Since closing its doors as a vet school in 2011, Summerhall has become a thriving arts hub full of exhibitions, installations and shows. Even so, some of the old operating rooms remain unused - or so we thought.
Join us for a tour of Summerhall Distillery as we raise the curtain on how award-winning Pickering’s Gin is made.
Welcome to Edinburgh’s longest established non-continuously operating brewery! Ever wondered what really goes on inside a brewery? You’re welcomed in to Barney’s Beer at Summerhall to do just that. You’ll be given samples of our most popular beers, shown the ins and outs of our small operation, and given a lesson on the history and science of our trade by one of our brewery professionals.
While the police question the staff of the distillery, it is up to you to figure out the location of the next attack, discover the identity of an insidious mole within the company and – most importantly – save the gin.
Artist and gardener Sarah Louise Marshall is creating an urban oasis in the front garden of Summerhall. A mini Eden, a slice of paradise, not lost but made entirely out of found materials. Curiosities and plants saved in order to see the real gold that can be found in what would otherwise be thrown away. The garden will host a variety of activities and games through community engagement.
Drawing inspiration from Under The Vaulted Sky, created for IF: Milton Keynes International Festival 2014, Rosemary has joined forces with film-maker Roswitha Chesher to create Liquid Gold is the Air.
Made in Adelaide brings the southern hemisphere’s biggest festival city to Edinburgh with a selection of South Australian theatre, music, cabaret, comedy, visual arts, literature, film and fun.
Part-The Last Leg, part-Buzzfeed and part-piss up, Middle Child and Luke Barnes return with “Some Tiny Plays About How Fucked We Still Are”, using verbatim text from the web to explore the world we live in.
Discusses how notions of identity, nationality and politics influence the creations and reception of Arab theatre makers. As artists increasingly work internationally, does ‘being an Arab’ ease or complicate to get your works seen?
Choice comedy line-ups from the country's most innovative and good new purveyor of live content, Fight in the Dog Ltd.
A new play by Caitlin McEwan (Soho Writer’s Lab 2015/16) about a generation who have been told the world is theirs for the taking, and what happens when they discover that isn't the case.
Adelaide Fringe says "Happy 70th Birthday to Edinburgh Fringe"
Arab Arts Focus Talks Programme supported by Tamasi Collective for the Performing Arts and curated by Jumana Al-Yasiri, Sundance Institute Theatre Programme.
Fringe University believes that the Edinburgh Fringe makes an excellent classroom. Come meet, and network with other university professors from around the world planning to, or already using, the Fringe for educational purposes.
This is the remarkable, hilarious and heart-lifting story of how James actually gave his best mate the send-off he wanted. Combining storytelling, comedy and live music, Team Viking won the Vaults Festival Origins Award and was a runaway hit at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival.
A reflection on the non-verbal political discourse, identity issues, negotiation between contemporaneity and traditions, and gender prejudices carried by the Arab dancing body.
t’s the 90s. New Labour, Fred Perry, strappy vests, 3 lions and 3 stripes. A night of electrifying immersive theatre, quality new writing and a score of banging live & recorded music. Not Too Tame bring Under The Influence: 90s Britpop to the Roundabout for one night only.
A welcoming forum for finding collaborators to make new ideas happen, Pitch Up is made up of five-minute pitches – and one-minute elevator pitches – from theatre makers, producers and venues. Visit housetheatre.org.uk for more information.
Fancy getting dirty later? Come join the Dirty Protest gang as we celebrate 10 years of shaking up the theatre world with five new short plays from five of Wales' most exciting writing talent.
The AAF invites you to meet some of the most exciting Arab theatre makers and choreographers working today in Cairo, Beirut, Paris and Marrakech.
The Arab region is witnessing the rise of several institutions dedicated to funding, developing, and promoting the work of confirmed and emerging independent artists from the Middle East and North Africa.
Travel beyond borders to the tranquil setting of Traquair House in the Scottish Borders to explore world cultures, new ideas, and peoples, at this eclectic international festival of debate, books, art, film, music, and nature.
The discussion on how to support Arab artists often focuses on the challenges of securing sustainable sources of funding for new productions.
Daniel Kitson does a very clunky, warm up run through of a pre existing stand up show but with some new bits and bobs swapped in for other bits and bobs.
It'll be about 2 hours long and obviously, its late. so. Bear that in mind.
Can Arab performing artists use the stage to give different perceptions of their homes, struggles, and lives as human beings? Is it possible for a Syrian or Iraqi playwright to put on paper a simple love story? And isn’t a love story also an expression of time as experienced by its author?
Est. 2010, this is Edinburgh’s institutional shot of Deep Rhythms and Rugged Grooves. For one night residents Cameron Mason and Calum Evans will be spinning the finest selections of Deep Funk, Latin Rhythms and Rare Disco into the early hours at Edinburgh’s very own Summerhall.