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Usher Hall

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Address: Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH1 2EA, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 131 228 1155
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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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Sing on the city

Lovely venue. Great acoustics and quite comfy seats. I didn't have a drink there but heard it was a little steep.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Greig R
Dunfermline, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Dunfermline, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely venue. Great acoustics and quite comfy seats. I didn't have a drink there but heard it was a little steep.

Thank Greig R
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My first visit to this venue since it was refurbished a good few years ago. Very impressed, looks great inside, bright and modern. As a music venue it is brilliant, it feels quite intimate but in fact holds a fair crowd. The acoustics are amazing. The seating is excellent, comfy and for a change plenty of leg room. The bar... More 

Thank MacOnTheHill
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful theatre/opera house. Recently overhauled it is quite beautiful. Good facilities. Plenty room in the auditorium

Thank Pinkhill
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Prokofiev played by the RSNO was exquisite. However, especially for such a prestigious venue, the wine served was dreadful.

Thank sixp_2001
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Second visit to this venue in a few years. Great layout, seating is spot on. Friendly & approachable staff. You won't be disappointed viewing a performance here, it's grand & awe inspiring. Perfect venue.

Thank Sean W
Rainford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

Had a fantastic graduation. The venue was amazing. A day i shall never forget. The staff were excellent. Very well organized. The hall itself was wow

Thank Anne C
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Attended the fantastic John Carpenter gig at Usher Hall in October. We were seated towards the front of the upper balcony but despite being quite far away from the stage we had a fantastic view and the acoustics were great. The seating was a little cramped but other than that, fab venue and gig.

Thank Pauly-101
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

We attended here for the first time to see The master of horror John Carpenter on the 22 October 2016. Plenty of private parking a stones throw from the venue, bars and pubs aplenty too. With regards to the Usher Hall, a beautiful venue, lovely acoustics. Pretty much unrestricted views of the stage no matter where you are sat, from... More 

Thank gdnumber1
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

very small seats watch where you book went to see Brian Cox and were up in the gods and it was really up in he gods

Thank Diamond46
Penang Island, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful experience. Amazing acoustics. I went with a friend to a night concert when i was staying in Edinburgh in 2007 for a few months. Memorable visit.

Thank KarenHappuch

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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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