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Usher Hall

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Unique concert hall in the heart of Edinburgh. Music, comedy, award ceremonies, hospitality and more. Celebrating 100 years in 2014
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Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH1 2EA, Scotland
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+44 131 228 1155
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful building and it's years since I had been there so was really looking forward to being there for my daughters graduation. It was very busy but it was a shambles getting into the place not very well organised. After the graduations on...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Saw Caro Emerald at Usher in October. Relatively small cozy venue. Sound was good. Really liked the architecture and furnishings. Acoustics seemed very good. I imagine a chamber concert or classical singer would be equally good.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 1115RC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the Usher Hall to see Skipinnish at the end of May. The venue was exceptional, the Usher Hall is an incredible venue and I hope I will return to enjoy music in it again!! Staff were all lovely, toilets well upkept and great...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 5, 2019 via mobile

We came here to see the Manic Street Preachers concert. The acoustics were great and indeed the MSPs were fabulous. It was the first time I’d been to the venue although have wondered during many trips to Edinburgh what it would be like. There’s a...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed June 4, 2019

We went to see Kelly Jones on 1st June, the venue was brilliant all the way from arriving to leaving, bar service was quick and very well organised, ticket and security checks at the door were affective and speedy.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Kevin S
Reviewed May 16, 2019 via mobile

A fantastic live show. Very topical. A great venue which I've visited on many occasions. Looking forward to visiting again in June

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Andrew G
Reviewed April 24, 2019

We were seated in the highest seats possible. It was pitch black when we were trying to find our seats. Seats were way too high up. I’m surprised there hasn’t been an accident. Didn’t feel safe making my way to the bar or toilet. We...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank ewaterson
Reviewed April 10, 2019 via mobile

The Usher Hall is situated in Central Edinburgh and probably Edinburgh,s primary Venue for touring groups/Solo Artists of a certain vintage Best seats in.my view in the Circle,Upper Circle seats have very little leg Room Sound and view of stage good in general Venue well...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 7, 2019

Great venue, nice and accessible in central Edinburgh. Wonderful accoustics, very friendly and helpful staff and comfortable seating throughout. It is a bit tired round the edges and the toilets desperately need attention. Get over that and it is a superb venue for music, concerts...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank handlebars99
Reviewed March 20, 2019

A sunning place to attend a concert. One of the GREAT uk Venues. Tastefully updated with modern glass work. The acoustics of the main hall are astounding. I have always found staff members Very helpful and friendly. I hope I will get the chance to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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May 30, 2019|
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Response from ROB2LOR | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but as we were sitting in stalls on ground floor I’m not sure about where you are but our seats were comfortable and had a decent amount of leg room. I am 6 foot tall so appreciate the need for space for my legs
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February 11, 2019|
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Response from MarkAB51 | Reviewed this property |
As far as I am aware there are cloakroom facilities, but I think these are dependant on what is on, best phone and check with the venue
March 11, 2018|
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Response from Des T | Reviewed this property |
I went to see alterbridge, and I could not fault it, viewing was great, and sound was 1st class.