• Festival Programme 2019

    31 Jul - 25 August 2019

    We are honoured that so many talented, innovative artists have chosen to present their work at Summerhall this August...

  • Outstanding Venue 2019

    Herald Culture Awards

    Summerhall are thrilled to have been awarded Outstanding venue 2019 at this year’s Herald Culture Awards.

  • The Mafia Kills Only... (15)

    Sun 14 Jul 2019

    The Mafia Kills Only In Summer (15). A black comedy (about 2 decades in Sicily) mocks Mafia bosses & restores the generosity of the heroes of Antimafia. Part of the Cinema on Sunday series.

  • Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert

    Fri 20 Sep 2019

    Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert have decided it’s time to part ways. The heart can only hold so much. To celebrate their uncoupling, they will play our final shows in the UK this year.


Upcoming Events


31 Jul - 25 Aug 2019

NEHH Fringe Programme 2019

This year, Nothing Ever Happens here, along with 432 Presents, Braw Gigs, Sneaky Pete's, Cryptic Glasgow and World Headquarters, present an exciting programme of music from Scotland and beyond. 

Tue 16 Jul 2019

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 02 Aug 2019

Free Love

Standing Only. 27 stairs to venue
Free Love is the latest manifestation of Scottish duo Suzanne Rodden and Lewis Cook (FKA Happy Meals) - a continuation and progression of their utopian dance pop experiments.
19:00-22:00

Fri 09 Aug 2019

Niteworks

Standing only. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
Niteworks blur the lines between Scottish traditional, folk and Gaelic music with contemporary electronica, creating a unique and exhilarating sound.
19:00 - 22:00

Mon 12 Aug 2019

Bodega

Standing only. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
New York's art rockers Bodega come to Summerhall this August for the Festival. 'Riot grrrl rant meets deadpan satire' ★★★★ - The Observer. With support from Working Men's Club.
19:30 - 23:00

Sun 25 Aug 2019

Cate Le Bon

Standing only. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
Cate Le Bon comes to Edinburgh's Summerhall this August, as part of Summerhall's Festival programme. She brings songs from her latest record, Reward.
19:00 - 22:00

Tue 03 Sep 2019

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 Sep 2019

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

Mon 16 Sep 2019

Enter the Dragon (18) Film Screening + Q&A

Lee, a highly proficient Shaolin martial artist and instructor from Hong Kong, is approached by Braithwaite, a British intelligence agent investigating the suspected crime lord Han.
19:00 - 21:00

Tue 17 Sep 2019

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 Sep 2019

Shaolin Soccer (12) - Film Screening

Contains moderate violence and drug use.
A former Shaolin monk reunites his five brothers, years after their master's death, to apply their superhuman martial arts skills to play football and bring Shaolin kung fu to the masses.
19:00 - 21:00

Wed 18 Sep 2019

Hero (12) - film screening

Contains moderate violence
Hero is a 2002 Chinese wuxia film directed by Zhang Yimou. Starring Jet Li as the nameless protagonist, the film is based on the story of Jing Ke's assassination attempt on the King of Qin in 227 BC.
19:00 - 21:00

Thu 19 Sep 2019

The Ex (40th Anniversary Tour)

Standing only. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
The adventurous, innovative Dutch band The Ex exists 40 years this year and is still going strong. New projects, new songs and new adventures.
20:00 - 23:00

Thu 19 Sep 2019

Kung Fu Hustle (15) - film screening

Contains strong violence
Stephen Chow (director and star of Shaolin Soccer) is at it again with his newest action-packed and comedic martial-arts adventure, KUNG FU HUSTLE.
19:00 - 21:00

Fri 20 Sep 2019

Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert

Standing only. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert have decided it’s time to part ways. The heart can only hold so much. To celebrate their uncoupling, they will play our final shows in the UK this year.
19:30 - 23:00

Fri 20 Sep 2019

Wolf Warrior 2 (15) - Film Screening

Strong bloody violence, strong language
Wolf Warrior 2 is a 2017 Chinese action film directed by Wu Jing, who also starred in the lead role. The film tells a story of a loose cannon Chinese soldier named Leng Feng who takes on special missions around the world.
19:00 - 21:15

Sat 21 Sep 2019

Drunken Master (15) - Film Screening

19:00 showing includes Q&A.
Drunken Master is a 1978 Hong Kong action comedy martial arts film directed by Yuen Woo-ping, and starring Jackie Chan.
Screenings 14:00 - 16:00 & 19:00 - 21:30

Sat 21 Sep 2019

White Crane Scotland – Introductory Martial Arts Class

Please wear comfortable clothes. Free entry with KFFF2019 screening ticket stub (subject to availability - to guarantee entry, please purchase a ticket).
Any ticket to a screening at the Kung Fu Film Festival grants access to one of the White Crane Scotland – Introductory Martial Arts Classes. 
Sessions: 12:00, 13:30, 15:00, 16:30, 18:00

Sun 22 Sep 2019

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (12)- Film Screening

Contains moderate violence and sex. 19:00 showing includes Q&A.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is a 2000 wuxia film, conceived and directed by Ang Lee. It features an international cast of Chinese actors, including Chow Yun-fat, Michelle Yeoh, Zhang Ziyi and Chang Chen.
Screenings 14:00 - 16:00 & 19:00 - 21:30

Sun 22 Sep 2019

Suffrajitsu - Introductory Class

Please wear comfortable clothes. Free entry with KFFF2019 screening ticket stub (subject to availability - to guarantee entry, please purchase a ticket).
Taught by Arlene Vincent, black belt in karate and self defense expert formerly of the Summerhall Security Team, you'll be sure to find new pathways to empowerment that work for you.
Sessions: 12:00, 13:30, 15:00, 16:30, 18:00

Tue 24 Sep 2019

Markus Stitz - Roads Less Travelled

Unreserved seating. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
Follow Edinburgh-based adventurer Markus Stitz on a bikepacking journey on the roads less travelled through Scotland and around the world.. In Roads Less Travelled he will take you on a journey with stunning photography, storytelling and films to fuel your plans for the next adventure on two wheels.
19:00 - 21:00

Tue 24 Sep 2019

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 01 Oct 2019

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 08 Oct 2019

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

Mon 14 Oct 2019

Local Natives

Standing Only. 27 stairs to venue
Local Natives come to Edinburgh's Summerhall on their 2019 tour, in support of their fourth full-length record, Violet Street.
19:30 - 23:00

Tue 15 Oct 2019

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 22 Oct 2019

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 25 Oct 2019

Bombskare: Skalloween

Unreserved seating. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
The bishops of bounce, the sorcerers of skank, the undisputed masters of Scottish death reggae come to Summerhall for a special Halloween show.
19:00 - 23:00

Tue 29 Oct 2019

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 01 Nov 2019

She Drew The Gun

Standing Only. 27 stairs to venue
She Drew The Gun make impassioned, hypnotic and darkly ornate psych-pop built around the lyrically evocative songwriting of singer-guitarist Louisa Roach. 
19:30 - 23:00

Tue 05 Nov 2019

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 Nov 2019

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 17 Nov 2019

Aly Bain, Ale Möller & Bruce Molsky

Unreserved seating. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
Shetland fiddle maestro Aly Bain, Swedish multi-instrumentalist Ale Möller, and American fiddler, singer, guitarist and banjo player Bruce Molsky unite to explore their Celtic, Nordic and Appalachian cultures.
19:30 - 23:00

Tue 19 Nov 2019

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 Nov 2019

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 01 Dec 2019

Aldous Harding

Standing only
An artist of rare calibre, Aldous Harding does more than sing; she conjures a singular intensity. Coming to Summerhall, Edinburgh December 2019.
19:30 - 22:30

Tue 03 Dec 2019

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 06 Dec 2019

DF Concerts

The Chats

on sale Friday 28th June at 10am
The Chats are a pub-punk shed-rock band from Queensland Australia. They began playing together in high school, releasing their debut self-titled EP a month away from graduating.
19:00 - 22:00

Sun 08 Dec 2019

Summerhall Christmas Market 2019

Applications now open for Summerhall's annual Christmas Market - apply by 24th May 2019.
11:00-17:00

Tue 10 Dec 2019

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 13 Dec 2019

Dreadzone

Standing only. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
One of the most energetic, exciting and powerful live bands to emerge from the post-rave scene, Dreadzone have steadily been releasing albums and progressively bettering, refining and perfecting their own unique and inimitable take on dub since their inception in 1993
19:00 - 23:00

Tue 17 Dec 2019

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