Named after the founder of Edinburgh brewing firm William McEwan, this nineteenth century iconic building dominates Bristo Square.

The McEwan Hall can seat up to 1,729 delegates in its tiered auditorium, making it one of Edinburgh First's larger conference venues. Our other venues nearby - including Appleton Tower, located less than five minutes' walk away - make ideal breakout spaces in which to continue your conference discussions.

Venue Information
At a glance
  • Former civic hall
  • Hall can seat 1729
  • Tiered auditorium
  • Appleton Tower nearby
  • Provides breakout space
Day-delegate

Main Room Hire
Arrival tea/coffee with pastries
Mid-morning tea/coffee biscuits 3 course lunch

Afternoon tea/coffee tartlets
Data Projector Screen
Free Wifi (based on minimum numbers)

Room Capacities
Main Hall: Ground Floor
Theatre
682
Classroom
130
Boardroom
-
U-Shaped
-
Reception
-
Cabaret
-
Dinner
-
Main Hall: First Floor
Theatre
571
Classroom
-
Boardroom
-
U-Shaped
-
Reception
-
Cabaret
-
Dinner
-
Main Hall: Second Floor
Theatre
476
Classroom
-
Boardroom
-
U-Shaped
-
Reception
-
Cabaret
-
Dinner
-
Foyer 1
Theatre
66
Classroom
16
Boardroom
-
U-Shaped
-
Reception
50
Cabaret
-
Dinner
40
Foyer 2
Theatre
80
Classroom
22
Boardroom
-
U-Shaped
-
Reception
80
Cabaret
-
Dinner
60
Foyer 3
Theatre
80
Classroom
22
Boardroom
-
U-Shaped
-
Reception
80
Cabaret
-
Dinner
60
Foyer 4
Theatre
120
Classroom
16
Boardroom
-
U-Shaped
-
Reception
130
Cabaret
-
Dinner
80
Foyer 5
Theatre
80
Classroom
22
Boardroom
-
U-Shaped
-
Reception
80
Cabaret
-
Dinner
60
Robing
Theatre
129
Classroom
43
Boardroom
-
U-Shaped
-
Reception
150
Cabaret
-
Dinner
80
Full hire basement
Theatre
578
Classroom
141
Boardroom
-
U-Shaped
-
Reception
570
Cabaret
-
Dinner
380
Technical Info
Main Hall: Ground Floor
Room Size sqm
226
Ceiling Height
2.5m
Stage Area
Yes
Blackout Possible
Yes
Wifi
Yes
Power
Yes
Disabled Access
Yes
Induction Loop
Yes
Main Hall: First Floor
Room Size sqm
-
Ceiling Height
-
Stage Area
-
Blackout Possible
-
Wifi
-
Power
-
Disabled Access
-
Induction Loop
-
Main Hall: Second Floor
Room Size sqm
-
Ceiling Height
-
Stage Area
-
Blackout Possible
-
Wifi
-
Power
-
Disabled Access
-
Induction Loop
-
Foyer 1
Room Size sqm
66
Ceiling Height
2.5m
Stage Area
-
Blackout Possible
-
Wifi
Yes
Power
Yes
Disabled Access
Yes
Induction Loop
Yes
Foyer 2
Room Size sqm
99
Ceiling Height
2.5m
Stage Area
-
Blackout Possible
-
Wifi
Yes
Power
Yes
Disabled Access
Yes
Induction Loop
Yes
Foyer 3
Room Size sqm
99
Ceiling Height
2.5m
Stage Area
-
Blackout Possible
-
Wifi
Yes
Power
Yes
Disabled Access
Yes
Induction Loop
Yes
Foyer 4
Room Size sqm
131
Ceiling Height
2.5m
Stage Area
-
Blackout Possible
-
Wifi
Yes
Power
Yes
Disabled Access
Yes
Induction Loop
Yes
Foyer 5
Room Size sqm
98
Ceiling Height
2.5m
Stage Area
-
Blackout Possible
-
Wifi
Yes
Power
Yes
Disabled Access
Yes
Induction Loop
Yes
Robing
Room Size sqm
157
Ceiling Height
2.6m
Stage Area
-
Blackout Possible
-
Wifi
Yes
Power
Yes
Disabled Access
Yes
Induction Loop
Yes
Full hire basement
Room Size sqm
-
Ceiling Height
-
Stage Area
-
Blackout Possible
-
Wifi
-
Power
-
Disabled Access
-
Induction Loop
-
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