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 47 events at this location

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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 2 Sep

£27.24 / 0131 668 2019

Al Stewart

The Glasgow-born singer-songwriter performs acoustic versions of his back catalogue.

Fri 14 Oct

£30.25 / 0131 668 2019

Brothers Osborne

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

Sun 15 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.

Fri 10 Jun

£24.20 / 0131 668 2019

China Crisis

Scouse duo from out of the 80s specialising in wistful pastoral pop.

Fri 18 Mar

£27.50 / 0131 668 2019

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.

Fri 11 Feb

£28.50–£38.50 / 0131 668 2019

Corinne Bailey Rae

In 2006 Corinne Bailey Rae released her self-titled debut album, a record she had recorded on a shoestring budget while still unsigned. An early appearance on BBC2's 'Later With Jools' and some intimate gigs around the UK had already started a word-of-mouth buzz leading her to be tipped as the next big thing. But the…

Sat 30 Apr

£30 / 0131 668 2019


Criminal is an award-winning podcast about crime. Stories of people who’ve done wrong, been wronged, or gotten caught somewhere in the middle. Host Phoebe Judge presents brand new stories, told live on stage, and scored and mixed live by co-creator Lauren Spohrer. Each story is accompanied visuals - photographs of…

Wed 20 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 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.

Sat 16 Apr

£32.45–£38.50 / 0131 668 2019

The Elephant Sessions

Award-winning indie-folk band from the Highlands of Scotland.

Fri 9 Dec

£19.80 (£17.60) / 0131 668 2019

Foy Vance

The singer-songwriter and musician from Bangor, County Down, performs lilting alternative folk. In late 2015 Foy became the second artist signed to Gingerbread Man Records, a division of Atlantic Records started by Ed Sheeran.

Sat 26 Mar

£30–£35 / 0131 668 2019


Neo-progressive rock from the Jem Godfrey-fronted band.

Fri 22 Apr

£21.50 / 0131 668 2019

Fun Lovin' Crime Writers

Crime writers Mark Billingham, Chris Brookmyre, Doug Johnstone, Val McDermid, Stuart Nevelle and Luca Veste take time away from their books to murder some good songs.

Fri 15 Apr

£24.75 / 0131 668 2019

Graeme Hall The Dogfather

The hugely popular and accomplished Graeme Hall (Channel 5’s Dogs Behaving (very) badly) is bringing his wisdom, charm and puppy prowess to Bridlington Spa. For the first time ever, dog and puppy owners up and down the country will have the chance to seek advice from ‘Britain’s best dog trainer’ (The Telegraph) for all…

Thu 26 May

£25 / 0131 668 2019

Gretchen Peters

Americana from the Nashville singer-songwriter.

Sun 17 Apr

£28.62 (£17.60) / 0131 668 2019

Help I Sexted My Boss

William Hanson is the UK’s leading etiquette expert, regularly appearing across TV, radio and in print. He’s best known for his scathing reviews of poor etiquette on ITV’s This Morning. Jordan North co-hosts the BBC Radio 1 ‘Going Home’ show with Vick Hope and came second on I’m A Celebrity 2020. Most recently he’s been…

Sun 19 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 668 2019

Horse McDonald

Pop and rock singer-songwriter from Glasgow.

Fri 24 Jun

£24 / 0131 668 2019

Hot Club of Cowtown

Hot jazz/western swing trio.

Sun 8 May

£22 (£16.50) / 0131 668 2019

Howard Jones

The bogbrush-haired synth pop whizz continues to benefit from 80s nostalgia.

Sat 29 Oct

£33–£110 / 0131 668 2019

James Grant

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

Fri 25 Mar

£27.50–£35 / 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.

Fri 3 Jun

£29.15 / 0131 668 2019

Judy Collins

Veteran folk pop troubadour who first came to prominence as part of the protest singer boom in the 60s.

Fri 18 Nov

£32.40 / 0131 668 2019

The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band

Blues and blues-rock singer-guitarist from Shreveport.

Fri 21 Oct

£43.45–£49.50 / 0131 668 2019

Kevin Bloody Wilson

Australia's cult comedy king performs his too-crude-for-TV songs.

Fri 4 Nov

£33.04 / 0131 668 2019


London-based Afrobeat seven-piece group.

Fri 1 Apr

£22.50 / 0131 668 2019

Leo Sayer

The British music legend performs his pop and disco hits.

Sat 15 Oct

£37.80 / 0131 668 2019


Exquisite melancholic harmonies from the Mormon slowcore trio from Minnesota.

Mon 25 Apr

£37.38 / 0131 668 2019

Mario Biondi

Warm and contemporary soul from the singer born in Catania, Italy.

Wed 30 Mar

£35 / 0131 668 2019

Milton Jones in Milton: Impossible

Absurd one-liners from telly regular Jones.

Thu 17 Feb

£27.50 / 0131 668 2019

Nick Lowe

Old school punk turned critically acclaimed singer-songwriter.

Sun 24 Apr

£41.25 / 0131 668 2019

Nitin Sawhney

British Indian musician, producer and composer, as well as former comic actor.

Sun 20 Mar

£29.50 / 0131 668 2019

Patrick Kielty: Borderline

Bittersweet, poignant and laugh out loud funny, Borderline is a comedic love letter to the future of our islands from this award-winning comedian’s personal past.

Wed 1 Jun

£22 / 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…

Fri 30 Sep

£35.75 / 0131 668 2019

Robert Cray Band

Award-winning US blues guitar maestro.

Sat 7 May

£39.50 / 0131 668 2019


Mellow easy listening chanteuse whose effortless vocal style recalls Karen Carpenter.

Fri 13 May

£25.50 / 0131 668 2019

Samantha Fish Band

American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist.

Mon 31 Jan

£24.20 / 0131 668 2019

Wed 19 Oct

£24.20 / 0131 668 2019

Simon Amstell: Spirit Hole

Stand-up and former Buzzcocks presenter with his acerbic, self-deprecating humour presents a 'blissful, spiritual, sensational exploration of love, sex, shame, mushrooms and more'.

Thu 19 May

£25 / 0131 668 2019

The Story of Guitar Heroes

The Story of Guitar Heroes is a mind blowing live concert style 'rockumentary', that pays tribute to some of the greatest 'guitar heroes' of all time. Using some of the country's most talented musicians alongside the very latest in video screen technology, Phil Walker takes you on a journey through the decades from when…

Sat 19 Mar

£26–£28 / 0131 668 2019

Table Manners

DF Concerts Presents Table Manners With Jessie Ware plus Special Guests Jessie Ware hosts a podcast about food, family, and the beautiful art of having a chat, direct from her very own dinner table. With a little bit of help from her chef extraordinaire mum Lennie, each week guests from the worlds of music, culture and…

Thu 28 Apr

£27.50–£38.50 / 0131 668 2019

Table Manners with Jessie Ware

Jessie Ware takes her hit podcast and her mum Lennie on the road with a live UK tour.

Thu 28 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 668 2019

Teddy Thompson

Son of Richard Thompson who veers in more of a country direction.

Sun 1 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 668 2019

Tommy Tiernan: Tomfoolery

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

Thu 31 Mar

£21–£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…

Mon 6 Jun

£29.16–£31.32 / 0131 668 2019

The Unthanks

Eccentric Geordie folk sisters Rachel and Becky Unthank.

Sun 22 May

£23.10–£26.40 / 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.

Sat 26 Feb

£33–£38.50 / 0131 668 2019


The stage moniker of Dublin's Conor O'Brien, a rootsy narrative songwriter whose debut album I Saw The Dead was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize.

Mon 7 Mar

£22.50 / 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 27 Jul

£30.25 / 0131 668 2019

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8 May 2018

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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…

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15 Sep 2008

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