Leith Theatre Trust

Leith Theatre Trust was established in 2004 as a community trust to examine the options for the re-use of the theatre complex and its various spaces. Following an extensive feasibility exercise, which demonstrated that there is a viable future for the theatre, the Council’s Leisure and Cultural Services Committee voted at the end of April 2012 to begin negotiations to grant the Trust a 5-year licence over the theatre in order to develop these ideas.

The Leith Theatre Trust took over the lease from City of Edinburgh Council on 18 January 2016. Our ambition is to provide Arts, Education and Events of the highest quality in the Leith Theatre complex and to facilitate the refurbishment of the Leith Theatre main auditorium, its reopening and ongoing management.


The Leith Theatre Trust will:

  • Continue to run the Thomas Morton Hall and Crush Foyer as venues for weddings, parties, ceilidhs, receptions, meetings, rehearsals and performances.
  • Make grant funding applications for the refurbishment of the main theatre which could seat over 1000.
  • Create a series of flexible spaces and make the whole complex a centre for drama, dance, music, visual arts, community activities and education.
  • Create an environment to support new talent and new projects, with facilities to develop, rehearse and perform.
  • Operate as a social enterprise, reinvesting profits in the organisation and the facilities.
  • Support training and outreach work.

Our aim is to return the building to a use which will add value to the Leith Community and generate business in the area.

We’d love your support in making this possible. You can make a donation here.

The Leith Theatre Trust welcomes contributions from anybody who would like to work with us over the next 5 years to bring this vision to reality. Keep in touch by becoming a Friend of Leith Theatre or a Volunteer.

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