How will this affect arts and entertainment venues?

A number of arts and entertainment venues – including cinemas and art galleries – announced their closure on Monday, but some will remain open or change their schedule.

King Charles III approved the day of his mother’s funeral as a public holiday during his proclamation ceremony on Saturday. The holiday will mark the last day of the period of national mourning.

The Queen’s funeral will take place at Westminster Abbey on Monday, September 19.

Government guidance says: “Organizations may choose to close on the day of the state funeral, but there is no obligation to do so and this is at the discretion of individual organisations.”

Some sites in Aberdeen and Inverness have taken the decision to close for the day or part of the day. Here’s everything you need to know about Monday’s closings:

Not all venues will close for the Queen’s funeral. Pictured is Her Majesty’s Theatre. Photo by Kenny Elrick.


All cineworld‘s UK cinemas – including its two Aberdeen branches – will be closed on Monday.

Aberdeen Independent Cinema Belmont Cinema will also be closed.

Meanwhile, seen, on Shiprow, will broadcast the live broadcast of the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Seats will be free and the cinema’s retail offer will be limited to free bottled water during the broadcast, with no other snacks or beverages available for purchase. No other content will air on Monday.

Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance here.

On Monday, September 19, our UK venues will broadcast the live broadcast of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral. …

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Libraries, galleries and museums

Aberdeen City Council has announced that local libraries, galleries and museums will be closed on the day of the royal funeral.

This means that Aberdeen Archives, Gallery & Museums – which operates Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Cowdray Hall and Provost Skene’s House – will be closed and reopen on Tuesday 20 September.

Theater and music

Aberdeen Performing Arts

Aberdeen Performing Arts – which runs Her Majesty’s Theatre, Music Hall and Lemon Tree – has confirmed that all of its venues will be closed. There were no shows scheduled for HMT or the Music Hall, but Starsailor’s concert at the Lemon Tree will be postponed. It will now take place on Tuesday, September 20.

Wonder Hoose — a new pop-up performing arts venue in the Marischal College quadrangle — also canceled its “Local Music Night: Ben Lee Collett & Monza Express” event on Monday.

The Tivoli Theater

The Guild Street Hall has no performances scheduled for Monday. Ricky Ross will take the Tivoli stage on Tuesday as scheduled. You can read our interview with the Deacon Blue singer here.

Not all venues will close for the Queen's funeral.  Pictured is the Tivoli Theatre.
The Tivoli Theatre. Photo by Paul Glendell.
Aberdeen Arts Center

Similarly, Aberdeen Arts Center has no scheduled performances on the day of the Queen’s funeral.

Inverness: Eden Court

Eden Court in Inverness has announced that its venues will be closed during the day on Monday but will open at 5.15pm and their scheduled evening performances – including Ocean Film Festival World Tour – will continue. Click here to see which Eden Court events are taking place on Monday, September 19.

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