A virtual art installation space to combat lockdown blues

Aberdeen Performing Arts

3D Modelling

Aberdeen Performing Arts is a cultural hub that manages three key city centre venues; The Music Hall, His Majesty’s Theatre and The Lemon Tree.

Design and Code worked with them to virtually recreate The Music Hall, to enable continued access to the Stepping In Space at a time of global lockdown.

Prototyping stage

As we all started working from home due to lockdown, one of our team members was missing seeing the screen in the entrance of the Music Hall on their lunch break. So we created a prototype to send over to Aberdeen Performing Arts to see if we could collaborate to develop the idea into something bigger.

Assembly by Charles Young

3D Modelling the facade and interior of The Music Hall from scratch enabled us to create a sense of place for the user, guiding them from the entrance to the screen.

The global reach of this new virtual space has meant visitors from around the world can now visit from the comfort of their own home.

Inside the stepping in space
Inside the stepping in space

A new programme was created in collaboration with Aberdeen Performing Arts that highlighted work that has been produced for the Stepping In Space since its installation in 2019, including our very own Glisk, alongside new work highlighting key movements in the arts sector during these unprecedented times.

The screen is continuously updated so be sure to step in here.

Arts & Culture



“It has been a pleasure working with our friends at Design and Code to bring the Music Hall’s Stepping In Screen back to life during coronavirus lockdown.

The creative team at Design and Code took this project and shaped it into something much more ambitious and imaginative. They have created an immersive representation of the entire Stepping In Space, introducing interactive elements to help us engage with our audiences in new ways. We are absolutely delighted with the result.”

Head of Business Transformation, Leon Gray
Aberdeen Performing Arts

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