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...