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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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Excellent Edinburgh Evening

Without doubt it's a well run place with a couple of caveats mentioned later that will help your experience of this fine concert venue. Been here twice and booked tickets on-line... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Salford, United Kingdom
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East Lothian, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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Salford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Without doubt it's a well run place with a couple of caveats mentioned later that will help your experience of this fine concert venue. Been here twice and booked tickets on-line both times. Brilliant service not only in selection of seats but also in the cost and delivery of the tickets. I found the process of booking easy and the... More 

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Santa Fe NM
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Saw The Eve of Waterloo here on thursday past. What a blast. This is a great venue for large scale productions like this.

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Hawick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Lovely old concert hall with great acoustics. The beers are a bit expensive, but hey ho! Worth a tipple before a concert (Damien Rice for us!).

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Kingston, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We saw the Royal Scottish National Orchestra here and absolutely loved it. The theatre is beautifully decorated and the sound is wonderful. If you are on a budget, the seats in the balcony still have a great view and are very affordable. I highly recommend a visit.

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I like those old venues. I like it even more so when they know how to handle a rock concert. Everything here went well - the staff was friendly and organised, the sound inside great and the atmosphere just wonderful - partly down to the great Scottish crowd! The venue itself has a great size and is located near restaurants,... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

we travelled from Durham to the usher hall twice this year and each time has been marvellous !! Beautiful theatre with friendly staff and the shows we saw ... Scottish jazz orchestra and the rat pack show were sensational .. We can't thank you all enough!!

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Leven
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We visited the Usher Hall for this concert for the first time for both of us in over 40 years. We have been to many halls in Edinburgh, but never to this one in all the years we have been married. It is certainly a traditional concert hall, with a beautiful interior and good views of the stage from nearly... More 

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Seascale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This was my first time here and what a fabulous venue to watch live music, we saw Brian Ferry and it was brilliant, the hall is very ornate with all it's original features highly maintained, the staff are really polite and helpful, we were in the upper circle and the view and atmosphere were excellent, I'd like to come back... More 

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Renfrew, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Attended a concert last Saturday in the Usher Hall. Fortunate to arrive as the sun came out and this showed the original building off beautifully. Inside the building is maintained to a good standard and the seating was comfortable with a good view. The staff were on hand to assist but we did not find this necessary and found our... More 

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Additional Information about Usher Hall

Address: Address: Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH1 2EA, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-131-228-1155
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > West End
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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West End
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.