Funding boost for King's Theatre Kirkcaldy project

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Published: Thursday 07 Mar 2019 by Fife Council

Funding boost for King's Theatre Kirkcaldy project

Funding boost for King's Theatre Kirkcaldy project

A funding package of £20k has been agreed by Kirkcaldy Area Committee towards the King's Theatre project.

 

The funding will allow the King's Theatre Board to finalise and open the former YWCA building on the waterfront to become an event venue.

 

Convener of the Committee, Cllr Neil Crooks, said: “Upgrade work is already well under way for the building on the waterfront to create a pop-up venue on the ground floor for live music, performances and an events space that includes a café as part of a community regeneration project.

 

“This funding will be used alongside the Board’s successful fundraising efforts and allow the building to open to the community in June. It’s great to see this project really gathering momentum and it will hugely complement the regeneration work that’s under way to better connect Kirkcaldy’s waterfront and the town centre.”

 

Chair of the King's Theatre Kirkcaldy Board, John Murray, added: "We are very grateful to Kirkcaldy Area Committee for this much needed funding that will allow us to complete the first phase of the King's Theatre project.  We plan to open our Live Lounge in the Summer and bring some top quality acts and events to Kirkcaldy as well as providing a community facility.  Fife Council is very supportive of our work and the role we play in the regeneration of Kirkcaldy Town Centre".

 

Read the full committee papers at www.fifedirect.org.uk/committee/kirkcaldyarea

 

Pic caption: Cllr Neil Crooks (second from right) marking the Council's investment with Kings Theatre reps L-R Danny Cepok, John Murray and Grant Foster.

 

Neil Crooks, Councillor 
Tel: 01592 572217 Contact Neil Crooks online
By Post: Fife council, Fife House North Street, Glenrothes,KY7 5LT

Donald Grant, Community Manager (Kirkcaldy) 
Tel: 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 44 61 09 Contact Donald Grant online
By Post: Town House 2 Wemyssfield Kirkcaldy Fife KY1 1XW
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