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Address: Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH1 2EA, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-131-228-1155
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Description: Unique concert hall in the heart of Edinburgh. Music, comedy, award...
Unique concert hall in the heart of Edinburgh. Music, comedy, award ceremonies, hospitality and more. Celebrating 100 years in 2014
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Good concert venue ... especially for classical concerts

Attended Lang Lang piano recital and HMS Pinafore here during the Edinburgh Festival. Good venue. Only gripe was that both ladies and gents toilets in the Grand Circle not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Attended Lang Lang piano recital and HMS Pinafore here during the Edinburgh Festival. Good venue. Only gripe was that both ladies and gents toilets in the Grand Circle not maintained in a clean condition throughout the evening. Good service with pre-ordered interval drinks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I was attending Lang Lang's debut concert at the Edinburgh Festival, which was truly brilliant and well served by excellent acoustics - acoustically, one of the best concert halls I have visited. The building itself is very impressive , both outside and inside...a wonderful example of Scottish architecture, built in 1914 and recently tastefully refurbished. The Staff were helpful and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Another Edinburgh International Festival is nearly over and the concerts at the Usher Hall have yet again been the highlights for me. The performers - some of the world's best orchestras, conductors and soloists - do, of course, make the evening for me. However, such evenings are truly enhanced by the wonderful acoustic, the ambiance, and the general comfort of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Attended a piano concert by Lang Lang: his debut at the Edinburgh International Festival;.performed to great acclaim and took three encores. Venue was easy to access and staff were very attentive. Ordered interval drinks which were carefully laid out in accordance with our numbered ticket. A pleasant evening out.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We seen Tom O dell here in 2014 and manic street preachers in 2015. its a great central venue and very intimate you can get close to the stage.....the only downside is the choice of drinks at the bar...and the queues at the bars even during showtime.

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Edinburgh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Very good place to enjoy classical music that regularly is set in the program. And it is surprisingly cheap compared to other venues in Europe. I have seen a few shows here, from ragas Indian classical music (I saw Ravi Shankar here!) to classical and even rock, and the sound quality is superb. Just mind some of the seats on... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The acoustic is very good and shows are often recorded. Comfort levels vary with seat price. Stalls perhaps most comfortable. Bar service was good and management has a good record. Food is mostly not available.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

What and emotional day. The setting was perfect. The staff were great and everyone just made the occasion special. This was my first visit and I will return. The building is beautiful.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Usher Hall is a fab venue for the Edinburgh University Graduation Ceremonies. Great organisation and excellent views of the proceedings, only thing I would point out is that it was absolutely roasting hot and there didn't seem to be any air conditioning - so if you go, take some water! It was warm outside that day which probably had something... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Usher Hall is situated half way up Lothian Road, Edinburgh which is just off the West End. Many world famous artists have performed here and they have concerts all year round. There are plenty cafes, restaurants and pubs in the area to have a refreshment before the show.

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Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighborhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theaters and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.
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