Assembly Hall

Assembly Hall

About Assembly Hall

Assembly Hall Mound Place, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 2LX
01316233030
Assembly Hall Website
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The Assembly Hall is located between the Lawnmarket and The Mound in Edinburgh, Scotland. It is the meeting place of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

The Church of Scotland is delighted that the Assembly Hall can be used as a major conference and events venue. The Assembly Hall is a well known feature located in the heart of Edinburgh, with a memorable backdrop at the top of the city's Mound, and is a great location for holding a special event.

History:
The Assembly Hall was designed by David Bryce in 1858. One of the most significant historical events took place in 1910 when 1355 delegates were in Edinburgh for the World Missionary Conference on 14 June, the beginnings of the 'ecumenical movement'.

Since 1929 this unique building has been used by the Church of Scotland to host its General Assemblies. Most recently between 1999 and 2004 the Assembly Hall was used by the Scottish Parliament, while the new building at Holyrood was being constructed. The Assembly Hall boasts a striking multi-tiered and galleried interior and a black and white marble corridor.

Upcoming Events at Assembly Hall

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival: 40th Anniversary Jazz Gala

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival: 40th Anniversary Jazz Gala

13th July 2018
Join Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival on 13th July for a very special occasion to mark it's 40th Anniversary!
Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival: A Night in New Orleans

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival: A Night in New Orleans

19th July 2018
Edinburgh-based American singer Ali Affleck and the acclaimed Copper Cats band transport you to the prohibition era, delivering good time, swinging vintage jazz.
Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival:  40th Anniversary Blues Gala

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival: 40th Anniversary Blues Gala

20th July 2018
Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival marks it's 40th Anniversary with an amazing line-up including Maggie Bell, Tim Elliot, Bernie Marsden and Sandy Tweeddale!
Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival:  New Orleans Swamp Donkeys Traditional Jass Band

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival: New Orleans Swamp Donkeys Traditional Jass Band

21st July 2018 - 22nd July 2018
The band is packed with the best talent from New Orleans and they play the original styles with extraordinary passion.

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Scottish Dancing in Princes Street Gardens
Come along and spend summer evenings dancing to live music in the open air with the Princes Street Gardens Dancers!

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