Facilities

We have four rooms available to hire for tuition, rehearsals, or performances. Our venue is ideal for rehearsal rooms for the Edinburgh Fringe and International Festivals. 

 

Year-round we are a venue for master classes, music exams, pupil recitals, chamber music meetings, receptions and similar events.

You can create professional recordings and film on our premises, although you may need to hire the full venue to guarantee you're free from distractions and interruptions.

Please make sure your read all of the terms of hire before you contact us.

Recital Room

2 Steinway Model B pianos

Zuckerman harpsichord

Up to 50 people

The room is ideal for private concerts, music exams, chamber rehearsals, recording, lectures, classes, summer schools, photos, small wedding ceremonies and private parties.

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Artists' Room

1 digital piano

2-4 people

This nicely decorated room is regularly used by string and voice teachers as a music studio for practice and teaching.  There is a Yamaha Clavinova digital piano. The room is large enough for up to four instrumentalists.

Lounge

1 piano (currently out of use)

2-6 people

This is an alternative option when the other rooms are occupied. It's great for private piano, vocal or instrumental tuition, duo and small ensemble rehearsals. The Blüthner piano is not in playable condition at present.

Mezzanine Room

No piano

Up to 8 people

Modestly decorated, well-lit and heated, this room is good for meetings, one to one instrumental tuition or individual practice. It can accommodate 8 people seated around tables It does not contain a piano. 

Performances

We'd love to help you host a free concert or maybe a fundraising event. If you'd like to raise funds, you can invite an audience and request donations from those in attendance. Unfortunately we can't host events for the public or with ticket sales.

We do have a small coffee area with a wee fridge, hot water, a sink, and hand-washing facilities. You'll need to bring your own catering and dishes, as we've no facilities at all for cooking or heating food. 

Although we want you to enjoy yourself, we can't hire out the venue for parties or dancing. Smoking and the sale of alcohol are also not permitted on site.

Size and access

The max capacity of the whole building is 55 people.

There is a stairlift in place to assist those with disabilities. However, in general the building is not wheelchair accessible.

Edinburgh Society of Musicians

3 Belford Road,

Edinburgh,

EH4 3BL. 

Patrons: Nicholas Bailey, Richard Demarco, Dr Colin Kingsley

Established 1887

Scottish Charity No. SC003525

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