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

Gershwin’s ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ and Bernstein’s ‘Songfest’ with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Gershwin’s ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ and Bernstein’s ‘Songfest’ with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

23rd September 2018
The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra celebrate American music at its most life-affirming with Gershwin and Bernstein at the Usher Hall on September 23rd!
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.
Strictly A Cappella

Strictly A Cappella

6th October 2018
The UK and Scotland’s top a cappella chorus are ready to take the stage at the Usher Hall in their hometown of Edinburgh on October 6th. Don't miss an awesome show for all the family!
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!
Debussy’s ‘La Mer’ with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Debussy’s ‘La Mer’ with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

25th November 2018
Debussy’s La Mer is surely the most poetic seascape ever painted for an orchestra. Hear it with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra at the Usher Hall on November 25th!
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 - CANCELLED

Chas and Dave - All Seasons Live 2018 - CANCELLED

16th December 2018
***Please note this show has unfortunately been cancelled***
Carols By Candlelight

Carols By Candlelight

19th December 2018
Enjoy an exquisite concert of carols and seasonal classics staged in full 18th Century costume at the Usher Hall on 19th December.
Glenn Miller Orchestra

Glenn Miller Orchestra

29th December 2018
Swing back in time with the Glenn Miller Orchestra and special guests The Polka Dot Dolls at Usher Hall 29th December.
The Johann Strauss Gala

The Johann Strauss Gala

11th January 2019
Raymond Gubbay in association with the Usher Hall present The Johann Strauss Gala on 11th January.
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.
Golden Girls

Golden Girls

26th January 2019
Three of the UK’s national treasures, Maria Friedman, Lesley Garrett CBE and Bonnie Langford, have joined forces for the very first time to record a brand new album and hit the road for a UK Tour.
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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