Built in the eighteenth century, William Playfair's impressive Edinburgh landmark is the birthplace of the University of Edinburgh.

The Old College quadrangle houses the stunning Playfair Library Hall, in which you can host up to 250 delegates theatre-style, 220 dinner guests or a reception for 450 people. The lower floor of Old College contains four additional meeting rooms, making the venue suitable for meetings, large presentations, conferences and exclusive dinners.

Also in the Old College quadrangle is the Talbot Rice Gallery. Contemporary exhibitions are hosted throughout the year by the Talbot Rice White Gallery, providing the ideal entertainment for guests following a dinner or drinks reception held in the grand Georgian Gallery.

At a glance

250 Delegates
4 Meeting rooms
220 Dinner
2 Galleries
Edinburgh landmark

Room Capacities

Theatre
Classroom
Boardroom
U-Shaped
Reception
Cabaret
Dinner
Playfair Library Hall250100--450160220
Raeburn--24-40-24
Carstares--10-20812
Elder--16-101216
Lee--8-1068
Talbot Rice White Gallery----150--
Talbot Rice Georgian Gallery----1504050

Technical Info

Room Size sqm
Ceiling Height
Stage Area
Blackout Possible
Wifi
Power
Disabled Access
Induction Loop
Playfair Library Hall332.312.1312 x 8 ftyesyes102 socketsyes-
Raeburn76.55.32-yesyes22 socketsyes-
Carstares76.55.32-yesyes8 socketsyes-
Elder48.75.59-yesyes13 socketsyes-
Lee29.15.51-yesyes8 socketsyes-
Talbot Rice White Gallery-8.16-yes-32 socketsyes-
Talbot Rice Georgian Gallery-8.27-yes-4 socketsyes-

Our Location

Click to view dynamic map

Our Accreditations