Thu 04 Jul 2019

Macmillan Fundraiser Ceilidh

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 Cordiner) are holding this ceilidh to fundraise for Macmillan cancer support.
19:00 - 23:00

Wed 10 Apr 2019   -  Fri 12 Apr 2019

Fun Scientists

Fun Scientist Easter Camps

PLEASE NOTE: The Friday session has been cancelled.
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.
9:00 - 16:00 (Morning session: 9:00-12:00 / Afternoon session: 13:00-16:00)

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.

Sun 09 Dec 2018

Garlands Florist

Festive Wreath Workshop - Summerhall Christmas Market 2018

27 stairs to venue (please contact Summerhall with additional access requirements)
Summerhall's Christmas Market are teaming up with Garlands Florist following last years sell out event to host a Festive Wreath Workshop. Set in one of our most unique spaces, Garlands will expertly guide you through designing and creating your own unique traditional wreath. 
2 sessions (12:00, 14:30)

Sun 01 Jul 2018



Under 5s free - max. 2 per adult
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 all ages. Presented in a friendly, relaxed space, ANATOMINIs will host a number of short acts that will thrill and delight young brains, and

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.

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 their parents will be treated to an intergalactic experience about women in astronomy with Valentina's Galaxy.

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 from space and aliens, to food and drink, to art and music and gadgets and gaming. 

Sun 18 Mar 2018



Max. 2 under 5s per adult
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 all ages.

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. 

Sun 15 Oct 2017

King Matt The First

Language: Polish. This venue is not wheelchair-user accessible.
Responsibilities for other people, facing the problems of the world and the ability to accept defeat are the topics hardly ever discussed nowadays. “King Matt the First” serves the role to tell about a complicated world of many meanings, contexts and points of view.
17:00 - 18:00

Sat 14 Oct 2017

Polish Contemporary Book Illustrations for Children

This venue is not wheelchair-user accessible
Come learn about modern Polish book illustrations. Two lectures: ‘Contemporary Polish Picturebook Art: Bridging Tradition and Modernity - Mizielińscy, Ignerska, Concejo’ by Magdalena Sikorska and ‘Iwona Chmielewska: The Picturebook Architect’ by Katarzyna Smyczyńska and a meeting with the master of illustration – Iwona Chmielewska.

Sat 14 Oct 2017

Billy Fog

Language: Polish. This venue is not wheelchair-user accessible
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 “simply has character”.

Thu 12 Oct 2017


Scratch That!

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, early-stage performances curated through an open call out. Full details of the artists involved, and the idea they would like to
19:30 - 21:15

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 theatre performances.

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 it – there will be some toasts, surprises and numerous attractions!

Sat 20 May 2017


Edinbrick - An Edinburgh LEGO Model Show

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 ‘Pokemon’ hunt. All ages welcome, children not a required accessory. Best of all the profits go to Fairy Bricks, brightening the lives of
10:30 - 16:00 (last entry 15:30)

Sun 11 Dec 2016

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

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 and welcoming environment.
11:00 - 12:00

Sun 11 Dec 2016

Summerhall Christmas Market 2016

Tickets available on the door
Summerhall is delighted to announce our annual Christmas Market - This year we are excited to announce a FOURTH room will host more stalls to ensure you are not short for choice.

Fri 02 Dec 2016

Edinburgh Christmas

Summerhall - 24 Doors of Advent

Summerhall began as a brewery in the 1710s. It then became The University of Edinburgh’s Veterinary College built between 1913 – 1925. Closing in 2011, the McDowell family have since cultivated Summerhall as a hub for all things creative.
11:00 - 19:00

Fri 28 Oct 2016   -  Sun 30 Oct 2016


Recitals for Wrigglers

'Recitals for Wrigglers' are concerts especially tailored for babies and toddlers delivered by a professional violinist and cellist. Programmes last 30-40 minutes.
10:30 - 11:00

Sat 17 Sep 2016

Summerhall Yoga

Intuition Workshop

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, or your granny where accurate information is clearly available to them. But how? We don’t know. Not knowing (having no proven mechanism) makes intuition fair game for scepticism among
14:00 - 16:45 (17/09)

Mon 08 Aug 2016   -  Fri 12 Aug 2016

The Zoom Club


Delve into Press Photography and become a performance critic as we go behind-the-scenes at Edinburgh's festivals
10:00 - 17:00

Mon 25 Jul 2016   -  Fri 29 Jul 2016

The Zoom Club


A lively, hands-on morning programme for Ages 5-7
09:30 - 12noon daily

Mon 18 Jul 2016   -  Fri 22 Jul 2016

The Zoom Club


Jam-packed animation and photo adventures for Ages 8-12 Monday 18th July SUPERHUMAN ROBOT BATTLES! Unleash your superhero powers in an epic pixilation animation adventure. Tuesday 19th July ROCK THE BLOCK! Grab some blocks, a board and jump into a world where it’s hip to be square! Wednesday 20th July ZOOMASAURUS: The Dawn of Animation Discover
09:30 - 16:00

Fri 01 Jul 2016   -  Sun 03 Jul 2016

Edinburgh International Magic Festival

Edinburgh International Magic Festival

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 accomplished magicians from around the world.
01 July 19:30 - 23:30, 02 & 03 July 10:00 - 23:30

Sun 26 Jun 2016

ANATOMY MINIs (0-5years)

Edinburgh's premier performance art variety show returns with their second cabaret for the under 5s.
14:00 - 15:00

Sun 01 May 2016

Pop Up Parents Events

Kids Glow Wild

On Sunday 1st May, let the kids release their inner glow and go wild at this interactive UV party explosion featuring many of Edinburgh's leading children's activity providers. With events for 0-5 years AND for age 6+, these events are not to be missed!
11am - 1pm (Neon Nippers) and 2pm - 4pm (The Glow Crew)

Sun 17 Apr 2016

Froggy Yoga Kids

FREE! Fun Yoga for Children (3 to 12 years)

Froggy Yoga Kids uses a holistic approach to make children’s discovery of yoga a magical journey of adventure and fun.

Wed 06 Apr 2016

Knitting For All

Kids Knit Easter Workshop @ The Zoom Club (5 - 11 years)

Using beautiful merino wool, dyed in sumptuous colours, kids will enjoy being creative together as they work with soap and water to create fabulous felted nests.
14:00 - 16:00

Sat 26 Mar 2016   -  Sun 10 Apr 2016

Edinburgh International Science Festival

Edinburgh International Science Festival @ Summerhall

We are handing over the keys. From March 26th to the 10th of April, Edinburgh's world renowned premier event reunites the old Dick Vet back to its scientific foundations.

Sun 13 Dec 2015

Zoom Club

The Zoom Club @ The Summerhall Christmas Market

All the Zoom Club goings-on during this year's Summerhall Christmas Market on Sunday 13th December.

Mon 20 Jul 2015   -  Fri 24 Jul 2015

Lens on Legs Workshops

The Zoom Club: Summer Animation Adventure 2015

Join us on an animation adventure with a week of exploration and experimentation to uncover the science behind moving images. Each session will combine old-school making with technology as we learn new animation techniques suitable for the beginner to the more experienced animator. Children attending for the full week will complete an Arts Awards in
9:00 - 17:00

Tue 31 Mar 2015   -  Tue 07 Apr 2015

Happy Ears

Happy Ears @ The Zoom Club (0-3 years)

A completely live and interactive music experience for 0-3s. Lots of quality Instruments provided, colourful hand made props, comfy cushions and original songs (as well as some classics).
11:00 - 12:00

Sun 05 Oct 2014

ANATOMY MINIS : The Buggy Years

ANATOMY is very pleased to host a very special augmentation to our usual sparklestorm of performance variety with an ANATOMY matinee (or ANATOMATINÉ) fashioned for families with babies and toddlers aged 0-3, kindly supported by Imaginate.

Fri 30 May 2014

Circus skills for Children

Tip Top Presents....

Calling any little stars who love to throw balls, balance on one leg, or generally climb on things. Here is a chance to do all of that, and more! Through playing with scarves, balls and rolling around on mats, we develop the skills of co-ordination, balance, listening and copying, and co-operation, beginning to add technique
10.00 - 11.00 (under 3 years) & 11.00 - 12.00 (3 - 6 years)

Thu 17 Apr 2014

Tip Top Circus Presents....

During this two hour workshop, led by one of Scotland's top circus performers and teachers, children will have the chance to try their hand at the circus skills of juggling and acrobalance.
10.00 - 12.00

Tue 15 Apr 2014

Creative Movement

Children under the age of 5 years must be accompanied by an adult
A movement workshop that helps you and your child reconnect with the physical odd in an energetic and playful way focusing on flexibility, proprioception, rhythm and co-ordination.
10.00 - 11.00 (0 - 3 years) & 11.00 - 12.00 (4 - 6 years)

Tue 15 Apr 2014

Creative Dance

A highly energised and dynamic movement class looking at co-ordination, traveling sequences, alignment and flow, with a twist!
13.00 - 14.00 (6 - 8 years) & 14.00 - 15.00 (8 - 11 years)

Fri 07 Mar 2014

Skate Fit Edinburgh

Family Roller Disco

Family/beginner roller disco
17:00 - 19:00

Sat 15 Feb 2014

Animal Antics - Happy Chinese New Year!

We have been celebrating Chinese new year in the Yellow Room and on the 15th of Feb we will be marking the end of the festivities with a sensory play day to celebrate the lantern festival (Chap Goh Mei). All our Animal Antics friends have been busy preparing lantern garlands, trying out Chinese calligraphy, painting plum blossom pictures whilst learning all

Sun 05 May 2013

Wee Stories

Hickory and Dickory Dock

£20.00 family ticket (2 adults, 2 children)
Once upon a time…that’s the way most good stories begin and this story starts that way too, which is just as well as it is a story all about time.

Sat 04 May 2013   -  Sun 05 May 2013

One Giant Leap

£20 family ticket (2 adults, 2 children)
One Giant Leap is an impossible attempt to bring the whole universe into a theatre and into our understanding.
4 May, 2013 @ 7.30pm & 5 May, 2013 @ 4pm

Sat 08 Dec 2012   -  Sun 09 Dec 2012

Noir! #11 ‘A Christmas Fair’: Fashion, food and cultural extravaganza for all the family

Join Noir! And Summerhall for an all-weekend fashion, design, food and arts market; a distinctly seasonal affair celebrating Scotlandʼs top creative talent through bespoke stalls, exhibitions, live music performances, activities for kids and much more.
11am - 7pm

Sat 08 Dec 2012   -  Sun 09 Dec 2012

Santa's Toy Making Workshop

As part of the Noir! Christmas Fair, Summerhall together with Alchemy Arts presents two joyful afternoons of toy-making, singing, dancing, storytelling and face-painting for kids aged 2 to 12. Come and join us in Santa’s Grotto to make Christmas toys and ornaments. Hear Christmas stories and traditions from around the world. Have your face painted
11am - 3pm