St Cecilia's Hall

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St Cecilia's Hall
St Cecilia's Hall
Niddry Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LG
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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

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The Edinburgh Musical Society

Vibrant Scottish early music group Ensemble Marsyas under dynamic director Peter Whelan has fast made its name with thrilling, captivating music making since its founding in 2011. The Ensemble recreates an Edinburgh concert from the late 18th century to launch the International Festival’s special St Cecilia’s Hall…

Tue 8 Aug

£25 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Fortepiano Trios

One of today’s most exciting and inspirational fortepianists, Kristian Bezuidenhout is celebrated for the crisp precision and eager energy of his performances. He is joined by two exceptional soloists – Japanese-born violinist Shunske Sato and eminent British cellist and conductor Jonathan Cohen – for music by three…

Tue 22 Aug

£25 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Mahan Esfahani

One of early music’s starriest names, Iranian-American harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani is also one of its most compelling musicians. He has charmed and captivated audiences worldwide with his bristling musical intellect, as well as the astonishing technical brilliance of his playing. He brings often provocatively fresh…

Tue 15 Aug

£25 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Mozart Arranged

As inspirational as she is insightful, British violinist Rachel Podger is famed for both the power and poetry of her period performances, and has led many of the world’s finest early music groups. She brought together some of the country’s most respected period performers in 2007 to found her own ensemble Brecon Baroque…

Thu 24 Aug

£25 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Richard Egarr

Renowned keyboard player and conductor Richard Egarr is one of the UK’s most compelling musicians – and, as music director of the Academy of Ancient Music, also one of the country’s most piercing intellects on historical performance. He performs a personal selection of early English keyboard music, on harpsichords from…

Thu 17 Aug

£25 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Schubertiade

The touching, effortlessly melodious music of Franz Schubert first gained fame at informal gatherings in 19th-century Vienna – evenings of song, instrumental music, even poetry and dance: the Schubertiade. Joined by an unusual instrumental trio from the time, acclaimed German tenor Julian Prégardien recreates the…

Thu 10 Aug

£25 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

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