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Usher Hall

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Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH1 2EA, Scotland
+44 131 228 1155
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A great venue

First time at The Usher Hall at the weekend to see Nathaniel Rateliffe and The Nightsweats. As... read more

Reviewed today
willow731
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Inverness, United Kingdom
Not bad

Was here to see Nathaniel Rateliff who was brilliant. The problem was the standing only area meant... read more

Reviewed yesterday
jkennyd
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Alloa, 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
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
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“grand circle” (16 reviews)
“sound quality” (11 reviews)
“concert venue” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:30
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Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH1 2EA, Scotland
West End
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+44 131 228 1155
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"grand circle"
in 16 reviews
"sound quality"
in 11 reviews
"concert venue"
in 10 reviews
"great acoustics"
in 9 reviews
"box office"
in 9 reviews
"great sound"
in 6 reviews
"plenty of leg room"
in 6 reviews
"philharmonic orchestra"
in 5 reviews
"support act"
in 4 reviews
"stall seats"
in 4 reviews
"standing area"
in 3 reviews
"john carpenter"
in 3 reviews
"great view of stage"
in 3 reviews
"interval drinks"
in 3 reviews
"city centre location"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful theatre"
in 4 reviews
"edinburgh festival"
in 8 reviews
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Reviewed today

First time at The Usher Hall at the weekend to see Nathaniel Rateliffe and The Nightsweats. As usual, would have enjoyed the band no matter where they played but The Usher Hall was amazing. Lovely venue. We were in The Grand Circle and plenty of...More

Thank willow731
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Reviewed yesterday

Was here to see Nathaniel Rateliff who was brilliant. The problem was the standing only area meant you couldn't see the band. Or hear them very well. The venue itself is well run and efficient.

Thank jkennyd
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wow! I’ve been to the Usher Hall before but not for anyone like Nathaniel. What a night. I never thought a classical music venue would be so good for rock. Slipping floor making visibility good and the crowd wee rocking at the end floor and...More

Thank Findlay R
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Went to see Nathaniel Rateliff last night. Our seats were in the upper circle. Very poor visibility......on the edge of our seats all night to try and view him and the band. The sound was horrendous. I havent been here before so dont know if...More

Thank Claire M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently visited Usher Hall for the first time to see Bastille Re Orchestrated. What a fantastic venue. Old but modern and the staff from door staff to barstaff were a credit to the place. The concert itself was fantastic and we shall be returning...More

Thank CpnOO
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited the Usher hall on numerous occasions to hear the music of John Williams done by the RSNO. Every time I've been to listen to them they have mesmerised me with how amazing the music actually is. The venue itself has very comfy...More

Thank Robin_MP23
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We attended the Belle and Sebastian gig, on 24.3.18. A really lovely venue. Good service from staff on arrival, bags searched and we were tagged on entrance. We had a drink in the bar before the gig started, reasonably priced, which was surprising as you...More

Thank Aconite9371
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely building! Me and partner went to see Belle and Sebastian. Great night. Service was good. Drink a bit pricey.

Thank Ruby F
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Came here with friends for the colours classical event.. which was superb as the acoustics of the venue were excellent.. we really enjoyed the night! Bar service was terrible! Not enough staff, serving slow and not serving in order at the bar. It led to...More

Thank carlislelass33
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

I was at the Usher Hall last night to see Seal in concert. This hall has been beautifully refurbished. The staff were very helpful and the show was fantastic with great sound It's a little time since I've been to a show there but it...More

1  Thank Karl J
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fabsies
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.
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Marion R
3 January 2018|
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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
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