Commercial Events

Meet, Celebrate, Stay

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Commercial Enterprises promotes, sells and manages all commercial activities held within the College Campus. All profits support the charitable aims of the College which are education, assessment and advancement in surgery.

The Playfair Building, dating back to 1832, is ideal for meetings, private dining and gala dinners in beautiful historic rooms. It is also home to the newly refurbished Surgeons' Hall Museums which houses collections of international importance. The Museum offers tours and private viewings to guests attending events if requested.

The King Khalid Building has been transformed internally from the former St Michael's Church to an outstanding 158-seated auditorium with catering space. This is an ideal venue for lectures, product launches and conferences.

In architectural contrast, the Quincentenary Building is a modern purpose-built conference centre, with a plenary space for up to 300 delegates, three break-out rooms and a multi-functional reception area. The Main Hall also has a sprung dance floor making it ideal for dinner dances for up to 160.

The latest addition to the portfolio is the stunning Prince Philip Building which is accessed from the College Gardens. A beautifully restored building retaining many of the original architectural features. The Prince Philip works well for conferences, social events and weddings.

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Commercial Enterprises is part of the Old Town Collection, bringing together three of Edinburgh’s landmark venues, offering a one stop-shop for conferences of up to 750.

When you are next planning a conference, private dinner or a celebratory event please contact us for further information on the above by calling one of the team on 0131 527 3434  or check  out our website

Privilege Cards

All RCSEd Fellows, Members and Affiliates are entitled to a Privilege Card which entitles them to a 15% discount on food and beverage in all our outlets including our newly opened Café 1505.  You can request one from our College Reception Team.

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