• 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...

  • KLÄR

    24 - 25 May 2019

    Tatraum Projekte Schmidt present a collaboration between performers from Dusseldorf & Edinburgh. Video & soundscapes help to create an unreal-reality space.

  • Welcome (15) - film screening

    Sun 26 May 2019

    An ode to the abandoned immigrants trapped on the shores of Calais and the good Samaritans who take risks to help them. Part of the Cinema on Sunday series.

  • A A Bondy

    Sat 08 June 2019

    ENDERNESS, A.A. Bondy’s first album in eight years, was finished the day before a wildfire burned his house down. He recorded and played everything himself. Fat Possum will release on May 10.


Upcoming Events


Starting 17th May (Fridays)

The Edinburgh Samba School

Dance with the Edinburgh Samba School

In this 6 week course from The Edinburgh Samba School, you will learn a variety of dance styles including Samba, Maracatu, Afoxe and Reggae.
19:00 - 20:30

Thu 23 May 2019

Severed Heads + NOL (Cancelled)

Please Note: This performance has been cancelled.
Since 1979 Australian music pioneers Severed Heads has thumped out a noisy disco sound that's inspired dance styles from EBM to Chicago House.
19:30 - 22:00

Thu 23 May 2019

Easy Star All-Stars playing 'Dub Side of the Moon'

Standing only. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
Easy Star All-Stars perform their classic tribute record Dub Side of the Moon at Summerhall, Edinburgh.
19:30 - 22:30

Fri 24 May 2019

Erol Alkan

Standing only. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
Sneaky Petes are throwing a big party at Summerhall to welcome back producer, DJ and label founder Erol Alkan.
23:00 - 03:00

Fri 24 May 2019   -  Sat 25 May 2019

Tatraum Projekte Schmidt

KLÄR - or the performative-poetic search for Schrödinger’s cat

Standing Only. Lift access to venue. Please contact venue with additional access requirements.
Tatraum Projekte Schmidt present a collaboration between performers from Dusseldorf &Edinburgh. Video & soundscapes help to create an unreal-reality space.
19:30 - 20:45

Sat 25 May 2019

WHQ & Nat Turner Live Events

Fleetwood Mac's Rumours : Performed by the Transatlantic Ensemble

Standing Only. 27 stairs to venue. This performance includes flashing lights.
Having brought the house down at both last year's Fringe Festival & Xmas Summerhall shows, the outstanding 'Transatlantic Ensemble' make a welcome return, by popular demand to perform Fleetwood Mac's iconic 'Rumours' album in it’s entirety.
19:30 - 22:00

Sat 25 May 2019

Rhythm Machine

Standing only. Please contact venue with any access requirements. LAST ENTRY 1AM.
Rhythm Machine is night of unboundaried dance music and performance art. May's guest artists: Andy Grace Hayes, Kirsty Paterson and Jo Ruessmann.
23:00 - 03:00

Sun 26 May 2019

Welcome (15) - Film Screening

Unreserved seating. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
An ode to the abandoned immigrants trapped on the shores of Calais and the good Samaritans who take risks to help them. Part of the Cinema on Sunday series.
17:00 - 18:50

Sun 26 May 2019

Auricle Ensemble

Auricle Ensemble: Rewrite

Unreserved seating. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
The Auricle Ensemble perform Steve Reich's Radiohead inspired work 'Radio Rewrite', alongside classical works composed by Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead), Stewart Copeland (The Police), Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire) and Bryce Dessner (The National).
20:00 - 21:45

Tue 28 May 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 03 Jun 2019

Honeyblood

Standing only. 27 stairs to venue.
Originally started as a two-piece in 2012, Glaswegian Honeyblood has a sound that has been described as 'slacker-grunge-garage-rock'. With support from LUCIA.
(Doors 19:00) 19:30 - 23:00

Tue 04 Jun 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

Thu 06 Jun 2019

Shakey Graves

Standing Only. 27 stairs to venue
Shakey Graves Is Just Here For The Spice Girls Mini Solo Tour comes to Summerhall, Edinburgh this June - Tickets available.
19:00-23:00

Sat 08 Jun 2019

A.A. Bondy

Standing only
ENDERNESS, A.A. Bondy’s first album in eight years, was finished the day before a wildfire burned his house down. He recorded and played everything himself. Fat Possum will release on May 10.
20:00-23:00

Sat 08 Jun 2019

The Orb - 30th Anniversary Tour

Standing Only. 27 stairs to venue. This performance is sold out.
Ambient House pioneers The Orb come to Summerhall, Edinburgh as part of their 30th anniversary tour. This performance is SOLD OUT.
19:00 - 23:00

Tue 11 Jun 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

Thu 13 Jun 2019

The Price of Everything (12A) - Film Screening

Unreserved seating. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
An expose of the exclusive and rarefied world of the contemporary global art market where everything is a commodity. Part of the Social Features series.
19:30 - 21:10

Fri 14 Jun 2019

Aslan

Standing only. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
Aslan come to Edinburgh's Summerhall this June - tickets available Monday 18th March at 9am.
19:30 - 23:00

Sat 15 Jun 2019

Sacred Paws

Standing only. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
Sacred Paws return to Summerhall in June 2019 in celebration of Run Around The Sun, the follow-up to their SAY Award-winning debut album Strike a Match.
20:00 - 23:00

Tue 18 Jun 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

Wed 19 Jun 2019

Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts

Standing only. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
Born and raised New Yorker Jeffrey Lewis leads a double-life as a comic book artist and an indie-rock musician. 'Weird? Very... but also downright inspiring' ★★★★ - Rolling Stone
20:00 - 23:00

Sun 19 & 26 June 2019

Summerhall Singers

Summerhall Singers Summer Concerts

Unreserved seating.
Join the Summerhall Singers community choir for their annual Summer Concert. With an eclectic mix of songs, a choir that loves music, and two performances to choose from, there is no reason to miss out! Suitable for all the family and all musical tastes. 
19:30 - 20:30

Thu 20 Jun 2019

Fishtail Arts & Astrology

Astrology Can Now be Proved - Rikki Blythe

Unreserved seating. 4-10 stairs to seating.
Rikki Blythe has studied astrology for over 30 years; she is the author of Age of the Fishtail, Cosmic Journal, Just Cosmic and Astro Journal. In this talk, Blythe explains what astrology is and in her words, how it can be proved. 
19:00 - 21:00

Fri 21 Jun 2019   -  Sat 22 Jun 2019

Southern Exposure

Standing only. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
Southern Exposure returns to Summerhall's Dissection Room this June with 2 packed days of the best in Scottish talent.
Fri (18:00-01:00) / Sat (14:00-22:00)

Sat 22 Jun 2019

Budapest Café Orchestra

Budapest Café Orchestra

Unreserved seating. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
In their 10th glorious anniversary year The Budapest Café Orchestra embark on their 9th consecutive annual tour of wondrous Scotlandia and since 2011 have already chalked up some 150 concerts across St Andrew’s fair Isle!
20:00 - 22:00

Sun 23 Jun 2019

That Man From Rio (U) - Film Screening

Unreserved seating. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
Philippe de Broca rose to international success with his tongue-in-cheek adventure That Man from Rio, a spoof of 007-like heroics. Part of the Cinema on Sunday series.
17:00 - 19:00

Tue 25 Jun 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 02 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

Tue 09 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

Sun 14 Jul 2019

The Mafia Kills Only In Summer (15) - Film Screening

Unreserved seating. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
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.
17:00 - 18:30

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

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

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

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

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