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Usher Hall

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Address: Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH1 2EA, Scotland
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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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I went to see the Bowie Experience here - absolutely amazing show if you're a fan, very highly recommended! The grandeur of the place is great, the seats are well placed to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went to see the Bowie Experience here - absolutely amazing show if you're a fan, very highly recommended! The grandeur of the place is great, the seats are well placed to allowed everybody to be able to enjoy the show. The staff are professional, well dressed and friendly. The drinks were on the more expensive side, it cost me... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Good venue nice that the seats were removed and there was standing at this concert. As the average age at this concert was probably 45 it was all very civilised. There were bars open on each floor and lift access if required. The seating is a little cramped as in keeping with the buildings age and design

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Adequate amount of bars and toilets, city centre location, ample parking not too far away and pleasant enough staff with nice enough surroundings. I cannot rave about this place but I certainly cannot say a thing negatively...just a very pleasant venue that won't blow your socks off but certainly won't disappoint. We came here to see Frank Turner and had... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

I was here for the Passenger concert which was utterly brilliant. I thought the acoustics for the support act from where I was sitting were a bit odd, but the main act was superb. The view was great due to the raked seating, the seats were slightly cramped, and I had to leave my set about 45 minutes before the... More 

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Dunfermline, Scotland, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

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

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Thank Greig R
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016 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 

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Edinburgh
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160 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

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

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

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

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 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.

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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

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Staying in West End

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West End
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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