Cowdray Hall


This beautiful concert venue with its exceptional acoustic was funded by a gift from Annie, Viscountess Cowdray, whose family has strong links with Aberdeenshire. It was constructed to encourage “a taste for art and music in the city of Aberdeen.” The Cowdray Hall was opened on 25 September 1925 by King George V and Queen Mary. It continued the expansion of the Art Gallery site and was designed by the same architect, Alexander Marshall Mackenzie, who was also responsible for Australia House and the Waldorf Hotel in London.  

The redevelopment of Aberdeen Art Gallery 2015-19 has placed the Cowdray Hall at the centre of the Art Gallery complex, a place that celebrates the inspiring power of art and music.

Cowdray Hall - Visitor Survey

The hall currently hosts a number of activities and events, with a focus on music and performance. Alan Jones Associates have been appointed by Aberdeen City Council to deliver a Feasibility Study into the future uses of the Cowdray Hall and associated facilities located within Aberdeen Art Gallery.

There has been an increase in demand for this venue for a wide variety of uses, and the following survey seeks to understand the views of the community considering the hall’s potential for future use and programme development.

Your opinions and comments will help us shape what the future of the Cowdray Hall could be and we are interested to hear from you even if you haven't visited the Hall before.

Thank you in advance, for your time taken to complete this short survey.


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