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Address: Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9JG, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-131-667-7776
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A good venue

A good venue for concerts. A little bit out from the main drag, but still walkable. It seems to have been a church at some stage so try and avoid the "pew style" seats whish are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Douglas M
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Prestwick, United Kingdom

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Prestwick, United Kingdom
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258 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A good venue for concerts. A little bit out from the main drag, but still walkable. It seems to have been a church at some stage so try and avoid the "pew style" seats whish are around the venue as they are not particularly comfortable.. There are plenty of seats usually on the floor.

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Thank Douglas M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very unprepossessing but great, small venue with great sound. Staff are helpful. Never more than 25 metres from stage.

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Thank Andrew B
Dunfermline, Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Attended the recent concert having attended several by the same artist over the last 21 years, intimate venue allowing for an excellent atmosphere, enjoyed the tabled seating to the front of stage, bar was overpriced as with most concert venues.

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Thank Duncan M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the music was but the staff wearing black shirts are very rude when i was going to the toilet one of the rude staff said could you go the other way and other of the rude staff said could you wait after the claps i will not return to this place ever again

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Thank simon f
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210 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

Another excellent visit to the Queen's Hall on Saturday to see the exceptional Lau supported by Simi Stone. This venue is able to provide some amazing entertainment and,when available, the Cabaret seating is just fabulous. Helpful Staff throughout the venue

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Thank Tricia L
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

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 

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Thank Jim H
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

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.

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Thank Wandering_Kirsten
scotland
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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

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Thank jml220679
glasgow
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751 reviews
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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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