Summerhall wins award

Nov 5 2015 | By More

Empty Space award for Edinburgh venue

Sumerhall has won the Dan Crawford Innovation Award at this year’s Empty Space… Peter Brook Awards.

The award, a cheque for £2000, went to Summerhall for its “ground-breaking theatre and other performing arts held in a unique former vetenary school setting which celebrates both experimental and European work”, according to the citation.

Summerhall. Photo: Marion Donohoe

Summerhall. Photo: Marion Donohoe

The annual awards, now in their 26th year, celebrate innovation in smaller-scale venues, including studio and fringe theatres that receive little or no public funding. Last year’s innovation award went to Latitude Festival with Battersea Arts Centre winning in 2013.

The award was accepted by Sam Gough, General Manager of Summerhall, at an award ceremony at the National Theatre Studio in London on Tuesday.

Thanking the judges for their considerations, Gough said: Summerhall is a unique and special place with a dedicated team of hard working and creative people behind it. We pride ourselves on our innovative programming all year round and it’s fantastic to be recognised with such a special award”

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