Let the music play

Scotland’s oldest purpose-built concert venue – St Cecilia’s Hall – has reopened after a two-year, £6.5 million redevelopment.

Horn player at St Cecilia's Hall

The historic University building has been thoughtfully restored, transforming its concert room and music museum into and elegant, engaging space.

The refurbished venue, in the city’s Old Town, is home to the University’s world-class collection of musical instruments. It gives people a chance to learn about how the roles of musical instruments have changed over time, and hear them performed.

The striking Sypert Concert Room has retained its distinctive oval shape and will host an eclectic array of performances for up to 200 people. PagePark Architects have taken inspiration from the shapes and intricate craftsmanship found in the collection to create a truly unique building.

The new entrance on Niddry Street invites visitors in from the Royal Mile with a distinctive gate in the silhouette of a harpsichord, while decorative details from instruments appear throughout the building’s interior.

St Cecilia's Hall website