What's on at Perth Concert Hall
Horsecross Perth Concert Hall is a stunning facility in Perth, designed by award-winning architects, and fully equipped with leading edge technology. The state-of-the-art auditorium has a seating capacity of 1200, and a packed year-round programme of events.
Opened on 16 September 2005, this is the first full-scale purpose-built concert hall in Scotland since 1990. The £17M building is the result of an international architectural competition, chaired by Eva Jiricna, and won by BDP's Glasgow office in 1998.
Located in Perth's historic Horsecross, once a thriving market area but more recently marginalised, Perth Concert Hall plan is a unifying response to the irregular edges of the urban fabric bounding the site. The area has already witnessed significant urban regeneration, as a result of the impending opening of this new facility, including a streetscaping project by the local authority following completion of the Concert Hall.
Bruce Kennedy, BDP Project Architect for the Concert Hall said "The distinctive form of the main auditorium is strongly expressed, both externally and within the foyer, to celebrate the building's function and create a contemporary architectural icon for Perth. The curved plan form minimizes the scale of what is a large civic building, allowing it to integrate successfully into the sensitive historic townscape."