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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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Good Venue

First visit to the Queen’s Hall. We were in the gallery which was ideal. Noticed that some of the seats downstairs were side facing (pews) which would not be ideal for viewing... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great wee venue for a first class gig (King King) made all the better by very helpful staff. Take a bow all. As Arnie said "I'll be back" (already booked for FLC gig in February)

Thank Alex B
Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First visit to the Queen’s Hall. We were in the gallery which was ideal. Noticed that some of the seats downstairs were side facing (pews) which would not be ideal for viewing the stage. Plenty of on street parking in surrounding streets. It appears you can park almost anywhere in this area after 6:30pm

Thank McJameos
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 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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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 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 

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94 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 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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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 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
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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488 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 

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Prestwick, United Kingdom
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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

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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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