Beach Ballroom

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Aiberdeen Beach Ballroom

The Beach Ballroom is an art deco[1] biggin on the beach boulevard o Aiberdeen, Scotland. It haes een o Scotland's maist fine dance fleers – weel-kent fur its bounce – that flots on 1400 siccar steel springs.[2] It was biggit, designit bi Thomas, Roberts & Hume, aifter a compeetion an costit £50,000. It wis opent wi a masked baw on 3 Mey 1926,[3] and is a Categerie B leestit biggin.[4] It wis usit bi the militar throu Warld War II, wi sodgers sleepin on beds in the dancefleer.[5] Dancin frae the Jazz era an tae Big Bands siclik Joe Loss an Victor Sylvester an in the 1960s, The Beatles playit for £45 afore their rise tae fame.[3]

The Beach Ballroom is aint an operatit by Aiberdeen Ceety Cooncil.[6] The Beach Ballroom is forby the seed o a wabcam that faces Sooth, alang the beach thewarts Fitdee.[7]

Beach Ballroom at nicht
Aiberdeen Esplanade

The main dance haa is octagonal an oreeginally haed a domed reef, tho it haes noo bin covert ower wi a suspended ceiling.[8] The sma'er Star Ballroom ootshot wis opent in Juin 1963.[5] It hosts events, concerts[9] an waddins,[10] forby dancin in rooms wi the follaein capacity:[11]

  • 1,000 (Main Ballroom)
  • 150 (Star Ballroom)
  • 100 (Northern Lights Room)
  • 50 (Promenade Room)

It hid a muckle fire in 1993 and wis later replenisht an reopent in 2010, bi Strictly Come Dancing stars Erin Boag an Anton du Beke.[8]

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  1. "Brintons recreates art deco design for ballroom". Kidderminster Shuttle (in Inglis). 28 Julie 2010. Retrieved 19 October 2023.
  2. The Newsroom (6 Mey 2019). "Remembering 90 years of the good times at Aberdeen Beach Ballroom". The Scotsman.
  3. a b Drysdale, Neil (9 Mairch 2022). "Aberdeen's Beach Ballroom: Do you remember 'the place where boy met girl'?". Press and Journal (in Inglis). Retrieved 19 October 2023.
  4. "THE ESPLANADE, BEACH BALLROOM (LB20314)". Retrieved 19 October 2023.
  5. a b "Aberdeenshire Council Historic Environment Record - Aberdeen City - NJ90NE0173 - BEACH BALLROOM". Retrieved 19 October 2023.
  6. "Aberdeen Beach Ballroom operation to remain under council control". BBC News (in Inglis). 30 August 2019. Retrieved 19 October 2023.
  7. Aberdeen City Council, Continuous Improvement. "Aberdeen Beach Webcam". Retrieved 19 October 2023.
  8. a b "Beach Ballroom". Brintons Carpets (in Inglis). Retrieved 19 October 2023.
  9. "The Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen Events & Tickets 2023". Ents24 (in Inglis). Retrieved 19 October 2023.
  10. "Beach Ballroom weddings | Aberdeen City Council". (in Inglis). 22 Mey 2019. Retrieved 19 October 2023.
  11. "What's on at the Beach Ballroom | Aberdeen City Council". (in Inglis). 5 Mairch 2022. Retrieved 19 October 2023.

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