About the Assembly Rooms
The Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh, originally built to host exclusive events for the town’s nobility, is now open to everyone!
More than two hundred years ago, the Assembly Rooms was created as a place for people to meet, talk, do business and be entertained. From royal banquets to Edinburgh Festival Fringe shows, and from ceilidhs to readings by Dickens, Scott and Thackeray, not only has this beautiful 18th century building survived the centuries, but its purpose continues to this day.
Our doors will open on the lead up to the 2012 Edinburgh Festival, unveiling a venue that has been transformed into spaces fit for contemporary use, but with their architectural significance preserved and enhanced. Restored to their former glory, our Ballroom, Music Hall, Drawing Rooms and Crush Hall will provide elegant backdrops for formal and informal occasions, day and night.
Explore our website to relive nearly 230 years of history and see the importance of this A-listed 18th Century building, now being renovated to once again take its place at the heart of Scotland’s capital and play its part for generations to come.