1 Summerhall, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL
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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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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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