Every Tuesday

Edinburgh Ceilidh Club

20.00 - 23.00

The Edinburgh Ceilidh Club bring you Edinburgh's best regular ceilidhs. Every Tuesday evening we have the best of Scottish ceilidh bands at Summerhall. The bands have a caller who will teach the dances, so the event is... [more]

Book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays

The Zoom Club: Makers (8-12 years)

Thurs/Fri 4-6pm, Saturday 1-3pm Sunday 10am - 12noon

Grab a camera and start telling your own story! Think, make, create and disrupt using digital technology alongside more traditional hands-on making in our mega popular animation, photo and film... [more]

Advanced booking only, trial sessions available.

Wednesdays & Sundays

The Zoom Club: Studio (12-16 years)

Wednesdays 4:15 - 6:15pm, Sundays 4:00 - 6:00pm

A digital arts studio designed for young people where makers, animators, photographers and film-buffs join forces to create projects with real-world outcomes. The Zoom Club Studio is Arts Award accredited and... [more]

Daily Escapes

LockedIn Edinburgh

LockedIn Edinburgh

'Locked In Edinburgh' opens at Summerhall, making it the fifth escape game in the city - but this one is unique! It's the only one themed and built around a real room. Discover for yourself the secrets hidden within... [more]


The Zoom Club: Movers (5-8 years)

Fridays 1:15 - 3:15pm, Sundays 1-3pm

Leap into the thoroughly thrilling world of digital arts through messy play, storytelling, animation, photo and... [more]

Advanced booking only, trial sessions available.

Sat 7th, Sun 8th, Sat 14th November

Edinburgh Short Film Festival Ltd

Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2020

18:30 / 21:00

The ESFF again brings the world’s best short film to Edinburgh: your only chance to see one of the UK’s strongest short film programmes!  From Palme D’Or nominees to Sundance winners, BAFTA winners, Academy... [more]

Unreserved seating. Please contact venue with any access requirements

Wed 01 Aug 2018 - Mon 01 Jan 2046

The Demarco European Art Foundation

For over half a century Richard Demarco has been closely involved with the Edinburgh International Festival. As an artist, gallery director, conference organiser and teacher, he has been a potent force on the Scottish... [more]

Tue 20 Apr 2021

(RESCHEDULED) Grace Petrie

19:30 - 22:30

This event has been rescheduled from 21st April 2020. Grace Petrie’s unique takes on life, love and politics, and the warmth and wit with which they are delivered, have won over an army of loyal fans across the... [more]

Standing only. Please contact venue with any access requirements.

Mon 15 Mar 2021

The Wandering Hearts

19:30 - 23:00

Harmony-laden folk-Americana on Decca... [more]

Standing only. Please contact venue with any access requirements.

Thu 13 May 2021

Sam Amidon

19:30 - 22:30

Born in 1981 and raised in Vermont by folk-musician parents, Sam Amidon sings and plays fiddle, banjo, and guitar. With his self-titled seventh album, Amidon returns to the vast reservoir of folk music with fresh... [more]

Standing only. Please contact venue with any access requirements.

Sat 14 Dec 2019

Jackhammer 18th pt. 2 | with Dave Clarke & Stephen Brown

23:00 - 03:00

Jackhammer celebrate their 18th birthday across Edinburgh, and Summerhall host part 2 - featuring 2 producers and DJs that have influenced techno and everyone at Jackhammer, Dave Clarke and Stephen Brown.... [more]

Standing only. Please contact venue with any access requirements.

Sat 05 Jun 2021

(RESCHEDULED) The National Whisky Festival

12:00-15:30 / 16:15 - 19:45

Following popular previous editions in Edinburgh and Aberdeen, NWF will be making its way back to both Edinburgh and Glasgow year. Maintaining the format of previous festivals, these editions will each offer two... [more]

Standing only. Please contact venue with any access requirements. PLEASE NOTE: THIS SHOW HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM 18TH JULY 2020.

Sat 05 Dec 2020

(RESCHEDULED & OFFSITE) Jim Bob (Carter USM) - Full Band Show

19:00 - 22:00

As singer with Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine, Jim Bob had 14 top 40 singles, 4 top ten albums (including a number one), sold over a million records, toured the world and headlined Glastonbury. In 2007, ten years... [more]


Every Wednesday


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 Edinburgh. Wednesday Nights at the... [more]

All classes paid for on the door

Fri 23 Oct 2015 - Tue 01 Jan 2047

Instalodecoración: Transforming The Everyday

Olmo Blanco

Interview Room 11 Gallery and Summerhall have joined together to present an intervention by durational mark-maker Olmo Blanco. His drawings add to what is already there - walls, floors and... [more]

Sat 22 May 2021

(RESCHEDULED) The Great Eastern

12:00 - late


Standing only. Please contact venue with any access requirements. PLEASE NOTE: THIS SHOW HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED (ORIGINAL DATE: SAT 9TH MAY 2020)

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 alternative rock's... [more]

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

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 to SCDA members and... [more]

First Sunday of the month

Summerhall Sunday Sesh

11:00 - 18:00

Sunday can often feel like the weekend's over before it even started - but The Royal Dick and their neighbours Pickering's Gin and Barney's Beer are here to save you from your Sunday Blues. On the first Sunday of... [more]

Accompanied children allowed until 8pm


Goose's Quizzes

The Royal Dick Pub Quiz


Goose's Quizzes present a brand new weekly quiz, right here in the heart of Summerhall, The Royal Dick Bar! Entry is free, with teams of up to 7 people - get yours together (think up a good team name!) and come down... [more]

Fri 16 Jun 2017 - Sat 17 Jun 2017

Physical Theatre Scotland in association with Fife College

Back In My Day....

3pm & 7pm

In a care home for the elderly, memories distort. The stories of the past mingle with an imagined future, the side effects of medication manipulates reality, whilst daydreams, nightmares and TV images add to the... [more]

Sexual references and adult humour

Sun 22 Mar 2020

(POSTPONED) Man Up - Scotland Heat

19:00 - 23:00 (show starts 19:30)

This event is postponed - see the event organisers' statement at this link. The world’s most exciting drag king battle, created by The Glory, London in 2014, comes to Edinburgh! For the first time ever Jonny... [more]


Sat 04 Apr 2020 - Sun 28 Jun 2020

(POSTPONED) Oscillations

Victoria Evans
Mon-Sun (until 19 Apr) / Wed-Sun (until 28 Jun)

Presented by Summerhall and ASCUS Art and Science Inspired by science and the interrelatedness of the physical world, this immersive installation reflects Victoria Evans' interest in the way distant or invisible... [more]