Venue Hire

George Watson's College offers a unique and historic venue, with modern facilities, conveniently located close to Edinburgh's city centre. We offer a variety of flexible and competitively priced space to hire, hosting a range of events from meetings and networking events to gala dinners, theatre productions and exhibitions.

Our team of friendly and highly experienced staff will be available throughout your planning process and will ensure that we go beyond your venue expectations. On the day, our onsite team will be ready to meet you and be on hand throughout your event.

We offer a extensive collection of rooms and space available to hire, all on one single campus which includes free onsite parking.  Have a browse through some of our key spaces available to hire below. 

If you would like to discuss your event and find out more about hosting an event at with us, please contact our Events Co-ordinator, Amy Hutchison at or call 0131 446 6000. 

  • Assembly Hall

    The Assembly Hall at George Watson's College is our largest space, seating up to 1000 guests in various seating configurations, including raked seating. Fully equipped with audio visual equipment and professional stage lighting this is the perfect venue for theatre productions, filming, gala dinners and charity events.

    • Assembly Hall with a piano in the foreground
      Assembly Hall
    • Assembly Hall showing the balcony to the rear
      Assembly Hall balcony
    • Cabaret-style seating in the Assembly Hall
      Cabaret-style seating
    • Raked seating in Assembly Hall
      Raked seating
    • Raked seating in Assembly Hall
      Raked seating
  • Lecture Theatre

    Our Lecture Theatre can seat up to 150 delegates. It is situated close to numerous break out spaces making it an ideal conference venue or for large group training.

    Lecture Theatre

  • Music Auditorium

    The focal point of the music school here at George Watson's College and one of our most popular spaces to hire. As well as hosting concerts, recordings and rehearsals, the auditorium can hold up to 215 guests and therefore also an excellent space for conferences and lectures.

    Music Auditorium

  • Breakout Classrooms and Dining Spaces

    We have numerous breakout spaces and classrooms, all with screens and AV equipment available to hire. Rooms can be set up to suit your event and requirements and can be hired alongside some of our larger spaces.

    • Assembly Hall filled with people being addressed by the Principal
      Dining Hall
    • Stewart Lockhart Suite set up boardroom style
      Stewart Lockhart Suite
    • Dining hall
      Dining Hall
    • Library with tables, bookshelves and projector screen

    Our Dining Hall can seat up to 200 guests and our smaller conference room equipped with screen and AV equipment can set up to 30 in boardroom style.

  • Centre for Sport

    Our Centre for Sport offers some fantastic space and sports facilities available to hire. We can host anything from yoga classes, five-a-side football, badminton to children's birthday parties and meetings.

    Facilities within the Centre for Sport include; two indoor sports halls, astroturfs, tennis courts, three indoor gyms, classrooms and a central hub area.

    • Games Hall 1
      Games Hall 1
    • Main astroturf pitch
      Main Astro
    • Girl playing tennis
      Tennis courts
    • Yoga stencil on window
    • Galleon classroom
      Galleon classroom
  • Myreside

    Overlooking the Myreside playing fields at the western end of the campus, Myreside Pavilion provides a social venue for the school's community and the general public.

    Our grandstand, playing fields and sports pitches are all available to hire as well as venue space within the recently refurbished Pavilion. With three meeting rooms, a public bar and function suite and free onsite parking, Myreside Pavilion is a perfect location for a wide range of events from birthday celebrations and breakfast meetings to yoga and dance classes. 

    Please get in touch with Carla to find out  more about what we can offer at

  • Catering

    Our onsite catering team, Inspire Catering, are an independent Scottish business founded in 2008, offering delicious, locally sourced food and a highly experienced team. They can offer anything from breakfast meeting bacon rolls, light conference lunches to formal dinners for over 200 guests. Please get in touch to find out more.

    • Three smiling catering staff wearing aprons in a kitchen
      Catering staff
    • A bowl containing a salad
      Salad bowl
    • A slate platter bearing tomatoes, leaves and creme fraiche
      Tomato platter
    • A plate with a fancy dessert
  • AV

    Our onsite AV team are able to provide AV support and hire of equipment whatever your event requirements. With experience in a huge range of events from professional theatre productions to conferences. Please get in touch to find out more.

If would like to find out more about hosting your next event with us here at George Watson's College, please fill in the form below or contact our Events Co-ordinator, Amy Hutchison at or call 0131 466 6000. We look forward to hearing from you.

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