GLASGOW Royal Concert Hall is to undergo a major refurbishment following a £2 million investment from Glasgow City Council. 

The funding means all the main auditorium seats will be replaced, whilst stage lifts will receive electrical upgrades after 32 years of service. 

It will also all allow significant accessibility improvements. 

Over the last three decades, the famous venue has hosted many legendary acts, including Debbie Harry and Johnny Cash. 

It also plays host to one of Scotland’s most beloved festivals, Celtic Connections, as well as being the home of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO).

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Chair of Glasgow Life Bailie Annette Christie said: “This investment will ensure Glasgow Royal Concert Hall continues to be a world-class venue, which allow arts and music in the city to flourish and enhances our reputation as a Unseco City of Music. 

“It contributes to the vibrancy of Glasgow and attracts artists and musicians of all genres and visitors to the city to see them.”

“Performing at the Royal Concert Hall, following in the footsteps of global superstars, will have been an ambition for artists and musicians for generations. 

“This investment ensures the venue matches the dreams of young people in Glasgow who want to have a career in music, arts and culture. 

“People will return to an improved venue and enjoy a better concert experience.”

The works will get underway after Celtic Connections in 2023. They will begin on February 6 and run for eight weeks with work expected to finish on March 31. 

The main auditorium will be closed during this time which means concerts and events will be unable to take place during the period.

RSNO chief executive Alistair Mackie said: “We are grateful to Glasgow City Council for this investment which is excellent news for the whole city.

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“The Concert Hall is the RSNO’s home in Glasgow, right in the heart of the city centre and we love performing there regularly during the concert season.

“We are excited to see how these developments will improve the concert experience for our loyal supporters and will also help to bring new audiences into the concert hall for the first time.

“Improving accessibility is a priority for the RSNO and we’re really looking forward to seeing the impact that these updates have on our concertgoers.”