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The Queen's Hall

Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9JG, Scotland
+44 131 668 2019
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Delightful and comfortable venue

We saw Scottish Chamber Orchestra here and it was a great pleasure. The concert hall is beautiful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
carolinerunner
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Cheshire, England
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Rock Gig

2nd visit (in fact same show) last was some 8 years ago so memories a little vague. We had seats... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2018
Ianlivi
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9JG, Scotland
Southside & Holyrood
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saw Scottish Chamber Orchestra here and it was a great pleasure. The concert hall is beautiful, historic, atmospheric as well as comfortable (long seats with cushions) and sufficiently well lit to enable programme notes to be read. The processes of collecting tickets, buying drinks,...More

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

2nd visit (in fact same show) last was some 8 years ago so memories a little vague. We had seats at the side again which aren't that bad but you do have a restricted view due to pillars. But this is due to the building...More

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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

There’s something quite appealing about The Queens Hall. Maybe it’s because it’s in an old church. Not like a church that’s had a massive refurbishment but a church that is no longer a church but still looks like one. It’s unlikely to play host to...More

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Reviewed 31 January 2018

Arrived to see King King and found the bar to serve Lager on which was very disappointing as I didn't get a beer for the gig. Good venue for a gig with standing down stairs However, upstairs seating has limited views in the side seats...More

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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Went to Queen’s Hall for a music gig, this time main area was standing though I have previously attended an all seated event. Standing seems to give more of an atmosphere and the hall is not short of that. The sound quality and acoustics are...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Traditional concert hall with unusual woodwork and stained glass. Ideal circumstance for classical chamber music.

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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

I attended a comedy performance as part of the fringe. We had balcony seats, these were incredibly hot and stuffy by the end of the performance. The view from the rear of the balcony is also not ideal

Thank Kyle B
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Strangely, although we have visited the Edinburgh Festival over a number of years, this was our first visit to the Queen's Hall. A warm, welcoming building with excellent acoustics, clearly displaying it's origin as a Chapel. Very good sightlines to the raised stage and a...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2017

This is the first time I have been to this small but intimate venue. The building was an old church which has been refurbished at one time and it still has what looks like the original seating. One of the few problems with viewing was...More

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Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Went to see a concert here and it really is a great little venue. My issue here was that the security should check with the artist in advance to ascertain what their rules are regarding taking pics etc. Everyone was being encouraged by the artist...More

1  Thank Deborah C
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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
...More
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Response from Ali R | Reviewed this property |
Fairly close, about a 15 minute walk from Princes St.
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