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The Usher Hall is Edinburgh's key venue for visiting national and international orchestras and has been the main venue for the Edinburgh International Festival since 1947.

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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.

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

Garth Marenghi’s Incarcerat Book Tour

23rd February 2024

Following the massive success of his long-lost novel TERRORTOME, Sunday Times Bestseller & Archduke O'Darkdom, Garth Marenghi is back on the road with his latest masterpiece, INCARCERAT!

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Roald Dahl’s The Three Little Pigs

24th February 2024

Children’s Classic Concerts presents the phizz-whizzing orchestral performance, ‘Roald Dahl’s The Three Little Pigs’ at the Usher Hall on Saturday 24th February!

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Pretenders

25th February 2024

The Pretenders are excited to announce a headline theatre tour across the UK beginning 24th February with a date at the Usher Hall on the 25th!

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The Illegal Eagles

27th February 2024

The Illegal Eagles make a welcome return with a brand new production, promising more of their trademark musical prowess, acute attention to detail and incredible showmanship.

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Royal Scottish National Orchestra: The Music Of John Williams

1st March 2024

Join the Royal Scottish National Orchestra for a full-scale symphonic tribute to movie composer John Williams at the Usher Hall on 1st March!

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Scotland Sings Bacharach

3rd March 2024

Don't miss a stellar cast of some of Scotland’s greatest singers and finest musicians coming together to pay respect to a true giant of 20th century popular music!

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OMD

6th March 2024

Synth pioneers Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD) return to the Usher Hall on Wednesday 6th March as part of their Bauhaus Staircase tour!

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SCO 2023/24: The Four Seasons with Pekka Kuusisto

7th March 2024

Experience a fresh new perspective on Vivaldi's The Four Seasons in a personal interpretation from inspirational violinist Pekka Kuusisto and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra!

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Royal Scottish National Orchestra: La Mer

8th March 2024

The RSNO's Thomas Søndergård joins Scotland's international award-winning mezzo Catriona Morison to unleash floodtides of passion in an all-French evening inspired by the sea!

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The Stranglers

9th March 2024

Don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to celebrate one of the greatest bands in British music history, The Stranglers, when they bring their 50th anniversary tour to Edinburgh!

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Love Music Choirs: Truth Seekers

11th March 2024

Love Music Choirs return to the Usher Hall Edinburgh on Monday 11th March with Truth Seekers.

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The Musical Box 2024

14th March 2024

The Musical Box is a Quebec based band which for the last 30 years, had the sole mission of re-creating in all its glory the live experience of an early Genesis concert.

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St Mary’s Music School proudly presents: RSNO Showcase

15th March 2024

St Mary's Music School pupils will be performing a pre-concert Showcase prior to the RSNO's concert featuring Mendelssohn’s magical A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Usher Hall on 15th March!

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Royal Scottish National Orchestra: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

15th March 2024

Join the RSNO as they perform Mendelssohn's take on Shakespeare's magical A Midsummer Night's Dream at the usher Hall.

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RSNO Season 2023-24: St Mary’s Music School Showcase

15th March 2024

Join the RSNO at the Usher Hall on 15th March for an exciting concert showcasing some of Scotland's finest young musicians.

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Sing In The City with Hanley and the Baird

16th March 2024

Don't miss Sing In The City with Hanley and the Baird at the Usher Hall on Saturday 16th March!

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Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes

20th March 2024

Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes will be bringing their Catalan rumba, flamenco, and salsa party back to the UK in 2024, don't miss them live at the Usher Hall on Wednesday 20th March!

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SCO 2023/24: The Auld Alliance with Maxim, Karen Cargill and the SCO Chorus

21st March 2024

Come celebrate the age-old friendship between the peoples of Scotland and France in the company of Maxim Emelyanychev and superstar Scottish mezzo Karen Cargill!

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Royal Scottish National Orchestra: Nicola Benedetti Plays Simpson

22nd March 2024

Nicola Benedetti, the nation's favourite violinist, has something brand new to share: a luscious, flamboyant concerto written specially for her by Liverpudlian composer Mark Simpson!

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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Verdi’s Requiem

24th March 2024

Chief Conductor Ryan Wigglesworth has assembled the full Edinburgh Festival Chorus, the BBC SSO and a stellar team of solo singers – all ready to storm the ramparts of death itself.

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The Jesus and Mary Chain - 40 Years

27th March 2024

The Jesus and Mary Chain will mark their 40th year in 2024 a major European tour and play the Usher Hall Edinburgh on Wednesday 27th March!

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Dirty Dancing In Concert

28th March 2024

The timeless love story of Baby and Johnny will be brought to life in concert-form next year, as Dirty Dancing in Concert tours the UK. Catch it at the Usher Hall on 28th March!

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Underworld Live 2024

3rd April 2024 - 4th April 2024

Underworld are a true one-off and you can cathe them at the Usher Hall on 3rd & 4th April!

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The Billy Joel Songbook

6th April 2024

Elio Pace brings his sensational and critically-acclaimed show celebrating the phenomenal music of Billy Joel to the Usher Hall on Saturday 6th April!

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Paddington In Concert

12th April 2024

Enjoy watching the award-winning 2014 film Paddington on a giant HD screen, accompanied by the London Concert Orchestra at the Usher Hall on Friday 12th April!

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Kidz Bop Never Stop Live Tour

13th April 2024

Sing and dance along with the Kidz Bop Kids as they perform today's biggest hits, live on stage at the Usher Hall on Saturday 13th April!

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Giovanni: Let Me Entertain You

14th April 2024

Giovanni Pernice is back in 2024 with his brand new live tour 'Let Me Entertain You' which he'll bring to the Usher Hall on Sunday 14th April!

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Royal Scottish National Orchestra: The Planets

19th April 2024

The incredible John Wilson, the conductor whose own orchestra packs out the Proms, brings his special flair to the RSNO in an all-British programme with a difference!

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Charles Esten

20th April 2024

Multi-talented singer-songwriter and actor Charles Esten has announced he'll bring his new tour to the Usher Hall on Saturday 20th April!

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Samara Joy

23rd April 2024

Praised by the New York Times as the 'silky-voiced rising star' of jazz, GRAMMY Award-winning Samara Joy makes her Usher Hall debut on 23rd April.

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Blue

25th April 2024

Multi-million selling, BRIT Award winners Blue will embark on a Greatest Hits theatre tour in spring 2024 which will see them perform live at Edinburgh's Usher Hall on Thursday 25th April!

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Royal Scottish National Orchestra: Petrushka

26th April 2024

Stravinsky's Petrushka is the glittering climax to this truly supercharged concert from the RSNO at the Usher Hall!

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Mitski

27th April 2024 - 28th April 2024

Songwriter, musician and performer Mitski brings her 2024 tour to the Usher Hall on 27th & 28th April.

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Pink Martini

30th April 2024

Pink Martini, the genre-defying “little orchestra” from Portland, Oregon have announced a return to the UK in 2024 with a date at the Usher Hall on 30th April!

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SCO 2023/24: The Lark Ascending with Andrew Manze

2nd May 2024

Vaughan Williams’s captivating The LarkAscending is one of the country’s most cherished pieces, and violinist and conductor Andrew Manze is an authority on the composer’s music.

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RSNO & SNJO West Side Story

3rd May 2024

RSNO joins forces with pianist Makoto Ozone and the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra for West Side Story at the Usher Hall!

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Dionne Warwick

7th May 2024

Join Dionne Warwick on stage and in person while she takes you on an unforgettable journey through her fascinating life story and one of the most successful music careers of our times.

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SCO 2023/24: Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the SCO Chorus

9th May 2024

Maxim Emelyanychev brings the SCO’s 50th anniversary Season to a spectacular, choral conclusion with some of the grandest music created by one of the composers he loves the most: Felix Mendelssohn.

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Average White Band

11th May 2024

Scotland's very own legendary funk 'n soul band Average White Band will be touring Scotland for one last time in 2024, don't miss them live at Edinburgh's Usher Hall on Saturday 11th May!

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Wild Isles Live

16th May 2024

Don't miss an unforgettable evening of natural wonder on the big screen at the Usher Hall on 16th May!

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Royal Scottish National Orchestra: Rachmaninov Two

17th May 2024

Rising star Patrick Hahn joins the RSNO at the Usher Hall on Friday 17th May for Rachmaninov, Liszt and more!

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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Dvořák’s New World Symphony

19th May 2024

Expect freshness, fire – and a few surprises too – when Sanderling conducts Dvořák’s much-loved symphony 'from the New World'.

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Rumours of Fleetwood Mac 2024

21st May 2024

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac, the world’s finest tribute to Fleetwood Mac, comes to the Usher Hall on 21st May celebrating the very best of Fleetwood Mac!

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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

27th May 2024

Australian psychedelic rock gods 'King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard' are on a UK tour in May with a date at the Usher Hall on the 27th!

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Royal Scottish National Orchestra: Video Games Music In Concert

31st May 2024

Experience the full, thrilling sound of gaming, performed live by an 80-piece symphony orchestra when the RSNO bring Video Games Music In Concert to the Usher Hall!

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Richard Hawley

3rd June 2024

Sheffield singer-songwriter Richard Hawley will take his new 'Best Of' album on the road in 2024, with a date at the Usher Hall on 3rd June!

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Royal Scottish National Orchestra: Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No5

7th June 2024

Thomas Søndergård conducts while Simon Trpčeski plays the piano: and believe us, dazzling is an understatement!

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Beth Gibbons

11th June 2024

DF Concerts presents Portishead's Beth Gibbons plus special guests live at the Usher Hall on Tuesday 11th June!

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What’s Love Got To Do with It?

13th June 2024

After a fantastic sell out debut tour across the UK, Tina Turner fans will have the time of their lives as What’s Love Got To Do With It? is back for 2024!

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Royal Scottish National Orchestra: Berlioz Grande Messe

14th June 2024

Thomas Søndergård conducts Scotland's musical event of the year when the RSNO bring Berlioz's Grande Messe to the Usher Hall!

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Symphonic Queen

15th June 2024

Join the full force of the International Film Orchestra for an incredible evening of music by one of the most successful bands of all time – Queen!

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Phoenix Choir!

20th June 2024

This show at the Usher Hall will be the Phoenix Choir's biggest yet, and the first time combining all 4 choirs together!

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Callum Beattie

21st June 2024 - 22nd June 2024

Catch Edinburgh-born singer-songwriter Callum Beattie when he plays the Usher Hall in June!

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Shalamar

29th June 2024

Shalamar bring their 'Greatest Hits' Tour to the Usher Hall on Saturday 29th June along with special guest Gwen Dickey!

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Nils Frahm: Music For Edinburgh

9th July 2024

The Berlin-based pianist and composer makes a much-anticipated return to the live stage following 2017's hiatus, playing brand new material in an intimate set-up at the Usher Hall.

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An Evening with David Sedaris

10th July 2024

David Sedaris will take An Evening With David Sedaris across the UK and Ireland in summer 2024. Catch him live at the Usher Hall on Wednesday 10th July!

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National Youth Orchestra of Scotland Summer Concert

12th July 2024

The National Youth Orchestra of Scotland is the flagship classical ensemble. Don't miss their summer concert at the Usher Hall on Friday 12th July!

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The Ultimate Boyband Party Show

5th September 2024

Pop on your Kangol hat and cargo pants, dust off your glow sticks, and Get On Up for an evening you’ll never forget at The Ultimate Boyband Party Show in the Usher Hall!

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The Magic of Motown

7th September 2024

Get ready for the biggest Motown party of the year when The Magic of Motown returns to the stage at the Usher Hall!

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Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Mad, Bad and Dangerous

8th September 2024

Spend an evening in the company of the extraordinary Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE as he goes beyond his record-breaking achievements to explore the man behind the myth.

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John Bishop: Back At It

14th September 2024

Comedy superstar John Bishop is getting Back At It – doing what he does best - with a new UK stand-up tour for 2024 and brings it to the Usher Hall Edinburgh on 14th September!

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The The

25th September 2024

THE THE have announced four major UK headline concerts for September 2024 with a date at Edinburgh's Usher Hall on the 25th!

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Squeeze

9th October 2024

British music legends Squeeze have announced they will return to the Usher Hall on 9th October as part of their 50th Anniversary Tour!

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Dancing in the Streets

10th October 2024

Get ready for an unforgettable night reliving the iconic sound of Motown when Dancing in the Streets comes to the Usher Hall on Thursday 10th October!

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Come What May

17th October 2024

Come What May, the ultimate tribute to Moulin Rouge & other hit movie musicals, comes to the Usher Hall on Thursday 17th October!

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Dick and Angel: Forever Home (avec le nitty gritty)

22nd October 2024

Spend an entertaining evening with the stars of Channel 4 hit Escape to the Chateau, Dick and Angel Strawbridge, and experience the Chateau like never before!

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Jon Ronson’s Psychopath Night

23rd October 2024

Join Jon Ronson at the Usher Hall for an electrifying journey into the enigmatic world of psychopaths and the perplexing concept of normalcy!

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Jane McDonald

2nd November 2024

Star of stage and screen and singing sensation Jane McDonald will bring the 'With All My Love' tour to the Usher Hall on Saturday 2nd November!

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Whitney Queen of the Night

3rd November 2024

Direct from The West End, Whitney – Queen Of The Night is back for 2024 celebrating the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time at the Usher Hall on 3rd November.

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An Evening with Fran Lebowitz

4th November 2024

Fran Lebowitz, the star of Netflix's Pretend It's A City, will be live in conversation at the Usher Hall on Monday 4th November!

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The Vintage Explosion

9th November 2024

Don't miss this chance to see viral sensations The Vintage Explosion, live at the Usher Hall, before they go global!

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Paddy McGuinness: Nearly There…

17th November 2024

One of the country’s best-loved and most popular comedians Paddy McGuinness has announced a major UK tour with a date at the Usher Hall on Sunday 17th November!

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Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit

20th November 2024

Don't miss a special evening when Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit play the Usher Hall on Wednesday 20th November!

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The Australian Pink Floyd

23rd November 2024

The Australian Pink Floyd Show have announced a brand-new tour for 2024 celebrating all the greatest hits of Pink Floyd and bring it to the Usher Hall on Saturday 23rd November!

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Christmas with Anton Du Beke

27th November 2024

Embark on a dazzling journey into a festive wonderland as Strictly's one and only Anton Du Beke brightens up your Christmas with his brand new show – Christmas with Anton Du Beke!

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An Audience with Monty Don

2nd December 2024

Join BBC Gardeners' World presenter and gardening writer, Monty Don, as he shares his passion for gardens and the unique role they play in human inspiration and wellbeing.

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Fat Freddy’s Drop

11th December 2024

Aotearoa New Zealand’s hi-tek soul machine Fat Freddy’s Drop returns to Europe in 2024 for a new studio album release tour, with a date at the Usher Hall on Wednesday 11th December 2024.

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The Bootleg Beatles

16th December 2024

Regarded the world over as being the Gold standard of Tribute, the Bootleg Beatles return to the Usher Hall this Christmas for another nostalgic whirlwind trip through the sixties.

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The Scottish Fiddle Orchestra

30th December 2024

Join in the fun and enjoy the party atmosphere of a traditional Scottish Hogmanay at the Scottish Fiddle Orchestra's annual festive concert!

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Murder: Staged

18th January 2025

Following the success of Crime Viral's sell out UK serial killer tour, Cheish Merryweather will bring Murder: Staged to the Usher Hall on Saturday 18th January!

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Jason Donovan

17th March 2025

Jason Donovan has announced his 'Doin' Fine' tour, celebrating 35 years of his remarkable career, don't miss it when it comes to the Usher Hall on March 17th 2025!

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