Assembly Rooms

The Assembly Rooms are one of Edinburgh City Centre's largest and most impressive multi-purpose unique event spaces, perfect for any occasion from conferences, dinners and performances to exhibitions!

Assembly Rooms

About Assembly Rooms

54 George Street, Edinburgh New Town EH2 2LR
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Timeless elegance and beauty combine with everything you would expect from the most modern of venues: enormous crystal chandeliers, gleaming gold leaf and giant gilt mirrors reflect the history and tradition of the building, while the very latest technology has been discreetly incorporated following an extensive restoration.

For more than two centuries Assembly Rooms has been at the very heart of the capital and touched the lives of almost all of its residents. It has hosted both monarchy and celebrity royalty, played its part in two world wars and celebrated artistic excellence.

Following a major redevelopment completed in 2012, this important Georgian venue has been transformed into spaces fit for contemporary use, but with their architectural significance preserved and enhanced. Restored to their former glory, our Ballroom, Music Hall, Drawing Rooms and Crush Hall are providing elegant backdrops for formal and informal occasions, day and night.

The spectacular rooms provide versatile spaces for all occasions catering for events from 10 to 1000. The Music Hall and Ballroom are the largest and most stunning spaces with a further nine rooms catering from 10 boardroom style up to receptions for 120.

Assembly Rooms Edinburgh is THE place for inspirational and charismatic events of all types, always guaranteeing the most memorable occasions in this simply breathtaking venue

Upcoming Events at Assembly Rooms

3D2D Assembly Rooms Christmas Fair

2nd December 2023 - 3rd December 2023

3D2D Events are delighted to be able to once again bring to the Assembly Rooms our spectacular Christmas Art, Craft and Design Fair.


Christmas by Candlelight

16th December 2023

‘It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas’, so join us at the Assembly Rooms for this magical evening of best loved festive hits performed live by Candlelight.


Bublé Christmas by Candlelight

17th December 2023

Featuring a live Big Band and the UK’s number one Michael Bublé tribute act, join us for an unforgettable evening of Christmas hits made famous by the one and only Michael Bublé!



29th December 2023

Ho-Ho-Hogmanay presents a side-splitting night of live stand-up comedy from the very best acts on the comedy circuit.


Night Afore Hoolie

30th December 2023

For this special Edinburgh’s Hogmanay show, Blue Rose Code will be joined on-stage by some very special guest collaborators.


Bairns New Year Revels – Massaoke

30th December 2023

Don't miss a family-friendly edition from festival favourites Massaoke providing a live band sing-a-long soundtrack of kids favourite party tunes.


New Year Revels

31st December 2023

Edinburgh’s premier indoor Hogmanay party, will see revellers birlin’ through the bells courtesy of the finest ceilidh bands, live DJs, and festival favourites Massaoke!


Into The Groove

18th January 2024

Join us for an incredible night, as we cherish the love and celebrate the incredible career of the best-selling female artist of all time. Madonna!


The Luxury Scottish Wedding Show

21st January 2024

The Luxury Scottish Wedding Show is delighted to be taking over one of Edinburgh city centre's largest and most impressive venues - The Assembly Rooms - on Sunday 21st January.


Callum Easter TV Special

25th January 2024

The Callum Easter TV Special presents an evening of spectacular music and performance, as Callum Easter & The Roulettes are joined by a selection of very special guests!


Anna Meredith plus very special guests

27th January 2024

Catch genre-crossing composer and producer Anna Meredith plus some very special guests at the Assembly Rooms on 27th January as part of Burns&Beyond!


Nadine Shah

28th January 2024

Burns&Beyond is proud to present one of the most important voices in UK contemporary music, with Mercury Prize nominee Nadine Shah.


Radio Ga Ga

5th February 2024

Be part of a night like no other as we bring you the concert you’ve been dreaming of! The ultimate celebration of the biggest band to have ever graced the stage – Queen.


SCO 23-24: The Great Grumpy Gaboon

10th February 2024

Join the Grumpy Gaboon and friends on this brand-new musical adventure as together they discover the importance of friendship and forgiveness!


An Audience With Lorraine Kelly - CANCELLED

11th February 2024

Spend an evening with Lorraine Kelly, one of the nation’s most loved faces on TV, as she celebrates the publication of her captivating debut novel The Island Swimmer!


Reverend Richard Coles: Borderline National Trinket

3rd March 2024

Richard Coles will take to the stage early next year as part of his first ever national tour with a date at the Assembly Rooms!


An Evening of Burlesque

5th March 2024

An Evening of Burlesque is back in town with a dazzling new production, don't miss it at the Assembly Rooms on 5th March!


Say She She

11th March 2024

Named as a silent nod to Nile Rodgers’ Chic! Say She She will transport you with their dreamy harmonies, catchy hooks and up tempo grooves at The Caves Edinburgh on Monday 11 March!


An Audience with Elizabeth Day - Confessions of a Friendaholic

22nd March 2024

Don't miss an unforgettable evening of intimate, enlightening, and important conversation with bestselling author, broadcaster and host of the hit podcast How To Fail, Elizabeth Day!


Thank You For The Music

6th April 2024

This international smash-hit tribute show brings all ABBA’s number one hits to the stage in a production like no other.


Scottish Vegan Festival

7th April 2024

The Scottish Vegan Festival is back on Sunday 7th April 2024 at the Assembly Rooms Edinburgh in aid of Farplace Animal Rescue!


Brian Bilston & Henry Normal

9th April 2024

Brian Bilston and Henry Normal appear together for the first time in a show which one critic has described as 'two people reading some poems'!


Magic Men Australia

12th April 2024

The Magic Men Australia are finally coming your way. So, grab your girls and enjoy an epic night out at Assembly Rooms on 12th April!



13th April 2024

Multi-platinum selling artist Lemar brings his highly anticipated “Closer Tour" to the Assembly Rooms on Saturday 13th April!


Barenaked Ladies

15th April 2024

Known for their tremendous hits and incredible live shows, don't miss the Barenaked Ladies live at Edinburgh's Assembly Rooms on Monday 15th April!


G4 20th Anniversary

15th May 2024

The UK’s No.1 vocal harmony group and original X-Factor stars celebrate a double decade in the limelight with a spectacular anniversary show at the Assembly Rooms on 15th May!


Edinburgh Uncorked Wine Fair

1st June 2024

Edinburgh Uncorked Wine Fair returns to Edinburgh on Saturday 1st June with one of the UK’s much loved wine personalities Susy Atkins!


80s Live!

23rd June 2024

You've made it through the wilderness, somehow, you've made it through and now we're never gonna give you up. Get ready as the biggest 80s party show to tour the UK comes to the Assembly Rooms!


Gin & Rum Festival

12th October 2024

The UK’s largest touring Gin & Rum Festival returns to Edinburgh's Assembly Rooms on 12th October!


Stuart Michael - Psychic Medium

26th October 2024

Direct from London’s West End – enjoy a thrilling and intriguing night of psychic mediumship from Stuart Michael!


Gary Meikle: No Refunds

9th November 2024

Scottish Comedy Award winner and viral sensation Gary Meikle will bring his No Refunds tour to the Assembly Roxy on 9th November 2024!


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