Edinburgh’s world-famous Festival Theatre plays a key role in both the cultural and commercial life of the city.
We can work with you in three different ways to deliver the perfect conference or event package.
Stage your event on the same spot where some of history’s most famous performers have dazzled audiences. Standing on Edinburgh’s longest continuous theatre site, the Festival Theatre boasts the largest stage in Scotland which is easily transformed into the ultimate platform for banquets, exhibitions and large-scale functions, whilst the magnificent 1900-seat auditorium offers a luxurious and prestigious setting for conferences, award ceremonies and speaker events.
The spacious glass-fronted foyers showcase impressive views over the city to Arthur’s Seat and provide guests with relaxed and inspiring networking spaces, with adjacent multi-functional breakout rooms which are ideal for more intimate workshops and meetings. The flexible foyer spaces can be used in any number of combinations to cater to all scales and types of events.
behind the Festival Theatre on Potterrow offers a stunning new space for hire. With optional bleacher seating for 160 people, the bright and airy space can be used for product launches, seminars and smaller-scale conferences. Find out more about The Studio
The Old Town Collection Edinburgh
The Old Town Collection Edinburgh
brings together three of the City’s most iconic buildings – the Festival Theatre, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the National Museum of Scotland.
Within a short walk around Edinburgh’s beautiful old town, the venues offer a distinctive location for your next conference.
We can host your main conference sessions at the theatre, while Surgeons’ Hall provides breakout, exhibition and catering space for your delegates. And the National Museum is the perfect destination for your evening reception or gala dinner.
All three organisations within the Collection are registered charities and profits from their conference businesses are used to support the education and cultural sectors in the city, and around the world.
For conferences up to around seven hundred and fifty delegates, The Old Town Collection should be your first choice in Scotland’s capital city.
Festival Theatre and Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Located in the heart of the city, two of Edinburgh’s best-loved historic buildings offer a unique and diverse range of conference and event spaces. Both visually dramatic, each venue is steeped in Edinburgh’s rich history, sporting spectacular architectural features which provide impressive and stimulating backdrops for every event. This unique partnership can now offer facilities for up to 1900 delegates with a professional team helping you every step of the way.
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh which dates back to 1832, has an impressive portfolio of meeting rooms, conference facilities, banqueting rooms, a surgical skills laboratory, and a 78-bedroom 4 star Hotel – Ten Hill Place
. The world-famous Surgeons’ Hall Museums is available for private tours, making your event truly memorable.
Working together, these iconic venues deliver a range of spaces offering one of the largest
conference destinations in the city, whilst individually they offer their own unique facilities to the
discerning event organiser.