Usher Hall

Usher Hall

About Usher Hall

Usher Hall Lothian Road, Edinburgh West EH1 2EA
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Since 1896, when Andrew Usher made his historic gift of �100,000 to the City of Edinburgh to found a concert hall, the Usher Hall has become one of the most outstanding concert halls in the world. The Usher Hall is the city's key venue for visiting national and international orchestras and has been the main venue for the Edinburgh International Festival since 1947.

Our beautiful Beaux Arts concert hall was completed in 1914 and remains one of Edinburgh 's architectural gems. The much praised acoustics make it one of the best concert halls in Europe with many of the world's finest musicians performing here.

Today the Usher Hall is a centre of excellence embracing the widest range of music and events, including rock, pop, jazz, world, blues, comedy, talks, school concerts, conferences, sponsorship events, ceremonies, lectures and recording sessions.

Upcoming Events at Usher Hall

Sir Ranulph Fiennes – Living Dangerously

Sir Ranulph Fiennes – Living Dangerously

27th July 2018
Hear Sir Ranulph Fiennes talk about his life, from his early years to the present day, at the Usher Hall on 27th July.
Edinburgh International Festival: The Opening Concert

Edinburgh International Festival: The Opening Concert

4th August 2018
Celebrate the launch of the 2018 International Festival at the Usher Hall on 4th August with Josef Haydn’s explosive oratorio The Creation.
Edinburgh International Festival:  NYO - USA Jazz

Edinburgh International Festival: NYO - USA Jazz

5th August 2018
Listen to Carnegie Hall's National Youth Jazz Orchestra perform a varied programme that celebrates the big band sound at the Usher Hall on 5th August.
Edinburgh International Festival:  National Youth Choir of Scotland

Edinburgh International Festival: National Youth Choir of Scotland

5th August 2018
Christopher Bell directs the National Youth Choir of Scotland in four sumptuous works at The Usher Hall on 5th August.
Edinburgh International Festival:   YOA Orchestra of the Americas

Edinburgh International Festival: YOA Orchestra of the Americas

7th August 2018
Having tour the world to enormous acclaim, the YOA Orchestra of the Americas comes to the Usher Hall on 7th August.
Edinburgh International Festival:  Siegfried

Edinburgh International Festival: Siegfried

8th August 2018
A star-studded cast, backed by Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé orchestra, provide the third instalment of Wagner’s monumental Ring Cycle in this concert performance.
Edinburgh International Festival:  Vaughan Williams’s A Sea Symphony

Edinburgh International Festival: Vaughan Williams’s A Sea Symphony

9th August 2018
Martyn Brabbins, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Edinburgh Festival Chorus join forces to celebrate the 90th birthday of Scottish composer Thea Musgrave.
Edinburgh International Festival:  National Youth Orchestra of Scotland

Edinburgh International Festival: National Youth Orchestra of Scotland

9th August 2018
Paul Daniel conducts the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland in works by French and Scottish composers, ending in Debussy’s transcendent La mer.
Edinburgh International Festival:  London Symphony Orchestra 1

Edinburgh International Festival: London Symphony Orchestra 1

10th August 2018
In the first of two concerts, Sir Simon Rattle and the LSO are joined by legendary pianist Krystian Zimerman for Bernstein’s Second Symphony.
Edinburgh International Festival:  London Symphony Orchestra 2

Edinburgh International Festival: London Symphony Orchestra 2

11th August 2018
In the second of their two-concert series, the LSO and Sir Simon Rattle perform Mahler’s gargantuan Ninth Symphony – the composer’s struggle with the meaning of life.
Edinburgh International Festival:  Handel’s Samson

Edinburgh International Festival: Handel’s Samson

13th August 2018
Join the Dunedin Consort and John Butt, Scotland’s finest period-instrument ensemble, as they bring Handel’s powerful oratorio to life.
Edinburgh International Festival:  National Youth Orchestra of Canada

Edinburgh International Festival: National Youth Orchestra of Canada

14th August 2018
Listen to The National Youth Orchestra of Canada, conducted by Jonathan Darlington, at the Usher Hall on 14th August!
Edinburgh International Festival:  Hansel & Gretel

Edinburgh International Festival: Hansel & Gretel

15th August 2018
A stunning international cast tell this bewitching fairy tale in a concert performance of Engelbert Humperdinck's opera.
Edinburgh International Festival:  Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

Edinburgh International Festival: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

16th August 2018
Vasily Petrenko and the Oslo Philharmonic return to the International Festival with a vibrant programme of Richard Strauss and Prokofiev.
Edinburgh International Festival:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Edinburgh International Festival: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

17th August 2018
The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra performs heady works from Stravinsky, Ravel and Debussy, conducted by Ludovic Morlot.
Edinburgh International Festival:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra 1

Edinburgh International Festival: Scottish Chamber Orchestra 1

18th August 2018
One of Scotland’s best-loved ensembles performs the cycle of Brahms’ symphonies over two nights. In this concert he performs his first and third symphonies.
Edinburgh International Festival:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra 2

Edinburgh International Festival: Scottish Chamber Orchestra 2

19th August 2018
In the second of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s Brahms cycle, Robin Ticciati conducts the second and fourth symphonies.
Edinburgh International Festival:  Colburn Orchestra

Edinburgh International Festival: Colburn Orchestra

20th August 2018
Colburn Orchestra, an American youth ensemble, perform music by Salonen and Rachmaninov and joining them is violinist Simone Porter for Barber’s Violin Concerto.
Edinburgh International Festival:  Dvořak’s Requiem

Edinburgh International Festival: Dvořak’s Requiem

21st August 2018
Emerging young conductor Jakub Hrůša is joined by four soloists and Edinburgh Festival Chorus in one of classical music’s greatest choral epics 'Dvořak’s Requiem'.
Edinburgh International Festival:  Des canyons aux etoiles

Edinburgh International Festival: Des canyons aux etoiles

22nd August 2018
Matthias Pintscher and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra perform with Pierre-Laurent Aimard Des canyons aux etoiles by Messiaen.
Edinburgh International Festival:  Eurovision Young Musicians 2018: Competition Final

Edinburgh International Festival: Eurovision Young Musicians 2018: Competition Final

23rd August 2018
Experience the classical music stars of tomorrow at the Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 Competition Final held in the Usher Hall.
Edinburgh International Festival:  Baltimore Symphony Orchestra 1

Edinburgh International Festival: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra 1

24th August 2018
Celebrated conductor Marin Alsop directs a programme of Stravinsky, Schumann and Gershwin’s Piano Concerto.
Edinburgh International Festival:  Baltimore Symphony Orchestra 2

Edinburgh International Festival: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra 2

25th August 2018
Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra are joined by Nicola Benedetti to celebrate Leonard Bernstein on the centenary of his birth.
Edinburgh International Festival: Mahler’s Eighth Symphony - SOLD OUT

Edinburgh International Festival: Mahler’s Eighth Symphony - SOLD OUT

26th August 2018
Daniel Harding and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra join with the NYCoS Girls Choir and Edinburgh Festival Chorus to perform Mahler’s immense masterpiece.
Jurassic Park In Concert

Jurassic Park In Concert

15th September 2018
Celebrate one of the biggest movie franchises of all time with Jurassic Park In Concert at the Usher Hall on 15th September!
SCO:  Beethoven Violin Concerto

SCO: Beethoven Violin Concerto

27th September 2018
What a way to open a Season! A melting pot of musical, artistic and creative wealth delivered by Conductor Enrique Mazzola.
Joan Armatrading

Joan Armatrading

28th September 2018
Get ready for an evening with Joan Armatrading as she brings her solo tour to the Usher Hall on 28th September.
The Musical Box: A Genesis Extravaganza

The Musical Box: A Genesis Extravaganza

7th October 2018
The Musical Box indulges for the 1st time in its 25 year existence in an intense trip into the world of early Genesis.
SCO: Haydn The Season with SCO Chorus

SCO: Haydn The Season with SCO Chorus

11th October 2018
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra presents Haydn The Season with SCO Chorus at the Usher Hall on 11th October.
Caro Emerald

Caro Emerald

13th October 2018
DF Concerts present Caro Emerald, with her exceptional vocals, at the Usher Hall on Saturday 13th October.
Tom Odell

Tom Odell

18th October 2018
Catch Tom Odell when he plays the Usher Hall on Thursday 18th October as part of his autumn UK & European tour.
The Robert Cray Band

The Robert Cray Band

20th October 2018
Legendary guitarist and singer-songwriter Robert Cray returns to the UK in Autumn 2018 and stops at the Usher Hall on 20th October.
Jack White

Jack White

21st October 2018
Following the release of his latest studio album Boarding House Reach Jack White returns to the Usher Hall in October!
First Aid Kit - The Rebel Heart Tour

First Aid Kit - The Rebel Heart Tour

26th October 2018
Swedish folk duo 'First Aid Kit' bring their Rebel Heart tour to the Usher Hall on Friday 26th October.
Roger Taylor’s Queen Extravaganza UK Tour 2018

Roger Taylor’s Queen Extravaganza UK Tour 2018

30th October 2018
Hear Queen’s greatest hits performed live when Roger Taylor’s Queen Extravaganza returns to the UK, including a date at the Usher Hall.
Bridget Jones’s Diary In Concert - Film with Live Orchestra

Bridget Jones’s Diary In Concert - Film with Live Orchestra

3rd November 2018
Perhaps the defining film of the turn of the millennium, Bridget Jones’s Diary, will be presented as never before with a full orchestra, at the Usher Hall on November 3rd!
Grayson Perry

Grayson Perry

8th November 2018 - 18th November 2018
Join us at the Usher Hall for an intelligent evening of laughs, discussion, insight and costume changes from the award winning Grayson Perry!
Simply Sinatra

Simply Sinatra

10th November 2018
A sensational evening of music, song and dance celebrating Ol’ Blue Eyes himself at the Usher Hall on 10th November.
The King Is Back - Ben Portsmouth is Elvis

The King Is Back - Ben Portsmouth is Elvis

17th November 2018
With stunning costumes and superb musicianship don't miss one of the best Elvis tributes performing today!
Bjorn Again

Bjorn Again

21st November 2018
Bjorn Again are heading back out across the UK with their 30th Anniversary tour! Catch them at the Usher Hall on Wednesday 21st November!
Christine and the Queens

Christine and the Queens

24th November 2018
After announcing her comeback with shows in LA, NYC, London and Paris, Christine and the Queens has announced an additional show at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh!
The Australian Pink Floyd

The Australian Pink Floyd

2nd December 2018
The critically acclaimed Australian Pink Floyd Show returns to the Usher Hall on 2nd December 2018.
The Osmonds’ Rock And Roll Christmas Spectacular

The Osmonds’ Rock And Roll Christmas Spectacular

7th December 2018
Synergy Concerts presents The Osmonds' Rock and Roll Christmas Spectacular at the Usher Hall on 7th December.
Love Actually with Live Orchestra

Love Actually with Live Orchestra

8th December 2018
Kick off the holiday season with a screening of festive favourite Love Actually complete with full orchestra!
The Bootleg Beatles

The Bootleg Beatles

15th December 2018
The world’s most famous Beatles Tribute band play the Usher Hall on 15th December in a not-to-be-missed show.
Chas and Dave - All Seasons Live 2018

Chas and Dave - All Seasons Live 2018

16th December 2018
Don’t miss these unique opportunities to catch Chas & Dave live at the Usher Hall on Sunday 16th December!
ELO Again

ELO Again

19th January 2019
Live cellos and the infamous blue violin make this show the best ELO tribute out there and certainly the most musically authentic.
Don Broco

Don Broco

7th February 2019
DF Concerts presents Don Broco plus very special guests Neck Deep and Issues at the Usher Hall on 7th February.
Mike and The Mechanics

Mike and The Mechanics

28th February 2019
Mike & The Mechanics bring their nationwide 'Looking Back Over My Shoulder Tour' to the Usher Hall, Edinburgh on Thursday 28th February!
SCO: Sibelius Symphonies 6 and 7

SCO: Sibelius Symphonies 6 and 7

14th March 2019
Two worlds collide thrillingly: Beethoven around 1800 and Sibelius, 120 years later, both close to Conductor Joseph Swensen’s heart.
Bowie Experience

Bowie Experience

29th March 2019
Bowie Experience is a breathtaking concert celebrating the music of the world’s greatest pop icon, David Bowie.
Benedetti Plays Mozart Violin Concertos No 3 and 5

Benedetti Plays Mozart Violin Concertos No 3 and 5

4th April 2019
Nicola Benedetti play-directs two Mozart Violin Concertos with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra at the Usher Hall on 4th April.
Stairway to Heaven: Led Zeppelin Masters

Stairway to Heaven: Led Zeppelin Masters

6th April 2019
Australia’s celebrated Led Zeppelin Masters return to the Usher Hall with their Stairway to Heaven tour.
Rumours of Fleetwood Mac 2019

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac 2019

30th April 2019
Rumours Of Fleetwood Mac, the world’s ultimate homage to Fleetwood Mac, come to Usher Hall with their 50th anniversary tour!
SCO: Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique

SCO: Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique

9th May 2019
Passion rules in the Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s Season Finale at the Usher Hall on Thursday 9th May!
The Johnny Cash Roadshow

The Johnny Cash Roadshow

16th May 2019
Singer/songwriter Clive John, with The Spirit Band, re-create with astounding accuracy and truly capture the essence of what it was like to be at a real Johnny Cash show!
Dr Hook starring Dennis Locorriere - 50th Anniversary Tour

Dr Hook starring Dennis Locorriere - 50th Anniversary Tour

9th November 2019
Beginning in 2019 Dr HOOK™ will be on the road again with a spectacular show that will cover their rich musical history and will play the Usher Hall on 9th November.

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