Festival Genres

  • Theatre

    Our theatre programme across all our venues.

  • Dance

    Including Dance, Physical Theatre and Circus.

  • Music

    Including our Nothing Ever Happens Here... programme.

  • Young Audiences

    Shows particularly suitable for young audiences.

  • Events

  • Visual Arts

    Summerhall is delighted to present its visual arts programme in the year of the 70th anniversary of the Edinburgh Festival that was created “to heal the wounds of war”.

  • Focus On

    Festival seasons and collaborations, including international seasons and special venues.


Featured Shows

  • Mark Thomas: A Show That Gambles on the Future

    Few could have anticipated the events of 2016 and where they’d lead. Mark and his audience gamble on their predictions for a hilarious, fantastical and sometimes accurate vision of the world.

  • A Girl and a Gun

    ‘All you need to make a movie is a girl and a gun’ (Jean-Luc Godard). Witty, fun and unflinchingly provocative look at women and violence in the media, starring Orwin and an unprepared male performer.

  • Séance

    Séance (Glen Neath and David Rosenberg) is an intense sonic performance for twenty people at a time inside a completely dark shipping container. It lasts for fifteen terrifying minutes

  • Last Resort

    The alternative future for Guantanamo Bay: deckchairs, cocktails, and your feet in the sand. Performed in a secret enclave in the Summerhall basement, Last Resort takes you through the tropical haze on a unique multi-sensory package holiday.


Festival Info

  • How to find SUmmerhall

    Summerhall (Venue 26) is notably located at the east end of the Meadows park, in close proximity to George Square, The Festival Theatre.

  • Bar & Restaurant

    With an on-site brewery and Gin distillery, it’s a bar like no other in Edinburgh.

  • Accessibility

    Information for visitors with disabilities.

  • Festival News

    The latest Summerhall Festival News.