Dunfermline to get centre for performing arts

September 9, 2017 by  

Dunfermline could be set to get a brand new venue for the performing arts, after the town’s Alhambra Theatre Trust submitted an application for planning permission to the local council.

These proposals would see the new venue – which would be named the Ironmongers Studio – become the Alhambra Stage and Dance School’s permanent home. The chosen setting for this new centre is a building across the road from the theatre that has lain disused for several years.

The project would see a studio theatre with 200 seats created, as well as a cinema which would screen art-house films, rooms for rehearsal purposes, a restaurant, a shopping space and an admin block. It is hoped that work can get underway by the spring of next year.

A theatre spokesman told a reporter from the Stage that the Trust would be providing most of the funding for the project, but it had also applied to Creative Scotland for some additional financial support towards it, adding that:

“We see this as complementary to Dunfermline’s cultural offering. We believe the town is already punching above its weight compared to similar sized towns, and we believe that culture has a vital role to play in the regeneration of town centres.”

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