Find out about the ambitious restoration project that will transform Kirkcaldy’s historic former ABC cinema building into one of Fife’s most prestigious performance arts venues.

Please donate below to help us raise the vital funds we need to see the project to completion.

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You can also volunteer with us.

Keep up with the project’s progress on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – remember to use the hashtag #KingsTheatreKirkcaldy.

Kings Theatre Kirkcaldy: Forgotten, but not gone

Established in 1904, the once glorious Kings Theatre brought people far and wide to the town of Kirkcaldy in Fife, Scotland. Known most recently as the old ABC cinema, this beautiful building saw a century of service until its doors closed in 2000.

Residents and visitors of Kirkcaldy have walked past this building in the high street day after day, sometimes without realising. Many won’t have been aware of its prestigious history, or listed status – and it’s no surprise: tragically, since it closed, it fell into neglect and has reached a state of severe dilapidation.

This is already changing.

Imagine Kirkcaldy was once again home to a thriving entertainment hub; a prestigious performing arts venue that will draw crowds from far and wide. If you – like us – see the potential it would create for growth within the town and beyond, then watch this space…

A new vision for Kirkcaldy’s town centre and Fife Arts

Now under new ownership and spearheaded by people with a passion for the Arts in Scotland, the old cinema will be completely restored and turned back into Kings Theatre Kirkcaldy. The decision to take on this restoration was born from a desire to see this historic landmark put back into use for all to enjoy.

Our vision is to make it Fife’s largest performing arts venue; one that will not only host high-end theatrical productions, concerts, musicals and comedy acts – but also participatory arts activities, training programs and much more… Including the restoration of the old YWCA building to the rear, which is set to become a restaurant and function suite.

The Kings Theatre Kirkcaldy Group and a number of dedicated volunteers are already working hard to turn these plans for the building into a reality. A great deal of progress has already been made, but the scale of work still to be done is huge – and we need your support!

Stay in the loop

Over the next few years we will be keeping you closely updated on the progress of the restoration. You’ll be able to see pictures, watch videos, take part in live Q&As and read the blog; so don’t forget to follow us on all our social networks to get the full story!

We will also be running a number of events to help raise the crucial funds needed to continue this project. In the meantime, you can donate here.

We hope you will join us on our mission to transform this beautiful old building into an incredible, multi-faceted arts venue – one that promises to put the once vibrant town of Kirkcaldy back on Scotland’s cultural map!

Contact us

If you’d like to get in touch to find out more – or to enquire about volunteering with us – drop us an email below. We’ll get back to you as soon as we can.