Placed at the head of Union Terrace Gardens, His Majesty’s Theatre enjoys one of the most beautiful urban settings in the country.
Opened in 1906 to the designs of the eminent Victorian architect Frank Matcham, His Majesty's Theatre was probably the first theatre in the world to be built entirely of granite.
The theatre commands enthusiastic support from a discerning audience from the city of Aberdeen and its hinterland stretching from Elgin in the north to Dundee in the south.
The auditorium, housing some 1,500 patrons, has been heralded as one of the most beautiful of any major touring theatre in the British Isles. Its fine decoration is enhanced with delicate detail picked out in 23 carat gold and draped with luxurious crimson velvet. Sightlines and acoustics are excellent even to the rear of the stalls and the spacious balcony.
The Dress Circle Bar is quite unique, being probably the only original circular bar in any Edwardian theatre. With pre-ordering facilities and service at the Italian marble bar, its reputation for efficient courtesy is equalled only by the stalls bar downstairs.