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Usher Hall

Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH1 2EA, Scotland
+44 131 228 1155
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Superb Concert, Excellent Setting

Attended the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Concert on Sunday afternoon. We were really impressed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
via mobile

Went to the national orchestra's concert. A bit away from the Old City, but still within a 10-min... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
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“grand circle” (16 reviews)
“sound quality” (11 reviews)
“concert venue” (10 reviews)
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Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH1 2EA, Scotland
West End
+44 131 228 1155
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Attended the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Concert on Sunday afternoon. We were really impressed with the Orchestra and the venue. So much so we returned the following day for the University Choir Carol Service and Organ Music. Magnificent old building but I’m guessing the seating...More

Thank PeteNyland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to the national orchestra's concert. A bit away from the Old City, but still within a 10-min walk distance. Concerts are nice, Box office staff are friendly. Booking for tickets usually recommended.

Thank MittX
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first visit to the Usher Hall and what a beautiful venue, we sat 3 rows from the stage in very comfy seats with plenty of leg room I'm 6.2" Alison and her band gave an amazing performance as she did the first time we...More

2  Thank Sean B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good venue for a cracking concert from Alison, superb position central row W and atmosphere was great. Only downside was the 3 alchohol fuelled women in row behind who talked throughout the show......why bother going, they should have stayed in the pub ? Didn't spoil...More

1  Thank Gauldie2015
Reviewed 5 November 2017

ALISON MOYET EXCEPTIONAL,.Facilities poor,Why do people pay top money for concerts to talk and kiss during the concert?Get a room,I wanted to enjoy the concert,it was brilliant,I don't want to be part of a relationship,even it was for the night.!

Thank Cherie O
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Compared to other venues, there did seem to be more bars and toilets which was good, but we did find the seats a bit uncomfortable though.

Thank SleepingSnowLeopard
Reviewed 3 November 2017

I saw Placebo at Usher Hall on 7 October. I had never been to Usher Hall before and was really impressed with this venue. It's a beautiful historical (restored building), staff very friendly, an abundance of toilets so minimum queuing (this is a rare luxury...More

1  Thank FSWKent
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Salubrious, elegant, ornate, stylish, historical, grand, high arched, impressive, gilted, tiered venue perhaps more suited to opera than rock but you get great space for your legs in seating, great view of stage, excellent acoustics and visual effects. Squeeze went down a storm great muscians...More

Thank iainmcleod
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

We've visited the Usher Hall on numerous occasions over the years and it really is quite an impressive building. We went to a show on the Sunday evening and had obtained 2nd row seats which were excellent giving you a fantastic view of the artists....More

Thank Bordersgeezer
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Came for a concert firstly I’m disabled the staff were so helpful without assuming I couldn’t do anything myself, the acoustics were wonderful, I have been to many a gig where sound has been terrible so happy I could here all the instruments

Thank Mrsvineberg
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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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18 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