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Usher Hall

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Good location for views of Edinburgh castle and good size for venue. Couldn't comment on catering... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2018
Great gig, shame about the bar trips.

Great seat in the stalls for the Australian Pink Floyd Show. Lots of legroom. The show was... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2018
Kelso, United Kingdom
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Unique concert hall in the heart of Edinburgh. Music, comedy, award ceremonies, hospitality and more. Celebrating 100 years in 2014
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Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH1 2EA, Scotland
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+44 131 228 1155
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful setting for the Messiah. A Theatre that made you feel welcome and the performance was outstanding. We were seated in the upper heights of the hall and could hear all the excellent singing. Do not lean over too far if you have...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ramede
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although the exterior has been modernised, the interior still has the majesty of an Edwardian Concert Hall. Seating is comfortable and modern and access to the seating area is good. Plenty of bars which also pre-paid interval drinks. Although there is no drinking in the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Very disappointed. Warm up act wasn't introduced and after four country and western songs it had me in the doldrums. No introduction for the osmonds and only two of them. When they eventually started to sing we knew none of the songs and left at...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Geraldine G
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Good location for views of Edinburgh castle and good size for venue. Couldn't comment on catering didn't try

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank joanne560
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

A great night out and very talented orchestra ruined by the most uncomfortable seats I’ve ever sat on. Won’t ever book tickets again for the Upper Circle. The most uncomfortable 2 1/2 hours I’ve ever spent in a theatre. Owners really need to address this.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

Drinks prices are rising - that’s a sad fact of life, but The Usher Hall is on a different level. Please avoid drinking here - there are plenty other reasonably priced options in the area. How the bar can justify 40 pence change from a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

Great seat in the stalls for the Australian Pink Floyd Show. Lots of legroom. The show was fantastic however spoilt in part by the constant inconvenient and lack of consideration of other concert goers. I wonder why the bar serves constantly throughout the performance. It...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 21 November 2018

Experience of watching the performance on stage ruined by so many members of audience going to bar constantly during entire show to get more drinks and then needing to visit the toilets frequently. Felt like a pub with performance incidental. Drink spilt on floor and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sandra R
Reviewed 18 November 2018

Prices at this venue are disgusting people pay enough money for tickets without getting ripped off at the bar

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank hanna479
Reviewed 16 November 2018 via mobile

Four of us were at the Usher Hall to see the A Capella singers- Forth Valley Chorus. It is a lovely theatre with a large stalls area, circle and grand circle. There are more female toilet cubicles than I have seen in other theatres so...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Linda M
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11 March 2018|
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Response from Des T | Reviewed this property |
I went to see alterbridge, and I could not fault it, viewing was great, and sound was 1st class.
Marion R
3 January 2018|
Response from Mrsvineberg | Reviewed this property |
They have a lift I walk with sticks and was on the 1st tier staff were fantastic helping too holding doors open