impact centre

The IMPACT Centre, will be a new concert hall immediately adjacent to a historic building on St Andrew Square in the heart of Edinburgh.

It will provide a new home for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the only Edinburgh-based National Performing Arts Company. It will house a 1,000-seat auditorium and studio facilities to enable rehearsal, recital and recording space, as well as enabling community outreach and education, conferences and multi-art-form use. The site will be enhanced by the provision of a restaurant, cafe and bar facilities.

The new world-class performing arts venue will deliver £35 million private sector investment and make a significant contribution to the ongoing success of Edinburgh’s cultural offer.

Current Status

The IMPACT Centre business case was approved by Joint Committee on 17 December 2018.

The project will be considered by the City of Edinburgh Council’s Planning Committee in Spring 2019.

Total Investment: £45 million (up to £10 million from UK Government and up to £10 million from Scottish Government).

Lead Contact: Elaine Ravenscroft, IMPACT Scotland