The Music Hall

A grand music festival was commenced in Edinburgh on Tuesday 31 October 1815, and lasted the remainder of the week.  Subsequent Music Festivals were held in October 1819 and October 1824.   The following year it was proposed that in consequence of the success of the festivals it was proposed to add a Music Hall to the Assembly Rooms, George Street, for musical performances.

The Music Hall was opened on 9th October 1843 as an extension to the Assembly Rooms in George Street, Edinburgh.

The Reid Concert was held in the Music Hall for the first time in February 1845.  There was no Reid Concert in 1844. 
The most recent Reid Concert in the Music Hall was the Annual Concert in memory of General Reid given in February 1966.