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Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, The

The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
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The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall is located at the junction of Sauchiehall Street and Buchanan Street and opposite Buchanan Street Bus Station in the city centre. Opened on the 5th October 1990 by HRH The Princess Royal as part of the city's tenure as European City of Culture, it offers views southward down Buchanan Street and across the River Clyde. The concert hall was built to replace St. Andrews Hall (now the site of an extension to the Mitchell Library) which was destroyed in a fire in 1964. The work of Edinburgh-based architects Robert Matthew Johnson-Marshall and Partners, it comprises two halls: a main auditorium with a capacity of 2500 and the Strathclyde Suite, which accommodates 500. Its imposing facade has brought much criticism from those living in Glasgow.

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