• Festival Programme

    Summerhall is delighted to present its festival programme in the year of the 70th anniversary of the Edinburgh Festival that was created "to heal the wounds of war".

  • FestivALE4

    Our yearly beer, spirits and food festival returns this May, featuring a new addition - ExperimentALE, a series of live science experiments – an exploration of the senses… and, of course, beer!

  • MagicFest

    The 8th Edinburgh International Magic Festival presents the biggest and most diverse line-up to date, inviting Edinburgh and magic fans from afar to 'let their imagination fly' 30th June - 8th July.

  • Yorkston/Thorne/Khan

    James Yorkston, Jon Thorne & Suhail Yusuf Khan return to The Dissection Room with latest record 'Neuk Wight Delhi Allstars'.

Mon 29 May 2017

Synergy Concerts

Pinegrove

Age: 14+ (under 16s must be accompanied by a parent/guardian)
Pinegrove's captivating blend of indie rock, pop and country elements is more vivid, fine-tuned, and addictive than ever before. Vocalist/guitarist Evan Stephens Hall and drummer Zack Levine (drums) form a core that has been playing together since early childhood.
19:30 - 23:00

Tue 30 May 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. This week's band is the Matthew MacLennan ceilidh band.
20.00 - 23.00

Tue 30 May 2017

Artiscience/SEICA in association with The Demarco European Art Foundation and ASCUS

Biology, Art and Science: Symposium on C. H. Waddington, D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson, et al.

This event is not wheelchair-user accessible
The meeting brings together some who worked with “Wad” and in related areas, with others who remain stimulated by his and DWT’s inexhaustible polymathic and artiscient legacy: providing an unique opportunity for those to whom these names are new, to learn about these towering figures.
18:30 - 21:00

Wed 31 May 2017

Dan McKinnon

From the coffeehouses, pubs, and bars of his early beginnings in Atlantic Canada, Dan, “blessed with a gorgeous baritone voice, and an exceptional command of phrasing, light and shade” continues to convey his “finely crafted songs” to audiences through his yearly tours.
20:00 (doors 19:30)

Fri 02 Jun 2017   -  Sun 04 Jun 2017

Solid Liquids Ltd

Edinburgh Juniper Festival 2017

The Juniper Festivals have become a mainstay in the Gin Lovers calendar, and in 2017 we are delighted to be returning to Summerhall in Edinburgh.

Tue 06 Jun 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. This week's band is Tay ceilidh band.
20.00 - 23.00

Wed 07 Jun 2017

James Hickman & Dan Cassidy

Hickman’s emotive, soaring vocals and driving guitar is complemented by Cassidy’s ingenious and virtuosic fiddling.
20:00 (doors 19:30)

Thu 08 Jun 2017

NEHH presents... Richard Dawson

Standing only. Not wheelchair user accessible.
Newcastle-based folk musician Richard Dawson returns to Summerhall on the back of his new upcoming album 'Peasant'!
20:00 - 23:00

Fri 09 Jun 2017

NEHH presents... Steve Ignorant (Crass)

Standing only. Not wheelchair user accessible.
Having cut his punk teeth in Crass, Steve Ignorant’s latest project – Slice Of Life – allows for the more contemplative side of his song-writing to reveal itself.
20:00 - 23:00

Sat 10 Jun 2017

Edinburgh Quartet/National Youth Dance Company of Scotland

EQ: Dance!

The Edinburgh Quartet in collaboration with the National Youth Dance Company of Scotland, YDance’s flagship company for Scotland’s exceptional young contemporary dancers. The inspirational Marc Brew has created stunning new choreography to string quartets by Tom Harrold, Helen Grime & James MacMillan to be performed live by five talented young dancers from the National Youth
19:30 - 21:00

Tue 13 Jun 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. This week's band is Ceilidh Minogue
20.00 - 23.00

Tue 13 Jun 2017

MZA

Work in Progress

A night of comedy with a difference – headline comedians trying out their brand new material – off notes & off adrenaline!!
19:30 - 21:30

Wed 14 Jun 2017

Steve Hicks & Lynn Goulburn

With a mutual love of folk, roots and acoustic genres, their musical partnership has flourished and taken them to all corners of the UK, to Germany and the USA.
20:00 (doors 19:30)

Wed 14 Jun 2017

Summerhall Singers

Summerhall Singers Summerhall Concert

We invite you to join the Summerhall Singers community choir for their annual mid-year concert. Suitable for all the family, and musical tastes, the performance will be a exciting mix of choral music.
19:30 - 20:30

Thu 15 Jun 2017

TMSA

TMSA Young Trad Tour

The TMSA are delighted to present the finalists of the 2016 BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year Award. The tour visits the home towns of each of the finalists so for Robbie Greig (Fiddle) who hails from Edinburgh this performance will be particularly special. Also performing are Mohsen Amini (Concertina and 2016
20:00 - 21:45

Fri 16 Jun 2017

Braw Gigs & NEHH present... Six Organs of Admittance

Unreserved seating. Accessible for wheelchair users (please contact venue)
Solo guitarist extraordinaire, ‘New Weird America’ pioneer and fret board shredding collaborator – Ben Chasny’s ever expanding and adventurous solo moniker of Six Organs of Admittance has created some of the mostly truly introspective psychedelic folk music of the last 19 years or so.
20:00 - 22:30

Sun 18 Jun 2017

Braw Gigs & NEHH present... Japanese New Music Festival 2017

Standing only. Not Wheelchair-user accessible.
The Japanese New Music Festival is a showcase tour in which the trio of Tatsuya Yoshida (Ruins), Atsushi Tsuyama (Acid Mothers Temple), and Makoto Kawabata (Acid Mothers Temple) perform as multiple different units. The tour will return to Europe May 2017, with our three heroes performing as 8 separate groups. The groups mix and deconstruct all kinds
20:00 - 23:00

Tue 20 Jun 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. This week's band is Modhan
20.00 - 23.00

Wed 21 Jun 2017

Tildon Krautz

Tilden krautz' music comes from urban, old-time and rural mountain folk/bluegrass.
20:00 (doors 19:30)

Tue 27 Jun 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. This week's band is the Pentlands Ceilidh band.
20.00 - 23.00

Tue 27 Jun 2017

Asperger's Are Us

The first comedy troupe composed of people with Asperger Syndrome comes to Scotland for the first time!
19:00 - 21:00

Wed 28 Jun 2017

Cloudstreet

Bringing fresh life to the best of the tradition, Nicole Murray, John Thompson and Emma Nixon have carved themselves a niche internationally as outstanding performers of acoustic folk music.
20:00 (doors 19:30)

Fri 30 Jun 2017   -  Sun 02 Jul 2017

MagicFair

The Edinburgh International Magic Festival returns to Summerhall at the end of June with the Magic Fair, with magic shows from some of the greatest magicians and illusionists every 20 minutes across multiple rooms!
10:30 - 23:30

Sat 01 Jul 2017   -  Sun 02 Jul 2017

Luke Eaton "The Horrible Magic Show"

Luke Eaton is a maniac… He is also a renowned magician and a popular fixture on the comedy & variety circuit. With a career spanning 10 years, Luke has developed a unique style of bizarre, stomach churning magic that will have you squirming in your seat or jumping out of it.
18:15-19:05

Sat 01 Jul 2017   -  Sun 02 Jul 2017

Dave Alnwick "The Cult Of Dave"

Mind Wizard. Cult Leader. Dave. Can you be brainwashed in sixty minutes? Cult magician Dave Alnwick suggests you come and nd out. Following two national tours and his 6th year of full houses at the Edinburgh Fringe, Dave Alnwick is excited to bring his supremely popular Cult of Dave show to MagicFest 2017.
18:20 - 19:20

Sat 01 Jul 2017   -  Sun 02 Jul 2017

R Paul Wilson "Scams and Fantasies"

Sixty minutes of suspense, mystery and surprise. R. Paul Wilson is an author, film-maker, magician and the foremost expert on the art of deception. In this show, the former star of BBC’s ‘The Real Hustle’ shares his most cherished secrets and miracles to reveal a hidden world of magic, mind reading and manipulation.
Sat 16.30-17:30 / Sun 19.30-20:30

Sat 01 Jul 2017   -  Sun 02 Jul 2017

David Stone "Frexit"

David Stone is a crazy French magician specialising in comedy magic and misdirection. His magic is a mix of elegance and craziness…
18:20 - 19:10

Sat 01 Jul 2017   -  Sun 02 Jul 2017

Morgan & West "Return of the Time-Travelling Magicians"

Great Scott! Time-travelling magicians Morgan & West are celebrating their 10th anniversary as a duo of deception and want you to be there!
18:15 - 19:15

Tue 04 Jul 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. This week's band is The Jimi Shandrix Experience
20.00 - 23.00

Wed 05 Jul 2017

Eddie Seaman & Luc McNally

Versatility and virtuosity combine so effortlessly on this thrilling tune set from Scottish duo Eddie Seaman and Luc McNally that it belies their short time together
20:00 (doors 19:30)

Wed 05 Jul 2017

NEHH presents... Yorkston/Thorne/Khan

Unreserved Seating. Accessible for wheelchair users (please contact venue)
Yorkston/Thorne/Khan return to Summerhall's Dissection Room with their new album Neuk Wight Delhi.
20:00 - 23:00

Tue 11 Jul 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 12 Jul 2017

Bob Fox

One of Britain’s most respected and internationally acclaimed performers Bob has twice been nominated as Folk Singer of the Year at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.
20:00 (doors 19:30)

Sat 15 Jul 2017

The London Astrobeat Arkestra

The London Astrobeat Arkestra present : Talking Heads ‘Stop Making Sense’

Selling out nationally, absolutely every venue they play, the London Astrobeat Arkestra are affectionately nicknamed the 'African Talking Heads'. This is The Talking Heads 'Stop Making Sense' delivered live & with a degree of raw, cosmic, human energy that will totally, utterly & completely blow your wig off..!
Doors 19:00

Wed 16 Aug 2017

NEHH presents... Hinds

Since bursting onto the Madrid DIY scene, Hinds - Ana Perrote, Carlotta Cosials, Ade Martin and Amber Grimbergen - have mastered a raw and playful sound all their own.
20:00 - 23:00

Thu 17 Aug 2017

NEHH presents... Lift To Experience

Standing only. Not wheelchair user accessible.
The best band in the whole damned land (and Texas is the reason), they kissed the sublime, and splintered apart in the process. Their arc, however, isn’t yet complete - see them together once again in The Dissection Room.
20:00 - 23:00

Sun 20 Aug 2017

NEHH presents... Jenny Hval

Norwegian artist and writer Jenny Hval has developed her distinct take on intimate sound. She has received thoughtful and widespread international acclaim for her fascinating voice, singular delivery and markedly non-traditional arrangements which incorporate elements of poetry, prose writing, performance art, and film.
20:00 - 23:00

Fri 25 Aug 2017   -  Sat 26 Aug 2017

NEHH presents... Charlotte Church's Late Night Pop Dungeon

Standing only. Not wheelchair user accessible.
Down the dark, dark stairs, upon the bloody gallows of soft rock, through the oubliette of cheese, into the torture chamber of disco, you are welcomed to the Late Night Pop Dungeon.
22:00 - 03:00

Sun 03 Sep 2017

Synergy Concerts

American Football

Standing Only. Not wheelchair user accessible.
American Football was an emo band from Champaign - Urbana, Illinois, active from 1997 to 2000.
19:30 - 23:00

Tue 05 Sep 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

Tue 12 Sep 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

Tue 19 Sep 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

Tue 26 Sep 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

Tue 03 Oct 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

Tue 10 Oct 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

Tue 17 Oct 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

Tue 24 Oct 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

Tue 31 Oct 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

Tue 07 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

Tue 14 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

Tue 21 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

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

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

Sun 10 Dec 2017

Summerhall

Summerhall Christmas Market 2017

Tickets available at the door on event date
The annual Summerhall Christmas Market is back for 2017. The market will run from 11:00-17:00 on Sunday 10th December. Applications are now open to take part in our annual Christmas market as a stallholder, food vendor or children’s activity provider – more details can be found here  Summerhall Christmas Market 2017 form. This year will
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