• 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".

  • Sound + Vision: Stop Making Sense

    Sound + Vision returns for EIFF with Jonathan Demme's classic Talking Heads concert film, Stop Making Sense! Music also provided by Sacred Paws, Ela Orleans, Indigo Velvet & RM Hubbert.

  • Carpark Ceilidh

    Summerhall is proud to be launching its Inaugural ‘Car Park Ceilidh’, in association with Edinburgh’s Ceilidh Club. Set in our wonderful courtyard, we invite you to take part in this unique outdoor event!

  • Japanese New Music Festival

    The trio of Tatsuya Yoshida (Ruins), Atsushi Tsuyama (Acid Mothers Temple), and Makoto Kawabata (Acid Mothers Temple) perform as multiple different units.

Thu 22 Jun 2017   -  Wed 28 Jun 2017

Radio Cineola: The Inertia Variations

Free exhibition
EIFF 2017 will host a unique version of the exhibition that is being presented around the world to compliment The Inertia Variations. The creative team behind this breathtaking installation is comprised of musician Matt Johnson, filmmaker Johanna St Michaels, prize-winning architect Jacob Sahlqvist, lighting designer Kate Wilkins, and poet John Tottenham. Visitors will find themselves
10:00 - 18:00

Sat 24 Jun 2017

Carpark Ceilidh

This is an outdoor event - please dress according to the weather.
Summerhall is proud to be launching its Inaugural 'Car Park Ceilidh', in association with Edinburgh’s Ceilidh Club. Set in our wonderful courtyard, we invite you to take part in this unique outdoor event!
15:00 - 18:00

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

Tue 27 Jun 2017

Global Week for Syria

Syrian Classical Guitarist Ayman Jarjour

Ayman Jarjour has performed in the Middle East, Europe, the United States, Africa and the Far East. He gave the world premiere of Olympus (concerto for guitar and orchestra) by Evis Sammoutis and the Syrian premiere of Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez with the Syrian National Symphony Orchestra and Concierto Andaluz with the Syrian Philharmonic Orchestra.
20:00 - 21:15

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

Tue 04 Jul 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 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 with their new album Neuk Wight Delhi all-stars.
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

Wed 23 Aug 2017

NEHH presents... Julie Byrne

Standing only. Not wheelchair-user accessible.
American wanderer Julie Byrne's second album, Not Even Happiness, vividly archives what would have otherwise been lost to the road – bustling roadside diners, the stars over the high desert, the aching weariness of change, the wildflowers of the California coast, as well as the unsolvable mysteries of love.
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