The Queens Hall in Edinburgh was originally a chapel but converted to a music venue in 1979. Now it hosts many musical events every year. The hall is the home of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and also plays host to the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival and an important part of the Edinburgh Festival. There were refurbishments done in 1982, and a further mezzanine level was added above the bar in 1991. The hall holds 900.
The Queens Hall is situated at 85-89 Clerk Street, on the south side of the city. You can get there by train, bus, car and on foot.
By train and tube: The nearest station is Waverley Street and from there it is a 15-minute walk. Just follow South Bridge from the city centre (A7) which leads into Clerk Street. The Queens Hall is on the right.
By bus: The Queens Hall is served by Lothian bus routes 2, 3, 5, 7, 14, 29, 31, 33, 37, and 49 which all stop very close to the venue.
By car: From the city centre, again follow the South Bridge straight into Clerk Street.
International: from the airport, 8 miles from the city centre, take a train, bus, taxi or tram. A taxi will cost 13 or 14 pounds. The Airlink 100 Express or N22 night bus take about 25 minutes to reach the city centre.
There are several car parks within 15 minutes walking distance of the venue and these include St. Leonard's Street, Quarter Mile and St. John's Hill. There is also single yellow line parking in the side streets but be careful about the restrictions.
Accessibility for people with special needs
There are excellent facilities for those with special needs, including wheelchair access via the entrance (located next to the box office), or to the rear of the building. There is also a wheelchair adapted toilet. Guide dogs are acceptable, and there is assisted hearing.