Grand, old, circular building in Bristo Square with opulent interior and huge stone pillars.
As part of Edinburgh University, it's a venue for presentations and classical music concerts. With lectures, the vast belly of the hall and the hard stone surfaces can sometimes swallow up words or make them difficult to discern so best seats are to the front of the podium rather than the balcony.
The McEwan was originally the main concert venue in Edinburgh, before the construction of the Usher Hall
Operating under the banner of Udderbelly's Pasture at Bristo Square in 2010.
Reviews of shows here
- A Midsummer Night's Dream Review (18 Aug '09)