Summerhall

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 newest and biggest arts venue. Visitors will find theatre and gallery spaces, libraries and small museums, educational and research programmes, studios and workshops.

It’s 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, a nod to our building’s famous veterinary history.

Most importantly Summerhall is a work in progress – as more space is developed more ideas emerge. Here the possibilities are endless, “everyone is an artist”.

During the Edinburgh Festival Summerhall is Fringe Venue 26. Explore, discover and enjoy.

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Upcoming Events at Summerhall

The Great Eastern

The Great Eastern

27th November 2021

The Great Eastern is a brand new all-day music festival taking place in Edinburgh on 27th November 2021.
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French Film Festival at Summerhall

French Film Festival at Summerhall

Selected dates between 28th November 2021 - 12th December 2021

Check out what's on at Summerhall catch some of the most anticipated French and Francophone titles of the year!
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Rachel Sermanni

Rachel Sermanni

3rd December 2021

Catch Rachel Sermanni, a Scottish based contemporary folk musician, singer and songwriter, at Summerhall on Friday 3rd December!
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Summerhall Christmas Market

Summerhall Christmas Market

5th December 2021

Summerhall’s annual Christmas Market will look a little different as due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, it will be hybrid a Market in 2021.
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Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs

9th December 2021

The Newcastle-based quintet Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs come to Summerhall in December!
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Manipulate Festival: Fauna

Manipulate Festival: Fauna

28th January 2022 - 5th February 2022

Explore stunning graphic art works and beautiful animations by French artists Adrien M & Claire and Brest Brest Brest.
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Manipulate Festival: Acqua Alta - The Crossing of the Mirror

Manipulate Festival: Acqua Alta - The Crossing of the Mirror

28th January 2022 - 5th February 2022

Acqua Alta, an interactive virtual reality installation, traces the odyssey of a man and a woman facing the rising waters, among storms, ink seas, breaking waves and jellyfish.
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Manipulate Festival: The Chosen Haram

Manipulate Festival: The Chosen Haram

28th January 2022

It’s Ahmad and Steve, not Adam and Eve! This circus piece explores themes of faith, sexuality, addiction and human connection.
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Manipulate Festival: After Metamorphosis

Manipulate Festival: After Metamorphosis

29th January 2022

Through intense physicality, visual theatre, micro-cinema, puppetry, vocals, and rumbling, seismic soundscapes, AFTER METAMORPHOSIS conjures a world of insects and humans coexisting.
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Manipulate Festival: The Yellow Canary

Manipulate Festival: The Yellow Canary

29th January 2022

The Yellow Canary is both an epic true story and a leap into the imagination of a young child desperate to escape the horrors of war, exploring love, loss and what it means to flee your home.
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Manipulate Festival: Workshop: What Makes A Good Show

Manipulate Festival: Workshop: What Makes A Good Show

29th January 2022

In this workshop Al Seed will work with participants to explore approaches to identifying, developing and pitching concepts for future shows.
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Manipulate Festival: Moč / The Power

Manipulate Festival: Moč / The Power

29th January 2022 - 30th January 2022

Festival favourites Ljubljana Puppet Theatre return with Moč, an intimate puppet-object miniature exploring power, weakness and control.
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Manipulate Festival: Netwalk (Puppetry)

Manipulate Festival: Netwalk (Puppetry)

29th January 2022

Connect with other puppeteers, enthusiasts and producers to share and exchange ideas, whilst strolling through Edinburgh’s Meadows.
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Manipulate Festival: Dinner with... LARDS

Manipulate Festival: Dinner with... LARDS

29th January 2022

Join us for a dinner party with a difference – an anarchic artistic meal hosted by some of your favourite MANIPULATE artists!
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Manipulate Festival: Between Earth and Moon

Manipulate Festival: Between Earth and Moon

30th January 2022

A Scottish-Argentinian collaboration, Between Earth and Moon is a storytelling piece exploring loneliness, nostalgia, connection and human relationships.
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Manipulate Festival: Sand

Manipulate Festival: Sand

30th January 2022

Sand is a highly visual work-in-progress performance, blending theatrical styles to bring the Sandman’s world to life though movement, object manipulation and shadow puppetry.
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Manipulate Festival: Netwalk (Visual Theatre)

Manipulate Festival: Netwalk (Visual Theatre)

30th January 2022

Connect with other artists, enthusiasts and producers to share and exchange ideas, whilst strolling through Edinburgh’s Meadows.
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Manipulate Festival: Rules To Live By / EIDOS

Manipulate Festival: Rules To Live By / EIDOS

31st January 2022

This double-bill veers between anarchy, punk music, heroism and how idolatry and loss can shape a life.
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Manipulate Festival: Ill-Lit

Manipulate Festival: Ill-Lit

3rd February 2022

A powerful aerial and physical theatre performance using the Japanese art of shibari (rope bondage) exploring mental health, cycles of repetition and the struggle to break out.
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Injury Reserve

Injury Reserve

3rd February 2022

Injury Reserve are on tour and stop off at Edinburgh's Summerhall on Thursday 3rd February.
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Manipulate Festival: Workshop: Trash-Hack Puppetry With Green Ginger

Manipulate Festival: Workshop: Trash-Hack Puppetry With Green Ginger

3rd February 2022 - 4th February 2022

Trash-Hack is a 1.5-day workshop for both experienced and emerging puppeteers with the inimitable Chris Pirie of leading UK puppetry company Green Ginger.
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Manipulate Festival: Dinner With... Plutot La Vie

Manipulate Festival: Dinner With... Plutot La Vie

4th February 2022

Join us for a dinner party with a difference – an anarchic artistic meal hosted by some of your favourite MANIPULATE artists!
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Kosheen - Resist 20th Anniversary

Kosheen - Resist 20th Anniversary

4th February 2022

Award winning Kosheen, one of the UK’s booming live electronic music showstoppers, bring their 20th anniversary tour to Summerhall on 4th February!
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Manipulate Festival: Animated Womxn: Aaronimation

Manipulate Festival: Animated Womxn: Aaronimation

5th February 2022

Enjoy a compilation of seven short experimental animated films by legendary American artist and animator Jane Aaron (1948-2015).
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Manipulate Festival: Animated Highlights

Manipulate Festival: Animated Highlights

5th February 2022

Edinburgh Short Film Festival returns to the Manipulate Festival to curate another dynamic and vibrant programme of award-winning international short animated films!
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Manipulate Festival: Animated Womxn: International Shorts

Manipulate Festival: Animated Womxn: International Shorts

5th February 2022

Celebrating extraordinary and award-winning female and non-binary animators from around the globe, MANIPULATE is delighted to present Animated Womxn for the second year running!
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Manipulate Festival: Netwalk (Animation)

Manipulate Festival: Netwalk (Animation)

5th February 2022

Connect with other animators, enthusiasts and producers to share and exchange ideas, whilst strolling through Edinburgh’s Meadows.
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Manipulate Festival: My Favourite War

Manipulate Festival: My Favourite War

5th February 2022

My Favorite War is an animated documentary telling the personal story of its director, Ilze Burkovska-Jacobsen, about her growing up in the Cold-War USSR.
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Dry Cleaning

Dry Cleaning

18th February 2022

Dry Cleaning take their debut album 'New Long Leg' on the road in 2022, catch them live at Summerhall on 18th February!
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Martina Topley Bird

Martina Topley Bird

27th February 2022

Vocalist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Martina Topley Bird brings her 2022 tour to Summerhall on Sunday 27th February!
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Pokey LaFarge

Pokey LaFarge

11th March 2022

American musician, writer, and actor Pokey LaFarge is on a UK tour in 2022 and has a date at Summerhall Edinburgh on Friday 11th March!
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Sam Amidon

Sam Amidon

17th March 2022

Don't miss American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Sam Amidon when he comes to Summerhall on Thursday 17th March!
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Roddy Woomble

Roddy Woomble

26th March 2022

432 presents is delighted to announce RODDY WOOMBLE will be performing on Saturday 26th March at Summerhall.
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Pictish Trail

Pictish Trail

7th April 2022

Johnny Lynch, AKA Isle-of-Eigg dwelling electro-acoustic psych-pop wonder Pictish Trail is back with a fourth album Thumb World and comes to Summerhall in April 2022.
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Kristin Hersh

Kristin Hersh

27th April 2022

American singer/songwriter Kristin Hersh is on tour in 2022 and stops off at Summerhall Edinburgh on Wednesday 27th April!
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Andy Shauf

Andy Shauf

10th May 2022

Few artists are storytellers as deft and disarmingly observational as Andy Shauf and you can catch him at Summerhall in May 2022!
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Juniore

Juniore

10th May 2022

French indie pop band Juniore are heading to Summerhall on Tuesday 10th May 2022.
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Laura Veirs

Laura Veirs

15th June 2022

American singer-songwriter Laura Veirs is known for her folk/alternative country records and live performances and you can catch her at Summerhall on 15th June!
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The Wannadies

The Wannadies

19th October 2022

Don't miss The Wannadies, one of Sweden’s sweetest secrets, and one of the most influential players in the Swedish indie scene that took the world by storm in the early 90s.
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