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Address: Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9JG, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-131-667-7776
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went here for a music gig. very nice little venue - easy to get to, well set out for shows and good sound

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 7, 2015

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 NEW

went here for a music gig. very nice little venue - easy to get to, well set out for shows and good sound

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This converted church has been a concert hall for many years and is much loved. However the seats are very hard. The cushions could do with a boost! The cafe is at the back and very difficult to get into before a concert. We had coffee there but I wouldn't do so again. The concerts are always of the highest... More 

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North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Yes, I know that it is an icon in this city of abandoned churches for that is what it is. It has history; it is of very significant architectural merit; it has a wonderful acoustic; it puts on wonderful morning concerts for three weeks every August during the Edinburgh International Festival that are so acclaimed that BBC Radio 3 broadcast... More 

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We saw Henning Wehn here during The Festival, not particularly comfortable, acoustics not good and unbearably hot. Not again for us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Went to a Marc Almond concert in the Queen's Hall, WOW, it was a small intimate venue, and a great concert. I believe it's an old church? Great place for a superb show, so close to the stage! Fab! Staff were great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The Queens hall is an excellent venue and one of my favourites in Edinburgh. There is a diverse range of shows here from music (all types), comedy and talks. The hall has a very good web site to show what is coming up. The hall is a good size and is not too large for a great atmosphere

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Would only go again if I had seats for the ground level. The balcony is an elongated U-shape. Your view of the stage is severely restricted unless you are sitting in the middle section, and is especially bad for the higher rows. What's the point of going to a concert if you can only see half of the stage?

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Paisley, Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

fabulous intimate concert ,Russell Watson was amazing. venue was small but comfortable ,nice bar and staff really nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We have been to several concerts in the Queen's Hall. It is a converted church and the seats at the side and rear stalls and on the first floor level are pews and, at times are rather uncomfortable. However, the atmosphere in the hall is fantastic. It is a very intimate venue. The view from some seats is obstructed by... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I am always impressed by this music venue. This time Texas played to a full and excited audience. The atmosphere was superb especially when the stewards gave up and just let everyone stand and dance. Our only concern was the length of time it took to queue for a drink before and at the interval. 15/20 minutes was a bit... More 

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