Reid concert hall


Built in 1859, the University of Edinburgh's Reid Hall houses a renowned organ, but was in need of general upgrading. Improvements were made to the stage and seating areas, and the main works comprised the redecoration and relighting of the space. The colour scheme is based on the work of Edinburgh colour theorist David R Hay, who was a contemporary of the original architect, David Cousin. The lower walls are deep red, reducing the apparent scale of the hall around the seating areas, while the upper sections are lighter to emphasise the height of the vaulted ceiling, in line with Hay's theories.

Client: University of Edinburgh
Lighting: Lighting Design Partnership

Location: Reid Concert Hall, Bristo Place, Edinburgh

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