Starting 17th May (Fridays)

The Edinburgh Samba School

Dance with the Edinburgh Samba School

In this 6 week course from The Edinburgh Samba School, you will learn a variety of dance styles including Samba, Maracatu, Afoxe and Reggae.
19:00 - 20:30

Wed 10 Apr 2019

What Makes Your Ticker Tick? | Workshop

Seated workshop. This venue is accessible by 29 steps.
Explore what makes your ticker tick with this unique sensory and hands-on workshop.
14:00 & 18:00

Tue 09 Apr 2019

#nofilter: Urine trouble!

Seated workshop. This venue is accessible by 29 steps.
Chat to researchers from the University of Edinburgh about kidney health and how factors such as diet, lifestyle and age can effect kidney function, then get hands on with interactive experiments exploring this complex filtration system.
14:00 & 18:00

Mon 08 Apr 2019

Microfibres, Microorganisms and Design | Workshop

Seated workshop. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
Join the conversation about fashion and sustainability, capture your own scientific imagery and explore how Kombucha, often more well known as a fermented drink, can be transformed into wearable fashion.
14:00 & 18:00

Sun 07 Apr 2019

Tentacular Resonances | Workshop

Seated workshop. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
Artist Louise Mackenzie uses sound and new media to explore our entangled relationship with lively materials. Explore the material relationship between resonance and form through the technique of sonoporation – a means to alter the DNA of living organisms using sound.
14:00 & 18:00

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!

Thu 14 Mar 2019

Spiritual Abuse as Coercive Control

Join Amina MWRC and the Church of Scotland to explore different forms of spiritual abuse and how they relate to the new domestic abuse laws in Scotland.
14:00 - 16:00

Sat 03 Dec 2016

Aidan O’Rourke – Scottish Fiddle Workshop

Scottish fiddle repertoire and technique with Lau’s Aidan O’Rourke. For Intermediate to advanced players.
11:00 - 12:30

Sat 29 Oct 2016

Ofrenda: Shrine Making Workshop

Sign up to build your very own ofrenda/offering shrine. Ofrendas are decorative altars adorned with personal images, sugared skulls, favourite foods and colourful trinkets.
11:30 - 13:30

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   -  Sat 31 Dec 2016

Theatre Sans Accents

Theatre Sans Accents: Learn French or English through Drama!

(Re-)Discover languages through an interactive and playful method combining traditional language learning techniques to acting exercises in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Sat 17 Sep 2016

Summerhall Yoga

Intuition Workshop

Intuition – often considered the psychic “sixth sense” has a history of intrigue and controversy. Intuition is the “just knowing” ability demonstrated occasionally by psychics, witches, or your granny where accurate information is clearly available to them. But how? We don’t know. Not knowing (having no proven mechanism) makes intuition fair game for scepticism among
14:00 - 16:45 (17/09)

Sat 03 Sep 2016

Simply Hoetsu

Shodo - The Way of The Brush

This course will explore the Enso. In Zen Practice we learn to become one with the brush- one breath, one stroke, one circle. Everything is encompassed within that one Enso… and then we let it go. As our meditation practice matures, people naturally become more creative, and the enso is a wonderful expression of this.
14:00 - 18:00

Sun 01 May 2016

Pop Up Parents Events

Kids Glow Wild

On Sunday 1st May, let the kids release their inner glow and go wild at this interactive UV party explosion featuring many of Edinburgh's leading children's activity providers. With events for 0-5 years AND for age 6+, these events are not to be missed!
11am - 1pm (Neon Nippers) and 2pm - 4pm (The Glow Crew)

Tue 12 Apr 2016   -  Tue 28 Jun 2016

Theatre Sans Accents

Theatre Sans Accents: English (2nd Language) Workshop (Intermediate - Advanced)

Every Tuesday
Join us for 2 hours of fun and fast language learning outside the classroom! 2 different classes - FRENCH (Beginner-Intermediate), ENGLISH as an additional language (Intermediate-Advanced).
19:15 - 21:15

Mon 11 Apr 2016   -  Mon 27 Jun 2016

Theatre Sans Accents

Theatre Sans Accents: French Workshop (Beginners - Intermediate)

Every Monday
Join us for 2 hours of fun and fast language learning outside the classroom! 2 different classes - FRENCH (Beginner-Intermediate), ENGLISH as an additional language (Intermediate-Advanced).

Wed 06 Apr 2016

Knitting For All

Kids Knit Easter Workshop @ The Zoom Club (5 - 11 years)

Using beautiful merino wool, dyed in sumptuous colours, kids will enjoy being creative together as they work with soap and water to create fabulous felted nests.
14:00 - 16:00

Sat 26 Mar 2016   -  Sun 10 Apr 2016

Edinburgh International Science Festival

Edinburgh International Science Festival @ Summerhall

We are handing over the keys. From March 26th to the 10th of April, Edinburgh's world renowned premier event reunites the old Dick Vet back to its scientific foundations.

Tue 01 Dec 2015   -  Mon 29 Feb 2016

Cro + Kow Photography

Cro + Kow Photography - Courses & Classes

From December 2015, Cro + Kow Photography will be starting a series of photography workshops and courses at Edinburgh’s buzzing arts centre, Summerhall. COURSES AND CLASSES Introduction to Photography Mini-Course (9th and 13th December 2015 – 6-9pm, £95) Photography introductory classes are aimed especially at beginners who want to find out about their cameras, or

Fri 25 Sep 2015

City Link Festival

City Link Symposium

In 2015 City Link welcomes Edinburgh as the host city of the City Link Festival connecting the cultural and artistic communities from Edinburgh in the network. The network includes Copenhagen (initiator: GivRum), Hamburg (host city 2014), and Istanbul, which will be the host city in 2016.
Starting at Summerhall 9am (8.30am registration) until 4pm

Sun 19 Apr 2015

Mini Maker Faire

Under 3's enter for free
The Mini Maker Faire is a chance to discover the hidden creative gems which are worked away at constantly by enthusisasts, artists and geeks throughout Scotland and further afield. Our special programme of in-depth workshops will bring an extra element to the weekend - learn the secrets of taxidermy, try your hand at welding and get busy with some electronics kits.
10:00 - 17:00

Sat 29 Nov 2014


Lau-Land Fiddle workshop (advanced) with Aidan O'Rourke

Suitable for Advanced Players
Lau-Land Fiddle workshop A rare opportunity to learn from Lau’s fiddler and BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician of the Year 2014. Aidan will teach some tunes and focus on tone, phrasing and bowing; the key elements in creating a distinctive fiddle sound. A rare opportunity to learn from Lau’s fiddler and BBC Radio 2 Folk

Tue 25 Nov 2014

Beltane Public Engagement Network

FameLab 2015 Edinburgh Heat

Learn something amazing in just three minutes! How do 3D glasses work? Why do men have nipples? Why is wearing red an advantage in sport? How do cabbages keep warm in winter? These are the types of things you could learn at the Edinburgh Heat of FameLab UK. Come along and witness the regions finest
19:00 - 21:00

Sun 22 Jun 2014

Polish Cultural Festival Association

Polish Scottish Heritage Festival: Our Shared Heritage

Katy Carr will be leading a music based workshop for all ages with specially prepared visuals selected from archive footage exploring and celebrating the rich association that Scotland has had with Poland.
13:00 - 14:00

Sun 22 Jun 2014

Polish Cultural Festival Association

Polish Scottish Heritage Festival: Family Workshops

THE GREAT POLISH MAP OF SCOTLAND AND WOJTEK THE SOLDIER BEAR Take your family on a creative journey discovering our Polish and Scottish heritage. Making costumes to dress a bear and building mountains on a real three dimensional map are a few examples of the fun loaded activities that are planned. You could also win
10:00 - 17:00

Sun 22 Jun 2014

Polish Cultural Festival Association

Polish Scottish Heritage Festival: Polish Scottish Art Connections

Listen to the story about Bonnie Prince Charlie and his Polish Mum and make reliefs inspired by their portraits from the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh.
15:00 - 16:00

Sat 21 Jun 2014   -  Sun 22 Jun 2014

Polish Scottish Heritage Festival

Polish Scottish Heritage Festival: Free Drop In Events

In addition to a range of ticketed events, the Polish Scottish Heritage festival will be hosting a range of free drop in events over the weekend of the 21st-22nd June.
10:00 - 17:00

Sat 21 Jun 2014

Polish Cultural Festival Association

Polish Scottish Heritage Festival: The Scots in Poland

Drawing on a lifetime of exploring, writing and broadcasting about Scots, their culture and their journeys across the globe, Billy Kay reflects on the history of the Scots in Poland.
11:00 - 12:30

Sat 21 Jun 2014

Polish Cultural Festival Association

Polish Scottish Heritage Festival: LOUISE RUTKOWSKI Diary of a lost girl

Former This Mortal Coil vocalist, Louise Rutkowski performs Diary of a Lost Girl, her first solo album, with co-writer/producer Irvin Duguid. Funded through direct-to-fan platform PledgeMusic, Diary of a Lost Girl has been described by its supporters as, ‘Beautiful, stirring, and alive with emotion’, ‘A truly haunting and beautiful album’, and ‘Pure poetic, lovelorn angst
18:30 - 19:30

Sat 21 Jun 2014   -  Sun 22 Jun 2014

Polish Cultural Festival Association

Polish Scottish Heritage Festival: Arts and Crafts Fair & Pop Up Library

Both Poland and Scotland have a great arts-and-crafts tradition. Come and see what happens when this heritage gets mixed up with a bit of Scottish spirit. Stalls, mini workshops and craftsmanship shows.
10:00 - 17:00

Sun 08 Jun 2014

Society of British Theatre Designers


Join us for this hands on workshop led by theatre designer Fiona Watt to build new collaborations of your own as we explore creating three dimensionsal theatrical worlds from these two dimensional dramatic masterpieces.
10:30 - 15:00

Thu 29 May 2014

Vamos Scotland (CQTC Group)

II Young European Entrepreneurs Seminar

As Vamos Scotland (CQTC Group) is concerned about youth unemployment we are pleased to announce and bring to your attention the II YOUNG EUROPEAN ENTREPRENEUR SEMINARS and INTEGRA-UK.
15:00 - 18:30

Thu 03 Apr 2014   -  Thu 17 Apr 2014

The Elements World Theatre

Instant Peace Lab Workshop

£25.00/£15.00 - Workshop series prices (for all three dates)
INSTANT PEACE LAB provides opportunities to: 1) Discover the power of now as you work creatively with conflict as a pathway to peace; 2) Explore creative ways to dissolve a conflict before it starts...
19.00 - 21.30

Fri 28 Mar 2014



V=mc² forms three explorations of energy.
19:00 - 22:00

Thu 13 Mar 2014

JH Social Media

WordPress Workshop

Small businesses setting up their first website or even just wanting to update and improve that clunky ‘brochure’ site they bought years ago should take a look at WordPress. WordPress provides an excellent platform for non-techys to set up effective and dynamic website for their business or organisation – websites that they can edit and
13:00 - 17:00

Wed 05 Mar 2014

Emma Snellgrove

I'm Me: Creative Movement Workshop

All classes are drop-in sessions. Tickets can be purchased on the day in the Yellow Room.
These classes are open to parents and children of all abilities. They will facilitate an opportunity for parents/carers and their children to reconnect with the physical body in an energetic and playful way. The sessions will focus on flexibility, proprioception, rhythm, co-ordination strengthening and voice exercises. As this awareness is formed, adults and children will see postural change that will eventually become full-body perception and expression.
16:00 - 17:00

Tue 04 Mar 2014

Song of the Goat Theatre

'Finding Your Voice' - A Masterclass with Gregorz Bral, Director of Song of the Goat Theatre

Led by the artistic director of Teatr Piesn Kozla (Song of the Goat Theatre), Grzegorz Bral, this masterclass is a rare chance to be given an inspirational and intimate introduction to the work of this internationally acclaimed company.
18:00 - 20:00

Tue 25 Feb 2014   -  Tue 25 Mar 2014

The Elements World Theatre

Performing Arts As Meditation Workshop

Workshop Series: £45 (£27)
PERFORMING ARTS AS MEDITATION is a fun, challenging way to develop creativity from the inside out with eyes open and closed. The workshop series offers opportunities to: 1) Experience a relaxed, non-judging environment. 2) Experiment with both structured and free improvisations. 3) Discover opportunities to pause, listen, reflect and go deeper. 4) Take creative risks
19:00 - 21:30

Wed 12 Feb 2014   -  Wed 26 Mar 2014

Dennis J Reinmuller

Life Drawing Class with Dennis J. Reinmüller

Materials included, bar sketchbooks
Summerhall is pleased to announce previous exhibiting artist Dennis J. Reinmüller will be returning with a weekly LIFE DRAWING class with help from his friend DJ Mik-Dub a.k.a. DJ Maven from the 12th February till the 26th March.
18.00 - 20.00

Wed 05 Feb 2014   -  Fri 07 Feb 2014

Puppets, Performers & Direction

Participants of this workshop will explore different creative devising and directing techniques. Working from a situation, an emotion, a character or prop or a combination of some or all of these things, short, improvised puppet and object theatre pieces will be created. With group discussion and debate inspiring reflection and experimentation these scenes will then
10:00 - 17:00

Sun 02 Feb 2014   -  Tue 04 Feb 2014

The Power Of The Puppet

Participants will be guided to explore the potential of puppetry to create powerful and unique theatrical languages. There will be a strong emphasis on the role of the puppeteer as a performing actor. A puppeteer never disappears behind a puppet. The puppeteer’s presence on stage is an integral element of any performance and central to
10:00 - 17:00

Mon 09 Dec 2013   -  Fri 13 Dec 2013


‘FAILURE lab’ is a weeklong performance workshop laboratory culminating in a public performance as part of the 'Anatomy' series. This performance challenges normative belief systems, using pop culture as inspiration to examine societal fantasies and expectations, with humour and critical distance.
10:00 - 18:00

Tue 26 Nov 2013

Black Sun Drum Korps

Invokation of Lady MacBeth - Workshop

Drum Major Russell MacEwan offers two participatory workshops in cut-up technique and industrial percussion ahead of 'Invokation of Lady Macbeth' at Summerhall.
19.00 - 22.15

Tue 05 Nov 2013

Betti Combo in conjunction with BE Festival

Object Manipulation Workshop

Three part workshop: a warm-up to prepare the body using exercises drawn from Hatha yoga, identifying the techniques of manipulation and finally, exploring personal and group improvisation using objects.
15.00 - 17.00

Sat 19 Oct 2013

Writing for Live Performance from an Existing Source

Pamela and Stewart of Untitled Projects will share some of their strategies to approaching the staging of new work from existing prose texts in this writer’s workshop at Summerhall.
14.00 - 18.00

Tue 08 Oct 2013


Moving Minds - Community Led Dialogue

To book please call 07906 365 883 or e-mail
An attempt to dispel myths, promote dialogue and reflect on the impact prejudice can have on mental health and well being.
10:00 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 17:00

Mon 07 Oct 2013

CAPS Advocacy/Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival

Finding the Words Writing Workshop

A friendly and relaxed writing workshop led by writer and facilitator Rachel Mort Adams.
10:30 - 13:00

Mon 07 Oct 2013

LGBT Health and Wellbeing / Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival

Call and Response

Engage with art in a new way, using the materials provided to record your own visual response to Summerhall’s ‘Out of Sight/Out of Mind’ exhibition.
14.00 - 17.00

Fri 27 Sep 2013   -  Sun 29 Sep 2013

Grzegorz Bral, director of Song of the Goat theatre

Song of The Goat Theatre : Workshop by Grzegorz Bral

Led by the artistic director of Teatr Piesn Kozla, Grzegorz Bral, this workshop will give you practical experience of co-ordination – the fundamental training method of Teatr Piesn Kozla. Co-ordination consists of the organic linking together and integration of voice, text, energy, imagination and movement within the individual as well as with a partner and the whole group. We explore the flow between dance and word, rhythm and sound, gesture and character. Our work focuses on imagination, energy, concentration, character and courage, while freeing the natural creativity of the performer.
16.00-19.00 (27th); 10.00-13.00 (28th & 29th)

Wed 26 Jun 2013   -  Wed 10 Jul 2013

Drink ‘n Draw at Summerhall

Always wanted to learn to draw but a longtime sufferer of beginner nerves? Bored of traditional drawing classes? Drink ‘n Draw at Summerhall aims to put the fun back into life drawing.
Every Wednesday at 19.00