Situated 20 miles north of Aberdeen, Haddo House is administered by the National Trust for Scotland, and was the home of HHCOS founders, Lord and Lady Aberdeen (David and June). The elegantl Adams designed house is surrounded by beautiful gardens and a spectacular park with both grounds and lake boasting abundant Scottish wildlife. Haddo is a uniquely beautiful and peaceful setting for concerts, operas and other shows. The NTS have agreed to allow ‘Haddo User Groups’ (HUG), of which HHCOS is the prominent member, to use the attendant facilities for rehearsals and performances. If you would like to see more pictures of Haddo and its surroundings, visit the Estate and the National Trust sites.
Alongside the house is a delightful timber-built wooden theatre known as ‘Haddo House Hall’ (also called the Canadian Barn by the NTS). This hosts all the HUG events as well as weddings and other celebrations.There is also a modern purpose built rehearsal room (known as the Peatyards) with pretty terrace and extensive theatre stores and dressing rooms. The Choral Society also uses the tiny and picturesque Chapel attached to the side of the main House, for their popular carol concerts. These beautiful and atmospheric venues are a delight for both artists and their audiences – Haddo is a very special place.
Last updated: August 11th, 2016