University at the festivals

University venues

The University has a wide range of venues able to be used for filming and festival purposes throughout most of the year.

McEwan Hall

McEwan Hall
McEwan Hall is the magnificent home of the University graduation ceremonies and flagship lectures.

George Square Theatre

George Square Theatre
George Square Theatre is the University’s main Lecture Theatre built in 1970.

Playfair Library

Playfair Library
The Playfair Library can be found on the first floor of Old College.

Old College Quad

Old College Quad
Old College Quad is situated on South Bridge.

George Square Gardens

George Square Gardens
George Square Gardens offer a unique and very attractive location for filming or as a venue for open-air performance in the centre of the city.

Medical Faculty

Medical Faculty
The University of Edinburgh Medical Faculty offers some exciting and unique spaces for filming and site specific theatre or installations.

St Cecilia’s Hall

St Cecilia’s Hall
The Hall was built in 1763 for the Edinburgh Musical Society to the design of Robert Mylne and is the oldest purpose built concert hall in Scotland.

Talbot Rice Gallery

Talbot Rice Gallery
Built in the 1970s Talbot Rice Gallery is a beautiful and versatile space with three different exhibiting areas.

St Leonard’s Hall

St Leonard’s Hall
St Leonard’s Hall at Pollock Halls of Residence was built in 1869 by John Lessels.

Reid Hall

Reid Hall
The Reid Hall was built in 1859 and is used as a lecture theatre by the University of Edinburgh's Music Department.

Other locations

As the University has such a vast campus we have a lot of other locations that are not detailed above. These locations can include various halls of residence, libraries, lecture theatres, walkways, staircases, corridors, dining halls/canteens and many more, so please don’t hesitate to contact us regarding any filming location queries that you may have.

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