The Old Town Collection - Meeting Edinburgh
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The Old Town Collection

The Old Town Collection Edinburgh brings together two of the City’s most iconic buildings – the Festival Theatre and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Directly opposite each other in Edinburgh’s beautiful old town, the venues offer a distinctive location for your association’s next conference.

The Festival Theatre is the ideal location for your main conference sessions - a historic setting with twenty-first century technology throughout.  Spacious foyers in this remarkable refurbished theatre lead into the beautiful 1928 auditorium with ample comfortable seating for all your delegates.

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh provides breakout, exhibition and catering space, boasting both historic and modern buildings.    Plus of course, on site accommodation is available in the four-star Ten Hill Place Hotel.

The capacity chart below only shows a small number of the rooms available over the two venues.

The two organisations within the Collection are registered charities and profits from their conference businesses are used to support the education and cultural sectors in the city, and around the world.

For conferences up to around 750 delegates, The Old Town Collection should be your first choice in Scotland’s capital city.

Building Key:

  1. Royal College of Surgeons (RS)
  2. Festival Theatre (FT)


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Meeting Rooms

Capacity by configuration Dimensions
Banquet Boardroom Cabaret Classroom Reception Theatre Area Height
(FT) Empire Rooms 150
(FT) Festival Theatre Auditorium 750
(RS) Deacon Suite 160 40 120 82 250 200 177m2 6.0m
(RS) Playfair Hall 175 50 90 70 250 150 190m2 6.26m
(RS) Wolfson Hall 230 80 210 130 350 300 267m2 3.6m