City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

The Picture House


HMV Picture House
Venue details
Edinburgh Area: 
Lothian Road, Edinburgh
Telephone (info): 
0131 221 2280
Telephone (box office): 
0844 847 1740

A 1,500 capacity live venue with a balcony bar that can carry up to 350 people in older, refurb'd building. While the venue in its previous incarnations has always been a magnet for teens on the radge the venue re-opened as the Edinburgh Picture House in September 2008 with an emphasis on live gigs (Jarvis Cocker, Idlewild, Travis) as well as club nights.

The lovingly restored Caledonian cinema on Lothian Road - you may also remember it as the Caley Palais - is perfect for performers and audience alike and hosts a broad range of music.

Closed in 2014.