54 George Street Edinburgh EH2 2LR

Tel: 0131 220 4348

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Five local caterers have been chosen to join the City of Edinburgh Council-owned Assembly Rooms’ preferred catering panel, following a rigorous tender process.

Appetite Direct, Edinburgh First, Heritage Portfolio, Hickory and Prestige Venues & Events have been carefully selected to cater the diverse range of events which the George Street venue hosts, from conferences and exhibitions to weddings and performances, from July 2016.

In March, we were joined by STV who took over the Assembly Rooms music hall to broadcast Scotland's leader's debate live. Read on for more details in our case study with STV.

June has certainly been an entertaining month at the Assembly Rooms. Despite much secrecy and only some last minute promotion there was still a number of noisy fans crowded round the barriers to welcome the X-Factor Judges to Edinburgh.

Edinburgh Festival is just round the corner and this year we are hosting an exciting new festival which brings together the world of arts and entertainment with digital technology curated and presented by the creative people from The London based Riverside Studios.

We are continuing our ‘Meet the Team’ series for the Assembly Rooms e-zine and this time it is the turn of our Production Manager, Ruari Cormack. 

The Church Hill Theatre have teamed up with Goose Quizzes to host a series of fun filled evenings at the Theatre Bar.

Our third quiz will be hosted on Tuesday 7th June.

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The night starts with a quiz packed with questions on the month's top stories from across the world as well as a trip down memory lane and the obligitory theatre related questions.

Teams, with some fantastically inventive names, have battled it out over the last two months for great prizes and achieved some top scores.

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The evening then takes on a more musical theme with a live music act entertaining the guests. This months entertainment comes in the form of an open mic night. So if you are searching for a chance to entertain then get in touch.

Remember and like out Facebook page and let us know you are coming along.

Looking forward to another great night.

A great opportunity has arisen for a Business Development Manager, to drive and lead proactive sales for a range of high profile city centre venues including Assembly Rooms, Usher Hall, Church Hill Theatre and Ross Band Stand. 

It's been a very busy few months with a number of inpsiring conferences taking place here at the Assembly Rooms. However 'We Are The Future', a global youth organisation, whose aim is to inspire and connect entrepreneurs across the world returned to the venue following a very successful event in November to host their 'Data Talent Scotland' Conference.

We grabbed a quick chat with Paul McMillan, event coordinator, after the event to find out a bit more about it and why the conference returned to the Assembly Rooms.

Our events team has, as ever, been staying up to date with the latest trends in the market to help you stage the best event possible. So every quarter we will look at a different aspect of conference and event management, give you our thoughts and a few tips to help your events shine.

We have an amazing team here at the Assembly Rooms all of whom we are very proud of. So we thought you should get to know them. Every quarter we will introduce you to another vital member of our team. First up is John-Paul Valentine.