About / Building Redevelopment
"The Queen’s Hall is an early exemplar adaptation of an important historic building for alternative use. This is a building of European merit. The original adaptation is now nearing the end of its useful life. However, The Queen’s Hall remains a key architectural highlight and cultural focus for the south Edinburgh community and indeed for the whole city." (Neil Baxter, Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland)
The Queen's Hall Board and staff have worked on a number of feasibility studies that has drawn up a plan that would significantly improve the facilities of The Queen's Hall. The key aspect is that we will retain what is unique - the acoustic, the core architecture - but to radically improve the public spaces with more bars, bathrooms and circulation areas.There would also be a brand new 125 seat venue that would be suitable for smaller scale performances and also learning and participation work.
In 2011 / 2012 our Chair and Chief Executive are taking the first steps to secure public funding and speaking to a range of individuals and trusts in order to present A Sound Future: Transforming The Queen's Hall - this is our campaign to create a vibrant and sustainable future for the Hall by delivering a transformed building and establishing an endowment fund which will support new programming and educational projects.
We are grateful to the following trusts and individuals who have supported the preliminary activities that has enabled The Queen's Hall to launch A Sound Future campaign.
Miss KM Harbinson's Charitable Trust
Hope Scott Trust
Sylvia Aitken Trust
Gavin and Kate Gemmell
If you can offer support please contact David Heavenor, Development Manager:
Telephone: 0131 622 7389
Mail: The Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9JG
You can also donate directly to The Queen's Hall online at: http://www.charitychoice.co.uk