The Queen's Hall offers a wide range of events to tempt you all year round - classical, jazz, blues, pop, rock, world, folk and comedy, and is also home to the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
During the summer months we host events for the Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.
We can accommodate everyone from a string quartet or a full symphony orchestra, to a full touring rock band and still maintain the excellent natural acoustics of the Hall.
With our well-stocked bar open before and during all concerts, we'll quench your thirst and set you up for a great night ahead.
Selected reviews for this venue:
Matt Gilchrist, 09/04/13
Eric Johnson (09/04/13) - One Of The Greatest
Eric Johnson is easily one of the greatest guitar players alive. His fingers danced along the fret board with skill and precision that very few people possess. His rhythm section were also brilliant and they managed to keep up with Eric for the whole performance. They played tracks ranging from Seven Worlds to the most recent album Up Close. And of course played some classics from Ah Via Musicom including my personal favourites Desert Rose and Cliffs Of Dover. Overall a must see
Eric Johnson (08/04/13) - Slightly Disappointing...
Eric Johnson is without doubt a very accomplished guitarist and having heard a number of studio performances and seen video of his live performances with G3 some years ago - I was very much looking forward to this concert - since EJ tours of the UK are few and far between and particularly as we had bagged decent seats for this date. The concert was unfortunately marred by very poor sound quality - the guitar sound (lets face it - the primary reason to see the guy) was often lost in the mix and was plagued by a constant hum during quieter interludes - which Eric, himself made reference to during the show. Whether it was as a result of this that the bands performance was affected, I dont know, but I felt that the band lacked stage presence and enthusiasm for much of the show and it seemed that for the most part Eric was just going through the motions - with little emotion - and very little interaction with the audience. The high point of the evening was the acoustic set which did not seem to be plagued by the same sound problems and was a much more enjoyable showcase of his and his bands undoubted talents. Im not sure if the sound was down to the venue - this is my first gig at this venue. Overall impression - slightly disappointing...
The Queen's Hall is accessible to wheelchair users via the entrance next to the box office, or to the rear of the building. We also have a wheelchair accessible toilet. Please advise our box office when purchasing your ticket if you need a wheelchair space.
Please advise our box office when purchasing your ticket if you are bringing a guide dog. We will try to seat you in an area that is comfortable for both you and your dog.
There is an induction loop in the main auditorium to assist patrons who have hearing difficulties. By turning the hearing aid to the T position, sound will be picked up directly from the stage.
For further information on any of the above please call 0131 668 3456