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Ark

Music

This long, thin venue has one of the best views of Edinburgh city centre. Musically, it caters for a hotch-potch of local-band triple-bills, rock nights and...

5-7 Waterloo Place
Free

Bannermans

Music

If you walk under the bridge on the Cowgate that runs adjacent to this cavernous venue, you'll reach a spot where you can hear, at full blast ,what's going...

212 Cowgate
Tags: Rock, Old Town

Bowery

Music

Open since the end of 2008, the Bowery has since become the unofficial home for the city's burgeoning anti-folk scene, while also staging a few experimental...

Roxy Art House, 2 Roxburgh Place
Free

Cabaret Voltaire

Clubs, Music

Its name nodding both to a Swiss nightclub favoured by the original Surrealists and to the hugely influential electronic act, Cabaret Voltaire helped...

36 Blair Street
Free

Corn Exchange

Music

The main problem with this 2,500-capacity former slaughterhouse is its location out of the city centre. That said, the ambience at this oversized barn isn't...

11 New Market Road

Electric Circus

Clubs, Music

Now, this is a novelty. Formerly known as Massa, Buster's and a host of other names, the Electric Circus has been subject to an extensive refurbishment that...

36-39 Market Street
Free

HMV Picture House

Music

For years, Edinburgh was crying out for a central, mid-sized venue that could accommodate major touring bands. The city finally got its wish with the 2008...

31 Lothian Road
Major venue

Queens Hall

Music

Classical music makes up approximately half the programming at this 900-seat venue, a former church that retains its old pews. The Scottish Ensemble, the...

85-89 Clerk Street

Sneaky Pete's

Clubs, Music

Once upon a time, this bijou bar was the last port of call for Saturday-night desperadoes who weren't too fussy about the company they kept. However, a...

73 Cowgate

Studio 24

Music

Two decades ago, as Calton Studios, this venue hosted early shows from the likes of Mudhoney and Teenage Fanclub. During the early 21st century, the...

24-26 Calton Road
Free

Usher Hall

Music

A great deal of time and money has been spent in recent years returning the Usher Hall to its former glory, from cosmetic refurbishments of the hall to the...

Lothian Road
FreeMajor venue

Voodoo Rooms

Bars & pubs, Cabaret & circus, Music, Restaurants & cafés

This glorified pub function room and its assorted bar and restaurant areas comprise the plushest venue in town. The booking policy stretches to relatively...

19a West Register Street
Free

Whistlebinkies

Bars & pubs, Music

Edinburgh's primary live music pub, Whistlebinkies takes in rock and pop acts along with singer-songwriters, troubadours and indie kids. On Fridays and...

7 Niddry Street