City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Ross Theatre


Ross Theatre
West Princes Street Gardens,
Edinburgh EH2 2HG
Ross Theatre and Edinburgh Castle
Venue details
Edinburgh Area: 
New Town, Edinburgh
Telephone (info): 
0131 228 8616
Telephone (box office): 
0844 844 0444 (Fringe)

The Ross Theatre (aka the Ross Band Stand) is the outdoor concert venue, with a capacity of 2000, in West Princes Street Gardens. The venue has an impressive backdrop of Edinburgh Castle and the green hilly area of Edinburgh Castle Gardens.

The current Ross Band Stand and terraced area was developed in 1935. The original facility on the site was a bandstand, built in 1877, gifted to the City by William Henry Ross, Chairman of the Distillers Company Ltd.

In September, the Ross is the setting for the annual Edinburgh International Festival Fireworks Concert. It also hosts ceilidhs, free jazz during the Edinburgh Jazz Festival, a concert at Hogmanay, and a range of other events including non-professional events and rock concerts. At the Fringe in 2010, Assembly pitched their Spiegel tent here.

You can hire the Ross Band Stand from the City of Edinburgh Council.

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