Byre Theatre

Byre Theatre
Abbey Street, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9LA
  • Box office 01334 475000
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  • Website www.byretheatre.com
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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 years, and in 2013 it went into administration and ceased hosting performances.

In 2014, The University of St Andrews announced that the theatre was to reopen under the management of the University, with the building to be used as a theatre, educational resource, general arts venue and music centre.

Events at this venue

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Byre Film Club: Dior and I (12)

An intimate behind-the-scenes peek at the chaotic and colourful world of the Christian Dior fashion house, this documentary reveals the personalities, passions and patience that go into creating such iconic style. Dir: Frederic Tcheng / 2015 / France / 1h 30m

Thu 30 Sep

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  • 10:30

Byre World: Around Distant Suns

Around Distant Suns, Wednesday 29 September, 5.30pm, FREE Join Emily Finer (Department of Russian) in conversation with Emma Puranen, St Leonards interdisciplinary PhD student in Modern Languages, Biology and Astrophysics. Emma is editor of a new anthology of science fiction stories authored by pairs of creative writers…

Wed 29 Sep

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Byre World: Love Songs Lost

*Love Songs Lost, Wednesday 13 October, 5.30pm, FREE * Join staff from the Department of Spanish and artists from the duo AURIC, for a performance based on Spanish classical poetry translated and adapted to English by Paula Rodríguez and set to music by Arthur Astier. The theme for the evening is love. Verses from both…

Wed 13 Oct

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Can You Ever Forgive Me?

  • 5 stars
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 46min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Marielle Heller
  • Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells
  • UK release: 1 February 2019

Lee Israel (McCarthy) is a writer facing financial difficulties who starts forging letters from famous writers as a way to earn money. McCarthy gives one of her best performances as the stubborn Lee, and Grant is excellent as her buddy Jack. Deviously funny and deeply moving.

Thu 21 Oct

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  • 10:30

Good Grief

Ugly Bucket Good Grief Tuesday 19 October, 6.30pm Pay What You Can £15/£12/£10 A dying man’s last wish: for his friends to create a show about death. Will it be subtle? Will it be sophisticated? Probably not, but it’s his funeral. Literally. Multi award-winning physical comedy company Ugly Bucket process the death of a…

Tue 19 Oct

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Keeping The Faith: The Billy Joel Collection

'Keeping The Faith' is a brand-new all-action theatre experience, featuring the hit songs of one of the greatest songwriters and performers in music history - Billy Joel Billy Joel is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold over 150 million albums worldwide. His 12 studio albums include 33 Top 40…

Sat 2 Jul 2022

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  • 19:30 – 22:00

National Theatre Live: Romeo and Juliet

  • 12A

Romeo and Juliet risk everything to be together. In defiance of their feuding families, they chase a future of joy and passion as violence erupts around them. This bold new film brings to life the remarkable backstage spaces of the National Theatre in which desire, dreams and destiny collide to make Shakespeare’s romantic…

Wed 29 Sep

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  • 19:00

Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horrors

Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horrors October, 8.00pm Pay What You Can. £10/£8/£6 *SPACE AROUND YOU The silent masterpiece with a brand-new score Composed and performed live by Chris Green. Nosferatu (1922) is arguably the film that gave birth to the horror genre, just as powerful and unsettling today as when it first thrilled…

Thu 7 Oct

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  • 20:00

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

  • 4 stars
  • 1975
  • UK
  • 1h 40min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jim Sharman
  • Written by: Richard O'Brien, Jim Sharman
  • Cast: Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Richard O'Brien, Patricia Quinn, Nell Campbell, Jonathan Adams, Peter Hinwood, Meat Loaf, Charles Gray

The cult film to end all others, this rock spoof on old horror movies has created a breed of Rocky Horror crazies, and packs them in at late shows everywhere. The film has its moments, and Curry is splendidly camp as the bisexual Frank N Furter.

Sat 30 Oct

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  • 20:30

Sun 31 Oct

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  • 20:30

SCO: Harmoniemusik

SCO: Harmoniemusik Thursday 18 November 2021, 1.00pm – 3.00pm, at Holy Trinity Church, St Andrews SCO Wind Soloists / Royal Conservatoire of Scotland students The SCO’s renowned Wind Soloists and the outstanding wind students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland join forces for a witty instrumental traversal of one of…

Thu 18 Nov

£16.50 (£6–£14.50) / 01334 475000

SCO: Shostakovich 14

*SCO: Shostakovich 14 * Wednesday 3 November 2021, 7.30pm – 9.30pm at Holy Trinity Church, St Andrews Mark Wigglesworth Conductor Elizabeth Atherton Soprano Peter Rose Bass “I want listeners to this symphony to realise that life is truly beautiful. My symphony is an impassioned protest against death, a reminder to the…

Wed 3 Nov

£16.50 (£6–£14.50) / 01334 475000

St Andrews Opera Society: Finian’s Rainbow

St Andrews Opera Society Presents Finian’s Rainbow, Tuesday 26 – Thursday 28 October, 7.00pm, Pay What You Can £12/£10/£6 First performed in 1947, the magical songs and story continue to win awards in the 21st century. Our talented students bring the show to new life in this brilliant new production.

Tue 26 Oct

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Wed 27 Oct

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Thu 28 Oct

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Theatre Skills Workshop: Lighting Design

Lighting Design Thursday 30 September On the ABP Auditorium Stage David Venters and special guest lighting designer   David Venters Head of Technical and Operations David has a BSc in Audio Engineering from the UHI Millennium Institute. He is an experienced sound engineer, working in various settings and with artists such…

Thu 30 Sep

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Theatre Skills Workshops: Costume

Costume Introduction to costume design, finding, making and alterations, breaking down and maintenance. Wednesday 29 September, 5.30PM – free in the Conference Room with Janis Hart Janis Hart Janis has created many site-specific installations and stage designs and specific installations and for theatre, dance and opera…

Wed 29 Sep

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Theatre Skills Workshops: Directors and Designers

Directors and Designers: how to work together Wednesday 20 October, 5.30pm – FREE Director/choreographer Kally Lloyd-Jones and designer Janis Hart talk about the creative process between director and designer in theatre, opera and devised work, on budgets from shoestring to mid-scale. Conference Room Kally Lloyd-Jones and…

Wed 20 Oct

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Theatre Skills Workshops: Sound Design and Engineering

Sound Design and Engineering Thursday 21 October, 6.00pm – FREE On the ABP Auditorium Stage David Venters and special guest sound designer   David Venters Head of Technical and Operations David has a BSc in Audio Engineering from the UHI Millennium Institute. He is an experienced sound engineer, working in various…

Thu 21 Oct

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Waves

*Independent Arts Projects presents WAVES by Alice Mary Cooper Saturday 9 October, 2.00pm £10/£8 *SPACE AROUND YOU * Waves is the tale of Elizabeth Moncello and how, growing up on Gabo Island (Australia) in the 1930s, by emulating fish, penguins and dolphins to learn how to swim, she came to be the unofficial inventor of…

Sat 9 Oct

£10 (£8; Children £8) / 01334 475000

Yesterday

  • 3 stars
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 1h 52min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Danny Boyle
  • Cast: Himesh Patel, Lily James, Kate McKinnon

Singer-songwriter Jack (Patel) is knocked unconscious when a bus hits his bike, and he wakes up in a world where the Beatles are unknown. There’s some fine comedy (including from Sheeran, playing himself) but it gets less surefooted; Patel can’t stop Jack from being rather morose and it’s neither a classic Curtis rom-com…

Thu 7 Oct

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  • 10:30

Reviews & features

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

28 Jan 2013

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

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…