Edinburgh First's extended conference and meeting venue features a 330-seat plenary room that can be configured to suit your needs, plus four large meeting rooms, two executive boardrooms and a stylish bar.

John McIntyre Conference Centre rooms can be configured to accommodate between 16 and 330 delegates, is fully accessable, and comes fully equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual kit.

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Conference delegates can take five on the open-air terrace overlooking Arthur's Seat, whilst Centro bar can host your informal, post-meeting discussions.

 

Venue Information
At a glance
  • State-of-the-art audio-visual kit
  • 330 theatre style plenary
  • Four breakout rooms
  • Two boardrooms
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Terrace marquee for hire
  • Free wifi
  • Self-service buffet lunch option
Catering

You have the choice; either use our purpose-build ground floor restaurant or have a private buffet lunch.

Parking

Limited secure parking is available at Pollock Halls. See our full range of transport options.

Room Capacities
Prestonfield
Theatre
137
Classroom
50
Boardroom
40
U-Shaped
40
Reception
150
Cabaret
56
Dinner
100
Salisbury
Theatre
36
Classroom
20
Boardroom
20
U-Shaped
20
Reception
35
Cabaret
24
Dinner
30
Duddingston
Theatre
30
Classroom
16
Boardroom
16
U-Shaped
16
Reception
35
Cabaret
16
Dinner
20
Boardroom
Theatre
-
Classroom
-
Boardroom
12
U-Shaped
-
Reception
-
Cabaret
-
Dinner
-
Boardroom 1
Theatre
-
Classroom
-
Boardroom
8
U-Shaped
-
Reception
-
Cabaret
-
Dinner
-
Boardroom 2
Theatre
-
Classroom
-
Boardroom
6
U-Shaped
-
Reception
-
Cabaret
-
Dinner
-
Pentland
Theatre
330
Classroom
80
Boardroom
70
U-Shaped
80
Reception
420
Cabaret
160
Dinner
200
Pentland West
Theatre
120
Classroom
30
Boardroom
30
U-Shaped
32
Reception
170
Cabaret
64
Dinner
80
Pentland East
Theatre
151
Classroom
40
Boardroom
40
U-Shaped
32
Reception
250
Cabaret
88
Dinner
120
Holyrood
Theatre
36
Classroom
20
Boardroom
20
U-Shaped
20
Reception
35
Cabaret
24
Dinner
30
Marquee
Theatre
-
Classroom
-
Boardroom
-
U-Shaped
-
Reception
150
Cabaret
-
Dinner
-
Technical Info
Prestonfield
Room Size sqm
133.5
Ceiling Height
3.9
Stage Area
2.45 x 4.89 x 3
Blackout Possible
yes
Wifi
yes
Power
18 sockets
Disabled Access
yes
Induction Loop
no
Salisbury
Room Size sqm
49.5
Ceiling Height
3.9
Stage Area
-
Blackout Possible
yes
Wifi
yes
Power
8 sockets
Disabled Access
yes
Induction Loop
no
Duddingston
Room Size sqm
43.3
Ceiling Height
3.9
Stage Area
-
Blackout Possible
yes
Wifi
yes
Power
6 sockets
Disabled Access
yes
Induction Loop
no
Boardroom
Room Size sqm
-
Ceiling Height
2.54
Stage Area
-
Blackout Possible
yes
Wifi
yes
Power
6 sockets
Disabled Access
yes
Induction Loop
no
Boardroom 1
Room Size sqm
-
Ceiling Height
2.54
Stage Area
-
Blackout Possible
yes
Wifi
yes
Power
8 sockets
Disabled Access
yes
Induction Loop
no
Boardroom 2
Room Size sqm
-
Ceiling Height
2.54
Stage Area
-
Blackout Possible
yes
Wifi
yes
Power
10 sockets
Disabled Access
yes
Induction Loop
no
Pentland
Room Size sqm
378
Ceiling Height
4.79
Stage Area
on request
Blackout Possible
yes
Wifi
yes
Power
3 phase (46 x 13 amp sockets)
Disabled Access
yes
Induction Loop
no
Pentland West
Room Size sqm
165.5
Ceiling Height
4.79
Stage Area
on request
Blackout Possible
yes
Wifi
yes
Power
3 phase (28 x 13 amp sockets)
Disabled Access
yes
Induction Loop
no
Pentland East
Room Size sqm
204.2
Ceiling Height
4.79
Stage Area
on request
Blackout Possible
yes
Wifi
yes
Power
3 phase (30 x 13 amp sockets)
Disabled Access
yes
Induction Loop
yes
Holyrood
Room Size sqm
49.2
Ceiling Height
3.9
Stage Area
-
Blackout Possible
yes
Wifi
yes
Power
10 sockets
Disabled Access
yes
Induction Loop
no
Marquee
Room Size sqm
-
Ceiling Height
-
Stage Area
-
Blackout Possible
-
Wifi
-
Power
-
Disabled Access
-
Induction Loop
-
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