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Usher Hall Lothian Road, Edinburgh West EH1 2EA
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box office is open Monday to Saturday 10.00am-5.30pm
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About Usher Hall

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

Edinburgh International Festival: The Opening Concert

Edinburgh International Festival: The Opening Concert

05 August 2017
Come along to the opening concert of the Edinburgh International Festival at the Usher Hall on 5th August!
Edinburgh International Festival: Die Walküre

Edinburgh International Festival: Die Walküre

06 August 2017
Die Walküre tells a profoundly human story of mankind’s emotions, frailties and dramas.
Edinburgh International Festival:  BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Edinburgh International Festival: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

08 August 2017
The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra launches its three 2017 Festival concerts with a rich programme high on contrasts.
Edinburgh International Festival:  Bryn Terfel & Malcolm Martineau

Edinburgh International Festival: Bryn Terfel & Malcolm Martineau

09 August 2017
Superstar of the opera and concert stage, Bryn Terfel joins with pianist Malcolm Martineau in this concert.
Edinburgh International Festival:  Elgar’s King Olaf

Edinburgh International Festival: Elgar’s King Olaf

11 August 2017
Sir Andrew Davis conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra in Elgar’s tale of vengeful gods, warring Vikings & doomed love.
Edinburgh International Festival:  Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

Edinburgh International Festival: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

12 August 2017
Visionary British pianist Paul Lewis joins the orchestra conducted by Edward Gardner for Grieg’s Piano Concerto.
Edinburgh International Festival:  Peter Grimes

Edinburgh International Festival: Peter Grimes

13 August 2017
Benjamin Britten’s immensely powerful work is the defining British opera of the 20th century.
Edinburgh International Festival:  L’Orfeo

Edinburgh International Festival: L’Orfeo

14 August 2017
Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts the first of Monteverdi’s three exquisitely expressive surviving operas.
Edinburgh International Festival:  Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria

Edinburgh International Festival: Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria

15 August 2017
Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts the second of Monteverdi’s three exquisitely expressive surviving operas.
Edinburgh International Festival:  Anoushka Shankar

Edinburgh International Festival: Anoushka Shankar

16 August 2017
Join Anoushka Shankar for an evening of her deeply expressive music at the Usher Hall on 16th August.
Edinburgh International Festival:  L’incoronazione di Poppea

Edinburgh International Festival: L’incoronazione di Poppea

17 August 2017
Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts the third of Monteverdi’s three exquisitely expressive surviving operas.
Edinburgh International Festival:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Edinburgh International Festival: Scottish Chamber Orchestra

18 August 2017
Canadian Marc-André Hamelin joins the Scottish Chamber Orchestra at Usher Hall on 18th August.
Edinburgh International Festival:  Festival Firsts

Edinburgh International Festival: Festival Firsts

19 August 2017
Sir James MacMillan conducts three masterpieces of 20th-century music to celebrate the Festival's 70th anniversary.
Edinburgh International Festival:  La Damnation de Faust

Edinburgh International Festival: La Damnation de Faust

20 August 2017
Listen to La Damnation de Faust, a spectacular choral extravaganza at Usher Hall on 20th August!
Edinburgh International Festival:  Mitsuko Uchida in Recital

Edinburgh International Festival: Mitsuko Uchida in Recital

21 August 2017
Mitsuko Uchida brings a passionate programme for her 2017 solo recital.
Edinburgh International Festival: Verdi’s Requiem

Edinburgh International Festival: Verdi’s Requiem

22 August 2017
Verdi’s Requiem - A choral blockbuster of staggering power, bringing the drama of the opera house to the concert hall.
Edinburgh International Festival:  Mariinsky & RSNO

Edinburgh International Festival: Mariinsky & RSNO

23 August 2017
Only at the International Festival could you experience two of the world’s finest orchestras in a single concert.
Edinburgh International Festival:  Joshua Bell plays Bruch

Edinburgh International Festival: Joshua Bell plays Bruch

24 August 2017
Joshua Bell fronts the Academy as both soloist and director in two bracing musical visions.
Edinburgh International Festival:  Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Edinburgh International Festival: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

25 August 2017
Two muscular celebrations of America launch a powerful programme featuring works of Bernstein, Copland and Brahms.
Edinburgh International Festival:  Filarmonica della Scala 1

Edinburgh International Festival: Filarmonica della Scala 1

26 August 2017
Riccardo Chailly conducts the Filarmonica della Scala in the first of two concerts.
Edinburgh International Festival:  70th Anniversary Celebration Concert

Edinburgh International Festival: 70th Anniversary Celebration Concert

27 August 2017
The 2017 International Festival’s Usher Hall concerts come to a resplendent conclusion in a very special concert.
Edinburgh International Festival:  Filarmonica della Scala 2

Edinburgh International Festival: Filarmonica della Scala 2

27 August 2017
Riccardo Chailly conducts the Filarmonica della Scala in the second of two concerts.
An Evening With David Sedaris

An Evening With David Sedaris

09 September 2017
Kilimanjaro in association with Show and Tell presents: An Evening with David Sedaris at the Usher Hall 9th September.
Texas

Texas

23 September 2017
DF Concerts present: TEXAS plus support at the Usher Hall on 23rd September.
La La Land In Concert

La La Land In Concert

27 September 2017
This is your chance to see La La Land like never before – with by a 60-piece live orchestra at the Usher Hall.
The Pretenders

The Pretenders

03 October 2017
The Pretenders are touring the UK and will be playing at The Usher Hall on 3rd October.
Placebo

Placebo

07 October 2017
Catch Placebo at the Usher Hall on 7th October as part of their 2017 tour.
Father John Misty

Father John Misty

01 November 2017
The Usher Hall is delighted to welcome Father John Misty, as part of his 2017 UK tour on 1st November!
Queens Of The Stone Age

Queens Of The Stone Age

23 November 2017
Catch US rock icons Queens of the Stone Age live at the Usher Hall as part of their 'Villains' tour on 23rd November.
Remembering Fred

Remembering Fred

05 May 2018
Strictly Come Dancing stars, Aljaz and Janette bring their ‘Remembering Fred’ tour to the Usher Hall in 2018.