FESTIVAL PROGRAMME 2021

6 – 29 August 2021 | Venue 26

Welcome back to Summerhall and to our 2021 Fringe festival programme. 

After a difficult (really difficult) year and a bit, we are so happy to be presenting artists’ work to audiences again.

Thank you to everyone who helped us survive, by donating to our Crowdfunder campaigns, postponing your gig tickets, buying pints in the Courtyard Bar or sending us messages of support. Summerhall wouldn’t have made it this far without you, and we are profoundly grateful for your help.

For Fringe 2021, you can join us wherever you are in the world, whenever you want, to watch work online and on demand. You can join us online to meet the artists and find out more about them and their work in a series of live discussion events. You can join us to watch new live work, created for an online space. And you can join us in person in Summerhall’s Secret Courtyard to experience live music, theatre, dance, spoken word and storytelling once again.

However you choose to experience our programme this year, we are excited to welcome you back to Summerhall, and looking forward to sharing some brilliant, innovative and resilient artists’ work with you.

– Verity Leigh, Programme Manager

“SUMMERHALL ISN’T JUST AN EXTRAORDINARY PLACE TO SEE THEATRE WITH A PROGRAMME OF UNEQUALLED DIMENSION, BUT A VILLAGE, A COMMUNITY, A PLACE TO FEEL – HOWEVER FANCIFULLY – THAT YOU BELONG, AMONG ALL THE MADNESS.”

THE STAGE, AUGUST 2017

Festival Events…

  • All Festival Events

    View all our Festival events.

  • Theatre

    Contemporary performances from across the world.

  • Music

    Gigs and performances from Scotland and beyond.

  • Dance, Physical and Circus

    Contemporary physical performances from across the world.

  • Online Live

    Events broadcast online 'as live'.

  • In Person

    Events you can see in person at Summerhall during the Festival.

  • On Demand

    Online events you can view at any time during the Festival.

  • About This Year's Festival

    Find out more about how this year’s Festival will work.

    Frequently asked questions about ticketing, access, and safety, plus information about our supporters and awards.