About Summerhall

Welcome to Summerhall, Edinburgh’s new multi-arts venue and workspace. Formerly the Royal Dick Veterinary School, this major development will be a new centre for the arts and creative industries in Edinburgh (opening late 2011):

- presenting high-quality alternative and experimental work, including Theatre, Visual Art, Music, Literature, and Film, as well as a host of special events from industry fairs to fashion shows, year-round and during the Festival

- a home for artist studios, workshops, rehearsal spaces, offices and more; with hundreds of rooms and all sorts of opportunities, Summerhall is taking enquiries about space to let now: be one of the first to populate this unique new venture

More information is on the Contact page.


Festival 2011 launch:

To launch, Summerhall was transformed into a multi-functional arts hub for the Edinburgh Festival 2011.  Summerhall 2011 offered 10 unique performance spaces and the much talked-about Dissection Room Bar.

‘a brilliant space… hosting the new and the experimental’Lyn Gardner, Guardian

‘an incredible venue’ - List

‘the Fringe’s hottest venue’Scotsman

‘this year’s must-visit new venue’  - Herald

‘a somewhat magical venue’  - The Skinny

‘like all the coolest destinations, we haven’t actually been to Summerhall, but we’d really, really like to’  - Time Out


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