The Lochgelly Centre opened in 1976 as a purpose-built community education centre.
It was opened by Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh, and initially ran community-based classes and workshops, as well as a varied popular theatre programme. Managed by a local committee, the centre aspired to attract people from across Scotland's Central Belt.
In the late 1990s, the venue began to focus on becoming an arts centre for the people of Lochgelly, and its programme evolved to match this vision. Since then, the theatre has seen performers from across the world of entertainment.
By providing creative learning opportunities, the Lochgelly Centre established itself as a centre of excellence in Fife. The centre closed late in 2009 for extensive redevelopment work, and is about to enter an exciting new phase in its history when the new, revitalised centre opens again in early 2012.