Fri 28 Jun 2019

Anatomy Arts

Anatomy #20: Mollycoddler

Unreserved seating. BSL interpreted performance.
ANATOMY is a quarterly live art cabaret based in Edinburgh’s Summerhall, featuring astonishing work in dance, performance art, burlesque, clownery, music, physical theatre and more.
20:00 - 23:00

Fri 24 May 2019   -  Sat 25 May 2019

Tatraum Projekte Schmidt

KLÄR - or the performative-poetic search for Schrödinger’s cat

Standing Only. Lift access to venue. Please contact venue with additional access requirements.
Tatraum Projekte Schmidt present a collaboration between performers from Dusseldorf &Edinburgh. Video & soundscapes help to create an unreal-reality space.
19:30 - 20:45

Fri 12 Apr 2019   -  Sun 14 Apr 2019

Egg by Paper Doll Militia

Please note this performance is not wheelchair accessible.
Weaving together personal testimony, live original music and stunning aerial artistry, Egg takes you on a highly visual exploration of female fertility, sexuality and choice, following the true story of a woman who gave her eggs to her friend to have a child.
19:30 - 20:35

Thu 28 Mar 2019   -  Sat 30 Mar 2019

Aulos Productions

Double Bill - Women of the Mourning Fields & Antigone na h'Éireann

Warnings: violence, swearing, implied rape, abuse, suicide
Celebrating its fifth anniversary, Aulos Productions is proud to present a double-bill revival. For one price, catch expanded versions of two of their most critically-acclaimed shows: “Women of the Mourning Fields” and “Antigone na h’Éireann”.
19:30 - 22:15

Thu 28 Mar 2019   -  Fri 29 Mar 2019

Summerhall Presents

D ý r a | by SHHE

Audience seated/lying on floor. Contact Summerhall with additional access requirements
SHHE - Scottish-Portuguese artist and producer, Su Shaw - will create a sonic, visual and meditative reimagining of Dýrafjörður in front of a live audience. Part of Summerhall Lab.
22:30 (Thurs) / 00:30, 18:00 (Fri)

Fri 22 Mar 2019   -  Sat 23 Mar 2019

Zinnia Oberski

Dreams of the Small Gods

Contains nudity
Dreams of the Small Gods is a new circus theatre show devised by Zinnia Oberski and directed by Ellie Dubois. Inspired by folk mythology and how it can be relevant in today's culture, Dreams of the Small Gods blends aerial circus, masked ritual and performance art.
19:00-19:45 (Fri + Sat) / 13:30-14:15 (Sat)

Fri 22 Mar 2019

Anatomy Arts

Anatomy #19: Adequate

Unreserved seating. 4-10 stairs to seating.
ANATOMY is a quarterly live art cabaret based in Edinburgh’s Summerhall, featuring astonishing work in performance art, burlesque, music, drag, clownery, dance and more.
20:00 - 22:00

Thu 14 Feb 2019

Summerhall Presents

Summerhall Scratch Night

Unreserved seating. 4-10 stairs to seating.
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 audience for the first time.  Be in at the beginning!  
19:30-21:20 (including interval)

Thu 10 Jan 2019   -  Mon 14 Jan 2019

David J Black

Nancy's Philosopher (2019)

Unreserved seating. 4-10 stairs to seating.
When Scottish Enlightenment philosopher David Hume and Nancy Ord, daughter of the Chief Baron of the Scottish Exchequer, fell in love, the result was an explosive scandal and a doomed relationship.
19:30-20:30 / Sat: 18:00-19:15

Sat 24 Nov 2018

Fox and Hound Theatre Company

The Two Character Play by Tennessee Williams

Unreserved seating. 14-24 steps to venue.
Tennessee Williams described the play as: ‘The most beautiful play since Streetcar, the very heart of my life’. He is a beautiful writer who captures the chaos of the heart and mind in a very real way, even in this experimental piece, at its’ heart is the struggle for clarity through trauma and mental health issues.
19:30 - 21:20

Sat 24 Nov 2018


The Turn Volume 2 : Shout

Tickets on door or email to reserve (info below). Unreserved seating.
Taking inspiration from the party tradition of ‘doing a turn’ and our love of a ceilidh, TwentySomething presents the second edition of THE TURN, an exciting new evening of performance, spoken word, dance and music.

Sat 13 Oct 2018   -  Sun 14 Oct 2018

Ellie Dubois

No Show

No Show joyously and heartbreakingly reveals what lies hidden beneath the showmanship. There will be desperate attempts and heroic failures, glorious achievements and bruised bodies and egos as the performers push themselves to their physical and mental limit.
19:30 - 20:30 (Sat 13th) & 14:00 - 15:00 (Sun 14th)

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

Fri 29 Jun 2018


ANATOMY #18: Vaudeville Value Basics

Unreserved seating.
ANATOMY is a regular performance cabaret producer based in Edinburgh. We bring many different sorts of artforms and many different sorts of artists together for events to surprise, shock and delight. 

Fri 15 Jun 2018   -  Sat 16 Jun 2018

Physical Theatre Scotland

The Siren's Song

Unreserved seating.
New physical and visual theatre exploring what can happen when we are lured by siren voices, tempted by danger, teased by possibilities... In a paper thin world, water can destroy and transform, cleanse or drown... A showcase of work by the Diploma in Physical Theatre Practice students.
14:00, 19:00

Sat 05 May 2018

Braender & Co

Telling the Bees

Unreserved seating.
Exploring the bond between humans and insects, Telling the Bees combines enchanting visual theatre with live music to playfully question our behaviour towards such a significant and increasingly endangered species.
20:00 - 21:00

Fri 04 May 2018

Scottish Poetry Library

Leyla Josephine's Hopeless

Strong language and adult themes. 14-24 stairs to venue.
Hopeless examines human suffering through quick-fire poetry and dark comedy. Leyla asks whether we can really make a difference or, if in fact, everything is broken beyond repair.

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.

Fri 16 Mar 2018


ANATOMY #17: Sam Satyr's Breaking News Action Playset

May contain nudity, adult themes
A contemporary variety show ANATOMY presents a bubbling cauldron of performance and shenanigans. Full details to be revealed at

Thu 08 Mar 2018   -  Fri 09 Mar 2018

Summerhall Presents

Summerhall Scratch

Join us for an evening or two of fresh new work across all genres. We’ve put together some exciting artists who’ve been working on ideas that they are now ready to share with an audience for the first time. Be in at the beginning! Summerhall Scratch is part of our artist development programme, funded by Creative Scotland.

Sat 03 Mar 2018

A Man's A Man For A' Whit? (work-in-progress)

As part of the Burns Unbroke festival, the “fiercely curious” (The Herald) young theatre company Wonder Fools present the first performance of a new work in development, a contemporary response to the work of Robert Burns.

Wed 28 Feb 2018   -  Sat 03 Mar 2018

Paradigm Lab

The Man From Earth

Unreserved seating. 14-24 stairs to space.
Paradigm Lab presents Jerome Bixby's THE MAN FROM EARTH, an electric blend of sci fi and realism, that asks more questions than it can answer.

Fri 16 Feb 2018

Belle Jones

Closed Doors

A unique, genre-defying collaboration between award winning musicians Lauren Gilmour and Audrey Tait and playwright Belle Jones, Closed Doors mixes spoken word and music to weave together the stories of several residents of a troubled and divided urban neighbourhood. Thrown together as their block of flats is evacuated during a serious police operation, three very

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

Sat 13 Jan 2018

Paper Doll Militia

Tick Tock Cabaret

An evening of circus and physical theatre, with acts based on the theme of Time. It's weird and wonderful. It's Paper Doll Militia's cabaret featuring Sarah Bebe Holmes, Claire Crook, Juzstina Hermann and more! 

Sat 09 Dec 2017   -  Sun 10 Dec 2017

Spin Network and Magnetic North

We Are All Made of Stars

Limited-capacity sharing of work in progress
A mixed reality installation in which the audience are invited to explore the poetics and magic of astrophysics. Using 360° technology, new music, responsive sound installation and virtual reality headsets, the piece explores illusion, perception, mind-reading and time-bending including the story of two magicians and a disappearing act gone wrong.

Fri 08 Dec 2017


ANATOMY #16 — Return of the Frost Kid Gang: 2deep2desolate

Come join ANATOMY for our live art cabaret Hexmas special featuring dance, sound, costume, movement, spoken word, film and more from across the UK.
20:00 - 23:00

Tue 21 Nov 2017   -  Sat 25 Nov 2017

Theatre Paradok


Mentions of sexual violence, human trafficking, violence. Please note this performance is not wheelchair accessible.
Human trafficking, Dungeons and Dragons, snuff films and HP Lovecraft, this play covers all four of them in a bitingly funny, surreal, thrilling and terrifying narrative which toys with power, morality and suspense all in one.

Mon 13 Nov 2017


A Beginner's Guide to Populism

Violence (1 instance)
The villagers of Little Middleton are up in arms at proposals that will spell the end of their historic village. They are taking action to preserve it, with a Beginner’s Guide to Populism to help them.

Sat 28 Oct 2017   -  Sun 29 Oct 2017

C&O Dance

Duvet Day

Duvet Day reveals an intimate struggle with depression. A conflicted relationship with the bed incites a physical exploration of the condition.
18:00 - 18:45

Wed 25 Oct 2017

EMMS International

Fundraiser Fashion Show: My name is Hope

Please contact the venue if you have accessibility requirements
Bring your friends for some fizz and eight stunning fashion collections including Malawian fashion just in from Malawi's Mzuzu fashion week.
19:30 - 22:30 (18:45 for VIP ticket holders)

Wed 18 Oct 2017   -  Thu 19 Oct 2017


Please note babies require a ticket to this event.
Tuliluli is a fantastical theatrical installation made especially for the youngest audiences. Soft, fluffy space, the play of lights, and oval shapes aid the child’s sense of security, stimulate their creativity and their desire to explore the world.
11:00 / 14:00 / 16:00

Sat 14 Oct 2017

Birds of Paradise, Luminate & LGBT Age

Birds of Paradise Cabaret

Concession ticket price available to those with a ticket to Blanche & Butch. To validate, please show your ticket stub on the door.
Stay with us after 'Blanche & Butch' on Saturday, 14th October and celebrate the final night of our tour with an inter-generational cabaret in partnership with Luminate. Showcasing LBGTQI+/disabled performers – local starlets and international stars – you're assured an evening of sparkles and sequins. Full line-up to be announced shortly.

Fri 13 Oct 2017   -  Sat 14 Oct 2017

Birds of Paradise and Tron Theatre

Blanche & Butch

Birds of Paradise and Tron Theatre present Blanche & Butch by Robert Softley Gale. It was the best idea they’d ever had – three disabled drag queens – called ‘Heelz n Wheelz’ – it was sensational! But when the sparkles fade and tensions rise, a new way forward is needed.

Tue 26 Sep 2017


Work in Progress

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 expecting a slick, finished comedy show on the cheap. This is strictly Work In Progress.

Fri 22 Sep 2017



Nudity, Adult Themes
Come frolic with us on the shores of disease. Pack up your tablets, serums and therapies for a picnic by the edge of the bubbling plague pool. Bathe in the anthropocidal fungal wash. Be baptised in pestilence. Hold hands in a dance of decay while monkey grinders dribble lopsided shanties from their rusting crank organs.
20:00 - 23:00

Sat 01 Jul 2017   -  Sun 02 Jul 2017

Luke Eaton "The Horrible Magic Show"

Luke Eaton is a maniac… He is also a renowned magician and a popular fixture on the comedy & variety circuit. With a career spanning 10 years, Luke has developed a unique style of bizarre, stomach churning magic that will have you squirming in your seat or jumping out of it.

Sat 01 Jul 2017   -  Sun 02 Jul 2017

Dave Alnwick "The Cult Of Dave"

Mind Wizard. Cult Leader. Dave. Can you be brainwashed in sixty minutes? Cult magician Dave Alnwick suggests you come and nd out. Following two national tours and his 6th year of full houses at the Edinburgh Fringe, Dave Alnwick is excited to bring his supremely popular Cult of Dave show to MagicFest 2017.
18:20 - 19:20

Sat 01 Jul 2017   -  Sun 02 Jul 2017

R Paul Wilson "Scams and Fantasies"

Sixty minutes of suspense, mystery and surprise. R. Paul Wilson is an author, film-maker, magician and the foremost expert on the art of deception. In this show, the former star of BBC’s ‘The Real Hustle’ shares his most cherished secrets and miracles to reveal a hidden world of magic, mind reading and manipulation.
Sat 16.30-17:30 / Sun 19.30-20:30

Sat 01 Jul 2017   -  Sun 02 Jul 2017

David Stone "Frexit"

David Stone is a crazy French magician specialising in comedy magic and misdirection. His magic is a mix of elegance and craziness…
18:20 - 19:10

Sat 01 Jul 2017   -  Sun 02 Jul 2017

Morgan & West "Return of the Time-Travelling Magicians"

Great Scott! Time-travelling magicians Morgan & West are celebrating their 10th anniversary as a duo of deception and want you to be there!
18:15 - 19:15

Fri 30 Jun 2017   -  Sun 02 Jul 2017


The Edinburgh International Magic Festival returns to Summerhall at the end of June with the Magic Fair, with magic shows from some of the greatest magicians and illusionists every 20 minutes across multiple rooms!
10:30 - 23:30

Tue 27 Jun 2017

Asperger's Are Us

The first comedy troupe composed of people with Asperger Syndrome comes to Scotland for the first time!
19:00 - 21:00

Sat 10 Jun 2017

Edinburgh Quartet/National Youth Dance Company of Scotland

EQ: Dance!

The Edinburgh Quartet in collaboration with the National Youth Dance Company of Scotland, YDance’s flagship company for Scotland’s exceptional young contemporary dancers. The inspirational Marc Brew has created stunning new choreography to string quartets by Tom Harrold, Helen Grime & James MacMillan to be performed live by five talented young dancers from the National Youth
19:30 - 21:00

Thu 18 May 2017   -  Fri 19 May 2017

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Platform 4

Welcome to PLATFORM 4....Queen Margaret University’s first ever event showcasing creative work of students on our courses in Costume Design and Construction, Drama and Performance, Film and Media, and Art Psychotherapy.

Mon 10 Apr 2017   -  Tue 11 Apr 2017



Captioned Performance: Monday 10th of April
Her Majesty's Naval Base Clyde, or Faslane, situated 40 miles outside Glasgow, is home to the UK's nuclear missile program: Trident. Fringe First winner Jenna Watt explores what happens when the personal and political collide.

Every Tuesday

Theatre Sans Accents

Perfect your English through Drama ! The Thespians!

Free Taster Session
Regardless of where you are from, take part and share your experience about English language and British culture. We will work towards expanding your understanding and use of British language whilst developing your communication and social skills in a language that isn't your mother tongue.
18:30 - 20:30

Sat 17 Dec 2016

R P Wilson

Scams & Fantasies

Sixty minutes of suspense, mystery and surprise. R. Paul Wilson is an author, filmmaker, magician and the foremost expert on the art of deception.
19:00 - 20:00

Fri 09 Dec 2016

Anatomy #14: 2016, Nuke It from Orbit

Dropships descend through the lacerated skies to strap explosives around the planet, its surface scorched by riots and pitted with celebrity graves.
20:00 - 22:30

Fri 02 Dec 2016

Thrive Theatre

The Jam Diaries

The Jam Diaries explores the impact of digital interactions on our human and physical relationships. Our reliance on phones and apps to communicate everything from where we’ve been, what we think and even help us find love or sex.
19:00 - 20:30