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Aberdeen Music Hall
How to book tickets, the facilities, what's on, parking, opening times and history of The Music Hall in Aberdeen
The front area of the Aberdeen Music Hall, on Union Street was designed and built by Aberdonian architect
Archibald Simpson in 1820. They were known as The Assembly Rooms. Between 1858 and 1859 an extension onto
what is now known as Golden Square was built and named the Music Hall, a name which is now given to the whole building.
In 1961 the area was targeted for demolition so that Union Street could be developed. However these
plans did not bear fruit and in the 1980s it underwent a refurbishment and restoration programme by the District Council.
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Original murals can still be seen in panels along the interior walls. They were created by Aberdonian artist Robert Douglas Strachan from 1899. They took over 10 years to complete.
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It opens from 9:30am until 5pm, Monday to Saturday. However on the day of a performance it stays open. The cafe opens from 9:30am until 4:45pm Monday to Saturday and sells a range of hot and cold drinks, snacks, cakes and sandwiches.
It has disabled access for wheelchair users who need to ring the doorbell for assistance. This can be found at the Golden Square door.
There is an infra-red sound enhancement system for those who are hard of hearing.
Guide and hearing dogs are permitted to enter the building. There are toilets and disabled toilets.
In addition to the cafe there is also a concert bar which opens 30 minutes before a performance and during the
shows interval. It is advisable to pre-order drinks as it can get busy.
Book a ticket to a concert, event or a performance at the
For about £20 a year you can become a member of the friends of the Aberdeen Music Hall. This membership gives you priority booking and discount ticket prices to here and
His Majesty's Theatre so you can get first choice to your favourite seats be they the stalls,
balcony, front stalls or right in front of the stage. There are often special performances and back stage events, opening night offers. Membership also entitles you to discount
at the restaurant and bar and you will be kept up to date with other benefits via the exclusive newsletter.
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Tel: (01224) 641122
There is free car parking after 6pm at The Golden Square, which can be found behind. Car parks can be found at nearby Trinity Centre for daytime use and at Huntley Street and Chapel Street for daytime and evening use. Disabled car spaces can be found at Golden Square.
Acts who have appeared at The Aberdeen Music Hall include comedians Omid Djalili and Roy Chubby Brown, musicians Aly Bain, Phil Cunningham, Joan Armatrading, Barbara Dickson, Marty Wilde, Joe Brown, Chris Rea and Shakin' Stevens personalities such as Pamela Stephenson, George Galloway, Derren Brown and orchestras such as the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, ballets such as Swan Lake, operas such as Carmen and performances such as The Fiddlers' Rally.
Aberdeen concert and musical events and venues.