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Arts and culture in your area

Find out where your nearest arts and cultural venues are in Edinburgh, Fife and the East of Scotland.

Here are the main cultural hotspots for Edinburgh, East and Fife whether you fancy treading the boards in St Andrews, browsing some Scottish art in Kirkcaldy or taking in some music in Musselburgh...

Theatre in your area

Brunton Theatre in Musselburgh encourages local theatre, dance and music groups to work in partnership with theatre staff in developing the local arts scene. Brunton Youth Theatre and East Lothian Dance Theatre are both actively involved in productions at the Musselburgh based theatre.
The Byre Theatre in St Andrews offers drama throughout the year,  supports the Byre youth group and offer 'Haydays' - a chance for those aged over 50 to explore their creativity.
The Arts and Theatres trust in Fife works across four main venues - Adam Smith Theatre in Kirkcaldy, Carnegie Hall in Dunfermline, Lochgelly Centre in Lochgelly and Rothes Halls, Glenrothes - all have changing programmes across the year. The Arts and Theatres trust helpdesk can help with anything from information to funding advice.
Theatres in Edinburgh are almost too numerous to mention ranging from the vast Playhouse theatre to the oldest student run theatre in the UK - The Bedlam.  See below for Edinburgh theatre venues.

Museums and galleries in your area

There's something for everyone, from fine art to fishing in the museums and galleries of Edinburgh, East and Fife.

Edinburgh skyline

Edinburgh skyline

Scotland's industrial and rural heritage can be explored in a variety of venues from Cousland Smiddy in Dalkeith to the Fife Folk Museum and the Prestongrange Industrial Heritage Museum. The historical theme widens and continues at venues such as the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh and the 'Pink Hoose' of the Abbot House Heritage centre in Dunfermline. Visitors to Pittencrief House can even go back to the time when dinosaurs roamed the land.
Social history is brought to life across a wide range of museums such as Burntisland Museum and St Andrews Museum.

Art lovers are spoiled for choice in the capital with the National Gallery of Scotland and Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art to visit. Beyond Edinburgh, art is represented in venues such as the Fife Contemporary Art and Craft museum or the Kirkcaldy Museum and Gallery which holds a superb collection of 19th and 20th century Scottish paintings.

How about exploring the history of golf at the British Golf Museum in St Andrews or visiting the National Museum of Flight in East Lothian?

Have we missed your favourite theatre, gallery or museum?

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