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The Queen's Hall

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Address: Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9JG, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-131-667-7776
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Excellent Acoustis

First time in The Queens Hall.Our reason for being there was to see and hear one of my favourite performers,Nils Lofgren. Having seen him perform at The City Halls,Glasgow ,last... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jim H
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First time in The Queens Hall.Our reason for being there was to see and hear one of my favourite performers,Nils Lofgren. Having seen him perform at The City Halls,Glasgow ,last January, we were looking forward to this concert in Edinburgh. The hall has great acoustics...and that's about all that was great .Vision impaired by pillars and two hours on uncomfortable... More 

Thank Jim H
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some of the best gigs of my life have been at The Queens Hall: Bon Iver, Bear's Den, and Ani Difranco included. This former church is big enough to hold a decent crowd and small enough to still feel like an intimate music venue.

Thank Wandering_Kirsten
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20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

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

Thank jml220679
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696 reviews
327 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
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 

Thank susanwalsh
North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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275 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 402 helpful votes
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 

Thank Kirkcaldylad
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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387 reviews
225 attraction reviews
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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.

Thank Maxim123153
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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.

Thank luluCanterbury
Edinburgh UK
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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

Thank oowweenn
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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?

Thank Frances_JD
Paisley, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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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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