Wed 27 Nov 2013 - Sat 30 Nov 2013

Black Sun Drum Korps

Invokation of Lady MacBeth

20.00 - 21.00

  “I have fatal vision. I see art in hell. I see hell in art”  Sex, Magick and Blood: Black Sun Drum Korps – joined by international extreme body artist Ron Athey – invoke Shakespeare’s tragedy... [more]

Fri 15 Nov 2013

Active Inquiry/edgeeradica/The Lost City/Urban Fox Theatre/Bedlam

Edinburgh Unites: Theatre Uncut

19.30 - 22.30

Theatre Uncut was created to get people thinking, talking and taking action on the events that are happening in the world around them. The idea is simple. Playwrights from a selection of countries are asked to write... [more]

Thu 14 Nov 2013 - Sat 16 Nov 2013

Edinburgh University Classics Society

Aristophanes' The Birds

19.30 - 21.00, Matinee on 16th 14.30 - 16.00

Fleeing from bureaucratic, grey-suited Athens, dapper and cunning Pisthetaerus and his sidekick Euelpides travel to the court of Tereus, the Prince of the Birds, in the hope of finding a better life there. All is... [more]

£4.50 tickets for Edinburgh University Classics Society members.

Tue 12 Nov 2013 - Wed 13 Nov 2013

Enough Already / Lâchez Tout

19.45 - 21.15

“Enough Already”  (French title “Lâchez Tout”) is a major new music-theatre performance created by French composer-artist François Sarhan, featuring actor Claudio Stellato, five musicians from Red Note... [more]

Fri 08 Nov 2013 - Sat 09 Nov 2013

A Dangerman

20.00 - 21.00

‘A Dangerman’ is an homage to the outsider; to that man who might talk to you for hours at a hostel; or start a conversation with you at the library. He’s a man we find annoying. He’s a man for whom conversation... [more]

Thu 07 Nov 2013 - Fri 08 Nov 2013

Echo of Light

19.00 - 21.00

Folklore Tapes is an ongoing multi-media collaborative project drawing upon and re-contextualising the folklore found within the counties of Britain. Exploring mysteries, myths, strange phenomena, nature and... [more]

Sun 03 Nov 2013

Wojtek, The Bear that Went to War

18.00 - 19.30

“Wojtek. Niedźwiedź, który poszedł na wojnę” (‘Wojtek. The Bear That Went To War’) by Will Hood and Adam Lavis, depicts a true story about a Syrian brown bear cub found in Iran and adopted by soldiers of... [more]

Fri 01 Nov 2013 - Sat 02 Nov 2013

Dogstar Theatre Company

The Tailor of Inverness

20.00 - 21.15

Matthew Zajac’s extraordinary multi-award-winning play about his Polish father, identity, forced migration and war has toured across the world since its premiere in 2008.   Directed by Ben Harrison, with a haunting... [more]

Thu 31 Oct 2013 - Sat 02 Nov 2013

The Apocalypse Gameshow

The Apocalypse Gameshow 2.4


The only survivalist boot camp and testing facility encased in a light entertainment sugar shell. Join your host, Dex Sinister, and the delightfully dishevelled Apocalettes as they guide you through a simulated... [more]

Thu 17 Oct 2013 - Sat 26 Oct 2013

Paul Bright's Confessions of a Justified Sinner reconstructed by Untitled Projects

(Not 21st) 19.30 - 21.30, Matinee 19th Oct 14.30 - 16.30

The year - 1987 The man - Paul Bright a radical, young Scottish director The vision - To stage James Hogg’s landmark novel Confessions of Justified Sinner in unusual locations across Scotland in an ambitious... [more]

Wed 16 Oct 2013 - Sat 19 Oct 2013


The Gates

16 - 19 at 20.00 - 21.30 and 19 at 16.00 - 17.30

conFAB presents The world premiere of The Gates: Love, liberation and respect West Side Story meets Cabaret meets Chicago in this passionate, extravaganza of 1950s Blues, Jazz, Gospel influenced musical. Post war... [more]

Thu 10 Oct 2013 - Sat 12 Oct 2013

Ad Spectatores

The Lives of the High-Rise Saints

19.00 - 20.00

This is the story of the residents of a housing estate. The residents suspect the estate was formed by a divine concrete mixer outside the plan of creation. They gather on the roof of one of the blocks to change their... [more]

Tue 08 Oct 2013 - Thu 10 Oct 2013

Bard in the Botanics

Romeo and Juliet

19.30 on 08 09 & 10 with a matinee at 13.30 on 08 Oct 2013

By William Shakespeare “These violent delights have violent ends” An ancient feud between the Capulets and Montagues rips apart the city of Verona. A young generation, caught up in its violence and hatred,... [more]

For group bookings, please email for more information

Sun 29 Sep 2013

Song of the Goat and Summerhall

Return - A showing by Song of the Goat Theatre

19.30 - 21.00

Presented by Song of the Goat Theatre Company and commissioned by Summerhall In September 2013 the remarkable and award winning Song of the Goat theatre company (Songs of Lear, 2012) are travelling the Highlands and... [more]

Sat 28 Sep 2013

ANATOMY #6 – Ruin Machines: The Fall


From the sewers, the skies and the sea they come! Made of metal and flesh, bone, rock and wing, they crawl! Clanking contraptions puffing black smoke and swallowing worlds! Absorbing cathedrals and factories along a... [more]

Thu 12 Sep 2013 - Sun 15 Sep 2013

Unfinished Business

Only Wolves and Lions

12th & 14th at 18.30 and 15th at 14.30

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... [more]

Sat 29 Jun 2013

Paper Doll Militia Student Production



RISE is a brand new aerial theatre piece based on 12 characters struggling with their own personal twist on the theme of the different burdens we carry. The culmination of a month of research, exploration and... [more]

Fri 14 Jun 2013

Anatomy #5: No1 Anything But That!


Anatomy #5 features nine astonishing acts from local and international artists, including contemporary dance, performance film, burlesque, experimental music, ritual theatre, anti-circus, live art and knitting. Each... [more]

Sat 25 May 2013 - Sun 26 May 2013

Edinburgh Acting School

The Tempest by William Shakespeare

7pm on Saturday, 2pm on Sunday

Edinburgh Acting School brings Shakespeare to life with the performance classes version of "The Tempest". Set in the middle of a storm, this was Shakespeare's last written play. Best-known as a tragi-comedy it is sure... [more]

Wed 15 May 2013

Right LInes Productions

Be Silent or Be Killed

20.00 & 22.00

TWO FOR ONE special offer on the 10pm performance on Wednesday 15th! Highland Theatre company Right Lines Productions – best known for The Accidental Death of an Accordionist, Who Bares Wins and Whisky Kisses –... [more]

Sat 04 May 2013

Wee Stories

One Giant Leap: A Discussion with Director Iain Johnstone


Join writer, director and actor Iain Johnstone after the performance on Saturday as he asks and attempts to find answers to the probing and difficult question "What is knowledge and how do you impart it?". A talk and... [more]

Thu 11 Apr 2013 - Sat 13 Apr 2013

Cobweb Theatre Company

The Hardman


The raw, hard hitting and yet marvellous adaptation of Cobweb’s The Hardman tells the story of the life of Glaswegian Jimmy Boyle who was still a prisoner in Barlinnie Special Unit at the time of the original... [more]

Fri 08 Mar 2013

Anatomy 4


Edinburgh’s night of cutting edge art returns to Summerhall with another line-up of performance in all its wonderful and myriad forms. A contemporary take on the music hall variety show, ANATOMY is a platform for... [more]

Wed 20 Feb 2013

Presented by Braw Gigs and Summerhall

In Search of Blind Joe Death - The Saga of John Fahey


Due to unforeseen issues, the film screening and performance scheduled for the 15th February is unfortunately cancelled. The screening has been rescheduled for Wednesday 20th February.  Booked tickets are still valid... [more]

Sat 09 Feb 2013

SNAPSHOTS: Creation & Play - Platform Performance


                  Both recent recipients of Puppet Animation Scotland Creative Fund awards, one Scottish artist and one Scottish company... [more]

Sat 09 Feb 2013

The Boundaries of Art: An Exploration with Gareth Vile


Gareth Vile presents a participatory seminar on how to develop a wider diversity of voices in performance criticism, and experimenting with new ways of presenting critical writing. Participants can attend the... [more]

Sun 03 Feb 2013

//Buzzcut// @ Manipulate


//BUZZCUT// welcomes you to manipulate in emphatic fashion with a performance fiesta! Join us to learn about the potential future of humans alongside robots…. meditate on the politics of growing older and in our... [more]

Fri 01 Feb 2013

Conflux presents PITCH


A quarterly event for artists, companies, producers, venues and anyone else interested in the physical performance community This month's PITCH works-in-progress/business event will be held at Summerhall, in... [more]

To book a place at Business/or Performance PITCH, please email Places are limited so be sure to book your place as they will be given a first-come-first-served basis.

Fri 14 Dec 2012

Anatomy 3

7.30 - 11pm

Edinburgh’s night of cutting edge art returns to Summerhall with another line-up of performance in all its wonderful and myriad forms. A contemporary take on the music hall variety show, ANATOMY is a platform for... [more]

Fri 14 Dec 2012

Lyceum Youth Theatre

Lyceum Youth Theatre: Deck the (Summer)Halls

7pm (LYT 3) and 8pm (LYT 1)

After 2011’s acclaimed Kick Ass Christmas. Senior Lyceum Youth Theatre is excited to bring its 2012 festive shows to one of Edinburgh’s newest and most exciting venue Summerhall.  LYT Deck the (Summer) Halls will... [more]