If you are interested in hiring Lauriston Halls during the Fringe, please see Fringe - Hiring Lauriston Halls

28 Lauriston St
Edinburgh EH3 9DJ
(between Grassmarket & Tollcross, 10 minutes walk from Princes St.)

Venue Manager
Ken Gourlay
3 Hayfield
Edinburgh EH12 8UJ
0131 339 5374 (24 hours)

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Entrance from outside
Entrance from inside

Dressing room

Small hall
13m x 9m


£25 / hour
£15 / hour


Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3
Included in rental
Included in rental

Toilets: 5 female cubicles & washbasins, 2 male, 1 disabled on ground floor

The rent assumes a 1/2 hour get-in and a 1/2 hour get-out paid on either side of your rental period e.g. if you book for 8-11pm you can get entry at 7.30pm and must be out by 11.30pm and you pay for 4 hours. If you need more than this (e.g. for sound setup), you'll be charged pro-rata for the extra time

The Large Hall has moveable partitions which allow you to adjust the size of the Hall to the size of your audience

Lighting very variable & dimmable

Venue manager can play quiet music during get-ins & outs

Storage space available free

Viewing - contact Venue Manager. Normal viewing times:

Thursday 11-2 (but contact us)

and during our public ceilidhs - see Ceilidhs - Dates

Disabled access
Both halls are on the ground level and are accessible to wheelchair users. There is a wheelchair accessible toilet

Full rental and a 50 pounds returnable damage deposit is payable on booking. We accept most debit/credit cards (faster) or a cheque.

To make a booking inquiry
Either ring 0131 339 5374 (24 hours) or complete the following form with required date(s) and times and state whether you are interested in the Large or Small Hall (if you don't get an answer within 2 days it may be because we're travelling and out of range of wifi in which case you may want to leave a message on 0131 339 5374 which we check every day).