StAnza, Fife Jazz Festival and other events to continue in wake of Byre Theatre's closure

The St Andrews theatre is set to close on Thu 31 Jan; scheduled shows will go on in new venues

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This article is from 2013.

StAnza, Fife Jazz Festival and other events to continue in wake of Byre Theatre's closure

The Byre Theatre, St Andrews, is being forced to shut down because of its financial difficulties. The theatre has struggled to cover its costs in recent years, with problems exacerbated with the withdrawal of funding by the former Scottish Arts Council in 2011. The announcement comes hot on the heels of the news that the Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh, is also having its funding cut by East Lothian Council.

The final events to take place at the theatre will be the charity performances by Jenny King Dance Academy, on Wed 30 & Thu 31 Jan. Scheduled events as part of the Fife Jazz Festival and the StAnza poetry festival will be relocated to other venues, and tickets originally purchased for this venue will still be valid.

A petition to save the Byre Theatre has been started, requesting Fife MP Sir Menzies Campbell 'to do everything in your power to help raise the awareness and funds necessary to restore the theatre to St Andrews, Fife and Scotland.' At the time of writing, a Save the Byre Facebook page had 4400 likes.

This article is from 2013.

Fife Jazz Festival

Fife Jazz Festival covers all the bases: from traditional to avant-garde, from international productions to homespun community events, from the biggest names in jazz to newcomers. Uniquely, the festival takes place throughout Fife from Crossford to St Michaels, from Dunbog to Burntisland, with major concerts taking place…

Various venues: Fife

Thu 9 Feb 2017

Times & prices vary

Fri 10 Feb 2017

Times & prices vary

Sat 11 Feb 2017

Times & prices vary

Sun 12 Feb 2017

Times & prices vary

StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival

StAnza is a literary festival that focuses on verse. Joining the locals for readings, performances, slams and open mics, jazz, films, workshops and poetry-related art exhibitions, installations and films are a host of local and international wordsmiths.

Various venues: St Andrews

Wed 1 Mar 2017

Times to be confirmed / Prices vary / 01334 475000

Thu 2 Mar 2017

Times to be confirmed / Prices vary / 01334 475000

Fri 3 Mar 2017

Times to be confirmed / Prices vary / 01334 475000

…and 2 more dates until 5 Mar 2017

Byre Theatre

Abbey Street, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9LA

With a 216 seat auditorium, a 100 seat studio theatre and full cinematic, theatrical and conference facilities, the Byre Theatre is a strong cultural hub in North East Fife. Originally founded in 1933, the building has seen many changes over the…

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