The Hub

The Hub is the venue for the Gala Dinner on 29th November.

The Hub is one of Edinburgh’s most spectacular and unique venues, combining award winning contemporary design with classic Victorian architecture. 

It was built between 1842 and 1845, as the Victoria Hall, to house the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. Curiously the building was never consecrated as a Church. In 1929 the Church of Scotland ceased to use the building and it became a temporary home for a variety of congregations. It was named the Highland Tolbooth St John’s Church in 1956, before falling into disuse in the 1980s.
In 1999, the building underwent a transformation to create offices and a performance space for the Edinburgh International Festival. 

An iconic landmark on the Edinburgh skyline, The Hub towers over the old town in the heart of the festival city, and is set on the historic Royal Mile between Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace. The Hub’s spire is the highest point in central Edinburgh.

Its interior pulsates with colour, light and style, as befits the home of the Edinburgh International Festival. With its use of colour and dramatic design, the building creates a unique and flexible backdrop for gala dinners.