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Thread: Blairs Seminary Theatre, Aberdeenshire - Nov 2012

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    Default Blairs Seminary Theatre, Aberdeenshire - Nov 2012


    Been trying for almost 7 months to see this little Theatre in Aberdeenshire, on probably the 10th visit here, the door was open. The Theatre is part of Blairs College / Seminary and has sat unused since the late 80's and surprisingly there is quite a lot of items left inside.

    Luckily the theatre has been fairly well sealed, protecting it from the elements, however on this visit it was mighty cold inside! From the outside the building does not look very promising, but the treasure lies within! For being such a small theatre there is a real sense of drama inside. The architecture inside is not of a grandeur style, a simplistic style with the red cloth seats and domed ceiling give it a excellent setting to explore!

    It was re-modelled in 1827 by John Gall, under the supervision of Rev Gordon and John Menzies. John Menzies was a very wealthy Catholic Laird who gifted the land for the college construction. The Older Seminary is situated behind the very impressive new college which is partly used as a museum.


    Blairs Theatre









    Fire exit with a nasty rotten floor!




    Theatre stalls




    The Stage






    Quite a few music accessories left behind.








    Behind the Stage, some former sets and electrical equipment





    No Seminary explore is complete without a picutre of the one they call their saviour!




    Not a proper explore without a piano in the corner.




    Loved this domed ceiling!



    A few more pics on my Flickr, Thanks for looking!

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    this place looks awesome.

    wish i had a car to get me there....

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    Thats an explorers dream (well mine anyway) :) I'd love to see an outside shot, but understand why there isnt one.
    Why go through a door when there's a perfectly good window?
    www.derelict-omj.co.uk

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    What a fantastic little mooch!! Nice pics too...
    YOU AINT SEEN ME... RIGHT!!

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    Cracking find!thanks for sharing.

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    Excellent!

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    Thats laaaaaarvleeeeeeeeey - Quality reportage :notworthy:

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    Quote Originally Posted by UE-OMJ View Post
    Thats an explorers dream (well mine anyway) :) I'd love to see an outside shot, but understand why there isnt one.
    It's quite unassuming from the outside.

    Grand shots, I like the one of the domed ceiling.

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    very nice I really like the looks of this place

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    I know I've already dropped you a line mate but I'm lovin this place. Oh, cheers for the website comment too.
    Hoocha

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