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The Queen's Hall

Southside & Holyrood
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Address: Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9JG, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-131-667-7776
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Delightful performance venue with large bar

We attended a jazz concert at the Queen's Hall and found it ideal for that type of more intimate performance - which would have been lost in a large auditorium. The interior of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed May 3, 2016
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love going to gigs here, not a bad seat in the house with good acoustics. Seats are a bit hard but worth it. Well stocked bar as well with a good selection of beers.

Thank Douglas B
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Overall this is a good alround venuue but it depends on where you get seated We attended the Wilko Johnston gig and the show as expected was terrific and acoustics were between average and good to me. Bar is ok, £4 for a pint of draught larger/cider in a plastic glass is normal at small venues. Staff are very pleasant... More 

1 Thank Fazman9
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81 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great night... A big group of middle aged people reliving their youth with Lloyd Cole (without the Commotions). Good venue, great acoustics, bloody brilliant artist. Loved it! I'll sign up to their newsletter and be back.

Thank AuldReekieTraveller
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Staff are well equipt to deal with anything disability wise and rowdy audience wise. They have one left handed toilet for disabled.

Thank carolinewbarr
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

The Queen's Hall is a busy concert venue and I can't believe the shoddy way the audience was treated before the recent Beverley Knight concert. We were informed it was standing and seating and came early but were not prepared for the performance we encountered. They opened the doors and we queued in a corridor. Just in front of me... More 

Thank Nigel D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2016

trouble free Elvis Tribute artist. Hall was well laid out and staff were very confident with their handling of the audience. Bar staff were amazing and very capable indealing with speedy orders

Thank john1cam
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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462 reviews
61 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016

We attended a jazz concert at the Queen's Hall and found it ideal for that type of more intimate performance - which would have been lost in a large auditorium. The interior of the church has been subtly altered to suit performances, so retains most of its original features. The supporting columns for the balcony area are relatively narrow and... More 

1 Thank Corb2000
Prestwick, United Kingdom
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310 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2016

A good venue for concerts. A little bit out from the main drag, but still walkable. It seems to have been a church at some stage so try and avoid the "pew style" seats whish are around the venue as they are not particularly comfortable.. There are plenty of seats usually on the floor.

1 Thank Douglas M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2016

Very unprepossessing but great, small venue with great sound. Staff are helpful. Never more than 25 metres from stage.

Thank Andrew B
Dunfermline, Scotland, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2016 via mobile

Attended the recent concert having attended several by the same artist over the last 21 years, intimate venue allowing for an excellent atmosphere, enjoyed the tabled seating to the front of stage, bar was overpriced as with most concert venues.

Thank Duncan M

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Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around university buildings in Southside, the sort of neighborhood that supports a long string of second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for just a few pounds. In August the student population is replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking Southside are two great parks. The Meadows is a vast flat and sporty space where football, rugby, tennis, cricket, croquet, and golf often all take place side by side. Kids in its big playgrounds add to the joyful noise. Far bigger and much wilder, Holyrood Park extends to the east and provides a real hike up Arthur’s Seat, but the district is best known as the site of Scotland’s Parliament and its premier Royal Palace—and their steady stream of sightseers.
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