Playfair Library Hall

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Total Meeting Space494 sq. m
Standing Capacity450
Seating Capacity250
Old College
South Bridge
Edinburgh EH8 9YL
Old College
South Bridge
Edinburgh EH8 9YL



  • AV Capabilities
  • Furniture
  • Internet Access
  • Space (Private)
  • Wheelchair Accessible


  • Staging Area

Alcohol and Catering

  • Alcohol Allowed

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Meeting Space

Total Meeting Space494 sq. m
Meeting Rooms5
Standing Capacity450
Largest Room332 sq. m
Second Largest Room76 sq. m
Seating Capacity250
Space (Private)Available


Distance from Airport

  • 11.59 km from Venue


The Playfair Library Hall, featuring William Playfair's signature neoclassical barrel-vaulted ceiling, can add an air of elegance to any special event. The Playfair Library Hall is a flexible Edinburgh First venue, able to accommodate up to 300 delegates theatre-style, 220 for dinner or 450 for a drinks reception. The lower floor of Playfair Library Hall features four additional meeting rooms, making this Edinburgh venue suitable for all manner of meetings, large presentations, conferences and exclusive dinners.

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