Police seal off Rothes Halls following incident

Rothes Halls was closed after suspicious communication (Pic: Fife Free Press)
Rothes Halls was closed after suspicious communication (Pic: Fife Free Press)

Police have sealed off a public theatre in Glenrothes and have refused entry to the public.

A spokesman for Police Scotland said: “Police in Fife were called to premises in the centre of Glenrothes following a report of a suspicious communication.

Rothes Halls closed after suspicious communication (Pic: Fife Free Press)

Rothes Halls closed after suspicious communication (Pic: Fife Free Press)

“The incident happened around 1.50pm today in the Rothes Square area. Inquiries are ongoing.”

All events, including tonight’s GAMA stage show performance, scheduled to take place at the Halls this evening have been cancelled.

Theatre company reacts to cancellation

A spokesman for the Fife Cultural Trust, which runs the theatre, said: “Earlier this afternoon, we evacuated the Rothes Halls, after receiving a suspicious communication. Police Scotland have confirmed their enquiries are ongoing.

“We have taken the decision to cancel tonight’s performance of Oklahoma by GAMA and any other bookings for Rothes Halls.

“We will keep customers updated on this via social media and we are phoning round customers with bookings for this evening to ensure that they have all of the information that they need.

“Customers who have bought tickets for tonight’s performance of Oklahoma! at 7.30pm will be offered the options of a full refund, or a ticket for tomorrow’s matinee or evening performances depending on their preference.”