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The Brunton completes £3.7 million transformation

The Brunton
East Lothian is welcoming an exciting new events space this year, as the main hall of The Brunton in Musselburgh opens its doors following a £3.7 million refurbishment.
The purpose built event space at The Brunton can accommodate up to 500 delegates, with additional capacity in breakout spaces. Only 15 minutes from Edinburgh, The Brunton brings another flexible option for association bookers and conference organisers.

Since its closure 18 months ago, the building has been rebranded and the hall has been transformed into a highly versatile, state of the art space. The new look auditorium features cutting edge AV technology, improved acoustics, a sprung hard wood dance floor and retractable seating. The high specification of the new facility will ensure the widest use, from standing events and exhibitions to conferences, trade events, catered functions and concerts.

Access for delegates and concert-goers has been improved with the addition of a new lift, a cloakroom area and new design for the lounge bar and toilets. The kitchen area has also been extended and refitted to enable catering for large scale functions. Dedicated dressing rooms for use with the main hall and a performers’ rest area have been added as part of the project.

First opened by Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother in 1971, The Brunton was built with funds bequeathed to the community in 1951. The main hall was the only space in the building which had not been refurbished since it was built.

Lesley Smith, general manager of The Brunton, said: “This is fantastic facility and its transformation is long overdue. With state of the art equipment and flexibility, and our ideal coastal location near the Scottish capital, we are confident that we will be able to rival many venues in the centre of Edinburgh.”

The hall is situated within the civic building formerly known as The Brunton Hall, which has recently undergone a rebranding exercise, changing its name to The Brunton. It is also home to a theatre and bistro.

The refurbishment of the main hall was funded by East Lothian Council.

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