Apr 2003 Mick Andrew

General Information

Address: Finzean, Banchory, Aberdeenshire AB31 6LY

– Venue is on B976 Banchory – Aboyne (South Deesside) road at

east end of village. Car park opposite hall.

  • Built in 1928 and renovated in 2003.
  • Capacity up to 150 if stage used approx 80 if performing on floor. Plastic, stacking, non-interlocking chairs.
  • Mobile reception variable. Hall has Wi-Fi. Payphone opposite hall.
  • Finzean has a farm shop and tea room at Finzean Estate. Banks, cashpoint, hotels, cafes, shops & petrol in Banchory (6 miles).

Hall Details

– Hall Dimensions: 16.8M (55’1”) long x 7.16M (23’6”) wide. Height 3.08M (10’1) at side walls rising to approx 6M (19’8”) at centre (apex roof). 6 roof trusses @ 3.7M (12’2”) height.

  • Stage: Proscenium opening 4.72M (15’6”) wide x 2.6M (8’6”) high, stage depth 4.2M (13’9”). Height of stage 0.9M (3’). Wings 1.25M (4’1”) both sides. No crossover, 5- step treads off stage left side of stage.
  • Décor: floor polished wood with badminton court markings. Walls & roof wood panelled. Windows have tartan lined curtains.
  • Get-in: through side emergency exit, up 1 step, single door 0.79M (2’7”) wide x 2.05M (6’9”) high or through adjacent lobby – 2 sets double doors & right angle turn into hall 1.05M (3’5”) wide x 1.9M (6’3”) high. Approx 8M from van loading area to stage.
  • Acoustics good.
  • Blackout good.
  • Heating by underfloor system.
  • No piano. Smoke detectors in hall.
  • Small A-frame steps available.


  • Power: 100amp 3-phase incomer in store room on stage right side of hall. 32amp trip ring main.
  • No stage lighting but some dimmable halogen lights above stage.
  • No sound equipment.
  • Houselights are dimmable uplighters or switched sodium lights. Switched by hall entrance.


  • 2 changing rooms along corridor can be used as dressing rooms. Showers available.
  • Kitchen available.
  • No separate toilets.
  • Bar & refreshments can be arranged in small hall.