The Caves Edinburgh

The Caves Edinburgh

About The Caves Edinburgh

8 - 12 Niddry Street South, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 1NS
The Caves Edinburgh Website
Follow CavesEdinburgh on Twitter
Facebook information can be found here

The Caves is a truly unique venue that makes up the sub-structure of the 18th Century South Bridge. There is no venue more Edinburgh than the Caves, or more Scottish, if you consider there was once so much Whisky stored here that it became known as "Whisky Row".

Every room has a story to tell and a special place in Scottish history -from vaults that served as the stables to the French Cavalry who were at one time body guards to the Royal Family, to remains of the houses that pre-date the Bridge itself - with the original terracotta floor tiles still intact!

Today, after over 100 years of being lost, the hidden vaults were rediscovered and the original stone vaults of the Old Town Edinburgh have been magnificently restored by the current Managing Director, Norman Rowan junior.

With great regard for preserving the authenticity and history of this venue, for many years they have painstakingly excavated these vaults which is a UNESCO World Heritage site, thus creating this spectacular and very unique venue...

Upcoming Events at The Caves Edinburgh

CAVE WAVE: Scaler, PVA, Eyes of Others, EBBB, Pearling

31st March 2024

Now Wave and Edinburgh Psych Festival Presents CAVE WAVE at The Caves Edinburgh on Sunday 31st March!


Boston Manor

7th April 2024

Boston Manor will be playing some intimate shows in April with support from Oversize. Catch them at The Caves Edinburgh on Sunday 7th April!


John Smith

13th April 2024

Singer songwriter John Smith has played to audiences all over the world during his eighteen years as a full-time independent touring musician and plays The Caves Edinburgh on 13th April.


Paris Paloma

2nd May 2024

Singer-songwriter Paris Paloma will be performing in Edinburgh on Thursday 2nd May 2024 at the Caves as part of her 'my mind (now) tour' tour!


Willy Mason

7th May 2024

American singer-songwriter Willy Mason brings is UK tour to The Caves Edinburgh on Tuesday 07 May.



8th May 2024

Don't miss Corella, the hotly tipped quartet from Manchester, when they play The Caves Edinburgh on Wednesday 8th May!


Demob Happy

9th May 2024

English alternative rock band Demob Happy play The Caves Edinburgh on Thursday 9th May!


Darren Kiely

27th May 2024

Darren Kiely brings his folk-infused pop sound to The Caves Edinburgh on Monday 27th May!


Love (Ft. Johnny Echols)

25th July 2024

LOVE with Johnny Echols sees Arthur Lee’s longest serving band return to the UK in 2024 with a date at The Caves Edinburgh on 25th July!


Hometown Glory: The Ultimate Adele Tribute

6th October 2024

Hometown Glory: The Ultimate Adele Tribute is coming to The Caves, Edinburgh on Sunday 6th October!


Aynsley Lister

15th December 2024

Aynsley Lister, billed as one of the most exciting contemporary Blues guitarists around today, returns to The Caves Edinburgh on Sunday 15th December!


More Live Music Venues in Edinburgh

Malt & Hops

45 The Shore, Leith EH6 6QU

Dating from 1749, this mellow local with roaring fire offers real ales, whiskies and pub lunches.


Howden Park Centre

Howden Park Centre Howden, Livingston EH54 6AE

West Lothian's most exciting venue for arts, music, theatre, comedy, dance, exhibitions, classes and food.


The Biscuit Factory

4 - 6 Anderson Place, Leith EH6 5NP

The Biscuit Factory is an arts & fashion hub housed in the former Crawford’s biscuit factory in Anderson Place, just off Bonnington Road.


Leith Arches

6 Manderston Street, Leith EH6 8LY

Welcome to Leith Arches - your community hub for events, parties, food and drink!


Leith Dockers Club

17-17A Academy Street , Leith EH6 7EE

Leith Dockers Social Club or “The Dockers” as it’s fondly known to the locals, is a busy social club in the heart of Leith.


O2 Academy Edinburgh

10 New Market Rd, Edinburgh West EH14 1RJ

The O2 Academy Edinburgh, formerly Edinburgh Corn Exchange, is one of the city's largest standing, multi-purpose, award-winning venues with a reputation for live music!



207 Cowgate, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 1JQ

Located in the heart of the Old Town, next to the vibrant Grassmarket area we are a 900-capacity live music venue.


Soderberg Pavilion

1 Lister Square, Edinburgh South EH3 9GL

Söderberg Pavilion is our flagship site, situated in the heart of the Quartermile, right beneath our bakery.


The Strawberry Barn

The Strawberry Barn Thistly Cross Roundabout, Dunbar EH42 1S

The Stawberry Barn is a unique Venue, Café, Farm Shop and Fruit Farm located in the Heart of East Lothian.


Subway Cowgate

69 Cowgate, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 1JW

Slap bang in the heart of the Cowgate this is the official party stop. All killer no filler every night with drinks prices that you’ll find hard to believe.


Whistle Binkies Edinburgh

4 - 6 South Bridge , Edinburgh Old Town EH1 1LL

Welcome to Whistle Binkies, Edinburgh with live music 7 nights a week.


Purple Orange Arts Venue

7B Bathgate Union Road , Bathgate EH48 INS

Purple Orange Arts Venue is the coolest little venue around, showcasing new talent from across Scotland.

All Live Music Venues listings in Edinburgh

Sponsored Links

Sponsored Links

Popular Events

The multi award-winning cultural phenomenon 'Hamilton' is touring the UK for the very first time and is coming to the Festival Theatre for a 9 week season from 28th February 2024!
A Play, A Pie and A Pint
A popular feature of the Traverse programme, A Play, A Pie and A Pint, Òran Mór returns for 2024.
Eat Out Edinburgh
Eat Out Edinburgh 2024 is a celebration of Edinburgh city centre’s fantastic bars and restaurants, this year taking place throughout the whole month of March due to popular demand!
The Go! Team
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut album 'Thunder, Lightning, Strike' The Go! Team bring their tour to The Queens Hall Edinburgh on 26th September!
International Women’s Day - Daring Women of Edinburgh Special Walking Tours
Come to celebrate daring women in our history on this special walking tour! Let's join together on International Women's Day on March 8th and the following day March 9th.

Popular Listings

Corn Exchange Haddington Edinburgh Playhouse Festival Theatre Edinburgh Howden Park Centre Livingston Kings Theatre Edinburgh National Museum of Scotland O2 Academy Edinburgh The Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh Traverse Theatre Usher Hall