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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

McEwan Hall Teviot Place, Edinburgh South EH8 9AG
01316501000
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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

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Edinbrick is back for 2024 at a new venue! Edinburgh's biggest LEGO Model Show, will be held on the weekend of the 20th and 21st of April at McEwan Hall.

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