Apr 2010 Mick Andrew

General Information

Address: Victoria & Albert Halls Trust, Station Square, Ballater, Aberdeenshire AB35 5QB

– Venue is in centre of the town opposite the old railway station

just off the main A93 road on the north side. Car parking in

square outside hall.

  • Built as public hall in 1895
  • Capacity up to 200 if stage used, approx 150 if performing on floor. Plastic, stacking, non-interlocking chairs.
  • Mobile reception good. Payphone outside hall.
  • Ballater has bank, cashpoint, petrol, shops, hotels and cafes.

Hall Details – Victoria Hall

– Hall Dimensions: 14.5M (47’7”) long x 10M (32’10”) wide. Height above approx 6M (19’8”) at side walls rising to 10M (32’10”) in centre (arched roof).

  • Stage: Proscenium opening 6.9M (22’8”) wide x 3.6M (11’10”) high, stage depth 4.5M (14’9”). Height of stage 1M (3’3”). Wings 1.6M (5’3”) both sides. No crossover, 5- step portable access treads.
  • Décor: floor polished wood with Badminton court markings; walls wood panelling lower, white upper; roof wood panelled. Stage FOH tabs red.
  • Get-in: through front doors, slight ramp outside, 2 double doors straight into hall 1.5M (4’11”) wide x 2.55M (8’4”) high. Approx 20M from van loading area to stage.
  • Acoustics slightly reverberant.
  • Blackout reasonable – all windows have lined curtains.
  • Heating by red-glow wall mounted heaters
  • Upright piano on stage. No smoke detectors.
  • No access equipment.


  • Power: 100amp single-phase incomer, 13amp sockets on 32amp ring main.
  • No stage lighting.
  • No sound equipment.
  • Houselights are switched hanging sodium lights, switched from hall entrance.


  • Can use supper room upstairs as dressing room.
  • Kitchen available.
  • No separate toilets.
  • Refreshments & bar can be arranged.

Albert Hall (upstairs) – 10.1M wide x 13.12M long including stage. Approx 100 capacity. No lighting or sound equipment. Red-glow heaters.