Aberdeen Arts Centre

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Aberdeen Arts Centre

The Aberdeen Arts Centre Association or 'AACA' began its life in the early 1950s as a pressure group set up to lobby for an Arts Centre in Aberdeen which would provide a venue both for the city's thriving amateur societies and for visiting professional artists. Its persistence paid off in the early sixties when the Corporation of the City of Aberdeen bought and converted the North & Trinity Church which had recently closed. After the opening in 1963 the Association took an active role in promoting use of the new facilities by organizing poetry readings, art exhibitions, concerts and performances by small scale professional touring companies.