The Queen's Hall

The Queen's Hall
85–89 Clerk Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9JG
  • Box office 0131 668 2019
  • General enquiries 0131 668 3456
  • Opening times Mon–Sat 10am–5.15pm.
  • Seasonal times Opening hours vary when events are taking place.
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The Queen's Hall

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A former Georgian church (1823), The Queen's Hall is a mid-sized live music venue hosting musicians from across all genres: rock 'n' pop, classical, jazz, blues and folk, as well as comedy and spoken word acts in over 200 events per year. Current home to the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, QH hosts the Edinburgh International Festival Morning Recitals throughout August. Standing capacity is 900, with slightly lower numbers for seated gigs, whether this be in rows or at cabaret tables. Fully accessible for wheelchair users – both audience members and performers. Fully licensed bar open for ticket holders serving hot and cold drinks.

Located in Edinburgh’s Southside, a 20 min walk from Waverley Station, 10 mins from the Royal Mile and 5 mins from the University. Served by buses 2, 3, 5, 8, 29, 30, 33, 49.

  • Provides: Free wi-fi

Events at this venue

There are 33 events at this location

Sorted by title / date & time

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the information displayed here is accurate, always check with the venue before attending (especially during the Covid-19 pandemic).

Agnes Obel

Danish singer/pianist with a classical background.

Fri 3 Sep

£27.24 / 0131 668 2019

Brothers Osborne

American country music duo composed of brothers TJ and John Osborne.

Tue 11 May

£25 / 0131 668 2019

Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita

Two great harpists meet (well, one's a kora, but a kora is a kind of harp) in a Welsh-African fusion.

Sun 23 May

£24.20 / 0131 668 2019

Dan Snow's History Hit

History broadcaster Dan Snow leads this talk about the history of the towns he's visiting on his tour.

Thu 21 Oct

£27.50–£35.75 / 0131 668 2019

Dr John Cooper Clarke

The legendary Mancunian punk poet, who is a spiritual godfather to the likes of Mike Skinner and Plan B hauls his insatiable laconic wit on tour.

Sun 30 May

£32.45–£38.50 / 0131 668 2019

Ed Byrne: If I'm Honest

The observational comic discusses whether he has any traits worthy of being inherited by his progeny. In addition to his time on the comedy circuit, Byrne has also become a recognisable face on the telly, featuring on Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, *The Pilgrimage, Top Gear and QI.

Sat 20 Nov

£25 / 0131 668 2019


Scottish singer-songwriter and occasional actor Fish became widely known in the 1980s as the lead singer and lyricist of the prog rock band Marillion. His solo career has spanned over 30 years.

Sat 27 Feb

Cancelled / 0131 668 2019

Fisherman's Friends

A nine-man shanty folk group drawing on 200 years of traditional vocal repertoire.

Sat 11 Sep

£27.50–£36.85 / 0131 668 2019

Horse McDonald

Pop and rock singer-songwriter from Glasgow.

Fri 4 Jun

£24 / 0131 668 2019

James Grant

Ex-Love and Money man ploughs a folkier furrow with his solo career.

Sat 18 Sep

£27.50–£35 / 0131 668 2019

Jimeoin: Result!

Jimeoin presents his new show, fresh from a smash-hit New York off-Broadway season.

Fri 5 Nov

£18.50 / 0131 668 2019

Jimmy Webb

Like Burt Bacharach, songwriting ace Jimmy Webb is probably not the best voice to render his songs, but any chance to hear such classics as 'Wichita Lineman' and 'By the Time I Get to Phoenix' is not to be sniffed at.

Thu 10 Jun

£29.15 / 0131 668 2019

John Shuttleworth's Back

John Shuttleworth returns with songs and stories.

Wed 7 Apr

£17.50 / 0131 668 2019

Jonathan Pie: Fake News

Jonathan Pie provides more scathing take-downs of politicos and journalists alike.

Tue 7 Sep

£19.50–£27.50 / 0131 668 2019

Fri 10 Sep

£19.50–£27.50 / 0131 668 2019

The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band

Blues and blues-rock singer-guitarist from Shreveport.

Wed 20 Oct

£43.45–£49.50 / 0131 668 2019

King King

Glasgow blues outfit fronted by Alan Nimmo.

Sun 24 Oct

£28.60 / 0131 668 2019


London-based Afrobeat seven-piece group.

Fri 28 May

£22.50 / 0131 668 2019

Leo Sayer

The British music legend performs his pop and disco hits.

Fri 29 Oct

£37.80 / 0131 668 2019

Milton Jones in Milton: Impossible

Absurd one-liners from telly regular Jones.

Thu 17 Feb 2022

£27.50 / 0131 668 2019

Peat and Diesel

Three-piece Scottish folk band from Stornoway, known for their humorous insight into island life, made up of Boydie MacLeod, Innes Scott and Uilly Macleod.

Fri 12 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 668 2019

Sat 13 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 668 2019

Pictish Trail

Off-kilter indie-folk from Johnny Lynch.

Sat 10 Apr

£16.50 / 0131 668 2019

Richard Marx

Richard Marx has sold more than 30 million albums, owns 26 top 20 singles and 17 top 10s and, as a songwriter, earned a Grammy for song of the year. He's also the writer of fourteen number one songs. As a performer, songwriter and producer, Richard Marx’s nearly three-decade-long career has had plenty of highlights. His…

Sun 5 Sep

£35.75 / 0131 668 2019

Rick Wakeman: Piano Portraits

Rick Wakeman reinterprets some of his hits in piano form.

Sat 18 Dec

£33.40–£40.25 / 0131 668 2019

Robert Cray Band

The award-winning US blues guitar maestro returns.

Sun 2 May

£39.50 / 0131 668 2019


The honey-voiced singer-songwriter behind platinum-selling 2010 debut Seasons of My Soul presents Southern-tinged new album Nashville Tears. Seeking new musical inspiration during her time living in the American South, Rumer journeyed to Nashville in search of hidden gems to record. Once she heard the catalogue of…

Sat 19 Jun

£25.50 / 0131 668 2019

Samantha Fish Band

American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist.

Mon 15 Mar

Cancelled / 0131 668 2019

Wed 22 Sep

£24.20 / 0131 668 2019

Steve Harley

The original Cockney rebel plays his hits.

Sat 23 Oct

£35.75 / 0131 668 2019

The Sweet

The glam rockers behind huge hit 'Blockbuster'.

Fri 10 Dec

£30.25 / 0131 668 2019

Tommy Tiernan: Tomfoolery

High theatricality, dirty words and comic rebellion from the beloved Irish comedian.

Sat 30 Oct

£22 / 0131 668 2019

Toyah & Hazel O'Connor - Electric Ladies of the 80s

Two of the 80s recognisable post punk and new wave stars Toyah and Hazel O'Connor are joining forces for this special show. Performing alongside their full live band, each of these legends will play their own sets plus some duets and surprises along the way. This hit-packed retro fest will include such classics as Thunder…

Wed 12 May

£29.16–£31.32 / 0131 668 2019

Van der Graaf Generator

English progressive rock band, formed in 1967 in Manchester by singer-songwriters Peter Hammill and Chris Judge Smith.

Thu 6 May

£33–£38.50 / 0131 668 2019

Vintage Trouble

Old school dirty rhythm'n'blues fronted by a charismatic soul shouter with the fancy footwork of James Brown down pat.

Wed 28 Jul

£30.25 / 0131 668 2019

Ward Thomas

Country pop from Hampshire twins Catherine and Lizzy.

Fri 16 Apr

£24.75–£26.40 / 0131 668 2019

Reviews & features

Remember when: David Lynch and Donovan took the stage at The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

8 May 2018

The List's Murray Robertson fondly reminisces about the night he met his hero

Anyone who knows me will tell you I'm a big fan of David Lynch. In fact, so out of hand is my idolatry that some people who've no idea who I am would probably concur. It's not just his astonishing work in film (Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive…

Perfect pitch - Classical venue guide

15 Sep 2008

For those looking for something a little more civilised, Edinburgh and Glasgow have a host of classical venues on offer.

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