St Cecilia's Hall

St Cecilia's Hall
Niddry Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LG
  • Telephone 0131 650 2600
  • Opening times Tue–Fri 10am–4.30pm; Sat noon–4.30pm; Closed Sun & Mon
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  • Website www.stcecilias.ed.ac.uk
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St Cecilia's Hall

St Cecilia's Hall is the oldest purpose-built concert hall in Scotland, with a capacity of 200. The main hall boasts a unique oval shape with a small raised stage at one end, constructed at the end of the 17th century. Below the concert hall is the smaller Laigh Room, perfect as a break out space, rehearsal area, or bar. St Cecilia's Hall can be rented for concerts, performances and rehearsals.

The Hall is also home to the University of Edinburgh's Museum of Musical Instruments, which contains a huge range of music-making tools from a 1560 virginal by Lodewyk Theewes to a 1990s Fender Stratocaster guitar.

The Hall re-opened to the public in May 2017 after a major renovation.

Events at this venue

There are 8 events at this location

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Bilingual Ceilidhs

Ceilidhs designed to be accessible to visitors from China. Each ceilidh begins with Chinese drumming and a demo team will demonstrate dancers, encouraging everyone to have a go.

Sat 25 Jan

£5 / 0131 650 2600

  • 18:30 – 20:30

A Celebration of Chinese Culture

A celebration of Chinese culture, featuring music, song, poetry and dance, in celebration of the Chinese New Year.

Sat 1 Feb

Free / 0131 650 2600

  • 14:30 – 16:00

The 'Devil's Horn': Free Activity For Anyone Affected By Dementia

Museum Social: FREE Activity for Anyone Affected by Dementia

Fri 6 Mar

Free / 0131 650 2600

Families Programme: Weird and Wonderful Woodwind

We have one of the largest collection of clarinets in the world, as well as several different types of flutes from across the globe. Learn about some of these instruments and make your own pan flute to take home with you. Suitable for children aged 5 - 11. All children should be accompanied by an adult. Please book in…

Sat 29 Feb

Free / 0131 650 2600

Families Programme: World Beats - Spotlight on China

In honour of Chinese New Year, learn about some of the fascinating Chinese instruments we have in our collection and make your own Chinese Drum to take home with you. We’ll also learn about the signs of the zodiac so you can decorate your drum with your Zodiac sign. Suitable for children aged 5 - 11. All children…

Sat 25 Jan

Free / 0131 650 2600

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Museums in Mandarin & Collections in Cantonese

Come and explore the highlights of the collections and museum with the Museums in Mandarin and Collections in Cantonese teams. Tours are free but ticketed.

Sat 25 Jan

Times & prices vary / 0131 650 2600

Scottish Strings: Free Activity For Anyone Affected By Dementia

Museum Social: FREE Activity for Anyone Affected by Dementia

Fri 7 Feb

Free / 0131 650 2600

St Cecilia's Hall Bilingual Ceilidh: English and Mandarin

Back by popular demand, celebrate Chinese New Year in Scotland's oldest Concert Hall. St Cecilia's Hall will be alive with the sounds of Chinese Percussion and the traditional Scottish Ceilidh band, Allaban, and the air will be filled with the swish of whirling dancers and swinging kilts! The ceilidh calling will be in…

Sat 25 Jan

£5–£8 / 0131 650 2600

  • 18:30 – 20:30

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