Assembly Rooms


When Lady Carol first stepped into the light of Paul Byrne’s Fullmooners show in Edinburgh seven years ago, she had never really performed in public before. However, it wasn’t long before her rich, distinctive singing voice and endearingly self-effacing stage presence made others sit up and take notice, leading to solo shows and performances as […]

FRINGE REVIEW – Micheline Sings Brel


In this frequently mesmerising performance, the Famous Spiegeltent becomes a mirrored summoning chamber in which Belgian singer Micheline Van Hautem calls forth the willing spirit of her fellow countryman Jacques Brel. Accompanied by musician Bert Verschueren, she takes a varied selection of Brel classics and breathes new life into them. And from a jaunty & […]

FRINGE REVIEW – Lady Carol Betwixt & Between


Lady Carol is a living contradiction. When she walks on stage in a sleek dress with a bejeweled hood covering her blonde hair, she resembles a meek and mild fairytale princess rather than a first-class musical artiste. When she sits upon her stool, picks up her ukulele and sings however, she is transformed. With a […]

FRINGE REVIEW – Camille O’Sullivan: Changeling, Assembly Rooms


If Camille O’Sullivan is the Queen of the Fringe, then her short run at the Assembly Rooms this year feels like a State Visit. Performers who can fill the newly-refurbished Music Hall are few and far between. Camille manages this not only with the sell-out crowd for tonight’s opening of her run, but also with […]

FRINGE PREVIEW – Festival giants wheel out green dream for August

The capital’s bustling George Street is to be turned into a calm, leafy oasis during the Fringe, thanks to green innovations by The Famous Spiegeltent, the Assembly Rooms Fringe and the Edinburgh International Book Festival – including a new bicycle hire scheme. As well as working independently to make their venues as environmentally friendly as […]

REVIEW – Jamie’s Italian, Edinburgh Assembly Rooms


Jamie’s Italian opens in Edinburgh Long since has Edinburgh held its breath for the arrival of a new restaurant, especially an Italian one. But Jamie’s Italian, a rather grand feature of the revamped Assembly Rooms on George Street, has had Edinburgh residents flocking in their droves. On a cold, wet and windy Monday night, you […]

FEATURE – The Assembly Rooms, George Street

Assembly Rooms Edinburgh is back Following a £9.3 million restoration, Assembly Rooms Edinburgh opened its doors for the first time in 18 months, to reveal the results of a magnificent refurbishment. With over 500,000 sparkling crystals, historically accurate gilding and half a tonne of exclusive Zoffany damask curtain fabric used in the project, the Assembly […]

EVENT – Edinburgh Foodies Festival, 3-5th December 2010, Assembly Rooms

  Foodies Christmas Festival, Fri 3, Sat 4 & Sun 5 December 2010.  George Street Assembly Rooms. We love anything to do with food at Edinburgh Spotlight and one of our favourite events on the calendar is the pre-Christmas Foodies Festival.  Tickets are available now and are valid for all three days.  Friday 3rd: 12noon […]

EVENT – Body & Soul Fair, 24-25th April, Assembly Rooms

Body & Soul Fair – this weekend.   This weekend sees the return of the Body and Soul Fair to the George Street Assembly Rooms.  Taking place over 2 days between 11am and 5.30pm, you will be able to learn about complementary therapies, health products and meet psychics and tarot readers.  There will also be the chance […]