McEwan Hall

McEwan Hall is an iconic 19th century landmark in the heart of Edinburgh, perfect for a large conference or event.

Mcewan Hall

About McEwan Hall

NA Bristo Square, Edinburgh South EH8 9AL
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Seating up to 1,700 delegates in its tiered auditorium, the McEwan Hall is Edinburgh First's largest conference venue. Our other venues nearby - including Appleton Tower and David Hume Tower (DHT), located less than five minutes' walk away – can increase delegate numbers further by utilising their lecture theatres, breakout and catering spaces.

McEwan Hall boasts a Main Hall and full basement access, where there are six seminar rooms equipped with state-of-the-art audio visual equipment and accessible facilities.

The McEwan Hall was presented to the University in 1897 by William McEwan, not only as a ceremonial hall for graduations but also as a gift to the people of Edinburgh. This iconic Grade A listed building was designed by Sir Rowand Anderson, with lavish interiors by William Palin. The building was actually completed in 1894 but took another three years to complete the interior designs, the centrepiece being the 15 beautifully painted mural panels that make up the vast dome.

The hall was reopened in 2017 following a painstaking 3-year, multi-million pound refurbishment. This was meant to not only 'refresh' it's beautifully intricate painting and stonework; but also to expand the function of the hall to meet the modern ceremonial and commercial demands of the University of Edinburgh.

New spaces were created for conferences, exhibitions, events and education - particular highlights being access to the upper gallery to increase seating capacity and a new expansive basement space that can hold up to 578 people.

Upcoming Events at McEwan Hall

Colinton and Merchiston Choirs: Spring Concert

Colinton and Merchiston Choirs: Spring Concert

24th March 2019
Colinton & Merchiston Choir join with the Merchiston Castle School Choral Society for a varied programme of choral music in the magnificent, refurbished McEwan Hall on Sunday 24th March.
EUMS Chorus and Symphony Orchestra present: Mahler ‘Symphony No 2’

EUMS Chorus and Symphony Orchestra present: Mahler ‘Symphony No 2’

30th March 2019
Don't miss the EUMS Chorus and Symphony Orchestra as they join up to bring you Mahler's 2nd Symphony in McEwan Hall on Saturday 30th March!

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