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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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10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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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Queen extravaganza.

Second show at this city centre location. It is a lovely building. Comfortable seating. Bags of leg room. We were in row c. Good views of stage and artists. In the interval there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
York, United Kingdom
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Carron, Fakirk United Kingdom
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great Hall for concerts this was the first to here and it was fabulous the sound,seating and venue was superb must look for more events here so good.

Thank Gordon M
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's such a shame. The Hall is spectacular, the performers love it and the acoustics are good but the whole experience is let down by the seating. Booking online, it is easy to be gulled into thinking the seats you have chosen are near to the centre of the stage view. When you get there you find you are, in... More 

Thank EdinburghHeretoday
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of my favourite venues for a concert. The standing section is nice and intimate allowing you to get up close to the performer. The seating areas are high and steep so not for the faint hearted.

Thank aly_cameram
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travelled from south Tyneside to see garbage at usher hall. I had never heard of this venue before but was in awe of the architecture of it . The gig was amazing too, the acoustics were very impressive . We are currently looking at the list of events at the venue to make an excuse to visit again.

Thank Allen1892
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been here on several times from the Billy Connelly concert some years ago, to my college and university graduation ceremony and the latest being seen Garbage live at this venue. It felt almost strange that the lower seating had been removed to make way for standing which creates more space. Staff and security were friendly and happy help especially when... More 

Thank Long_Vodka
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oldie world venue, the staff wear all black uniforms, steered me the long round to my seat when there was a shorter way, but they were polite and courteous. Steer clear of bar, rather dear. Comfortable seat with a great view of stage.

Thank Phillip M
York, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Second show at this city centre location. It is a lovely building. Comfortable seating. Bags of leg room. We were in row c. Good views of stage and artists. In the interval there were enough staff to serve drinks at the bars to ensure you got your drink before the show started again. Hope to return soon. Thank you.

Thank DAVIES999
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great to go along and see a recital with the kids, but be advised to avoid a pre-show drink. Three strikes and you're out: 1. £10 for a G&T and a Pale Ale (mildly understandable) 2. No Hendriks gin (survivable) 3: Thin plastic glasses which almost collapse in your hand on being picked up (inexcusable).

Thank Grung73
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Great range of songs from one hundred plus female voices! From the barber shop tradition to Lady Gaga. Young trio did a spot - 'bugle boy from company B' and 'Candy Man' mash up.

Thank Lawson01
England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

A great place for fine music - even looks impressive from the outside but it was the novel The Strings of Murder which made me go back - it's set in the world of music and violin music especially and this building creates the sense and atmosphere of that novel. See a concert here for the full effect as you... More 

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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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