Fourth star for Kirkcaldy’s theatre

Mark Wheelwright, manager at Adam Smith Theatre welcomes fourth VisitScotland star for the theatre.
Mark Wheelwright, manager at Adam Smith Theatre welcomes fourth VisitScotland star for the theatre.

Fife Cultural Trust was celebrating this week as VisitScotland raised the rating of its flagship arts and theatre venue.

Previously a three star venue, signifying a very good standard of facility, a recent visit to the Adam Smith Theatre in Kirkcaldy from a VisitScotland Quality Assurance Advisor led to the awarding of a new star.

The four star rating for the arts venue, which very few in the country have achieved, signifies “an excellent standard” of cleanliness, safety, security, comfort, sustainability and customer care.

Anne Sandilands, Visit Scotland quality and tourism advisor, told the trust that she was extremely impressed with the entertainment venue.

She said: “I very much enjoyed my time on site and it was great to see all the improvements you have made since our last grading visit.

“I am happy to confirm that Adam Smith Theatre now grades with our four star band.

“Congratulations to all involved.”

Mark Wheelwright, manager of the Bennochy Road theatre, was very pleased with the news of an additional star for the attraction.

He told the Press this week: “I’m delighted that all of the hard work of the team has been recognised.

“Adam Smith Theatre is an important part of the local community, providing dance, drama, music, children’s theatre, cinema and a well-loved panto, as well as a space for local arts, clubs and societies.

“People in Kirkcaldy can be proud of our four star arts venue.

“Here’s to a fifth star in the future!”

The Adam Smith Theatre first opened in 1889 as a memorial to groundbreaking economist Adam Smith.

The 475-seater auditorium now plays host to a varied arts programme throughout the year, covering all aspects from dance and song to comedy and film, offering something for everyone whatever their age.