This winter, Edinburgh’s Usher Hall will host cinematic screenings of British classics such as Love Actually and The Snowman, accompanied by live orchestras. Usher Hall, Scotland’s only five-star concert hall which is renowned for its fantastic acoustics, has had its stage graced by some of Europe’s best and most talented musicians. It has also been Edinburgh International Festival’s main venue since 1947, inviting world-renowned national and international orchestras, artists and conductors such as Benjamin Britten, Kathleen Ferrier and Jacqueline Du Preto to perform, attracting music fans from all over the world to Scotland’s capital for unforgettable musical experiences.
Now, starting off the festive season with a musical bang, The Usher Hall will screen some of the most beloved seasonal movies, accompanied by live orchestras, taking the cinematic experience to immersive new levels. Experience your favourites like never before and book your tickets to one of the unique, one-of-a-kind screenings this winter. Book to see a special screening of The Snowman on December 21st, which will be accompanied by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and narrated by Usher Hall’s guest presenter Jamie MacDougall. Perfect for a special family outing, everyone will be singing along – if they’re not left speechless by the breathtaking live orchestra, that is.
Also accompanied by the RSNO is on November 16th, where the orchestra will collaborate with iconic film label Varese Sarabande to celebrate its 40th anniversary. Expect live renditions from TV and film favourites including Game of Thrones, The Matrix, Back to the Future and The Goonies. Finally, for an evening of romance, comedy and total Christmas spirit, book to see Love Actually on December 8th. With an orchestral backdrop courtesy of Senbla Concert Orchestra, the British classic will be brought to life. As the charming story is projected on to the grand hall’s huge screen, let the live rendition of Craig Armstrong’s emotive and recognisable score blow you away.
Book a screening between November 16 – December 21
Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland
Tickets start from £19. Book at usherhall.co.uk