City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Studio 24 (Closed)

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Studio 24
24-26 Calton Road
Edinburgh EH8 8DP
Venue details
Telephone (info): 
0131 558 3758

Indie music nightclub and live gig venue that has deep roots in Edinburgh.

A little off-the-beaten path down in Calton.

After 22 years, the venue held its last bash on 24th June 2017. Signing out, Studio 24 said:

"For years we’ve fought the good fight, giving a place for lovers of underground music somewhere where they feel safe in a friendly environment surrounded by staff who genuinely care about the music playing, the atmosphere and making sure the customers feel the same love.

We are gutted that we have had to come to this decision but with years of investing thousands upon thousands in soundproofing/ legal fees in order to stay open, alongside complaining neighbours/ harsh council enforced sound restrictions, we feel that these problems will not leave us, with recently more complaints received from our neighbours and no real support from license standards officers. Having recently been told told that another license hearing could be looming, therefore threatening our ability to stay open to the public.

We feel that it’s better to jump than be pushed, and perhaps us leaving the entertainment circuit in Edinburgh might make the powers that be realise that a shake-up of how a capital city’s music scene should be supported. Calton Road once pulsed with music – from The Venue, to The Bongo on New Street to Studio 24. This part of the Old Town is almost silenced now. It’s the heart of the city, but the beat has been silenced. We can understand the reasons why."