The VCH looks like a classy grand old dame after the refurbishment. Unlike the old interior which was dark and gloomy, the refurbished building feels very spacious and bright. But I couldn’t help but feel a little nostalgic for the old building because I spent so much time in that building when I was young, attending concerts, plays and taking the ABRSM piano exams (one of my least favorite things to do).
It is a place that I would encourage overseas visitors and friends to drop by, and if possible, to watch an orchestra performance at the concert hall, or a play at the theatre. Being our oldest performing arts centre, this building is a vital piece in our nation’s short history.