Plans to overhaul host of city venues

Published: 15 August 2016

A powerful new alliance has been formed to drive forward an overhaul of Edinburgh’s ageing venues and fill gaps in its cultural infrastructure to ensure it retains its world-leading status.

New facilities would be created under a 20-year plan aimed at dramatically boosting the Capital’s year-round cultural scene and the reach of the arts in the city.

More than 20 experts drawn from the cultural sector, the business world, academia and even the health service have been brought together on the taskforce. New venues for Edinburgh International Festival productions, Fringe shows, art exhibitions and film festival screenings would be created.

Historic venues would either be replaced or upgraded. Key priorities are expected to include finding a fitting home for the Edinburgh International Film Festival, getting a new medium-sized concert hall off the ground in the city centre and developing an indoor arena suitable for theatre and live music productions...

Full story via Edinburgh Evening News

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