Summerhall Performance Programme

The programming department manages Summerhall’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme and year-round performance programming such as Theatre, Dance, Physical Theatre and Performance Art.

We have recently been awarded funding from Creative Scotland to pilot an Artist Development programme.

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  • Artist Development Programme

    We’re inviting applications for the first Summerhall Lab, to run from Monday 11 – Friday 15 December 2017.

  • Kite & Trumpet Festival

    Thu 12 Oct - Sun 22 Oct 2017

    Festival of Polish Art for Children

  • Blanche & Butch

    Fri 13 Oct 2017 -  Sat 14 Oct 2017

    Birds of Paradise and Tron Theatre present Blanche & Butch by Robert Softley Gale. It was the best idea they’d ever had – three disabled drag queens – called ‘Heelz n Wheelz’ – it was sensational! But when the sparkles fade and tensions rise, a new way forward is needed.


    Fri 22 Sep 2017

    Come frolic with us on the shores of disease. Pack up your tablets, serums and therapies for a picnic by the edge of the bubbling plague pool. Bathe in the anthropocidal fungal wash. Be baptised in pestilence. Hold hands in a dance of decay while monkey grinders dribble lopsided shanties from their rusting crank organs.

Photo By Mihaela Bodlovic