Sun 12 Jan 2020

Shrinking Violet

BARRY

19:30 - 20:40

Barry is a devised verbatim piece about Dr James Barry. James Barry has been misrepresented in history as Edinburgh University’s first "woman" graduate. We take issue with this. Through Barry’s story we embark on a... [more]

Unreserved seating. 14-24 steps to seating. This performance includes strong language, transphobia & mimed vomiting.

Fri 13 Dec 2019

Anatomy Arts

Anatomy #22: DECIMATE

20:00 - 22:00

Anatomy is an arts producer based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Our core events are our famous sell-out quarterly cabarets, which feature every three months a wild variety of performance acts from Scotland and further... [more]

Unreserved seating. Please contact venue with any access requirements.

Thu 07 Nov 2019

Summerhall Presents

Summerhall Scratch Night

19:30 - 21:30

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. Please contact venue with any access requirements.

Fri 25 Oct 2019

Summerhall Presents

A(u)nti(e) Empire by AJ Taudevin | Summerhall Lab Sharing

18:00

A(u)nti(e) wants to regale you with tales from the good old days of The British Empire only she is gradually bleeding to death. During her week long lab at Summerhall, award winning performer, writer and... [more]

Unreserved seating. Please contact venue with any access requirements.

Fri 13 Sep 2019

Anatomy Arts

Anatomy #21: Slander

20:00 - 23:00

Radio static. The feedback of megaphones. The street preacher dusts off their A-board. The opposition approaches the podium. Proclamations echo across the land! Richard and Judy are Russian sleeper agents, their... [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 the flesh of your... [more]

Unreserved seating. BSL interpreted performance.

Fri 24 May 2019 - Sat 25 May 2019

Tatraum Projekte Schmidt

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

19:30 - 20:45

Tatraum Projekte Schmidt present a new collaboration between performers from Dusseldorf and Edinburgh. KLÄR examines the parallelisms of certain states and the unity of ghost/matter as described in quantum theory.... [more]

Standing Only. Lift access to venue. Please contact venue with additional access requirements.

Fri 12 Apr 2019 - Sun 14 Apr 2019

Egg by Paper Doll Militia

19:30 - 20:35

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... [more]

Please note this performance is not wheelchair accessible.

Thu 28 Mar 2019 - Sat 30 Mar 2019

Aulos Productions

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

19:30 - 22:15

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”... [more]

Warnings: violence, swearing, implied rape, abuse, suicide

Thu 28 Mar 2019 - Fri 29 Mar 2019

Summerhall Presents

D ý r a | by SHHE

22:30 (Thurs) / 00:30, 18:00 (Fri)

Inspired by time spent in the Westfjords of Iceland, D ý r a is a multidisciplinary project which uses landscape and sleep as a method for creating sound and exploring altered states of consciousness. Collaborating... [more]

Audience seated/lying on floor. Contact Summerhall with additional access requirements

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 with a horned creature... [more]

Contains nudity

Fri 22 Mar 2019

Anatomy Arts

Anatomy #19: Adequate

20:00 - 22:00

There will be a basic standard of entertainment for all. We anticipate that there will be acts for everybody, but you may need to share. The art shall be sufficient and the safety standards in the vicinity of expected... [more]

Unreserved seating. 4-10 stairs to seating.

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 audience for the... [more]

Unreserved seating. 4-10 stairs to seating.

Thu 10 Jan 2019 - Mon 14 Jan 2019

David J Black

Nancy's Philosopher (2019)

19:30-20:30 / Sat: 18:00-19:15

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.  David Black’s... [more]

Unreserved seating. 4-10 stairs to seating.

Sat 24 Nov 2018

Fox and Hound Theatre Company

The Two Character Play by Tennessee Williams

19:30 - 21:20

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... [more]

Unreserved seating. 14-24 steps 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.

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 death-defying acts? No... [more]

Sun 01 Jul 2018

Anatomy

ANATOMINIs #5

11:00-12:00

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... [more]

Under 5s free - max. 2 per adult

Fri 29 Jun 2018

Anatomy

ANATOMY #18: Vaudeville Value Basics

20:00-23:00

Lights down, curtain up. There will be art. On a stage. It might be cut-price clown, sale-bin sound art, spoken word at a steal, five-finger discount film, or BOGOF bargain burlesque for the burnt budget. The hosts will... [more]

Unreserved seating.

Fri 15 Jun 2018 - Sat 16 Jun 2018

Physical Theatre Scotland

The Siren's Song

14:00, 19:00

Physical Theatre Scotland in association with Fife College present 'The Siren's song'. New physical and visual theatre exploring what can happen when we are lured by siren voices, tempted by danger, teased by... [more]

Unreserved seating.

Sat 05 May 2018

Braender & Co

Telling the Bees

20:00 - 21:00

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.... [more]

Unreserved seating.

Fri 04 May 2018

Scottish Poetry Library

Leyla Josephine's Hopeless

19:30-22:00

Leyla Josephine is hopeless. She’s had enough. She's been staying in bed all day, refusing to watch the news, eating full Viennettas at 1pm. She’s been struggling through these difficult times. Hopeless... [more]

Strong language and adult themes. 14-24 stairs to venue.

Sun 18 Mar 2018

Anatomy

ANATOMINIs

11:00-12:00

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... [more]

Max. 2 under 5s per adult

Fri 16 Mar 2018

Anatomy

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

20:00-23:00

The satyrs are braying. Half human and half goat, they sip the headlines from staticky televisions and pour their newswine up into phones and tablets. Each comic belch and teasing tail-swish reverberates across the... [more]

May contain nudity, adult themes

Thu 08 Mar 2018 - Fri 09 Mar 2018

Summerhall Presents

Summerhall Scratch

19:30-21:30

Join us for an evening or two of fresh new work across all genres, hosted by Mamoru Iriguchi. We’ve put together some exciting artists who’ve been working on ideas that they are now ready to share with an audience... [more]

Sat 03 Mar 2018

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

19:30-20:30

"A man's a man for a' that?"... "A' whit, Rabbie?" 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... [more]

Wed 28 Feb 2018 - Sat 03 Mar 2018

Paradigm Lab

The Man From Earth

19:00-20:30

Paradigm Lab presents Jerome Bixby's THE MAN FROM EARTH John Oldman, a history professor, reveals to a small group of friends and colleagues his biggest secret for the first time in his life. Set during his goodbye... [more]

Unreserved seating. 14-24 stairs to space.

Fri 16 Feb 2018

Belle Jones

Closed Doors

14:00-15:00

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... [more]

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

Curious School of Puppetry

Curious SOUP nights!

18:30 - 21:30

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... [more]

Sat 13 Jan 2018

Paper Doll Militia

Tick Tock Cabaret

19:30-21:00

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... [more]