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The Queen's Hall

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Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
Photograph: Queen’s Hall

Time Out says

A converted church that’s home to the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and also hosts intimate gigs with travelling indie and folk acts

Set up in the heart of studentsville, the quirky Queen’s Hall hosts an array of live music acts throughout the year. A converted church, this 900-capacity music venue has been on the Edinburgh scene for more than three decades. It has a loyal band of music followers who flock here for the unique space it offers (the original pews and high ceilings remain intact) and eclectic roster of acts. Seldom sitting idle, the space annually boasts around 200 performances.

Acts to appear here include Mumford and Sons, Ravi Shankar, Michael Nyman and Eddi Reader. It’s also home to the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, coming into its own as a venue during the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival and the Edinburgh International Festival.   

There’s a decent bar away set from the main stage, and they’re well stocked up with one of Scotland’s best brewers, Williams Bros, in bottle and on draft, should you fancy a pint or a decent glass of wine between sets.

Written by Anna Millar


Clerk Street
Rail: Edinburgh Waverley
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