We offer eleven versatile spaces ideal for occasions dedicated to learning and coming together. From grand dinners and exhibitions to hybrid conferences and workshops. Our venue caters to up to 145 in-person guests, with on-site audiovisual expertise to craft bespoke virtual and hybrid event solutions tailored to your needs, ensuring every attendee has a remarkable experience. The venue is nestled in the heart of Edinburgh, offering hassle-free transport connections, making it an ideal choice for local and international gatherings.

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With balcony views looking out over Edinburgh’s historical skyline, this airy and classic room is filled with natural light. 
This grand gallery-style room boasts high ceilings and an impressive entryway. Lined with several historical paintings and busts, this elegant room is flexible and neutral, suitable for lectures, workshops, training and networking events.
Once the Society’s library, our converted bright, air-conditioned lecture theatre creates the perfect atmosphere for learning.
A regal room with a warm palette and velvet wallpaper, the Kelvin room makes for an impressive meeting space or a sophisticated setting for an intimate sit-down dinner in the colder months.
This timeless and multifunctional room offers an elegant historical backdrop suitable for a board meeting, a sophisticated dinner, or a canape reception.
A contemporary hall with a glass apex ceiling and wooden floorboards, this is a bright and energising space that provides contrast to some of the RSE’s classic architecture.
This large and neutral space has been designed to accommodate a range of functions, making it an ideal choice for activities requiring focus and floor space, from training courses and film screenings to examinations and exhibitions.
Step into this charming haven of knowledge and immerse yourself in the rich history and intellectual heritage of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
This contemporary and large space is designed to be flexible and functional, providing a neutral canvas for you to dress according to your event needs.
On the ground floor, directly off the grand entrance hall, the James Clerk Maxell Room provides a calm space, ideal for meetings, interviews, or seminars.
With its high ceiling and large window looking onto George Street, this bright and airy space creates an energising environment ideal for a productive seminar, workshop, or intimate meeting setting.

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At the Royal Society of Edinburgh, we strive to create a welcoming and inclusive environment accessible to all.
With excellent transport links, getting to Edinburgh and the RSE is a straightforward trip.
The RSE is excited to embark on a new partnership with The Edinburgh Catering Company, as our food and hospitality

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