Music Hall Aberdeen

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Music Hall Aberdeen
Address Union Street
Aberdeen
Scotland, United Kingdom
Owner Aberdeen Performing Arts
Designation Category A listed
Type Regional Music Hall
Capacity 1281 (Seated)
Current use Concerts, comedy, variety, exhibitions, art & craft fairs
Construction
Opened 1852
Architect Archibald Simpson
Website
www.boxofficeaberdeen.com

The Music Hall is a concert hall in Aberdeen, Scotland, formerly the city's Assembly Rooms, located on Union Street in the city centre.

History[edit]

The venue was designed by Archibald Simpson, a notable Aberdeen architect, and cost £11,500 (approximately US$19,531 according to May 2014 exchange rates) when it was originally constructed in 1822. It was opened to the public as a concert hall in 1859 and was extensively renovated in the 1980s.[1]

Events[edit]

The Music Hall regularly plays host to the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the annual Aberdeen International Youth Festival, and various pop/rock artists, such as East Kilbride, Scotland musician Roddy Frame, who will play at the venue in December 2014.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Music Hall - History & Tour". Archived from the original on 2007-02-22. Retrieved 2007-02-05. 
  2. ^ "Roddy Frame announces tour dates". Uncut. IPC Media Entertainment Network. May 2014. Retrieved 7 May 2014. 

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Coordinates: 57°8′42″N 2°6′18″W / 57.14500°N 2.10500°W / 57.14500; -2.10500