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 Festival 2021

Applications have now closed for Summerhall Festival 2021. This year, we are running a hybrid programme, with digital events (on demand and live) as well as in-person shows in a new outside space, The Secret Courtyard. The programme can be found 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 currently closed.

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Further Information

  • Fringe 2021

    Applications Closed

    Applications for our Summerhall Festival 2021 programme have now closed.

  • Artist Development

    Applications Currently Closed

    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.