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Aberdeen Arts Centre to take centrestage at Queen's Square

April 26 2022

Aberdeen Arts Centre to take centrestage at Queen's Square

Aberdeen Arts Centre has lifted the lid on its contribution to a BDP-led masterplan for the city centre, by restoring the exterior of its A-listed Queen's Square home.

The former Greek Revival church at 33 King Street, now a 350-seat auditorium, will take centre stage in plans to turn the area into a mixed-use cultural quarter. A new frontage and viewing platform overlooking the former Children's Theatre, to be revamped as a standalone cultural space, are planned through interventions overseen by David Chouman Architect.

Chair of the board Moray Barber said: “The Arts Centre is the city’s community-focused venue that provides accessible and inclusive theatre and arts experiences for everyone.

“And these new plans reveal how we will step up and support a thriving cultural economy that will transform our city centre."

Subject to funding around £600k will be spent refurbishing the building fabric with support from the City Heritage Trust and Historic Environment Scotland. A further £100k will go toward the installation of twin lifts and improved facilities. 


#1 Posted by Terra on 26 Apr 2022 at 19:01 PM
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#2 Posted by modernish on 27 Apr 2022 at 13:50 PM
Good luck roller skating on those granite setts!

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