A new 500-seat auditorium opened at the Brunton Hall this week, marking the end of a £3.7m refurbishment project by East Lothian Council.
For the first time since work began 18 months ago, the main hall opened its doors to the community for a relaunch event held on Monday.
The civic building – accommodating the Brunton Theatre, community halls and meeting rooms – was built with funds bequeathed to the community by John Brunton, son of the Brunton Wireworks founder, following his death in 1951.
The newly-completed renovation is the first major improvement to the main hall since the building was opened by the Queen Mother in 1971.
Designed to compliment the 300-seat Brunton Theatre, the revamped hall/auditorium has been fitted with state-of-the-art retractable seating to create a versatile events space for conferences, weddings, community activities, performances and new-release cinema screenings.
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