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The Queen's Hall

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Address: Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9JG, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-131-667-7776
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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 starsReviewed May 3, 2016
Corb2000
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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3 of 5 stars 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 

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Scotland
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank Corb2000
Prestwick, United Kingdom
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302 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Douglas M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

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

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Thank Andrew B
Dunfermline, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Duncan M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

the music was but the staff wearing black shirts are very rude when i was going to the toilet one of the rude staff said could you go the other way and other of the rude staff said could you wait after the claps i will not return to this place ever again

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Thank simon f
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

Another excellent visit to the Queen's Hall on Saturday to see the exceptional Lau supported by Simi Stone. This venue is able to provide some amazing entertainment and,when available, the Cabaret seating is just fabulous. Helpful Staff throughout the venue

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Thank Tricia L
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

First time in The Queens Hall.Our reason for being there was to see and hear one of my favourite performers,Nils Lofgren. Having seen him perform at The City Halls,Glasgow ,last January, we were looking forward to this concert in Edinburgh. The hall has great acoustics...and that's about all that was great .Vision impaired by pillars and two hours on uncomfortable... More 

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Thank Jim H
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Some of the best gigs of my life have been at The Queens Hall: Bon Iver, Bear's Den, and Ani Difranco included. This former church is big enough to hold a decent crowd and small enough to still feel like an intimate music venue.

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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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