54 George Street Edinburgh EH2 2LR

Tel: 0131 220 4348

Email: enquiries@assemblyroomsedinburgh.co.uk

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Find out what's happening at Assembly Rooms Edinburgh 



The Data Summit                                  

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22 - 23 March 2018
£285 plus booking fee

A two-day international conference presenting compelling stories on data-driven innovation with keynotes, panels, pitches and lots of inspiration.

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The Medics' Reveal 
In aid of Teenage Cancer Trust                

Medic Revival
Thursday 24th March 2018

Price TBC

The Medics' Reveal is a dance and variety show with a seductive twist in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT). The show is organised, produced and performed by medical students from the University of Edinburgh, and has quickly become one of the most anticipated events in Edinburgh's social calendar.  

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A Day at the Museum with the RSNO                

Wednesday 28th March 2018

£4.00 per pupil 

Staff: Free

Concerts for nursery and primary one pupils.

Join the Royal Scottish National Orchestra as we take a walk through our favourite museum. Discover new sound worlds as we tiptoe with dinosaurs, marvel at the breath-taking solar system and celebrate new inventions; all alongside the musicians of the RSNO.
From well-known songs to Beethoven symphonies, let your class experience Scotland's National Orchestra this March with the perfect introduction to the orchestra for young listeners.

For any queries please contact the RSNO Engage team
on 0141 225 3584 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The RSNO's Schools Concerts Programme is generously supported by:

The Castansa Trust
The George and Mary Firth Bequest
The Gordon Fraser Charitable Trust
The Alma and Leslie Wolfson Charitable Trust

Terms and Conditions
- Bookings are accepted on a strictly first come first served basis.
- All costs are inclusive of VAT
- Upon booking you will receive an email acknowledgement outlining the details of your booking.
- Concert information will be emailed to you shortly before the concert with details of your seat
allocations and other relevant event information.
- By being a member of the audience at an RSNO schools concert you may be photographed or
filmed and we may use the images and footage for our own promotional material. Please contact us if you do not wish to be included in this.

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Champions of Magic                               

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11 - 15 April 2018
£25 plus booking fees

The five world-class illusionists that make up this mind-bending theatrical production are coming to Edinburgh for the very first time, following sell-out shows, rave reviews and a run in London’s West End. Catch this incredible show for the whole family in a limited engagement at The Assembly Rooms from April 11 to 15th.

Tickets for Champions of Magic are on sale now and can be purchased online at ChampionsOfMagic.co.uk, by calling See Tickets on 0871 220 0260.

With more than 30 million online views between them, this cast of top magicians includes international award-winners presenting incredible mind reading, stunning close-up magic and daring large-scale illusions. Their skills have been seen around the world on TV with appearances on ITV’s ‘Penn & Teller: Fool Us’ & ‘The Next Great Magician’ plus NBC’s ‘Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon’ & ‘Access Hollywood’.

Witness the impossible, including disappearances, levitation, teleportation and a heart-stopping finale, all presented with lighting and special effects to rival the biggest theatrical spectacles.

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The Wine Gang presents
Edinburgh Spring Festival 2018              

 Wine Gang
12pm, Saturday 14 April 


Join Jo Simon, Ant Rose, Jane Parkinson and David Williams - four of the UKs best-known and best-loved wine critics – in the majestic city of Edinburgh as they welcome wine lovers in and around Auld Reekie to taste 300 amazing wines. Take part in the 'Wine Walks' where one of the Gang will lead you round some of their favourite wines, and enjoy an amazing programme of masterclasses.

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Parkinson: Our Kind Of Music                           

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7:30pm, Saturday 21 April 2018

Tickets £32.50 - includes the booking fee

Alongside his interviewing and writing Sir Michael Parkinson has spent much of his career promoting the appreciation of the music of the Great American Songbook and encouraging those of the new generation who are fighting to keep that flame alive. In the process, he has developed an encyclopaedic knowledge of that genre as well as interviewing some of the greats and finding time to talent spot the likes of Michael Bublé, Diana Krall and Jamie Cullum. But he is much more than a jazzer. His taste in music takes in everything from Razorlight to Paul Simon, The Beatles to Oasis with the consequence that Sir Michael’s seal of approval came to mean a great deal with every record label in the country wanting to bottle his A&R talent.

This passion and love of music in all its forms is celebrated in a new live show. In conversation with his son Mike, using classic clips from the extensive Parkinson archive and featuring live performances by the multi-talented Joe Stilgoe we take a fascinating and entertaining journey to the musical heart of Sir Michael Parkinson via Barnsley, sixties Manchester, Wood Lane and Broadcasting House.

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Bright Spark Partners presents

Jay Rayner: My Dining Hell

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7:30pm, Saturday 12 May 2018

Price: £21.50 (including booking fee)

Jay Rayner, the Observer’s restaurant critic for over 15 years, has written reviews of well over 700 establishments, and if there is one thing he’s learnt it is that people like reviews of bad restaurants. No, scratch that. They adore them, feast upon them like starving vultures who have spotted fly-blown carrion out in the bush.

In My Dining Hell, Jay examines our love affair with lousy reviews, rants about his most hated restaurant fads, lists some of some of the most excruciating nights out he’s ever had and – for balance – reads from some of the worst reviews his own work has ever received.

Enjoy a hugely entertaining and hilarious show in the company of one of today’s best loved food and drink journalists.

Jay Rayner is an award-winning journalist, writer and broadcaster. He is the Observer newspaper’s long-standing restaurant critic, is the resident food expert on The One Show, a regular judge on Masterchef and chair of BBC Radio 4’s Kitchen Cabinet. He has a lot of hair and a fine collection of flowery shirts…

Includes Q&A and book signing.


Running order
Door time: Doors open 6.30pm

Provisional running time: approx 2 hours

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Laithwaite's Wine Live                                 

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7.30pm, Saturday 12 May 2018

Laithwaite’s Live is coming to Scotland! And with it, it brings more delicious wines and tasting experiences than ever before. Whether your style is rich reds, crisp whites, fortified, fizz... or all of the above, they’ve dozens of bottles perfect for you.

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Healthcare Job Fair 2018                                   

 Healthcare Job Fair
10:00am Saturday 19 May 

Edinburgh's Healthcare Job Fair
Visit Scotland's largest healthcare job fair for doctors, nurses, midwives, social care workers, allied health professionals and healthcare assistants. Whatever your healthcare occupation, grade or experience, make sure you register online for free entry at www.healthcarejobfair.co.uk and visit our healthcare job fair in Edinburgh at the Assembly Rooms, George Street, EH2 2LR on Saturday 3rd March 2018 from 10.00am to 4.00pm. 

Will there be interviews on the day? 
Interviews and job offers will be made on the day to suitably qualified and experienced candidates. In order to facilitate job offers being made at the job fair, our employers have requested that all jobseekers bring a copy of their CV/Resume and copies of all relevant qualifications. 

What to bring with you
In addition to bringing copies of your CV/Resume and qualifications, you should also bring documentation relating to your immigration status (if applicable). If you have previously taken an English language test please bring a copy of the results with you. Nurses and Midwives are requested to have their PIN available for employers.

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Assembly Festival at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 

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Wednesday 1 to Tuesday 28 August 2018

Tickets - FREE to £20 (various events)

In 2018 Assembly Festival celebrates its 38th year at the Fringe with a diverse, world-class programme of theatre, comedy, music, cabaret, circus and more.

The longest running of all the Fringe multi-venues, Assembly has garnered an international reputation for the quality of its artistic programme and for showcasing new talent across all genres of performance. In 2017 the Festival programme included over 200 shows across 26 venues including Assembly Hall, Assembly Roxy and the iconic Assembly Rooms on George Street, playing to an audience of over half a million people.

In the past it has been described variously as the “powerhouse” and “national theatre” of the Fringe. Full programme on sale in May.

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Synergy Concerts Presents

Olafur Arnalds                                 

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7:00pm, Saturday 29 September 2018

Tickets £30.25 in advance - includes b/ee
Ticket limit is 4

BAFTA Award winning artist, composer, musician and producer Ólafur Arnalds adds more dates to his worldwide tour, his first in over three years. Previously announced European shows in May, which include the prestigious Royal Albert Hall in London, have all sold out.

Fresh off his projects Island Songs, TV scores such as Broadchurch and Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams and a world tour with his electronic outfit KIASMOS, Ólafur and his team of fellow craftsmen and musicians are back in the lab, working on an all new live show.

The tour features a uniquely wired string quartet, a live drummer/percussionist and Ólafur’s playground of pianos and synthesisers.

The centrepiece of the show are two semi-generative, self-playing pianos that Ólafur and his team have spent over two years developing. Simultaneously a compositional tool and a innovative addition to the live performance.

“The self-playing pianos are a jolt to the creative process that forces me to try new and often surprising things. In a live setting the pianos are a integral part of the performance due to their generative nature. Each time they are played is a little different, making every performance unique.”




Neil Oliver: The Story of the British Isles in 100 places         

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7:30pm, Friday 16 November 2018

(Tickets go on sale: 10:00am, Thursday 8 March)

Prices: £24.75 standard, U16s £16.50, Family £66, 10 or more –buy 9, get 10th free, groups of 20 or more £20.35 - prices include b/fee

“Neil was born to love Great Britain. During his 20 years travelling to every corner, and whilst filming BBC2’s ‘Coast’, he’s fallen in love all over again. From north to south, east to west it cradles astonishing beauty and he’s seen it all from land, sea and sky. The human story here is a million years old and counting. The tolerant, easy-going peace we enjoy has been hard won and the places Neil’s seen have given him a unique view and understanding of British history.

Hear in his amusing and entertaining way what it all means to him, and why we need to cherish and celebrate our wonderful countries.

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Katie Melua and Gori Women's Choir                                   

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Doors 7:00pm, 13 December
From £21.45

Multi award-winning recording artist Katie Melua has announced an extensive European tour for winter 2018, including 13 UK dates.
Katie will be joined by a cast of stellar musicians, as well as members of the Gori Women’s Choir who featured on the silver-certified 2016 album In Winter. In Winter was recorded in Georgia, and commanded some of the finest reviews of Katie's career with the Sunday Times describing it as 'bewitching…ravishing…spellbinding' and the Independent as 'exquisite' and 'remarkable.' The associated 2016 tour, which saw Katie and the choir undertake 28 performances across 8 countries received universal acclaim from music critics and audiences alike.

Katie's performance in Edinburgh will see a set which will include songs from In Winter alongside brand new recordings and a catalogue of classics.

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