It is over 100 years since a purpose-built music venue last opened in Edinburgh and with increasing investment in state-of-the-art acoustics in cities from Paris to Beijing, we too must dream big to stay ahead.

Dunard Centre is that dream. With seating for 1,000 people, Dunard Centre will be a transformational new home for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and an iconic venue for the Edinburgh International Festival.


It will be a welcoming space for all, catering for every style of music, from rock and pop to classical, choral, folk and world.


We are appealing to visionary, music-loving philanthropists for help to raise the remaining funds to bring this spectacular project to life.


If you can help to maintain Edinburgh’s status as a great cultural capital by providing what is needed for the next generation, then we would love to hear from you.


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