Sun 15 Mar 2020

Anatomy Arts

(CANCELLED) Anatominis Early Years Cabaret!

11:00 - 12:00

Please see Anatomy Arts' statement on their reasoning behind cancelling the event at this link.Anatomy's special Sunday matinee for 0-5s (and everybody else) is back! We've curated a weird and... [more]

Due to unforeseen circumstances this event has been cancelled.

Sun 10 Nov 2019

Bilingualism Matters

Kinetic Reading: Language Learning Through Movement

10:00 - 16:00

This Youth Kinetic Reading workshop offers a fun, multilingual experience whilst supporting foreign language learning. Come and unleash your creativity and explore rhythm, through dancing poems to... [more]

Thu 04 Jul 2019

Macmillan Fundraiser Ceilidh

19:00 - 23:00

You are invited to join us for a family-friendly ceilidh this July at Summerhall.  Ahead of doing the Rob Roy Mighty Hike in August, we (Amber & Anna) are holding this ceilidh to fundraise for... [more]

Wed 10 Apr 2019 - Fri 12 Apr 2019

Fun Scientists

Fun Scientist Easter Camps

9:00 - 16:00 (Morning session: 9:00-12:00 / Afternoon session: 13:00-16:00)

A week full of science and fun at Summerhall with FUN SCIENTISTS.Come along for a half day or the whole week and be prepared to be amazed by hands on fun science. Each day with a different... [more]

PLEASE NOTE: The Friday session has been cancelled.

Mon 11 Mar 2019

Gender Equalitea & Coffee Morning


Join us for a coffee and a chat about the links between gender equality in the early years and better outcomes for all children. We will also encourage you to share your experiences, ideas and tips... [more]

Sun 09 Dec 2018

Garlands Florist

Festive Wreath Workshop - Summerhall Christmas Market 2018

2 sessions (12:00, 14:30)

Workshop price is per person and includes free entry to the market, a 14” wreath and all materials, decorations and expert advice from Garlands.We recommend the workshop for ages 16+ due to the... [more]

27 stairs to venue (please contact Summerhall with additional access requirements)

Sun 01 Jul 2018




ANATOMY is a quarterly live art cabaret based in Edinburgh’s Summerhall and occasionally venturing elsewhere. We are thrilled to announce our next matinee for kids aged 0-5s and their friends of... [more]

Under 5s free - max. 2 per adult

Sat 31 Mar 2018 - Sun 15 Apr 2018

Edinburgh International Science Festival

The Edinburgh International Science Festival is once again taking over Summerhall for two weeks in April to bring a huge array of science packed talks, activities, workshops and more.The 2018... [more]

Sat 31 Mar 2018 - Sun 15 Apr 2018

Edinburgh International Science Festival

EISF - Family events

There's more than 70 performances, activities and things to do packed full of amazing science at Summerhall this year for the Edinburgh International Science Festival.Little ones under five and... [more]

Sat 31 Mar 2018 - Sun 15 Apr 2018

Edinburgh International Science Festival

EISF - Adult events

Summerhall evenings become a viable hub of science debates with the plethora of discussions and activities for adults this year's Edinburgh International Science Festival. The Festival covers topics... [more]

Sun 18 Mar 2018




ANATOMY is a quarterly live art cabaret based in Edinburgh’s Summerhall and occasionally venturing elsewhere. We are thrilled to announce our fourth matinee for kids aged 0-5s and their friends of... [more]

Max. 2 under 5s per adult

Sun 28 Jan 2018

The Zoom Club: Pop-up Digital Arts Workshop (8+)


Join the celebration of Robert Burns in a pop-up digital arts that explores themes of Scottish identity through projection and moving image, mirroring the work of artist Calum Colvin.Drop-off... [more]

Sun 15 Oct 2017

King Matt The First

17:00 - 18:00

Figure Theatre’s “King Matt the First” looks at entering into adulthood in today’s complicated world of many meanings, contexts and points of view. Maturity, battling one’s own weaknesses,... [more]

Language: Polish. This venue is not wheelchair-user accessible.

Sat 14 Oct 2017

Polish Contemporary Book Illustrations for Children


Come to learn about modern Polish book illustrations. Two lectures: ‘Contemporary Polish Picturebook Art: Bridging Tradition and Modernity - Mizielińscy, Ignerska, Concejo’ by Magdalena Sikorska... [more]

This venue is not wheelchair-user accessible

Sat 14 Oct 2017

Billy Fog


They call him Billy Fog. He’s fond of solitude, night, rain and melancholy. He loves doing rotten tricks to his little sister Jane and drown ants in chocolate saliva. He isn’t naughty, he... [more]

Language: Polish. This venue is not wheelchair-user accessible

Thu 12 Oct 2017


Scratch That!

19:30 - 21:15

Come and join us in The Anatomy Lecture Theatre at Summerhall for Scratch That!, an evening of new ideas for young audiences that are still in development. The programme will consist of four short,... [more]

Thu 12 Oct 2017 - Sun 22 Oct 2017

Kite & Trumpet Festival

Festival of Polish Art for Children. Take part in creative workshops, admire beautifully illustrated Polish books, play with quality toys and games crafted in Poland and be inspired by fantastic... [more]

Thu 12 Oct 2017

BAWIALNIA/PLAYROOM - Polish Design For Kids!


The great opening of the BAWIALNIA/PLAYROOM – Polish Design for Kids exhibition and an official inauguration of ‘KITE AND TRUMPET’ Festival of Polish Art for Children. You don’t want to miss... [more]

Sat 20 May 2017


Edinbrick - An Edinburgh LEGO Model Show

10:30 - 16:00 (last entry 15:30)

Join us for the first ever Edinbrick - a LEGO show where you can expect displays from builders from throughout Scotland (and possibly beyond), build areas, activities & a very special LEGO... [more]

Sun 11 Dec 2016

Anatominis #3: My First Warp Drive (0-5 years)

11:00 - 12:00

ANATOMY is a quarterly live art cabaret that crosses mediums and disciplines with a cheeky and playful attitude. ANATOMINIs is their programme of live art for the under 5s, presented in a comforting... [more]

Sun 11 Dec 2016

Summerhall Christmas Market 2016


Summerhall is delighted to announce our annual Christmas Market will take place on Sunday 11th December 2016.This year we are excited to announce a FOURTH room will host more stalls to ensure... [more]

Tickets available on the door

Fri 02 Dec 2016

Edinburgh Christmas

Summerhall - 24 Doors of Advent

11:00 - 19:00

Summerhall is delighted to be taking part in this years Edinburgh Christmas 24 Doors of Advent. This is a unique chance to explore our building and spaces which are usually closed for public... [more]

Fri 28 Oct 2016 - Sun 30 Oct 2016

Corazon Beats - Mexican Inspired Market Stall

Kirstin Bruges (owner) who have traveled Mexico and fell in love with their patterns, colours and general love of life!Our illustrator starts each drawing as simple pencil sketches which turn... [more]


Recitals for Wrigglers

10:30 - 11:00

'Recitals for Wrigglers' are concerts especially tailored for babies and toddlers delivered by a professional violinist and cellist.Music by 'real' composers is performed in an informal... [more]

Sat 17 Sep 2016

Summerhall Yoga

Intuition Workshop

14:00 - 16:45 (17/09)

Intuition – often considered the psychic “sixth sense” has a history of intrigue and controversy.Intuition is the “just knowing” ability demonstrated occasionally by psychics, witches,... [more]

Mon 08 Aug 2016 - Fri 12 Aug 2016

The Zoom Club


10:00 - 17:00

Delve into Press Photography and become a performance critic as we go behind-the-scenes at Edinburgh's festivalsMONDAY 8th August - FRIDAY 12th August, 10am - 5pm each dayROVING REPORTERS:... [more]

Mon 25 Jul 2016 - Fri 29 Jul 2016

The Zoom Club


09:30 - 12noon daily

A lively, hands-on morning programme for Ages 5-7Monday 25th July DINO DIG! Prepare to get dusty as we hunt for the last living Dino!Tuesday 26th July ROCK THE BLOCK! Grab your... [more]

Mon 18 Jul 2016 - Fri 22 Jul 2016

The Zoom Club


09:30 - 16:00

Jam-packed animation and photo adventures for Ages 8-12Monday 18th July SUPERHUMAN ROBOT BATTLES! Unleash your superhero powers in an epic pixilation animation adventure.Tuesday 19th... [more]

Fri 01 Jul 2016 - Sun 03 Jul 2016

Edinburgh International Magic Festival

Edinburgh International Magic Festival

01 July 19:30 - 23:30, 02 & 03 July 10:00 - 23:30

Lose yourself in magic with MagicFest's enchanting programme of world-class magic events, unforgettable performances and jaw-dropping stunts from some of the greatest illusionists, mindreaders and... [more]

Sun 26 Jun 2016

ANATOMY MINIs (0-5years)

14:00 - 15:00

PLEASE NOTE: Children under 5 GO FREE. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult - a maximum of 2 children per adult.___Edinburgh's premier performance art variety show returns with their... [more]