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The effects of COVID-19 are being felt across the world in waves, placing extraordinary demands on health care services, government, businesses, ultimately changing the way every organisation operates. Now in week eight of lockdown in the UK, the recovery time for the tourism industry remains uncertain. While no country appears to have a clear exit strategy, as the situation continues to evolve, it brings with it a new range of developments and perspectives, and an understanding that collaboration has never been more key.

Andrew Lloyd Webber Musicals

Shona Clelland, cultural venues development manager for Assembly Rooms Edinburgh

The internet has given us apps such as Houseparty and Zoom to catch up with friends and family, tech which has allowed us to live-stream quizzes and take part in online yoga classes but now, we can even sing together in a virtual choir. If the videos of cities in lockdown coming together to sing on their balconies left you with a lump in your throat, here’s your chance to add your vocal cords to the orchestra of voices. 

National Theatre

Shona Clelland, cultural venues development manager for Assembly Rooms Edinburgh

As productions pause and venues across the nation remain in lockdown, the arts and culture’s archives have been unlocked by many esteemed establishments worldwide. Now, from Broadway to the West End, some of the world's best plays and musicals are available for all to stream online – and many of them free for a limited time. Because even if the show can’t go on, there’s no harm in pretending otherwise for a couple of hours. 

British Museum

Shona Clelland, cultural venues development manager for Assembly Rooms Edinburgh

The effects of social distancing have left many like us feeling a little lost without their usual dose of culture – whether that be their weekly choir practice, a weekend visit to the museum or planning a trip to see the latest stage show. Luckily, with so many talented people in the arts community coming together, there's more than one way to stave off boredom. So instead of binging the best of what Netflix has to offer for the second time, it's time to experience the arts from indoors.

Updated:  25 June 2020

In the light of pandemic and advice from the Government, Assembly Rooms and our partner venues, the Church Hill Theatre, Usher Hall and Ross Bandstand are now closed to the public until further notice.  We will continue to evaluate the situation.


Customer Services Assistants (Front of House and Bar)

Fringe Festival

Salary: £14,484 - £16,287 pro rata

Hours: 36 per week

Closing date: 23 March 2020

Assembly Rooms Exterior

Sarah McLean joins the Cultural Venues team as Business Development Manager (Maternity Cover). Get to know a little more about Sarah in our interview.



 The Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival will be at Assembly Rooms Edinburgh this weekend Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 February.

Faisal Abdalla and Hollie Grant take to the stage as Fitness class headliners. Hear more about what inspires and motivates them.

Princes trust case study


The Prince’s Trust Scotland Financial & Business Lunch, May 2019 Now in its tenth year, The Financial & Business Lunch is a fundraising event in aid of the Prince’s Trust Scotland which brings together over 300 leaders from the financial and broader business community to explore the challenges and opportunities of today’s economic climate.


The Music Hall 10

Martin Ross, Technician at the Cultural Venues of Edinburgh

Events are never a success by pure chance – often this is dependent on all the small details, and every member of the team, coming together to create a well-executed and enjoyable experience. At Assembly Rooms, some of our clients don’t have much direct experience of delivering live events - and all the associated actions and potential requirements that come with them. But our skilled team of seasoned event professionals, known for their planning abilities and attention to detail, are on hand to ensure we deliver the complete package.