Summerhall

Summerhall
1 Summerhall, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL
  • Box office 0131 560 1581
  • General enquiries 0131 560 1580
  • Opening times Cafe/Bar open Mon–Thu noon–11pm, Fri–Sat noon–1am; exhibitions open daily 11am–6pm.
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  • Website www.summerhall.co.uk
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Summerhall

Summerhall is Edinburgh's most adventurous multi-arts venue, providing a vibrant programme of visual and performing arts all year round. Summerhall programmes and hosts an array of exhibitions and events and participates in all the city’s major international festivals. It has created a new kind of community: a cross cultural village for Edinburgh’s innovators. It brings together gallery and theatre spaces, libraries and small museums hosting education and research programmes as well as permanent studios, workshops, TechCube (a world class space for technology startups) and an on-site restaurant-bar and cafe.

Summerhall has transformed from the Royal (Dick) Veterinary School into Edinburgh’s premier cultural destination, embracing and supporting contemporary culture as well as its heritage – preserving and romanticising the quirk of the original features of this former educational institution.

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Events at this venue

There are 34 events at this location

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Anna & Elizabeth

Haunting traditional US folk from the young duo.

Sun 7 May

£10 / 0131 560 1581

Charlotte Church

The former childhood 'voice of an angel' turned 'crazy chick' makes another bid for pop rather than tabloid acceptance.

Fri 25 Aug

£20 / 0131 560 1581

Sat 26 Aug

£20 / 0131 560 1581

Dallahan

Fresh arrangements of original music and traditional Celtic song.

Tue 2 May

£10 / 0131 560 1581

Part of TradFest.

Ducktails

Expressive pop outfit created by Matt Mondanile.

Wed 10 May

£12 / 0131 560 1581

With James Ferraro and Typhonian Highlife. Nothing Ever Happens Here.

Edinbrick – A Lego Model Show

LEGO displays, activities and more, suitable for all ages (not just kids).

Sat 20 May

£2.50 (under 5s free) / 0131 560 1581

Edinburgh Language Learning Theatre Workshops with TSA

Bonjour/Hello! Whether you want to learn from scratch French/English or polish up your high school skills, join our fun workshops to experience language learning in a different way outside the classroom! At Theatre Sans Accents we strongly encourage adults and children to improve their linguistic skills on their feet and…

Tue 2 May

£12 / 0131 560 1581

Perfect your English through Drama!

Tue 9 May

£12 / 0131 560 1581

Perfect your English through Drama!

Tue 16 May

£12 / 0131 560 1581

Perfect your English through Drama!

…and 2 more dates until 30 May

Edinburgh Life Drawing and Urban Sketching

This group is for anyone who likes to draw. Unlike other artists like musicians, actors or dancers… people who like to create drawings often do so alone. Once finished they tend to hide their sketch pad somewhere and few people get the pleasure of seeing their work. There's nothing wrong with that but it could also be a…

Wed 3 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 560 1581

Reconfigure: Life Drawing at Summerhall

Wed 10 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 560 1581

Reconfigure: Life Drawing at Summerhall

Wed 17 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 560 1581

Reconfigure: Life Drawing at Summerhall

…and 4 more dates until 14 Jun

The Flooers o' May

Fundraiser for Scots Music Group with a range of performers including Karine Polwart and her bandmate Steve Byrne, fiddler Adam Sutherland, singer Mairi Campbell and pipe and fiddle maestros Fin Moore and Sarah Hoy.

Mon 1 May

£12–£15 / 0131 560 1581

Part of TradFest.

Fourth Moon

Trad super-group featuring members of Talisk, Ímar, HOLiDAY ON iO and Event Horizon.

Thu 4 May

£10 / 0131 560 1581

Part of TradFest.

Happy Yoga with Jamie

Happy Yoga aims to achieve self-approval, self-appreciation, and self-awareness through yoga and mindfulness meditation.

Sun 30 Apr

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Thu 4 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 560 1581

Sun 7 May

£8 / 0131 560 1581

…and 4 more dates until 21 May

IDST (If Destroyed Still True)

Multi-screen video installation powered by open submissions. Send your video work to the email address above.

Sat 29 Apr

Free / 0131 560 1581

Sat 6 May

Free / 0131 560 1581

Sat 13 May

Free / 0131 560 1581

…and 33 more dates until 30 Dec

James Keelaghan

Canadian singer and writer of masterly narrative folk songs.

Wed 8 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 560 1581

Jean Damei & Géza Frank

A mix of folk music and astrophysics.

Sun 30 Apr

£10–£12 / 0131 560 1581

Part of TradFest.

Juniper Festival

With a variety of top producers to try before you buy as well as gin talks, cocktails, food stalls and handmade fashions and crafts on sale, the Juniper Festival is a celebration of all things gin.

Fri 2 Jun

£21.50 / 0131 560 1581

Sun 4 Jun

£21.50 / 0131 560 1581

Kaela Rowan Band

Scottish vocalist Kaela Rowan, former lead singer with Mouth Music and Solas.

Sat 29 Apr

£10–£12 / 0131 560 1581

Part of TradFest.

Light Land Latitude: Iceland – Three Perspectives

Work by two Scottish and one Icelandic artist.

Sat 13 May

Sun 14 May

Tue 16 May

…and 17 more dates until 4 Jun

Lily Hibberd: Data Horizons

Art produced as part of a collaboration between the artist and the Extreme Light group at Heriot-Watt University.

Sat 29 Apr

Free / 0131 560 1581

Sun 30 Apr

Free / 0131 560 1581

Mon 1 May

Free / 0131 560 1581

…and 9 more dates until 10 May

The Lowest Pair

The American duo performs roots music.

Fri 5 May

£10 / 0131 560 1581

Part of TradFest.

Marbles Launch Party

The launch of new independent mental health magazine – Marbles – features music from Siobhan Wilson and a solo set from WHITE's Leo Condie, as well as spoken word from Laura Waddell and Rebecca Monks. Booking is essential.

Mon 8 May

Summerhall Cafe

Free / 0131 560 1581

On the Radical Road: Enacting Hamish Henderson

A theatrical enactment of the poems and songs of Hamish Henderson.

Sat 29 Apr

£10–£12 / 0131 560 1581

Part of TradFest Edinburgh.

Sun 30 Apr

£10–£12 / 0131 560 1581

Part of TradFest Edinburgh.

Mon 1 May

£10–£12 / 0131 560 1581

Part of TradFest Edinburgh.

Pinegrove

Four-piece American alt rock unit.

Mon 29 May

£15.40 / 0131 560 1581

Pre-school Circus Classes

Learn circus skills including juggling, hula hoop, stilts, acrobalance and more with Circus Alba. Suitable for ages 2–5.

Thu 11 May

Thu 18 May

…and 6 more dates until 29 Jun

Reconfigure: Life drawing sessions

Life drawing sessions with tunes, drinks and snacks, with help and advice if you need it.

…and 8 more dates until 12 Jul

Richard Dawson

Acclaimed Northumbrian singer-songwriter drawing comparisons to John Martyn and Captain Beefheart.

Thu 8 Jun

£14 / 0131 560 1581

Nothing Ever Happens Here.

Rura

Energetic contemporary folk from up and coming Scottish musicians on whistles, Highland pipes, fiddle, flute, guitar and bodhran.

Sat 6 May

£10–£12 / 0131 560 1581

Part of TradFest.

Scots Fiddle Festival

This exciting, fiddle-fuelled weekend includes concerts, recitals, workshops, talks, stalls, sessions, festival clubs, and ceilidhs.

Fri 17 Nov

Times to be confirmed / Prices vary / 0131 560 1581

Sat 18 Nov

Times to be confirmed / Prices vary / 0131 560 1581

Sun 19 Nov

Times to be confirmed / Prices vary / 0131 560 1581

Steve Ignorant

Ignorant, formerly of Crass, performs original punk songs.

Fri 9 Jun

£14 / 0131 560 1581

Nothing Ever Happens Here.

Summerhall Beer FestivALE

All things beery, yeasty and delicious are packed into Summerhall for an ale-filled weekend featuring in-house brewery Barney's.

Thu 11 May

Times vary / 0131 560 1581

Fri 12 May

Times vary / 0131 560 1581

Sat 13 May

Times vary / 0131 560 1581

Summerhall Yoga

Summerhall is a new kind of community: a cross cultural village where arts and sciences talk to each other, where high tech rubs shoulders with all the arts including film and television and a craft brewer has revived a three hundred year old tradition of brewing on the site. Our Bar/Café is suitably named The Royal Dick…

Thu 4 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 560 1581

Thu 11 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 560 1581

Thu 18 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 560 1581

…and 4 more dates until 15 Jun

Theatre Sans Accents, English (EFL) Drama Workshops

A workshop for adults to learn English as an additional language (intermediate to advanced level) using theatrical techniques.

Tue 2 May

£12; £80 (£10; 10 class term £100) / 07583 015249

Tue 9 May

£12; £80 (£10; 10 class term £100) / 07583 015249

Tue 16 May

£12; £80 (£10; 10 class term £100) / 07583 015249

…and 2 more dates until 30 May

Tom McConville

Fiddle maestro and singer from England's north-east.

Wed 3 May

£7–£10 / 0131 560 1581

Tom is accompanied by guitarist Andy Watt, one of the star pupils of guitar maestro Chris Newman. Part of TradFest.

Wild Beasts

Flamboyant Weimar cabaret-like sounds and mellower, broodier material from touted Lake District quartet Wild Beasts.

Mon 1 May

Over-16s only

£23 / 0131 560 1581

Part of Nothing Ever Happens Here.

Work In Progress

A handful of comedians (including, on various nights, Daniel Sloss, Kai Humphries, Mark Nelson and Gareth Waugh) present the rambling, confused chaos that are their current shows. Don't worry, they'll get better. That's what tonight's for.

Tue 16 May

£3 / 0131 560 1581

Reviews & features

Play time: raising the curtain on experimental and traditional theatre

23 Sep 2016

From the Royal Lyceum to Buzzcut Festival, Gareth K Vile looks at theatrical extremes in Edinburgh and Glasgow

Both Glasgow and Edinburgh have strong traditions of popular and experimental theatre. Although the major venues on both coasts of the central belt often collaborate, each of the cities have their own particular performance personality: Glasgow goes for…

Edinburgh's club scene: what happens now?

28 Feb 2012

Representatives from Bongo, Cab Vol, Electric Circus, Summerhall and G1 Group have their say

Rob Hoon. Manager of Bongo Club’s parent organisation, Out of the Blue. Despite being a beautiful, blossoming city of international renown and appeal that hosts the biggest arts festival in the world, Edinburgh’s all year round independent music and…

Hot 100 2011 - No. 54: Summerhall venue offers something special

16 Dec 2011

Festival debut marks beginning of major creative space in Edinburgh

Before this August it seemed the Edinburgh Festival was already home to every sort of show and venue imaginable. So, when an entirely new major space sprang up, it was difficult to see what it might offer above the usual. On the programme at…

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