We anticipate reopening this venue in the autumn and are handling individual enquiries for future meetings/conferences, so please do get in touch with our sales team.

Appleton Tower is the centrepiece of the University of Edinburgh's George Square Complex and offers five state-of-the-art lecture theatres, each seating 200 to 300 delegates, plus a teaching studio, seminar spaces and an extensive concourse area.

The Appleton Tower concourse space is particularly suited to exhibitions and poster displays, making this Edinburgh First venue ideal for lectures and presentations or as a breakout space for events held elsewhere in the George Square area.

At a glance

300 Delegates
5 Lecture theatures
Extensive Concourse Area
George Square Complex

Suitable for

  • Conferences
  • Lectures
  • Annual general meetings
  • Training days
  • Seminars
  • Presentations
  • Workshops
  • Exhibitions

Room Capacities

The current capacities listed are pre-Covid with no physical distancing. For future conference enquiries relating to these spaces, please get in touch with our sales team.

Lecture Theatre x3200------
Lecture Theatre x2300------
Seminar Room x3-40-----

Technical Info

Room Size sqm
Ceiling Height
Stage Area
Blackout Possible
Disabled Access
Induction Loop
Concourse560--NoYes36 socketsYes-
Lecture Theatre x3---YesYes220 socketsYes-
Lecture Theatre x2---YesYes320 socketsYes-
Seminar Room x344-77--YesYes80 socketsYes-

Our Location

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