The Palace Theatre opened in 1863 as the Corn Exchange and for many years was also used for culture and leisure as well as commerce. It was converted to a music hall in 1903. Subsequent alterations included the creation of the Palace Theatre and the Grand Hall, both of which have hosted performances by many leading actors, comedians, bands and other artists. The theatre is to feature in the forthcoming Cultural Kilmarnock project, which will create a new theatre, concert hall and cultural park. Take the opportunity to look behind the curtains on the backstage tour and examine articles from performance archives.
Here at The Palace Theatre we are delighted to participate in Doors Open Day 2023, and we are looking forward to sharing our living heritage with our local audience. Come to the Palace on the 9th and 10th of September to share your memories and explore some of ours. Including the opportunity to peek behind the curtain on our backstage tour and examine articles from our performance archives. Bring along your own memories of the Palace Theatre and Grand Hall and share them with our oral histories team.
Guided tours leave from the Box Office at 11am and 12 noon on both days.
Booking not required.
Where to find us
- Palace Theatre & Grand Hall
- 9 Green Street
- KA1 3BN
Programmes this building took part in: