Mon 01 Jul 2019

Canada Day at The Royal Dick

Having won the best Canada Day Party across Edinburgh, Glasgow, and London in 2017, The Royal Dick is back serving up a celebration of all things Canadian. Expect poutine, Canadian beer and Bryan Adams on repeat!
12:00 - 01:00

Tue 09, Wed 10, Tue 16 & Wed 17 Apr 2019

The Science of Gin and Tonic

Standing only. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
Join Pickering’s Gin Co-Founder Matt Gammell in Summerhall Distillery for an abridged insight into the science of creating the perfect Gin & Tonic! Come and experience an in-depth, fast-paced distillery tour with practical demonstrations along the way.
14:00 & 16:00

Sat 06 Apr 2019

The Science of the Sesh

Unreserved seating. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
Join us for an evening of delicious drinks, boozy (but responsible) experiments and cocktail history as we explore the Science of the Sesh!

Sat 03 Nov 2018


The Big Tasting

From it’s humble beginnings in 14 years ago, the WoodWinters Big Tasting has become a Scottish vinous institution - bringing you the best of small producer, organic, esoteric, great value, natural, artisan, biodynamic and downright great wines, some never before seen in the UK.

Fri 15 Jun 2018   -  Sat 16 Jun 2018

Summerhall Presents


Standing only. Event takes place outside.
FestivALE returns this June - This year, we'll be moving outside to the courtyard as part of Southern Exposure and we'll be revelling in the festival spirit and midsummer sunshine.

Thu 14 Jun 2018

Hunter Purves Food

A Gobble Event - Gastro Theme: Mexican

Hunter Purves Food will be hosting a Gobble event at Summerhall this coming Thursday with DJ Eva Crystaltips.

Fri 09 Mar 2018   -  Sat 10 Mar 2018

Inspired By Events

Meats & Beats Festival

Some areas accessible via 27 stairs
After a sell-out inaugural festival last year, Meats & Beats Festival returns to Edinburgh in a bigger venue! All cooked food moves outside to create an Outdoor Street Food Courtyard, where festival-goers can take a rest from throwing shapes on the dance floor and refuel on meat-stacked dishes.
Multiple sessions

26 Jan, 01 Feb, 15 Feb, 01 Mar 2018

Whisky Masterclasses - Isle of Arran Distillery

Event on 1st March cancelled due to weather conditions
Allow yourself to be transported to the beautiful Isle of Arran on the west coast of Scotland, a stone’s throw away from Burns’s birthplace where your host will take you through 5 whiskies from the Arran Whisky range.

25th Jan, 1st Feb & 8th Feb 2018

Curious School of Puppetry

Curious SOUP nights!

Join us for Thursday Curious SOUP nights at Summerhall! Every Thursday 11th January – 22nd March 2018 (Except 15th February) These open evenings are a chance for the wider community to join in and engage with the progress of our full-time course. They are an opportunity to eat, relax, network and feel inspired Each week
18:30 - 21:30

Sun 10 Dec 2017


Summerhall Christmas Market 2017

Admission on the door (Wreath Workshop bookable in advance)
The annual Summerhall Christmas Market is back for 2017! We are proud to work with Summerhall residents, local companies and independent retailers to house over 70 businesses under one roof.  High quality, ample choice and  unique products are guaranteed at this sell out event.

Fri 02 Jun 2017   -  Sun 04 Jun 2017

Solid Liquids Ltd

Edinburgh Juniper Festival 2017

The Juniper Festivals have become a mainstay in the Gin Lovers calendar, and in 2017 we are delighted to be returning to Summerhall in Edinburgh.

Thu 11 May 2017   -  Sat 13 May 2017


FestivALE4! Beer, Spirits & Street Food Festival

Our yearly beer, spirits and food festival returns this May, featuring a new addition - ExperimentALE, a series of live science experiments – an exploration of the senses… and, of course, beer!
18:00 - late (3 sessions)

Wed 01 Mar 2017

Whisky Masterclasses

Allow yourself to be transported to the beautiful Isle of Arran on the west coast of Scotland, a stone’s throw away from Burns’s birthplace where your host will take you through 5 whiskies from the Arran Whisky range.

Fri 17 Feb 2017


Matthew Jukes Australian Wine Roadshow

For the WoodWinters tasting at Summerhall Matthew has selected the of these including sparklers, delicate Chardonnays, and a full panoply of sensational reds.
18:30 - 21:00

Wed 15 Feb 2017

Whisky Masterclasses

Allow yourself to be transported to the beautiful Isle of Arran on the west coast of Scotland, a stone’s throw away from Burns’s birthplace where your host will take you through 5 whiskies from the Arran Whisky range.

Wed 01 Feb 2017

Whisky Masterclasses

Allow yourself to be transported to the beautiful Isle of Arran on the west coast of Scotland, a stone’s throw away from Burns’s birthplace where your host will take you through 5 whiskies from the Arran Whisky range.

Thu 26 Jan 2017

Whisky Masterclasses

Allow yourself to be transported to the beautiful Isle of Arran on the west coast of Scotland, a stone’s throw away from Burns’s birthplace where your host will take you through 5 whiskies from the Arran Whisky range.

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.

Thu 01 Dec 2016   -  Thu 22 Dec 2016

Pea Head and Jungle Industries

The Yuletide Games

11 dates throughout December - for friends, family and colleagues, experience a Christmas party like no other.
19:00 - 01:00

Sat 22 Oct 2016   -  Sun 23 Oct 2016

Africa Together


Booking in advanced highly recommended
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.
10am on the 22nd until 01:00 on the 23rd

Sat 01 Oct 2016

Project R Events

Edinburgh Coffee Festival

The Edinburgh Coffee Festival is now in its second year and offers coffee lovers the chance to meet Scotland’s most knowledgeable experts. Imagine a whole day dedicated to coffee, right here on your doorstep!
10:00 - 18:00

Fri 10 Jun 2016   -  Sun 12 Jun 2016

Solid Liquids

Edinburgh Juniper Festival 2016

Scotland’s Best Gin Fest returns to Summerhall, it’s spiritual home, to celebrate World Gin Day 2016.

Fri 20 May 2016   -  Sat 21 May 2016



Join us for FestivALE³ - Summerhall's Beer, Spirits and Food Festival - multiple bars inside & out and street food trucks.
Friday (17:30 - 00:30); Saturday (12:00 - 17:00 & 18:00 - 00:00)

Tue 26 Apr 2016   -  Wed 27 Apr 2016

Queen Margaret University

Scotland's FoodScape

Join us for a two day symposium exploring the meaning, potential, and importance of food in Scotland today. Each day includes thinking-and-doing presentations and workshops, interactive food activities, and numerous opportunities to taste the Scottish foodscape. Panellists include Sheila Dillon (BBC Radio 4 Food Programme), Shirley Spear (3 Chimneys), & Geoff Tansey (Food Ethics Council). Event
26th 09:00 - 22:00, 27th 09:00 - 19:00

Thu 21 Apr 2016

Brew Lab

Scottish Aeropress Championship feat. Supermoon

Coffee and music fans will be descending on Summerhall to watch 36 competitors fight it out to see who can brew the best cup of coffee using just an Aeropress! The winner will be crowned the Scottish Aeropress Champion and go on to represent Scotland at the World Championsips in Dublin. Live music will come
18:30 - 00:00

Wed 20 Apr 2016

RSPB Scotland

Food and Environment Candidate Cafe

The Scottish Parliametary election in May 2016 are a chance to find out what political parties will do to improve the Scotland we all live in and how they will do it. Therefore what could be closer to home than the food we grow and eat and our natural and built environment?
19:00 - 21:00

Fri 15 Apr 2016


The Australian Wine Roadshow

Every year Matthew Jukes tastes all the wines in Australia (well, almost), chooses the best 100 and sets off round the UK showing them to everyone. What a nice man.
19:00 - 21:00

Fri 18 Dec 2015   -  Sat 19 Dec 2015

Solid Liquids LTD

Christmas Juniper Festival

What better way to celebrate the run up to Christmas than with a tipple or two at the Christmas Juniper Festival?
Fri 18th 18:00 - 23:00 , Sat 19th 12:00 - 17:00 and 18:00 - 23:00


Trotting Fox Events

Midwinter Woodland Tales

Hot mulled cider and an array of ferlies, follies and food await before you are lured in to become part of the next Midwinter Woodland Tale.
19:30 - 22:30

Every Saturday

Barney's Beer

Barney's Beer: Doors Open Day

See where Barney’s Beer is brewed; enjoy tastings, off-sales & merchandise. Pickerings Gin Distillery is also open, plus food is available at the Royal Dick Bar.
12:00 - 18:00

Sat 07 Nov 2015


WoodWinters Big tasting

The vinous event of the year! Wine never stands still. Come and be among the first to taste the fruits of our ongoing quest for the new, the great, and the absolutely must drink. 100 great wines (many exclusives), producers pouring the wines they’ve made themselves and 2 Gin stalls this year too. Bring your
16:00 - 19:00

Thu 09 Jul 2015   -  Sun 12 Jul 2015

The Moretti Gran Tour

The Moretti Gran Tour is back in 2015 and we are excited to be coming to Summerhall in Edinburgh for the first time and we would love for you to join us. The tour brings the UK’s finest Italian street food vendors together under one roof, serving traditional dishes from Italian regions including Campania, Lombardia
18:00 - 23:00 (9th-11th) 14:00-18:00 (12th)

Sun 05 Jul 2015

Savour Festival

Savour 2

Following on from last year’s sell out event, Savour returns this Summer to bring you an afternoon of edible entertainment.

Fri 12 Jun 2015   -  Sun 14 Jun 2015

Solid Liquids

Scottish Juniper Festival

To celebrate World Gin Day 2015 Summerhall will open it's doors with an array of Gins from around Scotland and much further afield.

Fri 15 May 2015   -  Sat 16 May 2015


Summerhall's Beer FestivALE!

Summerhall’s beer and spirit festival is back for its spring outing! Its always glorious weather in May so we are opening up the courtyard, dusting off the parasols and digging out the sun tan lotion.
14:00 - 19:00 & 20:00 - 01:00

Sat 04 Apr 2015   -  Sun 19 Apr 2015


From the tempting and tantalising to downright delicious this smorgasbord of insightful discussions, thought-provoking presentations and out-of-this-world foodie experiences offers options to suit all tastes.

Sat 07 Mar 2015

Trotting Fox Events

Botany and Mixology

Learn about the ancient art of botany, before combining this with mixology to shake up your own Pickering's Gin 'Peacocktails'. Your tutor and mixologist will walk you through the skills of infusion, muddling and garnish making before you relax and enjoy your creations.
19:00 - 21:30

Fri 06 Feb 2015   -  Sat 07 Feb 2015


The Beer & Spirits FestivALE

We welcome back Williams Bros, The Rum Bar, Summerhall’s Bizarre Bottle Bar - our own experimentally curated selection of only the most extraordinary flavours - and of course, the home grown strengths of Pickering’s Gin and Barney’s Beer.

Sun 25 Jan 2015

Trotting Fox Events

Burns Supper

Celebrate the life and works of Rabbie Burns with bagpipes, recitals and a traditional serving of haggis, neeps and tatties for supper!
18:00 - 22:00

Fri 05 Dec 2014   -  Sat 06 Dec 2014


Summerhall's Beer FestivALE!

Tickets will be £6 for Friday 5th, Power Hour from 16:30-19:30
The Summerhall Beer Festival is back, with some of the best of Scottish craft beer on site at the Southside creative hub for the arts. Summerhall’s beer festivALE will open up the old Veterinary College’s Dissection Room to thirsty beer fans and novices alike. Sessions over the weekend start with Power Hour at 4.30pm on
Friday: 16:30-19:30, 20:00-close. Saturday: 14:00-19:00, 20:00-close.

Thu 20 Nov 2014

Vino Wines

Vino Winter Wine Tasting Event

Tickets not available from Summerhall. Please follow link.
Edinburgh’s premier specialist wine, beer & spirit merchant invites you to join us for our annual winter tasting at The Summerhall Dissection Room. £15 per session Featuring over 200 of our best wines, beers & spirits. Free Riedel Glass with every ticket and money back on purchases made on the night. Tickets available in store
16:30-19:00 & 19:30-22:00

Wed 09 Jul 2014

Natural Selection Brewing

Natural Selection Brewing presents - Mutiny on the Beagle Launch

Natural Selection Brewing, in association with Summerhall and Stewart Brewing, present Mutiny on the Beagle Beer Launch. Each year a group of students on the Heriot Watt Brewing and Distilling Masters programme work with Stewart Brewing to design, create, market, and launch a new beer in Edinburgh and further afield. After 6 months of behind-the-scenes
18.00- 23.00

Sun 15 Jun 2014



Join us for a laid back and convivial Sunday afternoon where you can taste, explore, enjoy and journey around a carefully curated selection of food and drink from some of Edinburgh’s finest local wine merchants, chefs, mixologists and artisan food and drink producers. The Savour team will be transforming Summerhall into a virtual menu where

Fri 13 Jun 2014   -  Sat 14 Jun 2014

Solid Liquids LTD

Scottish Juniper Festival

A delightful way to celebrate World Gin Day 2014! An array of exciting Gin brands and Boutique Fashion will be presented in the grand setting of Summerhall, Edinburgh.
Fri 13th 17:30 - 21:30/ Sat 14th 12:00 - 16:00 & 17:00 - 21:00

Fri 15 Nov 2013   -  Sun 17 Nov 2013

Summerhall and Barneys Beer

Beer Festival

All ages welcome on Sun 17 Nov 2013 - ID will be required for beer
It’s back! By popular demand the second Summerhall beer festival. Same price. Same place.   This time it is bigger, with more beer, in fact our master brewer and libation curator Barney says there are too many beers and styles to mention!   But to start there will be a variety of home-grown beers supplied by
18.30 - 00.00 (Fri & Sat) & 14.00 - 20.00 (Sun)

Thu 12 Sep 2013   -  Sun 15 Sep 2013

Unfinished Business

Only Wolves and Lions

A meal | A conversation | A performance provocation Only Wolves And Lions takes a fresh look at human behaviour in the pursuit of happiness. After food clothes and shelter, what do we need? Exploring ideas surrounding community, isolation and the meaning of the word crisis, Leo Kay and Unai Lopez de Armentia invite you to cook, eat and speak together. Unfinished Business will provide a selection of ‘carbs and condiments’, however you must bring one raw ingredient to contribute to the meal for 16-20 people!
12th & 14th at 18.30 and 15th at 14.30

Sun 09 Jun 2013

Slow Food UK

Meet and Greet the Champions of Scottish Food

Join us for a special event, a collaboration of Summerhall and Slow Food UK, to celebrate the end of Slow Food Week 2013.

Sat 25 May 2013   -  Thu 25 Jul 2013

Barney's Beer

Barney's Beer presents: brewery lates.

An after hours tour of the Summerhall Brewery (originally founded circa 1704) now home to Barney’s Beer. Tasting, talk & tour hosted by owner, head brewer & chief bottle washer Andrew (Barney) Barnett.
Every Thursday 7pm

Fri 30 Nov 2012

Celebrate St Andrew's Night with fine Whiskies: Hurricane Sandy Benefit

Enjoy St Andrew’s Night, with some of the finest single malt whiskies, and live Bluegrass music! The informal whisky tasting event will take place at Summerhall – Edinburgh’s buzzing creative hub for the arts. Whisky tasting notes will be provided for each whisky generously provided by distillers and specialist whisky retailers around Scotland. Live music
7.30pm till 10.30pm

Sat 29 Sep 2012

McGonagall Supper

Tickets available from the Summerhall Box Office.
A celebration of the 110th anniversary of the death in Edinburgh of the world’s worst poet, William McGonagall. A night of fun frivolity,  recitations, singing and an exhibition of the original artwork from Charles Naysmyth’s book ‘The Comic Legend of William McGonogall.’ Dinner will be served in reverse order with dessert first. Dress code (optional): Ladies: Head