The Great Eastern

  For important information on wristband collection, vaccine certification, timings and more, please click here   A FESTIVAL OF MUSICAL EXPLORATION + DISCOVERY The Great Eastern is a... [more]

Standing only. Please contact venue with additional access requirements. PROOF OF VACCINATION, VACCINE EXEMPTION OR PARTICIPATION IN VACCINE TRIAL REQUIRED FOR ENTRY.

The Great Eastern

A FESTIVAL OF MUSICAL EXPLORATION + DISCOVERY After an incredible debut in 2021, The Great Eastern returns on Saturday 21st May 2022! An all-day music festival taking place across multiple Edinburgh... [more]

Standing only. Please contact venue with additional access requirements.

Industry Event: Netwalk (puppetry)

Connect with other puppeteers, enthusiasts and producers to share and exchange ideas, whilst strolling through Edinburgh’s Meadows. Whilst being a great practical way to connect with other... [more]

Meet at Summerhall reception for start of event.

Manipulate Festival 2022

MANIPULATE Festival presents the very best of Scottish and international puppetry, visual theatre and animated film to adult audiences in Edinburgh and beyond. The Festival aims to engage and... [more]

Summerhall Presents: Fair Play

Edinburgh’s favourite independent performing arts venue Summerhall is working with international cultural phenomenon Fair Saturday this St Andrew’s Day to present FAIR PLAY, celebrating some... [more]

Unreserved seating. Contact venue with additional access requirements.

Wed 13 Oct 2021 - Sat 30 Oct 2021

Out of Sight Out of Mind

Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival
Wed - Sun

Out of Sight Out of Mind is an ambitious multimedia exhibition, which this year proudly showcases artworks made by more than 100 exhibitors who have lived experience of mental health issues, at... [more]

Admiral Fallow

Admiral Fallow head to Edinburgh's Summerhall for their first show in the capital in over three years! Glasgow-based 5 piece fronted by Louis Abbott produce heartbreakingly beautiful, sonically... [more]

Standing only. Please contact venue with any access requirements. Please note: This show has been rescheduled from 26th August 2020.

Every Wednesday

Edinbop

Shoe Swing - Lindy Hop classes

19:00 (Foundation) | 20:00 (Improvers ) | 21:00 (Social)

Have you always wanted to learn to dance like it's 1939? Edinbop is a non-profit swing dancing organisation which offers classes, workshops and social dancing opportunities in... [more]

All classes paid for on the door

A Space to Bless - Daily Blessing (BSL version)

This is the BSL Signed version of the show - for the non-BSL signed version, head to this link. Queen Jesus Productions presents A Space to Bless, live from St Mary's Cathedral – a radical queer... [more]

BSL signed performances. Captioning Available. This show is a series of daily blessings taking place at midday from 09-13 August. At midday on the sixth day (Saturday 14 August), all five blessings will be available on demand. You will be able to access a new blessing through your booking every day at 12pm until Saturday 14 August, when you will have access to all of the blessings collated together into one online show. Your £5 ticket gets you access to all five daily blessings, and the collation of all five which you will be free to watch until the end of the festival.

Fri 13 Nov 2020 - Sat 28 Nov 2020

Out of Sight Out of Mind 2020

CAPS Independent Advocacy
12:00 - 18:00

Out of Sight Out of Mind, a multimedia exhibition featuring artworks by 100 individuals who have experience of mental health issues, is to return for its eighth year to Summerhall – and will be... [more]

A Space to Bless (on demand)

Queen Jesus Productions presents A Space to Bless, live from St Mary's Cathedral – a radical queer space for contemplation, connection and meditation. Each daily chapter will be streamed at noon,... [more]

This is a collated, on demand version of a series of five daily blessings running from 09-13 August. If you would rather book to experience the shows as they go live in the week, then please book the online scheduled version of the show.

A Space to Bless - Daily Blessing

For the BSL-signed version of this show, please head to this link. Queen Jesus Productions presents A Space to Bless, live from St Mary's Cathedral – a radical queer space for contemplation,... [more]

BSL signed performances. Captioning Available. This show is a series of daily blessings taking place at midday from 09-13 August. At midday on the sixth day (Saturday 14 August), all five blessings will be available on demand. You will be able to access a new blessing through your booking every day at 12pm until Saturday 14 August, when you will have access to all of the blessings collated together into one online show. Your £5 ticket gets you access to all five daily blessings, and the collation of all five which you will be free to watch until the end of the festival.

(Sold Out) The Transatlantic Ensemble perform Fleetwood Mac's Rumours

This Christmas, the outstanding Transatlantic Ensemble return to Summerhall to perform Fleetwood Mac’s iconic Rumours album. If you’ve been lucky enough to see them take the roof at any of their... [more]

SOLD OUT - to register for any returned tickets please e mail Debbie on info@welovewhq.com

(CANCELLED) Le Petit Orb (live) + Alex Paterson in Conversation

As the UK’s second lockdown was imposed, Alex Paterson The Orb’s founder, knew that he needed to find a way to get back out there, reconnect with his fans, and perform live. Never one to... [more]

This Event has been cancelled.

The Evil Dead (18) - 40th Anniversary

Writer & director Sam Raimi's The Evil Dead celebrates its 40th anniversary this year! A horror classic, The Evil Dead kick-started Sam Raimi's career and introduced audiences to a... [more]

Unreserved seating. Content: strong bloody violence, scene of sexual violence

Sun 18 Sep 2016 - Thu 31 Dec 2020

SCDA National Script Library

Scottish Community Drama Association

The library contains over 25,000 one-act and full-length play scripts – Classic Theatre, Modern Drama, Pantomime, Musicals, Youth Theatre, Out-of-Prints and Unpublished work -all available for loan... [more]

Robyn Hitchcock - Unusually Intimate

Robyn Hitchcock is one of England’s most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters and live performers. A surrealist poet, talented guitarist, cult artist and musician’s musician, Hitchcock is... [more]

UNRESERVED SEATING. PLEASE CONTACT VENUE WITH ANY ACCESS REQUIREMENTS. PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED (ORIGINAL DATE 13TH JUNE 2020)

Kristin Hersh

Kristin Hersh proved herself a truly independent artist with her bands Throwing Muses and 50 Foot Wave, but her solo career allowed her to express that independence in ways that went beyond her... [more]

Standing only. Please contact venue with any access requirements.

Sat 02 Oct 2021

(Rescheduled) Robyn Hitchcock - Unusually Intimate

Matinee (17:30 - 20:00) / Evening (20:30 - 23:00)

Robyn Hitchcock is one of England's most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters and live performers. A surrealist poet, talented guitarist, cult artist and musician's musician, Hitchcock is among... [more]

Unreserved seating. Please contact venue with any access requirements. PLEASE NOTE: This event has been rescheduled (original date 13th June 2020)

Admiral Fallow (acoustic)

Admiral Fallow bring an intimate acoustic show to Summerhall's Secret Courtyard this festival. Admiral Fallow (Louis Abbott, Kevin Brolly, Phil Hague, Sarah Hayes and Joe Rattray) released their... [more]

Event takes place outside (covered). Tickets available in limited bubbles of 1, 2 and 4.

Robyn Hitchcock - Unusually Intimate

Robyn Hitchcock is one of England’s most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters and live performers. A surrealist poet, talented guitarist, cult artist and musician’s musician, Hitchcock is... [more]

UNRESERVED SEATING. PLEASE CONTACT VENUE WITH ANY ACCESS REQUIREMENTS. PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED (ORIGINAL DATE 13TH JUNE 2020)

Keyboard Fantasies (12A)

"How could music that beautiful have been forgotten for so long?" – Caribou. Sci-fi obsessed and living in near isolation, Beverly Glenn-Copeland wrote and self-released Keyboard Fantasies... [more]

Unreserved seating. Content: Discrimination, sex, mild bad language.

Pashyanti on Guitar

Pashyanti [Sanskrit: the junction point between the ordinary waking state and pure consciousness]    Scottish guitar virtuoso and "musical alchemist" (World Music Report) Simon Thacker returns to... [more]

Poetry Films Showcase (15+)

A selection of short films inspired by poetry, including: What’s Wrong With Raymond Ashes To Fire 50 Ways To Wank Image Of Here and... [more]

Unreserved seating. Content: Sexual reference

The Brothers Fife

It’s not The Brothers Fife without Christmas… and this year Fife’s iconic pop duo are back and bigger than ever before. With new festive material and the same Scottish attitude join us for a... [more]

Standing only. Please contact venue with any access requirements.

Short Com FIlm Festival 2021

The short comedy film festival that selects the funniest short films from across the globe, from emerging and established filmmaking talent. On the 1st of November, they are celebrating our... [more]

Unreserved seating. Contact venue with additional access requirements.

Short Com FIlm Festival 2021

The short comedy film festival that selects the funniest short films from across the globe, from emerging and established filmmaking talent. On the 1st of November, they are celebrating our... [more]

Unreserved seating. Contact venue with additional access requirements.

Lost Map's Christmas Humbug!

Lost Map's Christmas HUMBUG! is a live music showcase of familiar faces, special guests, and good festive cheer, taking place over two consecutive nights in Scotland's central belt. The Edinburgh... [more]

Standing only. Please contact venue with any access requirements.

Reading and Discussion: Let's Get Critical

The world of poetry criticism is often a turbulent place. Who is reviewed, who does the reviewing, the role of prizes and what constitutes ‘quality’, the role of the critic, who is being excluded... [more]

Unreserved seating.

Poetry Showcase (15+)

Selection of Poetry Shorts, including: "The Man with Beautiful Eyes" "Blood Grandad" "When Among... [more]

Unreserved seating. Content: Strong Language