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Usher Hall

Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH1 2EA, Scotland
+44 131 228 1155
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Wonderful concert acoustics – but take careful note of the toilets!

We recently attended an Edinburgh Festival concert at the Usher Hall featuring Nicola Benedetti... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Andrew K
Stunning interior, beautiful building

We were here on the 9th september for "An Evening With David Sedaris", a funny and insightful... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dundee, 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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Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH1 2EA, Scotland
West End
+44 131 228 1155
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently attended an Edinburgh Festival concert at the Usher Hall featuring Nicola Benedetti playing the Brahms violin concerto. Her performance was wonderful, sublime; her encore eccentric. I first attended a concert (by Weather Report) at the Usher Hall in 1980, and have attended many...More

Thank Andrew K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here on the 9th september for "An Evening With David Sedaris", a funny and insightful writer I highly recommend. Seated in the stalls, we marvelled at the size and beauty of the hall, the huge organ at the back of the stage and...More

Thank Pajarillo33
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a beautiful venue for a gig. Size was fab as it made for a great intimate concert with great views.

Thank Julie T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely venue. Intimate and great view from everywhere. The sound is amazing!!! Easy to find and big carpark to the rear of venue

Thank Sam R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The other night we listened and stared at the largest orchestra I have ever seen on this stage. Combined Russian (Mariinsky) and Scottish (SNO) to play Shostakovich 4th Symphony. Under conductor Valero Gergiev, what a good night.

Thank f2s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Got lucky and drew 5th row centre for tickets I purchased on-line from Australia. As someone who worked in Jorn Utzon's office on the Sydney Opera House, I know a bit about acoustics. While the Usher Hall is not in the league of the Konzertkebouw,...More

Thank V581ZSdonb
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A perfect music hall - we enjoyed the concert to the fullest, the building itself is definitely something to look at as well.

Thank leuveen
Reviewed 14 August 2017

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 14 August 2017 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 11 August 2017

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
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