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Artemis Doors Open Day: Celebrating 250 years of Edinburgh's New Town, and Assembly Rooms’ 230th anniversary

Artemis Doors Open Day September
23 September, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Free entry

The Assembly Rooms will be throwing open its doors on Saturday 23 September, inviting members of the public to step into the jiving, jitterbugging fifties.

The inimitable Muriel and Jasper Wylie, champions of 1950s good taste and elegance and connoisseurs at the art of being simply marvellous, will be hosting lessons in the essentials of dance and etiquette. The classes will give visitors a fun filled hour learning the best moves and manners from the period.

The public can take inspiration from films and images displayed around the venue from the decade that gave us Rebel Without a CauseSome Like It Hot and Roman Holiday before enjoying some retail therapy at our vintage fair.

Our brilliant bar team will be serving an array of suitably retro refreshments from our dedicated café, as well as other drinks and snacks.

There will be also free guided tours of the venue throughout the day at 11am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm (no prior booking is required).

Dance and etiquette classes will take place at 11am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm. Details on pre-booking will be released shortly. 

Lou Lou Vintage Fair                                                                      

 lou lou vintage fair
8 October, 10:00am - 4:00pm
£2.50 entry, free under 12-year-old

Lou Lou’s award winning Vintage Fair returns to Edinburgh’s Assembly Rooms on Sunday 10 December, alongside the UK’s finest vintage traders. Find 40 stalls of retro party season attire, homeware and collectables from the 1920s to 1980s, nestled in this stunning location.

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Bruce Dickinson: What Does This Button Do?                  

bruce dickinson 
20 October, 7:00pm
£33.00 + booking fee

Bruce Dickinson is a rock legend. One of the world’s most storied musicians, Bruce has been the internationally-acclaimed lead singer of Iron Maiden for more than 30 years, and he’s lived an extraordinary off-stage existence too.

A true polymath, Bruce is an airline pilot and captain, an aviation entrepreneur, a beer brewer, motivational speaker, film scriptwriter, twice-published novelist, radio presenter, TV actor and a world-class fencer.

In an exclusive evening with the man himself, hear Bruce read from his forthcoming autobiography, What Does This Button Do? – the long-awaited window into the life, heart and mind of a Rock legend. 

Tickets cost £33.00 (+ booking fee) and include a ticket for the talk, a pre-signed hardback copy of What Does This Button Do? and a Trooper beer or soft drink.

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Ceilidh On OUT @ Hallowe’en                                                      

The out ball 
21 October
From £19.99 + booking fee

The Halloween LGBT+ Ball returns to the Assembly Rooms with top live ceilidh bands in the Ballroom and a lavish Hallowe’en themed discotheque in the Music Hall. Get lost in the sumptuous decor and unrivalled setting of the country's biggest and best event of its kind. This year’s Ball is helping to raise funds for Waverley Care with three bars, extra attractions and a new VIP Luxury Lounge package.

For more information and to book, visit: www.OutBall.scot

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Sotheby's Scottish Art Sale Travelling Exhibition                         

 Sothebys Assembly Rooms
27 - 29 October - various times
Free entry

Sotheby’s is delighted to present another collection of leading Scottish art from the late 19th and 20th centuries, including a group of works by Contemporary Scottish artists. We are the only leading international auction house to hold a dedicated Scottish Art sale, which includes a travelling exhibition at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh from 27-29th October. We hope you can join us.


Friday, 27 October 9.30am – 5.00pm

Saturday, 28 October 9.30am – 5.00pm

Sunday, 29 October 9.30am – 1.00pm

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DF Concerts presents Kathy Griffin: Laugh Your Head Off Comedy World Tour 

 Kathy Griffin
11 November, 7:00pm
 £27.50 + booking fee

She speaks! After two Emmys, a Grammy, decades of starring in television shows and touring, Kathy Griffin is launching her FIRST world tour after suddenly never being more in-demand. Armed with the story of the now infamous and controversial photo (yes…THAT photo), the fiery redheaded American comedian is bringing the story of the photo heard ‘round the world and the fallout that followed, along with breaking down everything in the pop-culture landscape.

Never has Ms. Griffin been more motivated to deliver the, most envelope-pushing, most hilarious comedy to the world. Describing her show, Griffin says, “My show isn’t for the faint of heart, so leave your kids at home. My motto is ‘Funny First.’ But don’t worry, we’ve got some serious smack talking to do about everything and everyone,” before adding, “with love, of course.”

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3D2D Christmas Craft, Art & Design Fair                                     

 3d2d fair
2 - 3 December, 10:30am - 5:00pm
 Admission price TBC

3D2D has more than twenty years’ experience organising quality selling events, large and small, uniting makers, artists and designers with the buying public. The popular fair returns to Edinburgh this December for a special Christmas craft show, allowing visitors to pick up unique presents and distinctive stocking fillers.

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