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The former Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh is now a creative hub for the arts with a host of studio and workshop spaces. Summerhall is open to the public all year round and hosts events in all the City's major festivals.

During the Science Festival Summerhall has lots of workshops and activities.

Food and drink is available throughout the day at the Summerhall Café and from noon until 9pm at The Royal Dick Bar.

Access information:
There are five steps at the main entrance to the building. Wheelchair and limited-mobility access to Summerhall is via the side entrance on Summerhall Square. The entrance is clearly marked by the original Dick Vet gates. Outside the hours of 9am-6pm (Mon - Fri) and 9.30am-6pm (Weekends) there is an entry intercom that can be used to connect to the reception team. The building has lift access to some First Floor and Basement spaces.

   There are accessible toilets at Summerhall

   Buggy parking is available

    Assistant dogs are welcome

      Water is abailable at the cafe on the ground floor

  There is ramp access There is ramp access to the Royal Dick Bar and to the Café

 There is a cafe on site

   There is a bar on site

   There is an area to eat your packed lunch. This is in the courtyard in front of the Royal Dick bar.

See the venue's full access information, including sizes of the lift and number of steps, by clicking below.

Summerhall Access Information

On most days, taxis & other vehicles can drop passengers off directly in the courtyard (using the vehicle gate on Summerhall Square & announcing their arrival using the intercom system), however there is no onsite public parking in Summerhall. On days that the courtyard is closed to vehicle access, taxis and other vehicles can drop passengers off directly outside the accessible entrance by the vehicle gate, in Summerhall Square. 

Getting there:
You can travel to Summerhall on the following Lothian Buses services: 41, 42, 67.

Many of our venues in and around the city centre are easily accessible on foot and by public transport so please consider the environment when planning your travel to and from our events. Public transport information is available from Traveline Scotland – and 0871 200 22 33 – 24 hours a day.