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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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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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Usher Hall

First visit to Usher Hall was a memorable & exhilarating evening with Nigel Kennedy! The young lady at the booking desk was very welcoming & helpful. The hall is an awesome... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
chris p
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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Many great film scores from Star Wars to ET with many great tunes in between. The music for Schindlers List was very moving. The orchestra were all excellent with the brass section and percussionists worthy of special mention. We had seats at the back of the stalls which had a great view; sound system conveyed the music seamlessly. Staff were... More 

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First visit to Usher Hall was a memorable & exhilarating evening with Nigel Kennedy! The young lady at the booking desk was very welcoming & helpful. The hall is an awesome venue with excellent acoustics and seating (stalls). Unfortunately, at least three 'silver-morons' (rows G-K or thereabouts) insisted on spoiling the atmosphere & the viewing of people behind; by recording... More 

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Thank chris p
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great venue comfortable seating great views of what you are going to watch only thing that bothered me was I couldn't take in an unopened plastic bottle of juice but suppose it's like that every venue. cheap drinks inside

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1 Thank Shellz W
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

The music at ast night's SCO New Year in Vienna concert was of the usual high standard - but did no one tell management that this is the festive season? The auditorium and stage were bare as a barn, no flowers, no baubles, no decorations whatsoever. Lots of failed lightbulbs in the auditorium itself. Woeful logistics - the same queue... More 

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1 Thank frank_kirwan
Bo'ness, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Hadn't been to the Usher Hall for quite a few years but I was at a concert there last week and I was very impressed, outside off the building looks great and when you enter the inside is even better. We were in the circle, the seats were very comfortable and spacious and I couldn't believe how close to the... More 

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inverness
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28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Went here to a gig on 27th great venue lovely theatre spectacular view only thing we were in upper circle and right at back steps were very steep .Bars quite pricey bag checks at doors though .

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Thank shazzyinverness
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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192 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Excellent venue for concerts, plays, and other such events in the heart of Edinburgh. Usher Hall has a long history, stretching back to its original funding coming from a whisky distiller. Similarly, the university's McEwan Hall was funded by the brewers. Am I sensing a bit of a trend in the city's halls? Anyway, Usher Hall is a large venue,... More 

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Thank Bonzostar
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

This is a great venue for a gig, one of the best. I'd definitely go back for another one. Shame about the bar queues but not much we can do about that.

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Thank Carolibe
Dollar, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

I was performing for the first time in Usher Hall after years of being an audience. Seats for audience was good but the view is obviously not as good as the view from stage. For performers Wi-Fi is available in one of the fitting rooms. The preparation rooms are not the best as it is quite old though it serves... More 

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Thank cysyuen
Scotland
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163 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Building has a lot of character. Seats in the Grand Circle, happy with view of concert. Staff very helpful.

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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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