• Kung Fu Film Festival

    16 - 22 Sep 2019

    Summerhall presents Scotland’s first ever Kung Fu Film Festival this September. From classics including Bruce Lee’s Enter The Dragon to hidden comedy gems like Shaolin Soccer and Kung Fu Hustle, celebrate some of the greatest action film-making ever with us across 1 week only.

  • 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.

  • Markus Stitz – Roads Less Travelled

    Tue 24 Sep 2019

    Follow Edinburgh-based adventurer Markus Stitz on a bikepacking journey on the roads less travelled through Scotland and around the world.

  • Local Natives

    Mon 14 Oct 2019

    Local Natives come to Edinburgh's Summerhall on their 2019 tour, in support of their fourth full-length record, Violet Street.


Upcoming Events


Wed 18 Sep 2019

Hero (12) - film screening

Contains moderate violence. Language: Mandarin (English subtitles)
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. Language: Cantonese (English subtitles)
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 their final shows in the UK this year.
19:30 - 22:30

Fri 20 Sep 2019

Wolf Warrior 2 (15) - Film Screening

Strong bloody violence, strong language. Language: Mandarin (English subtitles)
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

Fri 20 Sep 2019

Rhythm Machine

Standing only. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
Rhythm Machine returns to Summerhall after 4 excellent nights in August. Featuring: Yves & William Francis, plus guests Sgàire Wood & The Shrinking Violet Hour.
23:00 - 03:00

Sat 21 Sep 2019

Drunken Master (15) - Film Screening

19:00 showing includes Q&A. Language: Cantonese (English subtitles).
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. Language: Mandarin (English subtitles).
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

Thu 26 Sep 2019

Dreams of a Life (12A) - screening

Unreserved seating. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
This captivating film Dreams of a Life is not only a biopic of a talented and popular person, but it also reveals a portrait of urban lives lived in the London of the eighties, caught up in the City, its music, and its people.
19:30 - 21:10

Fri 27 Sep 2019   -  Sat 28 Sep 2019

The Rum Festival Edinburgh

Standing only. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
The Uk's first ever travelling Rum Festival returns to Edinburgh for its 3rd year, bigger and better than ever before. Featuring over 100 rums, including some you may never have heard of and lots of old school favourites. Plus, cocktails, caribbean street food and the amazing house Cuban dance band Mojito.
18:30 (Fri + Sat), 12:30 (Sat)

Sun 29 Sep 2019

To The Four Winds / Libre (15) - screening

Unreserved seating. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
In the Roya Valley located between France and Italy, thousands of migrants try to cross the border each month in search of a better life. Cédric Herrou, a local farmer, has been welcoming migrants at his home since the beginning of the crisis, turning his backyard into a much-needed shelter.
17:00 - 18:45

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

Thu 03 Oct 2019

Cattlecall Music presents

Neil Bob Herd

Unreserved seating. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
Neil Bob Herd is the former co-front man / guitarist / songwriter of acclaimed alternative bluegrass band The Coal Porters, racking up 6 albums and innumerable tours in the UK, Europe and North America.
19:30 - 22:00

Sat 05 Oct 2019

Broar

Pickering's Tradlantic

Standing only. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
Tradlantic is a music-filled evening hosted by three brothers who are rowing across the Atlantic Ocean this coming December. All proceeds from the event will be going to Scottish based charities Children 1st and Feedback Madagascar.
19:30 - 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

Sun 13 Oct 2019

Paths of the Soul (PG) - screening

Unreserved seating. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
There’s never been a road movie quite like Paths of the Soul, an extraordinary chronicle of ordinary Tibetans undertaking a 1,200-mile pilgrimage to Lhasa.
17:00 - 18:45

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

Standing only. 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

Sun 27 Oct 2019

Triple Bill: Agnès Varda in California

Unreserved seating. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
A triple bill of new Scottish film-making and a french legend, featuring short films Lift Share (15), Black Panthers (15) and Uncle Yanco / Oncle Yanco (15).
17:00 - 18:30

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

Thu 31 Oct 2019

The Wicker Man (18) - Hallowe'en Special Screening

Unreserved seating. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
Celebrate Hallowe’en with a cult classic in its final cut. One of the most disturbing and audacious horror films of all time revolves around a young girl’s disappearance which brings police sergeant Neil Howie (Edward Woodward) to a remote Scottish island.
20:30 - 22:15

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

Fri 15 Nov 2019

The KT Bush Band

Standing only. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
Featuring original members of Kate Bush's 1977 KT Bush Band, this is far more than a Kate Bush tribute act. Hear the classic songs of Kate alongside some previously unheard gems from back in the day - this is a gig not to be missed by any fan of Kate's music!
19:30 - 22:30

Fri 15 Nov 2019   -  Sun 17 Nov 2019

Film Access Scotland

Fans Youth Film Festival

This year, FANS Youth Film Festival will take place at Summerhall, Edinburgh in November. The Festival celebrates and showcases the work of young filmmakers across three days of screenings, workshops and talks.

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 - 22:30

Sun 17 Nov 2019

Declan McKenna

Standard - tickets on sale at 8am on 6th September 2019
British indie singer/songwriter Declan McKenna first emerged in 2015 with the shimmering, politically charged single Brazil, which directly addressed the corruption scandal then engulfing soccer's governing body, FIFA.
19:00 - 22:00

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 19 Nov 2019

Angel Bat Dawid

Standing only. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
In very short time, the potency, prowess, spirit & charisma of Angel Bat Dawid's cosmic musical proselytising has taken her from relatively unknown improviser to borderline ubiquitous performer in Chicago's avant-garde.
19:30 - 22:30

Sun 24 Nov 2019

Short Cuts (15) - screening

Unreserved seating. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
Your chance to discover new film talents on screen and in person as part of the French Film Festival UK. All films with English subtitles.
17:00 - 19:00

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

Fri 29 Nov 2019

World Headquarters & Nat Turner Live

100% Soul with Voices of Virtue Gospel Choir (live)

Standing only. Contact venue with additional access requirements
The outstanding Voices of Virtue Gospel Choir perform an exhilarating Live Soul Revue, featuring all your favourite classic Motown & Soul hits of the 60s & 70s.
19:00 - 22:00

Fri 29 Nov 2019

Oh Les Filles! Haut Les Filles (12A) - screening & dance

Film: unreserved seating. Please contact venue with additional access requirements.
From sweet sixties pop to today’s gender-indifferent anthems, from feminist rebels of the seventies to fashion icons of the social media age, Oh Les Filles! tells the untold story of French female rock stars.
18:30 - 20:00 (film) / 20:30 - 23:00 (dance)

Sun 01 Dec 2019

Aldous Harding

Standing only. Matinee performance tickets on-sale at 9am on Wednesday 18th September 2019.
An artist of rare calibre, Aldous Harding does more than sing; she conjures a singular intensity. Coming to Summerhall, Edinburgh December 2019.
15:00 - 18:00 / 19:30 - 22:30 (sold out)

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

The Chats

Standing only. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
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

Sun 08 Dec 2019

Annecy Animation (PG) - screening

A selection of animation titles from the Annecy Animation Festival/Festival International du film d’Animation d’Annecy screened throughout the day for the Summerhall Christmas Market.
continuous shows from 12:00 - 16:30

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

Sun 15 Dec 2019

Christmas & Co. / Santa & Cie (PG) - screening

Unreserved seating. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
The 92,000 workers responsible for manufacturing children’s toys all become sick at the same time! Santa is left no choice: he must make an emergency trip to Earth with his reindeer to search for a remedy.
17:00 - 18:45

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

Wed 18 Dec 2019

World Headquarters & Nat Turner Live

Fleetwood Mac's Rumours: Performed by The Transatlantic Ensemble - Xmas Special

Standing only. Contact venue with additional access requirements.
The outstanding Transatlantic Ensemble, return to Summerhall Edinburgh this Xmas, to perform Fleetwood Mac's iconic Rumours album, live on the evening of Wednesday December 18th.
20:00 - 23:00

Mon 17 Feb 2020

Black Midi

Standing only. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
London's Black Midi make an otherworldly noise that spans wonky post-punk, funk and math rock, leaving no gap unfilled or un-weird. Their exceptional debut album Schlagenheim was nominated for the Mercury Prize.
19:00 - 22:00