The National / December 3, 2017

What's On In Scotland in December: Christmas shows, Hogmanay parties and more

WHAT’S HAPPENING? A HUGE hit at the Fringe over the past couple of years, Massaoke is likely the most fun alternative to Edinburgh’s official street party in welcoming in 2018. Bringing together one of the tightest live bands to play classic hits from the 1980s through to the present day, the mass sing-a-long night aims

Student Newspaper / November 27, 2017

Deerhart at Summerhall

Deerhart is the result of a collaboration between Northern Writer’s Award winning poet Yvonne Reddick and Royal College of Art Graduate Diana Zwibach. Through Reddick’s highly-descriptive prose and Zwibach’s dramatic charcoal drawings, the exhibition explores the chthonic, esoteric relationship between nature and humanity.

The Times / November 24, 2017

Artist Richard Demarco fears for the future of his archive

One of Scotland’s most colourful and influential creative figures is battling to secure his artistic legacy after suffering a stroke. Richard Demarco, 87, revealed in a newsletter to his friends and supporters that he had been unwell and that “the last two weeks have been challenging, to say the least”. The artist and promoter said

The National Student / November 22, 2017

Edinburgh Short Film Festival: Closing Night Highlights

The closing night of Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2017 took place in Summerhall, a venue renowned for its alternative approach and widespread support for artists. The screening room was completely packed and buzzing with excitement throughout the event. This final night of escapism was concerned with the innermost human emotional states: adapting to situations, struggling

The Scotsman / November 20, 2017

Music Review: Scots Fiddle Festival

As part of a festival celebrating the glories of Scots fiddle music, Saturday’s recitals at Summerhall couldn’t have kicked off in more apposite and bar-raising form than the performance by the renowned Campbeltown fiddler Archie McAllister. Accompanied expertly by guitarist Ron Pirrie, McAllister was an imposing presence, hunched over his fiddle with serious intent as

The List / November 8, 2017

Christmas Fairs & Markets in Glasgow & Edinburgh

Revel in the Christmas spirit with our round-up of the best festive markets and fairs Tis the season to go shopping, and with Christmas just around the corner, there’s plenty of that to be getting on with. So go against the grain of rampant corporate consumerism and explore some local Christmas fairs and markets this

The Wee Review / October 7, 2017

A Songwriters' Circle Tour - James Yorkston, Withered Hand, Kris Drever

The Songwriters’ Circle tour features three of Scotland’s best-loved folk musicians. James Yorkston, Withered Hand and Kris Drever are taking to the stage together to perform songs and stories and tonight they are at Summerhall in Edinburgh. The format of the show is simple: the three musicians onstage take turns in performing each other’s songs.

The Reviews Hub / August 26, 2017


Gathering more stars than a greedy telescope, Scorch bristles and blisters from the flaming lips of protagonist, Kes, and she has a story to tell from Hell

The Stage / August 26, 2017

Final week Fringe Firsts

The final week of the Scotsman Fringe Firsts saw three Summerhall shows win one of the prestigious awards and Selina Thompson win the new Filipa Braganca award for salt. Congratulations to all!

The Scotsman / August 26, 2017

The Class Project

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Rebecca Atkinson-Lord is in action before the audience have even taken their places.

North West End / August 26, 2017

Border Tales

Border Tales is a bold, visceral dynamic attempt to show the lives of multicultural Britain’s today. The company of seven use dance, live music and dialogue to capture what it means to live in post-brexit Britain, which despite the show being first composed in 2013 still has a powerful attachment to the present day. Watching

The Panoptic / August 25, 2017

The Vagina Dialogues

is difficult to think of the new play The Vagina Dialogues without associating it with Eve Ensler’s famous The Vagina Monologues in 1996. But that is not to say that this production piggybacks off Eve Ensler – instead, it gives us a well-needed update on feminist dialogue. The Vagina Dialogues is a variety performance in

Theatre Extra / August 25, 2017

How to Act

Before it starts properly a man comes on stage and says “We haven't started yet, talk amang yourselves, this isn't a church” or words to that effect. I thought I bet that's not an ad lib.

Edinburgh Guide / August 25, 2017

Velvet Petal

The allusive, illusory nature of choreography depicts through gesture and movement, human emotions and the drama of life.

The Stage / August 25, 2017

Total Theatre Award Winners

Three Summerhall shows won a Total Theatre Award last night within the category Innovation, Experimentation and Playing with Form. Congratulations salt., Our Carnal Hearts and Palmyra

The Scotsman / August 24, 2017

Love +/ BlackCatfishMusketeer

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Playing in rotation with one another, these new plays by Dublin-based theatre company Malaprop each explore the human impact of new technologies in a manner that is as entertaining as it is in tune with the way in which our understanding of love is changing in the 21st century.

The Scotsman / August 24, 2017

Give Me Your Love

How does Zack get out of his box? The treatment of mental illness is explored by Ridiculusmus.

The Scotsman / August 24, 2017

Fringe displays great ethnic diversity

At the Scotsman Fringe Awards tomorrow morning, the performer Apphia Campbell is set to perform the song Wannabe Free, from her award-winning show, Woke. It’s sung by her character Ambrosia, a naive US university student, a delightful dreamer whose story draws us along with her. Ambrosia is “lovely, she wants to be a singer, take

The Scotsman / August 24, 2017

Now is perfect time to launch Mental Health Fringe Awards

The Mental Health Fringe Award shortlist has been announced with two of the seven being Summerhall shows. Congratulations Give Me Your Love and Amy Conway's Super Awesome World and good luck tomorrow.

August 23, 2017


The Amnesty Freedom of Expression Award Shortlist has been announced and we are delighted to announce two Summerhall shows are on the list- congratulations salt. and What if I Told You.