Usher Hall

Usher Hall
Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH1 2EA
  • Telephone 0131 228 1155
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  • Website www.usherhall.co.uk
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Usher Hall

A landmark in the heart of Scotland's capital, the Usher Hall is one of the most outstanding concert halls in the world, well-loved by performers for its fantastic acoustics and boasting a grand organ still used for special recitals, as well as three Steinway grand pianos. The 2200-capacity venue officially re-opened in 2010 after an extensive refurbishment, with a new box office, café/bar and function spaces overlooking existing Edwardian architecture. The hall embraces a wide range of music and events, including rock, pop, jazz, world, blues, comedy, talks, school concerts, conferences, sponsorship events, ceremonies, lectures and recording sessions. Not least as one of the major venues in the Edinburgh International Festival, it has staged concerts with some of the biggest names in 20th Century music, from Ella Fitzgerald to Oscar Peterson, Gustav Holst to Kiri te Kanawa, The Rolling Stones to Beck. Despite this history of quality on a global scale, the hall remains loyal to the local community, showcasing young unsigned acts and family events throughout the year. The venue celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2014.

The Usher Hall is approximately 15 minutes walk from either Edinburgh Waverley or Haymarket stations; while buses 1, 10, 11, 15, 16, 24, 34 and 47 all stop outside the venue. There is an NCP carpark located nearby on Castle Terrace plus disabled parking available on Grindlay Street and Cambridge Street.

The Usher Hall is one of the most outstanding concert halls in the world. It is Edinburgh’s key venue for visiting national and international orchestras and has been the main venue for the Edinburgh International Festival since 1947. The beautiful Beaux Arts building was completed in 1914 and remains one of Edinburgh 's architectural gems. The much praised acoustics make it one of the best concert halls in Europe with many of the world's finest musicians performing here. Today the Usher Hall is a centre of excellence embracing the widest range of music and events, including rock, pop, jazz, world, blues, comedy, talks, school concerts, conferences, sponsorship events, ceremonies, lectures and recording sessions

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Wednesday 5 April

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£27.50 0131 228 1155

Friday 7 April

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£12.50–£39 0131 228 1155

Wednesday 12 April

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£28 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Saturday 15 April

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£16 (£10; under 25s £2.50) 0131 228 1155

Sunday 16 April

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Times to be confirmed / Free 0131 228 1155

Monday 17 April

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£22.50 0131 228 1155

Tuesday 18 April

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£66–£82.50 0131 228 1155

Wednesday 19 April

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£27.50 0131 228 1155

Thursday 20 April

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£24.75–£35.75 0131 228 1155

Friday 21 April

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£12.50–£39 0131 228 1155

Sunday 23 April

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£30–£45 0131 228 1155

Wednesday 26 April

Thursday 27 April

Friday 28 April

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£12.50–£39 0131 228 1155

Tuesday 2 May

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£47 0131 228 1155

Friday 5 May

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£12.50–£39 0131 228 1155

Thursday 11 May

Friday 19 May

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£17–£35 0131 228 1155

Sunday 21 May

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£13–£29 0131 228 1155

Tuesday 23 May

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£38.50 0131 228 1155

Friday 26 May

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£12.50–£39 0131 228 1155

Sunday 28 May

Wednesday 31 May

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£41.25 0131 228 1155

Thursday 1 June

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£42 0131 228 1155

Friday 2 June

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£12.50–£39 0131 228 1155

Saturday 3 June

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£12–£22 (under 16s £5) 0131 228 1155

Saturday 10 June

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£45–£75 0131 228 1155

Sunday 25 June

Saturday 5 August

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£15 0131 473 2000

70th Anniversary Celebrations. Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sunday 6 August

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£20 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Tuesday 8 August

Usher Hall
£13 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Wednesday 9 August

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£20 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Thursday 10 August

Usher Hall
£13 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Friday 11 August

Usher Hall
£13 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Saturday 12 August

Usher Hall
£13 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sunday 13 August

Usher Hall
£20 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Monday 14 August

Usher Hall
£13 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Tuesday 15 August

Usher Hall
£13 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Wednesday 16 August

Usher Hall
£14 0131 473 2000

Spirit of '47. Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Thursday 17 August

Usher Hall
£13 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Friday 18 August

Usher Hall
£13 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Saturday 19 August

Usher Hall
£13 0131 473 2000

70th Anniversary Celebrations. Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sunday 20 August

Usher Hall
£13 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Monday 21 August

Usher Hall
£12 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Tuesday 22 August

Usher Hall
£13 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Wednesday 23 August

Usher Hall
£13 0131 473 2000

70th Anniversary Celebrations. Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Thursday 24 August

Usher Hall
£13 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Friday 25 August

Usher Hall
£13 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Saturday 26 August

Usher Hall
£13 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sunday 27 August

Usher Hall
£13 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Usher Hall
£13 0131 473 2000

70th Anniversary Celebrations. Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Saturday 9 September

Friday 15 September

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£31.35–£38.50 0131 228 1155

Saturday 23 September

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£28.50–£49.50 0131 228 1155
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£31.35–£54.45 0131 228 1155

Sunday 24 September

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£33.90 0131 228 1155

Wednesday 27 September

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Times to be confirmed / £39.50–£65 0131 228 1155

Tuesday 3 October

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£44 0131 228 1155

Saturday 21 October

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£38.50–£51.15 0131 228 1155

Tuesday 31 October

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£35.75–£52.25 0131 228 1155

With Nine Below Zero.

Usher Hall
£32.50–£47.50 0131 228 1155

Thursday 2 November

Usher Hall
£27.50–£54.45 0131 228 1155
Usher Hall
£25–£49.50 0131 228 1155

Monday 11 December

Usher Hall
£32.50 0131 228 1155

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