In the Heart
Planning a visit to Aberdeen Arts Centre? Our friendly team of staff and volunteers are looking forward to welcoming you and will be happy to help if we can with any special requests to make your visit more comfortable and convenient.
We are located at 33 King Street, in the centre of Aberdeen, Scotland — close to the Castlegate end of the city's main thoroughfare, Union Street. You'll find Aberdeen Arts Centre on the junction of King Street and West North Street.
33 King Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5AA
+44 (0) 1224 546 765
First Bus and Stagecoach services operate close to Aberdeen Arts Centre, and the following stops and services are well suited for travelling to and from the venue:
- West North Street (Shoe Lane stop) — 20, 23
- King Street (St Andrew’s Cathedral stop) — 13, 23
- Broad Street — 11, 11A, 17, 18, 19, 20, 727, X20
- Castlegate — 13, 20, 1, 1B, 2
In general, any bus service that stops in the Castlegate area, Marischal College or the city centre end of King Street will be helpful for visiting Aberdeen Arts Centre.
By Car / Taxi:
If visiting Aberdeen Arts Centre by car, you'll find the following car parks to be within a convenient distance to the venue — parking fees may vary:
- Frederick Street Car Park, AB24 5HY — Google Maps
- Gallowgate Car Park, AB10 1ZU — Google Maps
- Bon Accord (Loch Street) Car Park, AB25 1BQ — Google Maps
- Marischal College Car Park, AB10 1AB — Google Maps
- Shiprow Car Park, AB11 5BZ — Google Maps
If travelling by taxi or being dropped off, we recommend directing drivers to our Queen Street entrance next to the former Police Station building.
at Aberdeen Arts Centre
The main front entrance to Aberdeen Arts Centre has distinctive columns and three large doors that provide stepped access to the venue. There are six steps to reach the front doors of the building, and handrails are installed at both sides of the front steps.
Step-free / ramped access is available via the 'Stage Door' entrance at the side of the building (accessed via Queen Street). If facing the front of the venue, you can find this entrance by going down the right-hand side of the building, at which point signage will direct you. Once you enter the building via the Stage Door entrance, you'll find a second door, beside which is a call button for contacting venue staff, who will provide access to the building.
The following facilities are available for all customers:
- Accessible toilet facilities
- Passenger lift to main auditorium
- Wheelchair spaces in main auditorium — J4, J25
- Step-free seating options in main auditorium — D-G 2 & 3, 25 & 26
- Staff & volunteer assistance with accessing / navigating the building
We're currently in the process of installing new lift facilities at Aberdeen Arts Centre — stay tuned!
If you have any particular questions or requests regarding access to the building, please contact us and we'll be happy to help.
All seats in Aberdeen Arts Centre’s auditorium are located upstairs. If you are unsure where to go, please do not hesitate to ask one of our friendly volunteers. Our staff and volunteers will also be at hand to escort you upstairs in the lift – please ask at the Box Office for assistance. A detailed seating plan and photos of the auditorium can be found below.
Occasionally our Café Bar/downstairs rooms are used for a more intimate performance space. Please check your ticket/advertising, or ask a volunteer if you are unsure which room you are looking for.
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We are based in a building which was not originally designed with accessibility in mind, but we have adjusted our facilities to ensure step-free access to the venue and all audience areas, including the main auditorium.
Step-free / ramped access is available via the 'Stage Door' entrance, accessible from Queen Street. Once you enter the building via the Stage Door entrance, you'll find a second door, beside which is a call button for contacting venue staff, who will provide access to the building.
Once inside the venue, all ground floor event spaces and the Café Bar have step-free access, and the Main Auditorium (located on the upper floor) is accessible via passenger lift. Accessible toilet facilities are also available.
We currently have 2 wheelchair spaces in the Main Auditorium and 4 step-free seats for those who wish to use them.
The building is open 30 minutes before any scheduled performance times.
Performances will be due to start at the time advertised — this will be printed on your ticket. We will be open approximately 30 minutes before the scheduled start time.
The vast majority of shows and events in the Main Auditorium of Aberdeen Arts Centre will have assigned seating for all audience members. Check your ticket for details on your row and seat number.
If in doubt, speak to our Box Office team and we'll be happy to help.
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