Beach Ballroom

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Beach Ballroom
Beach Ballroom Logo.jpg
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Front of the Beach Ballroom
Location Beach Promenade, Aberdeen, Scotland
Owner Aberdeen City Council
Operator Aberdeen City Council
Type Multi-purpose venue
Genre(s) Concerts, sporting events, dinner dances, weddings, conferences, corporate events, weddings
Capacity 1000 (Main Ballroom)
150 (Star Ballroom)
100 (Northern Lights Room)
50 (Promenade Room)
Construction
Opened 3 May 1929 (1929-05-03)
Renovated 1970s
Expanded 1963
Construction cost £50,000
Architect Thomas Roberts and Hume
Website
Beach Ballroom Website
Listed Building – Category B
Official name The Esplanade, Beach Ballroom
Designated 12 January 1967[1]
Reference no. LB20314

The Beach Ballroom is an art deco building on the sea front of Aberdeen, Scotland. It is home to one of Scotland's finest dance floors - famous for its bounce - which floats on fixed steel springs.

It was built in 1926, and is a Category B listed building.[2]

It regularly plays host to music and dance events, conferences, weddings and British Masters Boxing bouts.

Famous acts to appear at the Beach Ballroom include The Beatles, The Small Faces, Pink Floyd, Cream, Joe Loss, Ken Mackintosh and more recently The Ordinary Boys. It is made from granite.

The Beach Ballroom is owned and operated by Aberdeen City Council. The Beach Ballroom is also the site of a webcam that faces South, along the beach towards Footdee.[3]

Looking up the beachfront to the Beach Ballroom

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Esplanade, Beach Ballroom". Historic Environment Scotland. Retrieved 5 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "The Esplanade, Beach Ballroom (Ref:20314)". Listed building report. Historic Scotland. Retrieved 12 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Aberdeen Beach Webcam". Aberdeen Webcams. Aberdeen City Council. 2016. Retrieved 26 August 2016. 

Coordinates: 57°09′19″N 2°04′47″W / 57.1553°N 2.0798°W / 57.1553; -2.0798