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 38 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.

Thu 10 Sep

£27.24 / 0131 668 2019

Fri 3 Sep 2021

£27.24 / 0131 668 2019

Alexis Ffrench

Leading the way for a new generation of classical artists, the exceptional pianist and composer defies our preconceptions. Alexis Ffrench has high ambitions. Trained at the Purcell School, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Royal Academy, Ffrench wants to change the way people perceive classical music and…

Mon 2 Nov

£27.50 / 0131 668 2019

Billy Bob Thornton & The Boxmasters

Formed in 2007, The Boxmasters have recorded an impressive and diverse catalogue of music that touches on their love of a wide array of influences, but most importantly, the rock and roll of the 1960’s. With roots deeply seeded in their love of music that featured strong “story” songs, The Boxmasters (J.D. Andrew and…

Mon 20 Jul

£33.75 / 0131 668 2019

Blazin' Fiddles with Hannah Rarity

Blazin' Fiddles celebrate 22 years of touring and recording and are delighted to honour this birthday with a string of special performances throughout Scotland with special guest singer Hannah Rarity. Each member of Blazin’ Fiddles draws the distinct flavour of music from their part of the Highlands and Islands.

Mon 17 Aug

Queen's Hall

£22 (£20) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 24 Aug

Queen's Hall

£22 (£20) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Brothers Osborne

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

Sat 16 Jan 2021

£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 2021

£24.20 / 0131 668 2019

Courtney Act

Australian drag queen, pop singer, entertainer and reality television personality.

Thu 8 Apr 2021

£30.25–£33 / 0131 668 2019

Daniel Sloss: Hubris

New hour from the Scottish comedian.

Thu 6 Aug

Queen's Hall

£14.50 / 0131 668 2019

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Queen's Hall

£16.50 / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Queen's Hall

£19.50 / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 13 more dates until 23 Aug

An Evening with the Hairy Bikers

TV food broadcasters the Hairy Bikers (also known as Si King and Dave Myers) talk food, TV and more as they cook live on stage.

Sat 14 Nov

Cancelled / 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 2021

£35.75 / 0131 668 2019

Horse McDonald

Pop and rock singer-songwriter from Glasgow.

Sat 5 Dec

£24 / 0131 668 2019

James Grant

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

Sat 28 Nov

£27.50–£35 / 0131 668 2019

Jimeoin: Result!

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

Sat 6 Feb 2021

£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 2021

£29.15 / 0131 668 2019

John Shuttleworth's Back

John Shuttleworth returns with songs and stories.

Mon 19 Oct

£17.50 / 0131 668 2019

Jonathan Pie: Fake News

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

Thu 15 Oct

£19.50–£27.50 / 0131 668 2019

The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band

Blues and blues-rock singer-guitarist from Shreveport.

Wed 20 Oct 2021

£43.45–£49.50 / 0131 668 2019

King King

Glasgow blues outfit fronted by Alan Nimmo.

Sun 24 Oct 2021

£28.60 / 0131 668 2019

Nature's Voice: The Botanics’ 350th Anniversary Gala Concert

To mark its 350th anniversary, the Botanics is collaborating with Dunedin Consort and The Queen’s Hall to present a programme of music that celebrates nature, from Telemann’s Water Music to Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.

Sat 10 Oct

£22–£27 / 0131 668 2019

One Night of Elvis starring Lee Memphis King

Lee Memphis King, Europe’s most successful Elvis Presley tribute artist, recreates the essence of the King with consummate ease and an almost unbelievable combination of stunningly accurate vocals and incredible passion in every performance. Over the last 10 years as Lee has toured his ‘One Night of Elvis’ he has…

Thu 22 Oct

£27 / 01316682019

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 4 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 668 2019

Pictish Trail

Off-kilter indie-folk from Johnny Lynch.

Sat 10 Apr 2021

£16.50 / 0131 668 2019

Preacher Lawson

Preacher Lawson was born In Portland, Oregon, but raised most of his adolescence in Memphis, TN. He moved 20 times before the age of 10, but if you asked him what city he's from he'd say Orlando, FL. Because that's where he grew as a comedian. He started writing jokes when he was 16, then decided to perform for the…

Fri 19 Feb 2021

£17.50 / 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.

Mon 16 Nov

£35.75 / 0131 668 2019

Rick Wakeman: Piano Portraits

Rick Wakeman reinterprets some of his hits in piano form.

Sat 12 Dec

£33.40–£40.25 / 0131 668 2019

Robert Cray Band

The award-winning US blues guitar maestro returns.

Sun 2 May 2021

£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 6 Mar 2021

£25.50 / 0131 668 2019

Salsa Celtica: 25th Anniversary Big Band

Born amid the fabled stylistic melting-pot of Edinburgh’s 1990s folk scene, Salsa Celtica’s unique eponymous fusion of Latin and Scottish/Irish music went on to major international success, winning fans both across the folk/Celtic circuit and on Colombian or New York dancefloors. Here, an expanded line-up of over a…

Fri 27 Nov

£22 / 01316682019

Samantha Fish Band

This Kansas gal is steeped in rough bar-room blues and rock'n'roll. Fish slings a guitar with the self-confidence of someone who knows exactly what she wants to achieve - and it has nothing to do with conforming to music industry stereotypes. Latest album Belle Of The West explores a Southern rock-country sound after some…

Mon 15 Mar 2021

£24.20 / 0131 668 2019

Steeleye Span

1970 would prove to be a vintage year for music and the start of an era that would change the world. For Steeleye Span – formed the year before - it would mark a major milestone. The band released their debut album ‘Hark The Village Wait’, a record that would not only launch one of the most enduring stories in the folk…

Thu 1 Oct

£26.50 / 01316682019

Suggs What A King Cnut

Due to huge popular demand, after his first tour-de-force, smash hit, sell out tours with ‘My Life Story’, Suggs is treading the boards again. If the first show was about how on Earth he got there, 'Suggs: What a King Cnut' is about the surprises that awaited him when he did. Vertigo on the roof of Buckingham…

Fri 30 Oct

£30.50 / 01316682019

The Sweet

The glam rockers behind huge hit 'Blockbuster'.

Fri 18 Dec

£30.25 / 0131 668 2019

The Sweet, Limehouse Lizzy

70s icons The Sweet looked like a metal band, all long hair and studded leather jackets, but their biggest hits were all pop. From Little Willy to Wig Wam Bam and their bubblegum melodies, key changes, harmonies and fuzzy guitars, they ruled the charts. They've still got the hair and have never compromised their sound.

Fri 18 Dec

£27.50 / 0131 668 2019

Tommy Tiernan: Tomfoolery

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

Sat 31 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…

Thu 3 Sep

£29.16–£31.32 / 0131 668 2019

Wed 12 May 2021

£29.16–£31.32 / 0131 668 2019

Usher's Island

Usher’s Island sees the coming together of five of the most acclaimed and influential names in Irish Traditional music. Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny, both members of Planxty, Paddy Glackin, a founding member of The Bothy Band, the ubiquitous Michael McGoldrick, formerly of Lunasa and Capercaillie, and John Doyle who has…

Thu 19 Nov

£25 / 01316682019

Van De Graaf Generator

Van der Graaf Generator 2020 are Peter Hammill (vox, gtr, kbd), Hugh Banton (organ, bass) & Guy Evans (drums, percussion), the three surviving members of the original group formed in 1968.

Sat 21 Nov

£33–£38.50 / 0131 668 2019

Ward Thomas

Country pop from Hampshire twins Catherine and Lizzy.

Tue 8 Sep

£24.75–£26.40 / 0131 668 2019

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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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