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


About Summerhall

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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 5th September 2023 - 19th December 2023

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


The Longest Johns

18th March 2024

The Longest Johns, the face of the 2021 sea shanty revival with their track Wellerman, are heading out on tour, catch them live at Summerhall on 18th March!


Ozric Tentacles & Gong

23rd March 2024

Ozric Tentacles join forces with GONG for a joint headline tour of the UK. Catch them live at Summerhall on 23rd March!


Roseanne Reid

4th April 2024

Roseanne Reid has announced her debut headline tour will stop off at Summerhall Edinburgh on Thursday 4th April.


Benjamin Francis Leftwich

6th April 2024

Singer-songwriter Benjamin Francis Leftwich is on tour in 2024 with a date at Summerhall on Saturday 6th April!


Jalen Ngonda

25th April 2024

Jalen Ngonda is one of the most captivating performers on today's soul scene, don't miss him live at Summerhall on Thursday 25th April!


Brighde Chaimbeul

28th April 2024

Don't miss award-winning smallpipes player Brìghde Chaimbeul at Summerhall on Sunday 28th April!


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