Prepare to be wowed as wraps come off Music Hall
New images offer a first look inside Aberdeen’s Music Hall after its £9 million transformation.
Our pictures show some of the spectacular changes to the Union Street venue ahead of it reopening tomorrow, when thousands of people will see the revamped Granite City institution for themselves.
Jane Spiers, chief executive of Aberdeen Performing Arts who has spearheaded the renovation, hopes they will stop in their tracks and say “wow”.
She said: “There’s an excitement building and we are very much looking forward to welcoming people back through the doors.
“It has been an absolute privilege to deliver the project for the city – and it does look amazing.”
She added people will find a Music Hall for the next generation, with new performance spaces, new places to eat and drink, and new learning and community opportunities. “In general, it’s much more uplifting. It’s brighter and it’s lighter.
“We’ve revealed windows where we can, we’ve removed solid walls and replaced them with glass.”
Ms Spiers said the transformation will be obvious even before you enter the building with the vestibule housing a massive video wall – a digital art space showing commissioned works.
The first will be a swirling collage of memories and images from the history of the Music Hall.
“It will be the first thing you see,” she said.
“In fact, even from the street when you pass, you will never miss the Music Hall again, because when you look in you will see this fantastic screen that displays artwork, so that’s a wow factor.”
One of the big reveals will be the “beautiful” restoration and transformation of the Music Hall’s auditorium.
“What we have created is somewhere people want to be and hang around, not just in an evening but all day,” added Ms Spiers.
Jane Spiers at the revamped Aberdeen Music Hall