Summerhall Performance & Fringe programme


The programming department looks after the live performance programme at Summerhall, including theatre, dance, physical theatre and performance art.

As well as Summerhall’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe Programme, the department also manages opportunities for artists to make and develop work at Summerhall.


Summerhall Fringe 2021

In normal times, applications for the 2021 Fringe programme would have opened in November 2020, but the cancellation of last year’s festival, and the continued uncertainty over what will be allowed in terms of live performance by August 2021, have affected our timescales for programming. For more information, click here.


Artist Development

Summerhall run artist development programmes, aimed at artists basing their practice in Scotland and making new work in music, visual art, theatre or dance, or which crosses those art-form boundaries.

Applications are open now for our Spring 2021 Artist Development Programmes.

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Further Information

  • Fringe 2021

    More info

    Information on the Fringe 2021 application process in light of the ongoing situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Artist Development

    Applications Open Now

    We have re-imagined Summerhall’s artist development programme in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic and associated public health restrictions.

    Read more about the programme and artists who have been supported here.

  • Rehearsal Spaces

    More information on all our rehearsal spaces available for hire.

  • Awards

    Summerhall supports artists and performers to take part in our Fringe programmes through the annual Autopsy Award and the Eclipse Award.