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Summerhall

Summerhall, Edinburgh’s biggest arts venue, is open to the public all year round.

Summerhall

About Summerhall

1 Summerhall , Edinburgh South EH9 1PL
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Summerhall is open to the public all year round and hosts events in all the City’s major festivals. But it’s far more than Edinburgh’s biggest arts venue. Visitors will find theatre and gallery spaces, libraries and small museums, educational and research programmes, studios and workshops.

is a venue for diverse programmes of visual and performing arts. It is a place for all kinds of events, parties, workshops, festivals, weddings and meetings. It is home to a varied community of creative artists and businesses, including a pub, café, brewery and distillery.

Summerhall has fast become a key arts organisation in Edinburgh, at festival time and throughout the year.

Our visual art programme presents a diverse and innovative programme of exhibitions, free and open to the public all year round. Exhibiting artists have included Liliane Lijn, Alastair MacLennan, Derrick Guild, Tamsyn Challenger, Haroon Mirza, Pester and Rossi.

Summerhall’s year-round live music programme, Nothing Ever Happens Here… has become one of the best places to see exciting, live music in the city, bringing musicians such as Billy Bragg, Sun Kil Moon, The Sun Ra Arkestra, and Charlotte Church to Summerhall’s Dissection Room, whilst helping to provide a platform for young bands in Edinburgh to play with established touring musicians from around the globe.

Summerhall won the Dan Crawford Innovation Award at the 2015 Empty Space… Peter Brook Awards, was shortlisted for The Stage Fringe Venue of the Year in 2014 and 2017, was awarded a Cycle Friendly Employer Award by Cycle Scotland in 2019 and won The Herald Scottish Culture Award 2019 for Outstanding Venue.

The aim is to be a major cultural destination where audiences meet and mix and where artists and performers are inspired to make and present their best work.

Upcoming Events at Summerhall

Edinburgh Ceilidh Club at Summerhall

Selected dates between 16th January 2024 - 9th July 2024

Come and experience Scottish dance the way its meant to be every Tuesday at the Edinburgh Ceilidh Club in Summerhall!

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FLARE* Festival: Summer of LOVE

22nd June 2024

The FLARE* Festival, an alcohol-free community and wellness summer festival, returns to Summerhall on Saturday 22nd June!

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Soccer Mommy

2nd July 2024

Sophie Allison, aka Soccer Mommy, is one of the most gifted songwriters making rock music right now and she plays Summerhall on Tuesday 2nd July!

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Jalen Ngonda

10th July 2024

Jalen Ngonda is one of the most captivating performers on today's soul scene, don't miss him live at Summerhall on Wednesday 10th July!

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The Ceremony

1st August 2024 - 26th August 2024

The Ceremony is a one-of-a-kind theatrical metaphysical nonsense - the late-night deep and meaningless you didn't know you needed. Or maybe you did!

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Fan/Girl

1st August 2024 - 26th August 2024

Absurd, optimistic and joyful, Bryony Byrne’s Fan/Girl is a tongue-in-cheek ride through British adolescence against a backdrop of nineties football.

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Catafalque

1st August 2024 - 11th August 2024

From acclaimed producers Scissor Kick comes the world premiere of Catafalque, a one-woman eulogy through the lens of a civil celebrant asking, how do we grieve the ungrievable?

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June Carter Cash: The Woman, Her Music and Me

2nd August 2024 - 24th August 2024

The story of one of country music's most iconic voices: June Carter Cash. In this raw, honest, and authentic show, Charlene Boyd gets to grips with a life less ordinary.

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Tom McRae

19th September 2024

Mercury and Brit nominated artist Tom McRae is heading out on tour in support of his new album, catch him live at Summerhall on Thursday 19th September!

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Andrew Wasylyk & Tommy Perman

20th September 2024

Andrew Wasylyk & Tommy Perman have released their first single as a duo and announced a UK tour with a date at Summerhall on 20th September!

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Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me

23rd September 2024 - 25th September 2024

Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me is touring Scotland in September with at date at Summerhall from 23rd to 25th.

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John Maus

16th October 2024

Enigmatic musician John Maus has announced a headline show at Summerhall on Wednesday 16th October!

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Nobody’s Empire: An Evening With Stuart Murdoch

17th October 2024

Join Stuart Murdoch for an evening of reading, songs and a live Q&A at Summerhall, in celebration of his debut novel, Nobody's Empire.

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Afro Celt Sound System

21st October 2024

Afro Celt Sound System bring their ground-breaking fusion of African, Gaelic and Bhangra influenced sounds to Summerhall on 21st October!

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Los Bitchos

23rd October 2024

Catch Los Bitchos, a four-piece dance-rock band from London, when they play Summerhall Edinburgh on Wednesday 23rd October!

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Ibibio Sound Machine

18th November 2024

Don't miss Ibibio Sound Machine when they play Summerhall Edinburgh on Monday 18th November!

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