Conferences and Events at EICA:Ratho

Host your next summit meeting at the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena and take your business to new heights.

The world's largest indoor climbing facility offers a unique and inspiring conference and events venue with capacity for up to 1,800 delegates in the main climbing arena and a selection of rooms and suites offering quality meeting space for groups of various sizes.

The arena provides a spectacular backdrop, with the original quarry walls running through many of the conference and events spaces and our rural setting provides us with breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. To make your event even more memorable, combine your conference programme with team building activities.

The EICA: Ratho is easily accessible from the M8 and M9, and just 10 minutes from Edinburgh Airport, which makes it an ideal location for conducting inspirational business in central Scotland.


Our range of facilities allows us to host conferences on all scales. As well as a wide selection of room sizes, we offer quality catering, extensive media equipment and professional event support. 


With 100ft walls and extraordinary backdrops, this is an inspirational location for every type of event. With the help of your dedicated events team, the space can be dressed and styled to suit your needs.

Team Building

Climbing and bouldering are popular team building activities. We also have an aerial assault course or try abseiling to really get your team moving and the adrenaline pumping.

Our main climbing arena can accommodate up to 1,800 people for a memorable press or product launch, or grand reception.

At the other end of the scale, we have smaller rooms for more intimate events from a classroom breakout for 40 delegates to our boardroom for 12. 

We have rooms suitable for a variety of configurations from banqueting to boardroom. 

For exact details of room sizes, floor plans, capacity and technical specifications, please download our PDF.

Our highly experienced and dedicated events team will be delighted to assist in every aspect of your event from the initial planning stage to the event itself.

We offer full event support and can provide more information and advice about room hire and configuration, team building activities, catering options, event production and staging and can assist with styling and dressing the venue space to meet your needs. 

  • Main arena
  • Meeting rooms and suites
  • Lecture theatre
  • Exhibition space
  • Stage (with vehicle access)
  • Disabled access
  • Natural light
  • Catering
  • Car park

  • Projection room
  • Projector (data, overhead)
  • Flip Charts
  • Lecterns
  • Microphones
  • PA system
  • DVD player
  • Wi-Fi

Additional conference equipment available on request.