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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Events at this venue

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Saturday 5 August

£15 0131 473 2000

70th Anniversary Celebrations. Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sunday 6 August

£20–£60 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Tuesday 8 August

£13 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Wednesday 9 August

£20 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Thursday 10 August

£13 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Friday 11 August

£13 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Saturday 12 August

£13 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sunday 13 August

£20 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Monday 14 August

£13 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Tuesday 15 August

£13 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Wednesday 16 August

£14 0131 473 2000

Spirit of '47. Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Thursday 17 August

£13 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Friday 18 August

£13 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Saturday 19 August

£13 0131 473 2000

70th Anniversary Celebrations. Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sunday 20 August

£13 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Monday 21 August

£12 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Tuesday 22 August

£13 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Wednesday 23 August

£13–£47 0131 473 2000

70th Anniversary Celebrations. Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Thursday 24 August

£13 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Friday 25 August

£13 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Saturday 26 August

£13 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sunday 27 August

£13 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

£13 0131 473 2000

70th Anniversary Celebrations. Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Wednesday 30 August

£22 0131 228 1155

Saturday 9 September

Friday 15 September

£31.35–£38.50 0131 228 1155

Wednesday 20 September

£32.50 0131 228 1155

Thursday 21 September

£32.50 0131 228 1155

Saturday 23 September

£31.35–£54.45 0131 228 1155

Sunday 24 September

£33.90 0131 228 1155

Wednesday 27 September

£29.50–£49.50 0131 228 1155
£43.45–£54.45 0131 228 1155

Friday 29 September

£18–£36 (Under 26s and Mature Students £6 in advance / £8 on the day, Unemployed £6, Disabled patrons and their carers 50% off; Children free) 0131 228 1155

Tuesday 3 October

£35.75–£44 0131 228 1155

Friday 6 October

£12.50–£41 (Under 26s/Mature Students/Unemployed £6, Disabled Patrons 50% off; Children free) 0131 228 1155

Saturday 7 October

£41.25 0131 228 1155

Thursday 12 October

£17–£34 (under 26s, students and unemployed £6; under 18s free) 0131 228 1155

Friday 13 October

£12.50–£41 (Under 26s/Mature Students/Unemployed £6, Disabled Patrons 50% off; Children free) 0131 228 1155

Tuesday 17 October

£39 0131 228 1155

With + Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker.

Friday 20 October

£12.50–£41 (Under 26s/Mature Students/Unemployed £6, Disabled Patrons 50% off; Children free) 0131 228 1155

Saturday 21 October

£38.50–£51.15 0131 228 1155

Friday 27 October

£19–£42 (Under 16s / Under 26s / Mature Students / Unemployed / Disabled patrons and their carers 50% off) 0131 228 1155

Sunday 29 October

Tuesday 31 October

£35.75–£52.25 0131 228 1155

With Nine Below Zero.

£32.50–£47.50 0131 228 1155

Wednesday 1 November

£24.75 0131 228 1155

Thursday 2 November

£27.50–£54.45 0131 228 1155

Friday 3 November

£35–£40 0131 228 1155
£12.50–£41 (Under 26s/Mature Students/Unemployed £6, Disabled Patrons 50% off; Children free) 0131 228 1155

Sunday 5 November

£26.95–£64.20 0131 228 1155

Wednesday 8 November

£0–£34 0131 228 1155

Friday 10 November

£12.50–£41 (Under 26s/Mature Students/Unemployed £6, Disabled Patrons 50% off; Children free) 0131 228 1155

Friday 17 November

£12.50–£41 (Under 26s/Mature Students/Unemployed £6, Disabled Patrons 50% off; Children free) 0131 228 1155

Wednesday 22 November

£35.75–£46.75 0131 228 1155

Thursday 23 November

£35–£40 0131 228 1155

Friday 1 December

£12.50–£41 (Under 26s/Mature Students/Unemployed £6, Disabled Patrons 50% off; Children free) 0131 228 1155

Thursday 7 December

£17–£34 (£6; Under 18s free) 0131 228 1155

Robin Ticciati conducts Dvořák Piano Concerto.

Friday 8 December

£12.50–£41 (Under 26s/Mature Students/Unemployed £6, Disabled Patrons 50% off; Children free) 0131 228 1155

Monday 11 December

£32.50 0131 228 1155

Friday 15 December

£12.50–£41 (Under 26s/Mature Students/Unemployed £6, Disabled Patrons 50% off; Children free) 0131 228 1155

Sunday 17 December

Friday 22 December

£19–£42 (Under 16s / Under 26s / Mature Students / Unemployed / Disabled patrons and their carers 50% off) 0131 228 1155

Sunday 28 January 2018

£35.75–£43.50 0131 228 1155

Friday 2 February 2018

£19–£42 (Under 16s / Under 26s / Mature Students / Unemployed / Disabled patrons and their carers 50% off) 0131 228 1155

Saturday 3 February 2018

Sold out 0131 228 1155

Friday 9 February 2018

£12.50–£41 (Under 26s/Mature Students/Unemployed £6, Disabled Patrons 50% off; Children free) 0131 228 1155

Friday 16 February 2018

£19–£42 (Under 16s / Under 26s / Mature Students / Unemployed / Disabled patrons and their carers 50% off) 0131 228 1155

Friday 23 February 2018

£12.50–£41 (Under 26s/Mature Students/Unemployed £6, Disabled Patrons 50% off; Children free) 0131 228 1155

Friday 2 March 2018

£12.50–£41 (Under 26s/Mature Students/Unemployed £6, Disabled Patrons 50% off; Children free) 0131 228 1155

Friday 16 March 2018

£12.50–£41 (Under 26s/Mature Students/Unemployed £6, Disabled Patrons 50% off; Children free) 0131 228 1155

Friday 13 April 2018

£19–£42 (Under 16s / Under 26s / Mature Students / Unemployed / Disabled patrons and their carers 50% off) 0131 228 1155

Sunday 15 April 2018

£16.50 (Under 26s £6, Group discounts available.) 0131 228 1155

Friday 20 April 2018

£12.50–£41 (Under 26s/Mature Students/Unemployed £6, Disabled Patrons 50% off; Children free) 0131 228 1155

Friday 27 April 2018

£12.50–£41 (Under 26s/Mature Students/Unemployed £6, Disabled Patrons 50% off; Children free) 0131 228 1155

Saturday 5 May 2018

£28.80–£49 0131 228 1155

Friday 11 May 2018

£12.50–£41 (Under 26s/Mature Students/Unemployed £6, Disabled Patrons 50% off; Children free) 0131 228 1155

Friday 25 May 2018

£12.50–£41 (Under 26s/Mature Students/Unemployed £6, Disabled Patrons 50% off; Children free) 0131 228 1155

Friday 1 June 2018

£12.50–£41 (Under 26s/Mature Students/Unemployed £6, Disabled Patrons 50% off; Children free) 0131 228 1155

Friday 8 June 2018

£18–£36 (Under 26s and Mature Students £6 in advance / £8 on the day, Unemployed £6, Disabled patrons and their carers 50% off; Children free) 0131 228 1155

Friday 15 June 2018

£19–£42 (Under 16s / Under 26s / Mature Students / Unemployed / Disabled patrons and their carers 50% off) 0131 228 1155

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