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Usher Hall

Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH1 2EA, Scotland
+44 131 228 1155
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Bad service - a "mansplaining" doorman

The concert hall was fine, and worked well acoustically. The doorman, the person who showed us... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Oslo, Norway
A Hall Made For Music

We have been audience members for orchestral concerts and recitals at the Usher Hall on a number of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Unique concert hall in the heart of Edinburgh. Music, comedy, award ceremonies, hospitality and more. Celebrating 100 years in 2014
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“grand circle” (16 reviews)
“sound quality” (11 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:30
Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH1 2EA, Scotland
West End
+44 131 228 1155
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The concert hall was fine, and worked well acoustically. The doorman, the person who showed us to our seats, was unbelievably arrogant. He looked at my ticket and first told me in the wrong direction. After, I went back and asked again. Instead of just...More

Thank 298sofia
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We have been audience members for orchestral concerts and recitals at the Usher Hall on a number of occasions over the years. The standard is always very high and the acoustics excellent, but I do not think we have ever attended an event which reached...More

Thank bsandrs
Reviewed 5 days ago

Attended the Edinburgh Festival concert by The Budapest Festival Orchestra last night. We had really looked forward to the concert, particularly Nicola Benedetti playing the Brahms Violin Concerto. The concert was superb - but we had to leave at the interval due to the uncomfortable...More

Thank stew1946
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Great experience to watch this film with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra performing the soundtrack! We had great seats and I'm really pleased we didn't scrimp and go for limited visibility seats since we had a great view of he whole screen and the orchestra

Thank EthelMC2014
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

My friends and I went to see Paramore at Usher Hall. The venue was easy to locate and was within walking distance from where we were staying which was on the Royal Mile. The staff were friendly and helpful and it was great to actually...More

Thank Danielle J
Reviewed 18 June 2017

June 2017 Kraftwerk Bar - Sauvignon and Chardonnay tasted identical ?!?! Seatinfg - ace Previously witnessed - 10CC, Man, Graham Parker, Weather Report, Yes, BJH, Rory Gallagher, Thin Lizzy, Joe Jackson, Todd Rundgren, etc ec

Thank Lindum20C
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Went with my wife to see and here the Moscow philharmonic orchestra on 28/05/17. Absolutely stunning performances. Acoustics in the Usher Hall are great, no echo or reverberations. Seating is good in the stalls with plenty of leg room. We will certainly return!

Thank qtek
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

People must have been short and thinner when they build the usher hall .... being so cramped completely spoiled the experience for me. Also sound left me ears ringing for days... just not as good as a modern concert venue... Staff and service were fantastic...More

Thank Lorna P
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Second visit here this year, first to see Elbow but could only get upoer circle seats, not comfy and not a lot of leg room, but still good sound quality, returned to see Led Zeppelin Tribute Band had stall seats 2nd row from the stage,...More

1  Thank dundeetravellermrshc
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Great staff easy access for those with mobility problems you could not get a more professional team of staff

1  Thank ivangeddis
West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in
industrial Britain had their most desirable
neighbourhoods 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
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19 December 2016|
Response from Greig R | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any ushers in the theatre itself that could stop you.
Liz P
2 November 2016|
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Response from Mary G | Reviewed this property |
It's a short 10/15 minute walk from Princes Street to the Usher Hall depending on which end of the street you're staying at
17 May 2016|
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Response from kenny f | Reviewed this property |
no there isn't any dress code