The Queen's Hall

The Queen's Hall
87–89 Clerk Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9JG
  • Box office 0131 668 2019
  • Opening times Mon–Sat 10:00–17:30
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  • Website www.thequeenshall.net
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The Queen's Hall

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A former chapel dating from 1823, the Queen’s Hall is a mid-scale venue that adapts well to a range of musical styles, including rock, pop, classical, jazz, blues, world and folk, as well as the occasional comedy gig. Home to the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, it is a key venue for the Edinburgh International Festival (the daytime concert series being a particularly civilised way to start the festival day) as well as the Fringe and the Jazz and Blues Festival. Through the year there are around 200 concerts, ranging from ceilidh nights to big name acts. The distinctive horse-shoe shaped balcony has a capacity of 280. Total capacity reaches 900 for a standing gig – which is usually the case for pop and rock concerts – but it also caters for smaller numbers when the audience is seated in rows or around cabaret-style tables. As well as a sizeable bar, there are two function rooms.

Access is available via Lothian Bus services 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 29, 30, 31, 33, 37, 47 and 49 or a brisk 20 minute walk away from Edinburgh's Waverley Station.

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Barenaked Ladies

Canadian quirky popsters who inject their songs with lashings of humour.

Fri 20 Apr 2018

£33 / 0131 668 2019

Ben Phillips

The prankster on tour.

Fri 29 Sep

£25 / 0131 668 2019

Billy Bragg

Self-styled 'progressive patriot' and veteran political activist who is still one of the UK's finest writers of love songs.

Wed 15 Nov

£22 / 0131 668 2019

Black Star Riders

New hard rock project from former Thin Lizzy members Ricky Warwick, Damon Johnson, Scott Gorham and Marco Mendoza (along with Alice Cooper/Megadeth drummer Jimmy DeGrasso).

Thu 9 Nov

£31.40 / 0131 668 2019

With Blues Pills, Tax The Heat and Dirty Thrills.

Castalian Quartet

The Castalian Quartet formed in 2011 and consists of Sini Simonen (violin), Daniel Roberts (violin), Charlotte Bonneton (viola) and Christopher Graves (cello).

Mon 12 Feb 2018

£13–£22 (ages 8–25 free) / 0131 668 2019

With Rowland Jones.

  • 19:45 – 21:45

The Classic Rock Show

Air guitars at the ready for this incredible musical journey through the best moments in rock featuring music by the likes of Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Eagles, Dire Straits and Meat Loaf.

Sun 25 Feb 2018

£23.50–£33.50 / 0131 668 2019

Cuarteto Casals

The ensemble celebrate their 20th anniversary with a cycle of Beethoven quartets. Featuring Beethoven's String Quartet in G Op18 No2, String Quartet in F Op14 No1 and String Quartet in F Op 135.

Mon 15 Jan 2018

£13–£22 (ages 8–25 free) / 0131 668 2019

  • 19:45 – 21:45

Daliso Chaponda: What The African Said

Ahead of his latest tour the comedian tests out new material on a live audience. Born in Canada, raised in South Africa and then moving to the UK, Chaponda is able to blend a world of cultural influences and observations in to his stand-up material, which saw him achieve third place in popular TV show, Britain's Got…

Fri 27 Apr 2018

£15 / 0131 668 2019

Deaf Havana

Post-hardcore rock.

Tue 21 Nov

£18.50 / 0131 668 2019

Duncan Chisholm

Top-flight fiddler in concert.

Sat 28 Apr 2018

£18 / 0131 668 2019

Dunedin Consort: Bach Masses

The Consort plays Bach's Mass in G Major BWV 234, Mass in A Major BWV 235 and a reconstruction of the Concerto for 2 oboes and bassoon.

Sun 29 Oct

£10–£22 (£9–£20) / 0131 668 2019

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Elaine Paige In Concert

The first lady of the British musical sings songs from the nation's favourite musicals and a smattering of hit pop songs including 'Memory', 'Closest Thing to Crazy', 'Cry Me A River' and 'Je Ne Regrette Rien'.

Sat 28 Oct

£49.50 / 0131 668 2019

Jake Bugg

Singer-songwriter peddling a folky country indie sound.

Mon 13 Nov

£27.50 / 0131 668 2019

Jeff Tweedy

Alt.country from Wilco leader/

Wed 31 Jan 2018

£31.35 / 0131 668 2019

Justin Currie

The singer-songwriter and ex-Del Amitri frontman performs urban-inspired pop-rock.

Sun 15 Oct

£24.75 / 0131 668 2019

King King

Glasgow blues outfit fronted by Alan Nimmo.

Fri 20 Oct

£22 / 0131 668 2019

Fri 26 Jan 2018

£22 / 0131 668 2019

Legend: A Tribute to Bob Marley

Celebrate the music of Bob Marley with some of his greatest hits performed live by a talented cast.

Sat 14 Apr 2018

£24.20 / 0131 668 2019

Lulu

Pop icon, Bond singer and 1969 winner of the Eurovision Song Contest whose singing career spans six decades.

Fri 10 Nov

£45 / 0131 668 2019

Margaret Cho: The Psycho Tour

The pioneering stand-up derives humour from gritty and topical subjects including singlehood, Boko Haram, Bruce Jenner's transition and female empowerment.

Sat 25 Nov

£25 / 0131 668 2019

Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells 'For Two'

  • 4 stars

Daniel Holdsworth and Aidan Roberts attempt to recreate one of the most influential albums of the 20th century, live on stage, with just four hands and four feet. Those crazy cats.

Sun 1 Oct

£24.75 / 0131 668 2019

Natalie Imbruglia

She first came to our attention as Beth Brennan in the Australian soap opera Neighbours in the 1990s, however it was Imbruglia's 1997 cover of Torn which really cemented her in the nations hearts. The singer performs pop with dance and synth influences tonight, as well as works from her back-catalogue.

Thu 15 Feb 2018

£35.75 / 0131 668 2019

Oysterband

The veteran five-piece perform lively contemporary folk songs.

Wed 8 Nov

£22 / 0131 668 2019

Paul Lewis

The internationally-acclaimed concert pianist explores the connections between the Keyboard sonatas of Haydn and the late piano works of Brahms and Beethoven.

Mon 23 Oct

£11–£22 (ages 8-25 free) / 0131 668 2019

  • 19:45 – 21:45

Mon 19 Mar 2018

£13–£22 (ages 8–25 free) / 0131 668 2019

  • 19:45 – 21:45

Quartetto di Cremona

The highly acclaimed quartet of Cristiano Gualco (violin), Simone Gramaglia (viola), Paolo Andreoli (violin) and Giovanni Scaglione (violoncello), in concert.

Mon 20 Nov

£13–£22 (ages 8-25 free) / 0131 668 2019

  • 19:45 – 21:45

Ralph McTell

Folk singer-songwriter, famed for the Ivor Novello Award winning song 'The Streets of London'.

Sun 22 Oct

£25–£27.50 / 0131 668 2019

Ricky Ross

Deacon Blue frontman plays some Deacon Blue classics and some of his solo hits.

Thu 16 Nov

£25 / 0131 668 2019

Ride

Fuzzy indie from the reformed shoegaze pioneers.

Tue 14 Nov

£27.50 / 0131 668 2019

With Ulrika Spacek.

SCO: Anderszewski plays Mozart

Piotr Anderszewski (piano) directs Mozart's Piano Concerto No 17 in G, K453 and Piano Concerto No 24 in C Minor, K491; in between, SCO Leader Stephanie Gonley (violin) directs Poulenc's Sinfonietta.

Thu 3 May 2018

£11–£34 / 0131 668 2019

SCO: Macmillan Saxophone Concerto

Joseph Swensen conducts Sibelius's Pelléas et Mélisande, the world premiere of Sir James MacMillan's Saxophone Concerto; Glazunov's Saxophone Concerto and Beethoven's Symphony No 8. With guest soloist Amy Dickson.

Thu 12 Apr 2018

£11–£34 / 0131 668 2019

SCO: Mozart Mass in C Minor

Raphael Pichon conducts Mozart's Mass in C Minor and Schubert's Symphony No 8 'Unfinished'. With the SCO Chorus directed by Gregory Batsleer, and soloists Anna Dennis (soprano), Christian Immler (baritone), Mhairi Lawson (soprano) and Robin Tritschler (tenor).

Thu 22 Feb 2018

£11–£34 / 0131 668 2019

SCO: Rautavaara Percussion Concerto

John Storgårds conducts Rossini's Overture to The Barber of Seville, the Scottish premiere of Rautavaara's Percussion Concerto ‘Incantations’ featuring Colin Currie, for whom it was written; Stravinsky's Jeu de Cartes and Johann Strauss Jr's Overture to Die Fledermaus.

Thu 1 Mar 2018

£11–£34 / 0131 668 2019

Scots Fiddle Festival

This exciting, fiddle-fuelled weekend includes concerts, recitals, workshops, talks, stalls, sessions, festival clubs, and ceilidhs.

Fri 17 Nov

prices vary / 0131 668 2019

  • 19:30

Sat 18 Nov

prices vary / 0131 668 2019

  • 19:30

Sun 19 Nov

prices vary / 0131 668 2019

  • 19:30

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Bach Christmas Oratorio with the SCO Chorus

The SCO and the SCO Chorus present Bach's lavish Christmas Oratorio.

Thu 30 Nov

£0–£34 / 0131 668 2019

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Chamber Sundays

Chamber music from SCO Principal Players.

Sun 19 Nov

£0–£34 / 0131 668 2019

With young musicians from the RCS playing Richard Strauss’ writing for winds.

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Copland Appalachian Spring

A celebration of birdsong from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

Thu 2 Nov

£0–£34 / 0131 668 2019

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Thu 23 Nov

£0–£34 / 0131 668 2019

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Schumann Piano Concerto

Robin Ticciati conducts Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No 1, Schumann's Piano Concerto with guest soloist Igor Levit, and Haydn's Symphony No 101 ‘The Clock’.

Thu 19 Oct

£17–£34 (under 26s, students and unemployed £6; under 18s free) / 0131 668 2019

  • 19:30 – 20:30

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Schumann Requiem with the SCO Chorus

Richard Egarr conducts Brahms’ Serenade No 2 and Schumann’s Requiem In D-Flat, Op 148, with guest soloists Ashley Riches (bass baritone), Daniela Lehner (mezzo soprano), Elizabeth Watts (soprano), Thomas Hobbs (tenor). Gregory Batsleer directs the SCO Chorus.

Thu 26 Oct

£17–£34 (under 26s, students and unemployed £6; under 18s free) / 0131 668 2019

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Ute Lemper

Unique jazz vocals from this German chanteuse.

Sat 21 Oct

£25 / 0131 668 2019

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