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Every city needs

a Summerhall
Paul Morley
BBC The Review Show

PERFORMING ARTS, MEETINGS, CONFERENCES, WEDDINGS, CEILIDHS, WORKSHOPS,


FLEXIBLE SPACE for :
RECITALS, EVENTS, FUNDRAISERS, CONCERTS AND CELEBRATIONS.
OUR VENUES

SUMMERHALL IS UNIQUE. FROM THE STATELY


TO THE QUIRKY YOULL FIND A HUGE RANGE
OF SPACES FOR ANY TYPE OF EVENT IN A ONE
HUNDRED YEAR-OLD VETERINARY SCHOOL
THAT HAS BEEN TRANSFORMED INTO A
MULTI-DISCIPLINARY EVENTS AND ARTS HUB.

the most compelling Summerhall has become the place to be. Open all year round
playing host to hundreds of events each year from concerts to
new art space in the performing arts, major Festivals, conferences, weddings and
Edinburgh, perhaps parties, location filming, lectures and workshops to name just a
few. Summerhall is also proud to be an award winning venue
in the UK during the annual Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
The Independent on Sunday
Summerhall is perfectly located in the former University Dick Vet
building by the Meadows. With an imaginative and infinitely
flexible choice of spaces and bespoke event management we
pride ourselves in our ability to make Summerhall an
unforgettable venue for your event.
We proudly house our own bar and restaurant, The Royal Dick,
once a Small Animal Hospital as well as our fantastic Summerhall
Cafe and Shop. In-house catering is available for small meetings
and events and we welcome external caterers to work with us
to meet your needs.
If you would like to find out more about the most unique venue
in town, our dedicated events team would love to hear from you.
Visit our website at www.summerhall.co.uk to complete an
enquiry form, email us on info@summerhall.co.uk or give us a call
on 0131 560 1580.
MAIN HALL

an incredible venue
The List

MAIN HALL
The Main Hall is a splendid example of early 20th century public
architecture with its elegant features, wooden floor and
ceremonial atmosphere. Flexible staging and seating makes this
a very adaptable space for up to 250 people. As perfect for
dancing, concerts and dinners as it is for meetings, conferences
and gigs.

www.summerhall.co.uk CAPACITY // 150 Seated 250 standing 120 dining


Your enthusiastic and very capable
DISSECTION staff could not have been more helpful.
ROOM
Everyone from the duty managers to
the ushers to the caretakers were kind
to us and took a real interest in making
sure everything ran smoothly
Kirsty Halliday,
Edinburgh Acting School

DISSECTION ROOM
The name might be a little gruesome but Summerhall's Dissection
Room makes for a truly spectacular, completely original venue.

This space is full of character and flexibility is key. Large windows


make up one side of the room and on the other, a line of wooden
display cabinets sit below a charming balcony to add another
level of interest to the room. The room features a number of
theatre blacks and staging options which adapt to your event
requirements and a private bar is conveniently located within the
venue space. The Dissection Room is ideal for large events due
to nearby breakout rooms.

Perfect for concerts, networking events and launches, dinners,


weddings and conferences. The Dissection Room is one of
Edinburgh's most distinctive and unusual settings.

www.summerhall.co.uk CAPACITY // 220 Seated 500 standing 160 dining


RED LECTURE
THEATRE

Thanks for hosting


us yesterday. What
an amazing day
Amanda Tyndall, Deputy Director
Edinburgh Science Festival

RED LECTURE THEATRE


A Seventies style lecture theatre complete with original
features such as red lacquer study tables and flip down seats,
the Red Lecture Theatre is ideal for more intimate talks,
presentations, meetings and panel discussions. Equipped with
a small projection/ sound booth, screen and projector with
7.1 sound and the ability for total black out this space also
makes an ideal cinema.

www.summerhall.co.uk CAPACITY // 84 Seated


THE ROYAL
DICK & CAFE

The Royal Dick

THE ROYAL DICK & CAF


With an on-site brewery and Gin distillery, The Royal Dick
is a bar like no other. Authentic Dick Vet School fittings and
contemporary design makes this a unique setting to gather in.
To enquire about hiring the private dining room please contact The
Royal Dick direct on 0131 560 1572 or email trd@summerhall.co.uk
Our caf opens early for breakfast; soup, sandwiches, cakes and
pastries are served all day as well as great coffee, tea and a variety
of cold drinks.
Caf
Evening hire available through our events team.

www.summerhall.co.uk PRIVATE AND MEETING ROOMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR HIRE.


ANATOMY LECTURE
THEATRE

I wanted to thank you and your team for


helping us to put on our event yesterday,
we were really pleased with how it went.
The food was amazing. Everyone was very
accommodating when it came to sorting
out the small but important things
Sarah Andersen
Institute for Academic Development,
University of Edinburgh

ANATOMY LECTURE THEATRE


One of our most precious jewels, the Anatomy Lecture Theatre
is an intimate room with original features such as raised wooden
horseshoe seating and wooden floors that are over one hundred
years old. The rooms adds a special atmosphere to your events
and is a supremely functional space with perfect acoustics for
speech and unamplified music. Ideal for conferences, meetings,
lectures, recitals and concerts.

www.summerhall.co.uk CAPACITY // 56 Seated


ADDITIONAL
SPACES

ADDITIONAL SPACES
DEMONSTRATION ROOM
Set in the oldest part of Summerhall our Demonstration Room is
a stark and raw space that makes a powerful impact on
audiences. Popular for location filming, photo shoots and unique
performances and readings. A powerful and unforgettable space.
Capacity: 58.

THE CAIRNS LECTURE THEATRE


A modern end-on space with red padded seats. The room
features windows down one side for natural light, or curtains can
be drawn for theatre blackout. This room is ideal for theatre, film
or meetings. Capacity: 100.

OLD LAB
As the name suggests this is a former laboratory now turned into
a large open plan black box space. Ideal for workshops, classes
and rehearsals.

LIBRARY GALLERY
After our Cafe closes its doors in the evening, this becomes a
space perfect for social gatherings and intimate music events.
Handcrafted wooden furniture provides relaxed seating and
curated artwork fills the walls.
Capacity: Flexible depending on event or 150 standing.

TECHCUBE ZERO
Based within our technology incubator Techcube, this flat floored
room is equipped with tables and chairs and offers a variety of
set up options including theatre style, classroom and boardroom.
Capacity: 100 seated.

Summerhall has many other special and intriguing spaces that simply have to be seen. Our Events
Team is highly experienced and would be happy to discuss your event in detail so that together
we can make your ideas reality.
Call us on 0131 560 1580 or visit our website to submit an enquiry www.summerhall.co.uk

www.summerhall.co.uk
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Summerhall is notably located at the east end of the Meadows park, in close proximity to George
Square, The Festival Theatre and just a 15 minute walk from The Royal Mile and Waverley Train
Station just around the corner from the Queen's Hall

Bus: Lothian Bus Routes 3, 5, 7, 8, 29, 31, 47, 49 (to/from Clerk Street) and 42, 67 (to/from our
front entrance).

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Box Office 0131 560 1581
The Royal Dick 0131 560 1572
Email: info@summerhall.co.uk
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