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Haddo House Hall

Concert Hall (19th Century), Tennis Court (19th Century), Theatre (19th Century)

Site Name Haddo House Hall

Classification Concert Hall (19th Century), Tennis Court (19th Century), Theatre (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Haddo House Policies; Concert Hall; Haddo House Theatre; Covered Tennis Court

Canmore ID 252184

Site Number NJ83SE 42.32

NGR NJ 86781 34669

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


Ordnance Survey licence number 100057073. All rights reserved.
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Administrative Areas

  • Council Aberdeenshire
  • Parish Methlick
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Gordon
  • Former County Aberdeenshire

RCAHMS Threatened Buildings Survey 2007 (30 June 2007)

Haddo House Hall lies to the southwest of Haddo House and to the north of the stable block. It was built by the 7th Earl and Countess of Aberdeen in 1891 to accommodate large gatherings and theatrical events. The 7th Earl was Governor General of Canada from 1893-98, and it has been suggested that choice of timber as a building material, and the dramatically sweeping roof, may have been inspired from his time in Canada.

The Hall is entered from the south through a large porch and there have been some later harled additions to the east. The interior is lined in timber with an open truss roof. The stage is situated at the north end of hall with dressing rooms below.

The Haddo House Choral and Operatic Society Society was founded by Lady Aberdeen in 1945.

Information from RCAHMS (STG), 2007

Recording Your Heritage Online

Theatre (Haddo House Hall), 1891, timber, of Canadian inspiration. The 7th Earl of Aberdeen was Governor-General of Canada 1893-1898. The hall was opened by the American evangelists, Moody and Sankey. Its 'remarkable acoustics' assisted the Haddo House Choral and Operatic Society (founded 1967 by the Marchioness of Aberdeen; now part of Haddo Arts Trust).

Taken from "Aberdeenshire: Donside and Strathbogie - An Illustrated Architectural Guide", by Ian Shepherd, 2006. Published by the Rutland Press


Photographic Survey (14 June 2007)

RCAHMS recorded Haddo House Hall as part of its Threatened Buildings Survey on 14 June 2007. This was prior to proposed alterations.

Information from RCAHMS (STG), 2007


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