• Burns Unbroke

    Thur 25 Jan - Sat 10 March 2018

    A new contemporary multi-arts festival offering diverse creative responses to Burns. Featured are over 30 visual artists, an Alternative Burns Night, a Flyting competition, a tailor made programme of music as well as children’s performance and workshops as well as a series of Whisky Masterclasses.

  • Massaoke Hogmanay

    Fri 31 Dec 2017

    Ring in the bells with Summerhall as we team up with Massaoke this Hogmanay - A live band, a giant lyrics screen & a whole crowd of your friends singing their hearts out!

  • faUSt

    Wed 29 Nov 2017

    Seminal Krautrockers faUSt come to Edinburgh on the back of critically-lauded new record 'Fresh Air'.

  • Machine Shop

    Fri 24 + Sat 25 Nov 2017

    Deep in the basement, beneath the galleries and lecture theatres, something new fuels the boiler room and ancient incinerators. Strobe and haze through neon pipes ignite the Former Women’s Locker Room back to life. Down the corridor awaits The Machine Shop; Industrial, Disco, Dance and Techno.


Upcoming Events


Tue 21 Nov 2017   -  Sat 25 Nov 2017

Theatre Paradok

Pomona

Mentions of sexual violence, human trafficking, violence. Please note this performance is not wheelchair accessible.
Human trafficking, Dungeons and Dragons, snuff films and HP Lovecraft, this play covers all four of them in a bitingly funny, surreal, thrilling and terrifying narrative which toys with power, morality and suspense all in one.
19:30-21:30

Fri 24 Nov 2017

Massaoke's Club La La: Battle Royale

Standing only. Not wheelchair-user accessible.
A brilliant live band smashing out the greatest anthems from the 80s, 90s, 00s and beyond; lyrics on a giant screen and a room full of party-goers singing and dancing their hearts out together.
21:00 - 01:00

Fri 24 Nov 2017   -  Sat 25 Nov 2017

Summerhall

Machine Shop: Industrial Disco

Warning: Contains Strobe and Haze
Deep in the basement, beneath the galleries and lecture theatres, something new fuels the boiler room and ancient incinerators. Strobe and haze through neon pipes ignite the Former Women’s Locker Room back to life. Down the corridor awaits The Machine Shop; Industrial, Disco, Dance and Techno.
21:00 - 01:00

Fri 24 Nov 2017

Zoe Graham

Zoe Graham @ The Royal Dick Pub

With an eclectic mix of musical styles, from indie folk to lively swing/blues, Zoe’s music appeals to all tastes. Having supported acts such as Brooks Williams, Iain Mathews and Jen Grant as well as playing at such events like Girls Rock Glasgow and The Gibson Street Gala her reputation and success is continuing to grow.
18:00

Fri 24 Nov 2017

The Sensational Jimi Shandrix Experience Ceilidh

Ceilidh charity fund raiser. Fantastic music, dance caller, spontaneous and fun event with licensed bar. Plus Raffle and Treasure map with prizes!
19:30 - 23:30

Sat 25 Nov 2017

Screenstage

MERE MORTALS: A showcase of new drama shorts live and on film CANCELLED

Please note this event has been cancelled. For a refund please contact your ticket vendor.
Screenstage presents original dramas with a social realism ethos, and in MERE MORTALS we offer a new showcase of short pieces, both in live performance and on digital screen. Since 2010 we’ve brought to the stage and screen over 40 long and short-form productions to considerable critical acclaim from theatregoers, mainstream and social media. Using emerging acting talent with more experienced actors, a freshness of performance is regularly achieved within these independently written and produced drama
19:30

Tue 28 Nov 2017

Edinburgh Ceilidh Club

Book in advance to avoid disappointment. Due to high volumes of demand, websales may not be available at time of day release.
Every Tuesday evening we have the best of Scottish ceilidh bands.
20.00 - 23.00

Wed 29 Nov 2017

NEHH Presents... faUSt + James Yorkston

Standing Only - Not wheelchair-user accessible
Anarchic, experimental German rock band faUSt formed in 1971, influencing bands such as Joy Division, Sonic Youth and Radiohead.  Still avant garde almost 50 years later, the latest incarnation of the band is touring their new album, Fresh Air.  “It roars with sadness and anger at a world's squandered opportunities.”  The Quietus
20:00 - 23:00

Thu 30 Nov 2017

NEHH presents... Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang

Standing only. Not wheelchair-user accessible
Janka Nabay is the undisputed king of bubu, a frantically-paced dance music with ancient, magical origins in Sierra Leone. The Bubu Gang are the posse of musical collaborators he has hooked up with in the US to create a wild, high-octane juggernaut of call-and-response vocal interplay, juddering dancefloor rhythms, synths and guitars.
20:00 - 23:00

Fri 01 Dec 2017

NEHH presents... Cold Turkey (Scott Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit, Withered Hand, Hollie McNish + Michael Pedersen)

Standing only. Not wheelchair-user accessible
Cold Turkey (is or is not): Scott Hutchison (Frightened Rabbit), Withered Hand, Hollie McNish & Michael Pedersen (Neu! Reekie!). Cold Turkey is the debut outing of what may or may not evolve into an international touring show. There may or may not be a Q&A session. There will be a grand finale for which Hollie McNish is bringing her recorder, Pedersen has found a bell – Withered Hand and Scott Hutchison have the rest covered.
20:00 - 23:00

Fri 01 Dec 2017

Winter Trad

Winter Trad 2017 - Ross Couper and Tom Oakes - Innes Watson - Kieran Munnelly

The main concert of this year's Winter Trad Festival features a multi-award winning line-up with hosts of the weekend, fiddle and guitar/flute duo Ross Couper and Tom Oakes.
20:00 - 22:30 (Doors 19:30)

Fri 01 Dec 2017

Rhythm Machine

Rhythm Machine

Standing only. Not wheelchair-user accessible
RHYTHM MACHINE ​- a night of peformance art and unboundaried dance music - ​returns to ​it's birthplace for it's final outing of 2017. Featuring artwork from Andy Grace Hayes and New-New Wave Music from ​DJs Yves & Francis Dosoo.
23:30-3:00

Sat 02 Dec 2017

Orkestra Fiesta: Cafe Cabaret

To celebrate the end of a joyous 14 years as a performing band, Edinburgh's Orkestra del Sol present a Summerhall all-dayer! Part one is a family-friendly cabaret in the cafe for all ages - magical moments and family fun from the Orkestra's multi-talented extended family.
12:00 - 16:00

Sat 02 Dec 2017

Orkestra Del Sol - The Final Show

Standing Only. Not wheelchair-user accessible.
Officially the last live show ever from Orkestra del Sol! Celebrating 14 joyous years of big-hearted, sun-soaked music, ridiculous stage antics and a penchant for polkas, Orkestra del Sol host an extra-special farewell party before hanging up their horns for good.
19:00 - 01:00

Tue 05 Dec 2017

Edinburgh Ceilidh Club

Book in advance to avoid disappointment. Due to high volumes of demand, websales may not be available at time of day release.
Every Tuesday evening we have the best of Scottish ceilidh bands.
20.00 - 23.00

Fri 08 Dec 2017

Anatomy

ANATOMY #16 — Return of the Frost Kid Gang: 2deep2desolate

Come join ANATOMY for our live art cabaret Hexmas special featuring dance, sound, costume, movement, spoken word, film and more from across the UK.
20:00 - 23:00

Sat 09 Dec 2017   -  Sun 10 Dec 2017

Spin Network and Magnetic North

We Are All Made of Stars

Limited-capacity sharing of work in progress
A mixed reality installation in which the audience are invited to explore the poetics and magic of astrophysics. Using 360° technology, new music, responsive sound installation and virtual reality headsets, the piece explores illusion, perception, mind-reading and time-bending including the story of two magicians and a disappearing act gone wrong.
12:00-18:00

Sun 10 Dec 2017

Summerhall

Summerhall Christmas Market 2017

Admission on the door (Wreath Workshop bookable in advance)
The annual Summerhall Christmas Market is back for 2017! We are proud to work with Summerhall residents, local companies and independent retailers to house over 70 businesses under one roof.  High quality, ample choice and  unique products are guaranteed at this sell out event.
11:00-17:00

Tue 12 Dec 2017

Edinburgh Ceilidh Club

Book in advance to avoid disappointment. Due to high volumes of demand, websales may not be available at time of day release.
Every Tuesday evening we have the best of Scottish ceilidh bands.
20.00 - 23.00

Wed 13 Dec 2017

Summerhall Singers

Summerhall Singers Winter Concert

Join the Summerhall Singers community choir for their annual Winter Concert. Expect an eclectic mix of songs and some sing-a-long Christmas Carols thrown into the mix (participation optional!)
19:30 - 20:30

Wed 13 Dec 2017

From The Horse's Mouth - Spoken Word @ The Dick

Our monthly celebration of all things spoken.  We have guest speakers and the opportunity for anyone to sign up and perform whatever they like from poetry to political speech to bedtime stories.  All are welcome!!
20:30 (sign up from 20:00)

Fri 15 Dec 2017

World Headquarters & Nat Turner Live

Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours': Performed by the Transatlantic Ensemble

Standing only. Not wheelchair-user accessible.
Click & scroll down to see this shows trailer movie - the amazing ‘Transatlantic Ensemble’ are at last coming to Edinburgh, for this Xmas special, performing Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Rumours’ Album live & in its entirety.
19:00 - 23:00

Sat 16 Dec 2017

Lost Map presents...

Kid Canaveral's Christmas Baubles VIII

Standing only. Dissection Room is not wheelchair-user accessible.
Live music + DJs across multiple rooms, with your hosts Kid Canaveral - lineup includes Girl Ray, The Surfing Magazines, HQFU, Emma Kupa & more TBA!
14:00 - 01:00

Sun 17 Dec 2017

White Rabbit Stationery

Christmas Gift Wrapping Workshop with White Rabbit Stationery

Join Kate from White Rabbit Stationery, with a glass of bubbles, to learn about the tools and techniques behind beautiful gift wrapping, all in time for Christmas! 
13:00 - 15:30

Tue 19 Dec 2017

Edinburgh Ceilidh Club

Book in advance to avoid disappointment. Due to high volumes of demand, websales may not be available at time of day release.
Every Tuesday evening we have the best of Scottish ceilidh bands.
20.00 - 23.00

Fri 22 Dec 2017

Massaoke's Club La La: Christmas Party

Standing only. Not wheelchair-user accessible.
A brilliant live band smashing out the greatest anthems from the 80s, 90s, 00s and beyond; lyrics on a giant screen and a room full of party-goers singing and dancing their hearts out together.
21:00 - 01:00

Sun 31 Dec 2017

Summerhall Presents

Massaoke Hogmanay Hootenanny

Standing only. Not wheelchair-user accessible
Ring in the bells with Summerhall as we team up with Massaoke this Hogmanay - A live band, a giant lyrics screen & a whole crowd of your friends singing their hearts out!
21:00-0300

Tue 09 Jan 2018

Edinburgh Ceilidh Club

Book in advance to avoid disappointment. Due to high volumes of demand, websales may not be available at time of day release.
Every Tuesday evening we have the best of Scottish ceilidh bands.
20.00 - 23.00

Sat 13 Jan 2018

Paper Doll Militia

Tick Tock Cabaret

An evening of circus and physical theatre, with acts based on the theme of Time. It's weird and wonderful. It's Paper Doll Militia's cabaret featuring Sarah Bebe Holmes, Claire Crook, Juzstina Hermann and more! 
19:30-21:00

Tue 16 Jan 2018

Edinburgh Ceilidh Club

Book in advance to avoid disappointment. Due to high volumes of demand, websales may not be available at time of day release.
Every Tuesday evening we have the best of Scottish ceilidh bands.
20.00 - 23.00

Wed 17 Jan 2018

From The Horse's Mouth - Spoken Word @ The Dick

Our monthly celebration of all things spoken.  We have guest speakers and the opportunity for anyone to sign up and perform whatever they like from poetry to political speech to bedtime stories.  All are welcome!!
20:30 (sign up from 20:00)

Tue 23 Jan 2018

Edinburgh Ceilidh Club

Book in advance to avoid disappointment. Due to high volumes of demand, websales may not be available at time of day release.
Every Tuesday evening we have the best of Scottish ceilidh bands.
20.00 - 23.00

Thu 25 Jan 2018

Oor Rabbie by Andy Cannon and Wendy Weatherby

Featuring Burns' most popular works - including Tam O'Shanter, Tae a Mouse, Tae a Louse, Address to a Haggis – and with lots of audience participation, poetry, storytelling and live music, Oor Rabbie is the perfect introduction to the life and works of Rabbie Burns for everyone aged 7 and over.
19:00 - 20:00

Fri 26 Jan 2018

NEHH presents... Rachel Sermanni + Jamie Sutherland

A live music event especially curated to fit with the themes of the Burns Unbroke festival. Folk-noir balladeer Rachel Sermanni’s work has been described as ‘Stately, Poetic, Rooted in the Traditional’ (Clash) and she cites Burns as an inspiration.
20:00-23:00

Sat 27 Jan 2018

Flint & Pitch: A Flyting

Five poets respond critically, wittily, whimsically and bitingly to a Burns poem of their choosing. With bespoke sets, and a raised eyebrow (and a raised glass) to Rabbie, come join five of Scotland’s best loved poets and spoken word acts as they take on and respond to Burns’ work with their own provocations and verse.
16:00-18:00

Sat 27 Jan 2018

Neu! Reekie! - Burns Eruption

This event is not wheelchair-user accessible.
"Scotland's favourite avante-garde noise makers" (The Skinny) present a Burns Night like no other. Line up to be announced, but expect an eclectic mix of musicians and poets, haggis, veggie haggis and nips of Arran Whisky.
19:30-23:30

Sun 28 Jan 2018

Commissioned Artists Panel

Commissioned artists panel with Derrick Guild, Ciara Veronica Dunne, Ross Fleming and Robert Powell, co-chaired by ‘Burns Unbroke’ Festival Director Sheilagh Tennant and Exhibitions Facilitator Holly Knox Yeoman.
14:00

Sun 28 Jan 2018

Kenny Hunter - Artist Talk

Kenny Hunter will discuss his practice as an artist in relation to the life and work of Robert Burns. Looking at shared areas of interest such as history, politics and the natural world.
15:30

Tue 30 Jan 2018

Edinburgh Ceilidh Club

Book in advance to avoid disappointment. Due to high volumes of demand, websales may not be available at time of day release.
Every Tuesday evening we have the best of Scottish ceilidh bands.
20.00 - 23.00

Thu 01 Feb 2018

NEHH presents... Liima

Standing only. Not wheelchair-user accessible
Liima was born as much of breaking old habits as building new habits, and their second album, ‘1982’, provides a masterclass in pushing beyond one’s established comfort zones. See them live when they return to Summerhall's Dissection Room.
20:00 - 23:00

Sat 03 Feb 2018

Catherine Sargeant & Tom Houston - Artist Talk & Performance

Award winning text artist Catherine Sargeant will discuss her involvement with the poetry of Burns and reveal why the ‘e’ was dropped. She is joined by Tom Houston, an original and compelling Scottish singer songwriter. Tom – a mischievous musical poet – draws on a variety of genres and shades of mood. Catherine Sargeant Biography:
15:00

Tue 06 Feb 2018

Edinburgh Ceilidh Club

Book in advance to avoid disappointment. Due to high volumes of demand, websales may not be available at time of day release.
Every Tuesday evening we have the best of Scottish ceilidh bands.
20.00 - 23.00

Fri 09 Feb 2018

World Headquarters & Nat Turner Live

Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours': Performed by the Transatlantic Ensemble

Standing only. Not wheelchair-user accessible.
Click & scroll down to see this shows trailer movie - the amazing ‘Transatlantic Ensemble’ are at last coming to Edinburgh, for this Xmas special, performing Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Rumours’ Album live & in its entirety.
19:00 - 23:00

Sat 10 Feb 2018

Greg Moodie and Chris Cairns - Artist Talk

Cartoonists Greg Moodie and Chris Cairns have been tearing up the Scottish and UK political scene since 2012, Cairns as part of Wings Over Scotland and Moodie in the pages of The National. Here they discuss politics, satire, and their latest books Send In The Clowns and Cool Scots. Greg Moodie Biography: Greg Moodie is
15:00

Tue 13 Feb 2018

Edinburgh Ceilidh Club

Book in advance to avoid disappointment. Due to high volumes of demand, websales may not be available at time of day release.
Every Tuesday evening we have the best of Scottish ceilidh bands.
20.00 - 23.00

Wed 14 Feb 2018

From The Horse's Mouth - Spoken Word @ The Dick

Our monthly celebration of all things spoken.  We have guest speakers and the opportunity for anyone to sign up and perform whatever they like from poetry to political speech to bedtime stories.  All are welcome!!
20:30 (sign up from 20:00)

Sat 17 Feb 2018

Brigid Collins & Kirsty Gunn - Artist & Novelist Talk

Artist Brigid Collins and novelist Kirsty Gunn discuss the concept behind the book ‘For A’That’, illustrated by Collins and edited by Gunn alongside Anna Day, Cultural Project Manager for the University of Dundee. They will discuss the myriad of responses by invited contemporary writers to the work of Burns.
15:00

Tue 20 Feb 2018

Edinburgh Ceilidh Club

Book in advance to avoid disappointment. Due to high volumes of demand, websales may not be available at time of day release.
Every Tuesday evening we have the best of Scottish ceilidh bands.
20.00 - 23.00

Sat 24 Feb 2018

Adrian Wiszniewski - Artist Talk

Adrian Wiszniewski will talk about his practice with particular focus on his large body of work related to Burns he has produced over the years and what he has found so inspiring about the Bard's life and work.
15:00-16:00

Tue 27 Feb 2018

Edinburgh Ceilidh Club

Book in advance to avoid disappointment. Due to high volumes of demand, websales may not be available at time of day release.
Every Tuesday evening we have the best of Scottish ceilidh bands.
20.00 - 23.00

Sat 03 Mar 2018

Graham Fagen - Exhibition Tour

Graham Fagen gives a tour of his Burns Unbroke exhibition in the Meadows Galleries. Graham Fagen studied at The Glasgow School of Art (1984-1988, BA) and the Kent Institute of Art and Design (1989-1990, MA) and is senior lecturer at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in Dundee.
15:00-16:00

Sat 10 Mar 2018

Calum Colvin & Rab Wilson - Artist & Poet Talk and Performance

At times witty, controversial and tender, Calum Colvin’s images are presented alongside poems in response by poet Rab Wilson, which equally reflect on the life and aspects of Burns to dwell on who we are, and where we have been, toward what we may become.
15:00-16:00

Wed 14 Mar 2018

From The Horse's Mouth - Spoken Word @ The Dick

Our monthly celebration of all things spoken.  We have guest speakers and the opportunity for anyone to sign up and perform whatever they like from poetry to political speech to bedtime stories.  All are welcome!!
20:30 (sign up from 20:00)

Wed 18 Apr 2018

From The Horse's Mouth - Spoken Word @ The Dick

Our monthly celebration of all things spoken.  We have guest speakers and the opportunity for anyone to sign up and perform whatever they like from poetry to political speech to bedtime stories.  All are welcome!!
20:30 (sign up from 20:00)

Thu 19 Apr 2018

Synergy Concerts

Courtney Marie Andrews

Standing only. Not wheelchair-user accessible
Courtney’s been a session and backup singer and guitarist for nearly 40 artists, from Jimmy Eat World to Damien Jurado. She never stopped writing her own material, though. Picking up admirers like Jurado and Ryan Adams along the way, she has quietly earned a reputation as a songwriter’s songwriter.
19:30-23:00

Wed 16 May 2018

From The Horse's Mouth - Spoken Word @ The Dick

Our monthly celebration of all things spoken.  We have guest speakers and the opportunity for anyone to sign up and perform whatever they like from poetry to political speech to bedtime stories.  All are welcome!!
20:30 (sign up from 20:00)

Wed 13 Jun 2018

From The Horse's Mouth - Spoken Word @ The Dick

Our monthly celebration of all things spoken.  We have guest speakers and the opportunity for anyone to sign up and perform whatever they like from poetry to political speech to bedtime stories.  All are welcome!!
20:30 (sign up from 20:00)

Wed 18 Jul 2018

From The Horse's Mouth - Spoken Word @ The Dick

Our monthly celebration of all things spoken.  We have guest speakers and the opportunity for anyone to sign up and perform whatever they like from poetry to political speech to bedtime stories.  All are welcome!!
20:30 (sign up from 20:00)