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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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 has been closed for a major refurbishment since Sep 2014, and opens to the public in May 2017.

Events at this venue

There are 4 events at this location

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The Alehouse Sessions

The Alehouse Sessions – curated and devised by Bjarte Eike – is an ever changing and evolving insight into the music of the English 17th Century tavern. It gives audiences a window into this tumultuous period through Purcell overtures, English sea shanties, and Scandinavian folk songs thrown in for good measure. These…

Thu 26 Oct

£8.93–£13.15 (£11.04) / 0131 650 2600

Flanders Recorder Quartet

The awesome Flanders Recorder Quartet – Tom Beets, Bart Spanhove, Paul Van Loey and Joris Van Goethem – has been wowing audiences around the world since 1990 and now aims to rock your world with its assembled fipples.

Sat 17 Mar 2018

£20 (£18; Students £5) / 0131 650 2600

Music by JS Bach and Telemann, arranged for recorders. Concert sponsored and promoted by the Georgian Concert Society.

Karaj Collective

Karaj Collective will present new compositions, improvisation and original fusion music bringing together influences from jazz, blues, and Kurdish, Azeri, Afghani and Armenian folk music. Karaj brings together three distinguished Iranian contemporary musicians all of whom have transversed musical borders and traditions…

Sat 14 Oct

£8.93–£13.15 (£11.04) / 0131 650 2600

Luisa Morales and Carole Cerasi

Spanish harpsichordist Morales and English harpsichordist Cerasi in a duo setting.

Sat 9 Dec

£20 (£18; Students £5) / 0131 650 2600

A musical celebration of the life and tastes of Prince Gabriel of Borbon.

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