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Argyll & Bute

Dunoon Burgh Hall

A story of community spirit and sheer determination epitomises the restoration of the town’s iconic cultural building. This 1874 B-listed building was the first theatre in Argyll and for a hundred years the centre of cultural life in Dunoon. Latterly the building fell into disrepair and unused for a quarter of a century, before the threat of demolition ignited a community campaign to rescue it. In 2009 it was bought for £1 by the John McAslan Family Trust and the Dunoon Burgh Hall Trust was established. The building operated for six years as a work-in-progress venue, with enormous volunteer support, while the money was raised to undertake vital renovations. Dunoon Burgh Hall re-opened in June 2017 as a cultural and arts venue following a full programme of refurbishment.

Central Fife & Kirkcaldy

Kings Theatre Kirkcaldy

Kings Theatre Kirkcaldy started its life in 1904 and become the first and largest Kings Theatre in Scotland, seating 2000 people. After a massive restoration project, it is set to open its doors once again by 2020 and will host world famous live shows, comedians and live music events. Step back in time and hear the history and stories of an amazing Scottish theatre with a bright future. Tours will run from 12pm onwards & each tour takes around 45mins. The site at this time is a building site & we apologise that at this time we can not provide wheelchair access or allow any children under 6 years of age. All 6-16 year old's must be accompanied by an adult over 18. Tours also include a walk around the former YWCA if your interested in our plans for that building as well. BOOKING - message the Kings Theatre Kirkcaldy page direct or email


Alloa The Coach House Theatre

The Alman Dramatic Club was formed in 1939 by a group of fifteen women led by Helen Wright and Nettie Forsyth and soon became the largest performing arts group in the county. This informal group developed into an amateur dramatic club. In 1953 the Club was allowed to use the hay loft in the former Coach House of Inglewood, a mansion built in 1900 by the Forrester-Paton family and designed by A G Sydney Mitchell & Wilson. The estate was later owned by the Church of Scotland and the club eventually purchased the Coach House.The Hay Loft Theatre opened in 1957, but in 1959 its present name was adopted. Since then it has been the club’s permanent home, its unique 63-seat theatre providing audiences with an intimate theatrical experience where they have seen numerous performances, including many full-length plays, as well as modern writing, comedy, tragedy and satire. The Club has performed works by all the great playwrights, national and international, as well as their own members’ work. The theatre is also used by other groups for a range of cultural activities.The building was renovated with grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund and many other supporters.


Tales of Clackmannan

Clackmannan, the county town until the 18th century, has a rich and eventful history. The Stone of Mannan was probably of ritual importance to Iron Age people; there was once a royal residence on King's Seat Hill, where the Bruce family later built their own tower; people gathered for fairs and markets at the Mercat Cross, where criminals were chained before the Tolbooth was built in 1592. Lady Catherine Bruce 'knighted' Robert Burns with the sword of King Robert Bruce when he visited her at Clackmannan Tower in 1787. These and other stories will be brought to life again in promenade performances by the talented and entertaining Walking Theatre Company, which is based in Argyll and committed to creating theatre work that gives access to Scotland's dramatic landscapes and amazing history for all people in all locations, always encouraging audience participation.

Dumfries & Galloway

Theatre Royal Dumfries

The Theatre Royal Dumfries is the oldest theatre in Scotland. Originally built in 1792, it has been a source of entertainment for the people of Dumfries for over 200 years. It has had a long and storied history and has attracted many famous visitors including Robert Burns and J. M. Barrie and Stan Laurel. The building has also seen use as a music hall, a cinema and very briefly, a roller skating rink. It was restored by the Guild of Players in 1959 and has been operating as a theatre again ever since. The most recent refurbishment of the building has seen an expansion into other sites on Shakespeare Street and Queen Street. While the auditorium remains largely the same, the building now also boasts a new bar and Studio, as well as much improved backstage facilities.

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