Nottingham venue opens its doors to mark 30th anniversary
Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall will be holding an open day on Saturday (13 October) as part of its 30th anniversary celebrations.
There will be free guided tours and visitors will have access to all areas of the building including the stage, the dressing rooms and rarely-seen technical and lighting areas in the roof space.
The Royal Concert Hall’s managing director Robert Sanderson said, “This year is a very significant one for us as it marks the 30th birthday of what is, quite simply, one of the most magnificent concert halls in the world.
“The angles of the roof and walls and the shape of the auditorium pull you into the music and increase the sound’s power and clarity.
“This rare and impressive acoustic quality has been admired by performers and many thousands of our loyal audience members over the past 30 years.
“It’s also a very democratic hall: every seat has great sightlines and the sound is as good at the back of the top tier as it is in the centre of the stalls.”
The Royal Concert Hall is starting a Big Red Seat Appeal, aiming to raise £750,000 to replace all 2,500 seats in the auditorium.
“The Royal Concert Hall has reached a tipping point,” adds Sanderson.
“After 30 years of continuous use the venue is in need of some love and attention.
“A whole programme of restoration is planned for all areas from backstage to front of house, but our first project will be the replacement of the auditorium seating.”
Details of all the events planned for the 30th anniversary season are available at www.trch.co.uk.