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Find out what's happening at Assembly Rooms Edinburgh 



GoldFlair 24k Golden Ball

Friday 23 November
From £75

The Precious Metals Workshop proudly presents Edinburgh's debut jewellery diner and event of the year - the exclusive Goldflair 24K Golden Ball.  

The spectacular evening of precious metal and jewellery focused extravagance and entertainment will raise awareness around the issues with artisanal mining. It will help to enable a positive change in responsible sourcing of precious metals and raise much needed funds to give back to suffering and deprived artisanal mining communities that are kept in a cycle of poverty and exploitation.

This extravaganza and mouth-watering feast for all your senses will be the ball of the year. With live performances, fashion showcases, award winning jewellery, live and online auctions, music from classical to DJ, beautiful food, and lots of traditional Hollywood glamour.

Dress Code: Black Tie with a touch of gold.

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Ian Robertson: Rugby - Talking A Good Game

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Monday 26 November
From £11.04

Come and join us as John Beattie hosts an evening of conversation with the legendary BBC commentator Ian Robertson. 

Ian joined the BBC during the golden age of radio broadcasting and was given a crash course in the art of sports commentary from some of the greatest names ever to sit behind a microphone: Cliff Morgan and Peter Bromley, Bryon Butler and John Arlott. Almost half a century after being introduced to the rugby airwaves by his inspiring mentor Bill McLaren, the former Scotland fly-half looks back on the most eventful of careers, during which he covered nine British and Irish Lions tours and eight World Cups, including the 2003 tournament that saw England life the Webb Ellis Trophy and "Robbo" pick up awards for his spine-tingling description of Jonny Wilkinson's decisive drop goal.

He reflects on his playing days, his role in guiding Cambridge University to a long spell of Varsity Match supremacy and his relationships with some of the union code's most celebrated figures, including Sir Clive Woodward and Jonah Lomu. He also writes vividly and hilariously of his experiences as a horse racing enthusiast, his meetings with some of the world's legendary golfers and his dealings with a stellar cast of sporting outsiders, from Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor to Nelson Mandela. It is a hugely entertaining story that begins in a bygone rugby age, yet has much to say about the game in the here and now.

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The Gin Lounge Festival

12-4pm, Saturday 1 December
From £11.04

We at the Gin Lounge are a happy band of gin enthusiasts putting together fun and interactive gin events to promote the joys of gin. The festival works on a simple basis of everything you need to have an excellent afternoon is included in your ticket price. That means ALL GIN SAMPLES, mixers by Fentimans and expert’s masterclasses are INCLUDED in your ticket price! What’s not to love?

Included in your ticket price:

·         A festival guide

·         A commemorative Gin & Tonic crystal Glencairn Glass

·         A huge selection of delicious gins for you to sample

·         Meet the Maker and get up close with some of the best Gin Distillers

·         Mixers by Fentimans, the UK’s only family owned botanically brewed mixer company

Edinburgh Gin Tasting

What you can expect:

·         A huge variety of Artisan Gins to sample for FREE

·         Botanically Brewed Mixers by Fentimans

·         Create Your Own Gin workshops

·         Gin Masterclasses by industry experts

·         Cocktail Bar

·         Cocktail Workshops

·         IWSC Gin Judging and blind tasting experiences

·         A Gin Shop with all your festival’s favourites

·         Delicious Food

The festival will feature a huge variety of different Gins, from our favourite local and international distilleries, all perfectly served by the industry’s experts. You’ll also find our bespoke Gin Lounge Cocktail Bar where you can get delicious gin cocktails served by our award-winning mixologists. Why not learn how to mix up your new favourite drinks in our cocktail workshops, just in time for you to impress your friends and family at Christmas dinner! Become an IWSC gin judge for the day and find out which gins are worthy of your medals in our IWSC blind tasting experience or make your very own unique gin to take home in our popular Create Your Own Gin workshops.

Included in your ticket price are not only all gin samples, but also all expert’s masterclasses. Here, you can learn all about your favourite tipple, it’s history and how it’s made straight from the makers.
There is also a Gin Lounge Shop where you will be able to buy all your favourites before you leave and grab some Xmas presents for your gin loving friends.

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3D2D Edinburgh Christmas Craft, Art & Design Fair                                   

 3d2d fair
10.30am-5pm, Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 December 2018
£4 (£3 Con., Children Free) - Tickets on the door.

The 3d/2d Fair brings together some of the finest contemporary art, craft and design-work from across the UK, in a glorious 2-day event at the Assembly Rooms. With over 120 makers, designers and artists exhibiting their work, the fair is full of unusual stalls selling products you won't find on the High Street.

A treasure trove of Christmas gifts or something for yourself. We pride ourselves in carefully selecting exhibitors to ensure standards are kept high, resulting in a wonderful mix of high quality and unique products sold to you by the exhibitors themselves.

Café run by Appetite Direct available if you need to relax and refuel.

Ticket price (on the door): £4; concessions, £3; children under 12 yrs go free
Entrance tickets can be used as often as wished over both days
For more information, visit: www.3d2d.co.uk

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Katie Melua and Gori Women's Choir                                   

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Doors 7:00pm, 13 December
From £21.45

Multi award-winning recording artist Katie Melua has announced an extensive European tour for winter 2018, including 13 UK dates.
Katie will be joined by a cast of stellar musicians, as well as members of the Gori Women’s Choir who featured on the silver-certified 2016 album In Winter. In Winter was recorded in Georgia, and commanded some of the finest reviews of Katie's career with the Sunday Times describing it as 'bewitching…ravishing…spellbinding' and the Independent as 'exquisite' and 'remarkable.' The associated 2016 tour, which saw Katie and the choir undertake 28 performances across 8 countries received universal acclaim from music critics and audiences alike.

Katie's performance in Edinburgh will see a set which will include songs from In Winter alongside brand new recordings and a catalogue of classics.

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Hogmanay Snow Ball                                  

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7.30pm, Monday 31 December 2018
Early bird £39.99; Standard £49.99; VIP £99

The Capitals biggest indoor Hogmanay event will be back for a 6th sell-out year on December 31st 2018, again at the city’s most prestigious venue – the magnificent ballrooms and drawing rooms of the Assembly Rooms.

It’s such a historic, beautiful and convenient setting to bring in 2019 with 2 different ceilidh bands and disco to finish off. You can then slip off to the after party until 5am! Look out your best frock and tiara (if you so wish!) or brush down your kilt and join us for the best way to bring in the new year.

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Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival 2019                               

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Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 January 2019
From £25

After a hugely successful first year Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival returns to Assembly Rooms on 26th and 27th of January 2019 for another packed weekend of talks, classes and workshops to help us all lead healthier and happier lives.



Classes for all levels from yoga and pilates to strength training and meditation.

Expert advice on nutrition, stress, parenting, mental health, mindfulness and more.

Talks and workshops on vegan and plant-based diets, natural beauty and skincare.

Wellbeing Marketplace with everything from wellness products to free health MOT’s, massage, treatments and delicious food.



Carley Rowena, Prof. Green, Jack Monroe, Rangan Chatterjee, Haemin Sumin, Julie Montagu, Fiasal Abdala, Hollie Grant, Cat Meefan and more.

There are a number of ticket options available including morning tickets, afternoon tickets and full weekend tickets.

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The Fantastical Chocolate Festival                      

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Saturday 02 March 2019

From £6.90

From the people that brought you The Great British Gin Festival and Rum & Reggae.. A day of delectable confectionary, singalong live music and chocolatiers!

Stock up on the good stuff for your family and friends. Full of delicious treats and Willy Wonka inspired characters to keep the kids (and big kids) entertained all day. 
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Saba Douglas Hamilton: A Life With Elephants

 Saba Douglas Hamilton
Wednesday 17 April 2019

From £24.75 (includes booking fee) 

Join Saba Douglas-Hamilton, the highly acclaimed elephant conservationist and wildlife TV presenter of This Wild Life and Big Cat Diaries for an evening of exciting animal stories and intimate behind the scenes tales of life in Kenya with her young family.'


**Please note that this event takes place at the Assembly Rooms, George Street**

Door time: 6:30PM

Running time: 2 hours inc interval


Includes Q+A and post show signing.

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An audience with Anfield legends

 Anfield Legends
Sunday 19 May 2019

From £30 (Meet and Greet additional cost and concession available)

The Ultimate evening of Anfield legends, your chance to see John Barnes, Jan Molby and Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock on stage together.  The evening will be full of entertainment and banter as you can well expect, so sit back and enjoy! 

This evening will give you a full insight into their careers, from previous clubs, to putting on the famous red jersey, to representing their national country.  It will be a time to reflect on the season so far with personal views of the stars, this is a great opportunity to quiz the pro’s on their LFC story.

There will be 55 limited opportunities for Meet and Greet pre-show for photos and signatures.  Don’t miss your chance to be one of those…

Meet and Greet 18:00

Show start 19:30

Running time 50 : 20 : 50

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DH Concerts present

Gary Faulds Live                   

 Gary Faulds Jun19
8:00pm, Saturday 29 June 2019

£16.50 - price shown includes b/fee

He's gone from gigging in the back room of a pub to selling out five theatres, the country’s best comedy club, the country’s biggest comedy club and a tour of Cyprus!

The dream is well and truly alive for Gary Faulds, helped by the 2 million who tune in to watch his Facebook live videos every month.

He's planning to make 2019 as eventful a year as the current one, only this time things will be bigger and better.

He's gone from being a nobody to getting free pakora, clothes and haircuts for life. At his first theatre show a women fainted! Don’t worry her pals dragged her out the room and came back in to enjoy the show. (TRUE STORY)

Strictly over 18s!

£1.50 non-refundable transaction fee applies on all online and telephone bookings
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