical debates about human tissue research and ownership…’ Showing throughout the festival, and you can buy tickets for

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 12.40 in Cineworld. The film is produced by Skyline, Edinburgh and Filmpunkt, Cologne and is Skyline’s fourth collaboration

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 Pierre Muller. The event – featuring spoken word, visual art, and music – is a world premiere, and an important development of the major 7×7 project shown to acclaim during the Summerhall 2012 Festival.

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.

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 wines and a new and exclusive beer, Summerhall Pale Ale by Barney’s Beer, our resident craft brewery.

January 7, 2013

Jean-Daniel Magnin writes about Summerhall in Theatre Rond Point Electronic Revue

Et en effet Summerhal est restée une école vétérinaire. Mais pour artistes. La métamorphose s'est achevée cet été, lors du dernier festival d'Edimbourg : dans les 500 salles que compte ce centre d'art à nul autre pareil, vous trouverez une douzaine de galeries, des scènes pour les concerts, une dizaine d'espaces réservés au théâtre.....

January 1, 2013

Braw Gigs at Summerhall in The List Magazine's 'Top Music, Artists and Events to look out for in 2013'

‘Now onboard with the music programming at Summerhall, as well as booking gigs in the usual mix of scuzzy and unusual venues, the Scottish DIY music promoter Braw Gigs begins the year with a performance from the Pan-signed, Helm, aka Luke Younger – a sound artist and experimental musician based in London. Expect ‘glacial drone meditations, reconfigured gamelan

December 27, 2012

Neil Cooper of The Herald newspaper previews the current Summerhall exhibitions

‘When Lady Gaga embarked on the early stages of her Monster Ball tour in 2009, it marked the provocative pop princess’s crossover into the major league, with a spectacular show described by some as the first ever pop electro opera. In its look, however, Monster Ball also unwittingly formed a bridge between a pub theatre

December 27, 2012

Troy Holmes of The Student Newspaper previews the new Summerhall exhibtions

‘This week we were fortunate enough to get a sneak preview of Summerhall’s ten new exhibitions while they were installing the new shows and to meet with the lovely Stephen Thorpe, assistant curator and painter. The exhibitions opening on December 15 include the V&A’s Transformation & Revelations: From Gormley to Gaga stage design exhibition, Summerhall’s

December 27, 2012

Tinderbox Fest at Summerhall gets 4/5 stars from The List Magazine

‘Set in the cavernous Summerhall, colour coded arrows navigate labyrinthine corridors to four main performance spaces, all filled with divergent discoveries. An old lecture theatre hosted a self pegged ‘acquired set’ from Broken Records frontman Jamie Sutherland, who, bereft without his band, used the intimate setting to test new pop friendly material and end with a cover

December 27, 2012

4/5 Star Review in the Herald for 'The End of The World' at Summerhall

As it happens the Mayans appear to have miscounted, but that's not really the point. This site-specific music and theatre event curated by Red Note and directed by Andy Arnold did the December 21, 2012 date proud.

December 20, 2012

Come and work with us!

JOB: Programme Coordinator (Part-time) Summerhall is seeking a Programme Coordinator to assist with developing and implementing arts and arts education programmes and events. Applicants should have a strong personal interest in the arts and education and commitment to helping others participate in the arts. They should also have excellent communication skills, good time management skills and