In the light of the pandemic and advice from the Government, the Usher Hall and our partner venues, the Assembly Rooms, Church Hill Theatre and Ross Bandstand, are now closed to the public until further notice.

There is also no counter or telephone service until further notice.

Please see here for further information.

Cultural Venues

View of Edinburgh

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The City of Edinburgh Council manages an array of historic and interesting cultural venues, including the Usher Hall. Hosting a wide range of events and exhibitions all year round, there's something for everyone.

Looking forward to welcoming you soon.

  • Assembly Rooms

    A unique premier conference and events venue in the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town.

  • City Art Centre, Edinburgh

    City Art Centre

    One of the best collections of Scottish art. Enjoy favourites from the City’s nationally recognised collection and more.

  • The Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh

    The Churchill Theatre

    A refurbished church ideal for theatre performances, concerts, demonstrations, talks and small conferences.

  • Lauriston Castle

    Step inside this Edwardian villa and you see it just as it was in 1926.

  • Museum of Childhood

    Enjoy a trip down memory lane and learn about children of the past.

  • Museum Collections Centre

    This centre houses the reserve collections of the city museums and galleries. Open for group and individual visits.

  • Museum of Edinburgh

    Discover more about Edinburgh's history, its people, crafts, trades and the beautiful objects they created.

  • Nelson Monument

    Erected in 1807 and built in memory of Admiral Lord Nelson. Reach the top by climbing the 143 steps.

  • The People's Story Museum

    Explore the lives of Edinburgh’s ordinary people at work and play from the late 18th century to today.

  • Queensferry Museum, South Queensferry

    Queensferry Museum

    Learn about the construction of the Forth Rail and Road Bridges and more.

  • The Ross Theatre, Edinburgh

    The Ross Theatre

    Located in Edinburgh's Princes Street Gardens, this is a popular outdoor concert venue in the centre of the capital.

  • Scott Monument

    Learn about Sir Walter Scott and the monument itself. Climb 287 steps and enjoy views of Edinburgh and the surrounding countryside.

  • Travelling Gallery

    A custom-built mobile art gallery which brings contemporary art exhibitions to schools and communities throughout Scotland.

  • The Writers' Museum

    Celebrating the lives of three great Scottish writers – Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson.