The Queen's Hall

The Queen's Hall
85–89 Clerk Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9JG
  • Box office 0131 668 2019
  • General enquiries 0131 668 3456
  • Opening times Mon–Sat 10am–5.15pm.
  • Seasonal times Opening hours vary when events are taking place.
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  • Website www.thequeenshall.net
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The Queen's Hall

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A former Georgian church (1823), The Queen's Hall is a mid-sized live music venue hosting musicians from across all genres: rock 'n' pop, classical, jazz, blues and folk, as well as comedy and spoken word acts in over 200 events per year. Current home to the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, QH hosts the Edinburgh International Festival Morning Recitals throughout August. Standing capacity is 900, with slightly lower numbers for seated gigs, whether this be in rows or at cabaret tables. Fully accessible for wheelchair users – both audience members and performers. Fully licensed bar open for ticket holders serving hot and cold drinks.

Located in Edinburgh’s Southside, a 20 min walk from Waverley Station, 10 mins from the Royal Mile and 5 mins from the University. Served by buses 2, 3, 5, 8, 29, 30, 33, 49.

  • Provides: Free wi-fi

Events at this venue

There are 26 events at this location

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Amatis Piano Trio & friends

Franck Piano Quintet Dvořák Piano Quintet No 2 Op 81 The Netherlands-based Amatis Trio is one of the leading chamber groups of its generation, formed as recently as 2014 but exalted worldwide for its energy, its insight and its infectious enthusiasm. Formerly members of the prestigious BBC New Generation Artists…

Fri 23 Aug

£11 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Amber Wagner & Malcolm Martineau

*Bellini * Song selection *Strauss * Four Last Songs Barber Song selection *Ives * Song selection Wagner Wesendonck Lieder A native of Oregon, the American soprano Amber Wagner has been featured in Opera News as one of twenty-five artists poised to break out and become a major force in classical music in the coming…

Wed 14 Aug

£11 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Anaïs Mitchell

American singer-songwriter with a focus on folksong, poetry and balladry.

Tue 20 Aug

Queen's Hall

£24 / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Andreas Ottensamer & Yuja Wang

Programme to include works by * Weber, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Debussy, Chopin and Horowitz * Two of classical music’s most charismatic, fiery talents launch The Queen’s Hall series in spectacular style. The Berlin Philharmonic’s principal clarinettist, Andreas Ottensamer is also a deeply expressive soloist, delivering…

Sat 3 Aug

£12 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Bach’s Multiple Concertos

*Bach * Concerto in C for three harpsichords BWV 1064 Brandenburg Concerto No 5 in D BWV 1050 Concerto in D minor for three harpsichords BWV 1063 Italian Concerto (arranged for four harpsichords) Concerto in A minor for four harpsichords BWV 1065 The International Festival’s six-concert survey of J S Bach’s complete…

Thu 22 Aug

£11 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Beatrice Rana

Chopin Études Op.25 Ravel Miroirs *Stravinsky * Three Movements from Petrushka Winner of multiple piano awards, with a dazzling technique and probing, revelatory musicianship, Beatrice Rana is one of the most talked-about young pianists around today. With her muscular energy and her tender sense of poetry, she’s been…

Mon 5 Aug

£11 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Blazin' Fiddles

Contemporary fiddle band from the Highlands and Islands who've been called 'the Led Zeppelin of the folk world' and 'the U2 of their genre'.

Wed 14 Aug

Queen's Hall

£20 / 01750 725480

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 21 Aug

Queen's Hall

£20 / 01750 725480

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Blue Rose Code Presents: This is Caledonian Soul

Blue Rose Code What is Caledonian Soul? Ross Wilson (AKA Blue Rose Code) will, with help from some very special guests, attempt to answer this question by offering his unique take on generations of cult, iconic and classic Scots songs. Last year’s sold-out show led to another sell-out at this year’s Celtic Connections.

Mon 19 Aug

Queen's Hall

£24.50 / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Christiane Karg & Gerold Huber

Schubert Lieder Bavarian-born Christiane Karg is one of today’s most sought-after lyric sopranos, a fast-rising international star of Covent Garden, La Scala and Glyndebourne, among many other prestigious opera houses. With a sensuous, liquid, gloriously expressive voice, Karg is also possessed of rare musical insights…

Wed 21 Aug

£11 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Cuarteto Casals

Haydn String Quartet in C major Op 33 No 3 ‘Bird’ Bartók String Quartet No 3 Beethoven Quartet in F major Op 59 No 1 ‘Razumovsky’ With its astonishingly fresh, sometimes surprising performances, the Cuarteto Casals has quickly established itself as one of the world’s most compelling younger chamber ensembles – and…

Tue 6 Aug

£11 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Doric String Quartet

Stylish, dazzling, gloriously supple in its evocative playing, the Doric Quartet is one of today’s finest British quartets, and winner of several major international awards. In this special recital, the four Doric players join forces with distinctive Australian-born composer Brett Dean, celebrated worldwide for his…

Tue 20 Aug

£11 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Dunedin Consort

Bach Geschwinde, ihr wirbelnden Winde BWV 201 Zerreißet, zersprenget, zertrümmert die Gruft BWV 205 Performances that entertain, amuse, provoke and surprise: Scotland’s Dunedin Consort is one of the world’s finest early music ensembles, its fleet, fresh music-making directed with exceptional vigour by harpsichordist…

Sat 24 Aug

£11 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Europa Galante & Fabio Biondi

*Mozart * blazing vitality. Italian period instrument group Europa Galante and founding director Fabio Biondi match taut, thrillingly virtuosic playing with sheer joyful exuberance. They have shone brilliant new light on baroque classics to worldwide acclaim. For this special recital, Biondi slims his ensemble down to…

Sat 10 Aug

£11 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Henning Wehn: Get On With It

Observations from the German comedian.

Thu 1 Aug

Queen's Hall

£13.50 / 0131 668 2019

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Queen's Hall

£16.50 / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Queen's Hall

£16.50 / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 13 more dates until 25 Aug

Jeremy Denk

Programme to include works by * Bach, Ligeti, Liszt, Berg and Schumann * North Carolina-born Jeremy Denk is a rare piano talent, and the winner of numerous major international awards, including a MacArthur ‘Genius’ Fellowship. As thoughtful as he is fiery, he brings a searching curiosity to his flamboyant playing…

Mon 19 Aug

£11 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Lawrence Brownlee & Iain Burnside

Schumann Dichterliebe Songs by Poulenc, * Liszt and * Ginastera US tenor Lawrence Brownlee is one of the world’s leading bel canto stars, his agile, honeyed voice, radiant with subtle colours, marking him out as a rare vocal talent. Alongside Scottish-born Iain Burnside, pianist of choice for many of the globe’s…

Fri 16 Aug

£11 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Llŷr Williams

Grieg Lyric Pieces (selection) Wagner**** (tr. Liszt) Transcriptions from Rienzi, Der fliegende Holländer, Tannhäuser & Tristan und Isolde Wagner Sonata for the Book of Mrs. M.W Commanding, provocative and fearlessly intelligent, remarkable Welsh pianist Llŷr Williams can dazzle and transport listeners with his…

Fri 9 Aug

£11 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Maxim Emelyanychev & Principals of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Schumann Adagio and Allegro Brahms Trio for clarinet, cello and piano Dohnány****i Sextet Russian conductor Maxim Emelyanychev has quickly risen to international prominence with his remarkably agile, fiery music-making. He becomes the Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s new Principal Conductor for the 2019-20 season.

Mon 12 Aug

£11 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

META4

Fanny Mendelssohn Quartet Kaija Saariaho Terra memoria *Schumann * String Quartet No 3 Zesty, stylish playing; snappy, bracing interpretations. As its name suggests, Finnish string quartet Meta4 takes a fresh, sometimes unconventional approach to chamber music, but its passion, flair and breathtaking vitality has won…

Tue 13 Aug

£11 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Michael Volle & Helmut Deutsch

Schuber****t Der Taucher Mahler Selection from Des Knaben Wunderhorn Strauss Three Lieder from Op 87 *Mahler * Selection from Rückert-Lieder Powerhouse German baritone Michael Volle is a star of the international opera stage, and one of today’s most exciting interpreters of Wagner, Strauss, Verdi and more. With a…

Thu 8 Aug

£11 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Nash Ensemble

Beethoven Clarinet Trio in B-flat Sir James MacMillan Fourteen Little Pictures Dvořak Piano Trio in E minor ‘Dumky’ With a distinguished history stretching back more than five decades, the Nash Ensemble brings together some of the country’s most exceptional instrumental soloists across a broad repertoire of…

Sat 17 Aug

£11 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Phamie Gow and Phriends

Special one-night-only performance by composer-performer Phamie on piano, harp and vocals, alongside a line-up of special guests.

Wed 7 Aug

Queen's Hall

£17 / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Scottish Jazz & Beyond

Triple-bill of contemporary jazz groups from Scotland, India and Shetland.

Tue 13 Aug

Queen's Hall

£17.50 / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sheku Kanneh-Mason & Isata Kanneh-Mason

*Beethoven * Variations in F major Op 66 Lutoslawski Grave Debussy Sonata in D minor Fauré Élégie, Op 24 Mendelssohn Cello Sonata No 2 in D major Op 58 Sheku Kanneh-Mason is a cello sensation, winner of 2016’s BBC Young Musician of the Year, and a growing international player, admired for his rhapsodic…

Wed 7 Aug

£11 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

The Singing Sixties

Forty-strong ensemble singing their 60s tunes.

Mon 12 Aug

Queen's Hall

£12 / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Sixteen

Lotti Crucifixus a 8 Melgás Popule meus — Improperia *Scarlatti * Iste Confessor *Melgás * Lamentações de Quinta-Feira Santa Melgás Salve Regina *Rebelo * Panis angelicus Caldara Crucifixus a 16 *Scarlatti * Stabat Mater a 10 With a repertoire spanning more than 500 years of music, The Sixteen under founding…

Thu 15 Aug

£11 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

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