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

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The Binchois Consort: Hearing Historic Scotland

Tonight's concert brings the sounds of Scotland's history to life. The critically acclaimed Binchois Consort under Andrew Kirkman will be performing music from the 'Space, Place, Sound and Memory: Immersive Experiences of the Past' project (University of Edinburgh and Abertay University), which seeks to use cutting-edge…

Thu 14 Jun

Free / 0131 650 2600

Classical Pipe Music – Scotland's Hidden Treasure

The Piobaireachd Society This is a chance to hear some of the finest exponents of classical pipe music, or piobaireachd (pronounced peebroch). Some of this music is 400 years old but there are modern tunes written in the ancient style too. This concert will showcase tunes that have come to us via the travelling stream…

Sun 12 Aug

£10 (£8) / 0131 650 2600

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Decostruttori Postmodernisti Presents 'in the Beginning Was the Sound'

Decostruttori Postmodernisti (DP) are four young Italian professional musicians who blend sharp technical skills with the verve of  cabaret,  presenting well known pieces in the most unlikely ways imaginable. The otherworldly sound of the  Theremin  is joined by piano, violin and cello alongside ukulele, melodica, kazoo…

Thu 7 Jun

Free / 0131 650 2600

Edinburgh Renaissance Band's Viol Rackett Show

Edinburgh Renaissance Band The Edinburgh Renaissance Band are joined by Polyhymnia Dancers in the ever-popular Viol Rackett Show, our best-loved programme of music, song and dance from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. The award-winning troupe of twelve musicians show off a large range of period instruments…

Sun 12 Aug

£10 (£8) / 0131 650 2600

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Herschel Trio

Graham O'Sullivan (baroque flute), Susanna Pell (viola da gamba) and Mie Hayashai (harpsichord) play baroque music.

Sat 8 Dec

£5–£20 / 0131 650 2600

The trio is joined by mezzo Clare Wilkinson and flautist Rachel Brown for music by JS Bach and Telemann. Part of Georgian Concert Society 2018/19 season.

John Kitchen and David Gerrard

Two master harpsichordists in a duet recital.

Sat 13 Oct

£5–£20 / 0131 650 2600

Music for harpsichords by Bach, Couperin and Rameau.

Scottish Music Old and New

The Whistlebinkies The Whistlebinkies' rich blending of the tones and rhythms of fiddles, flute, concertina, clarsach, lowland pipes, Scottish smallpipes, doublebass and percussion has captivated audiences from the USA to China. This year the second part of our annual Fringe concert will feature a selection of the…

Sun 26 Aug

£12 (£10) / 0131 650 2600

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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