Putting on a show
Edinburgh is a city bursting with creativity. It has a vibrant programme of artistic performances throughout the year, culminating every summer in the world’s biggest arts festival. Despite this, the city lacks a purpose-designed, mid-sized venue which can provide a world-class acoustic experience and act as a hub for all kinds of performance – from orchestral music to jazz and folk, from dance to the spoken word.
All this is set to change with the development of The Dunard Centre, Edinburgh’s first dedicated new space for music and the performing arts in 100 years.
In the heart of Edinburgh
The Dunard Centre will sit behind Dundas House, 36 St Andrew Square, the beautiful 1774 home of Sir Lawrence Dundas which became part of the Royal Bank of Scotland estate in 1825. The banking hall, recognised as an architectural jewel, will be directly linked to the complex, bringing together in a breathtaking way the best of architectural design, both historic and contemporary.
The Centre will make a striking contribution to the revitalisation of the city centre. It will create a dynamic new city space, part of the major regeneration of the area, linking the New Town with the St James redevelopment, Multrees Walk and the Register Lanes area.