Who's your daddy? Summerhall Shows Exploring Family

You can’t choose your family but you can certainly choose a Fringe show about family. And any kind of family at that, from dysfunctional families to great families to weird families to biological families to chosen families. Whether you’re wanting an excuse to air it out with your own family or just want to see

Nothing Ever Happens Here... Says Who?

From Cate Le Bon to Kathryn Joseph to Grandmaster Flash, Summerhall's music programme is showcasing the best of Scottish and international talent this Fringe

Extinction Rebellion, Queerness and Brexit: Visual Arts at Summerhall this Fringe

From the climate crisis to queer inclusivity to Brexit khaos, Summerhall’s Visual Arts Fringe programme is back and responding to a world in flux.

How to do Fringe of Colour at Summerhall

In 2019 Summerhall is participating in Jessica Brough's Fringe of Colour project by donating tickets for selected shows by artists of colour to enable young people of colour to attend.

How to see five shows for the price of one at Summerhall this Fringe...sort of

On July 31st, the first day of Summerhall’s festival, almost all Summerhall shows will be £5. The rest of Edinburgh might still be cranking into gear but we will be ready and raring to go, with a stocked bar, wood-fired pizzas, and companies chomping at the bit.

Ellie Stevens from Fox & Hound Theatre - Radio Summerhall Interview

Fox & Hound Theatre bring their performance of Tennessee William's 'Two Character Play' to Summerhall's Red Lecture Theatre on Saturday 24th November 2019. Radio Summerhall talked about their interpretation with Director Ellie Stevens - have a listen below.

Lovecraft (not the sex shop in Cardiff) - Guerrilla Radio Play

Radio Summerhall bring a new series of guerrilla radio plays over the next few weeks under the title 'Voices In Your Head', recorded up close at this year's Fringe Festival. This week's play is Lovecraft (not the sex shop in Cardiff) written and performed by Carys Eleri.

Until You hear That Bell - Guerrilla Radio Play

Radio Summerhall bring a new series of guerrilla radio plays over the next few weeks under the title 'Voices In Your Head', recording up close at this year's Fringe Festival. This week's play is 'Until You Hear That Bell', written and performed by Sean Mahoney and directed by Yael Shavit.

The Egg Is a Lonely Hunter - Guerrilla Radio Play

Radio Summerhall bring a new series of guerrilla radio plays over the next few weeks under the title 'Voices In Your Head', recording up close at this year's Fringe Festival. This week's play is 'The Egg Is a Lonely Hunter', produced by Lisa Richards and written and performed by Hannah Mamalis.

Music @ Summerhall

Suburban Scottish Horror, Feminist Punk Resistance and Lauren Gilmour on Closed Doors and the By David Pollock An appreciation of all kinds of music performance runs throughout Summerhall’s programme this festival, from the wide selection of concerts amid our Nothing Ever Happens Here strand, to a series of theatrical shows which offer new takes on

KURT SCHWITTERS HAS LEFT THE BUILDING

Russian Revolutionaries, Wartime Reflections and Martin Green on the groundbreaking work of artist Kurt Schwitters By David Pollock Throughout August Summerhall is one of the pre-eminent places to see art in Edinburgh, and particularly art from the 20th and 21st centuries with an outsider sensibility and a lack of mainstream recognition. This year, our flagship

Dance @ Summerhall

Indian Soldiers in Belgium, Shared love of Sia and Mele Void on Dancing J.G. Ballard’s Concrete Island By David Pollock As ever, dance performance is an integral party of Summerhall’s Festival programme, with a number of shows which take new and intriguing approaches to storytelling through the medium. Among this year’s highlights are Akademi’s The

Circus @ Summerhall

Amniotic Sacs, Debaucherous Convicts, and Jess Love & Sarah Bebe Holmes on the Storytelling Power of Circus. By David Pollock As contemporary circus continues to innovate and take inspiration from other art forms, Summerhall has developed its capacity to accommodate new forms of boundary pushing aerial work and circus performance. Below, the creators of Egg

Returning @ Summerhall

Cloned Sheep, Extraterrestrials and Volker Gerling on Capturing Strangers’ Stories and Photographic Flipbooks By David Pollock We don’t just offer a first home for shows to become Edinburgh Festival successes at Summerhall – we also welcome back past hits from Fringes gone by, nurturing a continuing and open relationship for shows with which we’ve enjoyed

Queer @ Summerhall

The diversity and inclusivity of Summerhall’s Edinburgh Festival theatre programme is as important as the widely recognised quality of what we do. The stories our artists tell open windows upon all manner of experiences, and in 2018 we’re particularly happy to present a breadth of LGBT and queer voices on our stages.