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  • Theatre Royal Dumfries


    Theatre Royal Dumfries

    Scotland’s Oldest Theatre, established 1792.

    Historically modern.

    The oldest theatre in Scotland, the Theatre Royal is in the heart of Dumfries and first opened its doors in 1792. It has strong associations with the renowned Scottish poet Robert Burns, who wrote several pieces specifically for its stage.

    The Theatre saw multiple changes of ownership during the first half the of 20th Century, before being bought by the Guild of Players in 1959.

    The Guild managed to secure support from new sources and instead of planning on building new facilities upwards, they looked towards expanding outwards.  Adjacent buildings were purchased, and renovation work began in 2014, completed by the end of 2015.  The newly refurbished building includes several new spaces while maintaining many of the historic features, ushering Scotland’s oldest theatre into the 21st Century.

    Attend one of the touring productions presented throughout the year, which includes live music, stand-up comedy and theatrical dramas. The Guild of Players presents a regular season of four shows, as well as a family-friendly Christmas pantomime.

    Grab a drink at the bar before the show or enjoy a meal from the customised theatre menus at nearby restaurants. Want to get hands-on at the theatre? You can participate in one of the workshops or join our group of fantastic volunteers and help build sets and design costumes.

    Getting there:

    The Theatre Royal is located on the edge of Dumfries’ main shopping district, a short walk from the Dumfries railway station. It’s a 1.5-hour train journey to Dumfries from Glasgow or just under one hour’s drive from Carlisle Airport.

     
     
  • The Swallow Theatre


    The Swallow Theatre

    Scotland’s smallest theatre.

    This ‘little gem’ of a venue offers an intimate setting for professional theatre, live music, spoken word, comedy and other events.

    The rural 48-seat auditorium is situated in the beautiful Galloway countryside 3 from miles from Whithorn, 9 miles from Wigtown and just 15 miles from Newton Stewart.

    Situated in the owners’ garden, the theatre was established over twenty years ago and boasts comfortable raked seating and  professional lighting and sound facilities. There is ample parking and disabled access.

    The theatre and refreshment room are open on performance days – see website for details. A range of hot and cold drinks and ice creams are available. The refreshment room and garden open one hour before a performance.

    Tickets can be purchased in advance online via the website or by phone (01988 850368). Any remaining tickets are sold on the door (cash only).

    Come and experience a warm welcome at The Swallow Theatre.

     
     
  • Easterbrook Hall


    Full of grandeur with a historic soul, the Easterbrook Hall and Crichton Memorial Church is a hidden treasure situated on the 100 acres Crichton Estate in Dumfries, South West Scotland.

    The red sandstone buildings on the estate date back to 1834 with the Easterbrook Hall dating back to 1938. The building has been lovingly modernised whilst retaining its original charm and Art Deco features. The Crichton Memorial Church is more like a mini Cathedral and is considered to be one of the finest examples of ecclesiastical architecture in South Scotland. The ceiling is of carved oak and the floors a remarkable pattern of white, red, green and black marble imported from Italy and Ireland

    Established from the very beginning of the estate, acres of beautifully manicured lawns and impressive flower beds are maintained by our dedicated grounds keepers. The Rock Gardens have a wide variety of plants, miniature waterfall, ornamental pond and numerous seats and alcoves. Visitors are more than welcome to walk around our grounds, there are Heritage leaflets available from reception detailing walking routes around the estate. Why not have lunch at Neuro’s afterwards? www.neuros.co.uk

    Should you have an occasion to celebrate, our team has a wealth of experience in event management ranging from intimate family events to large scale celebrations, the talented and creative Kitchen brigade will tantalise your taste buds and our friendly events team will be on hand to make sure your event is everything you’ve dreamed of.

    Perhaps you are looking for live entertainment whilst visiting the region? Please see our sister site www.easterbrooklive.co.uk for details of upcoming events.

     
     
  • Easterbrook LIVE


    Easterbrook Live is the new side to Easterbrook Hall, one of the largest venues in Dumfries is now bringing all genres of live events, acts and performances to south west Scotland. Easterbrook Live have the capacity to hold some of the biggest, high profile acts and performers. With a hotel, Neuro’s Restaurant, Bar and Spa all on-site makes for a great night out.

     
     
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