Some of the world's greatest artists have stood on stage at the Usher Hall — and there’s no reason you can’t follow in their footsteps. Whether you’re staging a classical concert or a corporate conference, a daytime meeting or an evening event, our superb events team can help you create a package that suits your needs.
The team at the Usher Hall has the knowledge, equipment, creativity and expertise to support any event. To find out more about venue hire, hospitality or staging your event, select from the list below or call us on 0131 221 6635/6 or email the events team
Concerts and events
Renowned worldwide for its superb acoustics, the Usher Hall is beloved by performers, orchestras, musicians and audiences alike. It’s Edinburgh’s key venue for national and international visiting orchestras, and has been the main venue for the Edinburgh International Festival since 1947.
Today’s Usher Hall embraces the widest range of music and events, from rock to orchestral recording sessions from classical music to comedy and conferences. Some of the biggest names in entertainment have appeared here, including Oasis, Bjork, Paul Weller, Billy Connolly, Status Quo, Michael Bublé and more.
The main auditorium can accommodate seating for 2200, standing for 2900 and cabaret for 1970. We also provide nine dressing rooms, a production office, a 19.3m-wide stage plus a stage extension, a catering kitchen, one Kemble upright piano and two Steinway Concert Grands. That’s as well as a range of flexible spaces, including function suites, meeting rooms and bars.
The Usher Hall is a perfect venue for all kinds of events — and the hospitality that goes along with them. The auditorium naturally lends itself to award ceremonies, and can accommodate seating for 2200, and banqueting for 600. Dinners can even be served on the stage where so many luminaries have performed.
If you’d like to enhance the whole concert experience, sole use of our suites is available for you and your friends or guests both before and after the event. We hold more than 200 concerts a year, so there are plenty to choose from, and our events and hospitality specialist will help make it an occasion to remember.