• Southern Exposure

    Fri 15 - Sun 24 Jun 2018

    In 2018, SUMMERHALL is holding a brand-new 10-day series called SOUTHERN EXPOSURE, all taking place in its central courtyard. Events include music from Scottish legends to ambient jazz, a completely revamped take on the annual FestivALE, an outdoor ceilidh and film screenings.

  • Shonen Knife

    Tue 1 May 2018

    Shonen Knife are a ground-breaking all-female Japanese, pop-punk rock trio formed in Osaka in 1981, when Naoko Yamana first heard late ‘70’s punk-pop, particularly The Ramones.

  • Songs of the Roma

    Sun 29 Apr 2018

    Join us for an evening or two of fresh new work across all genres, hosted by Mamoru Iriguchi. We’ve put together some exciting artists who’ve been working on ideas that they are now ready to share with an audience for the first time.

  • Beer Festival

    Fri 15 - Sat 16 Jun 2018

    FestivALE, Summerhall’s sell-out beer festival, returns this June – this year, we’ll be moving outside into the courtyard as part of Southern Exposure and we’ll be revelling in the festival spirit and midsummer sunshine.


Upcoming Events


Tue 24 Apr 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 26 Apr 2018

NEHH presents... Broken Records + The Little Kicks

Standing only. 27 stairs up to venue
Having recently celebrated their 10th anniversary, Edinburgh’s Broken Records return in 2018 with the release of their fourth studio album entitled ‘What We Might Know’, released 30th March.
20:00 - 23:00

Fri 27 Apr 2018

NEHH presents... A Hawk and A Hacksaw

Standing only. 27 stairs up to venue
A Hawk and A Hacksaw return with new record 'Forest Bathing' this year, inspired by the Japanese medical term Shinrin-Yoku (translating as 'taking in the forest atmosphere' and the Valle De Oro National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico.
20:00 - 23:00

Fri 27 Apr 2018

Incinerator - Electro Disco

Standing only.
Deep in the basement, beneath the galleries and lecture theatres, something new fuels the boiler room and ancient generators. Strobe and haze through neon pipes ignite the Former Women’s Locker Room back to life. Down the corridor awaits INCINERATOR; Electro, Disco, Dance and Techno.
22:00-03:00

Sun 29 Apr 2018

Simon Thacker, Justyna Jablonska & Masha Natanson

Songs of the Roma

Unreserved seating.
Returning to Summerhall for the first time since their acclaimed 2016 Made in Scotland Fringe show, Songs of the Roma is a new Romani musical journey full of spiritual intensity, catharsis and joy by one of the UK's most expansive musical figures, Simon Thacker (classical guitar), with the much admired Polish cellist Justyna Jablonska and leading Roma exponent, Lublin based singer/violinist Masha Natanson.
19:30-21:35

Tue 01 May 2018

NEHH presents... Shonen Knife

Standing only. 27 stairs up to venue
Shonen Knife are a ground-breaking all-female Japanese, pop-punk rock trio formed in Osaka in 1981, when Naoko Yamana first heard late ‘70’s punk-pop, particularly The Ramones.
20:00-23:00

Tue 01 May 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 03 May 2018

NEHH presents... Adam Stafford 'Fire Behind The Curtain' Album Launch

Standing only. 27 stairs up to venue
Recorded in the Song, by Toad HQ, The Happiness Hotel, the latest addition to the Adam Stafford opus is Fire Behind the Curtain. The neoclassical L.P. is a testament of hope in his battle against depression. It was written over an 8-year period and inspired by Adam's love of Meredith Monk, Michael Gordon and US Minimalism.
20:00-23:00

Sat 05 May 2018

Braender & Co

Telling the Bees

Unreserved seating.
Exploring the bond between humans and insects, Telling the Bees combines enchanting visual theatre with live music to playfully question our behaviour towards such a significant and increasingly endangered species.
20:00 - 21:00

Tue 08 May 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 10 May 2018

NEHH presents... The Spook School

Standing only. 27 stairs up to venue
Scotland’s indie-pop optimists The Spook School come to Edinburgh with their 3rd record 'Could It Be Different?'. It’s been a journey of self-discovery and feel-good realism; modern, dance-friendly indie-pop fuelling the fun.
20:00-23:00

Fri 11 May 2018

Massaoke's Club La La

Standing only. 27 stairs up to venue
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

Sat 12 May 2018

Mediterraneo: Cinema & Musica! With Assunta Spina (film & live score), The Badwills & Viper Swing

Film: unreserved seating. Concert: standing only.
Edinburgh very own wild world music concert series, Mediterraneo, is back with a huge, special live cinema and music edition this spring! This huge edition will have a very special screening of 1915 silent film Assunta Spina, with a brand new score performed live from The Badwills.
Film at 20:30 / Concert at 22:00-01:00

Tue 15 May 2018

MZA

Work in Progress

14 stairs down to venue, a further 10 stairs down to the stage
A night of comedy with a difference – headline comedians trying out their brand new material – off notes & off adrenaline!!
19:30 - 21:00

Tue 15 May 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 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)

Tue 22 May 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 24 May 2018

Cinemaattic

Cinemaattic: Basque Cinema | Amama + Q&A

Unreserved seating. 14-24 stairs to venue.
A journey into the filmography of one of Spain’s most original filmmakers. Arthouse cinema at its core, Asier Altuna joins us for a special evening showing some of his most celebrated short films and the screening of award-winning film AMAMA (When a Tree Falls), followed by a Q&A with the director. This event is part
19:00-21:30

Tue 29 May 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

Tue 05 Jun 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 09 Jun 2018

NEHH presents... Kris Drever

Unreserved seating. 27 Stairs up to venue.
Scottish songwriter Kris Drever (Lau) celebrated a decade of critical and commercial success by winning both BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of The Year 2017 and Best Original Track 2017 (for his song If Wishes Were Horses) at BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.
20:00-23:00

Tue 12 Jun 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 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)

Fri 15 Jun 2018   -  Sat 16 Jun 2018

Summerhall Presents

FestivALE

Standing only. Event takes place outside.
FestivALE returns this June - This year, we'll be moving outside to the courtyard as part of Southern Exposure and we'll be revelling in the festival spirit and midsummer sunshine.
17:30-00:00

Sun 17 Jun 2018

Summerhall Presents

Courtyard Ceilidh

Standing only. Event takes place outside.
Summerhall presents the return of the Courtyard Ceilidh. The Scott Leslie Band will take you through the whirlwind steps of all the classics - Join us for this fun Sunday afternoon with what will hopefully be a glorious day of sunshine! Part of Southern Exposure.
15:00-18:00

Sun 17 Jun 2018

NEHH presents... Michael Hurley

Unreserved seating.
Michael Hurley grew up in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. As a teenager in the 1950s he fell in love hearing the music of Fats Domino, The Everly Brothers and Bo Diddley blast from the radio, and was enthralled by the records of Blind Willie McTell, Hank Williams and Uncle Dave Macon that he sought for his own.
20:00-23:00

Tue 19 Jun 2018

Synergy Concerts

The Skids & Big Country

Standing only. Event takes place outside.
Two of Fife's most influential bands come together this June - The Skids formed in 1977 in their home town of Dunfermline, Scotland by Richard Jobson, Stuart Adamson, Bill Simpson & Tom Kellichan. The late Stuart Adamson then went on to form Big Country in 1981 with Bruce Watson. Part of Southern Exposure.
19:00-22:30

Tue 19 Jun 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 20 Jun 2018

Synergy Concerts

Portico Quartet

Standing only.
Mercury Prize-nominated Portico Quartet have always been an impossible band to pin down. Sending out echoes of jazz, electronica, ambient music and minimalism, the group have created their own singular, cinematic sound. Part of Southern Exposure.
19:00-22:30

Thu 21 Jun 2018

National Museums Scotland & NEHH

NEHH presents... Idlewild - a celebration of the Rip It Up Exhibition

Standing only. Event takes place outside.
To celebrate the launch of National Museum of Scotland's new exhibition, 'Rip It Up' - an exploration through the history of Scottish pop music - Nothing Ever Happens Here presents a night of Scottish music featuring Idlewild, PAWS & Man of Moon.
19:00-22:30

Fri 22 Jun 2018

Edinburgh International Film Festival & Summerhall Presents

Retrospective LIVE! - Monterey Pop

Standing only
Continuing EIFF’s annual retrospective event, we are delighted to bring the wonderful and rarely seen Monterey Pop to the outdoor screen at Summerhall. Part of Southern Exposure.
20:30-00:30

Sat 23 Jun 2018

Budapest Café Orchestra

Unreserved seating.
Led by leading violinist and composer, Christian Garrick, the Budapest Café Orchestra play traditional folk & gypsy flavoured music from across the world. Raucous, toe-tapping Balkan and Russian numbers are combined with jazz and swing inflections.
20:00-22:00

Sat 23 Jun 2018

Nothing Ever Happens Here

Rip It Up Festival

Standing only. Event takes place outside.
NEHH are happy to present a full day of world-class music to celebrate the opening of NMS' flagship exhibition "Rip it Up", a celebration of Scottish Rock and Pop from the 1950's to present day. Including: Stanley Odd, Emma Pollock, Withered Hand, Modern Studies, Babe, be Charlotte & very special guests. Part of Southern Exposure.
12:00-22:30

Sun 24 Jun 2018

Synergy Concerts

The Rezillos

Standing only. Event takes place outside.
The Rezillos ripped into the rock scene through a shared love of Sixties Garage Rock, the Spectoresque Girl Group voice of The Shangri Las injected with their inimitable molten attitude and created their unique left-field brand of punk rock and roll. Part of Southern Exposure.
19:00-22:30

Tue 26 Jun 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 27 Jun 2018

Summerhall Singers

Summerhall Singers Summer Concert

Unreserved Seating
Join the Summerhall Singers community choir for their annual Summer Concert. Expect an eclectic mix of TV and film theme songs. This is an event you will not want to miss. Suitable for all the family and all musical tastes.
19:30-20:00

Fri 29 Jun 2018

Anatomy

ANATOMY #18: Vaudeville Value Basics

Unreserved seating.
ANATOMY is a regular performance cabaret producer based in Edinburgh. We bring many different sorts of artforms and many different sorts of artists together for events to surprise, shock and delight. 
20:00-23:00

Sun 01 Jul 2018

Anatomy

ANATOMINIs #5

Under 5s free - max. 2 per adult
ANATOMY is a quarterly live art cabaret based in Edinburgh’s Summerhall and occasionally venturing elsewhere. We are thrilled to announce our next matinee for kids aged 0-5s and their friends of all ages. Presented in a friendly, relaxed space, ANATOMINIs will host a number of short acts that will thrill and delight young brains, and
11:00-12:00

Tue 03 Jul 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

Tue 03 Jul 2018

Synergy Concerts

Start to End perform Jeff Buckley - Grace

Standing only. 27 stairs up to venue
Some of Scotland’s leading young musicians perform their favourite albums in full from Start to End. Featuring Sam West on vocals and members of Admiral Fallow, Roddy Hart & the Lonesome Fire, Fat-Suit and Pronto Mama.
19:30-23:00

Tue 10 Jul 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

Tue 17 Jul 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 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)

Fri 20 Jul 2018

Braw Gigs & NEHH present... Godflesh

Standing only. 27 stairs up to venue
Godflesh are an English experimental metal band from Birmingham. Melding influences ranging from electronic music to dub, Godflesh’s innovative music is widely regarded as a founding influence on both industrial metal and post-metal.
20:00-23:00

Sun 05 Aug 2018   -  Mon 06 Aug 2018

One Inch Badge & Synergy Concerts

Goblin perform Dawn of the Dead

Unreserved seating. Show begins half an hour after doors.
Italian Horror legends GOBLIN are coming to the UK to perform 6 very special shows in London and Edinburgh as part of the Suspiria and Dawn of the Dead 40th Anniversary Celebrations.

Sun 05 Aug 2018   -  Mon 06 Aug 2018

One Inch Badge & Synergy Concerts

Goblin perform Suspiria

Unreserved seating. Show begins half an hour after doors.
Italian Horror legends GOBLIN are coming to the UK to perform 6 very special shows in London and Edinburgh as part of the Suspiria and Dawn of the Dead 40th Anniversary Celebrations.

Wed 08 Aug 2018

Synergy Concerts

And So I Watch You from Afar

Standing only. 27 stairs up to venue
And So I Watch You From Afar released The Endless Shimmering on the 20 October 2017 on Los Angeles-based record label Sargent House home of fellow noiseniks Deafheaven, Chelsea Wolfe and RussianCircles. The band left home to spend the Autumn and Winter in Europe, UK and Ireland playing their biggest headline tour to date drenching sold out audiences with their most thunderous collection of songs to date.
19:00-22:00

Fri 10 Aug 2018   -  Sun 19 Aug 2018

One Inch Badge & Synergy Concerts

Pussy Riot: Riot Days

Standing only. 27 stairs up to venue
PUSSY RIOT need little introduction, the Russian protest art collective have one of the most important voices of the last 10 years who's lyrical themes include feminism, LGBT rights, and opposition to Vladimir Putin.
19:00-22:00

Wed 22 Aug 2018

One Inch Badge & Synergy Concerts

Sage Francis + B. Dolan are Epic Beard Men

Standing only. 27 stairs up to venue
After a decade of sharing stages and crafting collaborations in the studio, real-life rap BFFs SAGE FRANCIS and B. DOLAN have finally caved to years of fan pressure to form an official group: EPIC BEARD MEN.
19:00-22:00

Thu 23 Aug 2018

One Inch Badge & Synergy Concerts

Neil Hilborn

Standing only. 27 stairs up to venue
The viral poet returns for his second Edinburgh Fringe along with his critically acclaimed new book 'The Future’. The most watched poet of all-time, famous for the internationally successful poems 'OCD', 'Joey', and 'The Future’.
19:00-22:00

Wed 29 Aug 2018

NEHH presents... Sunflower Bean

Standing only. 27 stairs up to venue
20:00-23:00

Fri 31 Aug 2018

NEHH presents... The Lone Bellow

Standing Only. 27 Stairs to venue
The Lone Bellow burst onto the scene with their self-titled debut in 2013. The Brooklyn-based band quickly became known for their transcendent harmonies, serious musicianship and raucous live performance — a reputation that earned them their rabid fan base.
20:00-23:00

Thu 04 Oct 2018

NEHH presents... Jon Boden

Unreserved seating. 27 Stairs up to venue.
Jon Boden, best known is the lead singer of the progressive folk juggernaut Bellowhead, launched his solo career in 2016, playing the self-penned songs of the albums Painted Lady and Songs From The Floodplain and latest album Afterglow (Oct ’17, Hudson Records), material from Bellowhead, Spiers & Boden and his A Folk Song A Day project.
19:30-23:00

Sun 14 Oct 2018

NEHH presents... Mark Kozelek

Standing only. 27 stairs up to venue
Over the last 20 years Mark Kozelek has been ploughing his own unique furrow, through his work in the band Red House Painters and through the moniker Sun Kil Moon. In 2017, Mark released a self-titled record in collaboration with Ben Boye (of Bonnie 'Prince' Billy) and drummer Jim White (Dirty Three).
20:00-23:00

Sun 09 Dec 2018

Summerhall

Summerhall Christmas Market 2018

Admission on the door
Applications for Summerhall’s Christmas Market 2018 open at 10:00 on Thursday 12th April. Apply here:  SHChristmasMarket2018 Submissions will close on Thursday 3rd May at 10:00.     This years Christmas Market will be as jam packed as ever with  local businesses selling top quality unique products and  food vendors serving up delicious food and drink alongside
11:00-17:00