Rothes Halls re-opens after suspicious communication sparked evacuation

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

Rothes Halls will re-open on Saturday after a “suspicious communication” sparked an evacuation and cancellation of a show tonight.

Fife Cultural Trust, which manages theatres on behalf of Fife Council, confirmed it would be business as usual from Saturday morning after a day of drama at the Kingdom Centre venue.

The theatre was sealed off and the public refused entry after the venue received a suspicious communication.

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All events, including the scheduled performance of Oklahoma by Glenrothes Amateur Musical Association (GAMA) were cancelled.

Police Scotland gave the all-clear to open the doors from tomorrow.

The theatre tweeted: “Rothes Halls has been given the all clear by Police Scotland tonight and will be open for business as usual tomorrow morning. Thanks to everyone for their co-operation and understanding.”

Box office staff spent most of the day informing theatre-goers that the planned show was not going ahead, offering refunds or the option to see it over the weekend.

Heather Stuart, chief executive of FCT, tweeted her thanks to all.

She said: “Thanks to @policescotland and all @onfife colleagues today for all your help and support. Also all the best to our friends @GAMA_fife for the rest of the weekend’s shows. Most of tonight’s customers are managing the matinee or evening show tomorrow which is great news.’’