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The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Playfair Building
Built in 1832, this magnificent historic building consists of a beautiful main hall along with eight other rooms. This flagship building contains rooms of grandeur suitable for a variety of events, from a video conference for 4 people to a gala dinner for 175 guests. 

King Khalid Building
This wonderful converted church is perfect for lectures, meetings and social events. The  self-contained auditorium seats up to 158 delegates and includes extensive AV.  There is a large reception area on the ground floor ideal for lunch, exhibitions and small dinners. 

The Quincentenary Building
A modern building containing a large multi-purpose room, three breakout rooms, a large reception area and a suite of surgical skill facilities. An outside courtyard is available during the good weather.

The Prince Philip Building

Our newest building, opened in April 2015, offers you our Deacon Suite - a stunning hall on the first floor with a glass ceiling retaining many of the original architectural features. Additional features include stunning lighting in a choice of colours, private bar and large windows looking out onto the College’s private gardens.

It comes complete with 3 small breakout rooms (The Charter Suites) and is ideal for an exclusive use event.

 Ten Hill Place Hotel
A modern 129 bedroom hotel offering stylish, on-site accommodation for your guests.   Newly refurbished Drinks & Dining offers a relaxing area to enjoy a drink, light meal or an excellent a la carte menu.  They Snug is also available fro private hire - seatin 14 for dinner and 20 for a drinks reception.

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh works in collaboration with the adjacent Festival Theatre to offer conference delegates theatre style capacity for up to 750 delegates.

Meeting Room Building Key:

  1. Playfair Building (PB)
  2. King Khalid Building (KKB)
  3. The Quincentenary Building (QB)
  4. The Prince Philip Building (PP)

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Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH8 9DW
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Meeting Rooms

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Auditorium & Reception (KKB) 158
Charter Suites (PP) 30 22 0 16 100 60
Committee Room (PB) 18 20 30m2 3.2m
Conan Doyle Room (PB) 10 33m2 3.0m
Deacon Suite (PP) 160 40 120 82 250 200 177m2 6.0m
Fellow's Library (PB) 55 30 120 40 72m2 3.6m
G B Ong Room (QB) 32 28 48 76 106m2 2.72m
Logan Turner Room (PB) 16 16 25 37m2 4.45m
Playfair Hall (PB) 175 50 72 70 200 150 187m2 6.26m
Reception Room (KKB) 95 158 100m2 2.76m
Reception Room (PB) 20 45 25 44m2 4.45m
Tausend Room (QB)
Wadsworth Room (QB) 24 20 26 45 72m2 2.72m
Wolfson Hall (QB) 230 144 100 300 250 275m2 3.6m

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10 Hill Place Hotel

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Ten Hill Place Hotel is owned by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and is part of the wonderful conference and meeting facilities now on offer here. It was created from the combination of an existing Georgian building, with a stylish yet sympathetic new development. more details…
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Quincentenary Conference Centre

Part of RCSE
This venue includes the versatile Wolfson Hall, a large space suitable for a multitude of purposes; conferences,lectures, exhibitions and a popular choice for dinner dances with it’s wooden sprung dance floor. The ground floor houses three large versatile meeting rooms, a spacious reception area, a business centre and supporting facilities. more details…
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1 - 1000+

Heritage Portfolio

Creative, innovative and spectacular catering. Heritage Portfolio is a team of consummate professionals who specialise in organising events that enhance the reputation of any company, brand or service.Refreshingly irreverent, we are obsessive foodies who love going above and beyond the norm, using the best, most delicious of seasonal ingredients. more details…


Private Christmas Parties

For your festive fun choose between the Wolfson Hall in the Quincentenary Building for up to 160 guests or the Deacon Suite in the Prince Philip Building for up to 140 guests.
From £39.50 per person

King Khalid Building
Free room hire subject to a minimum bar spend of £500!
Buffets available from only £12.00 per person.