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Assembly Hall

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Enter this iconic Edinburgh building through the courtyard from Mound Place. The courtyard will be transformed into an impromptu bar and box office. Then ascend the stairs into the auditorium which boasts a wide stage and excellent accoustis. It was originally developed as a new theological college for the emergent Free Church of Scotland in 1858-59. Nowadays the building plays host to a range of events all year round including Edinburgh Fringe and for the first time in 2018 the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

Seating: Reserved seating across two levels – stalls and balcony

Venue Box-Office
In Person: Opens two hours prior to first performance of the day, until curtain up.
Telephone: 0131 623 3030 (from July 1)

Doors Opening Times: 30 minutes before the concert starts.

Accessibility: Wheelchairs users can access the venue via a rear entrance on Lawn Market. Please arrange access in advance on access@assemblyfestival.com or 0131 623 3030 and please arrive a full 30 minutes before the show.

Age Restrictions: This venue is available to all ages.
Babes in Arms: Babies do not require a ticket - policy applies to children under 2 years.
Food/Drink: There will be one bar on site in the courtyard offering a selection of drinks and snacks.
Lost Property: Please visit the venue directly or contact 0131 623 3030.

Getting There

Bus: Lothian Buses operate the following services close to the venue: 6, 23, 27, 41, 42, 67.
Plan your journey here > 

Train: The closest station to the venue is Waverly station. Plan your journey here >

Car: There are limited car parking spaces in the streets surrounding the venue. We recommend taking public transport or taxi to avoid disappointment.

For all travel planning check out Traveline Scotland

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