• Science Festival

    Apr 2019

    During the Science Festival, Summerhall hosts art exhibitions, artist talks and interactive events for all ages. This year, you can enjoy the science of gin & tonic, explore Kombucha as a fashion option, peer inside a human heart and much more.

  • THE DISSECTION: KC RULES OK

    Fri 19 Apr 2019

    King Creosote discusses his 2005 album KC Rules OK with our hosts Michael Pedersen (Neu Reekie) and music journalist and broadcaster Nicola Meighan.

  • Grey Gardens (PG)

    Thu 25 Apr 2019

    Meet Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter Edie – residents of Grey Gardens. This is their story. A love story. Sort of. Hailed as one of the oddest, most beautiful films ever made. Part of the Social Features series.

  • James Yorkston

    Thu 02 May 2019

    James Yorkston returns to Summerhall to celebrate the release of his new album The Route to the Harmonium


Upcoming Events


Sat 13, Sun 14, Fri 19 & Sun 21 Apr 2019

Summerhall Tours

Please meet at Summerhall reception.
Visit Summerhall's labs and lecture theatres and learn about the notable alumni who contributed to science around the world.
14:00 - 15:00

Fri 19 Apr 2019

Samantha Crain & Hamish Hawk

Unreserved seating.
Join us for an intimate evening with two songwriters from either side of the pond - Samantha Crain and Hamish Hawk.
20:00 - 23:00

Fri 19 Apr 2019

The Dissection: KC Rules OK

Unreserved seating. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
The Dissection is a new lecture series which aims to take a deep look at the creation and artistic choices that inform some of Scotland’s most seminal albums. For the first event, host Michael Pedersen talks to King Creosote about his record KC Rules OK.
20:30 - 22:00

Sat 20 Apr 2019   -  Sat 20 Apr 2019

Rhythm Machine

LAST ENTRY 1AM. Standing only.
Rhythm Machine is night of unboundaried dance music and contemporary art. Featuring guest artist Lana Hughes + resident DJ's Yves and William Francis.
23:00 - 03:00

Tue 23 Apr 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 24 Apr 2019

NEHH presents... The Sun Ra Arkestra

Standing Only. 27 stairs to venue
The Sun Ra Arkestra, under the able direction of altosaxophonist Marshall Allen since Sun Ra left the planet in 1993, returns to Edinburgh in April.
19:30-22:30

Thu 25 Apr 2019

Grey Gardens (PG) - Film Screening

Unreserved seating. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
Meet Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter Edie – residents of Grey Gardens. This is their story. A love story. Sort of. Hailed as one of the oddest, most beautiful films ever made.
19:30 - 21:30

Sun 28 Apr 2019

In Bed With Victoria (15) - Film Screening

Unreserved seating. 14-24 steps to seating.
An amusing contemporary romp about a single mother whose personal and professional life are as volatile as an active volcano, from writer-director Justine Triet. Part of the Cinema on Sunday series.
17:00 - 18:30

Tue 30 Apr 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 02 May 2019

NEHH presents... James Yorkston

Standing Only. 27 stairs to venue
James Yorkston returns to Summerhall to celebrate the release of his new album The Route to the Harmonium on Feb 22nd 2019.
20:00-23:00

Sun 05 May 2019

Me, Myself and Mum (15) - Film Screening

Unreserved seating. Contact venue with additional access requests.
A cheerful and inventive comic confessional about French screen and theatre star Guillaume Gallienne’s upbringing. Part of the Cinema on Sunday series.
17:00 - 18:25

Tue 07 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

Fri 10 May 2019

C Duncan

Standing only. 27 stairs to venue
C Duncan's music is intricately crafted out of the artist's diverse influences - his classical background intertwines with his contemporary influences, creating an entirely unique sound.
19:30-23:00

Sat 11 May 2019

PAWS

Standing Only. 27 stairs to venue
PAWS return to Summerhall's Dissection Room this May with their upcoming fourth record, Your Church On My Bonfire. Tickets available.
20:00 - 23:00

Tue 14 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

Fri 17 May 2019

NEHH presents... Grace Petrie

Standing Only.
Grace Petrie is a  folk singer, songwriter and activist from Leicester, UK, she has been writing, recording and touring relentlessly ever since. Her unique takes on life, love and politics, and the warmth and wit with which they are delivered, have won over audiences everywhere.
20:00-23:00

Sat 18 May 2019

WHQ & Nat Turner Live Events

100% Soul: WHQ & The Voices of Virtue Gospel Choir (live)

Standing Only. 27 stairs to venue
A chance to experience Motown & Soul Classics all performed live by the full 16 piece 'Voices of Virtue Gospel Choir' band & fab horn section - an unbelievably uplifting Soul / Gospel / Saturday night out from the very top drawer!
20:00 - 23:00

Tue 21 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

Thu 23 May 2019

Severed Heads + NOL

Please note this performance has moved to The Wee Red Bar, ECA Main Building and Hunter Building, 74 Lauriston Pl, Edinburgh EH3 9DF
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.
Doors 20:00, show 20:45 - 23:00

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'
(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
Ambient House pioneers The Orb come to Summerhall, Edinburgh as part of their 30th anniversary tour.
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

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

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

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.
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