Theatre closer to £25m transformation

Published: 04 October 2019

One of Scotland’s oldest theatres is one step nearer to seeing its magnificent building brought into the 21st century after receiving a funding boost from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

The King’s Theatre in Edinburgh, which opened in 1906 and is one of only a handful of Grade A listed theatres north of the border, is due to close temporarily in 2021 while it undergoes a major £25m redevelopment.

This is a very significant step securing the funds we need to complete the development phase, and move towards the delivery of a project which will transform the King’s Theatre...

Duncan Hendry,, Chief Executive, Capital Theatres


The theatre will be launching a public funding campaign next year. Now it has revealed that the largest independent theatre charity in the country has been awarded £174,000 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) for the project's development phase.

The theatre already had £17m of the £25m required in place, including £5m of prudential borrowing.  Mr Hendry said some of the lottery funding will go towards employing a heritage officer...

Full story via Edinburgh Evening News


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