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Behind the scenes – and a bird’s eye view – at the Adam Smith Theatre

28 April 2022

A new video recording the progress of the refurbishment work at the Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy, gives a tantalising glimpse of the changes taking place in the 120-year-old building – plus a bird’s eye view!

While much of the work has been going on behind the closed doors of the town centre building since it closed last summer, the video gives an indication of the scale of the work also taking place on the roof.

Inside the theatre, this latest video shows how the ground floor has been completely opened up to accommodate a new Creative Hub and revitalised café and bar layout. It also reveals major work at the far end of the lower function suite, while upstairs in the Beveridge Suite, the former kitchen and bathroom have been fully removed ready for something new. View the video here.

The budget for the project was recently increased by Fife Council to reflect increased material costs because of the pandemic and exit from the EU.

The auditorium has already undergone a major facelift, with new carpeting, painting and fixtures completed in preparation for new seating and sound system being installed.

The Council’s Head of communities and neighbourhoods Paul Vaughan said the Adam Smith Theatre was a vital asset to the tourism sector in Kirkcaldy and Fife.

He said: “Unfortunately we are seeing costs rising across a number of our capital projects. However, this will be a fantastic facility when work is finished and it’s important we do finish it for the benefit of local people and visitors to Kirkcaldy.

Kirsty Keay, Director of Commercial and Corporate Development at OnFife, said: “It’s clear that work is progressing well on this very special venue and we’re looking forward to welcoming people back to enjoy all the experiences the Adam Smith will offer.

“It’s always exciting when we can see what’s happening behind the walls of the building as it makes it easier to begin envisaging the new layout and facilities that are being created.

The Adam Smith promises to be a central creative destination in Kirkcaldy, a place where people will gather to enjoy top class entertainment, meet and work with like-minded creatives and chill out with friends in the café bar.”

The video can also be viewed on the Adam Smith Theatre Project page on onfife.com.


For further information contact Sheona Small, press officer, 07809 727 989 or email sheona.small@onfife.com

Notes to editors: OnFife is a registered charity and manages and operates theatres, libraries, museums and galleries and cultural partnerships on behalf of Fife Council for people living, working and visiting Fife. Further information can be found at www.onfife.com


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