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 the flesh of your... [more]

Unreserved seating. BSL interpreted performance.

Thu 18 Apr 2019

Hollie McNish

20:00-23:00

With Benjamin Zephaniah stating ‘I can’t take my ears off her’, Kate Tempest describing her poetry as ‘welcoming, galvanising and beautiful’ and fans ranging from Emma Watson, Robin Ince, Pink and Tim Minchin,... [more]

Unreserved seating. 27 stairs to venue.

Fri 14 Dec 2018

404 Ink & Neu! Reekie!

The Big Ten for Christmas

18:00-22:00

What to do when your favourites Neu! Reekie! & 404 Ink have birthdays to celebrate? Throw the best Xmas party in town, obviously. Proudly presenting: THE BIG TEN AT CHRISTMAS! Raise a glass to Neu... [more]

Standing Only. 27 stairs to venue

Sat 24 Nov 2018

TwentySomething

The Turn Volume 2 : Shout

18:30-22:30

Shout (verb) : to utter a loud cry, typically as an expression of a strong emotion. The Turn returns for Volume 2 and this time we've asked our performers to SHOUT. What do we have to shout about? Are you... [more]

Tickets on door or email to reserve (info below). Unreserved seating.

Wed 18 Jul 2018

From The Horse's Mouth - Spoken Word @ The Dick

20:30 (sign up from 20:00)

Our monthly celebration of all things spoken.  We have guest speakers and the opportunity for anyone to sign up and perform whatever they like from poetry to political speech to bedtime stories.  All are welcome!! ... [more]

Wed 13 Jun 2018

From The Horse's Mouth - Spoken Word @ The Dick

20:30 (sign up from 20:00)

Our monthly celebration of all things spoken.  We have guest speakers and the opportunity for anyone to sign up and perform whatever they like from poetry to political speech to bedtime stories.  All are welcome!! ... [more]

Tue 12 Jun 2018

MZA

Work in Progress

19:30 - 21:00

A night of comedy with a difference – headline comedians trying out their brand new material – off notes & off adrenaline!! So come expecting nerves, a bit of chaos and a lot of laughs… but don’t come... [more]

14 stairs down to venue, a further 10 stairs down to the stage

Tue 15 May 2018

MZA

Work in Progress

19:30 - 21:00

A night of comedy with a difference – headline comedians trying out their brand new material – off notes & off adrenaline!! So come expecting nerves, a bit of chaos and a lot of laughs… but don’t come... [more]

14 stairs down to venue, a further 10 stairs down to the stage

Mon 14 May 2018

Interrobang Productions

INTERROBANG: Live and Let Die

19:00-22:00

For Good Death Week 2018, INTERROBANG‽ presents a fun and moving evening engaging with the question of what a Good Death might be in 2018. The show will present established and emerging writers and musicians who... [more]

Unreserved seating.

Wed 11 Apr 2018

From The Horse's Mouth - Spoken Word @ The Dick

20:30 (sign up from 20:00)

Our monthly celebration of all things spoken.  We have guest speakers and the opportunity for anyone to sign up and perform whatever they like from poetry to political speech to bedtime stories.  All are welcome!! ... [more]

Wed 14 Mar 2018

From The Horse's Mouth - Spoken Word @ The Dick

20:30 (sign up from 20:00)

Our monthly celebration of all things spoken.  We have guest speakers and the opportunity for anyone to sign up and perform whatever they like from poetry to political speech to bedtime stories.  All are welcome!! ... [more]

Wed 14 Feb 2018

From The Horse's Mouth - Spoken Word @ The Dick

20:30 (sign up from 20:00)

Our monthly celebration of all things spoken.  We have guest speakers and the opportunity for anyone to sign up and perform whatever they like from poetry to political speech to bedtime stories.  All are welcome!! ... [more]

Sat 27 Jan 2018

Flint & Pitch: A Flyting

16:00-18:00

Five poets respond critically, wittily, whimsically and bitingly to a Burns poem of their choosing. With bespoke sets, and a raised eyebrow (and a raised glass) to Rabbie, come join five of Scotland’s best loved poets... [more]

Wed 17 Jan 2018

From The Horse's Mouth - Spoken Word @ The Dick

20:30 (sign up from 20:00)

Our monthly celebration of all things spoken.  We have guest speakers and the opportunity for anyone to sign up and perform whatever they like from poetry to political speech to bedtime stories.  All are welcome!! ... [more]

Tue 19 Dec 2017

Adjacent Pineapple

Poetry: William Fuller, Peter Manson, Pratyusha & Dominic Hale

19:00-21:30

Announcing the first official Snack Revenge poetry night, being a spin-off from Colin Herd's Adjacent Pineapple, a new online magazine based in Glasgow. Bill Fuller is in Edinburgh for a few days before Christmas and... [more]

Entrance to venue down 14 stairs. Further 10 stairs to reach stage.

Wed 13 Dec 2017

From The Horse's Mouth - Spoken Word @ The Dick

20:30 (sign up from 20:00)

Our monthly celebration of all things spoken.  We have guest speakers and the opportunity for anyone to sign up and perform whatever they like from poetry to political speech to bedtime stories.  All are welcome!! ... [more]

Fri 08 Dec 2017

404 Ink & Interrobang?!

404 Ink Issue 3 Launch Party x Interrobang?!

19:00-22:00

404 Ink once again joins forces with Interrobang?! to launch Issue 3 of their literary magazine POWER and wage a War on Christmas. Join them for performances from Nasty Women's Kaite Welsh and Issue 3... [more]

Thu 16 Nov 2017

Neu! Reekie! presents Tongue & Groove

19:30 - 22:00

Poetry: Bejan Matur & Jen Hadfield Music: Ela Orleans & Emme Woods Hosts: Michael Pedersen & Kevin Williamson Plus a short film showcase This is the launch of a new series of events... [more]

This event is not wheelchair-user accessible

Wed 15 Nov 2017

From The Horse's Mouth - Spoken Word @ The Dick

20:30 (sign up from 20:00)

Our monthly celebration of all things spoken.  We have guest speakers and the opportunity for anyone to sign up and perform whatever they like from poetry to political speech to bedtime stories.  All are welcome!! ... [more]

Sun 22 Oct 2017

One, Two, Three: Impro!

15:00

WORKSHOP OF THEATRICAL IMPROVISATION/ PRZEMYSŁAW BUKSIŃSKI Language: Polish and English During the workshop, the master of improvisation, Przemysław Buksiński, will teach you how to listen to other people, how to... [more]

Wed 18 Oct 2017

Spoken Word @ The Dick

20:30 (Starts at 21:00)

An egalitarian and inclusive platform for wordsmiths of all genres. Monthly open-mic evening of poetry, rap, theatre, music and song. All contributors and audience welcome, come and share your own or other... [more]

Sat 22 Oct 2016 - Sun 23 Oct 2016

Africa Together

AfriFest

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 music, dance, workshops,... [more]

Booking in advanced highly recommended

Fri 13 May 2016

Badger Sounds

An Evening of Audio Stories, Short Documentaries and Sonic Ephemera

20:00 - 21:00

  THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF LISTENING EVENTS CELEBRATING ENGAGING RADIO, PODCASTING AND SOUNDS WORKS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE. Need time away from your screen? On Friday May 13th (at 8:00 pm) in Summerhall’s... [more]

Thu 17 Dec 2015

#NeuReekiesXmasKracker

18:00 - 23:30

  Thursday 17th December 2015 at Central Hall, Tollcross, Edinburgh 18:00 - 23:00 Featuring: LIZ LOCHHEAD IRVINE WELSH WHITE HECTOR BIZERK WITH MANY MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON We're working with The Big... [more]

Please note this event is offsite.

Fri 27 Nov 2015

Book Week Scotland

Faber Social and Book Week Scotland presents 'For the Record'

19:30 - 23:30

Faber Social and Book Weeks Scotland presents ‘For the Record’, a night of storytelling, performance and the secrets of the Scottish music scene with Fence Records and Fife’s finest, James Yorkston, music... [more]

Fri 09 Oct 2015

Goodnight Press

CAESURA #34

19:30 (doors) - 10:30

*PLEASE NOTE THIS PERFORMANCE HAS MOVED TO THE RED LECTURE THEATRE* Exploring the recesses of poetics, language and sound since 2012. Experimental writing and sonic spelunking in intimate performances by Maggie... [more]

Fri 12 Jun 2015

Goodnight Press

CAESURA #32

20:00 - 22:30 (Doors 19:30)

CAESURA has been exploring the recesses of poetics, language and sound with a series of stripped-back events since 2012. Experimental writing and music in intimate performances by innovative artists from across the UK... [more]

Fri 12 Jun 2015

Goodnight Press

CAESURA #32

20:00 - 22:30

CAESURA has been exploring the recesses of poetics, language and sound with a series of stripped-back events focusing on experimental writing and performance since 2012. CAESURA #32 features kitchen sink avant-noise... [more]

Tue 09 Jun 2015

Neu! Reekie! #UntitledLive

18:00 - 23:30

STARRING:::::::::: YOUNG FATHERS Headline; White Men Are Black Men Too Tour; 2014 Mercury Music Prize Winners: http://www.young-fathers.com ANDREW WEATHERALL Internationally renowned DJ, Remixer and Producer:... [more]

Please note this event is offsite.

Thu 14 May 2015

The Enemies Project

UNESCO European Literature Night Edinburgh

20:30-22:30

Edinburgh's UNESCO European Literature Night - May Thursday 14th 2015 European Literature Night 2015 will be a groundbreaking evening of live contemporary literature, embedding itself in the architecture of the city... [more]