Inspiring Venues

Make a real impact with a conference or meeting at one of the world's oldest medical institutions.

Conferences & Meetings at Surgeons Quarter

We are excited to welcome you! Here at Surgeons Quarter, we have a long history of innovation and inspiration. In fact, we have been pushing the boundaries of surgical excellence for over 500 years. Precision is just one of the many things that we are passionate about. This level of care and attention to detail is now being channelled into providing not just good, but outstanding conference venues for businesses that are as passionate about getting things right as we are.

Meeting rooms

From five to five hundred, we can accommodate your delegates in complete comfort. Choose from a variety of venues and break-out rooms steeped in history yet brimming with technology. If you are unsure, just let us know your requirements and we will suggest a suitable room.

Venue Selector

The Old Town Collection - ideal for Associations

Surgeons Quarter and the Festival Theatre have pooled their resources to create a one-stop large conference destination in Edinburgh with unrivalled character, utilising the best qualities of some of the capital’s finest settings. In sharing our space and expertise, we can manage conferences for up to 750 delegates

Present on the largest stage in Scotland before crossing the road to the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

For more information, contact the Surgeons Quarter Events Team today. 

EOS Case Study

Surgeons Quarter recently hosted a unique Scottish event for the European Orthodontics Society (EOS) as they held their most important social get together for the congress – the annual President’s Reception.

The event saw 2500 delegates from across Europe meet in Edinburgh for the society’s biggest event of the year. They were entertained with an evening of education, networking and socialising, all planned and coordinated by the events team at Surgeons Quarter.

A bespoke Scottish heritage party was put on for the EOS which saw its delegates enjoy live music, a ceilidh, a casino – which was serenaded by a string quartet - a disco and a variety of street food outlets.

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Venue capacities

Here is a list of recommended capacities for a conferences to guide you on what location would be most suitable for your event. To see a copy of floor plans and seating capacities please click here.

Room/Suite Name Theatre Boardroom Boardroom U-Shape Cabaret Classroom
Quincentenary Conf Centre
Wolfson Hall 300 80 60 210 130
GB Ong Room 76 38 30 60 48
Tausend Room 65 32 26 40 24
Wadsworth Room 45 28 24 20 22
Symposium Building
Auditorium 158 - - - -
Reception Area 70 26 18 40 24
Alastair Duff 30 18 14 - -
Playfair Building
Playfair Hall 150 54 45 90 70
Fellows Library 66 34 30 - -
Logan Turner Room - 16 14 - -
Conan Doyle Room - 10 9 - -
Committee Room 20 16 12 - -
Reception Room 25 22 20 - -
Prince Philip Building - -
The Deacon Suite 200 40 36 120 82
The Charter Suite 60 22 18 - 16
Festival Theatre
FT Auditorium 1000 - - - -
Empire Room 1 50 - - - 40
Empire Room 2 40 - - - 30
Empire Room 3 60 - - - 50
Empire Rooms 1, 2 & 3 150 - - - 120


“ I think we have almost caught up after our Edinburgh experience which was fantastic for us and our delegates, speakers and exhibitors. I know Dan has completed your questionnaire and he assures me that ‘excellent’ featured a lot but I’d just like to add my gratitude and thanks to you and all involved for the first class service we received. The Royal Society in London (our venue last year) was always going to be a hard act to follow but the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh turned out to be as good in every aspect.”


Contact Us

Your dedicated Events Coordinator will be with you every step of the way.

Enquire today to start planning your meeting or conference at Surgeons Quarter. Please call the Events Team on 0131 527 3434 or email

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