14 August 2023

Scottish Ensemble at The Hub

We’re returning to Edinburgh International Festival for a performance of Arnold Schoenberg’s string sextet Verklärte Nacht, with guest director Lawrence Power.

We’re thrilled to be making our return to the festival, and to be performing with Lawrence Power, who will be directing from the Violin.

Additional repertoire to be announced. Tickets go on sale May 3, find all ticketing information below.

  • Curtain Tune
    Henry Purcell
  • Quartet for One
    Garth Knox
  • Canon for Two Violas
    James MacMillan
  • Che si può fare
    Barbara Strozzi
  • Story from Living Room Music
    John Cage
  • Curtain Tune
    Matthew Locke
  • La Battalia
    Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber
  • The Man with the Child in his Eyes
    Kate Bush arr Brett Dean
  • Verklärte Nacht
    Arnold Schoenberg


What to expect at our venues

  • During August the streets around The Hub are closed to vehicles from 5pm. The closest drop off point is on Victoria Street. The journey to The Hub from Victoria Street to The Hub is 0.2 miles but is uphill all the way and involves some cobbled streets.
  • Due to these road closures around The Hub during evening performances, we are running a pre booked Access Shuttle bus for anybody who may face difficulties as a pedestrian, in navigating the hills and/or crowds. Find out more about the Access Shuttle
  • The area outside The Hub can be extremely busy with tourists and may take people with mobility access requirements longer to navigate.
  • There is no dropped curb near The Hub main entrance. The nearest level access route is to travel part way up Castlehill until the road and pavement become level with each other, and then head back down the pavement to The Hub.
  • The ramped entrance from the street into The Hub courtyard is quite steep. The least steep approach is from the Castlehill side, so you are travelling downhill before you meet the ramp.
  • There is level access from the courtyard to the Ground Floor and Box Office
  • Box Office has a lowered counter and seating available
  • Additional seating is also available in the Ground Floor hallways
  • Platform lift to / from Ground Floor to Sculpture Gallery:
  1. Due to the constraints of the building, the turning circle for this lift is only 1400mm X 1050mm
  2. The platform lift entrance has a width of 930mm and has a weight limit of 250kg
  • There is passenger lift access between Sculpture Gallery, First Floor, Main Hall Balcony. The passenger lift has a weight limit of 800kg.
  • The First Floor has level access between the lift and Main Hall, and there is a platform lift available to get up the two steps into the Dunard Library

  • Hearing Loop available in the Box Office and Main Hall – set your hearing aid to the T setting. There is no Hearing Loop available in the Dunard Library
  • Most areas have low levels of lighting
  • The Box Office has a bit of an echo

  • There are wheelchair spaces available in the Main Hall, please book via the Access Pass to reserve one of these spaces.
  • Main Hall Balcony does not have level access – there are 5 steps down to the balcony area
  • Where an event has BSL interpretation, there will be signs identifying the seats with the best sight lines
  • Where an event has captions, the captioning unit will be hung in the rear/centre of the stage area, with good sight lines from most seating areas
  • All events at The Hub this year are operating with a Relaxed approach, where people are welcome to leave and re-enter at any time throughout the event

  • There are multiple accessible toilets, located across all levels
  • Assistance dogs are welcome and can be looked after by venue staff
  • There is no chill out space available at The Hub
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