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

  • Workshy

    This is a show about work. Some people work to make money. Some people work to feel fulfilled. Some people don’t work at all. Workshy is a powerful and honest portrayal of the relationship between class, labour and aspiration.

  • Jihan’s Smile

    Jihan is an ordinary child who woke up one day to discover she lost her smile. The sun set, the moon disappeared, everything lost its colour, cold spread throughout the town. Jihan needs to find her smile again.

  • Rosalind

    The danced adventures of a Shakespearean heroine. 400 years later, Rosalind ventures through the modern metropolis: by day, ordered and traditional, by night, a neon wonderland.

  • Slut

    I saw him looking at me when I danced. I saw the look in his eyes. I knew what he wanted to call me.. Sexuality, sexual grooming, stereotyping and cross-cultural perceptions are explored in this provocative new dance piece.

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.