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A GIFT TO EDINBURGH, A TREAT FOR DELEGATES

The McEwan Hall was presented to the University in 1897 by William McEwan as a ceremonial hall for graduations and as a gift to the people of Edinburgh.

This iconic Grade A listed building was designed by Sir Rowand Anderson, with lavish interiors by William Palin. Construction was completed in 1894, but it took another three years to complete the interior designs, the centrepiece being the 15 beautifully painted mural panels that make up the vast dome.

A painstaking multi-million pound refurbishment has restored much of the intricacy to its original beauty and created a modern, superbly equipped space, with state-of-the-art audio visual equipment and accessible facilities.

Available as an exclusive-use venue only, McEwan Hall’s tiered auditorium can seat up to 1,139 delegates, while the new expansive basement provides capacity for 433 people. There are additional five fully equipped seminar rooms.

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ACCESSIBILITY GUIDE
1139 Delegates
At the heart of the Old Town Campus
State of the Art Audio Visual Facilities
Tiered Auditorium
5 Seminar Rooms

Location

Approx walking times

Room Capacities

TheatreCabaretClassroomBoardroomU - no tablesU - with tablesReceptionDinner
Main Hall (flat)444144----250180
Main Hall (tiered ground floor)332-------
Main Hall (tiered first floor)363-------
Main Hall (TOTAL)1139144----250180
Robing Room129-----15060
Foyer 15016-16--5020
Foyer 28724-24--8030
Foyer 38724-24--8030
Foyer 412240-28--12050
Foyer 58724-24--8030
Foyers 1 - 4 (TOTAL)346104-92--330160
Foyers 1 - 5 (TOTAL)433128-116--410190

Technical Information

Room Size sqmCeiling HeightStage AreaBlackout PossibleWifiPowerDisabled AccessInduction Loop
Main Hall: Ground Floor2262.5mYesYesYesYesYesYes
Main Hall: First Tier--------
Main Hall: Second Tier--------
Foyer 1662.5m--YesYesYesYes
Foyer 2992.5m--YesYesYesYes
Foyer 3992.5m--YesYesYesYes
Foyer 41312.5m--YesYesYesYes
Foyer 5982.5m--YesYesYesYes
Robing1572.6m--YesYesYesYes