At the heart of St Cecilia’s Hall is the Sypert Concert Room, an elegant room with a distinct elliptical shape. This room is the oldest concert hall in Scotland and the second oldest in Britain. Commissioned by the Edinburgh Musical Society and designed by architect Robert Mylne (1733-1811), the inaugural concert of St Cecilia’s Hall was held in this space in 1763.
During its heyday in Georgian society, the Concert Room was the venue for some of the best performances in Scotland, featuring international performers and composers. Today, it is the perfect setting for everything from historical chamber music to intimate modern concerts and performances.