Tue 04 Feb 2020

Dreams of the Small Gods

21:00 - 21:50

Creator: Zinnia OberskiSupport: Creative ScotlandWoman as animal, as human, as goddess or spirit-being - visited by a horned magus - this creative is called upon to transform herself. ... [more]

The performance includes full nudity

Sat 01 Feb 2020


19:30 - 20:10

Company: Katie ArmstrongSupporting: The Work Room, Dance Base, Citymoves Dance AgencyA series of short, intellectually and emotionally engaging vignettes. Chance encounters between two and... [more]

This show requires the audience to be mobile.

Sat 01 Feb 2020


16:45 - 17:25

Artist: Petre DobreHeartsore was Devised by Petre Dobre during a residency with the Macrobert Arts Centre as BSL Director Trainee in 2019.  It is performed with Irina Vartopeanu, an... [more]

Unreserved seating. Please contact venue with any access requirements.

Fri 31 Jan 2020

Cirqulation: Other Worlds

21:30 - 22:30

Company: DelightersSupporting: Cascade JugglingCirqulation is Scotland's ongoing circus cabaret night, showcasing new acts by established and emerging artists. Featuring Scottish and... [more]

Fri 28 Jun 2019

Anatomy Arts

Anatomy #20: Mollycoddler

20:00 - 23:00

The Mollycoddler descends to consume you. All red velvet drapery and sequences of shattered wrists, the Mollycoddler swaddles you in frilly padding and pockmarks the skin with peepholes. Peek into... [more]

Unreserved seating. BSL interpreted performance.

Fri 17 May 2019 - Fri 21 Jun 2019

The Edinburgh Samba School

Dance with the Edinburgh Samba School

19:00 - 20:30

Come alive to the sounds of Brazil with The Edinburgh Samba School.In this 6 week course you will learn a variety of dance styles including Samba, Maracatu, Afoxe and Reggae. Your tuition will be... [more]

Fri 22 Mar 2019 - Sat 23 Mar 2019

Zinnia Oberski

Dreams of the Small Gods

19:00-19:45 (Fri + Sat) / 13:30-14:15 (Sat)

Dreams of the Small Gods is a new circus theatre show devised by Zinnia Oberski and directed by Ellie Dubois.The performance tells the story of the awakening of the Wild Woman and her meeting... [more]

Contains nudity

Thu 14 Feb 2019

Summerhall Presents

Summerhall Scratch Night

19:30-21:20 (including interval)

Join us for an evening of fresh new work across all genres.  Summerhall Scratch brings together a group of exciting artists who’ve been working on ideas that they are now ready to share with an... [more]

Unreserved seating. 4-10 stairs to seating.

Sat 13 Oct 2018 - Sun 14 Oct 2018

Ellie Dubois

No Show

19:30 - 20:30 (Sat 13th) & 14:00 - 15:00 (Sun 14th)

What do you expect when you go to the circus?The greatest show on earth?The glitzy smiles, the glitter of sequins, the drum rolls as performers who seem super human effortlessly perform... [more]

Sat 22 Oct 2016 - Sun 23 Oct 2016

Africa Together


10am on the 22nd until 01:00 on the 23rd

A vibrant, exuberant celebration of African Arts and Culture, and the unique input black performers have made to the artistic and cultural landscape of Scotland. 2 day festival will include live... [more]

Booking in advanced highly recommended

Fri 12 Jun 2015 - Sat 13 Jun 2015

Physical Theatre Scotland


14:00-15:00 & 19:00-20:00

Momento MoriA series of vignettes from a long, long life...The annual showcase of work created by performers from the Diploma in Physical Theatre Practice at Summerhall.Memory and the... [more]

Mon 25 May 2015

Sara Wagner

SALSA for ICS Charity


Come along with your friends for a Latin afternoon and dance some salsa!All money raised from the tickets will be donated to Challenges Worldwide International Citizen Service (ICS), which brings... [more]

Sat 09 May 2015 - Sun 10 May 2015

Colette Sadler / Stammer Productions



Geist - a new production by choreographer Colette Sadler.The performance takes place in an installative environment, and is played out by five dancers, moving amongst towering, monolithic... [more]

Sat 04 Apr 2015

Edinburgh Science Festival

Reindeer Safari


Experience the city as a reindeer. Hear about the reindeer’s way of life from Timo Jokitalo, Eeva Kemppi, Minja Mertanen and Veera Turunen, members of Other Spaces collective, then walk, quietly... [more]

Sat 21 Feb 2015

The Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home

Valentine's Ceilidh

19:30 - 00:00

THE EDINBURGH DOG AND CAT HOMELOVEDOGS AND CATSWe would like for you to share our love by attending our Valentine's Ceilidh on Saturday the 21st of February at Summerhall. This venue is... [more]

Thu 23 Oct 2014 - Tue 25 Nov 2014

Dance 2

Contemporary dance class

19:30 - 20:30

This class is open to complete beginners and those with some experience of any age. The class will be fun, energetic and deliver Contemporary dance that focuses on flow, dynamics and improving all... [more]

Sat 28 Jun 2014

Garvald Edinburgh

Puppy Love Disco

19:00 - 23:00

Garvald Edinburgh brings their Love Disco to Summerhall. This unique event sells out every year. Don’t miss out!Inspired by the ideals of Rudolf Steiner and operating in Edinburgh since 1969,... [more]

Fri 30 May 2014



19:00 doors open, 19:30 start - 22:00

BEING HUMAN is the third V=mc² collaboration, bringing together 3D projection and 2D art, supported with music and dance - each collaboration has been chosen by the audiences.An exhilarating... [more]

Sat 26 Apr 2014 - Sun 27 Apr 2014

Company of Wolves

Invisible Empire

19:30- 20:30

Invisible Empire takes us on a journey from conformity and alienation to extreme acts of resistance. It is a live interrogation of our conflicting tendencies to conform and to rebel, and explores our... [more]

Wed 26 Mar 2014 - Fri 28 Mar 2014

Relief Theatre

Bramble Child

19:30 - 20:30

Presented by Relief, 'Bramble Child' is a devised piece of physical theatre about the phooka, a mysterious and mischievous creature from Irish legend. A shape-shifter who transforms between horse,... [more]

Mild drug references

Fri 14 Feb 2014 - Sat 15 Feb 2014

Les Amis d'Onno

Vintage Cabaret

both days 19:30-21:30, matinee on Sat 14:30 - 16:30

Les Amis d'Onno Equine - Canine are Scotland's own equine-canine stunt team, performing all over Scotland each summer with their large arena shows, in winter touring their Vintage cabaret! Les Amis... [more]

Sat 14 Dec 2013

Paper Doll Militia

Paper Doll Militia Presents: RE-GRIP

19.00 - 21.00

An evening of aerial performance, a season revisited.Re-Grip is curated and specially selected aerial pieces from this season's Open Grip Scratch Performances.The Art is never done. Where... [more]

Sat 07 Dec 2013

Mary Pearson

FAILURE (& other opportunities for non-linear success)


A new solo performance bringing together visual absurdity with contemporary dance, comedy and social commentary.    Fashion victim, aspiring pop diva, and chronic underachiever is consumed by... [more]

Fri 04 Oct 2013

Stompin at Summerhall

Stompin at Summerhall

20.30 - 00.00

Our 'Stompin at the Summerhall' singer tonight is Crawford McInally-Kier, who hails from Glasgow. He studies jazz at the renowned Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and is the singer with... [more]

Thu 05 Sep 2013

Stompin at Summerhall

Stompin at Summerhall

20.00 - Midnight

Stompin' at Summerhall is proud to present the hot jazz sounds of The Gramophone Jass Band on Thursday the 5th of September. The Gramophone Jass Band  are one of Scotland's finest young Traditional... [more]

Fri 05 Jul 2013

Stompin' at the Summerhall


Friday 5th July: We have our firm tip of the hat to our pals across the pond in the USA in the form of a live BLUES band - Mike Parker and the Expenses! With Mike Parker on Vocals, Chris on a sassy,... [more]

Fri 07 Jun 2013

Stompin' at the Summerhall


We are very excited to announce the launch of “Stompin’ at the Summerhall” –This new monthly event is keen to create a stronger collaboration between Jazz bands and the Dance community.... [more]

Fri 03 May 2013

Stompin' at the Summerhall


We are very excited to announce the launch of “Stompin’ at the Summerhall” –This new monthly event is keen to create a stronger collaboration between Jazz bands and the Dance community.... [more]