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.


Entering the building

There is level access to the ground floor, accessible from the Grindlay Street side of the building at the new wing. There is lift access to all levels of the hall. There are 12 wheelchair accessible spaces (Stalls x 10, Grand Circle x 2). Please advise the Box Office when booking if you require one. Assistance dogs are welcome.

For hearing aid users, a loop system is in place. To access this facility, please switch your hearing aid to the T position.

Access details

The Stalls are fully accessible with accommodation for up to 10 wheelchairs. The Grand Circle foyer is accessible for wheelchair users, with accommodation for 2 wheelchairs. The bar area is not fully accessible, however staff are available to assist with drinks orders. The Upper Circle foyer is wheelchair accessible, however there is no accommodation for wheelchairs in the auditorium at this level. The Upper Circle is not suitable for those with walking difficulties or vertigo.


Concession prices are only available for certain performances. Please ask when you book or check online. We cannot offer online booking for wheelchair spaces at this time. Please call the box office on 0131 228 1155.


Disabled people who hold a valid blue badge can park for free and spaces are located across from the Royal Lyceum Theatre in Grindlay Street and in Cambridge Street outside the Traverse Theatre. Blue badge holders can also park in pay and display with no time limit and can also park on single and double yellow lines (subject to some constraints). Further information can be found at 

If you are arriving by taxi or being dropped off at the venue, we recommend you use Grindlay Street, which is adjacent to the level access podium.


Linking the arts and people with disabilities. Contact 0131 229 3555 or visit


Website Accessibility

We have designed this site to make it as accessible as possible for all users. However, you may wish to alter the way our website looks. Below we have listed a number of features that you are able to change with step-by-step instructions.

We have developed this site to be AA compliant with W3C Web Content Accessibility guidelines 2.0.

Changing the text sizes

You may want to change the text size in this website so the fonts display either larger or smaller. This can be done by using the browser menu, or by pressing control (ctrl) and the + or - keys.

To change the font using the browser menu, follow these instructions: In Internet Explorer, select Text Size from the View menu item. Then choose the preferred size.

Images and alt texts

All images used on the site include 'Alt' tags descriptive text alternatives. This allows users to see what the image is meant to convey even if it doesn't load, or if images have been switched off or if using a screen reader to read the web page rather than view.