Inverness is one of the main musical centres in the Scottish Highlands, playing host to a busy schedule of major pop, rock and classical events throughout the year. Our location means staying with us can make a trip to see your favourite act effortless, and even more special. You’ll enjoy lots of space to get ready and can start the night off with a delicious meal in one of our exceptional restaurants. Stroll back after the show or spend the night in one of Inverness’ vibrant bars and grab a taxi back when the night is over – the choice is yours.
Thanks to the number of alternative music venues in Inverness, there’s normally a show to suit every musical taste. If you’re not sure where to go, simply speak to one of our friendly team who will be more than happy to point you in the right direction.
EDEN COURT THEATRE
One of the city’s largest concert venues is the Eden Court Theatre. This art centre plays host to a variety of cultural events, from dance performances and plays to classical music concerts. It has also hosted national touring productions like the Scottish Ballet bringing some of the finest performers to the Highlands. This Grade A listed building has been lovingly restored to showcase some of its original Victorian grandeur, whilst the new extension houses modern features like cinemas and dance studios.
Located in the heart of Inverness, The Ironworks has hosted many a famous band from a variety of musical genres. This popular live music venue boasts state-of-the-art equipment, as well as its own professional sound team for bands that are looking for venues to play. Local talent is nurtured here thanks to a thriving live music scene, so you may even discover the next big thing after spending an evening here.
HAPPYNESS COMEDY FESTIVAL
Each year in May, multiple venues take part in the Happyness Comedy Festival. For four days, audiences can discover up and coming local comics as they share the bill with internationally-recognised acts. It’s our very own Fringe Festival! Keep an eye out for more information on their website.