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Usher Hall

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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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Most recent review
Grand appearance but could improve

Great venue for classical music if you do not mind the squeeze! Seating is quite cramped firm and not clearly marked. However there are some very fairly priced tickets. I will... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
MrsKSutherland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Great venue for classical music if you do not mind the squeeze! Seating is quite cramped firm and not clearly marked. However there are some very fairly priced tickets. I will still return but will take something soft to sit on.

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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
23 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Heard the Scottish Chamber Orchestra on 5 March. What a superb orchestra, conductor and soloist. Sat in the middle of row Q in the stalls. I could see and hear perfectly.

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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We went to see the above in there show it was fantastic, and they could both sing who knew! It was packed with great music and dancing nit too mention some comedy go jury Murray! Fab guest appearance

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This has to be the most uncomfortable venue we have been in . Tickets for the show were not cheap but unless you are in the stalls you can count on a hard seat with no leg room whatsoever for an average size person . If your afraid of heights take a rope with you and tie yourself to the... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We went to the great concert on 13 February with the RSNO Music fantastic But why is the seating so badly signed when even the ushers have problems themselves ? Why are the conductors brass podium railings filthy and unpolished unlike every other major concert hall in the world? Why is the orchestra tier seating so dreadfully designed so you... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We enjoyed a lovely concert from the RSNO. Beautiful venue, good service at interval time. Can't wait to return for another concert.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I've been here on many occasions, and it's a great concert hall. The acoustics can be really great, although perhaps a touch flat if sitting towards the back of the grand circle. The stalls and the grand circle have very comfortable seating, but the seating in the upper circle is less comfortable. Never book seats in the organ gallery unless... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Great gig venue. Best in Edinburgh. Good view from every tier and seat. Saw a few gigs here in different areas and had great view of stage

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Waterford, Ireland
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We had the pleasure of seeing John Grant and his Icelandic techno band play with the Royal Northern Sinfonia. It was our first visit to this fantastic venue. It was a real treat and the sound was wonderful. Would like to hear the organ played there sometime. Great venue. Lovely staff and a pleasant bar.

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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

On a very wet Sunday 25 May 2014 we saw the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra at Usher Hall. We had centre seats in the stalls which were comfortable and well priced. The sound was excellent as were the staff and bar staff. We had a wonderful experience and surprised a lovely lady in the ticket booking desk by giving her a... More 

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