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The Queen's Hall

Southside & Holyrood
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Address: Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9JG, Scotland
Phone Number:
+44 131 667 7776
10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Great venue.

We went here to see Embrace and think the venue was great. It's quite an intimate place as it's not a large venue so you can actually see the band's close up. We have also seen... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 December 2016
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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We came to see the Fun Lovin Criminals earlier this month. Great little venue, intimate and fun. When the lights are on its very late Victorian and sweetly subdued. I was concerned that the vibe wouldn't be right for this gig......i was wrong. It was an amazing atmosphere. I bet the acoustics in here are great for watching performances that... More 

Thank louise E
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46 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

We went here to see Embrace and think the venue was great. It's quite an intimate place as it's not a large venue so you can actually see the band's close up. We have also seen The Fratellis here a wee while back and would definitely come back to see another top band perform.

Thank jmjanderson
Dundee, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Hate to disagree with the crowd about this venue, but here goes. If you're not in the first hundred to book into the floor of the auditorium in front of the stage, you will end up with either a sore backside or a stiff neck - or both. The bar service is simply appalling especially when the venue is full,... More 

Thank munrotop
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Great wee venue for a first class gig (King King) made all the better by very helpful staff. Take a bow all. As Arnie said "I'll be back" (already booked for FLC gig in February)

Thank Alex B
Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

First visit to the Queen’s Hall. We were in the gallery which was ideal. Noticed that some of the seats downstairs were side facing (pews) which would not be ideal for viewing the stage. Plenty of on street parking in surrounding streets. It appears you can park almost anywhere in this area after 6:30pm

Thank McJameos
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Love going to gigs here, not a bad seat in the house with good acoustics. Seats are a bit hard but worth it. Well stocked bar as well with a good selection of beers.

Thank Douglas B
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Overall this is a good alround venuue but it depends on where you get seated We attended the Wilko Johnston gig and the show as expected was terrific and acoustics were between average and good to me. Bar is ok, £4 for a pint of draught larger/cider in a plastic glass is normal at small venues. Staff are very pleasant... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

What a great night... A big group of middle aged people reliving their youth with Lloyd Cole (without the Commotions). Good venue, great acoustics, bloody brilliant artist. Loved it! I'll sign up to their newsletter and be back.

Thank AuldReekieTraveller
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Staff are well equipt to deal with anything disability wise and rowdy audience wise. They have one left handed toilet for disabled.

Thank carolinewbarr
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

The Queen's Hall is a busy concert venue and I can't believe the shoddy way the audience was treated before the recent Beverley Knight concert. We were informed it was standing and seating and came early but were not prepared for the performance we encountered. They opened the doors and we queued in a corridor. Just in front of me... More 

Thank Nigel D

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Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around university buildings in Southside, the sort of neighbourhood that supports a long string of second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for just a few pounds. In August the student population is replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking Southside are two great parks. The Meadows is a vast flat and sporty space where football, rugby, tennis, cricket, croquet, and golf often all take place side by side. Kids in its big playgrounds add to the joyful noise. Far bigger and much wilder, Holyrood Park extends to the east and provides a real hike up Arthur’s Seat, but the district is best known as the site of Scotland’s Parliament and its premier Royal Palace—and their steady stream of sightseers.
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