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Usher Hall

Address: Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH1 2EA, Scotland (Castle / Royal Mile / High St)
Phone Number: 44-131-228-1155
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Ranked #101 of 263 Activities in Edinburgh
Type: Concerts, Performances
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Owner description: Unique concert hall in the heart of Edinburgh. Music, comedy, award ceremonies, hospitality and more. Celebrating 100 years in 2014

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

A lovely old building, looks great inside & out. Sounds good too. Upper circle seats lack ANY legroom (even my 5ft wife struggled) though stalls looked much better from my view.

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Buckhaven, Scotland, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Seen my hero here Billy Connolly was a total dream come true! We had tickets for the stalls smack bang in the middle so excellent view and very intimate. I didn't use the toilet or bar so I can't comment on them.

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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

What a joy to sit in seats at a venue that are comfortable and lots of leg room seating was stalls and view was great. Have seen Billy in lots of venues around the world but this was the best The facilities are very good and the escort is superb. Unlike the playhouse and the cost of tickets are 25%... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Went to a concert last night. Good stall seats so we had a good view. Very disappointed with bar facilities. Apart from lacking atmosphere they are poor quality and expensive. A queue at the interval of at least 30 people was the norm. Then to serve 2 glasses of pink juice as rose wine and charge £10 was not what... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Managed to finally get to see my hero yay! The Usher Hall is a beautiful piece of architecture from the outside and inside looks amazing too. That's about all the good things about it to be honest! I knew we had restricted viewing seats and was prepared for it and was pleased we were not in some of the worst... More

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We were here for Billy Connolly and it is a great venue for the spoken word - our last trip was Robert Plant and it was equally suited to such soft tones. But what of the venue? It is very lovely to look at, the seats are comfortable with loads of leg room. But... The signing is terrible - it... More

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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99 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We went to a popular event (Billy Connolly) and the only seats we could get were in the upper circle. Nevertheless, the view and acoustics were both fine, and we weren't that high up when compared to other venues. But the seats are so hard and totally uncomfortable after sitting on them for a couple of hours. Another problem was... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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158 reviews 158 reviews
9 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We went to see Billy Connelly here and our tickets did say restricted viewing so i expected a pillar or or something else in front of us. We found ourselves at the very top back row and to get here there were no handrails and boy, you were up in the gods, how they get away with that with health... More

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Calgary, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We visited for a classical concert during the EIF and this was our first trip to the Usher Hall. Although we only bought our tickets the day of the concert we were lucky enough to get returned tickets and were centre stage in the third row of the Grand Circle. The seats were amazing! The acoustics are fantastic and the... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

I was fortunate to visit this lovely old hall twice during the last week of the Festival, once for the renowned Concertgebouw playing Shostakovich and Ravel (thoroughly enjoyable) and later for the less celebrated Rotterdam Symphony Orchestra's Mahler 6. The first was good, the second a stunning performance throughout. Seating is reasonably comfortable, with better than average legroom and adequate... More

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