We have been working with a range of partners and community based groups to launch Winterfest; a programme of festive activi
We are delighted to announce some of our new 2024 season exhibitions and performances - with more coming soon! This runs alongside our Taking Part programme which is packed with lots of classes and workshops for all ages, and offered on a Pay-What-You-Like basis.
Kicking off the season on Sat January 20 we host Project Ability's Reconnect Paint Show. ReConnect artists from Project Ability having been preparing for months in preparation for this new painting exhibition.
Taking full advantage of the large scale exhibition wall, paintings created are large in scale compared to what the artists normally have the opportunity to make. Each artist displays their own style, painting techniques and explore their own themes. More info here.
New theatre Ragnarock comes to Platform in March - a bold, haunting and multisensory theatrical world, populated by scores of hand-crafted clay figures and an atmospheric immersive soundtrack.
From multi-award-winning Tortoise in a Nutshell, in co-production with Firgurteatret I Nordland (Nordland Visual Theatre) and in association with Macrobert Arts Centre, this enthralling new production fuses forms to stunning effect, blending human performance, puppetry and hand-crafted live animation in their most ambitious production to date. More information here.
In April, Independent Arts Projects in Association with the National Theatre of Scotland bring us Shō and the Demons of the Deep for ages 8yrs+. A visual-adventure story about overcoming fear, climate crisis and how the actions of one generation can affect the next, the show is Inspired by the book by Annouchka Gravel Galouchko. More details here.
New exhibition SoulINQUEST opens at Platform in April - part of Glasgow International Festival of Contemporary Art 2024, Scotland's biennial festival of contemporary art. A powerful photography exhibition created with 17 families who have lost a loved one due to state violence and institutional neglect.
A rare moment to experience their perspective and their experiences of grief. More information here.
April continues to be a busy month for theatre as we welcome The Show for Young Men, presented by Eoin McKenzie with Robbie Synge and Alfie.
A man and boy meet on a stage, somewhere between a wasteland and a hilltop at sunrise. They dance and play together, trying out what it means to be a man. Age recommendation 8yrs+. More details here.
In May, Frozen Light returns to Platform with The Bar at the Edge of Time. Created for audiences with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD), The Bar at the Edge of Time waits only for you, so what are you waiting for? Leave the hours, minutes, and seconds behind, step across the threshold and meet the bar's maestro mixologists, crooners, and hosts.
But a mystery lies at the heart of this place, a mystery hidden even from them. One that can only be solved when we spend our time together. More details here.
For younger audiences age 3-6yrs we host So Far So Good - presented by SUPERFAN and commissioned by Imaginate in partnership with Aberdeen Performing Arts in association with Platform .
An adventurous new contemporary circus show, three performers use daring acrobatics to explore flying, falling, steep places, precipices and the sharp rocks you come across on the way up.
A show for anyone who has ever asked “Are we there yet?” Because however high we get, are we ever really there? More details here.