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Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh : Architecture

Concert Hall, Newington : Proposed Refurbishment by Richard Murphy

Queen’s Hall Edinburgh

Location: west side of Clerk Street, Newington, Edinburgh

Date built: 1823

Queen’s Hall Redevelopment

Proposal by Richard Murphy Architects

The Queen’s Hall is the principal venue in the south of Edinburgh for concerts, home to the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Built as the Hope Park Chapel of Ease, the classical building has a two-storey villa frontage, with a tall steeple. Latterly the Newington and St. Leonard’s Church, the building was converted into the Queen’s Hall in 1979, and opened by HM Queen Elizabeth II.

The Queen’s Hall 850-seat auditorium reflects its ecclesiastical origins, although the pulpit has been replaced by an early 19th Century chamber organ. Painted 18th Century panels displaying the Commandments and the Lord’s Prayer, which were brought from the former Buccleuch Parish Church in 1950, can be seen on the stairs.

Queen’s Hall Concerts
The Queen’s Hall stages jazz, folk, baroque, classical and contemporary music, theatre, comedy and opera. The Queen’s Hall is an important venue for the Edinburgh Festival.

Queen’s Hall: at risk?
Multi-million pound upgrade for the Queen’s Hall abandoned in early 2004.

Buildings nearby the Queens Hall include Edinburgh Festival Theatre and the Edinburgh Surgeons Hall

Queen’s Hall News
David Black attacked plans to revamp the Queen’s Hall in 2004; Richard Murphy Architects asked to look at future of Queen’s Hall (conversion of Grade B listed 1831 Church in Southside) a concert hall and base for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra for the last 30 years.

Queen’s Hall Edinburgh – Proposed Refurbishment Architects

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