Usher Hall was built in 1914, the result of whisky distiller Andrew Usher’s dreams of creating a top-grade concert hall in Scotland’s capital. Although he died before it was completed, it has since been one of the premier venues in Edinburgh, hosting up to 2,200 people, with its incredible acoustics earning wide favour amongst a large number of performers. The venue has hosted a wide variety of acts, from rock bands to orchestras, including even the Eurovision song contest in 1972.
Right in the centre of Edinburgh, a few minutes walk from Princes Street, Usher Hall is adjacent to both Traverse Theatre and the Lyceum Theatre.
By train and tube: Edinburgh’s two railway stations, Waverley and Haymarket, are both within 15 minutes walk from Usher Hall.
By bus: Bus routes 1, 10, 11, 15, 16, 24, 34 and 47 all stop outside Usher Hall and several others are only a short walk away.
By car: take a turn to Lothian Rd from B700, A702 or A 700 direction. After that, turn to Cambridge St.
International: 8 miles west of Edinburgh is Edinburgh International Airport. Buses and coaches take approximately 25 minutes to reach the centre of Edinburgh. You will both a bus stop and a train stop right at the terminal exit.
On-street parking facilities are limited, but the Castle Terrace NCP is adjacent to the Hall and offers 24-hour parking. Disabled on-street parking is available on Grindlay Street and Cambridge Street. There are also dedicated yellow lines in all of the nearest car parks.
Access for people with special needs
Usher Hall is accessible for those with limited mobility. Although the entirety of the venue is not fully accessible, such as the stalls bar area, the concert area has accommodation for 10 wheelchair users. In addition, the venue also has a loop system for hearing aid users.