Adam Smith Theatre

The Adam Smith Theatre is a popular venue in a traditional setting, well-loved for its high-quality shows, full-scale cinema and long history as the heart of the local arts scene.

Adam Smith Theatre

About Adam Smith Theatre

Adam Smith Theatre Bennochy Road, Kirkcaldy KY1 1ET
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Located in Kirkcaldy's town centre, the Adam Smith Theatre is a popular venue in a traditional setting, well-loved for its high-quality shows, full-scale cinema and long history as the heart of the local arts scene.

We run a diverse and popular programme of events at this 475-seat venue, including comedy, dance, drama, music, and children's theatre. The theatre also supports and hosts local arts organisations, such as Kirkcaldy Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Societies, as well as classes and workshops.

When not in use for live performances, the main auditorium becomes a cinema, showing current blockbusters as well as arthouse and classic films. This year sees the installation of our new, state-of-the-art digital screen. Find out what films are coming up in our film programme.

Our bar opens on performance nights.

The outside of the building remains the same as when it first opened in 1899, looking out onto historic Kirkcaldy's peaceful Memorial Gardens.

Upcoming Events at Adam Smith Theatre

‘Time’ The Magic Show

19th April 2024

Adam Daniel Bosze stops the time and invites you to come and watch his magic show to escape from reality and witness the miracles.



24th April 2024 - 27th April 2024

Step away from the dating apps and dive into Stephen Sondheim’s COMPANY, a poignant musical that challenges views on love and commitment.


Tide Lines

4th May 2024

Tide Lines will bring Elements, their unique conceptual tour, to the Adam Smith Theatre on Saturday 4th May!


Godfather Death: A Grimm’s Musical

10th May 2024

Based on a little known Grimm's fairy tale, this new musical tells the story of one poor boy's journey through life with Death as his Godfather.


Dreamcoat Stars

10th May 2024

Experience the powerful star vocals of four Josephs, coming together for a magical evening of West End and Broadway musical classics at the Adam Smith Theatre!


Burntisland & Kinghorn Rotary: Big Band Charity Concert

17th May 2024

Join Burntisland & Kinghorn Rotary Club for A Big Band Charity Concert' being held on Friday the 17th May in the newly refurbished Adam Smith Theatre in Kirkcaldy!


Mike Clerk + Davey Horne

25th May 2024

Don't miss a Live Studio Audience double bill extravaganza, featuring Mike Clerk + Davey Horne plus very special guests at the Adam Smith Theatre on 25th May!


Murder – Just What The Doctor Ordered

28th May 2024

In Edinburgh Between 1827 and 1828 science and murder cling together in a dance of death. Sixteen people are slaughtered by Burke and Hare and the devil and all his works prowls the streets.


Langtoun Jazz Festival 2024 presents Swinging Saturday in The Beveridge Suite

1st June 2024

Langtoun Jazz are delighted to present 3 events in the newly refurbished Beveridge Suite at the Adam Smith Theatre at part of the Langtoun Jazz Festival!


National Theatre Live: Nye

14th June 2024

The epic new Welsh fantasia Nye, which sees Michael Sheen playing Nye Bevan, will be broadcast live from the National Theatre to the Adam Smith Theatre on 14th June!


Pop Divas Live!

12th July 2024

It doesn't matter if you're 4 or 64, don’t miss Pop Divas Live! the UK's number 1 Pop Tribute at the Adam Smith Theatre on 12th July!


Ladyboys of Bangkok

31st July 2024 - 1st August 2024

Funnier, cheekier and as glamorous as ever, The Lady Boys of Bangkok bring their 25th Anniversary Tour to the Adam Smith Theatre this summer!


Everything Changes - Take That Tribute

23rd August 2024

Join the UK's favourite tribute act Everything Changes for the ultimate Take That night at the Adam Smith Theatre on 23rd August!


Up A Close

31st August 2024

Following its first sell out run in 2019 The Travelling Theatre Company bring Up A Close, the story of Joanna and her life growing up in a Partick tenement flat, to the Adam Smith Theatre!


Barry Steele’s Roy Orbison Story

7th September 2024

Get ready for a night of solid gold hits when Barry Steele and an extraordinary ensemble of talented musicians and singers bring The Roy Orbison Story to the Adam Smith Theatre on 7th September!


Jay Lafferty: Bahookie

13th September 2024

Jay Lafferty brings her smash hit, five star, Edinburgh Fringe sell out show Bahookie to the Adam Smith Theatre on 13th September!


On Our Way To Lisbon

21st September 2024

Isosceles Theatre Company bring their spectacular two-man play, On our way to Lisbon, to the Adam Smith Theatre on 21st September!


Killer Books: Professor David Wilson and Marcel Theroux

11th October 2024

Novelist and presenter Marcel Theroux and criminologist Professor David Wilson combine their professional backgrounds to discuss books that have motivated murder!


Kai Humphries: Gallivanting

25th October 2024

Co-star of the brilliantly funny podcast Sloss and Humphries on the Road, Kai Humphries brings his new show 'Gallivanting' to the Adam Smith Theatre on 25th October!


The McDougalls: Halloween Party Show

26th October 2024

Join Max and Auntie Aggie for their Halloween Party, filled with tricks and treats, guaranteed to have you screaming with laughter!


Horse: The Road Less Travelled

31st October 2024

Horse takes to the road once more, armed with her new Studio album 'The Road Less Travelled' and stops off at the Adam Smith Theatre on 31st October!


Sleeping Beauty

4th December 2024 - 30th December 2024

Embark on a magical journey with our enchanting pantomime performance of Sleeping Beauty at the Adam Smith Theatre this December!


Singin’ I’m No A Billy He’s A Tim

15th February 2025

Des Dillon's smash hit comedy, Singing I'm No A Billy He's A Tim, comes to the Adam Smith Theatre on 15th February 2025!


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